blog your way out

Blog for reflection, thought leadership, and sales. Blogging ties interests and objectives together.

Our blog content should be full of personality. The passion of the industry your in comes to the forefront. This showcases you to those who have an interest too, Your voice in the conversation is heard. This moves you and your product forward.

everyone_has_a_storyYou might feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over again. We all have that feeling – and that’s okay. Just don’t project the feeling of boredom.

Think of this: we aren’t bored, just in a daily routine. Others might wish to have our routine. Think of that too.

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recycle content

We’ve created content. Great. Fast forward and a piece of content is highly relevant today. Then reuse that piece of content.

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Here’s a couple of ideas:

  • Create a podcast from previous posts.
  • Make a video with previous content.

By recycling content, we make it useful again. Make previous content useful again by recycling it. Your content could reach more people.

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the blog is versatile

Consumers are relying on search engines to find the products and services they need, businesses need a way to make themselves discoverable online.

Blogs: the ideal way for brands to build up a good keyword density on their websites. This aids potential customers in their search.

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A well-written blog contains lots of good research and other insightful industry news. Don’t struggle to get found online. Sharing industry news shows what you’re talking about.  Blogs gained the online reputation of being the go-to place for all the latest and most reliable industry news and insights.

Use your blog to deliver useful tips, provide advice, answer customer questions, offer opinions, conduct interviews, and provide the details of the benefits of your products or services.

Think about your blog as a valuable customer resource.

Blogs play a crucial part at each of the three stages of the buyer’s journey: the awareness stage, the consideration stage, and the decision stage.

During the awareness stage, your blog helps prospects become aware that they have a problem that needs solving. During the consideration stage,  prospects discover your product, service or solution – but will discover your competition. At the decision stage, prospects will decide to make a purchase – and so once again, your blog will become a hugely valuable resource for the prospect.

Blogs are essential to deliver valuable content. Blogs deliver communication.

 

 

words build the relationship

Words engage. Words bridge the gap to experience. Words change relationships.

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Words highlight a brand’s character and differentiate it from other brands. Consider that the words you’ll be writing are actually a conversation with the customer. Develop a relationship between the user and the product.

 

4 ways to get people to buy

There are typically 4 ways to get people to buy. First, you must categorize them into a distinct group. Some of these traits do overlap. Here goes.

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Think of DISC. Dominant. Inspiring. Supportive. Cautious.

Dominant.

  • Sell them with facts and figures.
  • Show proof your product or service works.
  • Present real cases where your clients have seen a dramatic improvement in the bottom line.

Inspiring

  • Offer referral incentives for sharing your product or service with their contacts.
  • Make them feel appreciated.

Supportive

  • Convince them your solution is the right one for them.
  • Provide testimonials and case studies from businesses to show the impact your solution has had on others.

Cautious

  • Provide plenty of detailed of detailed information, facts, and statistics about the success of other businesses using your solution.
  • Prove to them they can’t fail.
  • Be thorough.
  • Use a visual step-by-step guide or a video to keep them engaged and help breakup the text of your presentation.

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4 steps to becoming an influencer

If you have been following Social Media for any length of time, you know about influencers. These are brands, organizations, and people who influence Social Media topics and trends. They have tendencies to post and share content often. Their information has proven to be vital for my business and I have taken influencer’s advice.

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What attributes are needed to become an influencer? I explored this area and I’m grateful to report my results. I hope you find this useful.

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A strong motivation exists for people to influence. Folks want to make a difference. Influencers have created a portion of their agenda to start a mission which turns topic complexity into simplicity. The characteristics, which enable influencers to be very knowledgeable and skilled in their fields, come to the forefront when they create a project. They are decisive and have a directive to achieve success. Their tasks are filled with enthusiasm. Their prospects for success are realized through their drive to understand the contributing process, whatever their role is in an organization.

 

There are four steps influencers take to bring success to fruition:

 

  1. Know the aspects of the project. Social Media is rooted in campaigns, whether it be a major advertising program or a single blog post. Influencers always establish keywords, whether an influencer is an SEO expert or not. Keywords rise to the top of their content.

 

Keywords are, in my estimation, positions associated with specific actions and are further developed during transition periods. When a new topic hits Social Media, it takes time to be absorbed by the audience. I’ve noticed we, who follow Social Media, see a “catch-up” phase when a new idea is published. This phase is constructed in several levels which are amended according to our individual needs. Influencers see this construction and know that certain levels need explaining or further expanded upon. Oftentimes expansion is focused on implementation. Influence makes development relevant.

 

  1. Know the opportunities. Influencers see opportunity. They learn fast. They get a feel for process and refine elements of a process to fit their needs. Initiative is vital. Influencers know what direction to take and articulate goals to solidify suggestions to make to potential customers. This basically gives then drive.

 

  1. Develop relationships. Influencers know their market and realize it’s always changing. They know and understand key people who have influenced them. They anticipate their reach and the reach of key people. Influencers have established, trusted relationships and support the opportunity to contribute suggestions and initiatives.

 

  1. Know the role. Leaders know history and their expected responsibilities. They evaluate considerations and validate initial research that informs them to execute strategies. Influencers identify and establish key responsibilities for carrying out a project and support the “go-to” people who enable the responsiveness required to establish the initiative to succeed. Leaders assemble select teams. They know the basic foundation which develops the drive to execute a plan.

 

These four items are the basic elements of an influencer. Remember, influencers have made career decisions on what they’ve learned. This helped them to advance. Know the importance of these four basic, fundamental ingredients. Study them. Practice them. Make the commitment and you too will eventually become an influencer.

 

4 items for blog relevancy

You write your blog for your audience.

Choose a blog topic for your audience. If you like a particular topic, become part of your audience. Know which readers you want to attract. Your engagement is based on how well you know your readers.

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Focus on the interests your readers have.

Find relevancy. Here’s the four items that help make your blog relevant:

  • Your niche
  • Objectives
  • Present time
  • Problem-solving

Read. Study. Learn all you can about your specific topic. 

Source for this post: How to Choose the Right Topic for Your Blog, May 11, 2016 blog.the socialms.com