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How to Build a Profitable Blog through Twitter

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Are you confused about how to build a profitable blog through Twitter?

The non-stop, rapid-fire tweet nature of the platform can intimidate even seasoned bloggers.

By following a few steps you can cut through the confusion to set a foundation for increasing your blogging profits on Twitter.

 

1: Tweet on Topic

 

Tweet with a plan in mind.

Tweet on topic to send a loud, clear message to your following.

A blogging tips blogger would predominantly tweet blogging tips themed blog posts and text-only updates.

Become an expert in one area by getting clear on your ideal twitter follower.

Build your authority and maximize your blogging profits by tweeting on topic.

Some Twitter followers will gladly:

  • Buy your eBooks
  • Buy your audio books
  • Hire you for your services
  • Purchase your audio course

…if you establish your expertise in one area by tweeting on topic.

 

2: Use Hashtags (Sometimes)

 

Add hashtags to some tweets to drive targeted traffic to your Twitter account.

Hashtags lend a targeted element to your tweeting campaign.

Jeff Bullas uses hashtags frequently to draw in a targeted, engaged following.

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Some tweeters may look for helpful personal development tweets by searching for hashtags like:

  • #selfhelp
  • #personaldevelopment

Add hashtags to a few of your tweets each day to drive a steady flow of targeted, buying Twitter traffic to your profile page.

 

3: @Reply Your Retweeters

 

Reply to your retweeters.

Build trust.

Maximize your blogging earnings potential by forming bonds with your most loyal fans.

I @reply my retweeters and followers frequently on Twitter.

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Give love to tweeters who show you the most love. These tweeters will inspire their Twitter followings to retweet your stuff which expands your presence on the platform.

Trust is the #1 currency in the blogging profits game.

Earn trust by actively engaging your retweeters with the @reply button.

Until you generate 50 retweets or more daily engage every retweeter to build bonds with your audience.

 

4: Retweet Influential Bloggers from Your Niche

 

Share helpful, relevant content from authority bloggers to build your authority.

Craft your Twitter stream into a valued, niche-specific resource.

Build your reputation. Develop prospering bonds with successful bloggers.

Most of your blogging profits will grow from the collective efforts of successful bloggers you befriend through various channels like Twitter, Facebook, G Plus, blog commenting and guest posting.

Make friends with blogging pros. Learn from these influencers.

Generously share their content to form mutually beneficial partnerships with these blogging experts.

 

5: Focus on Connections over Clout

 

Concentrate on building 1 to 1 connections over trying to become an influencer.

Respond to individuals to gradually grow your friend network on the platform.

Sam Hurley is a master at forming intimate, immensely powerful 1 to 1 connections on Twitter.

Follow his account to better understand where the greatest blogging profits reside: in the individual bonds you build with other tweeters.

Form bonds with fellow tweeters one person at a time to expand your reach and to maximize your blogging profit potential.

 

6: DM New Followers

 

Greet new followers with a manual, personalized direct message.

Punctuate the message with a link to your blog.

Sample message:

“Thanks for connecting with me John. https://www.bloggingfromparadise.com/

Short and punchy works with DMs. Long messages don’t work with DMs.

As your follower count increases – or if you’re already attracting 10 to 100 followers daily – send personalized DMs to just a few new followers.

 

7:  Schedule Tweets to Reach Your Readers

 

Use Twitter’s new Dashboard app to schedule tweets for your readers.

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If most of your readers live in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States consider tweeting new blog posts at 8 AM.

Cater tweets to maximize your blog visibility.

Consider using 3rd party apps like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or SocialOomph for more robust solutions.

 

8: Tweet Text-Only Updates

 

Smart bloggers tweet text-only updates to:

  • Establish authority
  • Solidify their expertise
  • Boost retweets

Tweeting links all day long sends off a strained, desperate, traffic-greedy vibe guaranteed to repel influential followers who could expand your Twitter presence quickly.

Take your foot off of the “blogging link” pedal once in a while.

Tweet text-only links addressing your reader’s pain points.

Ask questions.

Share answers.

See Twitter for what it is: a microblogging platform best used to both share links and 140 character text updates to solve your reader’s most pressing problems.

 

9 : Persist

 

I had 1 Twitter follower nearly a decade ago.

My current day 44,000 follower, engaged following grew through the power of persistence.

Persist.

Remember why you’re tweeting.

Think about all the people you’ll help while enjoying your blogging niche.

Attract a targeted, engaged, ever growing Twitter following to set the foundation for a profitable, successful blog.

Follow each of the above tips daily to build your blogging profits through Twitter.

 

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Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

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Long Term Blogging Success: Co-Creation Not Manipulation

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Every blogger who succeeds over the long haul did so through co-creation.

Two blogger met. Two people make friends. Both friends help each other out, for a co-creation, and see greater success due to the co-creation.

I have seen this happen so much in my blogging life over the past 10 years. I befriended Zac many years ago. He invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Years later, all the co-creating I did through 800 plus guest posts helped:

  • increase my blog traffic
  • increase my blogging profits
  • increase my DA
  • increase my brand exposure

Think about it guys; all top bloggers make friends with other bloggers, both parties help each other, and we all win. You win, I win, and our fellow bloggers win.

No Manipulation

You will never create long-term blogging success by trying to manipulate people through fear, smoke, mirrors and other silly tactics, because doing so is like building your blogging business on a house of cards. Even the smallest breeze of resistance knocks down the cards, and your blogging business with it. Bad idea.

What do I mean by manipulation? Imagine you write a blog post filled with bold promises of how to make 6 figures a year, telling bloggers you know the way. You share no specific strategies for making 6 figures. Nope. But you do make big, hyped up claims, filling the 1000 word post with some hefty, silly promises. What are you trying to do? Manipulate humans into following your blog, buying your stuff and giving you money. Your intent is to use fear, greed and desperation to GET money from people. Using fear manipulates people into doing what they do not want to do, for a temporary income boost, for you. But again, imagine a house of cards. A barely detectable breeze knocks down the house, and a seemingly tiny detail knocks down and destroys your blogging business.

When I was a new blogger a LONG time ago, one blogger who claimed to be a 6 figure earner admitted he was lying. He disappeared instantly. His blogging business died because he lied about making 6 figures, because he wanted to manipulate people into giving him money.

Co-Creating Benefits All over the Long Haul

If you guest post on other blogs, you and fellow bloggers create helpful content that promotes lasting success. Imagine building a house on a rock solid foundation, on a granite mountain. Wow! That is a serious foundation. Nothing moves that home. Even a decent earthquake barely makes the house shake. This is what it’s like to co-create content with fellow bloggers.

You both create something together – through a shared post and shared domain name – that is good, and leads to something good and beneficial. Fear and manipulation? No involvement in this process. Love and abundance and service, this is it, and this is why you become successful in building a rock solid foundation, and, in becoming a pro blogger.

How Can You Co-Create?

A few ideas:

  • guest post on your blog
  • guest post on other blogs
  • create joint videos
  • create joint podcasts
  • create joint business ventures

Ultimately, you can co-create with fellow bloggers in countless ways. Being creative is your only requirement.

Think of how the co-creating benefits all of humanity. Think of all the people you can help through your co-creation. Put people ahead of your immediate needs and also, bring other bloggers on board to see the greatest impact over the long haul.

Be generous, help people, make friends and gain exposure. Build a viable, long term, meaningful blogging business. Observe manipulative, flash in the pan bloggers come and go. I have seen thousands of these types die a quick death, like moths flying too close to the flame-temptation of quick, easy riches.

Co-create to out last virtually everybody else in your blogging niche.

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Do You Need to Make a Huge Blogging Shift?

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Sometimes, you get bogged down with your blogging routine. Routines feel comfortable, right?

But blogging is a feeling game like life is a feeling game. All flows based on your emotions. If you feel really good – first – then you take good feeling blogging actions and over time, with patience and trust, see good feeling blogging results.

Unfortunately, most humans give almost zero thought to their emotions before diving in to a blogging routine. Bloggers believe you need to do something or follow a set routine to succeed, to drive traffic, and to make money. Day after day, year after year, most bloggers follow a routine without giving zero thought to how they are feeling, if they enjoy blogging, if they have fun following the routine, and if they feel detached, patient and trusting in the process.

This is the only reason why as of about 7 years ago, 80% of bloggers never made more than $100 during their blogging careers. If 8 out of 10 humans can not make $100 through blogging over 1, 2, 5 or 10 years, 8 out of 10 bloggers clearly give zero thought to their feelings BEFORE blogging. Feel bad, and you see no money. But those 2 out of 10 bloggers who feel really good make lots of money over the long haul.

Shift

Maybe it is time to make a shift, guys.

2-3 months ago I made one shift. 1 month ago I made an even bigger shift; quite huge, for me. But what I did differently made almost zero difference. How I chose to feel marked the big shift, then, I moved into different blogging actions.

For example, I faced some deep fears, felt the fears, and instantly, after feeling pretty crappy for a short time, I felt better and better. Choosing to face fear, clear it, and feel better, helped me see things clearly. I tired of my blogging schedule, my social sharing groups, blog commenting and heavy cross promotion. In truth, I hated it. I did have some fun with each for a while but the passion long left me. Since how you feel before and while you blog means everything, my mindset-feeling shift told me I’d have so much fun guest posting. So as of about 3-4 weeks ago – maybe less – all I do is guest posting because I have fun guest posting and guest posting comes easily to me.

Making the shift involved facing deep fears of failure, loss and struggle. I had to feel the fear of letting go lifeless activities for me – at the time – to clear out the fear, and properly release these strategies, and to move forward so I could feel good, then, decide what blogging actions would feel fun and easy and enjoyable to me.

All shifts happen emotionally first, by your choice. After feeling some muck and then feeling better, you clearly and intuitively feel through the next fun-feeling, enjoyable step.

What About You?

Do you need to make any shifts with your blogging campaign? Or do you need to make one big, sweeping, all-encompassing shift?

Getting caught up in blogging routines feels comfortable, familiar and safe, sometimes. But do you feel good before you begin the routine? Do you feel good working the routine? Do you feel detached, relaxed, trusting and like you are cared for, and prospering, while following your blogging routine?

Be honest to make a necessary shift. If you love following your routine, cool. Proceed. But most humans are taught – me included – to follow some routine (no matter how you feel) to get something, specifically money, so you can avoid failure, struggle, poverty, going hungry, illness, and embarrassment. This is exactly why most humans work jobs. Follow a routine to get money even if you feel really bad or terrible following the work-routine; aka, even if you hate your job and it feels lifeless, or soul-less.

May be time for a big shift guys.

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Why Comedians Teach You a Powerful Blogging Lesson

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Last night I saw a funny comedian perform in Atlantic City.

Chris Delia charmed the audience with his silly, somewhat absurd, level of humor.

He also explained how comedians need thick skin to become successful. Humor is a very personal, subjective topic. Some people find some comedians hysterical but never laugh at other comedians. As you imagine, bombing feels terrible to most comedians. At least until they develop a thick skin.

I once read how Kevin Hart often waited until 1 AM to work an open mic. Sometimes he waited until 1 AM and the place closed down so he never got the chance to do his set. Imagine how thick-skinned you need to be to not let that bother you? Is it any wonder why he is now worth $150 million? He became immune to criticism, failure and rejection. As a matter of fact, after developing a thick skin, he likely did not see criticism, failure or rejection.

All those evenings of 1 AM sets in front of 1-2 lifeless people or all those nights of being told to go home at 1 AM after waiting for hours to do his act purged the fear of criticism, failure and rejection from his being. Void of these fears, he rose up to being one of the most famous, wealthy and powerful comedians on earth.

Bloggers Need Thick Skin

I once promoted a course to the tune of 8000 page views before I sold one copy. Did I quit promoting the course? No. I developed a thick skin during the process. I did not see 8000 rejections. I only saw meeting and helping more human beings through my blog. Even during moments when I felt like giving up I trusted in myself and believed in the blogging process. Quitting and failure were no options for me. But in the same vein, I needed to be thick skinned to see through criticism, rejection and failure.

I needed to be aware of opportunity amid the appearance of nobody reading my blog. Toss in being patient and persistent in helping folks during my most trying times and you have a pretty thick-skinned individual.

Do Not Care What People Think

Chris Delia shared how he could care less what people thought about him. He dressed down a few hecklers during the show.

Comedians succeed because they care less about what people think of their acts; being heckled, ignored or criticized had nothing to do with their belief in self and their belief in their comedic style.

As a blogger, give no thought to what people think of you. Guess what? You cannot control your reputation. No matter how long and hard you work in life to maintain a positive reputation, you can never physically control what people think of you. I am largely a nice guy 99.99% of the time yet some people genuinely hate me. I cannot control their demons. Plus I know we see the world as we see ourselves so if someone hates themselves I cannot do anything about that self-loathing.

Focus on yourself. Focus on what you think about yourself because this is the only thing that matters. Being comfortable in your own skin aligns you with loving, loyal followers who appreciate you for who you are. Let go everybody else. Critics form an energetic yoke if you care about their thoughts but dissolve into thin air when you could care less about what they think of you.

Bloggers become successful because these few folks who have thick skins shine brightly in a world of thin-skinned bloggers who fear criticism, judgment and rejection. The few who step it up do wonders because we all want a piece of free spirits who march to the beat of their own drum without caring what people think, say or do, in response or reaction to them simply being themselves.

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