Long ago, copywriting legend John Carlton told me that the best copywriters didn’t just master their own discipline; they also mastered related disciplines — like marketing, SEO, and negotiations.
This is true for content marketers, as well.
A content marketer is a master of many disciplines. But what exactly does that mean? What sort of disciplines and skills are we talking about? And what types of knowledge and experience are necessary to be a content marketer?
I’ll answer those questions and more, but before I do, I’ll first loosely define the term “content marketer.”
Then, I’ll tell you how I uncovered a successful content marketer’s five essential skills.