Hey there podcast family, welcome to episode 53 of the Small Business Made Simple Podcast and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
2020 is here!
As a young girl, I was born in the 70’s, I remember thinking about 2020 a lot! Dreaming, wondering what my life would be like THAT far into the future.
And all of a sudden it’s here …. I’m not sure I could have ever imagined my life would look like it does, the good, the bad and the sensational .. but I do have really strong memories of thinking about 2020 as a kid.
How about you?
Anyway, as usual thank you for lending me your ears today – I know you have lots of choices, so I sincerely appreciate me being one of them!
If you’re a first time listener, super super welcome, I am so pleased to have you here. I am your host Jenn Donovan, and, it’s my job, via this podcast, social media and everywhere else actually, to make your business life simpler.
Business can be lonely and hard and complicated and it’s hardly ever easy, but it should be simple or at least simpler, so that’s my commitment you to on the Small Business Made Simple podcast!
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Every week for the past year I have put out a podcast – so there’s 52 already.
Many of you probably either podcast yourselves (if not you should and that’s a future episode) or at least write blogs consistently – hopefully weekly – be at least consistently.
There’s a lot of time and effort and energy that goes into creating consistent original content like this. A LOT OF WORK.
So, it doesn’t really make sense to do it, market it once or twice and more on to the next one. It’s a pattern I see consistently with content creators.
They are great at creating content – that’s their jam – but they miss out on so much traction not repurposing enough or often enough.
Which is what has inspired this episode – 11 ways to repurpose a single piece of content – plus lots of tips and tricks along the way.
Well because, despite what some believe, not everyone sees everything you put on social media or opens every piece of email marketing you send and therefore putting it under their nose more than once is necessary to build traction, build movements and build your expertise.
If they don’t see it or read it or watch it, they won’t know how brilliant you are!
So, let’s dig in::
- SUBMIT TO MEDIA OUTLETS FOR FREE PR
This is probably the least obvious and is the one that needs the first thoughts.
For a media outlet to pick up your content, you need several things, but original content is probably one of the most important.
So, before you publish you blog on your own platforms etc, consider submitting to media outlets for some free PR around your business and expertise.
If you’ve never done any free PR before, have a listen to episode 14 – www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au/14 where I chatted to PR expert Jules Brooke.
PR can do wonders for your business, your expertise and your bottom line! And plus, if you do get something published – you can repurpose that will all the suggestions below again!
- SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
No matter what platforms you are on – once your blog or podcast is published on your platform, share to social media. Write an engaging couple of lines which leads to a call to action – e.g./ click here to read more and share the heck out of it on social media.
- CREATE A SHORT VIDEO
Video is king. He has been for a while now, and this is a great way of getting some video out there. Either record yourself talking about one or two important points mentioned in your blog or podcast and post on social media.
Again, with a call to action following.
If it’s a podcast you are repurposing, you can create your own videos from the audio (if you publish your podcast on YouTube you could do a screen cast of a section).
Again, repurpose on social media.
- LINKEDIN ARTICLE
LinkedIn has a platform for publishing articles. Apparently Sunday is the best day for traction on these! Go figure!
Simply cut and paste your article into LinkedIn, create a banner, put a call to action at the end (which might be “come to my website to read more great articles or listen to my podcast here).
Now if it’s a podcast you are repurposing, I am assuming you are doing show notes. It’s the show notes you’d tailor a little and cut and paste as a LinkedIn article. Of course, doing show notes is already another way of repurposing your podcast!
- EMAIL YOUR LIST
Holy cow. Do you forget to do this? So many small business owners I speak to don’t have an email list. I cannot repeat often enough how important an email list is to your business. If you don’t have one – please make 2020 is year you’ll put lots of time and effort into building one.
Email your list with your blog. There’s many ways of doing this – but there’s two I’ve used in particular.
First one, a short email, introducing the blog a little, maybe sharing the first two paragraphs and then a simple call to action of “click here to read on”.
The second is more of an engaging email that talks about the subject of the blog or podcast, a little longer, has a longer “hook” and is probably a little more, in my opinion, personality packed.
It still has, of course, a call to action.
For more on email lists and there importance – listen to episode 9 and 10 – links in the show notes at www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au/53
- USE STORIES
Stories – Facebook Stories, Instagram stories – it’s where the eyes are at, at the moment on social. Canva has some great templates for stories, as does my fav app – StoryArt – links for those are in the show notes.
Create stories, and again, have a call to action in them.
I’ll go out on a limb and say if you’re not doing stories, you are definitely missing out on eyeballs.
- LONG FORM SOCIAL MEDIA
Number 2 was about sharing on social media but 7 is more about sharing a story (not like stories about but a story) in long form to engage the reader.
Humans interact with humans. We get to know, love and trust someone when they give us more than a “read this” on social.
Take the topic, share something around it that might be around the purpose of why you wrote it. Or what’s in it for the reader if they do read or listen?
PS – if you write a good email – this sometimes can be repurposed here with a few changes.
- TURN INTO A WEBINAR OR FACEBOOK LIVE
This one might take you out of your comfort zone or indeed might not be appropriate for every episode – but definitely worth considering.
I turned 4 of my podcasts into webinars last year which extended my audience 10 fold.
If you don’t have webinar software (Easy Webinar, Go to Webinar, Zoom) then maybe consider a Facebook live. Nothing says expert like putting yourself out there live with live interaction with your audience.
Encourage questions …
Have a call to action.
You’re getting this right, you ALWAYS need to be leading your audience to the next step – don’t leave them guessing, show them EVERY TIME what you want them to do next.
- SHARE INTO FACEBOOK OR LINKEDIN GROUPS
If your article or podcast has something in it for the reader/listener (which is clearly does) then think of ways you can share that content into groups.
Look for groups that have specific days to share content – like #episodemonday or #tipstuesday etc etc. They’re out there – use them to your advantage.
My Facebook group – Like Minded Business Owners, has #sharingmonday and #offerthursday – you can repurpose on those days in my group. Not a member, better join in the fun then!
Pinterest, that social media platform that’s really a powerful search engine that we forget about. If you write blogs or have a podcast – you should be looking at Pinterest.
It’s something I am going to invest in, in 2020 – no doubt I will be sharing my results as the year goes on.
For me, it’s something I’m going to outsource I think, my plate’s a little full – but I will let you know how it goes.
I’d encourage you to investigate yourself. If you want the name of my guy (who’s an awesome gal), let me know and I’ll pass on those details.
BTW, I have a Pinterest episode coming up real soon, with an expert guest. Subscribe so you don’t miss that one!
- QUOTES FROM BLOG/PODCAST FOR GRAPHICS
My absolutely, hands down, favourite platform for creating graphics is Canva.
Pull some engaging quotes from your content, make them into a graphic and share on social media.
One of the simplest ways to repurpose your content.
Of course, with a call to action!
So that’s my 11 ways to repurpose 1 single piece of content. WOW! I hope you are impressed but more importantly, I hope I have inspired you to repurpose, repurpose, repurpose!
There’s lots of other ways to repurpose content, perhaps not all your content, but definitely a good lot of it.
- Share on platforms such as Missinglettr, Medium, Quora, Slide Share – links to all those are in the show notes
- Build an infographic from the information – perhaps on Piktochart or Canva – again links in the show notes
- Share on any stats on twitter – twitter users loves stats!
- Create spin offs from your blog. Perhaps there’s a subject you touched on a little in your piece of content that could be a piece all unto itself!
So, there you have it. All the ways I can think of on the at the beginning of 2020 to repurpose your content.
If you can think of another or actually do another, let me know. Send me a DM on Instagram or put it in the group Like Minded Business owners or just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to hear about them!
So, just to wrap up, here’s the 11 again::
- Get published – Free Media PR
- Share on social media with link
- Video, Video, Video
- LinkedIn article
- Email your list
- Share in stories
- Long form posts – tell me a story
- Turn into a webinar or Facebook live
- Share into Facebook or LinkedIn groups
- Make graphics with quotes and share on social media
That’s all for episode 53.
Let’s hit the ground running in 2020 …. Make repurpose your word for the year perhaps!
Big love my podcast family ..
I’ll be back next Thursday with a special guest to chat about finding the right Social Media agency, if you’re looking to outsource your social media. It’s a good one.
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But that is all for Episode 53. I’d love to connect with you all on social – so let’s get social on social – I’m on all the platforms, so let’s do that!
…….. and remember small business peeps, as my opening song says, there’s no point in dreaming small!