December 19, 2019

Got featured on Business Insider (sort of)

Bram Kanstein (@bramk) @bramk

One of the funnest challenges after making a thing on the internet: the hustle to get some exposure - hello Business Insider 👋

I've signed up to HARO (https://www.helpareporter.com) and replied to a request asking for recommended side business tools. I replied with my 2 favorite #NoCode tools: Carrd & Zapier. Ended up being featured! Not expecting lots of sales but it's a good backlink to my website 🙌

https://www.businessinsider.com/tools-running-side-business-gig-recommended-by-entrepreneurs

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    That's great idea.

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    Thanks for the idea! Gotta try this and see if I can hit it one day ;)

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    Congrats! I've been meaning to sign up for HARO and it always slips my mind. Just took care of that. Appreciate the nudge.

    About how many times have you responded to them before something you sent in got picked up? What was the process like once they were interested?

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      Replied to 3 requests before this one hit. I already sent the reporter a text I wrote that she could easily work with (most of the text in the eventual article is what I wrote to here).

      Then she replied and we finalized the details (my bio, the links, my avatar etc)

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    Ace! I didn't know HARO was still a thing after it got eviscerated by marketing stunts :) Will get on that.

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      I had no clue about any marketing stunts - just trying to reply to relevant requests in a genuine way!

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        yeah, I wasn't aiming that at you. Ryan Holiday wrote a book about how he used HARO and was able to pose an expert with no credentials asked for. Maybe they are better organised now.

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    Really interesting idea! Did you think of this on your own or did someone give you the idea? :clapping:

    Sort of unrelated: we are no-code website testing! Reflect (https://reflect.run) :)

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      Hey - as mentioned I replied to a HARO request :)

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        Ah, yeah. Sorry, I meant how did you come up with the idea to sign-up for HARO? That seems like pretty creative thinking.

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          Haha don’t know - knew it existed for a long time so thought to try it out. Replied to 3 requests before this one hit, so good experiment :)

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    Uploaded screenshots here as it's a premium article 🤷‍♂️

    https://imgur.com/a/Z95Dcwn

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      Thanks!

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    Nice man!

    Curious if that's a follow or no-follow link? Either way, it's helpful :)

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