Success: NextGen Player Wins the Battle!

In BusinessCast podcast episode #64 – Blogging For Business, we met intrepid entrepreneurs Paul Hunter and Matthew Vernhout of NextGen Player (www.NextGenPlayer.com). In fact, they were so enthusiastic about blogging that they inspired Robert and me to begin the BusinessCast blog!

Well, I am very excited to report that NextGen Player is now an undisputable and truly exceptional success story. In just over three months, their online business — blogging about the Canadian gaming industry – has skyrocketed beyond all original expectations.

“What kind of success have they achieve in just a few short months?”, you ask. Well, here are just a handful of their accomplishments to-date that prove their efforts to build a strong and loyal following within a very niche market have been a resounding success. Specifically, they have been:

These committed and astute gaming enthusiasts have achieved such unprecedented success for several key reasons. But, as Matthew and Paul see it, the key reasons include:

  • Staying focused on one topic only (i.e. the Canadian gaming industry) rather than being lured into biting off more topics (e.g. U.S. gaming industry).
  • Leveraging sites that speak to a very specific audience. For most entrepeneurs, the equivalent is networking with those who have established credibility with target audiences.
  • Generating “buzz”. Choose a topic that gets people talking – and, remember that it’s okay to be controversial – as long as you do it responsibly (i.e. being as even-handed as possible).
  • Bringing a passion for the business – in the case of Matt and Paul, they truly love gaming and are committed to contributing their unique value to the industry!

Listen to episode #64 – Blogging For Business to hear Paul and Matthew’s (now proven) approach to business and to blogging. Their’s are lessons applicable to every entrepreneur.

BusinessCast – Blogging For Business – Part 1

Hello and welcome to the BusinessCast Podcast’s first blog post! The topic of this post: Blogging for Business – which is our podcast #64 .

It’s a difficult decision for business owners/entrepreneurs to decide if/when to invest the time and energy into establishing and maintaing a blog…one that truly helps strengthens reputation and increases revenues. Luckily, our guests, Matthew Vernhout and Paul Hunter (both of the wildly successful blog www.NextGenPlayer.com) were our enthusiastic hosts – sharing their energy and practical insights about blogging.

Listen to the show and enjoy!

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