The Copyblogger Podcast: Content Marketing, Copywriting, and Social Media Marketing show

The Copyblogger Podcast: Content Marketing, Copywriting, and Social Media Marketing

Summary: Copyblogger FM is a weekly podcast hosted by Tim Stoddart and Darrell Vesterfelt. Each week, we host a cast of rotating experts that analyze content marketing, copywriting, email marketing, conversion optimization, mindset, and much more.

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 Face Your Business Fears on Halloween Week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1188

Happy Halloween week! Today we’re talking with Rebecca Tracey about entrepreneurial fear — how it holds us back and what we can do about it. I’ve been talking this month about entrepreneurial fear — on the blog, in our private content marketing community, and today on this podcast. Today, I invited Becca Tracey to talk... Listen to episode

 How to Make Smarter Decisions about Your Website | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1048

Neuroscience tells us that making decisions for our content strategy or our websites is “cognitively expensive.” In simpler terms — it’s exhausting. Here are a few “back of the envelope” factors that can help you zero in on the right choice. The internet is an endless parade of exciting shiny things we could be doing... Listen to episode

 A Series of Unfortunate Content Events | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1123

5 painful mistakes I’ve seen writers, marketers, and business owners make … and how you can avoid them We all make mistakes — but it sucks a lot less to learn from someone else’s. In this 18-minute episode, I talk about five painful mistakes that I’ve made (some of them more than once), and how... Listen to episode

 The Evolution of a Successful Copywriter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1846

How one freelance copywriter found his groove, and how you can find yours, too. Lots of our listeners are freelance copywriters — and many more would like to do some writing as a “side hustle,” whether or not you ever want to go full-time. In this 31-minute episode, I chat with freelance writer and content... Listen to episode

 7 Ways to Improve Your Marketing by Harnessing the Power of Evil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 658

Think marketing is evil? Only if you’re doing it right … Every once in awhile, I run across someone who hates me, my job, my website, and my company, because after all, marketing is intrinsically interesting. In this 9-minute episode, I share my favorite techniques for enslaving the wills of others to sell your products... Listen to episode

 Smart Questions from our Brilliant Audience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1525

A collection of great questions from our smart audience! I love audience questions! Thanks to four thoughtful folks this week for asking questions (or leaving their thoughts) to spark this week’s responses. In this 26-minute episode, I talk about: Whether the flood of crummy ebooks is damaging the market The four points that I believe... Listen to episode

 Does the Web Have Enough Patience for Your In-Depth Content? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1047

A comment from one of our blog readers sparked some thoughts… A reader left a great question as a blog post comment, and the answer took us to some fundamentals about the role of content on our sites. In this 17-minute episode, I talk about: Why I’m not a fan of “monetizing” your site Why... Listen to episode

 How to Write (Much Better) Blog Comments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1188

Seems simple enough, right? Then how come so many people are terrible at it? In principle, leaving a comment on someone’s blog, podcast, or social media account doesn’t seem too tricky. Enter your name and other info, write down your thought, and click Post Comment. In practice, too many folks leave comments that are weak,... Listen to episode

 Which Works Better: Positive or Negative Content? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1494

Which works better in content marketing — positive messages or negative ones? Well … it depends. On the one hand, as content marketers, we want to associate ourselves and our content with lots of great feelings — that’s what makes our audience want to spend more time with us. On the other hand, negativity bias... Listen to episode

 How to Attract the Exact Customers You Want | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 955

Being able to visualize a specific and vivid “who” is one of the most important things you’ll ever figure out in your marketing or your business. Digital marketing always offers fun and shiny new tools to tempt us — but it’s wise to keep your eye on the fundamentals. And there’s nothing more fundamental to... Listen to episode

 How to Create Stability and Success as an Artist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2017

We all know the cliche of the starving artist — but how about the thriving artist? Jeff Goins has some advice on how to “build a bridge in the direction of your dream.” Today we invited our friend Jeff Goins to talk about his new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve. In this 33-minute episode, Jeff... Listen to episode

 Two Powerful Resources for Life-Changing Growth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1009

Can we change who we are? Are we stuck with the aptitudes and habits we have today, or can we make fundamental changes? And if change is possible … are we up to the challenge? It’s funny when you think about it — virtually everyone wants to change. They want to be smarter or richer... Listen to episode

 How to Turn All that Marketing Advice into Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1278

Are you a “training addict”? Wondering how to handle all of the marketing and business information you’re taking in? Allow me to suggest a plan. It’s easy to say, “Just don’t read or listen to any more marketing advice until you implement what you already have.” But digital marketing and business do change. Besides, learning... Listen to episode

 How to Develop a Compelling Marketing Idea in 4 Steps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1279

Want to be more persuasive? You need to start with a great idea. Here’s how to develop one. We think of ideas as coming in a flash of inspiration … but when you’re talking about the “big idea” that informs persuasive communication, it pays to actually develop your idea systematically. Brian Clark thinks a lot... Listen to episode

 Getting Over the Fear of Selling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1404

Is your fear of selling keeping you from where you want to go? Selling is part of business — but it makes a lot of us nervous (especially writers, I’ve noticed). I think that’s because we have skewed “Glengarry Glen Ross” ideas about what effective selling truly looks like, and we don’t understand the structures... Listen to episode


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