Well, for starters, there's experience. By showing up everyday, putting in the work, and learning from those around you, you'll naturally get better at what you do. Practice, after all, makes perfect.
But for those marketers who have a healthy obsession with self-improvement and want to become inbound marketing experts, there's a lot you can do to fast-track your progress. From checking out the best content on the web for inspiration, to leveraging tools that make you more efficient, to reading up on advice from industry experts, there are quite a few educational resources online that can help you become a better marketer.
Not sure where you can find those resources? Just scroll down and you'll find plenty featured on Inbound Hub this past week.
20 Browser Bookmarks Every Marketer Should Install [SlideShare]
Looking for some online inspiration for your marketing? You could do a simple search for what you're interested in. You could also find some good stuff on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and the like. Or, you could simply check out these awesome marketing articles, tools, and other resources that we've collected and neatly packaged for you. Go ahead and bookmark 'em -- you'll never be at a loss for inspiration.
Pinterest FAQs: Answers to 11 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask
Here's the thing: If you want to become a master of a particular tool or discipline -- including Pinterest -- asking questions is indispensable to helping you learn. In this new post, we've compiled (and answered) 11 of the most common questions we've heard about Pinterest to give you the down-low on best practices for the social platform.
How to Brainstorm Content Ideas in a Fast, Easy, Visual Way
If you're a marketer with 99 problems, there's a good chance content creation is one of them. And for many marketers, it isn't actually the writing or creating that's the problem -- it's figuring out what the heck you should create! In this recent post, we present to you our Content Brainstorming Key: an interactive document that guides you through the content ideation process.
How to Write Effective and Engaging Meta Descriptions
The best part about this post? Its meta description is about writing meta descriptions … how meta! In the post from our Insiders section, we show you how to turn the unceremonious meta description into a compelling call-to-action that convinces searchers to click through to your content.
"They Said Email Was Dying": How BuzzFeed Revived the Email Newsletter
When thinking of the websites you can look to for marketing advice and inspiration, BuzzFeed probably wouldn't be the first site you think of. But guess what? When it comes to email newsletters, BuzzFeed is one of the best. Need proof? The site offers 14 different newsletters to cater to different interests, and all of its emails are mobile-optimized. Hit the jump to learn more!
How Salesforce Reached $3B in Revenue by Improving Management Productivity
Wish your sales organization was a lean, mean, money-making machine? Good news: Elay Cohen, Salesforce.com's former SVP of sales productivity, has some great advice for you. In his post, featured on Inbound Hub's Sales section, Elay walks through three key steps to improving management productivity.
Check Out This Insane Super Bowl Ad That Hardly Anybody Saw
I think the moral of this Dan Lyons story -- which ran in our Opinion section -- is this: No matter how small, local, or niche your business is, you can still make a splash with stellar content. Dan highlights a ridiculously action-packed Super Bowl ad for a personal injury lawyer that only aired in the Savannah, Georgia area. Words can't really do it justice … but I promise you that "justice" is a major theme in this explosive TV spot.
What was the most interesting thing you learned this week on Inbound Hub? What do you want to see more of? Leave your feedback in the comments!