Who’s Your Slowest Hiker?

Which part of your content strategy is slowing you down the most?

In Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown talks about the “slowest hiker.” Improving the efficiency of a system by fixing the weakest link in the chain—the bottleneck that’s slowing everything else down.

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Thinking in Little Bets

By eliminating the content marketing projects that aren’t working, you create space to discover what WILL work.

But where do you draw the line between “stick with it, success will come” and “it’s not working”? When you start out on LinkedIn (for example), it’s “not working”, but we have to stick with it, right? (Thanks to Michal Bohanes for the great question.)

True! You can’t just give up when something doesn’t take off right away. You need to give your content strategies time to take root.

But what’s the “right” amount of time and energy to invest in any one strategy?

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The Opportunity Cost of Your Content Strategy

What’s the opportunity cost of your content strategy?

Most companies have a limited amount of time, energy, and money to pour into their content marketing. They’re simply doing the best they can with what they’ve got to work with.

The key to getting the most out of your limited resources is to keep an eye on your opportunity costs.

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Quick Content Strategy Audit

Is your content marketing spreading you too thin? Feel like you’re working way too hard for too little impact on revenue?

Before you try boosting your content marketing results by adding yet another layer of complexity to it, what if you took a few minutes to simply re-evaluate your strategy?

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Are You Trying to Create Too Much Content?

Keeping up with the content marketing machine can feel overwhelming.

That constant need for new ideas, blog posts, ebooks, webinars, and LinkedIn posts. For higher search rankings, downloads, shares, and likes.

But what if you don’t have the team or budget to produce and promote all that amazing content?

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