As you can see this is part 2 of a series, so I urge you to check out part 1 of Leave My Blog Alone! | Tips from Gary Vaynerchuk.
Here are the next 6 steps that you will be doing ( supposing you’re serious about “making a name” for yourself) until your brand exists.
8. Pump the Content!
Entertain and educate your audience and make sure you talk about what they want to hear; not what you want to say. You will go about doing this in your own unique way. Use personal stories and let your personality shine through your message.
Here is my personal take on it. Set up a schedule that you can follow. Many of you may get excited by doing the previous steps and now you are all pumped up and determined to “crush it” out there! You decide to write 2 posts a day, and within 2 weeks you realize you set the bar way too high, and you just can’t seem to follow through. Remember this: Self branding is not a sprint but a marathon. Ask yourself: One year from now am I gonna be able to keep the pace?
In general it is advised to post every day, but I recommend for you to start out by putting out 3 posts a week. Do what feels comfortable and it will not overwhelm you. Stick to this schedule for 3 months and see if you can increase the amount of posts that you create and distribute.
9. Ping that Baby!
Ping your post to all the social network sites you are signed up to. (see step 7. in part 1.)
If you’re video blogging share via TubeMogul or TrafficGyser ( the latter works for written content distribution and podcast as well.)
10. Track ‘em Down
Track down like minded “Tweeps”.
Go to the Twitter search bar (very top of your Twitter page) and find and follow people mentioning the keywords related to your niche. ( If you’re into online marketing you need to go after keywords like MLM, lead generation, list building ..etc.)
You may DM (direct message) them but I simply reply them (@theirusername) in public.
11. Blog Hunt
Go to Google and enter the same keywords (one by one) into the search bar. Hit search and then click “Blogs” on the tab to the left.
Leave a comment on every single blog you come across. Yes, you heard me right every single one of them.
Leave not only your name, but your email, (won’t be published) and the URL of your blog.
12. Facebook Pages and Groups
Go to Facebook and “like” as many related pages and groups as you can possibly find.
You’re gonna repeat steps 8 through 12 over, and over, and over, again until your brand exists. Period.
Be ready to bleed from your eyeballs! Having said that, if you really choose your niche around your passion it is going to be joyful.
Have fun with it! That’s the reason you’re doing it, right???
Share your thoughts and please share them with other shiny, loving, people!
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