4 Smart Ways to Make Your Blog Stand Out In an Over-crowded Niche
I started a paper business in my homeland 9 months ago but couldn’t grow the company because, of the fierce competition. Almost everybody in my homeland was into paper business and I couldn’t figure out how to make my business stand out from others—which lead to the extinction of the business.
You can never make money blogging if you copy or do what are others are doing.
Let me tell you something you don’t know
Successful people are inventors. They are world changers. They are people who always seek to capitalize on their weaknesses and find new ways they can improve the quality of their product or services. Take for instance, Bamidele Oni, Glen Allsorp, Brain Clark, and Tom Ewer. These guys are humans like you and me; but how were they able to achieve so much blogging?
Take for instance Bamidele Oni: he blogs about guest blogging and freelance writing, Tom Ewer also blogs about motivation tips and freelance blogging; Glen Allsorp, the same thing. They all have their areas of specialization. They singled out themselves by specializing in just one niche.
You should also do the same. Don’t go into blogging because you heard that others are making millions doing it– blog because you love it; do it because you want to help give lives a meaning. You may be wondering why I’ve not even touched the main subject of this post, but, I believe it’s not really want I want to pass here that matters but what you’ll do with what I pass across.
How can you make your blog stand out in a tough niche?
How can you single out your blog from ‘others’?
Don’t worry, I’ll answers these questions and also give you some tips that you can apply to grow your business.
1. Start with your blog theme–make it different
Look at your graphics– is it presentable? If it’s not, consider hiring the services of a graphic designer.
Hint: Give your blog a fresh look by adding a few photos of yourself on the side bar and ‘’about me’’ page.
Add a video on your ‘’about me’’ page– leave your Skype and Google Talk Id on your contact page. Encourage your visitors to email or Skype you anytime they have questions.
Just do things that’ll make your blog different. Remember, be unique– that’s what will make you money on the long run.
2. Don’t copy your competitors–create a unique opt-in give away
If you’re building your list from your blog, don’t be tempted to offer the same kind of giveaway everybody offers. No. Don’t do that. Instead, make research, scan through your blog comments or send an email broadcast to your subscribers asking if there’s anything you can do to help them.
Create an opt-in giveaway such as a free eBook or report that solves ‘’those’’ needs.
Hint: Make your give-away stand out.
If you think, you’re not good at writing, then consider hiring a the services of a professional web content writer. Even if it takes, cash from your pocket do it! You’ll have yourself to thank in the future.
3. Don’t disguise– be a real person– leave them feel you
Be a real person. Send a personal ‘’thank you’’ email to those who share or make comments on any of your posts.
4. Standout–be different
It’s not enough to have the best blog design or content. Think about making changes to your site’s look different.. That’s the best way to stand out and become a top authority figure in a tough niche.
Your turn to dazzle me
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