The main objective of blogging is to get readers, lots of readers…and earn money, lots of money. Sharing the content from a great blog on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, will also attract many additional viewers. If you’re confident your stuff is good, you may even gain followers by doing some paid marketing. However, most blogs are about as much use as tits on a bull!
I got this email yesterday from a pissed off blogger:
I don’t want to sound like a whiner here but I have been blogging now for about 10 months, and to be frank, I’m no further ahead than when I started. I bought *********** and followed it to the word. Purchased my domain and spent ages getting my site sexy and SEO’d. Commenting on other peoples blogs, trackbacks and forum postings are part of my daily routine. In fact, I do EVERYTHING they teach and then some yet I have made only a handful of sales and have not reached over 50 leads yet.
What the hell am I doing wrong???
Whoa dude. Well, firstly, come and talk to me before you get so stressed out. 🙂 Secondly, give yourself a pat on the back. 50 leads, some sales and the determination to figure it all out put you 95% further on than, well, 95% of the others!
So, in my humble but usually pretty damn accurate opinion, let’s look at…
How To Get More Blog Readers
It bugs me why every gooroo teaches the importance of having your own domain and shiny site. I can show you as many examples of extremely succesful bloggers who blog on a ready to go platform such as Blogger or WordPress. Oh, and these platforms have a premade audience ready to read. 😉
It’s all very well having an awesome looking website but if nobody sees it then all those hours of programming have been wasted.
Your Blog Is Your Online House
The content you provide is waaaay more important than the actual blog. I mean, some of the best parties I have been to were not in the best houses. 😉
Content That Gets Cash
This is the hard bit right? I believe it’s due to a lack of creativity and passion. Especially in the biz op market. Thousands of little clones blog about ‘how to make money online’ – fact is, they don’t know how to make money online. It’s all rehashed nonsense.
I like to do one thing before I start writing content…
Get Myself Into A High Emotional State
You know the kind. Where you want to run down the street and push old ladies over! When you wanna open the door and beat the crap outta the postman as he delivers your mail!
I didn’t say I actually followed through. 🙂
When you write about a subject while emotions are running high, people will read it.
What Should I Write About?
Absolutely anything! You’re only limited by your imagination. My buddy made sales from an email he wrote about toilet roll!
When you come up with ideas, figure out how you can turn them into a story and link it to your business. I suggest you spend most of your time doing such things rather than all sorts of crap like commenting on other peoples blogs, etc.
Words To Ponder
When I write, I want my finished article to do one of the following for my reader…
Dude, seriously, if you make your readers laugh they will love you! Get passionate and write about interesting stuff. Forget the usual shitty posts about ‘how to make money online’.
Inside the Yaghi Labs Internet Business Academy we have a whole module on how to make a ton of money blogging. From how to come up with great ideas to why you possibly shouldn’t even be blogging at all (yes, it can actually be detrimental to your business). 🙁
See ya inside
lots of love