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How To Easily Find What Your Readers Want (Includes 3 Unusual Ways)

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Can you find what your readers want? Do you offer them what they like? If you said yes, then you are on your way to becoming a great blogger. Else continue reading this blog post as I show you the exact ways I use to find what my readers want.

And did I tell you that I’m also going to show you the 3 unusual ways of finding what your readers want? Most bloggers either don’t know these 3 ways or they don’t use it.

But why should you know what your readers want?

To gain trust and become an authority in your readers’ eyes, you have to know what your readers want and also offer it to them. As I said in my previous post on ‘3 actions that will make your readers call you a great blogger’, if you can help your reader by giving them what they want, you will become an influential blogger.

So what should I do to find what my readers want?

1. Blog Comments

Blog comments are the best way to find what your readers want. This is the place where your readers, most often, let you know about their needs. In almost every post you write, you will be able to find a blog post idea. It will sometimes be direct question and the rest of the times, it will be in a disguised form.

Direct questions are easy to find in your blog comments. The indirect questions are the ones which is tough to find. You should be able to find a question in whatever form they maybe.

In fact, this post is written after reading a comment in my previous post. The first commentator in my previous post, sba, wrote the following line in the comment which made me to write this post:

“It’s hard to do #1 (Influencing your reader’s life to your best) without knowing what readers need; most don’t volunteer that info unless they leave a question in a forum.”

It wasn’t a question. But when you read it, you can tell that there are bloggers who want to know how to find what their readers want.

Blog comment is the best source for finding what your readers want.

2. Twitter

Twitter is the next big thing in the internet. If you are not in twitter, you are probably missing something in life. Twitter is not just for fun. It is actually more than that. You could build relationship with people, find cool stuff and do a lot more.

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Image Source: twitter influence by mil8

How will twitter help you find what your reader wants?

Most of your readers will be in twitter. Try to follow them and listen to what they say. Indeed you can’t go and find every single reader of your blog. But you could give your twitter account in your blog and even add it at the end of every blog post to get your readers to follow you first and then you can follow them back.

Ask your readers what they want to know. Pose a question. Note down all the questions you get. You will be amused to see that even your non-readers will answer your question and thereafter become your blog reader.

So start using twitter. You can find me in twitter as Ramkarthik. Tweet me and I’ll surely tweet you back and also follow you.

3. Forums

Forums are a huge treasure of ideas for blog posts. You could almost always find a new question in a forum (the authority forums in every niche). You can find forums in your niche by following the tutorial I wrote here. Forums are a place where some of your readers will be hanging out and posting questions. So register in the forums that belong to your niche and start reading the threads. There are more advantages in using forums. You can read the 17 ways forums help you become a better blogger. Check out the Blogging Tips forum.

4. Instant Messaging

This is a better way to know what your readers want. Display your IM name in your blog and you blog readers will be glad to add you and talk to you. Ask your readers if they want to know anything about your niche. In IM, you can get to know what they want more clearly.

The 3 Unusual Ways

The following 3 ways are not tried by most of the bloggers. Many of them don’t know these.

5. Mailing List

Mailing list is a way by which you create a form and display in your blog where your readers will give their name and email ID. Mostly people use mailing list for sending articles, how to posts, other helpful tips and occasionally some product recommendations. People who do affiliate marketing use this method quite often. Recently bloggers have started to build mailing lists. You can subscribe to the mailing list of Blogging Tips using the form in the sidebar.

When you have a mailing list you can ask questions to your readers or simply send an email asking them what they would want to see in your blog. The best thing with mailing list is that you can send your mail to whole list in a single click.

You can use services like aweber or getresponse (both are not free but they are worth the price) to build mailing list. You can also read the post where I explain the difference between autoresponder and feedburner.

6. Other Blogs

Yes, you can find what your readers want in other blogs. Go to the popular blogs in your niche and check out the comments they have. There would be many questions in the comments section. Most of these questions go unnoticed. So why don’t you step up and answer the questions in your blog? The owner of the other blog would be happy to see that someone answered their reader’s question. Why go to popular blogs? It’s because that’s where most of the blog readers of any niche will hang out.

7. Your Traffic Stats

Though it is a bad habit to check stats every hour, there is no wrong in checking it out once a day. You can check it at the end of the day. See which posts in your blog gets more traffic, the posts that gets more comments and the ones that get linked the most. Write them down in a notebook and start writing posts related to these posts. If I find that one of my posts on article marketing gets the most traffic, I would write more posts targeting article marketing quite often. This way I can help more readers by providing them what they want.

What else do you do to find what your readers want to know? Have you tried any of the above and found it useful? Also do you have anything that you want me to write on? Please share your views in the comments. You can tell what you want me to write either in the comments or using twitter @Ramkarthik.

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How Can You Turn Criticism into Blogging Profits?

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I wrote an entire eBook on lessons I learned from critics:

6 Life Lessons I Learned from Nasty Critics

As you see greater blogging success, you get criticized.

No blogger avoids criticism.

Learning how to convert nasty criticism into blogging profits helps you be a highly successful blogger.

Picture This

Imagine someone tossing big rocks at you.

Fools step in front of the rocks, injuring themselves.

Idiots catch the rocks and throw said rocks back at folks, wasting precious time and energy on rock tossing morons.

Wise humans avoid the rocks, allowing the stones to reach terra firma, and build a castle from all the granite-type rocks tossed their way.

Highly successful, happy bloggers are like wise humans; building something meaningful and profitable from inevitable criticism, versus taking criticism personally (stepping in front of rocks) or fighting critics (throwing rocks back at rock throwers).

I wrote 2 eBooks on the topic.

In addition to the prior eBook I also wrote:

How to Turn Harsh Blogging Criticism into Sweet Blogging Profits: 11 Tips

Observe the product page.

I profit through an:

  • eBook version
  • audio book version
  • paperback version
  • mass market paperback version

of the topic.

I make money through 4 income streams based on teaching folks how to profit through blogging criticism.

How can you convert criticism into coin?

Follow these tips.

Breathe Deeply and Relax

Most humans:

  • fight criticism
  • feel the sting of criticism
  • feel embarrassed about being criticized
  • fight critics
  • go into a shell after being criticized

Breathe deep. Relax.

Feel energies and emotions in reaction to being criticized.

Release said energies.

Be calm, confident and poised.

Establish the proper energy for profiting through criticism.

Gain Clarity

Criticism is a projection of individual; we see ourselves in others.

100% of the time, critics speak 100% of themselves, not you, through their criticism.

Knowing this, you do not take criticism personally. Ditto for gaining clarity in all you do, blogging-wise.

I reacted with anger, annoyance, embarrassment and shame on reading my first few 1 star audio book reviews. Turns out, those fear-based feelings needed to be addressed and released for me to generate more income through audio books.

Increased profits flow to bloggers who feel clear on income channels.

Being criticized forces you to face, embrace and release fears concerning income channels, said clearing resulting in clarity and greater sales.

If you react negatively to criticism, the reaction suggests you have fears to feel and clear regarding the criticism. Clearing these negative energies allows more profits to flow through the income streams because fear strangles income while clarity increases income.

Convert Criticism into Tangible Products

Turn hate into create.

Convert criticism into tangible profits.

Note my 2 eBooks, my audio book and paperback.

Create an online course to help your readers process criticism.

Strike while the iron feels hot; create immediately after receiving criticism to allow your prolific ideas to flow.

Add a price tag.

Profit.

See Problems and Profit in Projection

I create:

  • blog posts
  • guest posts
  • videos
  • podcasts

based on critical projections bandied about by critics.

Critics may or may not see errors in their ways.

This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.

I just stress how criticizing promotes their failure, strangles success and prolongs misery and suffering, based on my content.

If critics wake up and read, these folks become likely readers, fans, customers and clients, because if I solved their problems for free I can solve their problems for pay.

Profit through the Discipline of Detached Observation

Observing feelings from a detached, calm, confident energy versus reacting to feelings is a skill most millionaires cultivate.

What better way can you develop this skill than by reading and processing criticism without reacting to your emotions?

Wealthy bloggers observe knee jerk reactions in their being, feel energies, release, and proceed to profit. You see immense patience, persistence, poise and profiting. But the blogger just watches, feels and releases, versus reacting.

Move Up the Energetic Ladder into More Prospering, Higher Circles by Ignoring Critics

Critics vibe from a fear-based, lower, poverty conscious energy.

Ignore these folks to rocket higher in blogging circles, toward a loving, prosperity conscious, profitable energy.

I made blogging friends in high places by completely ignoring lower energy folks, some of whom criticized me and my blog.

Starve lower energies.

Make room for higher energies.

Profit, free yourself and see increasing blogging success.

 

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What Do You Sell and How Do You Sell It?

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One easy way to make money blogging is to get clear on calling folks to buy your stuff and hire you.

Invest in my blogging course.

Visit my blog for blogging ebooks and blogging audiobooks.

Advertise on my blog.

Paypal me.

See how easy?

I clearly call you to invest.

You invest.

Simply put, knowing what you sell and how you sell it increases your blogging profits because people respond to your energy.

Prior lines? Each feels clear and comfortable to me. I know what I offer. Of course I know how I offer it. How, meaning, how I feel offering.

Imagine feeling light, airy, calm, confident and detached as you call readers to buy or hire. Money feelings. Good.

But imagine feeling heavy, resistant, uncomfortable, awkward or embarrassed calling readers to buy or hire.

Your greatest pro blogging success occurs by shifting from heavy to light during money calls.

Or feeling light, airy, detached and clear on calls because you freely share what you sell and sell with clarity results in big blogging profits.

Audio Books

I note a spike in audio book sales and reviews. Of course I barely touched my audio books over 3 years. I generate almost completely passive income; the audio books sell themselves.

After seeing royalty payments recently I pondered the passive blogging income; I barely actively sell ‘em so the what and how seems non-existent. But detaching just lets what and how unfold gracefully and beautifully, resulting in virtually complete passive income.

This was from my trip to Bali.

Getting almost 100% clear on what and how results in ever increasing, passive profits.

Why?

Blogging is energy.

Blogging Energy

Imagine feeling clear on receiving money from someone. You just accept it.

A friend buys lunch. You cheerily accept.

Why?

Your energy dictates you clearly accept and enjoy the money or purchase.

Ditto for blogging income streams. Emit the same clear, relaxed, accepting, receiving energy. Money flows to you thru clear streams. Of course my audiobooks sell passively; I am clear on that channel.

Boosting your blogging profits requires you freely offer what you sell and sell from a clear, confident, abundant, knowing, detached energy.

Example; note how I include 1 or more calls to action for all blog posts and videos. I offer what I sell freely. My readers never need guess. Clarity. No hiding or awkwardness or discomfort. I am clear. I sell.

How do I sell? Of course, from a calm, clear, confident, knowing I am successful energy. Naturally, I sell and profit because my energy around what and how feels clear to me.

Next Level Profits

Profit like top bloggers in your niche.

Get clear on receiving money.

Visualize yourself owning ample money. Feel rich.

I enjoy counting money in mind so it feels real to me. Swiftly, I make money through iTunes, Bitcoin and Quora, as has been the case recently.

Bitcoin and Quora are neither directly related to blogging but so goes money; it cares not channels, it justs finds bloggers clear on receiving money. Plus my blogging related profits increase too.

Picturing your wealth serves you because what feels real in mind flows into your experience.

Money and worldly success find you through profitable ideas, people and circumstances.

Execute the ideas from a chill, relaxed energy. Profit.

Freely offer what you offer. Promote yourself through every blog post and video. Tell us what you sell; we want to buy it. Sell with clarity. Know success and profits are yours; promote with clarity, detachment and a knowing that you already have profits because mind owns profits.

Blogging Is Not That Hard for Mind Scientists

Every day, my email inbox delights me.

My visualization sessions yield fascinating, profitable opportunities.

Mind creates reality.

As within, so without.

Blogging is not that hard at all for bloggers who visualize success, who feel rich, who count their blogging wins and who keep things positive.

Success follows success-focused bloggers.

Profits follow rich-feeling, riches-seeing bloggers.

As within, so without.

Get clear on selling and receiving money.

Profit.

 

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How to Be an Organized Blogger

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Do you feel 100% organized?

If so you are on the ball.

Awesome.

But if you need direction I have tips for you.

I sit in Manila now. I write my 2nd blog post today at the airport.

Bloggers success-focused make time to blog because this crowd organizes their blog and self effectively.

How to Be an Organized Blogger

I see my success vision. Being organized is easy.

Organizing your blogging day makes blogging easy. Imagine everything lining up perfectly. Welcome to my day.

No matter what happens I proceed from calm confidence.

Sound good?

Let’s dive in.

Invest Money in Blogging Resources

Invest money in my 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.

Live your dreams by organizing yourself effectively.

My course outlines 11 steps to follow to succeed. Feel organized, orderly and clear by following each fundamental. Easy peasy.

Imagine me laying out what you need to do to succeed with your blog. Doesn’t that feel good? Don’t you feel clear, confident and organized, knowing I give you 11 steps to succeed?

Blogging resources from top pros organize your thoughts, feelings and actions. Invest in my course. Buy a blueprint. Be organized.

Visualize Your Dreams

Dream big dreams.

Visualize your dreams to be organized.

Dreaming big dreams creates order in your mind. Thoughts flow smoothly, calmly and confidently to you. Imagine how organized you’d feel as thoughts flow smoothly through your mind.

Seeing your dreams in vivid detail alerts you; you have it. Dreams preview life experience.

Knowing your dream flows to you, you blog from an organized, calm, confident, detached, knowing energy.

Add as many details to your mental picture as possible. I make my vision feel real to be organized, efficient and effective.

Blog from a Calm, Detached, Knowing Energy

Everything is energy.

Organized bloggers blog from a calm, detached, knowing energy.

I am relaxed sitting in an airport in the Philippines now. No worry, no stress, no hurry, no disorganized, jumbled thoughts.

This was from my 5 week trip to Turkey.

how to be an organized blogger

Take a deep breath. Slow down. Calm down. Success finds you as you blog from an organized, relaxed energy.

Do Only a Few Things

I blog organized because my mind races not in 100 directions with 100 things to do.

I sell my course.

I sell my eBooks.

I sell my audio books.

I write blog posts, broadcast videos and comment on blogs.

Simple.

Easy peasy.

Bloggers organize their day effectively by doing only a few things.

No sense adding disorganized chaos by trying to master many disciplines. Impossible, anyway, because where your energy goes, grows. Give energy to 10 disciplines and none grow. Of course you become disorganized too, trying to wear many hats. But doing a few things only ensures you see rapid growth in those few areas.

This is why people call me the king of guest posting, the king of blog commenting and I landed a featured on John Chow Dot Com as a live video blogger to follow.

Care for Your Mind and Body

I do 90 minutes of yoga daily plus I exercise for 60 minutes daily.

Taking care of mind and body helps me be organized because feeling good leads to organization.

Highly successful bloggers take care of their mind and body to reach the top of their niche. Walk. Meditate. Do deep yin yoga.

Self care leads to self organization.

Beware Robotic Practical Tips

I am organized whether I check email once daily, once every 2 days or 30 times daily. Makes no difference. I am an energetic being of feelings, not a mindless robot.

Never organize your blogging day based on robotic, practical tips because said tips may not work for you.

Organize yourself and your blog by listening to your intuition before all else.

You may vibe with 1 or 4 of the above tips. Listen to the voice within. Take what works for you.

Get organized.

Observe Top Bloggers Closely

Top bloggers offer you clues for better organizing.

Some top pros only read 1-2 sentence emails and ignore all else. Doing so reduces all unclear noise in his inbox and keeps him organized.

I learned how to be organized by studying the most organized bloggers on earth; the big dawgs.

Learn from the best to be effective, efficient and organized.

Being an organized blogger takes practice but all practice leads toward greater success.

I never could circle the globe and succeed online if I was not organized.

Order your thoughts.

Order your feelings.

Organize your mind.

All begins from within.

Organizing begins with organized thoughts and feelings.

Feel good.

Enjoy the blogging ride.

Get organized.

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