How To Supercharge Your Online Income by Developing Powerful Relationships!

Blogging tips for successAsk any internet marketer where they have made their most money and they will respond by telling you that their most profitable initiatives have been through a joint venture, a mastermind group or from their mailing list. The common trait about these sources of income is that they involve other people and relationships.

This is the power of forming mutually beneficial relationships in this sphere of business. Your income level as an internet marketer is directly related to the number of influential relationships you have nurtured. Not only do relationships provide you with increased opportunities but you can also gain specialized knowledge from others’ who have a greater level of expertise than you do.

But how do you form relationships online and how do you win the trust of a more accomplished internet marketer or marketers?

1. Let People Know Who Are You?

Many marketers choose to go at it alone and they end up isolating themselves from other marketers and pursue an underground style of marketing. This approach is a guaranteed route to a lone island where the only relationship you will form is with your keyboard and monitor. If people are not exposed to who you are then there will be no opportunity for you to nurture any sort of fruitful relationship online.

Your first step to forming relationships online is to interact with like-minded individuals. You can do this on forums, Facebook groups or any other social platform where other internet marketers congregate.

2. Make Yourself “Vulnerable”

A large number of newbies read an ebook or watch a handful of videos related to internet marketing and then they proceed to join a forum and offer their “expert” advice. They adopt an arrogant stance that says: “I know it all”. This approach will cause people to repel from you as no one is ever attracted to a person who exudes an air of arrogance.

If you have limited knowledge you need to accept that and make it known to others. Start a thread on a forum and tell people that you are new to internet marketing but you have a true willingness to want to learn. I have come across many threads of this nature, and you know what? It wasn’t long before someone offered to actually coach this person who made them self vulnerable.

3. Develop Trust and Honesty

These two ingredients are the cornerstone of any relationship. Without trust and honesty there is always insecurity, and this insecurity leads to people being fearful to share anything of substance with another party. The thing about lies and deception is that they always leave a trail, and if you are dishonest with others you will soon be found out.

Trust is gained over time by interacting, engaging, and getting to know someone else. For you to win the trust of others you will need to display character traits that impel people to want to get to know you better.

4. Learn the Art of Giving

There is a universal law that runs across cultures and religions: this law rewards those who openly give to others’. Before you can even think of forming relationships with any successful marketer you will need to display a heart of giving. Do you remember the last time someone gave you something valuable? Perhaps it was a $100 or something you needed desperately? Whatever it was, I can assure you, you felt a sense of obligation toward the person who gave to you what you needed.

That’s the power of giving! For you to stroll around in the online world with a magnetic power that attracts everyone to you, you will need to become a selfless giver.

As you will notice the techniques above all begin with YOU. You have the power to form beneficial relationships online but you will have to expose yourself to the online world and adopt a certain character that attracts others to you. If you do, it wouldn’t be long before you build profitable relationships that help your income soar to the next level.

So what do you think about building relationships as an online marketer? Is there some points you’ll want to add to the ones discussed in this article? Give your comments below.

Simple But Powerful Tips For Driving Traffic Through Blog Comments

There is one thing every internet marketer agrees on about making money on the net and that is, it is a numbers game! And this demands you being able to generate the right number of traffic that will help you make the desire money.

The goodnews however is that there are various ways of generating this traffic without putting a hole in your pockets. One of those ways is through blog commenting.  The ability of blog readers and visitors to interact with a blogger through the commenting system has become a powerful tool for bloggers for generating blog traffic. This being said, there are some salient points you need to note if you truly want to promote your blog through blog commenting. As with every other blog promotion tactic, commenting on blogs with the mind of generating traffic to your blog demands laying out a good plan that will ultimately benefit you.

Here are a few tips that will help you succeed driving traffic with your blog comments:

1. Practice Purposeful Blog Commenting

If your desire is to really drive traffic with your comments then you need to be purposeful with your blog commenting. Choose the sites and blogs you participate with. Just because you have the burning need to drive traffic to your blog doesn’t mean you can just drop by any blog and comment there.  Of course there are times you may want to comment on a blog that is completely irrelevant but you should do that only during your spare time.  Focus your energies only on more productive commenting activities. Take note of the following:

  • Similarity in interest and target market – The first thing you will need to look out for is the subject of the blog. What’s the point of leaving comments on blogs that have nothing at all to do with the main theme of your blog? Of course a direct connection may not be necessary but if the traffic you get from such activities does not benefit you, then your efforts would have been wasted. Keep this in mind before you leave comments on any blog. Find out if the site deals with a topic or subject related to your very own blog.
  • Popularity – Ok, it’s well to support smaller blogs by leaving comments now and then but since your aim here is to drive traffic, commenting on small, little-known blogs with a small readership base, won’t justify the amount of time and effort you invest. If you’re going to use comments to promote your blog, it’s better to post them at blogs that are equally popular or more so than yours. One way of determining this is by using the blog’s page rankings.
  • Will they reciprocate? – Another way of practisng purposeful blog commenting is to concentrate your efforts on blogs whose owners are likely to reciprocate your action. To determine this simply read through previous entries. Follow the links of those who posted comments and see if the favor was returned.

2. Get Noticed With Your Comments

Many bloggers tend to be in a hurry when making comments. With comments such as ‘Cool!’ ‘Great article’ and ‘Thanks for sharing!’ won’t make any good if your plan is to drive traffic with your comments. You should aim to write something that is meaningful and useful.  Keep it short, concise, and to the point. Your goal is to be noticed AND respected for your opinions.

3. Avoid Being Rude And Don’t Use Strong Language

Many bloggers do capitalize on controversy in driving traffic when commenting but most times this could really backfire. Avoid appearing rude to other commenters. Put in a little sense of humor instead. When others leave comments that seem to be insulting, don’t fight back without thinking. Plan your approach instead of firing back with the same kind of idiotic language. You could actually use such times to draw more attention to your comments, with class.

4. Be Factual

Another thing you must be careful about when commenting is being factual. If you’re quoting someone or citing a certain source, make sure your facts can be corroborated. Don’t use make-believe or newly invented figures and statements or even half-truths and try to pass them off as legit. If you want to drive traffic to your blog by leaving comments, make sure you don’t tarnish your reputation with the effort.

5. Check Replies To Your Comments

Maximize your comments on other blogs in driving traffic by frequently checking back on the blogs you participated in to see if there are any replies to your comments or the post.  This is a good way to build buzz and network with other bloggers.
The bottomline to all of these is that driving traffic through blog commenting is not something you can achieve through a “hit and run” system of blog commenting. It demands laying out a plan and following it through.

So what’s your take on this? Is there is something you’d want to add to this list? Share with us in the comments below.