Over the years I have seen, used and created a lot of email newsletters and sign up forms. At Joomlashack I was able to use strategies that grew our email list to over 350,000. At Compass Designs over 70,000 people were interested enough to sign up. At this point, I am cynical, I’ll see through the usual email bait in a heart beat. But here is one that really caught my eye, and easily made me sign up.
Sometimes called “Standards-Based”, here are some resources for those interested in finding out more about Proficiency Based Learning and Grading.
Recently I have been advising a few organizations on their Social Media Strategy. As I have been doing so, I dug up a post I made from a presentation in 2010. Its advice still holds true – “How small businesses can use content websites to succeed in today’s social-saturated web“. Interestingly, though I talk about Facebook having 500 million users, now we know it’s even more. The strategy here is even more important!
I use Disqus on my blog, and like how to presents an easy interface, stops spam and encourages comments. The trouble is that you need to have the WordPress setting to “Allow Comments” and that opens a door to spammers.
The secret of growth for SaaS companies is a strong integration strategy, leveraged by a robust API connected to iPaaS ecosystems like Zapier and IFTTT.