In the United States and Canada, People spend thousands on weight loss programs, just to achieve the super-fabulous shape.
And for bloggers who are addicted to guest posting as a way to drive quality traffic and build credibility, we know it’s not enough to write a guest post – doing it the right way is the key.
A lot of guest bloggers still struggle to grow their blog and businesses, but you can change the approach, while sticking to the principles.
In this post, I want to quickly reveal the 3 essential weight loss lessons for successful guest posting. I actually own a weight loss blog, and the lessons I share are proven to work for you – they’re not mere lessons, rather, they’re the core lessons to succeed in every life’s adventure. Let’s dive in:
1. Be Discipline Is Mandatory
A lot of people fail to lose weight, not because they’ve BIG obstacles stopping them, but because they aren’t disciplined. We know there are two arms to losing weight: eat the right meals, and exercise regularly. All fitness instructions can be found within these arms.
The same thing goes with guest posting. If you’re guest blogger (and you should be), discipline is the #1 secret ingredient to achieve success. If you keep tweeting and Pinning every beautiful image you find, where is the time to write your guest posts.
When I started guest posting, I didn’t apply discipline to it, and it showed in my traffic. I didn’t drive any significant traffic or attract paying clients. There is no alternative to getting published, than to sit down, research and write your contents.
Whatever the weight loss coach instructs will not work, unless the person instructed is disciplined enough to follow it.
2. Be Consistent!
Are you consistent with guest posting?
Being consistent is closely tied to discipline and both are like Two Siamese Twins that cannot be separated. A lot of people want to lose 20 pounds in a month, but they’re not willing to stay committed to the manual given.
Waking up early to exercise can do so much to your health, even as a blogger who wants to be super-productive. Only few people persevere when they fail – others simply give up and complain.
I learnt a few months ago, that losing weight is easier than we think. In fact, all those free reports and $37 e-book is confusing people – and you don’t need any expensive weight loss program to achieve success. Just stay focused, keep at it until you see results.
Guest posting may not produce instant results, but if you remain consistent, a time would come when your contents will spread across the web, sending a handful of targeted traffic to your blog. Be consistent, that’s my secret – that’s our secrets!
3. Free Isn’t free at all?
The best things in life are free, isn’t it?
Off course, they’re. But the best thing in life may not necessarily apply to your blog and give you success. It’s true that Google has all the answers to things you desperately need, and you pay nothing to access it.
But here is the deal: there is no free lunch anywhere. If you want to grow your blog, become popular and make money, you need to invest money. If free is the best, why didn’t you use “blogger.com” as your CMS blogging platform?
In 2008 when I was overweight, I read all manner of weight loss articles, and got no results.
But when I paid for a 2-hour weight loss program, the results of investment became clearer to me. Another vital thing to understand is that, when you invest money into your business, you become extra careful, committed and hard working.
When I launched my weight loss blog that features weight watchers promotion code and Bistro md coupon codes, I purchased well-written SEO articles and backlinks. You should do the same to your blog.
Free articles, reports and software may have some answers, but for the sake of building a viable business, set some money aside and use it to further expand your business. I learnt this weight loss lesson the hard way, don’t settle for ‘free.’
Weight Loss Lesson Recap
There you’ve it, the three weight loss lessons to make you a success in guest blogging adventures. But these lessons can equally help in your niche blogs, family and career. All in all, action is the “BEST” thing in life. See you at the top!
Advanced Blogging Tip: Have a Poor Link Memory
I create oodles of content daily. One tip to being prolific is to have a poor link memory. I forget what I published content-wise and link-wise to keep publishing content frequently. Do you know how most bloggers publish one blog post, include a link to a product and/or service, and keep checking the post again and again, to see how the link performs as far as clicks and conversions and sales and profits and money? I never do that. I have no time and energy to check how my links perform because I have a terrible link memory. I am always on to the next piece of content to create and the next link to place and the next person to help because I have a poor link memory. I forget links. This works perfectly for me; makes me super duper prolific.
Most bloggers attach to and cling to particular business links. What happens if you attach to a link? You give attention and energy to checking the link again and again instead of creating more content from a generous, prolific energy. How can you appear to be all over your niche if you check links regularly throughout the day and if you are not creating helpful, new pieces of content? You cannot be super successful if you are not prolific and you cannot be super prolific unless you have a poor link memory. Be generous, abundant and detached by forgetting links you place in posts; especially links pointing to business opportunities.
I link to my blogging course quite a bit but never get attached to any one link or blog post or guest post through which I link to it. Why? I have more fish to fry. I have more content to create and more bloggers to bond with and more folks to help and more bloggers to connect with and heck, after converting 50 more of my eBooks to paperback, I will have over 200 products about on Amazon, under the Blogging From Paradise umbrella. That is a lot of products to promote! We need to have a poor link memory to forget the prior link we promoted so we can move forward and promote more links, more content and greater blogging success. Envision yourself having an abundant mindset. What happens if you do not feel like anything seems short, scarce or running out? Being prolific is what happens. Being generous is easier if you are not burdened by any link to promote, to review and to assess regularly. I am not opposed to scanning metrics if doing so feels good and relaxing but most bloggers never take the time to assess their genuine feelings when it comes to how they feel promoting links.
I do. I am ruthless in assessing, observing, embracing and moving along my energies because watching your energy is the key to blogging success. Blogging from abundance, relaxation and trust leads to success while blogging from fear, scarcity, tension and anxiety leads to failure.
Which road do you prefer to take?
How to Get Over the Fear Nobody Will Buy Your Product
Promote the heck out of the product. Unearth fears. Feel fears. See fears come true. Release fears. Sell your product. More and more folks buy your product only if you face, feel and release fears aligned with the product. If you hold the fears ya ain’t selling the product. Even if you publish a blogging product – like my blogging course – and sell it for a little bit you will not generate big sales until you fail enough to finally feel fears triggered by failure. Feeling fears clears fears which clears resistance which helps you inspire more people to buy the product.
Getting over this fear is messy. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete loser? Nope. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete fraud, or huckster, or embarrassed or ashamed? Nope. You hate trying so hard and then, no freaking people buy the course you promoted 10,000 times but doing so and feeling fears triggered simply makes it easy to promote the product, because feeling and getting over the fear makes you promote the product like you breathe. Being in that space, plenty of people see the product and more folks buy the product.
I promoted my blogging course to the tune of 8,000 page views before someone bought it. 8000 page views was nothing. I had to clear fear-resistance during the 8,000 page views to show the world how fun, freeing and inspired this course was. Fear cleared, more people bought it at 10 times the initial price versus the initial cheapy price. Raising the price ten fold? Yep; another fear for me to conquer. But I did it, and far more people bought it at $350 than at $36. See how funny fear works? You fear something, refuse to feel the fear, and struggle. But feeling the fear and doing it anyway leads to increasing success. Buy the course for a fun, entertaining, inspired blogging guide. Tis the season for celebration and joy and love and fun, helpful blogging courses.
I have no tips for nudging into fear save meditating and doing yoga frequently. Following each habit expands your awareness which helps you become intimately aware of your fears, so you can feel fears and release fears. Feels rough but this is part of the blogging journey if you want to get over the fear of selling your stuff. Hey; do you want to hurt people, mislead people or lie to people with your blogging product? No? Then just sell the thing already. Ship it. Publish it. Fear is so insidious. Fear makes you do what you do not want to do, if you trust fear. Fear causes you to tune into an alternate, illusory universe, where nothing is true and everything is lies, smoke and mirrors. Do you really want to take that road? I did not think so.
All I can do is be a cheerleader. You need to be the athlete on the court, not the fan on the sidelines. Get on the court. Publish your product. Promote your product. You will eventually face, feel and release all the fears you need to release to become a successful blogger and to sell your product successfully, too. Get in the game. People will buy your product when you get clear on it.
Pro Blogging Tip: Release Expectations
Am I asking you to be a Blogging Buddha? Nope. Not really. No one save enlightened beings completely releases expectations but us mere mortals clinging some to a worldly life can largely release expectations, to become successful and to enjoy the blogging journey. 10 minutes ago, I checked my email. I received a few. I clearly make it difficult to get in touch with me through email because I want to give most attention and energy to building a passive income empire. Every second I spend in email, I could be spending creating content and building connections. Knowing this, it feels good to receive few emails because it helps me scale and move forward from an abundant energy.
Unfortunately, most bloggers have heavy expectations when it comes to receiving email. Bloggers expect a chock filled inbox, with all types of clients, Paypal payments and sponsored post deals. What happens if you get 3 emails daily, all responses to comments? Your expectations not being met levels you, depressing you, making you sad, sapping your energy. If you expect some sweet outcome and reality is not delivering you the outcome to fulfill the expectation, you eventually lose your blogging motivation and quit. Or you make the massive mistake of quitting after seeing your expectations fall short, then, you begin blogging again, quit again after expectations are unfulfilled, and you suffer through this vicious cycle until you fail and quit for good.
Release expectations. Begin blogging with an intent to live your dreams but let go the anchor of expectation because either you feel hopeless after not getting what you expected or you feel average when expectations line up or you feel super high and excited after exceeding expectations, leading to an imminent crash after your emotions settle down. Expectations are anchors, pulling you down, holding you back, preventing meteoric blogging growth. I expect little to nothing blogging-wise because my day is about having fun helping people to blog successfully. I cannot go wrong whether I sell a copy of my blogging course or not because I have no expectations; I just promote the course in a seeming billion places (coming soon) and leave things at that.
If anything, allow a little part of yourself to desire some expectation but make it tiny. Why? If the expectation does not come true quickly, you will keep blogging from an energetic, relaxed, abundant vibe, positioning yourself to succeed. Harboring wee expectations means you remain unstirred if the expectations do not manifest; no crushed, hopeless feeling. Meanwhile, most bloggers with grand, wild expectations often slam into tons of resistance because no spectacular dream comes through and manifest overnight. Living your dream life through blogging requires years and thousands upon thousands of hours of generous service.
Blog for an absolute love of blogging. Be passionate about the blogging process. Release largely on outcomes because weighing yourself down with expectations slows you down. Imagine desiring big blogging bucks only to see an empty inbox for the next 3 months? 90 plus days, zero dollars. After the 90th day, most bloggers quit blogging for good, because they came up so short on their expectations, being frustrated, disgusted, and tired of wasting their time.
Fall in love with the process – not outcomes – to fuel yourself for your blogging journey.
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