Cutting Edge Internet Marketing & Business Building Advice For Muslimah Entrepreneurs.
Are you blogging like crazy and following all the promotional tactics the guru's say you should and your blog still isn't going anywhere?
Before you decide to quit blogging all together, maybe you should take another look at your promotional tactics. Perhaps you're using outdated tactics that worked a few years ago, but no longer work today.
Sadly, these techniques are still being presented as being effective promotional tactics, even though they are no longer as effective as they once were and there are far better alternatives out there.
So let's take a look at what these outdated tactics are and what you should be doing instead.
There's no disputing that great content is very important, even essential for your blog to succeed. But if that's all you're relying on, thinking that "if you build it, they will come" you're going to be waiting a looong time.....like maybe forever!
I've always been a firm believer that you get what you pay for. For example, in my personal life, I would rather own less clothing and have each item of very high quality than to own a cupboard full of of cheap clothing. The same applies across all areas of life.
It's no different in the digital world. Sure, there are some amazing, free tools that you can use. But if you're serious about building your blog, then you've got to treat it like a business. Because that's what it is, or at least that's what it has the potential to become.
One of the free tools I'd definitely discourage you from using is a free WordPress.com blog. This is different from the WordPress.org blog that you install on your own domain and that you're hosting on your own site.
So let's just clarify the difference between the free WordPress.com vs self-hosted WordPress.
Self-hosted means purchasing web hosting from a webhost like HostGator. And of course, purchasing a domain name from a registrar...
Would you like to know how to write blog posts that turn readers into subscribers and subscribers into customers?
If you answered yes, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this detailed blog post, we’re going to take an in-depth look at why people read blogs, and what makes them share posts or take action on an invitation.
By the time you finish reading this post, you’ll have a much clearer idea of how to make your blog drive more potential clients to accept your offers and sign up to your list.
Before you put any strategies into action, it’s essential to understand why people read blogs, what they are looking for—and what makes them leave without reading further. This clear understanding is the absolute core ingredient for formulating your unique blogging strategy.
You’re most likely creating a blog to get more traffic. You want to sell more of your products or services, get more sponsorships and make more money
Successful blogs all have one...
In the first post in this series on cultivating the correct entrepreneurial mindset, I spoke about the importance of getting started.
In today’s lesson, I want to emphasize how important it is to keep going.
Lots of people start things. Fewer people continue what they started and even fewer continue when the going gets tough.
The real challenge comes when the newness has worn off and the excitement you once felt has faded.
What do you do then?
I’d like you to adopt a different mindset – a mindset of starting over again every day.
Think of the example of someone who decided to stop smoking. The first day, they go one whole day without lighting a cigarette.
The second day (and each subsequent day thereafter), they have to make a decision. They can start again and go one more day without smoking or they can quit and light up again.
The same is true for you and your fledgling Internet business. Each new day you can start over with the actions necessary to build...
Over the next two weeks I will be sharing a powerful series of blog posts that I wrote to help you to adopt the mindset of a successful Muslim entrepreneur.
These are lessons that I have learned the hard way through my 19+ years of entrepreneurship (which includes the years before I started an online business as well)
If you're not an entrepreneur already, this series will be invaluable. And if you already are, it will inspire you to go further and really ramp up the growth of your business.
The success or failure of your entrepreneurial venture depends more on your mindset that it does on practically any other factor. That's why I've selected mindset as the first component to work on.
So let's dive in.
Lesson1: Get Started
Step one to becoming an online entrepreneur is to get started. Now at first glance, this may seem rather obvious.
But sadly, it’s not obvious at all. So many people think about it, research it, and plan starting an online business, but they never actually...
This short video discusses the biggest mistake Muslim newbie entrepreneurs make and how to avoid it.
When I started online way back in 2006, I was really struggling to make money. It seemed like such hard work. You worked so hard to drive traffic to your website and then only a dismal two to three percent bought anything.
It wasn’t until I discovered the power of building your list that I actually started to make any serious money.
Your list is the lifeblood of your online business. You can calculate about $1 per subscriber on your list. So if you want to earn $10,000 a month, you need a list of about 10,000 people.
It’s essential to build your list no matter what type of online business you run…..an online store, a coaching business, selling information products or software. No matter what your online business model, it’s absolutely essential that you start building your email list.
So let’s look at 21 ways you can increase your optin rate, drive more traffic to your site and build your all important mailing list.
Did you know that you can use proven psychological principles to write better headlines? Yes, you can. Here's how.
No 1: Use a Variety Of Different Types Of Headlines.
Don't overuse one type of headline. If people come to your blog and they see 3-4 How-To blog headlines in a row, they're likely to lose interest. Vary the style and length of your headlines to keep things interesting.
No 2: Pare Down To The Essentials
Part of writing a good headline (or writing anything else well for that matter) is to use the minimum number of words to get your message across. Less is more in the world of headlines. That's because shorter headlines tend to be more impactful than those that are too long and wordy.
No 3: Write In An Active Voice.
Try, as far as possible, to write in an active voice rather than in a passive voice. So instead of Writing Killer Headlines as your blog post title, make it How To Write Killer Headlines. Adding the How To in front of the headline changes it from passive voice to...
Great content is the foundation on which you're going to build your blogging empire. Great content, compelling content is what keeps people coming back again and again.
Great, compelling content has another benefit and that is it helps subscribers to get to know, like and trust you. They stop seeing you as just another faceless blogger and they start seeing you as a knowledgeable expert in the field.
The process of building a relationship with your prospect is at the heart of a long-term, sustainable online business. Because when people know, like and trust you and regard you as an expert on your topic, that's when they buy what you're promoting. They buy your products and they trust your affiliate recommendations.
So now that you now how valuable great content is, the question is, how do you create it?
As a blogger, when you think of content, it's tempting to think only in terms of blog posts.
But content can also be:
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