Content Marketer, Content Strategist, and Copywriter
My most popular blog post till date with my name on it. It had over 3,300 shares the last time I checked before a probable change in widget reset the counter. It brought over 50 leads--not bad for one post--and introduced me to the world of SEO and PR. It's still shared on social media till now--testament to its evergreen nature.
The most popular post on Problogger in January 2016 with over 1,600 shares. It helped me land another guest post on the site, and my first few writing clients. Additionally, I did not send a pitch before I began writing this post. I wrote the full post then hit send. That's because my sample on Brazen was pretty much the only thing I'd written on another blog but it wasn't related to Problogger in anyway. The editor loved it, and the rest is history. Again, share counts were reset by a blog redesign but I have screenshots on my site for this one. Couldn't respond to the comments due to some glitches. Happened in the second post for this site too. If you don't read anything else, read the comments to get a feel of what my writing will do to and for your audience.
An outrageous headline but one with content to justify it. This was shared by several influencers in the marketing space like Jon Morrow and Jeff Bullas. I used my previous success with my first post on Problogger as the basis for this post. And it more than surpassed my expectations. Lesson learned: shocking headlines are cool as long as your content is excellent enough to justify it.
This article first appeared on The Good Men Project but I also syndicated on Huffington Post when it was a Medium of sorts. Didn't exactly perform as well as the original but it boosted my credibility.
This was my first ever official guest post. It addressed some errors people make when choosing careers. For a newbie like I was then, it performed fairly well. But it would get better.
Second guest post on Jeff Bullas with my name on it. Not as popular as the former but still had over 1,000 shares and also brought leads, mainly martech executives who needed help with link building and PR for their companies. I enjoyed writing this, and the editor loved it so much that even though there was a huge backlog of articles waiting for publication, this was given some preference and published earlier.
A thought-provoking post about different ways to land guest posts on other sites. I especially enjoyed the interaction that ensued in the comment section. As usual, there was thorough research to support the points I raised. I got invited for another guest post but had to turn it down due to work from leads I got through the guest post.