Success Comes Brick by Brick: Five Secrets to Building a Large Blog Following

Success Comes Brick by Brick: Five Secrets to Building a Large Blog Following

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Success doesn’t come instantly in most cases.  It comes through a combination of time, experience, wisdom, knowledge, and finally the most important ingredient…action.  This are the “bricks of success” that you use to build your framework of success.

This is the same with using your blog as your “brick” for building your successful business.  You build a foundation of adding value to your blog through insightful posts that your reader can gain value from, take action, and grow their business or be successful in their lives.

How to Develop the “Bricks of Success” with Your Blog?

  1. Create Valuable Content – Your success will come from creating valuable content that adds value to your readers lives.
  2. Be On Message – Find out what your potential readers need or want to learn and write the content they want.
  3. Be Consistent – Once you find out what they want, then stay on message.  The fastest way to lose your audience is to write about subjects that didn’t originally come to your blog for in the first place.  Also, be consistent with the amount of posts and the time that you post your content.  Depending on your audience’s demographics, post content every day, several times a day, once a week, etc.  Stay consistent on when you post your content.  For example, if you post everyday at 2 p.m., then stick with that schedule so that your readers can expect when to find your content.
  4. Vary Your Content – Use a variety of content to keep your readers coming back.  This content could be videos, podcasts, info graphics, text, etc.  By using a variety of content, this keeps your audience engaged and keeps them coming back.
  5. Give Your Readers the Big Promise – Let your readers know that if they read your content and take action, their lives will change for the better

I guarantee that if you following the previous five steps for creating a successful blog, your website will be successful.  For more information on how to grow your readership, go to http://blogtrafficguru.com/btgnews01

Blog Domain Name Scam: Four Signs to Look for and Not Be Fleeced!

Blog Domain Name Scam: Four Signs to Look for and Not Be Fleeced!

Renewing blog domain names is usually an annual activity.  Depending on the promotion of your domain name provide, you can renew from 99 cents (for new domain names) to $15 (for renewals).

Depending on the domain name provider, such as GoDaddy, they will send you emails way ahead of the domain renewal date.  However, we are all busy and if you we do not pay attention, you can be scammed when renewing your blog domain name.  You may receive an email, phone call, or a letter stating that you need to renew your domain name.  The problem is that they ask you to pay astronomical prices for your domain name renewal.  They are counting on you not to know the pricing of your domain name and they communicate a sense of urgency for you to immediately act.

The following is a letter I recently received concerning the renewal of one of my domain names.  The following are five telltale signs to look for when these scam domain name letters come in the mail:

  1. Letter comes from a company you didn’t originally buy your domain name
  2. They are demanding that you renew your domain name far ahead of the renewal date
  3. They say it is not a bill but they are asking for payment.  It must be a legal loophole
  4. The domain name price, in this case, is three times the price of what you normally would pay for a name

They depend of you not paying attention to their communication.  They are hoping that you are so busy building your business that you will pay them and get it off of your desk.

So beware!  Take the following steps:

  1. There are many good resources for your domain name.  Get your domain from reputable, well established domain name companies such as Hostgator.com, Bluehost.com, GoDaddy.com, and Namecheap.com
  2. Sign up for email notifications from your domain name providers so that they, and only they, can notify you of an upcoming domain name renewal
  3. If you have someone else handle your payments, let them know the name of the companies you purchased your domain name(s)

Following these steps and you will not be taken advantage of when renewing your blog domain names.

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