TRTT Episode #1 – A Content Triple Threat!

Happy Monday Morning!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Mine certainty was – filed with watching tailgating football. :)

Today’s post is going to be a triple threat. Great content in written and video format, plus a radical announcement. How bout that? ;)

I’m totally stoked about getting my first guest post published on Basic Blog Tips! *happy dance*

Talk about elation, when I saw that email from Ms. Ileane yesterday saying my post was live, I was as wired as a kid souped up on halloween candy, lol.

The article detailed the exact steps to take to get on an authority bloggers radar. These are the very same steps I’ve taken to connect with top bloggers and I think you’ll find lots of value in it. You can check it out at the following link: 6 Simple Action Steps to Create Ridiculously Solid Connections With Influential Bloggers.

Be sure to leave a comment, and share the social love if you find it helpful.

Now, on to today’s video…

I’m beyond excited about today’s video. It’s the very first edition in my new video series on YouTube: “The Rebel’s Traffic Talk“.

This first episode is really cool because I got to answer some questions from a couple of our subscribers. I believe you’ll find value in this video and get some great ideas about how to drive even more traffic to your website.

Plus, I make a really cool announcement at the end that you’ll definitely want to stay tuned for. ;)

Just click play on the video below to watch it…

Click here now to stake your claim on the awesome goodies mentioned in the video. You’re in for an exciting ride. :)

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post. I had a blast putting it together for you.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on it, so please do voice them in the comments below.

Also, be sure to share, retweet, like and comment on this post if you found it valuable.

See ya’ around the net!

Ti

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  • http://nickmessengeronline.com/ Nick Messenger

    Hi Ti,
    Isn`t it amazing the difference a video makes? You can see photos of a person & read their posts which together give you an impression of that person… & then you see a video & the whole image changes. Hearing a voice, watching that person is defiantly good.
    Really enjoyed your video..but it did make me think of a few questions.
    Firstly content curation. When you first started how did you go about this one? I`m finding that I`m learning lots of different bits & pieces but not really enough to make a good blog post out of!
    Secondly forums. I have never really got on with forums. I have visited a few & they all seem to repeat the same questions, or at least very similar, time & time again.
    Any help, tips or advice on these 2 subjects would be most welcome Ti.
    Thank you
    Nick

    • tiroberts

      Hi Nick!

      So great to see your comment. :)

      Yes, it is awesome how a simple video can take your marketing and connection with your audience to an entirely new level.

      Great question. I remember reading a great piece on content curation that I discovered on bizsugar a while back. I did a search and luckily I found it. :)

      Here it is: http://www.contentstrategyhub.com/content-curation-guide

      Check out that piece. It’s extremely thorough and I’m sure it’ll help you get a better understanding of it.

      Let me know what you think.

      As for forums, yes, they can be repetitive, especially in the IM niche. But the key with forums is to stand out from the crowd and provide a butt load of value and create pillar posts in the forums – like you would a blog post.

      The effectiveness of forum marketing comes from providing insane value and building up a reputation of creditably through that value.

      A lot of people make the mistake of going in and making short fly by responses to the members questions thinking that will drive them lots of traffic. Not so.

      The traffic comes from you first checking out the pulse of the forum… shifting through the threads and seeing what they’re hot points are, what questions are being asked the most and then creating one heck of a post answering those questions. That’s true forum marketing at it’s best. :)

      I may do a episode on this topic in the near future going into further detail.

      Thanks again for dropping by. I checked out your blog site and you have some cool videos as well. :) Keep up the great work!

      Ti

      • http://nickmessengeronline.com/ Nick Messenger

        Hi Ti,
        Thanks for your reply, I really do appreciate your feedback.
        The article on content curation was helpful thank you. I have saved it to my Evernote for further reference.
        I, for one, would really look forward to you writing an article about forum marketing. I liked your description about how it should work, but from what I`ve seen , it just doesn`t seem to happen that way!
        Ti, like a lot of others I get a little self-conscious about making videos.I really believe if done correctly then they are fantastic! Conversely, they can be awful! What were your thoughts about how I came over in my videos? I hope you don`t mind my asking!
        Talk soon,
        Nick

        • tiroberts

          I thought your video was great. You definitely weren’t trying to put on and you were authentic, which is what really matters.You’ll improve as you continue to record videos, as with developing any new skill set – practice makes perfect. As I’m still learning as well. :)

          I’m glad you enjoyed the resources. I’ll put it in my calendar to cover forum marketing. I’d love to hear input on other traffic topics you’d like for me to cover so please do continue to leave me feedback to let me know.

          Enjoy your weekend!

          Ti

  • http://www.facebook.com/scarletmurdock Scarlet Murdock

    Hi Ti,

    Thank you so much for your lengthy and informative response. You have no idea how big of a help you’ve been. I actually have a YouTube channel and I’ve just started adding videos. I think I have like three, lol. I do have another question though.

    I’m working with a camera (until I get a better one) that doesn’t work real well in low lighting. By the time I get home from work to do a video, it’s almost dark outside. I have decent lamps I could use though. How do you keep shadows from appearing behind you when you do your videos?

    Thanks,

    Scarlet

    • tiroberts

      Hi Scarlet,

      So glad to see your comment. :)

      For this video I used a standing lamp with the shade off. The light bulb was REALLY bright. I think it’s 100 watts. So you might want to get light bulbs of a higher wattage so they shine brighter. Maybe florescent. My lighting isn’t the best and I do plan on getting some better lighting in the future. But this seems to work well for now.

      On your breaks at work, you might want take that time to record a quick video outside or in your car. It’s doesn’t have to be too long, 2 or 3 minutes would suffice, depending on the topic your talking about. Or you can get a cheap camera mount for your dashboard and record them while your driving. The options are many. :)

      Hope this helps you. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I truly appreciate it and I hope to see more of you!

      Ti

      • http://www.facebook.com/scarletmurdock Scarlet Murdock

        Hi Ti,

        I revamped my site. Can you take a look and let me know what you think?

        teen-babble.com

        Thanks,

        Scarlet

        • tiroberts

          Ohhh, Scarlet I love your new layout and design! It’s absolutely awesome. BIG kudos on adding the popup. And awesome giveaway your running. :)

          You’ve really done a great job with it and I think you’re site will run much more optimally now.

          Let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you. I’ll have to have my 18 yo niece check out your site. I think she’d love it. :)

          Keep pressing forward!

          Ti

          • http://www.facebook.com/scarletmurdock Scarlet Murdock

            Hi Ti,

            So I have another question. I already have a few videos up and I want to do more. I’m just worried about not getting viewers or subscribers. I’ve found a few teen channels but the people are so animated. They have this edge that draws people in and that’s why they have so many views and subscribers. It’s like they have this funny edge to them.

            I’m no Kevin Hart by any means, so I’m worried about that. Teens like the edgy and funny. All I can do is give good advice and be me. I’m worried if that’s enough to grab their attention. I can probably throw in a joke or two but nothing dramatic. Any advice?

            Also, I know the more videos I do the more exposure I’ll have. So do you think I’ll eventually get more subscribers along the way? I’m just afraid that no one will hear me. I’ve got the jitters girl. Am I tripping?

          • tiroberts

            Scarlet,

            I suggest that you just be yourself. You never want to put on a front to get people to like you, because they can smell it from a mile away (even from behind a computer screen).

            Just be who you are and talk about what you know. Be relateable, authentic, and sprinkle some entertainment in there – it doesn’t have to be anything over the top.

            You can also run giveaways on your channel to attract more people., You can even do recorded interviews with teen in your area about different topic – start a series of some sort. You can record live outreach events in your area.

            To build up your subscriber base, you can do JV

          • http://www.facebook.com/scarletmurdock Scarlet Murdock

            Thanks girl. I guess I’m just afraid to do it. But I won’t know what I’m capable of until I try. I just gotta get out there and do it. Thanks for the tips!

            Scarlet

          • tiroberts

            No problem!

            I’d love to follow your channel, so drop back by and leave me to link.

            Ti

          • http://www.facebook.com/scarletmurdock Scarlet Murdock

            Hi Ti,

            I’m taking your advice and I’m purchasing the stand “thingy” for creating videos in my car while i’m on lunch. I think that would definitely help me create more videos in the little time that I have. The link to my channel is youtube.com/teenbabble.

            Scarlet

          • tiroberts

            That’s great, Scarlet!

            I’ve checked out your channel. Awesome videos you have up so far. I’ve subscribed and I look forward to watching your new videos roll out!

            Totally excited for you; let me know if you need anything.

            Ti