Your new blog is set up, and it has a fabulous looking design.
It’s time to start getting a lot of traffic and make sales.
Here’s where things get tough, and people quit.
Registering your domain name was easy
Setting up your website was easy. Maybe you did that in WordPress.
Finding a nice design for your site was easy. Or, you hired a talented web designer to do that for you.
But things don’t look so good when it comes to getting traffic.
Why is that?
Internet marketing is a skill.
The bright side is that all skills are learnable.
After reading this article, you’ll have the marketing skills required to grow the traffic of your newly-launched website.
The #1 Problem 95% Of New Websites Have
Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity of working on a lot of new websites, and I found a common problem most have:
Their contents suck.
In fact, I almost vomit when I see some contents.
Most of those contents don’t add value to web readers’ lives.
Most of those contents don’t bring anything new to the table.
They are already a lot of sub-par contents on the web. Web readers don’t need more.
They want a kind of content that blows everything out of the water.
They want EPIC contents.
Would a web reader say “Holy Smokes!” after reading your content.
If not, then you have to reconsider.
You may have to find another great content idea.
Recently, I read a new content, and I quickly went to the comment section to say something before anyone does.
To my surprise, there were already a few comments like:
“That’s incredibly useful!”
“That’s exactly what I needed!”
Those are the kind of comments you should see on your blog post.
Before you write any content, you should see if you can do better than what’s already out there.
If you can’t do better than your competitors, then it’s better you just forget about getting traffic online.
What are the things you can do to get loads of traffic online?
The BIG Difference Between “Great Content” And “The Right Content”
I’m a big fan of this phrase:
I use that phrase a lot.
But what most beginner marketers don’t know is that there’s a big difference between a great content and the right content.
A great content is great – but great for nothing.
The right content could send massive web visitors to your website.
The right content can lower your customer acquisition cost by over ninety percent, and send you a lot of ready-to-buy visitors than any paid marketing channel out there.
The right content is what you need to make your website an overnight success.
The influencers in your niche are part of the process of making the right content.
When Alex Turnbull, the founder of Groove made the right content, his business blog got 1,000+ subscribers from a single post in 24 hours.
Groove has never looked back since then. In fact, they are currently on their way to generating $500,000 in monthly revenue. That’s the power of publishing the right contents.
How do you publish the right contents?
Just follow these steps:
Step #1: Find the influential people in your niche.
Step #2: Find out what your influencers care about (what they like to share with their followers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, etc.).
Step #3: Create content on that topic.
Step #4: Ask them to share your content.
It only takes four steps to create an amazing content that will get massive traffic to your website.
Influencers are always willing to share a content that’s about a topic or an issue they care so much about.
When you ask them to share that kind of content, they do that with ease because they know their fans will love it.
By using this powerful traffic building strategy, your new website will instantly be exposed to a big audience.
Instead of trying to build your own audience from scratch, why not leverage an influencer who already got a massive following?
Do Things That Don’t Scale By Hunting Your First Few Readers By Hand
Here’s the ugly truth:
Getting your first 100 visitors would be HARD!
Getting your first 1,000 visitors would be easy.
Getting your first 10,000 visitors would be easier.
And getting your first 100,000 would be very, very easier.
A lot of blog owners are stuck in the first, hard phase, which is getting their first 100 visits.
If you can only get those tangible 100 visits, taking it from there would be easy. This is what I often hear from most startups founders and bloggers.
I’m a big fan of the phrase “do things that don’t scale.”
Since Paul Graham said that in one of his blog posts back in 2013, a lot of startup founders and writers have found success just by sticking with that idea.
Most of us are blinded by the dream of instant success that we never take that first most important step.
Doing things that don’t scale is the best way to guarantee success and get people visiting your blog and spreading the word about it.
It’s the surest traffic building strategy that never fails.
Here’s how it works:
Instead of waiting for people to come to your website, why not visit them one-by-one and ask them to come to your site.
By going to them on-by-one, what I mean is, getting to know each one of them personally.
This powerful strategy has never failed me.
In fact, I’ve used it to hunt thousands of customers.
One of my friends who run a driving school in Brooklyn got tens of customers using this effective strategy alone. It works.
You don’t have to be smart to use this strategy.
Who are your target audience and where do they hang out online?
Can you get their emails?
Email each one of them to let them know about your content.
Ask them to share your contents on Facebook and Twitter, or anywhere more of your audience hangs out.
Guest Blogging Is The Key To Increasing Your Traffic, Authority, And Fans
When Google engineer, Matt Cutts mentioned guest blogging as being a black hat link building strategy, the whole web was surprised, and that sparked a lot of debates.
Matt Cutts himself quickly move to clarify things that guest blogging isn’t a black hat link building strategy.
It only becomes black hat when people are publishing low-quality, spammy posts as guest posts.
He is right.
Guest bloggers that fail to provide real value are pure black hats, and their websites should be banned from showing up on the Google search engine.
Guest blogging that provides real value is what I’m talking about here. That’s the real guest blogging that will grow your traffic, authority, and followers.
Guest blogging is perfect for generating high-quality traffic.
There are many blogs out there with a huge, engaged audience. Why not guest post on them to drive traffic back to your website?
Guest blogging has been a very effective marketing strategy for a long time, and it will continue to be as long as you’re providing real value to other people’s blog.
What Is Your Blog Post Publishing Frequency and Why?
From time to time, assess how frequently you publish blog posts. Ask yourself why? Sit. Wait for an honest answer.
I publish 4-5 blog posts daily. Sometimes I publish 6 posts. Why? I share oodles of helpful videos, podcasts and articles but on a deeper level, I intend to get my 124 eBooks in a billion hands or more. Yes; I wrote and self-published 124 bite-sized eBooks. Publishing 6 posts daily allows me to promote 6 different eBooks daily on my blog. I also publish 3 or more guest posts daily to share value and promote my eBooks in more spots. Note; that is 3 or more eBook promotions, in addition to all of my eBooks I promote on social media.
Promoting 124 eBooks daily is no joke. I needed to raise my vibe, practice writing and video and podcasting and get clear on upping my post frequency to drive traffic and business through an approach. I see my blog more as a high volume, blogging news portal, like CNN or Fox News, and less a blog for publishing weekly and leaving it at that. Hey; that is just me, though.
You may be different because all bloggers hold different intents and vibe at different frequencies. Imagine blogging once monthly. Today, you set an intent to publish 5 posts daily between videos, articles and podcasts. Seems foolish, right? Few humans make this quantum leap without putting in years of writing practice and also giving substantial attention and energy to energy management, or, mindset work. Never raise your blog post frequency from energies of fear and delusion; burnout and failure await.
But do bump up frequency if it feels fun, relaxing, prospering and generous to publish more frequently.
On the flip side, pull back on blog post frequency if your current schedule feels heavy, tiring, exhausting and overwhelming.
Only you know how frequently you post and why you post at that clip. You know the honest answer. Be straight with yourself.
Optimal Blog Post Frequency
Follow your fun and relaxation.
What feels really good and fun and relaxing, but maybe a bit uncomfortable, to you? Run with it. Daily? Awesome. Weekly? Cool. Twice daily? Great. One post, one day, and 3 posts, the following day? Why not? If readers enjoy your content they read your content, keeping up with what they can keep up with. Trust your gut.
I advise publishing at least weekly in most cases unless you publish a long form post monthly ranking well on Google, genuinely knocking folk’s socks off. Why? People forget you as you vanish from the stream for a month at a time. Blogs are news portals for your niche. News should not be published monthly. Weekly at a minimum works fine for news updates.
Making Money and Frequency
In my eBook:
I break down how you find buyers for your business online.
Pondering post frequency, money flows to frequent posters and less frequent posters. Everything money-wise depends on your clarity with receiving money and following your frequency strategy because your energy dictates your income. Feel good, and at peace, and relaxed, about your blog post frequency. Success will find you based on your money energy and life energy, independent of your blog post frequency.
Do the inner work and the outer results expand freely and easily over time.
Blogging Income Tip: How Do You Feel about Money?
As I promote my eBook:
I ponder one massive source of anxiety for most bloggers: money. Most of you grew up with money limiting beliefs. Money does not grow on trees. Money is not easy. Money is hard to get. Money is scarce. If you want money, get used to owning and facing each money fear because blogging full time requires you to work for free, generously, for a while, and no human with money fears works for free. All humans clinging to heavy money fears only work for pay. What is working for pay? Jobs. Working for someone allows you to get paid for every hour you work because being employees guarantees payment, per work, per your contract.
Guess what? Blogging is a different animal. Nobody gets paid to be an individual, business-owning blogger because blogging is a business. Business is about building something to boost skills and exposure to where your streams of income yield cash for you. Complete 180 from being an employee because you need face money fears, release fears, and proceed from a generous energy to gain skills and exposure enough to earn a full time income through your blog.
How do you feel about money? Does money feel scarce to you? Do you fear running out of money? Be honest guys. Being straight with yourself allows you to make money because before you make money through your blog, you need to face, feel and release money fears. Why? You never move into actions required to make money being burdened by the heavy fear of losing money, a yoke that saddles most of humanity.
I have noted how Gary Vaynerchuk did 2000 YouTube interviews before he began to get major media and TV coverage. He worked for free for 2000 interviews because he was not burdened by the terror of losing money, vibing abundance and generosity and trust. Most of humanity is so scared to lose all of their money that they never give one interview for free; these people work jobs to guarantee they get money for what they do work-wise, but sacrifice their fun and freedom in the process. You cannot live your dreams through blogging if you have no vision for the future and you cannot create a vision if you feel weighed down by the fear of money loss. How can you dream big dreams if you secretly feel terrified to lose it all? The fear of losing it all dominates your mind, body and actions so you will just work a job to get money and you will treat your blog casually, because your blog does not yield money, like your job.
Of course, your blog does not yield money because you vibe a poverty consciousness and poverty-vibing folks never do the generous giving – working for free, for a sustained period of time – to position themselves for success, a’la Gary Vee and his 2000 YouTube interviews. I have written and published nearly 1000 posts on Blogging Tips. Nobody paid me directly for writing and publishing these posts but the traffic and links and money I gained indirectly through these nearly 1000 posts helped me live a neat life. I began giving generously the moment I faced my money fears.
Expect to do the same if you want to live your dreams through blogging.
What Few Bloggers Understand
I live a pretty sexy life. I have circled the globe for the past eight years through blogging. Pretty cool, right?
But my blogging duties are seemingly mundane, not too sexy at all and in moments, quite boring. I genuinely love blogging. I have fun doing what I do. But I am also a human being experiencing a wide range of emotions on an hour to hour basis. Sometimes, I just want to go to sleep for a little bit because I feel tired and a bit bored with the blogging process. But if I intuitively know it is time to write a blog post I just write the blog post. In these moments, blogging feels boring and mundane and plain and not too sexy. But doing the seemingly mundane things in boring moments lays the foundation for living a spectacular dream life through blogging.
Few bloggers understand this basic fact of sometimes boring activities laying the foundation for a spectacular dream life. Most bloggers believe I do exciting, inspired and amazing things all day long to live an amazing life. This is 100% not true and nothing could be further from the fact. Blogging is fun for me most of the time but sometimes blogging feels boring. Even when blogging feels fun I am not doing anything earth-shattering or jaw-dropping anytime I write and publish blog posts and comment on blogs and promote one or all of my 100 plus ebooks. Does tapping a retweet button and sharing one of my eBooks on Twitter seem earth-shattering? Nope. Simple. East too. But few bloggers understand simple blogging activities lead to great blogging success.
Most bloggers believe you live your dreams through blogging by trying to knock the ball out of the park with viral blog posts and partnerships with the top bloggers on earth. Nope. You live your dreams by simply publishing helpful content, building friendships with top bloggers by being generous and asking for nothing, and by opening multiple streams of income from an abundant, trusting energy. Each of those steps is simple to put into action but sometimes taking each of those steps feel scary or highly uncomfortable. Nudge through the fear. Take the step. Simple, generous actions eventually lead to spectacular results because all meaningful blogging ventures begin with simple, generous actions. Do not believe top bloggers hit home runs everyday. We hit singles again and again and again and again for 10000 to 20000 hours until all those singles add up to something dazzling over the long haul.
Think in terms of tiny impressions made multiple times daily. I could have tried to write a viral guest post on this blog 3 years ago when I first published posts here. But I just chose to do a solid job writing a simple post some 900 times. Now I have written and published 900 + guest posts on this blog which means on a single blog alone I have 900 links or more, based on the ebooks of mine I link to as well. 900 + links leads up to something pretty sexy and spectacular but it was the simple, generous actions I took daily over 3 years of my life that led to the stunning long-term success. Blogging is doing simple things generously for hours daily for years of your life to build something special and meaningful.
Never believe that top bloggers hit home runs every day for a few weeks before they made it big. Anybody who makes it big does seemingly little things with love and generosity every single day over the course of years of their lives. Imagine 10000 to 20000 hours of doing simple things and you get an idea of what it takes to live a spectacular dream life through the medium of blogging.
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