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Solopreneur Money

Aug 30, 2021

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still confused about this whole marketing thing. Have you been trying to make content marketing work for your business?

Mark Henderson joins me on this episode of Solopreneur Money to teach us how to take the confusion out of content marketing and make this valuable form of marketing work for our businesses. Mark is the founder of Clixable, a content agency that can help you clarify your message, share your story, and grow your business. 

Are you ready to learn how to tell your story in an organic way without solely relying on paid media? Press play now to discover how to up your marketing game. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Mark’s journey to content marketing [2:22]
  • Learning how Clixable was born [8:32] 
  • Pulling your story out to tell it to the world [11:48]
  • The challenges that Mark has faced starting his business [13:24]
  • How Clixable helps its clients [17:55] 
  • Tips to improve your organic marketing efforts [25:12]
  • How often to post on social media [30:35]
  • The money questions [32:15]

Mark’s journey to creating Clixable 

After working for more than 20 years in corporations, mid-sized agencies, and startups, Mark Henderson noticed that solopreneurs have a hard time telling their stories to their audience. He saw these small business owners spending thousands of dollars on web advertising campaigns and he knew that there was a better way to improve these companies’ marketing campaigns. 

Mark’s passion for helping businesses grow, thrive and make an impact on the world is what drove him to strike out on his own and start Clixable. Mark helps small business owners define who they are and what makes them unique in their space. Once they have defined their place in the world, then Mark helps his clients create strategies and tactics to tell their stories in compelling ways. 

How to make content marketing work for any business

It is important to understand that content marketing is a long-term brand investment. You should expect a minimum of one year and an average of 3-5 years to see a return on your investment. 

The idea of content marketing is to create rich content to help drive traffic to your website. Weekly blog posts can be turned into white papers or you can pull out nuggets of information to use on social media to drive traffic back to your website. 

Tips to improve your organic marketing efforts

If you are interested in getting the most out of your organic marketing efforts it’s important to be authentic. You shouldn’t look at your posts as a form of advertising; if you do, your audience will see right through you and scroll right past your posts. 

Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. People appreciate that. You don’t have to create the most polished piece of writing or content. Part of creating that authenticity is keeping it real. 

Don’t try to sell your product right away. Rather than trying to sell to your audience try to help them instead. By providing potential clients with value you will build their trust so that they will come to you when they are ready to buy. The point of content marketing is to build trust and build your brand by educating and informing your potential clients. 

Mark dishes out so much helpful information on content marketing. If this area has been a mystery to you then you won’t want to miss this episode of our marketing series. Make sure to share this episode with a solopreneur friend so that they can learn to organically grow their business too. 

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