7 Tactics to Increase Your Influance

So you’ve started your brand new blog huh?

The excitement may not last long. After a few weeks or months, perhaps you’ve begun to experience burnout. Perhaps you like the feeling to be able to post your opinion on the Web, but writing becomes a chore rather than something fun to do on a regular basis.

Readership may not grow at the rate that you think the blog is worth the effort. Sounds familiar? I guess it is to many of us. It happens to some of my blogs too, in many times.

As with any other venture, it takes effort to succeed. While a blog turns web publishing into a very easy and convenient task, actually writing great content and building readerships — and later relationships — are the real challenges.

Below are my own 7 strategies to find, build and grow our blog readership:

1. CONTENT IS KING

Content will always be king. People get turned off by a site or blog with excessive ads without solid substance. If you have been blogging for some time, chances are you have several “best” or “popular” articles that you are proud of.

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Achieving Overnight Success

Discover how you can earn six figure income (or more!) from [insert your favorite place for vacation here] and while you sleep…”

“…and the best is, you can do it in one short week.”
Sounds familiar?

I didn’t copy other’s people sales letter, but surely you can relate to one as soon as you read it. It’s true, for a few years, I’ve seen many people make it sound like a blog is “the” solution to your business, marketing, and publishing.

Some of the things they talk about hold true. A blog is a great publishing platform, a great way to get closer and being part of your customers and prospects.

The thing is, success in blogging is not something to achieve overnight or even in one month.
I have seen a few bloggers who could do it in six short months. I am impressed. They have close relationships with their readers. But still, that is not the end of the story. May be some of them get a consulting job from that. Advertising revenue surely flows in.

But, to maintain the traffic, they have to keep churning out content on a regular basis.

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Do You Know your readers?

You look at your blog almost every day. You write the articles, you picked/made the design, but how does the blog look and read to your visitors? People with different knowledge and different computers are accessing your web page, can anyone come to your website and understand the blog right away?

CAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND YOUR WRITING?

A few months ago, I wrote a lesson plan/tutorial for an art class on using Photoshop. I had written lessons in that subject before, but this time I was faced with a far less tech savvy crowd. One person in particular, the teacher had a particularly hard time following my directions.

The things I took for granted, like what the menu bar is, was suddenly pushed into the lime light because the teacher couldn’t figure out how to go to File >> New Document.

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How to create invisible profits

There are two systems in which you can be successful; the wage system and the profit system. As you are a visitor to this Blog, I am assuming you are interested in home Internet businesses, which is the ‘profit system’. What is special about these types of internet based businesses?

The problem with the wage system

Out of interest, the only truly successful people in the wage system are Sports Superstars. So unless you can play tennis like Roger Federer the profit system is the only system where you can make money for yourself instead of, ‘the boss’, and where you can control your future.

As ways to earn extra money on the Internet of the three mentioned above I would venture MLM has attracted most criticism. The main problem with MLM’s is it is possible to make money fast however they miss an important element the other two have. This is called the ‘invisible profit system’. Also, many MLM’s do never sell an actual useful product or service. They simply rely on recruiting more people. This can only go on for so long, people lose interest and ‘drop out’ so you have to keep recruiting.

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