In part one of this series, we talked about the importance of showing experience that is relevant to your reader – i.e. if they don’t think you can help them, then they aren’t going to keep reading, let alone buy from you. In today’s piece, we’ll examine the importance of building a reputation and proving your worth so that your readers not only believe you can help, but…
Trust That You Will !
The first part of building a reputation online is consistency – you have to learn to be on your game at all times. This doesn’t mean that you need to be fake or scammy sounding, but simply means that you have to put your best foot forward at all times. This is done by presenting great information, keeping an even head, and never letting trolls or naysayers to…
Get You Down !
For example, I’m sure that Tony Robbins faced a lot of critics early on in his career, in fact he still does, but he didn’t let them get to him. Instead, he stayed positive, empowered, and kept doing what he did best. He stayed switched on at all times, especially in front of an audience. This is crucial to building…
A Reputation !
Many people will tell you that being authentic and transparent is more important, but I guarantee you that the same people that say that, will be your best commentators, but never buy a thing. Stay switched on and…
Don’t Listen to Anyone Else !
Practice what You Preach
There’s nothing worse than a blogger that waxes poetic about the meta, and gets on a pedestal at every opportunity, yet is never found following their own advice. Don’t be the guy or gal that does one thing and says another. You shouldn’t be talking about things you don’t understand anyway, so refine your tactics or topic before you start talking about it. Remember-
Practice What You Preach,
Before You Preach It !
No one likes to be lied to, and if you aren’t taking your own medicine, then that’s exactly what you are doing –
Lying to Your Readers !
The most successful bloggers are not just bloggers, but niche activists. They live, eat, and breathe their subject matter, and they don’t leave it at the office at the end of the day. If you find yourself just clocking in and out, then…
How Are You Going to
Win Over Someone That Loves The Topic
More Than You Do ?
People can smell obsession, and they’d much rather buy from the obsessed blogger than the one that only lives it from 9-5. Meet people on Twitter and Facebook, read niche websites and magazines –
know What is Going On;
You Can’t Afford Not To !
The last piece is probably the most important. If you aren’t confident in your own skills and abilities, let alone your writing, then no one is going to buy from you. It’s great to ask your audience for advice, but many of them want to be led, so don’t forget to show your skills and…
Lead By Example !
Even the least skilled blogger can over-achieve with a moderate amount of confidence, just as the most skilled blogger can fail without any – so practice being a thought leader, and don’t let anyone get in the way of your goals. Overall, building reputation and respect is easy and will come naturally if you work on the little things.
The Bad Blogger
Also Know As “The Blogger With Reputation”