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12 Critical Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

12 Critical Reasons to Have a Blog for Your Business

 

If you’re working to build an online business, which I’m assuming is the case since you’re reading this article, then you should ask yourself the question; Should I have a Blog? There are many affective means of building an online presence or following. You can use Facebook, Twitter, or many other tools.

Social media has become an increasingly important part of building any business today and with so many social media tools to use, this question of whether to have a blog is a critical one. I believe and other internet marketers believe that having a blog is a vital part of your online business success. Here are some quick reasons a blog should be a major part of your Online Business.

1. Search Engine Optimization

Blogs naturally create the potential for good SEO (search engine optimization). As you write posts on a regular basis, you produce more and more content which is then found by search engines as people search for information. Blogs easily allow you to choose search categories and tags which help improve SEO as well.

You Should Blog

2. Lead Generation

Blogs are a great way to build a place for capturing leads and building a mailing list. Building your mailing list is one of, if not the, most important part of your online business. Your goal should be to continually grow your mailing list so you can offer future products and services. Blogs make this easy buy having opt-in forms and free offers.

3. Let people know you

To build a business online, people need to get to know you and trust your. Your blog is a great tool for sharing yourself with others. People read your posts and see what you’re about and how you think and do business. Blogs let the world see who you are. It lets you grow your personal brand.

 4. You Build Your Reputation as Industry Leader

Your blog shows your readers you understand your field. The more you write about your field, the more you are seen as an expert in your industry, which will give more people reason to follow you and buy your products and services.

5. Your continually learn

As you write your blog, you continually learn new ideas and techniques while doing research for your posts. Continuing to learn from others is a critical key to business success and writing blogs or articles is a great way to stay fresh.

6. You Build Relationships with Readers

As people comment on your blog posts, and you respond, you build relationships with readers. Relationships is a vital key to building a business in social network marketing. A blog is a great tool to use in this.

7. You gain followers on other Social Media sites.

When your readers like your blog posts and share them with their Facebook, Twitter, etc followers, more people are exposed to your posts and some will share them on to their followers. If your posts are valuable and people will share them. If on person tweets your post, it could potentially be shared forward to 1000’s of others. Some of these other people will potentially follow you on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

8. You find ideas for future content

Blogging opens your mind to many other ideas and sources of information. As you write your blog posts you are gathering links to many resources which you can use in the future.

9. You can convert your Blog into other content

Often you can write a blog on a topic and later use the main information from you blog to create a video or infographic to be used in another part of your marketing, such as Youtube or Penterest. You may even use your blogs as resource for a future book or ebook. You’ve already done most of the work, now just put it together in a book form.

10. Your readers can give you valuable feedback

Your blog is a great place for your readers and customers to give you feedback about your material. I’ve received feedback about the format of my site which has helped me. Sometimes simple suggestions from readers can spark a critical change.

11. You make a positive impact on society

As you write good, useful information for your blog posts, you are giving positive material for others to use in their lives and business. You are making a positive impact on the lives of others.

12. It’s Fun!

Writing a Blog can be a fun part of your business. It gives you a creative outlet where you can use your talents and creative side. No matter what your field of business is, your blog can be a fun way for you to be yourself and share yourself with the world. It’s Fun!

Here’s to your Blogging Success!

Jerry D Ross

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5 Keys to Online Business Success

5 Keys to Online Business Success

5 Keys to Online Business Success

So many people have tried Internet Marketing, MLM, Network Marketing and other means of having their own Home Based Business. So many have tried and so many have failed.

No one has to fail in their Internet Marketing Business! Everyone can succeed! If they know and apply some basic keys to Online Business Success.

There are many strategies and methods of Internet Marketing; Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Article Writing, etc. One can use a combination of several of them. But the method, or tool used to Market Online is not so much the key as how one goes about running the Marketing Business.

Here are just some of the Keys to Success in Marketing that if followed will help assure your success:

1. Determine to Succeed!

That sounds simple. Right? We all want to succeed. Right? But are you really determined to succeed, against any obstacle that comes at you? A major key to success is a burning desire to succeed in what you’re doing. You can not go at Internet Marketing half way. You need to go at it with all your efforts to really succeed!
Napoleon Hill in his book, Think and Grow Rich, talked about how one must believe, and anything that one can conceive and believe, he can achieve. You must have a burning determination to succeed in Internet Marketing to achieve great success!

2. Be Consistent!

To Grow Your Online Business, you have to be consistent in your efforts. You need to regularly update and add to whatever method you use to market online. For example: if you are blogging, you need write a new blog regularly. If you create a blog and don’t add to it but once a month, it will not be affective.
The more you update and add to your method, the more people will find you on the Internet. You will develop a following and become a leader that people look to to find information they are looking for. In the same way search engines will find you better and give you a higher ranking. To be effective and Succeed in Internet Marketing, you need to Be Consistent in your efforts!

3. Never Stop Learning!

None of us know everything there is to know about Internet Marketing or any other Marketing method. We all need to continually update our understanding of Marketing Methods and Marketing Systems. We all need to continually read and listen to motivational material and gain ideas from the experts and gurus in the Marketing Industry. Tap into the blogs and pages of the Top Producers in your Business or Opportunity as well as Top Producers in other Businesses. Learn from those who are getting it right!

4. Use a Successful Marketing System!

You need a Marketing System that helps do much of the work for you. You don’t need, nor should you attempt to build a system from scratch. Not if you’re are just starting out in Internet Marketing. There are several Proven and Successful Marketing Systems available that you can plug into and utilize the expertise of those who have spent years learning what works and what doesn’t work. The Good Marketing Systems also have tons of free Training Material available to their members. Don’t re-invent the wheel. Use an established Successful Marketing System!

5. Give Value!

If your motivation is just about how much money you can make, then Marketing may not be for you. A major key to successful Internet Marketing is to Give useful information and service to others.
The more others see that you provide useful, helpful material, the more they will come back to you when they need other information. When they see what useful material you provide, they will come to trust you. You become an industry leader and they will come back to buy your products because they trust in you.
Some call it Attraction Marketing because you attract people to you, rather than chase them. It’s a major Key to Marketing: the more you Give Value to others and you’ll receive in return.

These are just a few of the Keys to Successful Internet Marketing. Others could be added and as you follow these keys, you’ll learn many others along the way and make your own list.

Follow these keys and you can Succeed in Your Internet Marketing Business.

Here’s to your Success!

Jerry D. Ross

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It’s great to meet you and feel free to contact me if you ever need anything.

Jerry

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