\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\"

Want To Boost Your Business? Get A Blog…

image_pdfimage_print

 

 

I was talking to a potential client this week who runs a furniture restoration and upholstery business. Pretty niche, I think you will agree and they need a lot of help with branding their online presence…or even having an online presence…

The first thing I suggested to them? That they should blog.

If you are wondering at this point why I am handing out advice before they have even signed on the dotted line, let me tell you this is the way I always do things. And it works.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the idea of reciprocity when it comes to sales – essentially, give away something valuable and the recipient is far more likely to then buy from you. Well, that translates to offline clients and advice as well.

Why did I suggest blogging? Because blogging is the best way to establish authority, build a relationship with your customers and get the right kind of traffic, i.e. traffic that is tightly targeted to your niche.

Still not convinced? Take a look at this:

http://blog.thewholebraingroup.com/9-b2b-blogging-myths-2017

And this:

https://www.incomediary.com/biggest-blogging-benefits

And if those have inspired you to start a blog, you need this:

http://www.blogtyrant.com/starting-a-blog-in-2017/

With another great guide for beginners here:

https://www.bloggingbasics101.com/how-do-i-start-a-blog/

Of course, the whole idea is to get a good ROI or ROYT (Return On Investment which in blogging terms usually means Return On Your Time and effort) – learn how to monetize your blog so you can get that return here:

https://makeawebsitehub.com/how-to-make-money-blogging/

There are any number of tools out there to help you blog faster, easier and better – here are 20 of the best that don’t cost a bean:

http://www.successfulblogging.com/tools-for-bloggers-free/

With 23 more here (there is some crossover):

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2016/12/13/23-free-blogging-tools-will-make-better-blogger/

While there are also techniques that can dramatically cut down the time and effort it takes to create great content:

http://www.bloggingwizard.com/write-your-blog-post-faster/

 

Want a great theme for your blog? There are 43 of them here:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/43-beautiful-free-wordpress-blog-themes/

With more here:

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/stunning-free-themes

Need some images to boost engagement? Try my current fave Pexels here:

https://www.pexels.com/

Finally, if you could do with some encouragement to get that blog (or, indeed, anything) going, watch this:

https://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence

Finally, if you could do with some encouragement to get that blog (or, indeed, anything) going, watch this:

Tagged As: , , , ,

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *