7 Things All Successful Bloggers Do

7 Things All Successful Bloggers Do

#1 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Niche Down

Selecting a niche market is something that a lot of entrepreneurs get stuck on.

First, let’s start with what a niche market even is.

niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused.

It’s critical to choose a niche market because you can’t be all things to all people.

They say, ‘the riches are in the niches’ and it’s true!

At Tony Robbins’ Wealth Mastery Event, Keith Cunningham gave the example of two car companies: Volvo and GM.

Volvo has dominated the niche of car safety, while GM tried to be all things to all people.

Volvo is growing, while GM is bankrupt. Yikes.

Keith asked, ‘what real estate do you own in the consumer’s mind’, meaning, when they think of you and your brand, what comes to mind?

It’s crucial that you select a niche market.

What is the main focus of your blog? Can you narrow it down even more?

For example, my first blog (fitwithrachel.com) used to be just all things fitness and healthy living, plus details about my life, travel, um, it was a hot mess.

But then I realized that my best performing content was around the topic of keto (high fat low carb) and intermittent fasting.

So I got rid of everything else and my entire blog focus was keto and intermittent fasting.

My traffic exploded.

My email list grew.

And my traffic is still around 50,000 page views per month, a YEAR after I stopped publishing on it.

I still make sales from that blog (sold my keto ebook twice yesterday!).

It’s because I niched down.

What do you want to be known for? What are your gifts? How do you want to add massive value?

If you’re struggling to find your niche, then read this post.

#2 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Post Consistently 

It’s not what we do every once and awhile that matters. It’s what we do consistently.

It’s Monday morning, and every single Monday morning,  know I’m going to write a new blog post.

Your audience needs to be able to count on you to do what you said you’re going to do.

You can’t just show up when it’s convenient or when you feel like it.

Need help in this area?

Read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

The Compound Effect is one of the first personal development books I read when I started my first business at age 23.

It really helped me set myself up with small, seemingly insignificant actions that have led to my success today.

I remember reading 10 pages a day, as he suggested, and thinking: will this REALLY make a difference?

Looking back 8 years later, I can say that it ABSOLUTELY has and I’m so grateful for this book.

Darren says,

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” 

I know this can seem totally daunting at first, which is why I recommend batching content so you don’t have to necessarily write EVERY week.

For example, I’ll be going home to Chicago over Christmas and I don’t want to be working while I’m there.

I’m working harder this week to batch all my content so I can chill.

Check out this post to see how I do it =)

#3 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Add Massive Value

Going off of this last point, all successful bloggers add massive value to their audience (on a consistent basis).

Why would someone want to work with you if all you’re doing is promoting your products or offers?

Think of your business like dating.

You’re not just going to ask someone to marry you on the first date, am I right?

You’ve gotta get to know them and build a relationship first.

Are your posts just kind of skimming the surface?

Or are you going above and beyond to over deliver?

Your content should be so darn good that when someone reads it, they think:

Woah! How else can I learn from them?!

If you need help, this post about creating killer content will show you what to include and how to overdeliver on your posts.

#4 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Have a Call to Action

After the first date and you want another one, what do you do?

You ask for it!

(to be fair, I’ve been out of the dating world for 8 years haha)

If you look at any successful bloggers, they all have a call to action where you can get on their email list.

You’re building an email list, right?

You need an email list—what if your Facebook account gets shut down?

Instagram account gets hacked? That actually happened to my mom a few weeks ago!

You don’t own any social media platform, but you DO own your email list.

All the goals I help my students within Activate set have to do with building their email list.

It’s essential to your business.

You can see on this post, I have several call to actions where you can continue on with me and learn more.

It’s more than just a little button at the very bottom of my blog saying ‘subscribe to my blog’.

No offense, but NO ONE wants to subscribe to your blog.

You need to offer something juicy and full of value to them in exchange for their email.

If you’re brand new and not quite sure how to do it or what kind of freebie you should offer, this post will help.

#5 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Ask Their Audience

This is so so so so important.

If you see any successful blogger, they are ASKING their audience and LISTENING.

This will help you create content that your audience actually wants and offers they will jump on.

Please don’t skip this step. This is literally the first thing all my students within the Impact Blogging Academy do.

You’ll gain SO much clarity and truly be able to add massive value to your people.

Lucky for you, I have an entire post about market research so you can dive in and do it ASAP.

#6 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Are Themselves

Are you trying to emulate a successful blogger in your industry?

Or are you being yourself?

I’ve been there, ok?

I remember when I first started my network marketing company when I was 23.

I had NO CLUE what I was doing.

So I just followed the top leaders and my industry and did what they did.

Literally. I copy and pasted their posts. 🙈

Here’s the thing I want you to know: people will want to work with you because of YOU.

There aren’t new products. There’s nothing new under the sun.

The thing you’re offering is being offered by someone else.

Why would they pick you?

Because of WHO YOU ARE.

Be authentic and be yourself.

Yes, this means that you’ll get haters.

You’ll get unsubscribes.

You WANT those things.

Because when you are a bit polarizing, is when you attract your true tribe of loyal followers who you ADORE working with.

For real. The ladies that we have in this round of Activate are truly incredible and it’s so much fun to be able to coach them.

I was able to attract such rockstars by being myself, by speaking my mind and not being afraid of losing people for sharing my faith or being silly.

#7 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Have a Funnel

Ah, the sales funnel.

So there’s things that you might not see in someone’s business that is contributing to their success.

What’s a sales funnel?

Imagine an actual funnel, where at the top of the funnel, something is poured inside and it filters down to a finite destination.

The exact same thing happens in sales. At the top of the funnel, lots of visitors may arrive and enter your funnel, but not all may end up at the final destination (becoming a paid customer).

Ryan Deiss, co-founder of Digital Marketer, describes the sales funnel as a multi-step, multi-modality process that moves prospective browsers into buyers.

What I teach is to bring people into your funnel via Pinterest and knock their socks off with great content.

From there, you can create a relevant freebie, which will get the prospective customer onto your email list, where you can market your products and services.

It sounds confusing but really, it’s not.

Know what the ultimate step you want your reader to take.

Is It to buy a course? Become a paying client?

Start with the end in mind.

Then, reverse engineer it.

What freebie would attract them to you that is related to your course?

Then what kind of email series can you create that’s going to establish your authority, build the relationship, and make your offer the next logical step?

Makes sense?

To recap, there are some essential things that all successful bloggers do.

If you want to be a successful blogger, I suggest you pin this so you can reference it later, then def register for my free Pinterest class so I can teach you how to get more leads to your blog (on autopilot).

Comment below: Which of these things do you need to work on first?

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Essential Strategies on How to Stay Focused

Essential Strategies on How to Stay Focused

Just can’t stay focused? I totally get you. Being an entrepreneur can be super overwhelming, if you let it be that way.

I’ve learned some awesome strategies over the years that have helped me stay focused, and I want to share them with you today.

You’ve got dreams to catch and people to help. Let’s get to it =)

How to Stay Focused Tip #1: Plan Out Your Week in Advance

Every Sunday I grab my trusted planner and schedule out my week.

I set specific goals for the week that will help me move forward towards my quarterly goals.

Since we are getting ready for the Infinite Growth Challenge that’s coming up, my goals for the week are to write the content for each day’s video and record the videos.

I put all of my appointments/client calls/interviews on the planner so I can see white space is left. Then I fill up that white space with time dedicated to work on that specific goal for the week.

There are also some non-negotiables that are always on the calendar, in addition to my goals.

I workout every day (will get to that later). Also, every Monday I sit down and write a blog post, and every Friday I schedule Instagram posts for the week. Every other Friday I batch 10 videos for IGTV and Youtube.

How to Stay Focused Tip #2: Do ONE Thing

Don’t keep a running to-do list. Rather, write down the ONE THING that needs to happen to help you move forward in your business.

Stop wasting time of stuff that doesn’t matter.

Could my website use some updating? Sure.

But right now, I’m focused on our upcoming challenge. That is my top priority, and I’ll put all other tasks on the ‘later’ list until the challenge is over.

Every week I have ONE thing that I’m focused on, and every day I have one specific task that I need to work on.

Don’t be a jack of all trades and master at none. Figure out the one thing that needs to happen to help you move closer to your goals, and work on that every day.

If you’re struggling with this, def pick up the book The One Thing by Gary Keller.

How to Stay Focused Tip #3: Power Hours

Set aside 1 hour of time in the morning to complete a power hour.

Set a timer, close out all browsers and stay focused for that entire hour.

I never work a full 8 hour day.

I am much more productive when I work in short bursts. I can probably get more done in 4 hours than most people do in 3 full days of work.

I challenge you to star working in 45-60 minute chunks. When you sit down, only have open the one thing you’re working on.

When the timer goes off, get up. Move around, go for a walk, take a 5-15 minute break before you jump into another power hour.

Close all other browsers and turn off notifications on any nearby device. (another pro tip: don’t have notifications turned on for email/social)

When you start doing this, you’ll have much more time for play!

How to Stay Focused Tip #4: Stay Away From Facebook and Email

It’s 6:44am Monday morning as I’m writing this post. I haven’t checked social media or email yet. I won’t check it until later this afternoon when I’ve completed my one thing for the day.

This is a habit, one that when you actually stick with it, will change your life.

When you open up email or social media, all of a sudden you’re bombarded with a million things that are stealing your focus.

You are in charge. You control the day.

Be intentional and don’t open up email or social until you’ve finished your one thing.

How to Stay Focused Tip #5: Exercise Regularly

As a former athlete and fitness coach, I’d be silly not to tell you to workout daily.

Some of the world’s most successful people (Richard Branson, Tony Robbins,

Working out gives you more energy and helps you stay more productive at work.

Think you don’t have the ‘energy’ to workout? Exercise GIVES you energy. Even just 20 minutes of low-to-moderate intensity exercise (like walking) 3 times per week can reduce fatigue by 65% and increase energy levels by 20%, according to a study by the University of Georgia.

Working out daily is a habit, like anything else.

Try to do it at the same time every day and soon it’ll become as routine as brushing your teeth. Put it on your calendar and treat it like an appointment that you wouldn’t dare miss.

Need some inspiration? Here are some inspiring entrepreneurs and their fitness routines.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO: hiking, cycling

Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief at Vogue: tennis

Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft: hour on the treadmill

Evan Williams, Co-founder of Twitter: works out with a personal trainer

Jack Dorsey, Co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square: yoga, runs a 5k daily, 6 sets of 20 squats and pushups daily

Mark Zuckerburg, Co-founder of Facebook: works out with a personal trainer and does walking meetings

Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup: Spartacus workouts

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group: tennis, bike riding, running, kitesurfing

You do have time to workout. You just need to make it a priority and stick with it.

In the video below, Marie Forleo shares her 4 tips to be more productive…and you guessed it! Exercise was one of them =)

How to Stay Focused Tip #6: Declutter

I don’t know about you, but clutter totally steals my focus. Could be clutter around the house or digital clutter.

For the house, I’ve gotten into a routine of cleaning up every morning so it never becomes unmanageable.

As for digital clutter, I’m kind of OCD about this. My email inbox is always at zero every single day.

Unsubscribe from newsletters that don’t add value to your life or make you want to shop using unroll.me

If you need some help, I love Matt’s youtube channel, as well as following the Minimalists. I’m an aspiring minimalist…I just need to stop buying new stuff 🤣

I hope these tips show you how you can stay focused in your business. If you want to work on making some of them a habit and part of your daily life, I suggest using the app Productive.

Which tip will you implement first?

 

Related Posts:

How to Batch Social Media Content

Learn My Entrepreneur Schedule Secrets

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Sources: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/low-intensity-exercise-reduces-fatigue-symptoms-by-65-percent-study-finds/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/17/the-fitness-rules-of-the-worlds-most-successful-entrepreneurs_a_23117364/

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Email: clientcare@rachelngom.com

 

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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Pinterest for Business: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Pinterest for Business: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

I feel like Pinterest is this little secret that no one really knows about. I mean, it’s been the #1 game changer in my business. I started using Pinterest for my business a few years ago and I had no clue what a difference it would make.

More than my 50,000 Facebook followers, my 21,000 Instagram followers, or my 250,000 views on Youtube.

It’s Pinterest that has really changed the game for me!

I went from having ZERO traffic to my blog (except my mom lol) to over 34,000 visitors every single month.

I went from no one seeing my content to launching a little $9 ebook that made $1,000 the day it launched and crashed my site! Crazy, huh?

This quote from Social Media Examiner sums up why you need to focus on Pinterest for business:

“If you’re looking to increase traffic or drive more sales organically, Pinterest is probably the best social network to focus on. It drives a healthy bit of social media traffic, and does this with only 150 million users, compared to Facebook’s 1.8 billion.”

Let’s talk about why should you focus on Pinterest for your business, then I’ll dive into some specific examples and ways that you can get started today.

Why Use Pinterest for Business #1. Pinners come to shop

Pinterest works differently than other social media platforms, like Facebook or Instagram. The idea isn’t to broadcast images or ideas to followers, rather save content, ideas, or products for later, which makes it the perfect marketing platform.

Research shows that large amounts of Pinterest users use the platform to research purchasing decisions before they buy. 87% of Pinners have purchased because of Pinterest.

Pinners are coming to the platform to search before they buy something. What if they came to search and they came across you and your products instead?

Why Use Pinterest for Business #2. Pinterest is a huge driver of traffic

This is my website analytics showing Pinterest accounting for almost 94% of all of my site traffic, over 34,000 viewers a month!

What’s pretty crazy to me is that I have over 50,000 followers on Facebook, and only 14,000 on Pinterest, yet Pinterest obviously drives way more traffic.

Pinterest is like any other social media platform, it takes time to gain traction. But if you do the things that I teach and you stay consistent, you can absolutely have the same results as me (or even surpass them).

How would your business change if you were able to get 34,000 people seeing your content every month?

 

What’s INSANE about this is that I took this screenshot an entire year after I stopped publishing content on this blog. Say what?!

It’s not just me getting this kind of results though…check out Kenal! 

Why Use Pinterest for Business #3. Pinterest gains traction over time.

With Facebook and Instagram, after you post, it’s gone within 24 hours. People won’t see the post after a day if they ever see it at all!!

Pinterest is different. It can take a pin some time to gain traction, but once it does, holy moly!

I have people coming to my blog, opt-ing in for my email list and buying my products from posts that I did THREE YEARS ago. 

Do you see the pic below? I originally posted it in 2015. I took this screenshot at the end of 2018. It’s still getting repinned and driving traffic to my blog.

Instead of focusing on Facebook and Instagram posts that the majority of your audience never even sees, why not focus on creating awesome blog content that can bring you business a year from now? #worksmarternotharder

Why Use Pinterest for Business #4. Pinners have a 9% higher average income than non-users.

They also spend less time on traditional media sources like magazines, television, and catalogs. What this means is that you can reach your target audience for way less than it costs to invest in traditional advertising. Speaking of advertising…you don’t have to on Pinterest to see results. See the next point!

Why Use Pinterest for Business #5: FREE Traffic

So we talked about how Pinterest was a big driver of traffic—but did I mention that it was freeeee?

I get messages from people all the time if I can help them run ads on Pinterest. I don’t do any ads on Pinterest! 

Yes, you can pay to promote pins, but all of the site traffic that I’ve received has been free traffic. #score

Why Use Pinterest for Business #6: Pinterest is a Search Engine

You might think of it as a social media platform, but it’s really more like Google.

Pinterest has 250 million active monthly users, performing 2 BILLION searches per month. #insane

What’s even cooler is that Google wants to give you the results you want from a Google search, so you’re actually likely to see Pins and Pinterest boards appear high up in the Google search results.

So while you’re working your Pinterest strategy, you’re also showing up on Google! #heckyes

Now, do you see why I’m so excited about Pinterest?? Free traffic, people who are ready to buy, content that gains even more traction over time, and a smarter strategy for you.

Now that you know why you need to focus on Pinterest, let’s talk about how you can get started using Pinterest for your business.

How to use Pinterest for Business Tip 1: Upload a Professional Profile Picture

Is your profile picture the random gray person that Pinterest gives you? A picture of your cat? Or is it a professional headshot? I’m more likely to follow accounts that have a more professional feel to it. I highly recommend investing in a professional photo shoot, it will really take your brand to a whole other level!

I cover branding and more inside my free vault for entrepreneurs, click the button below to get instant access. 

How to use Pinterest for Business Tip 2: Utilize Secret Boards.

Your Pinterest account should really be focused on adding value to your target audience.

I’m not saying you can’t pin that chocolate cheesecake recipe, but if you do, you should add it to a secret board.

Yes, Pinterest has secret boards!! It’s super easy to make boards secret. So pin your heart away at all the fashion, recipes, etc.

To make a board secret, we will go back and edit the board, then just click the little button that says secret. Easy peasy!

How to use Pinterest for Business Tip 3: Create Killer Pins

My absolute favorite site to create quality Pinterest images that convert is Canva.com.

Canva makes it SO SIMPLE to create amazing graphics! I am def not a graphic designer by any means! If I can do it, you can too.

Once you select the Pinterest template, you can design it how you like! Vertical images will stand out more in the Pinterest feed since they are bigger.

See the examples below? The one of the left is just a regular square image. Not really attention-grabbing, right? And the one on the right? It’s still a transformation picture, but it’s a vertical image, which will stand out more. Plus, it has text on the image and a call to action. More about that below!

Make sure to include some big bold text on your pins. Images with text perform better than those without.

People are scrolling on Pinterest (usually on their phones), so you need a scroll stopping image with an attention-grabbing headline.

Give people a reason to stop the scroll, save the pin, and click through to your site. Use your pins to tell a story and include a call to action!

Here are two examples. The one on the left, well, first it’s a terrible quality pin. The text is hard to read and it’s definitely not ‘stop the scroll’ worthy. 

But the pin on the right! It’s got bold text describing exactly what the person will see when they click through the post, plus it references a freebie.

Pinterest is a HUGE traffic driver, so you want to take advantage of that by capturing your visitor’s email address so they don’t disappear off into the internet without ever seeing you (or your products) again!

If you have something to offer people to join your email list (like a worksheet, PDF, etc.), then put that bad boy in your image so people know that when they come to your site they’ll be able to get something valuable for free!

How to use Pinterest for Business Tip 4: Use Keywords Strategically

BEFORE I ever write a blog post, I do keyword research to find a relevant topic that my audience is truly searching for. Otherwise, it’s a waste of time! If you don’t use the right keywords, it’s more than likely that no one is ever going to see your content.

Using keywords on Pinterest is super important because Pinterest is more of a search engine than it is a social media platform.

Using the right keywords factor in how many people will actually see your content on Pinterest.

The more niched down and specific you can get with your keywords the better.

When I niched down in my fitness business from just fitness to intermittent fasting and eating a keto diet, my blog traffic exploded from Pinterest.

By niching down and using the right keywords on Pinterest, you’ll be able to target a specific audience. #heckyes

Need help niching down? This post is for you: https://www.rachelngom.com/niche-market/

 

Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy peasy to use keywords on Pinterest.

The easiest way to use keywords on Pinterest is to use simple words that fit in your niche. We are using long tail keywords to be more niche specific. Long tail keywords are just 3, 4, 5, or even 6 words together.

Some of the long tail keywords that I use in my Pinterest business are:

  • How to get more leads
  • Pinterest marketing strategy
  • Social media marketing tips
  • Female entrepreneur tips
  • Social media marketing strategy

Instead of using one word such as Pinterest or Social Media, these long tail keywords that are more specific help me beat any competition and show up in the Pinterest search engine. 

How do you find what people are actually searching for when it comes to your specific business?

I’ve got a free workbook right here for you to download with how to actually find what people are searching for, and then I’ll guide you through how to choose the right keywords for your business and where to put them.

How to use Pinterest for Business Tip 5: AUTOMATE IT!

Pinterest is the platform that gives us the most results for the least amount of time. Tailwind is our secret =)

Get Tailwind and automate the entire process!

Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduling app and it works just like other social media schedulers, meaning that you schedule your pins for the week (or month), and you’re pinning around the clock without actually having to be on Pinterest. #winning

You can schedule your own pins or other people’s pins super easily (especially with the Tailwind extension). You pick the schedule that works for you and

Tailwind takes care of the rest. Tailwind also recommends times to pin based on when you’re most likely to get repinned. Cool, right?

Tailwind also has an epic feature called Tribes, which will help you increase your reach (exponentially). Learn more about tribes here.

Let’s recap this bad boy. 

You need to be using Pinterest for your business, like yesterday. Start now! 

Some essential things you need to do to get started using Pinterest for business include: 

  1. Uploading a professional pic
  2. Making personal boards secret
  3. Creating quality pins
  4. Using long tail keywords
  5. Automating everything

Woah, that was a ton of info. I hope you found it helpful! Believe it or not, this post is truly just scratching the surface of using Pinterest for your business. If you want to dive in super deep and really rock your Pinterest strategy, be sure to register for my next free Pinterest master class!

Question: Are you using Pinterest for your business? If not, are you going to start?!

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Rachel Ngom

Entrepreneur, Author, Pinterest Strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Email: clientcare@rachelngom.com

 

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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How to Get Traffic to Your Blog (even if you’re just starting out)

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog (even if you’re just starting out)

Today, we are going to talk about how to get traffic to your blog. You’re creating content, right? You want to get seen, have your customers find you, fall in love with you, and buy your stuff, right?

 

There are some super simple, yet strategic things you need to do if you want to get more traffic to your blog. 

 

Let’s dive in!

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #1: Create Quality Content

This should go without saying. People won’t come to your blog if you’re putting out crappy content #truth

You need to create content that’s relevant, helpful, and something your audience would want to share.

I’ve already written extensively on how to do this, so be sure to check out these two posts:

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #2: Use SEO

SEO, short for Search Engine Optimization, is is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.

Want to show up on platforms like Google, Pinterest, and Youtube?

You need to become an SEO master.

We dive into keywords and optimization in my mini-course, Creating Killer Content, but to get started, be sure to download the plugin Yoast for WordPress.

It’s easy peasy to use and will let you know if your blog posts are on the right track in terms of SEO optimization.

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #3: Add value in Facebook communities

This is how I got started in the very beginning of this business.

Getting the initial traction is hard! No joke. It’s like you’re climbing uphill and wondering, ‘will this EVER work?!’

It will. Be patient and consistent.

Start by joining relevant Facebook communities where your ideal client is hanging out, and focus on adding value and being helpful.

Note: I did not say spam the group and try to sell your stuff.

Be a human and build genuine relationships with the other group members.

I joined several groups and started by answering questions about Pinterest and sharing a few helpful tips on Pinterest. Some of the groups had Freebie days, where you can share one of your freebies, so I made sure to mark my calendar (or use a Trello board) to make sure I knew which group had their freebie post on which day.

After doing this consistently for a few months, I became known as a Pinterest expert in several of the groups and people would tag me whenever someone had a Pinterest question.

This isn’t easy to do. It’s monotonous and time-consuming. It’s exactly what Gary Vaynerchuck teaches in his book Jab Jab Jab Right Hook and Crushing It.

Most people won’t do it.

Don’t be like most people 😉

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #4: Instagram Story Takeovers

This is a fun way to get in front of other people’s audiences. We had a bunch of Facebook live video swaps/podcast swaps/IG story takeovers within the Impact Blogging Academy.

Do you have a friend or maybe someone knows someone whose audience is your ideal client?

Why don’t you ask them if you can get a shoutout or take over their IG story?

Depending on the relationship, you might have to pay $20-50 to do this, but if you’re able to get in front of 10,000 potential clients, wouldn’t it be worth it?

Make a list of potential influencers to reach out to and start messaging them asking if they do IG shoutouts/story takeovers and what they charge.

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #5: Email Your Blog Posts To Your List

This one is easy. Every time you write a new post, email a teaser to your list with the link to the rest of the article for them to read.

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #6: Pinterest

Um, of course, I’m going to mention Pinterest as a way to help you get more traffic!

Obvi, I have a bazillion posts on the blog about Pinterest that you can check out.

But I have a feeling that you’re an action taker and just wanna jump right in…am I right?

If so, get your booty registered for my free Pinterest master class where I’ll be diving deep into how to use Pinterest to get more traffic to your blog.

Pinterest is my JAM and it’s soon to be yours too =)

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog Idea #7: Be Consistent

Rome wasn’t built in a day!

It’s going to feel like you’re talking to yourself for a long long time.

You’ll start to question if it’s really worth it.

Is anyone really listening? Does anyone care with what I have to say?

STICK WITH IT!

As long as you do what I teach, it will happen.

Commit to posting on a consistent basis (1X/week or 2X/month) so you can develop trust with your audience.

They’re counting on you! Be a leader and show up consistently for them.

Remember, your success is inevitable.

Well, there you have it. 7 ways on how to get traffic to your blog.

Which tip will you implement first? Are you currently using any of these strategies?

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Join the Free 5 Day Infinite Growth Challenge!

Join the Free 5 Day Infinite Growth Challenge!

I’m beyond excited to kick this FREE challenge off!

You know why?

Because I see so many passionate women really struggling to stand out, get noticed and make a decent living online. You think it’s something to do with your product, your content or your business strategy (it COULD…)

But in reality?

99 times out of 100, it’s got NOTHING to do with any of the above, and EVERYTHING to do with YOU.

YES! YOU.

You’re solely responsible for your growth and how much money comes into your bank account each and every month.

It’s YOU who can choose to be an EXPERT in your niche, take over your market, and smash your income barriers, OR, play safe, be an average entrepreneur, making an average income (or nothing at all).

And if you’re currently struggling with the latter, let’s change that TODAY.

You are created for BIG things and I truly believe that.

I want to help you get insane results in your business. The next 12 months are going to be EPIC. Can you feel it?

 

 

HAVING AN INFINITE GROWTH MINDSET WILL HELP YOU…
  • Set BIG audacious goals for yourself (that the NEXT level requires of you)
  •  Attract the right people and connect with them in a totally oh-she-so-gets-it kinda way
  •  Look at your challenges differently and turn them into life-changing opportunities
  •  Lead & communicate powerfully, and create offers that highlight YOUR zone of genius
  •  Get new customers every single day, in ANY market, with ANY product, at ANY price point

 

If you’re into that kind of thing….then this FREE challenge is for you!

Click here to register!

“To whomever much is given–much shall be required.”

 

Give growing your best so you can become your best <3

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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Successful Morning Routine for Entrepreneurs

Successful Morning Routine for Entrepreneurs

Today I want to teach you how to start a morning routine that will set you up for success.

Here’s the deal. Being an entrepreneur can be insane. If you’re not careful, you’ll start your day with emails, dings, distractions, or a kid peeling your eyes open saying ‘mommy mommy mommy mommy mommy mommy’.

What if you decided to wake up intentionally a little bit earlier?

Your day will start off calm instead of stressed.

Want to know the secret to having a super productive day?

It’s in your morning routine.

Your morning routine either sets your day up for success or stress.

Why have a morning routine?

Morning routines are so key when it comes to having a successful day.

In this post, I’ll share with you some of the essential parts of my morning routine, as well as some tips from other successful entrepreneurs.

Morning Routine Tip 1: Start the night before

My morning routine starts the night before.

I go through my day planner and decide what needs to happen the next day. What’s my main focus for the day? The ONE THING that needs to get done to move me closer to my goals?

I write it down, as well as take a look at my calendar to see what appointments I have the next day.

That way, I’m not scrambling to tackle whatever, I have a plan in place and get it done.

I put my planner, my bible, the book I’m currently reading out by my morning chair and I also get my coffee cup and water cup ready.

Also, when starting the night before, that includes getting enough sleep. If you’re going to start waking up earlier, you need to go to bed earlier too.

Morning Routine Tip 2: Start Small

If right now you typically wake up at 8, don’t try to wake up at 5 and do 3-hour morning routine #insane

Wake up 10 minutes earlier and read a few pages of a good book and jot down a few things you’re grateful for.

Once that feels good, you can try waking up 20 minutes earlier and sneak in a bit of meditation or stretching.

Morning Routine Tip 3: Eat Your Frog

One of the first personal development books I read was Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.

Brian talks about getting your most important task done and out of the way before you move onto any other task that you want to do.

Try this and you’ll be so much more productive, procrastinate less, and actually get results in your biz.

Morning Routine Tip 4: Stick with It

Developing new habits take time. Be patient with yourself and stick with it.

Here’s my full morning routine:

Step 1: Positivity In

I usually wake up between 5 and 6 (my alarm is set for 6, but often I wake up before) and start by putting on my headphones and listening to a sermon or inspiring video (Elevation Church, Dani Johnson, Tony Robbins, etc).

Step 2: Hydrate/Caffeinate

Then I go downstairs and drink about 16 ounces of water, then make coffee.

You’re so dehydrated when you wake up so your body needs water stat!

Step 3: Read

Then, I light a candle and head on over to my morning chair and start reading while I drink my coffee.

I have the One Year Bible for Women, so I start with the content for the day, then I move onto the book I’m reading at that time.

Currently reading: Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and The One Thing by Gary Keller

Step 4: Pray/Meditate

After reading about 10-20 min, I do prayer/meditation.

If you’re new to meditating, download the apps Calm or Headspace.

Step 5: Journal

I take notes on anything that sticks out to me during my reading and prayer time, write out a few things I’m grateful for plus my top goals for the next 90 days.

Typically by this point, my son is awake and I help him get ready for school and we’re off.

Step 6: Move

After I drop him off, I move my body in some way (walking our dog, yoga, weights, etc).

Step 7: The ONE THING

Then work on my ONE THING that needs to get done for the day.

Notice that I didn’t include checking email or Facebook at all—because I don’t do it until my one thing is complete.

In fact, my phone is charging in a completely separate room and I don’t even grab it until I’m done with my morning routine.

I am not perfect with my routine, but I do this 80-90% of the time, and notice the times I don’t I don’t have as much patience and I’m not in as good of a mood.

I crave my morning routine.

Here are some other morning routine tips from successful entrepreneurs:

Tony Robbins’ Morning Routine:

Tony has a practice called ‘priming’, which is a part of his morning routine.

Priming includes:

If you’ve ever been to a Tony event, he walks you through this entire thing. If you want to use his guided meditation (it’s great), you can check it out here: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/priming-exercise/

Also included in Tony’s morning routine is jumping into a cold plunge, working out, and eating a healthy breakfast.

Mark Sisson’s Morning Routine:

Mark (founder of Primal Kitchen and author of the Primal Blueprint) starts his day by taking a cold plunge in his pool, then does the LA Times crossword puzzle to work on his brain.

Steve Job’s Morning Routine:

Back in 2005 during a commencement he gave at Stanford, Steve revealed this profound part of his morning routine:

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like:

‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’

It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself:

“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

Arianna Huffington’s Morning Routine

Arianna, founder of the Huffington Post and Thrive Global has said:

“A big part of my morning ritual is about what I don’t do: when I wake up, I don’t start the day by looking at my smartphone. Instead, once I’m awake, I take a minute to breathe deeply, be grateful, and set my intention for the day.”

Tim Ferriss’s Morning Routine

Tim Ferris, the author of the 4 Hour Work Week, has interviewed thousands of successful entrepreneurs on his podcast and has adapted his own morning routine based on what he’s learned.

Tim starts his morning by making his bed. Then, he meditates for 10-20 minutes. Then, he works out for at least 30 seconds before making tea.

He finished his routine by journaling for 5-10 minutes.

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Rachel Ngom

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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