Sitting down and trying to think through a piece you want to create for your blog, podcast, or video you will upload to YouTube can be challenging. A lot of people are searching for the easy money and finding out that it’s not as easy as some rockstars make it look. In this section I want to discuss creating content in all forms and how to maximize your time and effort as well as the technical chops behind it. The posts will focus on the actual creation of content such as building a post in WordPress, or edit a video in Adobe Premiere Pro. Content creation is an intensive process that you need to know the in’s and out’s of the mechanics, the tools, SEO, SMM and more. Just because you create it doesn’t mean will flock to it. You have to control the process in promotion after your content is finished and ready for public consumption.

This is probably my favorite piece of the process because it uses my creativity and hopefully helps the person who is reading, hearing , or watching me. I think it’s also important to recognize that no one is a true expert because content and it’s forms are always changing. The audience decides what they like and don’t like and often requires us to adapt.

How Answers Go Viral On Quora

Are you on Quora? I certainly am but not each day. The churn there can really drive me crazy. My writing competitors in my niche consistently merge my answers so I get less views and the questions become a repeat. Like Yahoo Answers, the same question will be asked a thousand times and those meam that old questions can have answers from 2011 or from yesterday. So how do you get seen on Quora? It's both some guesses and some

By | 2017-05-15T14:36:48+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Content Creation, Media Thoughts|0 Comments

Things Needed To Podcast & Getting Advertisers

Running the AM Podcast Network gave me a lot of insight into the world of podcasting and the desire that so many have that step up to the microphone to cash in on the media. I don't blame them for putting the cart before the horse, but too many lose sight even before they get a couple episodes out. Money is always enticing to everyone I have ever met and I don't see that changing anytime soon.I want to separate these

By | 2017-04-11T18:07:50+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Business Decisions, Content Creation|0 Comments

Building A Successful Blog and Build Traffic

Building any site can be a very daunting task. Most people don't have the time or desire to learn the basics like HTML, CSS, Javascript, or other programming languages like Python. This is why they turn to services like Squarespace or Wix so they can streamline their message without the learning curve.I personally don't like these "easy builders" because of their inherent limitations. For some, it's just a convenient way to get a website up quickly and not worrying about

By | 2017-05-17T14:30:30+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Content Creation, Content Marketing|0 Comments

The State of Podcasting In 2017

What is the state of podcasting? That is a very large question and one that is constantly discussed all over the internet. There are many considerations that go into a true picture of what is to come. Areas like location, genre, levels of production, and what listeners want to hear can be so sensitive to change. My goal is to try to discuss this in several parts and covering where it has been and where we are headed. Of course, this is an opinion

By | 2017-01-21T15:36:06+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Content Creation, Media Thoughts|4 Comments

Postmatic Deserves a Spotlight & a Full Review

To start things out I need to clear up a couple things that might be confusing upfront. This post is about Postmatic Basic, the free version of their plugin that you can reply by email to comments. They also have Postmatic that is a subscription service that I am not covering in this review because I feel that the majority of people wanting to know more will be Basic users until they bring in the revenue to justify the cost.

By | 2016-12-12T08:41:05+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Content Creation, Plugins & Addons|5 Comments

Should You Create A Podcast Jingle, Or Just Buy One

Before we jump right into the in's and out's of adding some cool royalty-free music to your intros, I want to point out that there are many ways to edit and improve your episodes. You can start by having good equipment, working on tighter scripts, or even polishing the audio levels in Audacity. This piece of a podcast or even a video makes a difference, but not an overwhelming piece of the puzzle. This topic is geared towards the end process and

By | 2016-11-30T12:05:48+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Content Creation, Media Thoughts|6 Comments

My SEO In the Past & My SEO Approach Now

I think this conversation can be beneficial for many people, and for others, a walk down memory lane. Time and knowledge has been collected through the years by large companies and absolutely changed how we rank in organic search each day. There are hundreds of companies collecting our information for the purpose of targeting us to buy something based on out profile. I particularly hate these companies and they know this which is why they don't promote themselves publicly. With

By | 2016-11-07T12:21:03+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Content Creation, Search Engine Optimization|8 Comments

Where To Find Blog Writers To Hire For Content Creation

There are plenty of people around the world that know content is the foundation of their online presence. Without it we are nothing online. If nothing else, it truly separates companies that focus on pushing sales copy and wait for sales from those that publish quality content. People want to read and share great information in all mediums, and it helps to build a relationship between you and them. If you just happened to stumble onto this post, you may

By | 2016-10-26T14:30:51+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Business Decisions, Content Creation|2 Comments

How To Create Your First Blog Post

My first post generally is a welcome message and nothing too mind blowing. It's always worth giving an overview of your goals and expectations for potential readers so they know what to visit your site for and when they should. That first post is equal to meeting someone for the first time in-person and giving them an impression that they won't forget. Crafting a message that is meant to drive all future posts to come is tough, and maybe even

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:08+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Content Creation, Media Thoughts|0 Comments

Starting A Blog To Learn Digital Marketing

If you woke up tomorrow and decided you didn't want to be a bank teller, fitness instructor, or even a manager of a small business and wanted to do something else to bring you back home, then this article might be for you. If you are a digital marketer, but don't really know how to do it very well, this is also for you. If you are a digital marketing that makes serious cash and want a place to laugh

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:09+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Content Creation, Content Marketing|0 Comments

Is Blogging a Real Way To Make Money?

This question is asked more than any other regardless if it's online or meeting people in person. People have been convinced through ads, second-hand conversations, and the idea of sitting at home in your pajamas churning out cash from your blog that this is true and easy to set up. I have to recognize that people do make money from blogging, however, they are the few among tens of thousands who try. If you solely blog and do nothing else

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:16+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Business Decisions, Content Creation|2 Comments