I meet a lot of other marketers. At trade shows. Events. Conferences. Get-togethers. You name it. And one thing I’ve noticed a lot of them have in common is that they are killing their businesses. Whether you run your own marketing agency or you work with a team, this is an all too common problem. And you – like a lot of marketers I meet – probably don’t even realize you’re doing it. Below you’ll find some of the common mistakes I see in other marketers, and hopefully it’ll help you realize your own before it’s too late!
Paying by the word used to make sense. In fact, it used to be the standard.
Driven by an upswing in print’s popularity, newspapers, magazines, and other physical media used it to appropriate length – its generous per-word rate was meant to accommodate both high-level talent and thoughtful editing.
But for most in the age of the Internet, where the bar for professional writing has significantly lowered and quantity over quality often reigns supreme, it simply doesn’t work on a universal level anymore.Read More