The future of digital marketing… Seriously?
Yep, it’s revealed in this podcast. And if you don’t believe me, decide for yourself.
Pete is a normal guy.
Majored in music… and then decided to quit before finishing.
He did the odd job, then tried more college degrees.
And finished in the most exciting career path known to man…
No not astronauting…
He found the American dream and jumped straight into the script, only to find he was miserable 🙁
And so he did what everyone else does (or do they?)…
Pete tried loads of blogs/ business ideas (around 50 in 10 years!) So he has a good idea of what does and more importantly for us… what does not work.
He found that he didn’t give his blogs the time to grow.
It takes more time than you think.
As a general rule, you should plan what you expect to happen and times it by 3!
14 months into Pete’s current website, Do You Even Blog, he made over $10K in one month (November 2018). Here is his $9,663 July 2018 report.
He’s now working on funnels to be more personalised and automated to create more passive income. This just so happens to be a sneak peek into what WILL help you stand out like Shaquille O’Neil at a midgets convention.
Pete is a big fan of creating his own products.
However, if you are just starting out then creating paid products is not the way to go.
With the right audience you can do anything
Your focus should be on growing your audience.
To do this you need to tell the same story on everything!
To monetise a website early on you can use advertising (this is not recommended for some niches i.e. digital marketing can detract trust) and affiliate marketing.
But one of Pete’s regrets is focusing on monetising his website(s) too soon.
So let’s just reel these off:
The future of digital marketing is going to be HYPER personalised and timely.
You heard it here first! (well I did anyway)
There’s no easy answer here but I think Pete did a great job:
Finding people that are doing what you are doing is SOOOO important. Because it’s unlikely that many people you know will be doing something exactly like you.
It helps for motivation, accountability and sanity!
Find them, engage, stay in contact.
Do You Even Blog– Pete’s homepage is so well designed and so easy to navigate to a section that suits you! (Do you notice how it’s personalised?)
Podcast- Do You Even Blog
Make sure you do these 4 things, they can change your life!
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There are so many little gems in this chat with Pete. I highly recommend listening to the section on optimising your time from 31-46 minutes if you’re looking for some game-changing results with your digital marketing.
Here are my top 5 takeaways from this chat:
And are you beginning to see that the future of digital marketing is going to be personalised and timely?
If you have any questions or thoughts drop a comment below.
Keep changing for the better,
P.S. If you are still doubting whether you should give blogging a try then I dare you to click this and not want to give it a shot… I believe in blogging
Seriously… I dare you!
Oh and don’t forget to pin this!
I have been living a life following “the script”. I grew up in England, went to school, university and then got a job as a teacher. I bought a house and got married (obviously the best decision of my life as my wife, Sarah, is possibly the greatest human being on the planet!) But I’ve always felt like there is more to life than just waking up and going to work for someone else. I have been blogging since mid-2017. I am now on a journey to put the pieces of the puzzle for making money online. I would love to help as many people as possible that are looking to make money online to free up their time.