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.
Blog Traffic Loves Generous Service
Blog traffic absolutely loves generous service. Do you want to succeed? Help oodles of people for free through blogging and guest posting. Toss in helping bloggers by noting bloggers on your blog, by commenting genuinely on blogs and by mentioning bloggers on social media. Traffic flows your way. Because blog traffic loves generous service. The more help you offer through your eBook, course and blog, the more traffic you drive. Simple equation. Give, to get. Keep giving freely and blog traffic finds you. Hug this super simple, powerful law of life. Service prospers you. Blog traffic flows to generous bloggers.
What gives? Why do many bloggers struggle to drive blog traffic? In essence, most human beings vibe mainly from an energy of fear and loss. You and I learn to do stuff with fear being our main driver. So, blogging becomes another outlet through which to do stuff from a dominant energy of fear. Like, publish one post for the week and do no more. Because you fear not getting enough return on investment. Plus you fear wasting time. Plus you fear working hard. Plus you fear looking like a fool if people come across all of the awesome content you create and, due to your increased exposure, you become the object of intense criticism. Ouch; that would hurt, eh? Being burdened by these fears, you play small, be stingy and just publish one post every 1-2 weeks. If YOU are stingy with the Universe, the Universe BE’S stingy with you. Give. Receive. Don’t give. Don’t receive. So, withholding generous service ensures blog traffic gets withheld from you. What a simple strategy to put into action, right? But of course, what an uncomfortable strategy to put into action, too, because facing and feeling fear, never feels all that comfortable. Nobody loves this process. Me included. But ya gotta take that route to be a successful blogger.
Help as many people as possible daily through a few clear strategies. Keep publishing content to your blog. Keep guest posting. Gain immense exposure and gain skills and yep, gain credibility……and of course, gain blog traffic. All occurs because you gave freely of your time and talents. Give freely. Gain blog traffic. But giving freely FORCES you outside of your comfort zone. For example, I publish 9 or more guest posts and blog posts daily, between both. No joke, this taxes me sometimes. I face fears about doing billionaire work and not see billions in my bank account yet. All that crap. Yep, I proceed. I blog into deep fears, feel fears, and clearing these fears helps me drive more blog traffic, leading to increased blogging success. All about that free giving, folks. Give freely, and you shall position yourself to receive more easily.
Be with scary emotions. I feel you. I have been there, guys. Nudging through to feel these energies is the way to clear these energies. Keep giving, and the getting becomes easier and easier in blog traffic terms. Imagine guest posting on 30 blogs over the next 3 months. Visualize how this increased exposure boosts your blog traffic. People see you all over, click your bio link and you get more blog traffic. Your generous service through guest posting put everything into motion.
Why Ask Blogging Questions Already Asked Thousands of Times?
Ya know what?
I feel awesome teaching bloggers with my friend Sue-Ann. We are currently helping course students via the creative, innovative, never duplicated: How to Bling Your Blog and Feed That Hog course.
Live, interactive and engaging, students already noted how we cover new, different topics compared to virtually all other blogging courses. Sure we cover the basics. But we do so quite differently than your average blogging course. Sue-Ann and I both became successful by doing things differently than most other bloggers. We think. We deliberate. We virtually never do things mindlessly. Alas, many of my fellow bloggers – most newbies – move in the opposite direction. One quick Quora visit reflects this mass sheeple mentality crippling most newbie blogger careers. Again, a few moments ago, I spied at least 4 bloggers asking the same, old, “how do you succeed at blogging” type question again, said questions being asked for the millionth time.
I have compassion for new bloggers. I also understand how every new blogger feels entitled to ask virtually any question. But just because you can ask any question, does that mean you should ask any or every blogging question popping up in your mind? Nope. You should note Why? Asking the successful blogging question wastes your time and my time because tens of thousands of bloggers have answered this question accurately tens of thousands of times across thousands of online platforms. We covered it already. I even created an entire course to devote to answering the question. Why litter Quora and the web in general with the same blogging question for the 10,000th time? At best, it is a time waster. At worst, borderline spam.
I love ya’s but you need to begin thinking like a successful blogger well before experiencing success. How would a successful blogger go about figuring out how to succeed at blogging? Pay someone to access the answer in 5 or 10 seconds. Hire someone to coach them. Buy a course or eBook in a minute. Why waste 24 or 36 hours waiting for an answer from some blogger when you get the answer 30 minutes after buying and reading one of my 100 plus eBooks? Failures wait for answers to questions asked thousands of times. Winners buy the answer immediately. This is the difference between struggling bloggers and future pros. Strugglers put no thought into the process. Why in the Hades would you ever believe 10,000 bloggers prior to you have NOT asked the successful blogging question? Of course they did! Think logically for 5 seconds. Of course hundreds of top bloggers answered the successful blogging question. And yes, of course you access that question through Google and Amazon in seconds, querying and investing money in instant answers from pros.
No brainer territory, guys. Buy the solution in seconds. Stop being like poverty conscious bloggers who put zero thought and little logic into why they ask a question obviously asked and answered accurately, thousands of times. Blogging gets easier if you think mindfully. Blogging gets harder if you mindlessly give zero thought to the craft. Invest money in getting proven answers to basic blogging questions. Accelerate your online success. Save your time. Save my time.
When Is It Too Late to Start Blogging?
Ego sometimes clings to limiting ideas. One such idea is the notion that starting a blog at some specific age proves to be futile because of it being too late. I recall hearing Gary Vaynerchuk professing how people in their early 20’s ask him if it is too late to begin a business. Do you see why ego deludes you? Fear manifests as all types of crippling beliefs holding you back. Someone clinging to fear, being 21 years old, asks if being 21 is too old for starting a business. Why? Some 21 year olds observe 14 year olds who create million dollar ventures. Or some 21 year olds see fellow 21 year olds who already became millionaires, when the limited-thinking 21 year old simply has never been an entrepreneur. Guess what? It is never late to begin blogging. It is never too late to begin blogging. I recall a 73 year old new to blogging who bought 4 of my eBooks after I wrote a guest post on Build Your Own Blog. He began blogging at 73 years old. Imagine that? Yet 21 year olds some 50 years his minor fear being 21 is too old for beginning a successful venture.
Fear makes you think silly things. Be beyond fear. Feel fear. Release fear. Move in a direction of possibilities. Move toward opportunities. Now is the time to begin blogging whether you are 21 or 101. Now is the time to begin. Seize the moment. Do you plan to be around for a bit? Blog. Begin blogging. It is never too late to start blogging because you and I sit in the perfect place at the perfect time for our individual journeys. I began blogging in my mid 30’s. 35 years old, to be exact. Being a 35 year old beginner blogger never crossed my mind as being too old because I did not cling to the fear fueling that too old, aged, limiting belief. I saw actual 12 year olds blogging during my newbie blogging days. Who cares that a kid 20 years my junior began blogging? I had 20 more years LIFE experience than he. Possessing 20 more years life experience puts you at a tremendous advantage when it comes to learning the in’s and out’s of blogging the right way. Heck; the 73 year old new blogger may have zero blogging experience but 73 years of life experience. What seems more important at that point in your life? Does knowing how to format a blog post at 73 count more than the fearlessness, serenity and peace you acquired from facing 73 years worth of fears? Dude begins blogging with the mindset of a Blogging Yoda, for all he faced and for all the experience he has. Does THAT sound like it’s too late for blogging?
The only thing I would say is to begin blogging now because blogging experience is your best ally. Do not wait on the sidelines. Even though you can begin blogging at any age, why wait until you turn 45 when you can begin blogging now, at age 40? Why hesitate? Experience benefits you tremendously. Whether you start blogging at 13 or 73, experience earned and learned from, accelerates your blogging success. But you need to see the journey through and you need to begin blogging now. Go ahead. Blog. It’s not too late!
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