They are easy and people love to share them on social sites.
When I first stared blogging, I thought it was all about the facts… I was wrong, very wrong, it is all about entertainment.
It took me a while to get it, which is why I had to go back and almost rewrite about 100 of my first published articles.
What happened after I did?
My traffic doubled and you can see how many shares I have.
How to be entertaining
You don’t have to be a comedian, you just have to forget about yourself and write for your readers… not stop marketing yourself though, there is a huge difference.
I want you to pay attention, this is some next level shit right here, if you get it, you will turn into a badass blogger in minutes.
Most people don’t really get what I just said, they say:
“well of course I write for my readers, this is why I have this blog”
…and never really listen.
Then they continue to write the wrong way, struggle for years, come to my blog again and again and ask the same question over and over wanting a different answer.
What does it really mean to write for your readers?
Let me give an example with FB:
Zuck started it for fun… and because he could not get chicks.
Then FB exploded and he became a very very rich person. He never cared about the money, even today this is the only platform where you can choose what ads to see, which is why it is so successful.
The same with blogging.
When I started this blog, I did not expect to become rich, I wanted to build a platform that standed out, I wanted you to be able to learn from my mistakes and become rich as me.
Of course this is no charity, I make money, but I don’t run it for the sake of making money, I run it for the smart and awesome people like you who want to become true entrepreneurs.
It shows when you only publish to pitch… people are not dumb, neither do they like to be pushed to buy or subscribe.
Publish to connect.
That’s what blogging is for – to make friends.
Come up with you own unique traffic technique, or more than one.
Read this article:
I talk about ranking on page one of Google with no backlinks in it.
Over the years I’ve come up with many unique ways to get traffic like this:
and all of these articles have been bringing me about 50% of my traffic to this day… even though some of them are years old.
Talk to people… like I’m doing right now:
Read my book to learn how:
After you do, you’ll feel like you’ve known me for years, you should write like you talk to your friends.
Use lots of images, I don’t do it that often, yet one my most shared articles is this one:
It has almost the same amount of images as text… people love images, I do too.
The other day I stumbled onto an amazing read about the Rothschilds and since I only read articles I’m totally sure are legit, I went to search for the original…
…I found it and it was just text, about 100,000-200,000 words, maybe more… gotta say, although it was interesting, it was hard to read and I went back to the copied version with lots of images throughout the content (it was way more fun, as I got to see who these people were, where they lived and stuff like that).
Images make articles alive (if you know what I mean).
They are too much work for me though, or maybe I’ll have to start using them.
Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons only.
I know you might think: “the more buttons, the better”, I used to think that years ago, but it’s nothing like that.
The more buttons you have, the less shares you will get.
People simply don’t like to get confused, and too many options confuse them.
I recently talked about a study they made with jam, read this article:
Maybe throw in a pin it button for you images, but that’s about as far as you’d want to go.
Optimize your pages for speed.
There’s just no time to wait… if you are slow, you will lose a lot of traffic, and Google will not like you that much.
Read this to learn how to optimize your site:
Sexy marketers sell, warrior forum wannabe marketers – not so much.
read this to see how be cool:
Let me know if you liked this article and stay awesome.