How David Siteman Garland Used Web Interviews to Grow a Massive Audience

We’ve talked before about how you can spice up your blog with interviews. Now we’re going to hear directly from someone who has built a six figure business by interviewing over 300 entrepreneurs.

David Siteman Garland runs the web show and blog The Rise to The Top and is the creator of the course “Create Awesome Interviews.”

In this exclusive session with David, you’re going to learn exactly:

  • Just how big David’s audience has grown over the past few years (wait till you hear this, it’s incredible)
  • How you can get started doing your own interviews quickly and easily
  • Why having a web show is so important for your online reputation
  • How to get in touch with the biggest people in your industry (and get them to agree to be interviewed by you)
  • How David turned an interview-based web show into a multiple six-figure a year business (you won’t want to miss this part)

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One Blog Post Formula Proven to Get Traffic and Subscribers Time and Time Again

Welcome to another Think Traffic monthly report!

If you’re new to Think Traffic, each month we detail what has happened with this site and with our case study blog for The Million Dollar Blog Project: Expert Enough.

We like to share these updates hoping you might learn something from what we’ve done to grow our audience here.

Later in this report, we’re going to share with you one blog post formula we’ve used that is proven to get traffic and subscribers time and time again.

But first, a little about our month…

May was a pretty huge month for Think Traffic in a lot ways. The biggest of which was the re-design, which we unveiled last week. Our “mystery designer” will be featured in the upcoming weeks and we’ll discuss why we took our site in a different direction aesthetically than other blogs online.

We’ll have some very interesting stats to share about the new design as well. We’ll give you a hint: Think Traffic added more subscribers last month than any month before.

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How Backlash Beer is Redefining “Social Drinking” with Social Media

A couple months ago, Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness told us about his friend in Boston who successfully launched a beer company through social media.

Now that’s unique.

Helder Pimentel built the brand and demand of Backlash Beer purely through social media. And they sell out of each batch to bars and liquor stores within days. One of which sold out in just 4 days.

We just had to hear this story first hand from Helder, so keep reading to find out how he has carved out a piece of the highly competitive beer market in New England by using Twitter and Facebook.

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Ask The Readers: What’s the Most Tired Advice Online?

It has been a few months since we’ve done an ask the readers post, so let’s dive right in to today’s question.

What is the most tired advice you hear online?

Here at Think Traffic we always aim for fresh and interesting content, so we’re really looking forward to seeing what you think in the comments below this post.

If you can’t think of an answer, think about it this way: What do you think are the most cliché words or phrases in blogging, online business, or internet marketing? Continue reading Ask The Readers: What’s the Most Tired Advice Online?

10 Examples of Why You Must Be Different to Stand Out Online

stand out onlineWhat is the real difference between the blogs that have a huge following and the ones that struggle to get anyone to care about them?

In this post we’ll explore the single most important thing you can do to get people to take notice of what you’re doing online: be blunt about why you are different.

We’ll do this by showing you six examples of successful blogs that other people have created and four examples of how we use our own blogs to stand out online.

Let’s jump right in. Continue reading 10 Examples of Why You Must Be Different to Stand Out Online

6 Quick Actions to Quadruple Your Mailing List in 3 Months

Aweber Subscribers: Pocket Changed

Note: That headline is not a typo. My mailing list at Pocket Changed has increased fourfold from the end of 2011 to the writing of this post (March 22nd). Keep reading this post to find out the six exact strategies I used to do so.

If you’ve been blogging for a while, you should know about the power of building your mailing list.

Social media followers and RSS subscribers are great, but until you harness the personal connection you can have by communicating through someone’s inbox your influence online will suffer.

Just like Derek Halpern talked about in our latest interview, you need to be growing an email list.

Sure, you could try to promote everything you do passively by mentioning your latest content on your different outlets on the web.

But, compare the results from hoping that people will click through all the noise to when you can send an email to thousands of people and reach their inboxes in seconds. Now that is power.

In this post I’ll outline the exact six step strategy I used to quadruple my mailing list in less than three months on Pocket Changed. Continue reading 6 Quick Actions to Quadruple Your Mailing List in 3 Months