Want To Have A Popular Blog?

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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have-a-popular-blogYou can increase the appeal of your blog posts and have a popular blog.

To have a popular blog you need to get your content noticed.

That means you have to attract your audience.

Using strategies to promote so you can have a popular blog!

One of your tactics will have to be knowing what your readers will consider valuable content.

So you can create something better than average. Read more

Are There Benefits to Blogging?

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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benefits-to-bloggingYes! There are benefits to blogging!

One of the great benefits to blogging is bringing new visitors to your blog even as you promote on your social media platforms!

What are some of the additional benefits to blogging?

  • Reach a wider audience

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3 Steps to Credibility Online

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Building an Online BusinessBuilding an online business is well, exciting. But, how do we get it going and make it profitable?

1. Creating awareness, building up a clientele and establishing systems, oh my!

It does takes time.

– Businesses that blog get 88% more  leads/month than those that don’t.

Yet, building an Internet business is not as fast paced as we would like to think.

2. Breaking down the basics Read more

5 Supercharged Blog Posts

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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blog_1Blog posts come in many different forms

If you want to give your readers unexpected and interesting reads…

Post often and:

Create different types of blog posts ~ coaxing your audience to keep coming back.

  • And, use these five blog supercharged’ post ideas…

1. ‘Review blog posts’ ~ Review blog posts can help you monetize your blog.

When you review a product and include an affiliate link, you’ll make a commission off of each sale generated with your affiliate link. Read more

5 Blogging Tips I Use

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Blog TipsI really like to write – but sometimes blogging can be tough and the more I blog, it feels like I’ve just run out of ideas for my newest blog post – or article for that matter.

When you write for your blog, your goal is to get your ideal customer’s attention,  creating engagement.

You have the technology, the business skills, now share what you know. And, if you don’t have the knowledge, get it and share it with your ideal customers.

Take a look at some of these blogging tips – print this out and post it near your computer to give yourself some blogging advice!

1. Read Within Your Niche
Subscribe to blogs and websites within your niche. Search for articles that others have written – not to copy, but to inspire.

2. Re-purpose Your Writing
Use your old articles that you submitted and update them for your blog post. And, know that if your article was say 500 words – you may expand that and have 2 blog posts. The blog posts industry accepted standard is 250-600 words. Mine usually run between 300-500 words. Read more

Best Audience

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Have you chosen to narrow your search down to the best audience to target?

We know we are not going to please everyone. So, ignore everyone who is not the best audience for you.

Your best audience will have these components:

Best Audience
Best Audience
  1. It’s large.
  2. It can afford your services / products.
  3. It is likely to type in your keywords online.
  4. It’s likely to then respond to your message.

Of course, we want all four pieces above to work together.

  • You need to find a large enough audience that can afford your Read more

8 Benefits You Can Get From Your Blog (even if you don’t write that often)

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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The following is a guest post by Tom Treanor at RightMixMarketing.com (http://www.rightmixmarketing.com/)

Tom Treanor, Guest Blogger

I often talk to small business owners and talk about lead generation strategies. When we discuss blogging, occasionally someone will say, “I don’t have time to blog!”. I’ll tell them, “Well, if you do it right, you can get significant benefits even if you don’t blog often.” Here are some of the tangible and significant benefits that you can get from blogging, even with just a few well-written posts.

What you can gain from blogging for your small business:

1) Show your expertise to potential clients

Potential clients will often look at your blog before meeting you. Having key posts that shows your thought leadership is a great way to get a leg up on your competition.

2) “Pre-qualifies” your company in the client’s eyes Read more

Blogging Ideas – 5 Tips

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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I really like to write – but sometimes blogging ideas to write about can be tough and it feels like I’ve just run out of blogging ideas for my newest blog post – or article for that matter.

Take a look at some of these blogging ideas and tips – print this out and post it near your computer to give yourself some blogging advice! Read more

Blogging Tips

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Blogging Tips 1: Do you know what guest blogging is and how it can be used as an effective business SEO strategy?

To be in the SEO top page rank (PR) may take effort, goal setting, scheduling, and time, but it will prove worth it.

  • Find a blog similar to your information and ask if you can become a Guest Blogger. If your are allowed to put your URL address either in the address area or the comment area – this will become a link back.

Blogging Tips 2: Make relevant comments on blogs that are similar to yours – and again you will get those link backs!

  • These are in-bound links to your site and remember in-bound links are another great piece for your SEO.

Blogging Tips 3: Great sites for link bakcs are: Read more

Guest Blogging Strategies

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Do you know what guest blogging is and how it can be used as one an effective promotional strategy?

To be in the SEO top page rank (PR) may take effort, goal setting, scheduling, and time, but it will prove worth it.  Your business coach can hold you accountable and help you see through this great process!

Part 1 of Guest Blogging – Aim High – ‘you’ll never know unless you ask’ is a saying I really aim at a fair bit.  You might just be surprised. I’ve asked ‘A-listers’ from time to time to come post something for me  – and guess what? Read more