One question we get a lot is where does the Bundlr community comes from? We’re glad to say they’re from all around the world. But these are the top 10 countries using Bundlr:
Your country is not up there? Help us spread the word by inviting your friends and colleagues to Bundlr.
We’re glad to see our own country, Portugal, well placed :)
A good bundle title is short enough to fit the bundle frame (3 or 4 words tops) and to the point. Good examples: Creative Photography, Valentine’s Day Essentials and Surfing in Europe. There is only one way to catch someone’s attention with a less obvious title: a great bundle cover (more on that later).
Since your title should be short, use the description to convince someone to start following your bundle. And don’t forget Google cares a lot about what you write on the description. Here’s a description we love from the Made in Portugal bundle:
The best that Portugal has to offer to the world. The inventions, the art, the technology, the food. A portrait of an old country that is still alive.
A good title is important but there’s nothing like an awesome bundle cover to stand out. Specially an high quality image that looks good whatever the size of the bundle frame. Ludovic knows this and picks good photos for his covers:
If the topic is interesting, your followers will probably start following your new bundles too. However, the most popular authors start sharing their bundles early on Twitter and Facebook, and even embed them on their blogs, to build a following.
Though you can create a pretty good bundle in a couple of hours, the most popular ones are constantly updated, some even daily like Ray Wong’s Awesome Stuff. Too busy? Try adding collaborators to help you.
Great photos and videos work great to impress a new visitor to your bundle, but if you want to keep your bundle interesting and retain an audience, you have to mix different types of media. Look for insightful articles, a good Speaker Deck presentation on your topic or a must-read book from Amazon.
Don’t be a silo. Ask your followers on Twitter if they want to collaborate on your new bundle. If you’re working on a bundle about design, go to design forums and ask for great content for you to clip. You will end up with a better bundle and a bigger audience.
Following up on the last tip, a bulletproof way to create a popular bundle is teaming up with someone who already has an audience on that topic. Nobody said it was easy being popular :)
We know there are websites we all love, but if a bundle is only going to have BBC articles we might as well do a search on their website and skip the bundle. While it can make sense in some cases, you’ll do better by following the example of the LikeSciFi bundle and use as many different relevant sources as you can.
With the premium plans we also launched a new referral program. The goal is to reward those who share their love for Bundlr. For every friend or colleague someone convinces to sign up, he/she will get one month of the Team plan (collaboration) for free. And you can accumulate months until 2100 :)
To get the referral link or share it directly on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, just login and go to Referral Program.
We need your help to grow the community and organize the web!