Unless you’ve been in a cave, you know that Harry Potter mania is a worldwide phenomenon. Kids and grownups alike eagerly await the release of each book and movie, and I’m one of them. I even devoured the last book, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” in less than a day. But even more interesting than the stories, from a business point of view, anyway, is the fact that 6.9 million copies of that book were sold in just 24 hours. Wow!
But that’s only because I’ve learned from seven years of marketing online. Sure, there are a lot of things I wish I had done differently when I first started, given what I know now. But that is all 20/20 hindsight. And anybody can be a Monday morning quarterback. That is why when people say this guy was stupid to use Blogger back then, it makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
Are you pre-selling the product? Have you written any articles and or honest reviews. What are the benefits and drawbacks to this particular product? If your customer trusts you once and you come through for them, they are more likely to come back and purchase something else from you.
You will have people who visit your site and don’t opt in and this is OK, but the main reason you have a Join me is to get leads. Now I have seen opt in forms where people say sign up to receive e-mail tips or get on my mailing list. People get way too many e-mails as it is, so just let them know what is in it for them. Don’t go telling them they will be getting on your mailing list.
Thanks to the power of technology and the Internet, you have a lot of techniques to choose from when it comes to promoting your blog. For one, you can post on forums that have topics that are related to your blog, and that have members who might be interested in the things that you have to say. Another way that you can promote your blog is through posting on mailing lists: you can extend help to people who you know can benefit from your expertise, or you can simply join a mailing list where people share your interests.
The more personal and unique your image online blog is the better you can stand out from the crowd and the better chances you have to make money at home. The key is not to offer unique products in this hyper competed circumstances, but to do it like an expert does. That is the way to build strong and long lasting brands.
If you have a nice park near you with a path, the best way to self reflect is to take a walk around the park plugged into your favorite music. The swingset is an effective alternative if it has not been taken over by young children. For those who are not fans of walking or swinging, simply sitting on a bench and enjoying the landscape, wildlife, or the not-so-wild humans at the park can be a quiet escape for you to reflect on your life. Sometimes a little time away can solve wonders.
Key word relevant content: Meaning, stay focused on 1 subject and about 2 – 4 related keywords or phrases. Decide ahead of time what you will write about, do research to see if the topic has keywords that match and use those keywords.