Content Inc: How entrepreneurs use content to build massive audiences and create radically successful businesses by Joe Pulizzi
The traditional “Shark Tank” model for start-ups is taking an amazing idea, product, or service, funding it, and bringing it to market. One expert in the start-up space declares this is entirely the wrong way to launch a business – and backwards to boot.
If you build an audience first, using content – whether a blog, podcast, website, resource guide, newsletter among examples – you then have the opportunity to monetize to an already loyal following.
It’s the smartest, most risk-averse way to go to market, and there are dozens of successful examples, from The HuffingtonPost and Game Theory to Goop and KraftRecipes.com.
In CONTENT, INC., content marketing expert Joe Pulizzi shows you how to position yourself as an informational leader in your niche and develop content that is as beloved as that coming from any traditional media company.
Using this model, entrepreneurs with limited resources can build a massive online audience as the engine that drives their entire businesses. Using simple recommendations, any small business owner can use to dominate the market without initially selling anything at all.