How To Blog Like The Big Boys

How To Blog Like The Big Boys

Are you blogging?  Thousands are and many are very successful.  So why don’t more people blog?  Many reasons but as Ray Higdon said, “people don’t know what to blog about and why should I blog, no one knows me”.  I’m reminded of many famous actors, actress and musicians who no one knew and yet they became household names.  The Beatles sang in smoky bars and basements for years.  Johnny Depp took small roles until he hit it big in the Pirates of the Caribbean. But again no one knew them for years.  So what is different between you, them and me?  Consistency!  They knew what they wanted and stayed consistent until they succeeded.

As Ray teaches in his Pro Blog Academy, just do it and stay consistent.  I like a story he tells, “I get over 14 million hits on my blog and 40,000 unique visitors per month.  Months ago, no one knew me.”  He continues, “I started.  A lot of people never actually get started.  You can’t sit in your driveway and get to your destination.  You’ve got to get in the car, back it up, fill the car with gas and go”.  “If you don’t you are just sitting in the driveway”.

So the question is “What do I say?”  “What do I blog about blog about?”

Well here is some refreshing news to relieve some of your anxieties…Stop Trying To Be Creative.

Here are three killer easy ways to come up with content each and every day.

Number 1

Look at your bookshelves.  You have books don’t you?  Why did you buy them?  If you bought them more than likely someone else may have done the same or maybe you can dig out some information to inform them.  This can be your blog title and blog information.  I have books such as “Think and Grow Rich”, “Jonathon Livingston Seagull”, “The Magic of Thinking Big”, College books, “How To Books” and books from Zig Ziglar and Robert Schuler.  Do you think I can find something to blog about?

Number 2

Ask questions.  Ask people what their number one issue is.  Write them down.  All you are doing is taking a survey.  Get enough questions and you can write a novel every day.  Solve their problem.  If they have a question, so do hundreds of others.  If you have writers block, go back to the questions and write some more.

Take a couple of hours and go to Barnes and Noble or to a library if you are in a small town.  Grab 3, 4, 5 books on a subject you’re interested in or others maybe interested in.  Books on your niche, self-improvement, leadership, sales, coaching, weight loss, golf, et cetera.   Write something of substance from any of the books or articles.  If you do, reference the book.  Here’s a tip from Ray, sign up for a free Amazon affiliate account.  Reference the book in your blog.  If someone purchases the book you make an affiliate commission.  Why Not?

Number 3

Attend a seminar, meeting, webinar or any other event.  Take notes, and then write about what you learned.  Let’s say you paid to go to the event.  In your blog post tell them you paid XX dollars for this event, but I am giving this to you for FREE.

Finally, people are so afraid of their credentials.  You would be surprised that your credentials are not scrutinized as much as you think.  Ray tells the story of buying a lawn mower.  You go to Sears, you ask the information clerk where are the lawn mowers, and she tells you they are in the garden shop.  You go to the garden shop and see lawn mowers.  You ask the clerk how much for the different lawn mowers.  He tells you and describes the various ones.  You purchase the lawn mower.  Was he an expert?  You don’t know.  Did he solve a problem?  Yes he did.

What I am getting from Ray is, you don’t need to be an expert, you just need to “act” like one.  Also try to solve a problem.  You don’t need to be stressed on what to blog about, you have hundreds of items available at your fingertips for great content.  The one thing that comes across as most important…be consistent.  You can’t blog for 3-4 months and stop.  You can’t just do it when ever.  You must blog daily in order to be found.  Remember, you can’t get to your destination by just sitting in your driveway.

Here’s to your success

 

About The Author

Bill Fletcher

Bill Fletcher is a network marketing professional and MLM Business Coach. My goal is to help anyone who is interested in building a network marketing business through a systematic approach to success. Planning-4-Success will guide you with the help of some of the best coaching program available anywhere. We train you with the best professional in all categories of business building and success management.