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Promote Your Freelance Writing Business: This Blog Post is All About You (The Reader)
Written by Freelance Writer and Author, William Ballard
Hello and welcome!
This is a traffic generation blog post strategy that I learned from Ana Hoffman, founder and blogger of TrafficGenerationCafe.com. This strategy not only increases my ranking within the search engines but it also adds value to your website ranking as well. It is a WIN WIN for the both us!
I want you to introduce yourselves and promote your blogs/websites/businesses in the comments below.
Think of this as a way to find new business partners, learn how to get more traffic, become a better networker, discover great new sites – and truly turn this post into more than just a community but a family where everybody’s welcome.
I’ve seen many other top blogs following the trait and starting their own “Promote Your Blog” pages or post which works as a great compliment and affirmation to bloggers, writers, and online business owners everywhere who can get there voices heard within the noise of the online world.
We all still need to find a place where we can talk about what’s near and dear to hearts and still be heard.
So, feel free to:
Promote Your Freelance Writing Business and Blog
Meeting new people and networking is a huge part of being a freelance writer and online business owner and this is a great place to start with that.
Get More Traffic to Your Site
Remember what brought you to this post?
Would it surprise you to know that hundreds of people find my blog (and this particular post DAILY), with minimum effort on my part?
Probably not, since you saw first-hand how well this works.
So here’s your first traffic generation tip:
Discover how to use Twitter to drive traffic back to your site and then turn that traffic into faithful readers and customers.
Here’s the plan:
Step 1. Download TweetAdder
Again, I was introduced to this incredible program from Ana Hoffman at her "Promote Your Business" page. Thank you Ana for such a powerful tool!
Tweet Adder was the very first traffic generation strategy Ana put in place when she started Traffic Generation Cafe, and it worked so well that Twitter remains her main referral traffic source to this day.
Download your TweetAdder here
Side note: Ana makes the point very clear, "Make sure to get 5-profile license at the very least; otherwise, it’s not worth the trouble."
Step 2. Start Your Own "Promote Your Business" Page or Post
Set up a landing page or write a blog post that works best for YOUR niche – it might be something similar to what I did here or something entirely different.
Step 3. Tweet Tweet Tweet
Come up with several Twitter Tweets to automatically send out to your new Twitter followers.
Use your Tweet Adder for this as well.
Figure out which Tweets works best, then start using those for all your social media accounts.
Step 4. Relationship Nurturing Requires Engagement
Remember, we are doing all this to convert casual visitors into a long-term relationships.
Has Ana Hoffman stats, "It’s not about bringing them to your website/blog to make a quick buck with a few AdSense clicks."
With that in mind, once you bring your new Twitter followers back to your site, engage and interact with them. Encourage them to read more. Impress them with your great content. Respond to their comments - often!
There’s a reason why most people who come to my website and blog from Twitter stick around… for good.
Step 5. Act Your Way Into Feeling!
Do you know what the biggest curse of all business failures is?
Failure to act.
At some point you need to stop “learning” and start doing.
How do you know when the time to stop learning finally arrives? You'll know when you can finish the sentences of the main points the gurus you follow give.
It’s time to put this traffic generation method to good use on your own site, don’t you think?
Download your TweetAdder here
The following is an important update about Tweeter Adder 4.0
Update from Ana Hoffman:
IMPORTANT: Tweet Adder 4.0 Update
"Twitter has recently restricted use of its API significantly, causing several Twitter tools to follow/unfollow users to shut down.
My favorite Twitter tool, Tweet Adder, which I’ve been using and recommending for the past two years, had also gone through a major overhaul, removing most automation features that made it a social media traffic generation dream come true.
Do I still use and recommend it? In short, yes.
Learn more in this post: Best Twitter Tools to Get More Twitter Followers [Tweet Adder Alternatives]"
What to Do Next
Now, this may sound counterproductive (asking you to visit someone else's blog), but I highly recommend you join Ana Hoffman's blog, TrafficGenerationCafe.com. I cannot recommend this resource enough.
Now that you’ve learned at least one traffic generation technique grab a cup of coffee and read some of the traffic generation advice Ana offers on her blog that TRULY DOESN’T SUCK and then come back to this post and promote your business in the comments below.
1. How to Build an Email List 101
2. How to Increase Traffic to your Site
3. How to Convert That Traffic into Paying Customers
Now that you’ve gotten a small taste of Ana's traffic generation wisdom, don’t be a stranger.
I Would Also DEFINITELY…
…recommend you check out her absolutely FREE SEO report, where she spells out in great detail how you can start driving more search engine traffic back to your website.
Here’s another idea on how you can get some exposure on Twitter: make this post go viral!
All your followers (and mine if you add me @ApostolicAuthor) will read about your company – free advertising!
Now on to respond to your comments,
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About the Author
William Ballard is the proud author of, "The True Writer's Life: Discovering the Author and Finisher of Our Faith".
He has been writing professionally for over 10+ years and has much experience within the industry, both in publishing and in freelance writing. He has successfully self-published over 10 books and eBooks. Visit his Amazon Author Page to see list of his most recent projects.