Ana Hoffman is starting a blog meme, yeah, I didn’t know what one was either. Click the link, it’s a pretty cool idea.
Basically if a blogger wants to play all you have to do is write a post ,and link it to Ana’s, about how blogging kick started your business success. For me it was a two part-er.
First off it broke me out of the ‘Paralysis of Analysis” I stopped trying to figure it all out before I got started.
I started doing, wrong at first and maybe still in parts. But that was a good thing, I learned from my mistakes, then proceeded to make new and different ones.
More practice, more fine tuning.
Very good thing, the Internet marketing world is changing, fast. Once again. Or is it always?
What brought people in droves last year is not nearly as effective. Why?
Because when every one is doing and talking about the same thing people get bored with it. It becomes less effective.
Attraction Marketing? You’re the tenth person today trying to tell me about that, yawn.
Let’s face it, ALL marketing is attraction marketing, you’re trying to attract business.
The attraction marketing wave simply informed people that in order to stand out you need to put yourself into your business. Promote yourself before you bring up your opportunity.
Whole systems were built to teach people to Brand themselves so they could stand out from the crowd and prosper.
What they were doing in reality was teaching you to tattoo their name on your forehead as your tried to build your brand.
“Get out the tar and feathers, this guy is dissing Attraction Marketing. The system I’m using works just fine.”
For now, what about in six months?
Now is the time to look for the next trend, the next wave to send your business over the top.
In short, I learned how to stay current, and why it is so very important.
Second, and it’s going to sound like I’m contradicting myself here, Name Recognition.
Unless your name is “John Smith” there’s a good chance your name isn’t a keyword.
Mine is, after writing a few articles and blog posts I checked to see where I ranked for my name.
Silence, not even a cricket. Not even after 40 pages.
There’s a pro wrestler turned announcer, an actor, remember “The Mod Squad” TV series? A psychologist, a couple of singers, a guy that fixes obscure musical instruments. A dead guy from Michigan. Oh no, I live in Michigan!
There is even a Michael Cole Bank in Ann Arbor, maybe I should make a withdrawal? Did it belong to the dead one? Can I claim it?
I could have done what a blogger I used to follow did, use a nickname. There was too much competition for her given name so she changed it.
The post where she talked about it was the last post of her’s I read. She sold out, she didn’t believe in herself, why should I?
I kept at it, kept writing.
Recently I’ve been going from page 4 to 5 and back again.
Today, thanks to a comment I made on Twila Jacobs blog, I’m on page one for my name, for the first time. But only for my social circle, for now.
How Can A Blog Kick Start Your Business Success?
Build one, feed it regularly. Four or five posts a week.
That’s how blogging can create a successful business for you.
Give yourself permission to succeed, on one else can.
No one else WILL.
Do Not Be Denied,
Want help building your own blog? I’ll help you.
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