Persistence and a Strategy Is How You Can Grow Your Network 10x In 3 Months

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The word “network” has become a bit trite in our culture today. People are always talking about “networking” and it has led to a stigma of insincerity. When people are creating connections with others for the sole purpose of receiving a benefit, networking becomes insincere and a negative practice.

Networking does not have to be like that, though. Instead, connecting with others can provide a tremendous opportunity. Having a larger network, for the right reasons, can help you learn new things, find new jobs and offer a chance to help others.

The benefits of a strong network are numerous. Growing and maintaining a strong network is where the challenge comes, but it is much more a question of persistence and thoughtfulness than of intelligence or skill. Here is how you can grow your network by 1000 percent in the next three months in an effective and sustainable way:

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Content Marketing Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide for Modern Marketers

I’ve written my share of blog posts about content marketing. I’ve also written a few comprehensive guides in my time. But I’ve never combined the two — maybe because the prospect of trying to produce an in-depth version of the thing I do for a living seems too daunting. I mean, where do I start? And more importantly … where do I stop?

I won’t pull any punches: I started, and it took a while to stop. That is to say you’re about to dive into a pretty in-depth post (that’s a nice way of saying “long”) about content marketing, one which you may want to bookmark to read later. But I think it covers most of the aspects of content marketing that modern inbound marketers need to consider, beyond the basics of simply writing content optimized for the web.

All that being said, we’ll plan on doing deeper dives on any subject matters covered below if you’d like them. Feel free to scan the following headers and let us know if there are any sections you think you need more help with. We’ll take it from there.

(Want to learn more about content creation, strategy, and promotion? Take our free Content Marketing Certification Course.)

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A MINI-GUIDE TO CONTENT CREATION

DO’S AND DON’TS OF CONTENT CREATION

Creating great content is at the core of building an online audience for your brand. As such, it is important to know how exactly to go about constructing content that will attract attention. Here are some ways to make this process a bit easier for your business.

Create A Content Calendar

This is something that really helped us out when we first started creating content for our website. We first decided on broader topics we wanted to cover within our content. Then, we set up a calendar where a specific aspect of the topics would be covered each day. Important features your calendar should have is the topic for the day, who the writer is, the target audience and the social messaging it will be posted to. This tool is most effective when it is prepared in advance and when it is flexible.

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