Mistake 1: Stop Thinking So Hard And Get Some Content Up!
Most people start strong, and then the frequency of posts suddenly begins to taper off. And let’s face it, who hasn’t been in that position before?
It’s not easy to post new content every single day and a lot of marketers hold part-time or even full-time jobs while they’re building their business. With that said…
A blog without content is like a sports car without gas. It might be pretty, but it’s not going anywhere till you “fill er up!”
What’s the big deal? We’ll tell you what the big deal is: If you don’t update your blog daily, weekly, or bi-weekly you can’t expect people to stick around – they just won’t.
Mistake 2: It’s Like Being A Traffic Cop In A “Ghost Town”
This is another common problem. You have a wonderful blog, but you’re in desperate need of content and web traffic. And that’s probably the second biggest “mistake” in online marketing — not driving traffic to your website.
Face it, the whole “Field Of Dreams”, build it and they will come mentality doesn’t work in Internet Marketing. You must build “it” then promote the heck out of it. How?
It’s easy. Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, or even Better Networker are easy to use. And it’s just as easy to pick up basic SEO skills too. Obviously, there’s PPC, Joint Ventures, and even paid to advertise if you want to kick things up a notch – but you can start small.
Mistake 3: Form An Alliance Or Get Voted Off By Your “Housemates”
You need to get out there and build your “tribe” or network. It won’t take you long to build a loyal following with your skills. You just need to get started.
First, you make some friends. Next, you share their content on Twitter, Facebook, and Better Networker. Then you link to their sites from your blog. It’s simple really, you help them get web traffic and they will help you – it’s that easy.
Network Marketing online is a little like the reality show Big Brother. You need to form an alliance – a small tribe of friends – or get voted off the house!
Before long you’ll have a network of dozens of bloggers commenting on your site every time you post something new.
Mistake 4: Making Your Opt-In Form Look Like A Legal Contract
We’ve seen a lot of nice opt-in forms but there’s one problem – it’s too hard to read. Yeah, we know this might sound like we’re nit-picking like your grandmother.
If people can’t read the text on your opt-in form or website they will not even in a million years opt-in to your mailing list, join your team, or buy from you. In fact, you should probably write this down and memorize it as this is very vital to your online success.