How Content Creators Can Use Mix to Grow Your Blog – I’ve found a new site that I’m really excited about called Mix. Whether you’re a blogger looking for traffic, someone just looking for a cool new way to save fun stuff you learn about, or if you’re looking to discover new information, Mix is the way to go!
Every once in a while I like to share my new discoveries for Social Media. Mix provided me with StumbleUpon ad credits, but all my opinions about their site are my own.
Not just for bloggers
Ok, this is a “how to” that’s not just for bloggers and content creators. Mix is for everyone. I just want to make sure that bloggers get in on site right away so they get all the benefits of, not only the site, but of the great Curator Incentive Program (more details on this later).
How Content Creators Can Use Mix to Grow Your Blog
You’re a content creator and you work hard to get your stuff out there in front of people. People who will love what you’ve created. People who want to learn new stuff. People who want to cook yummy food. And, with so many of the social media sites making it more and more difficult to see your content, you’re looking for a new and easy to use place to share. Mix is it!
Mix is what I’d call a Social Bookmarking site. It’s a place to bookmark and categorize all of your blog posts, recipes, articles, and ideas, while sharing them with others who want to learn just like you do!
Mix from the creators of StumbleUpon
I’ve been using Mix for a little while now. It was recently launched from the creators of StumbleUpon, and it’s similar to Pinterest, in that it helps people find and share great content with an emphasis on visual appeal.
I think now is the time to get into Mix. It’s early, and as a content creator, you want to have your recipes, crafts, and posts seen early and often. Mix will give you that opportunity.
Mix Curator Incentive Program
To help motivate bloggers, content creators, and experts to get started using Mix, the team of creators have an added incentive! They’ve launched the Mix Curator Incentive Program to reward you with traffic via StumbleUpon ad credits. You can use the ad credits to run campaigns on StumbleUpon and grow your audience with site traffic each week.
Updated on May 24, 2018 to add: now that StumbleUpon is moving to Mix permanently, You can continue to earn StumbleUpon credits via this program through June 4th, 2018. Your StumbleUpon Ad credits will be good until June 30th, 2018. Mix will continue to drive targeted traffic to your site via your StumbleUpon Ads campaigns through the end of June.
Mix has a target release date of July 15th for the next round of the Curator Incentive Program based on requests and feedback. Get ready for:
Real Money Incentives (!!!)
Paid Referral Program
Weekly Email Features
Social Takeovers & Features
Homepage and In-app Features
So make sure to sign up for the program to see where they take it!
And I’m helping them get the word out. They want more people on Mix! People who will find new and fun stuff. People who will share the best that the Internet has to offer.
Become a Mix Curator, and you can earn over 25,000 visits to your website via StumbleUpon ad credits for taking select actions (challenges) on Mix. Earn $50 in ad credits just for signing up and creating your first Mix. Find more details and the form to get started here.
I’ve had fun doing some of the challenges.
Some of my boards that I created doing the challenges:
How to sign up and use Mix (for everyone!)
Go to Mix.com and use the sign up button in the upper right using Facebook, Twitter or Google or download the iPhone app in the app store.
Enter the information for user name, email, etc… What are you interested in? Follow 5 or more topics so they can show you cool stuff you like. Follow and continue at the lower right.
Follow your friends and some new fun people. Follow and continue at the lower right.
And, you’re in!
Create a Mix
In the upper right corner you’ll see a +
Click on that.
Or, once there, you’ll also see a Chrome or Firefox extension. I recommend you add that to your browser! That allows you to add posts from any website with just one click! Simply click on the Install it now button.
Now, copy and paste a link into the box. Or click on the extension button.
Just choose the Mix to add it to, or create a new one. It’s like making a magazine all your own! Use fun names for your mixes, and add descriptions in the comments section.
Add a variety of sites (not just your own). Kind of like StumbleUpon encourages you to stumble other people’s stuff too, so does Mix. I’ve read they like about 20% your own content and 80% other sources.
Say hi & Let me know in the comments below
Once you’ve joined Mix, let me know so I can follow you; leave a comment on this blog post with your Mix profile name. And, you can follow on Mix.
If you use StumbleUpon, leave your profile name in the comments on this post as well, and I’ll follow you there as well. You can find me here.
And, happy Mixing!