Business

An AI wrote this blog for us

We asked an AI to write this blog for us about whether AIs can write a meaningful blog. The results are surprising! Over 40% of marketers report that they are using some form of automation for their social media posts alone, you can bet that these numbers will continue to rise as time goes on.

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Business

Will AI Content Writing replace Content Writers?

With more than 100 (!) different AI writing tools out there which GPT-2 or GPT-3 content generation engines to make copywriting simple and effortless, it’s possible that writers out there are getting a little concerned about their job security. There’s good news for human writers and there’s bad news, but the tl;dr of this is

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Business

The signs of a good early-stage startup

I have been known to angel invest in a few companies and am an advisor to a few more. As part of my goal to launch 1,000 startups to $1MM in ARR over the next 6.5 years, I see a lot of startups from the inside. I want to help every startup and founder with

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Grow to Market

Build, Iterate, and Scale your Startup to $2 Million ARR

I give webinars from time to time. Here’s a short one about one of the core elements of what I’m trying to accomplish at CrowdTamers; the systems and thinking needed to build, iterate, and scale a startup from $0 to $2 million a year in revenue. I’ve done it more than dozens of times, so

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Business

How to set up a Google Ad Account – 101 guide

Google Ads are used to help businesses increase their customer base and revenue, but the process of setting it up can be daunting. We will take a look at what Google ads do, how they are helpful for business owners today, as well as provide an easy-to-follow guide on creating your first ad campaign! How

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Build In Public

Git Gud at Growth Marketing with this Notion Dashboard

I’ve mentioned that CrowdTamers as an agency is run off of Notion plenty of times on Twitter. A few people have asked on Twitter, IndieHackers, and elsewhere exactly how I’m doing it, and I have been saying for months that I’ll get around to showing how I do it. Well, I’ve finally done it. 🙂

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Business

How to Set Up Google Analytics 4: A Step-by-Step Guide

Setting up Google Analytics answers questions like: How many conversions did my Facebook campaign trigger? How is my content performing? Do visitors actually watch the video I produced? Which product category is the most popular? Are there any pages that perform particularly badly? Do people drop out during the checkout process? and more! So let’s

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3 levels of ad reporting
Business

The least sexy part of marketing is what’ll kill you in the end

Marketing is fun, right? Flashy graphics. Fun campaigns! Exciting budgets! I’ve run more than a thousand different marketing campaigns over the years I’ve been in this business, and the #1 thing that everyone does wrong when they run campaigns is that they don’t build out their reporting to answer questions. I get a little shouty

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Business

Build your website in minutes: From 0 to launch

One of our mantras is “launch your thing today” but where do you start? If you are starting to build your startup/product, the first thing you need to do is, develop your first website/landing page. This post will help you take your first steps toward launching a website — in only a few minutes. Things

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Business

Boost your cold outreach response rates by 15% with Ad Pre-targeting

Retargeting, as an ad mechanism, is quite well known these days. Put a pixel on a landing page, send traffic there, and then continue to advertise to the people who’ve seen that page to re-engage them and try to close the deal. But what if you could pre-target your ads—send ads only to your best

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Business

How to use LinkedIn for business: A guide for Marketers

LinkedIn for business can be a great way to build credibility, create connections with like-minded professionals, build your audience and gain insight into your industry from established experts in the field. How to use LinkedIn for Business Let’s start by creating a LinkedIn account for your business. Visit the LinkedIn Pages section of the LinkedIn

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Build a top of funnel test in Twitter

We’ve written previously about how to validate your top-of-funnel test on Facebook. There are a few cases where Facebook isn’t going to be the right channel for you, though: Bot traffic on Facebook can be really bad, especially since the new iOS 14 update. You might want to specifically target people who care about the

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Content Marketing

Once is Never Enough: How to Repurpose Content

“You don’t have to create content day in and day out. You just have to work on getting the content you already have in the hands of more people,” — Derek Halpern, Social Triggers It’s not always easy to come up with new ideas. Sometimes, we need a little help from our old ones. Repurposing

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Business

Facebook Marketing 101: How to use Facebook for business

Ready to master your company’s Facebook presence? Here’s everything you need to know. ✅ Bonus: Learn how to build a top-of-funnel test campaign on Facebook. The blog explains what exactly to click and what you’ll need to prepare for your first ad campaign. A step-by-step guide to setting up Facebook for business Setting up a

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Build In Public

CrowdTamers AI Launch Report: Week 1

I comment often enough when talking to clients or new hires that I have been running growth & marketing for the better part of 20 years and I still get it wrong 70% of the time. The CrowdTamers AI launch is one of the 70%. Initial launch results are all pretty bad, but that’s not

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Business

Level up your Content Game with Editorial Calendar

Ensuring that your content is not only fresh but relevant is as important as every other step of your digital strategy. How can you ensure that you’re posting new content regularly and keeping your team accountable for creating this content? An editorial calendar is an answer to your content scheduling woes. Holding everyone responsible and

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Build In Public

Launching your idea, from start to finish

I reached out on Twitter the other day to ask what early-stage builders grapple with advertising on social media. If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts about launching your startup, I really like social media ads as a way to test and iterate on ideas quickly, so you learn what the market wants—and

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Branding

Boost Engagement with Instagram Marketing: Cheat Sheet

The Instagram marketing world is competitive, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get in on the action. Discover how to create captivating visuals for your brand with this handy cheat sheet so that people will want to follow and engage with your account like never before!

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Business

Grow to Market for early startups

I’ve launched 50 startups, mentored about 200 more, and have taken a dozen startups to $2MM+ in ARR. Successful ones tend to get off the ground the same way. There are 3 distinct phases to go from $0 to $2MM. If you do it right, this can be ~18 months from start to finish: 1.

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Business

Growth Marketing: A Seven-Step Framework

Marketing is not a one-person show. Especially when it comes to Growth Marketing, where the goal is to grow your business. To achieve this goal, you need an approach that will help you measure and optimize your acquisition, activation, retention, and referral efforts. This article will explain how to create a growth marketing framework to

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Business

Build & manage a Content Marketing Engine of Freelancers

6 years ago, I created a system to manage and evaluate writers at scale. It works so well a local content agency who I’d hired as a contractor ended up paying me $15k to train their team in how to implement it. I’ve built and scaled this to teams of 3 to 40 writers in the

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Build Your Worst Enemy: Testing an already-launched product

Most of the time when CrowdTamers works with clients, they already have a product that they launched already. We talk a lot about Grow to Market and “launch before you’re ready” here, but it’s worth noting that approach isn’t the only way to grow your business. I like launching first, because it lets you validate

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Branding

Blueprint for building a personal brand on LinkedIn

I’m gonna come right out and say it – Working towards a booming personal brand is one of the most incredible things that I’m doing for my career. LinkedIn is perhaps the most powerful social media platform for business today. And if you’re not fully embracing LinkedIn in 2021, you’re missing out on the opportunity

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Content Marketing

Book yourself on 4 podcasts a month with 90 minutes of work

For the last two months I’ve booked myself on 1 podcast a week with about 90 minutes of work, total. The process is surprisingly simple: Find a podcast you want to be on. Listen to 2 – 3 episodes or read the show notes. Here’s a quick hack if you read fast like me. Take

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Build In Public

Unsure how to commit to your side gig? Read these 3 books!

The older I get, the more surprised I am that so many people work the nine to five, hate their boss, hate their job, make dark jokes about their significant other, and live lives of quiet desperation. There’s a lot more out there to life if you can come to grips with three key concepts:

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The Why of CrowdTamers

Inspired by a recent Twitter thread of mine, let’s talk a bit about the why behind CrowdTamers I’ve been running a freelance business I’ve called CrowdTamers for about 14 years now, working as a freelancer at companies all over the world. As I’ve had kids and now as I’m fast approaching the creaky old age

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Business

Build & test a million+ 💲 ARR acquisition funnel in 9 weeks

I’ve taken a dozen startups from $0 to $2MM+ in ARR, mentored more than 200 startups and taught thousands. Here’s how I teach building a battle-tested and ready to go acquisition funnel in as little as 9 weeks that will scale from $0 to millions. Note that it’ll take more than 9 weeks to scale

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Business

Building a top of funnel test campaign on Facebook

Need to build a campaign to validate your first startup idea? You’ll want to build a top of funnel marketing test to drive clicks to the new landing page. If you’ve never bought a Facebook ad campaign before, don’t worry: there are just a few steps. There are thousands of blog posts that talk about

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CONTENT IS GROWTH

I’m gonna give the key idea to CrowdTamers as a business away here as a thanks for reading this far. You can boil all good marketing down to 2 ideas: content and growth. CrowdTamers specializes in using content to discover how to build a growth engine. Sound interesting? Let’s chat!