You write great content, you post it on your blog regularly, and you know people are reading it. So why aren’t your Facebook “likes” going up? Why don’t people comment on your material? Why aren’t more people joining your mailing list?
Simple. You have to ASK them to!
Remember, the whole point of having a blog is to share yourself and your work in an impactful way so you can build a relationship with the people who will benefit from your work. You want to improve their lives, but you also want to get to know them. Give them the opportunity to contribute back to you in a meaningful way by inviting them to participate.
If you’re already asking and not seeing the results you want, it could be that you’re not asking them directly or specifically enough to make them want to take action. Let’s take a look at three different ways you can encourage your audience to speak up.
The last couple of weeks have been focused on guest posting – why you should do it, how you can do it, and how it can benefit your blog (click HERE to check out last week’s post). By now you know that an incredible way to increase traffic to and awareness of your blog is to regularly appear as a guest writer on other highly-trafficked blogs.
So once you’ve gone through the work of pitching, writing and submitting your articles, what do you do when it’s finally up on their website?
Last week, we introduced the idea of guest posting on other people’s blogs and how that can really help spread the news about your business and create connections with other bloggers. Your homework was to find 3 blog sites where you would like to share your content (click HERE to read last week’s post).
This week, let’s talk nuts and bolts. Sure, you want your stuff to go up on other sites- but how do you approach them about sharing your Continue reading