Are you a successful blogger yet?
Everyone is looking for loopholes to climb to the top in their blogging career, but only few bloggers are truly enjoying today.
Others are struggling to drive traffic, while a host of others can’t even generate $100 per month from their blogs. But all that can be changed if you consider these 5Cs of blogging and take actions on them.
The 5Cs of Blogging are:
Create – Command – Creativity- Communication – Conversion : by Michael Chibuzor
Does it make sense to you? All right, let’s break the Cs down to know how they can apply to our blogging success. Are you ready?
Blogging is all about creating exceptional contents for readers and target audience. You need to create a post that’s truly helpful. You can’t continue to churn articles and expect good results. There should be uniqueness in the craft.
Before you create a post, ask yourself what information you’ve in mind and wants to share with others. Are you motivated to read the article or ignore it? It’s a vital question to answer before jamming the keyboard with your fingers.
If you have nothing to say on your post, then take a walk or visit a close friend. I’m sure you’ll get post ideas by chatting with people. The first “C” is to create fresh, insightful and valuable posts. Can you do that?
How can you command readers to do whatever you want? It’s so unfortunate how newbie bloggers are trying to be like professionals bloggers. In order words, they are imitating them.
You can’t be the best by imitating someone. Yes, you can learn from others; read their blogs, buy and study their products but don’t try to be like them. You’ve been equipped to succeed at any project no matter how difficult it seems. The journey might be slow, but the time of waiting would definitely pay off greatly.
To command and build a tribe with blogging, have a way of addressing a problem. It’s no longer providing solutions that counts in today’s blogging world, the solution has to be authentic and presented with style.
If your blog can solve problems, there are 10k blogs with better solutions – the only thing your competitors can’t replicate is your “voice.” It does take time to discover how unique your voice it, but constant practice will get you there.
How can you make a difference in the world, when all you do is approach a topic in the same manner like your friends? It’s totally unacceptable and I admonish you to become creative today. Did you see the creativity in the post you’re reading?
The headline was crafted like none other. Off course, the topic I’m writing about has been written by more savvy bloggers and copywriters.
But I decided to add creativity to the mix and now, you’re enjoying it. “The 5 Cs of blogging that makes you successful” is what piqued your mind – you clicked and read.
That’s creativity at work – now, pick a common topic and add spices to it. Your readers would fall in love with you for going the extra mile.
The essence of setting up a blog is to build a community. Don’t be moved by the hype online, it’s actually difficult to make money from blogs without attaining a level of communication (engagement).
Blog readers are so careful with their money, and will not buy from a stranger. Without effective communication, you’re a stranger to your audience. You may have a beautiful wordpress theme, a unique style of writing but without communicating your brand, your voice and the solutions you’ve, nothing works – trust me!
And communication is a two-way system. Readers and prospects must talk to you. You can initiate communication by asking questions in your posts.
Ask readers to do something and give a feedback. The same concept goes for email marketing. Subscribers must reply and talk to you. A lot of bloggers don’t talk or communicate with people – they don’t even reply to comments. It’s the quickest way to blogging DOOM. Start talking today.
This is the point where you can earn passive income from your blog.
The 5Cs of blogging success is arranged in chronological other. You’ve to create first, before you can command. And once you’re an authority, the communication line will be initiated and your readers will start talking.
Don’t try to sell a product or recommend an affiliate offer or service if you’re yet to build trust with target audience. Conversion is what we consistently pursue, but it’ll be futile if engagement is absent.
People who make money from their blogs have mastered these 5Cs and today, we reckon with them. It takes time, sacrifice and guts to climb to the top in your blogging career. But now, you’ve been equipped with the right tools and insights to sail smoothly.
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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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