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As a blogger you are in a business of sales. You have the help of distribution of your message through social media, but never the less, you have to sell it.
It’s gaining traction, one day at the time, and building your empire. It’s your dream and you have to chase it by yourself. For if you don’t, there are 10’s of others who will take your place, with more passion, with more viggor and more energy.
First things first – Create !
You are given this opportunity of getting out there and making it happen for yourself. You should always be producing great content. Be it photos, videos, written words or virtual products.
Another part of your equation is promoting. But instead of promoting your products, you should get out there and put your face all over the web. Get yourself known, and make numerous people remember you. They are going to come and buy from you based on the fact that they like you, not because they “need” anything.
Best ways of promoting yourself is through sharing great content of other bloggers, and getting known in the niche.
Engage your audience!
Your blog is your marketing platform and your own social network. Engaging your audience is essential tool of community creation. When you see a blog comment, reply it. When somebody mentions you on Twitter/Facebook, answer it.
Get engaged, tune in with your readers. Listen to them. Their ideas are essential in creation of your product. Ask them a question, ask them for opinion, ask them for guidance. Nobody is going to help you build a better business than your audience.
Nurturing a passionate community is how numerous bloggers built their empire. It’s through the power of influence and connection with other people, that they’ve managed to get the regular following that allowed them to grow to massive proportions.
Community doesn’t consist only of readers. Community is complex and sensitive creation. It’s built upon mutual interstes of various different stakeholders, including: other bloggers, sponsors, readers, haters, contributors, mailing list members…
Always have something on sale. Your time invested in building a blog doesn’t come free, so nor should your work. Build a product and make it helpful to your potential customer. Communicate the value of the product and get paid for creating it.
This might seem as a simple process, but it’s far from it. It requires a lot of factor to take into consideration. These are the 5 steps that helped me develop Apha Efficiency part time , and made it generate income. I was writing, promoting, engaging, building a community and finally sold to infinity and back. My income is nowhere near desirable level, but it’s there after a year.
My income surpasses my financial investment by thousands and thousands of percent. It’s because I followed the 20$ Startup… It’s all within you. Make a move. Make it happen. You either get the results, or you get the excuses. Now you know what you’ve got to to do, go out there and get it!
Our gadgets are blazing fast, computers even more. We are everywhere always. But I was just thinking about the speeds. In the world where everything is a click away, we are aiming for even faster world.
As the internet speeds go up, the demand for it will go higher. This crossed my mind, as I wanted to create a video on iPhone, and I wanted it to appear instantly on my tablet/laptop for further editing. A singular experience where whatever I do on one of my devices, appears the very same second on all the other devices.
Yea, I am daydreaming I know, but I know it’s going to happen. And instead of the tools, our infrastructure actually became a bottleneck. How long until we get faster wireless connectivity?
Have been working quite a bit on the back end of this blog. Restarted it from scratch on a new hosting. Luckily I saved the content from the previous host and simply imported it into WordPress. Sometimes I really like how WordPress is handling things. Apart from a couple of images not surviving the transfer, all of t he text and comments did. Which is pretty cool. My link structure remained the same, so your favorite old posts are still where you remember them they would be.
I’ve got a bunch of other administrative task in front of me, but the toughest part is behind me. For this website as well as for http://mrsavljenje.co which I am maintaining with my friend Nikola Djurovic.
There is also a bunch of work on other websites out there that I am maintaining. So this is going to be a busy day…
Today I am moving my website to SiteGround hosting. After the exceptional year and a half of Alpha Efficiency being hosted there, I had 100% uptime, and not a single problem not being resolved. I’ve decided to mention, because I am so satisfied with their service.
I have no quarrel promoting the stuff that I actually use. If I am really happy with something, that means that I am giving an advice on what I’ve found that works for me. And hopefully you will be equally enthusiastic about them, as I am. Once you try them out, that is.
So do you think I’ve sold my soul for promoting something that I believe is good?