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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fox News, The Huffington Post and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. He can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

How to Up Your Blog Networking Game

I am writing these words from the Upper West Side of New York City.

This part of NYC has some of the most valuable real estate on earth.

Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas and Tiger Woods have all lived within a 2 block radius of where I am staying now.

Every one of these creative dynamos rendered some useful service or mastered some skill like no one else on earth but their connections ultimately helped to mold their stunning success.

Seinfeld got discovered. He became a known commodity nationally after appearing on Johnny Carson’s show.

Powerful Hollywood executives offered Spielberg the director’s role for the movie Jaws. He accepted the job and his career took off after the film became an all time classic.

The stories go on and on; nobody succeeds in a vacuum. You need connections to become successful in any endeavor.

Connected bloggers steadily increase their traffic, profits and heck, any metrics related to their blogs. But to become connected you need to polish your networking skills.

Follow these tips to up your blog networking game.

1: Leave Every Interaction by Offering a Handout

Either offer a reader or fellow blogger help or simply point them to a link or resource that addresses their needs.

Generous bloggers get connected. Stupid quickly.

People like free givers.

People do not like stingy, resistant, unhappy folks who hold back.

I set an intent; if someone reaches out to me and I engage them I help them in some way, shape or form. Doing so feels good and helps me network like a blogging boss because if you help people freely you tend to become pretty popular in your blogging niche.

Help people.

Help more people.

Even if someone doesn’t hire you, or place a sponsored post on your blog, or buy your blogging course, leave the interaction by offering them some help.

My friend Alonzo Pichardo does this well. Nobody ever leaves an interaction with him empty handed. He is not attached to outcomes so whether or not an individual decides to work with him, he offers them a helpful tip or points them to some valuable resource.

This is an abundant mindset in action and this is also why Alonzo has a huge network of loyal friends and followers.

2: Create Like a Machine

Some bloggers totally miss this fact: if you create prolifically you will up your networking game to sick levels.

Prolific creators set themselves up to be connected bloggers.

I write up to 6 guest posts on many days.

Each helpful blog post is almost like a networking partner, spreading the word for me, helping folks and drawing more blogging buddies to me.

Be prolific. Leave your comfort zone.

Create for, fun, with love, and you will dissolve many fear-based blocks that plague the masses of bloggers heavily attached to outcomes.

My friend Christopher Jan Benitez is a connected blogger in part because the dude is a creative machine.

His guest posts pop up on authority blogs again and again.

His prolific nature drew me to him.

Networking through creating wins again!

3: PCA

Promote.

Comment.

Again.

Promote.

Comment.

Again.

Promote other bloggers through your blog and through social media.

Comment effectively on other blogger’s blogs, creating 2-4 paragraph, personalized, thorough comments.

Then….do it again, and again, and again.

Networking big dawgs are good at giving. Connected bloggers make tons of good, genuine friends by helping tons of bloggers without looking for anything in return.

Promoting other bloggers and commenting on their blogs from a genuine, giving energy builds your friend network quickly.

The eBook

If you want to network more effectively buy my eBook:

13 Steps to Become an Unstoppable Networking Machine

Your Turn

How are you upping your networking game?

What tips can you add?

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4 Successful Internet Marketing Tips

Back when I was a wee lass online lass nearly a decade ago I had no clue in Hades what internet marketing even was.

I recall plunking down a few hundred bucks and beginning my blogging and internet marketing campaigns in one fell swoop.

I had no idea what I was doing. Even worse, I picked a mentor who wasn’t exactly a kind, generous, helpful guy.

I had to learn successful internet marketing tips by attending the school of hard knocks.

It does not have to be the same way for you.

Today I want to share 4 successful internet marketing tips to cut your learning curve dramatically.

1: Follow a Heart-Centered Mentor

I would have cut my marketing learning curve by years if I had followed a skilled, heart-centered, trustworthy mentor from day 1.

Unfortunately, I skipped my mentor due diligence and picked someone who didn’t have my best interests at heart when I was a newbie nearly a decade ago online.

My second mentor was not particularly engaging either.

Either way, I own each experience because if I did my homework I would have picked a heart-centered, generous, skilled, giving mentor who would have taught me how to market properly.

Do your due diligence. Seek out helpful bloggers. Pinpoint compassionate and knowledgeable internet marketers.

Make your internet marketing life easier.

Learn from the best what it takes to succeed.

Subscribe to their lists, read their blogs, buy their products and hire them to coach you.

The time and money you spend now will save you year’s worth of heartache over the long haul.

2: Market for the Right Reasons

Market to give.

Promote to have fun.

Share to spread love.

Market for the right reasons to become a successful marketer.

Marketers tend to market predominantly to get. These folks run into countless issues because if your getting energy supersedes your giving energy you won’t do the learning, the studying, the practicing, the creating and the connecting to make a serious impact online.

All marketing getting is the result of generous marketing giving.

Market to help people with some valued product or service.

Enjoy the ride. Market with love, for fun.

You will do all the right things to build your marketing campaign on a rock solid foundation.

3: Create Generously

Create content generously.

The more freely you give the more easily you receive.

Be a generous internet marketer to create the illusion of being all over the place.

Smart marketers see content as the spine of their marketing campaign.

Create content regularly to drop little seeds of value through various channels online.

Run a well-stocked, self-hosted WordPress blog. Create videos on YouTube. Publish a podcast. Share helpful content on social media.

Free givers do nicely in the internet marketing game because generous marketers appear to be everywhere at once, serving, helping and drawing in traffic and profits.

4: Target Target Target

Target your marketing campaign.

Spread the word intelligently.

Targeting your campaign helps you avoid time wasting activities like pitching uninterested parties or spamming folks who have zero interest in your offer.

Integrate SEO into your blog and sales pages. Allow search engine traffic to flow to your sites. Build your blog posts and videos around niche specific keywords to send clear signals to search engines.

Learning SEO and applying these principles attracts targeted, passive traffic to your blog and website.

Hang in spots where readers and potential customers dig your offering, from related Facebook Groups and Google Plus Communities.

Stay on topic with every post.

The eBook

If you want successful home based marketing tips buy my eBook:

How to Become a Successful Home Based Marketer

Your Turn

What tips can you add to this list?

How have you become a successful internet marketer?

 

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4 Tips for Growing Your Blog through Twitter

A high volume of bloggers do not get Twitter.

I understand.

I was once in the same boat.

I would tweet my latest post. Sit back. Wait for all of those Retweets to skyrocket. Waiting…..waiting…..waiting.

After a few weeks I noted only a few Retweets and even more scant blog traffic flowing through Twitter.

For good reason; I had no clue what in the Hades I was doing on the network. Continue reading

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4 Tips to Avoid Having the Pricing Posture of a Jellyfish

I just received payment from one of my blog consulting clients.

These days I receive $200 an hour for my services.

It wasn’t always this way though.

A while back I had the posture of a jellyfish.

I foolishly accepted $25 an hour for my coaching services.

I commanded a similar skill set to my current day skill set.

Not much was different.

Except back then I had like zero posture concerning my:

  • blog coaching services
  • blogging courses
  • freelance writing services
  • eBook prices

I ran into some serious financial struggles and worked like an animal just to make end’s meet because I allowed my fears around money, my lack of confidence and other folk’s fears around money to infect my mind, like a mental virus. Continue reading

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