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In the last post, I told you about the 7 things a beginner blogger needs before they’re ready to go out and conduct a successful commenting campaign. Fortunately, not all of us are beginners, so I wanted to carry on to talk about…
I assume at this point you have a blog with a decent amount of content on it. You might have some traffic coming in, and maybe getting a few comments on your posts. You’re happy with how the things are going, but you know your blog could be much, much better, more active and you could have a…
Whole Lot More Influence
in Your Network !
So, as an intermediate blogger, what do you need to make commenting a success?
1. You Need a Social Media Button
A few years back, an interesting transition took place. The Internet changed from a place where you go to get information, to a social medium. Suddenly people started to check up on each other over the net, and they learnt they could talk to all their family without even having to leave the house or even…
Get Out of
Their Pajamas !
It was a really interesting transition and this trend has been going up since then. Now, if you want to make it happen as you go out and comment on people’s blogs, you really need social media buttons under your posts.
As you comment, people will see a link to your blog, and they will want to check it out and if your content is awesome, they’ll want to share it with their friends. Those buttons can make your content go viral, which is…
2. You Need an Email List
Again, at this point, I assume you have regular traffic coming in, and you should be getting as much out of that traffic as humanly possible. To do that, you need to have a sign up box, where you offer a free valuable stuff in exchange for their email, so you’re able to contact your list whenever you need to. In this game, an intermediate blogger has an email list. You must have one to…
Your Commenting !
3. You Need a Solid Product
In the previous post (directed at beginner bloggers) I said they need a good product so they can offer a sample to the people. As an intermediate blogger, you need a solid, high quality product not only helps your market, but also has…
Perceived Value !
That, obviously means the sales letter for it is top notch, the graphics are perfect, it’s very well produced, and you provide awesome customer service for it. Those things might be hard to come by for a beginner, mostly because they require money, but as an intermediate blogger…
You Should Be Able to
Afford Them !
4. You Need a Good Back-End
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One of the greatest lessons I learned about back-ends was after buying Double Your Dating from David DeAngelo. The thing cost me about $20, but I got to see his entire back-end system. David has some really good offers set up for his clients, because he knows once you get people to buy from you once, they’ll be inclined to buy from you again (provided you’re able to help them through your original product.)
David Makes $20,000,000 a Year
Just from that One Business !
This might not be something other blog owners will immediately see when they come check out your blog, but the more structure your blog has, the better it’s set up, the better you’re going to be treated in your network. It’s not about just covering the basics anymore. You want to grow your blog and turn it into a…
Money Making Business !
5. You Need to Post a Couple Times a Week
If the comments you leave on people’s blogs are interesting, they’ll not only visit your blog, but they’ll come back to see how active it is. It’ll only take them just a minute or two to do once they know how well established you are. Remember: popular bloggers want to work with people who are determined and serious about…
What They’re Doing !
6. You Need to Know Your Numbers
As you go around commenting, you’ll be contacted by blog owners who will want to join venture with you. Now, as you know, they’re not going to want to talk about the weather. Instead, they’re going to ask you some very specific questions to find out if…
They Want to
Set Up a Deal
With You or Not !
That’s why it’s very important for you to know your traffic volume, where the traffic comes from, the conversion rates for your free and paid offers, your data on the back-end products…
Nine Yards !
You should also know what you can offer to the blog owners in case they do want to negotiate a deal with you. The more you can help them grow their business and make their blog more popular, the more excited they’ll want to work with you, so go ahead and take a moment to think about what you can do for the bloggers whose posts you comment on.
It’ll Come in Handy Later !
7. You Need to Test Your Funnel
One of the most valuable things for a blogger is consistency. If you know how much traffic you get every month, you can plan for it. If you understand how many newsletter sign-ups and sales traffic will give you, you can plan for it. If you know how much time and money it costs you to generate income…
Factor it in !
But to know all that, you have to test your funnel extensively, until you find out what those numbers are each and every month.
You Need More…
You’ll Love it !