Ask the Readers

Which Comes First: Audience or Product?

  • April 23, 2013 by Corbett Barr
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In my first couple of startups, I built things in the traditional order: product first, then audience.

With Think Traffic, I started blogging first, then figured out which products and services to deliver to the audience that gathered here.

Which approach is better? Is it better to build an audience first, and then a product/service, or should you build a product first and find the audience later?

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Ask the Readers: What is Your Most Popular Piece of Content & Why?

  • March 7, 2013 by Caleb Wojcik
  • 77 Comments

It has been a few months since we’ve done an “ask the readers” post here on Think Traffic and since it one my favorite things we do here on the blog, let’s get back to it!

Piggybacking off our post earlier this week about how epic content really does work, we’d love to have you share:

What is your most popular piece of content and why?

Whether you measure it in total social media shares, unique visitors, or some other metric, let us know in the comments below this post what your most popular piece of content of all time is (written, video, or audio) and why you think it is.

The point of this isn’t to just pat ourselves on the back and talk about how great we are. The comments will end up being a place for you to look at what other people have created and see how you can do the same for your audience and platform.

In your comment, explain your thought process behind why you created the piece, how you went about titling it, and if you modeled it after someone else’s content (no shame in that) share who it was. [Continue reading…]

Ask the Readers: What is Holding You Back From Where You Want to Be Online?

  • December 18, 2012 by Caleb Wojcik
  • 66 Comments

One of our favorite things to do at Think Traffic is ask you, the readers, what you think about various topics and debates within blogging, entrepreneurship, and online business.

Some of our “ask the readers“ posts are mentioned all over the web, like this one about pop-ups, and this one was even mentioned on stage at the World Domination Summit by Chris Guillebeau. 

Well, today we’d like to know:

What is holding you back from where you want to be online? [Continue reading…]

Ask the Readers: Is it Better to Guest Blog or Post on Your Own Site?

  • August 16, 2012 by Caleb Wojcik
  • 58 Comments

The feedback and insightful comments on the ask the readers posts have been phenomenal lately (and if you are newer to Think Traffic, check out them all out here). Today I want to hear your answer to a question we get all the time:

When you have a particularly great post in mind, is it better to publish as a guest post, or is posting it on your own site better?

I’m not talking about doing a crazy 50 guest posts in 50 days spree or planning a successful guest posting campaign, I’m just talking about a single post that you put multiple hours into creating and has the potential for going viral.

Now, there are a lot of potential interpretations for what “better” means to you, but I’d love to here in the comments what you think. Where is the best place to publish an epic post? [Continue reading…]

If You Had to Start Over Online, What Would You Do Differently?

  • June 26, 2012 by Corbett Barr
  • 86 Comments

It’s time for another ask the readers segment.

We’d love to know: if you had to start over online, what would you do differently?

Think about your experience with growing websites or blogs or anything online. When you look back, what did you do wrong in the beginning? What did you do right? What did you waste time or money on?

How would you do things differently? What would you avoid? What would you spend more time on this go-round?

Share your answer in the comments below.
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Ask The Readers: What’s the Most Tired Advice Online?

  • April 19, 2012 by Caleb Wojcik
  • 107 Comments

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…]