You have promoted your blog, you have done your best to get traffic, you have written hundreds of guest posts, you have commented on countless blogs and you have done pretty much everything you can to ensure your blog becomes a success, but it’s now
3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, several years of you blogging but you don’t seem to be getting results. You might not have been blogging for years now but you just can’t notice any significant improvement as far as your blog is concerned.
You have marketed and promoted products but you don’t seem to be making sales.
You have done all within your power but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
Before You Stop…
Have you ever considered the possibility that you’re doing something wrong?
Have you ever thought you’ve been missing something really critical that can determine the success or failure of your online business?
If so, you’re on the right path, and if not, it is time for you to rethink your strategy. This article will be explaining the 3 major things you have to realize in order to build a successful online business.
1. It’s Not About YOU
Yes. You read that right!
So many people keep on complaining about their blog not progressing and a lot of them even complain about getting traffic that doesn’t convert. In most cases there is nothing wrong with their traffic or its source but their major problem is their approach towards things and their perception of things as far as their online business is concerned.
Except your blog is your own personal blog with which you don’t really care if you get traffic or not, or if you make money from it or not, you have to realize that your blog isn’t about YOU.
I know that being personal sometimes make a huge difference because people have to hear stories, they need something to connect and relate to but that doesn’t really mean you should remove their place in it. Except your readers are reading your blog for the fun of it or because they want to be reading your every stories you need to make them realize that it isn’t about YOU, it is about THEM!
Whether you like it or not, I only care about myself the most in this life, I love myself the most and I will give everything I can to ensure I’m always okay. The same thing goes with your readers and they will never respect or give you their trust until you make them realize that you are with them in this.
To really succeed as a blogger you have to ensure that every single time you write a post, it should provoke your readers to think about themselves and their career, it should provoke your readers to take a significant action that can make a significant difference in their lives and it should provoke a great kind of thank you, you just changed my life!
2. No Matter How Great, FREE Content is not Enough
You might have read it on a gazillion blog that content is king that you become really frustrated at how this myth is circulating the blogosphere. But do you really think it is a myth?
It is just like saying that your brain is the king of your body because it enables you think and affects your actions and someone saying because he is handicapped and cannot take so many actions the brain isn’t king.
Our body has several members, without which it can NEVER be fully operative.
A kingdom has citizens, without which there will NEVER be king.
The same thing goes for blogging and building a successful online business. FREE isn’t, and will never be enough so you need to upgrade your approach, you need to refine your thinking and you need to start doing things in a new way.
Don’t just write free content, don’t just post videos, don’t just send valuable emails, don’t just be the best you can, learn to MARKET YOUR BEST!
Is it by guest blogging, SEO, blog commenting, forum posting, video marketing or through every other means you can think of? Don’t just give people free content, do all you can to market the free content you give.
3. Have a System
When I talk about blogging to those around me the question they keep asking is how do I make money blogging? I know the question looks simple, but the reality is that it isn’t!
Building a successful online business isn’t just about creating a website or building a blog, it isn’t only about promoting your blog either, it is far more than that.
The fact is, everything has a system and systems make them all work well. You won’t succeed until you try to adapt that same mentality when it comes to your online business.
You need to develop an approach with which you want to make money online and you have to develop a system that will help you execute that approach.
This means if you want to make money by creating your own information products you have to focus on retaining your visitors and making them long-term visitors, and this means you have to invest all your efforts into building a mailing list.
If you want to make money from affiliate marketing you have to develop a system that will help you funnel the most of your traffic to affiliate pages.
And If you main aim is to be getting clients to your online business you have to develop a system that makes it easy for your clients to know that you’re offering the services they need and that you’re available for hire.
The moment you realize that every successful thing is controlled by systems is the moment your business will start to change. It is the moment you start to reach new heights. It is the moment you start to experience great success.
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