To many of us, our blogs at some point serve as an income generator and in the long-term, for those who seriously stick to it, provides sustainable earnings that should make us feel proud. However, many still fail to realize that the awesome potential of blogging is far beyond google adsense earnings and a few affiliate sales here and there but can launch you and your brand to global success.
Blogging possesses the power to effectively connect with your readers on a level that an average banner ad cannot and presents us with the unique opportunity to get into the minds of prospects and truly discover what it is that they really desire from their online experience. These are the key starting points for any business to build products that sell.
Here are a few things to consider for your blog and possibly make some changes to take full advantage of business ideas you may have floating around in your mind.
Build Trust & Influence Through Your Blog
As you build upon relationships gained through blogging and associated activities such as commenting, tweeting, sharing and interacting, you are creating a profile and reputation in the minds of the persons you come across. Regardless of what you’ve been through before or how disappointed you may be in past experiences, learn from them and take the opportunity to present yourself, your blog and your business in the most positive light.
Each blog post that is written has the power to substantially grow your brand and authority within the minds of your readers. Gain the trust of your readers by consistently providing unique, useful and above average content and you will be in the perfect position to make some killer sales.
Use Your Blog To Launch Products & Services Cost-Effectively
Forget about multimillion dollar advertising campaigns, those types of strategies belong in the past. Your blog is a massive advertising platform by itself and enables you to quickly promote your ideas, products and services practically for free. Just think about launching a product that you sell for around $50. The cost of your yearly web hosting is about $90. In only a few sales you will break even and begin to experience leaps and bounds in profitability. Is there a company on the stock exchange that operates at such high profit margins? There is none!
Extraordinary earning potential exists within your blog, all you need to do is think and execute.
Easy International Reach & Popularity
The same day I launched my blog, I got visitors as far as from Australia, South Africa and quite a few other unsuspected locations. If I had a product from day 1 that was unique, never before seen and provided solutions for common needs then I would be enjoying a decent income from it by now. The entire world is your playground when you have a blog and, at your choosing, you can target specific territories and countries through the use of effective SEO techniques, blog commenting, interacting with prospects within the niche and even guest posting.
Do not limit yourself to your own town, country or continent but you should rather extend and expand and once you have a product or service that makes sense, make it available to the world at large through your blog.
Conclusion & Discussion
Are you experiencing any success through your blog in terms of sales of products and services? Where do you see your online business a year from now? Please share your ideas and experiences with us in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.