I have read tons of articles that give us reasons and statistics why bloggers fail. Most of these articles focus on bloggers who are on the scene already and try to bring out some factors surrounding their blogging activities that can bring about failure. Not posting consistently or not having enough time are the other reasons I see being mentioned most often! In this post, let’s cover the 4 fundamental and “unmentioned” reasons bloggers fail. My hope is to help some who are about to start or who are at the verge of collapsing to take shape and possibly start off on a better foundation.
I recently visited a website and was drawn to it in a way that is not customary for me. Now, I’m trying to figure out what it was that was so appealing about the design. With my own sites, I try to keep them fresh, but also try not to change them so often that visitors start to wonder if they have arrived at the right place! After studying this particular website I realized what had drawn my attention. Are you ready for this? It was the fonts! It was hard to believe that it was not something fancy or technical or complicated, but simply a case of well-chosen fonts that were perfectly placed on the site.
You always want to look your best… especially in a world where anyone can search for anything and also find anything! The same holds true for both bloggers, businesses, brands and everyone else in between.
With over a billion active sites on the internet and more than half of the world’s population now having access to the internet, it’s now more important than ever to have a great first impression online. When someone wants to learn more about a business, brand, product or how to do something… what do they do? They search for it through Google of course! What comes up in the search results is the immediate and first impression that is given. As someone who’s had a lot of experience in the world of SEO, reputation management and branding, while also having a great online reputation myself, I wanted to lay out some of the most effective ways you can start looking better online in 2016. Why 2016? Because there is no better time than right now, and if you want to stand the test of time on the internet, you need to look good in the process!
Content marketing is a driving force behind generating leads, spreading brand awareness and increasing the sales. Hence, marketers strive to put visible signs on the busy highways of the internet and ensure that eager drivers make a turn for their social media, account, blog post or website. This is what allows them to reap many benefits, from increased revenues to enhancing brand building process.
Collaboration with other bloggers creates professional relationships you can use to achieve your goals. A massive 80% of executives from Fortune 500 companies believe social collaboration is key. Creating solid relationships between bloggers isn’t something that can be accomplished quickly. It requires trust between two parties. They don’t want to associate themselves with someone who is any less honorable than themselves. Trust is hard to get in blogging and nobody wants to compromise that by associating with the wrong people.
Most people using a smart phone right now do it to access their social media feeds. The key takeaway here: LOTS of mobile phone users are on social media daily. They would love to see and click your links there, they would love to share your articles with their friends. But most people cannot do that, your site won’t let them. Investing time and effort into ensuring that everything you publish is enhanced for mobile surfing is going to be your most direct approach to solving this massive issue.
If we want better results this year, we must at least double our efforts in what we did last year and if possible, add more to it. We can’t expect more results while doing the exact same thing we did in the past. I decided before the start of this year to double my income and to accomplish this, I laid out a plan of action for myself. In this post, I want to discuss with you those things I’m doing with a little more effort and how they are adding to my income.