5 Ideas For The Interested This Week

What was right in that moment may not be right in this one.

What you needed in that moment may not be what you need now.

What you wanted in that moment may not be what you want now.

This moment isn’t that moment.

And that’s OK.

Now, on to this week’s ideas…

1. Five Concepts That Will Unlock Twitter Success For You

“While followers can be valuable and a marker of Twitter success, it’s crucial (and freeing) to recognize you don’t need a large following to get value from Twitter.”

There’s so much value to be had on Twitter…if you know how to unlock it.

In this post I share five concepts that will unlock Twitter success for you including to use Twitter to drive value instead of traffic, recognize the more varied the topic you tweet about the harder it is to grow your following, and that replies are the secret sauce of Twitter.

Related: The Twitter tips collection.

2. How To Find People To Amplify Your Work

“Most creators believe that high quality work is the key to amplification. It. Is. Not.”

This is such an important article to read if you’re trying to grow your audience.

Rand Fishkin breaks down how to find people to amplify your work including an overview of why people share things, why your success is dependent on people doing so, and how to give yourself the best chance of that happening.

Btw, I found this link in the Ungated newsletter.

Related: The two ways to grow your audience: Do more or do less.

3. How To Align Your Calendar With What Matters Most

“If you can’t connect how you spend your time to an overarching purpose, then you could work 60 hours a week but be running in the wrong direction.”

Your calendar’s going to look so much better after you do this exercise.

Steve Schlafman explains how to align your calendar with what matters most and shares a set of questions to answer about your values, mission, and habits which will help you clarify how to make the best use of your time.

Btw, I found this link in the Weekend Briefing newsletter.

Related: This is how I get things done each day.

4. 20 Lessons From An eBook That Earned $100,000

“If you put everything behind a paywall too soon, your work can’t *work* for you.”

Steph Smith has had quite the success story with her ebook Doing Content Right.

She shares 20 lessons from earning $100,000 with an ebook including how she approached pricing, overcame imposter syndrome, and iterated as she went.

Btw, this Thursday in my Daily Graph newsletter I’m going to share my own thoughts about pricing — subscribe for free here to get it.

Related: 40 one-sentence product sales tips.

5. How To Avoid Five Common YouTube Mistakes

“Every video has a job to do.”

If you’re struggling to gain traction on YouTube, you’ll likely find some reasons why in this video.

In a five-minute video, Diana Gladney explains how to avoid five common YouTube mistakes including a lack of optimization, too much promotion, and bad thumbnails.

Related: How to create YouTube thumbnails people will click.

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My Final Words Of The Week

A couple years ago I shared a bunch of specific tactics you can use to grow your audience on social media on comedian Mike Bridenstine’s “Hunk” podcast

It was packed with actionable tips that will help you (even if you’re not a comedian) and he just re-released the episode.

You can listen to it here (starting at the 51-minute mark).

Have a great week!

Josh

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