If you’re just starting out to blog or returning back to start blogging again you may feel that you have to have a certain amount of credit to be successful at it. Yes you have to have credit, but you also want to build momentum to get to that point. Let’s see what you can do to build credibility….
The one fear that all of us have is not being recognized. We feel that those people who are already successful will overshadow us. A lot of us think that who’s going look at my little old blog where there’s top bloggers like Ray Higdon or Adrienne Smith.
And since we’re speaking about overshadowing, lets now focus on what we overlook.
At one time or another, these top bloggers didn’t have creditibility at all. As a matter of fact, they may have thought the same thing when they first started. They may not had the confidence that one day they would be one of the top bloggers to get a lot of comments, traffic, leads and sales.
But how did they get to that point?
They found out they had a passion for it and decided that they were going to carry it out. I know Ray blogs just about everyday and Adrienne blogs twice a week and you know what? They’re two different people, with different styles and yet they’re getting a lot of great results.
So there goes to show that there isn’t one way of doing it! You just have to execute the task in just doing it.
Building Momentum is key to really build your credibility as a blogger. I can remember back in the days of running track how important building that momentum from the start blocks. My focus was just pushing so much power into the blocks and my first 15 steps of the 100 meter dash that it will not only carry me through but allow me to shift gears whenever I wanted.
This is the same mentality that you want. You want to be able to build that momentum enough to be able to market any type of business you come across whether you’re new to the opportunity or not. Here are 5 tips that will help you build momentum:
Focus On Branding Yourself
If anything, you want to show people that you’re an entrepreneur as well as human. Being a personable entrepreneur goes a long way with your readers. Being able to share value by sharing a story or sharing some mistakes you made will definitely make you attractive to your readers.
Also you want to focus on promoting your content and engaging leaving comments on other blogs or responding to comments on your own blog. Although I don’t do this a lot, I also encourage engaging on social media with other like minded individuals. This definitely goes a long way.
Build Your Listening Skills
Now you’re probably asking how can you practice your listening skills if you’re blogging. Well, listening is actually feeling the words of your readers and commenters, and hearing is just an effortless, automated activity. My friend Neamat Tawadrous best describes listening in her post 8 Top Tips For Effective Listening.
When you respond to your readers and commenters responses in a way that resonates with them, you are building great rapport. If they can feel that you are actually talking to them directly by response or just through your blog post, then you’ll definitely will start building a huge fan base. You have to remember the people want to be understood more so than to be lectured to.
Build Marketing Skills
When it comes to promotion, you want to learn how to promote. This is where you’ll benefit from learning marketing skills that will benefit you in the long run. When it comes to promoting your blog online, the best advice I can give you is to start learning attraction marketing strategies.
From attraction marketing you will learn two main skills. Target Marketing And Niche Marketing. Learning and implementing these skills will definitely put your blog on a pedestal. So many people over look this and if you put this to practice, you’ll end up being in the top 20% that actually utilize this skillset.
Learn And Build Sales Copy Skills
If you’re one that has a home business, and looking to use your blog to promote it, then learning sales copy will definitely be helpful. It basically is a skill set you use to have visitors invest in your business, products or services. If they don’t by for the get go, then definitely it would intrigue your target market.
I’ve said this in a couple of previous blog post, but the book I recommend is Dan Kennedy’s The Ultimate Sales Letter. In his book he teaches how to write effective sales copy from both and offline and online standpoint.
Improve People Skills
People skills is a must! This actually relates to building your listening skills. I’m not saying that you have to be a social butterfly, but you want to be able to improve the skill set of dealing with people whether you get negative or positive feedback on your blogs.
This is why Rapport Building and NLP are on top of my list as far as people skills. A book I recommend is The Law Of Connection by Michael J. Losier. In his book he really simplies the process of rapport building using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques. I just saw on amazon that you can get this book like brand new for under 4 dollars.
Now It’s Your Turn!
When it comes down to it, it’s going to take some work to build credibility. For me, when I got back into blogging, it took about 2 months for me to really see great results. But if you’re just getting started blogging, these are 5 topics that you can use for content for 5 blog posts.
So was this post helpful? What are you doing to build credibility? Is there any more tips you would add to this list? Please leave your comments below and share this post with your friends. I look forward to reading them!
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