[Starting A Successful Blog] Lesson 1
Hey, welcome to your very first lesson!
In this post, we’re going to cover 2 things:
- The Inbound Methodology
- Setting Intention
1. The Inbound Methodology
For us to better understand The Inbound Methodology, we need to first look at what’s inbound marketing.
According to HubSpot, the global leader of inbound marketing,
“Inbound marketing is an approach focused on attracting customers through content and interactions that are relevant and helpful — not interruptive. With inbound marketing, potential customers find you through channels like blogs, search engines, and social media.”
And that’s really my philosophy and belief when it comes to internet marketing. Nobody likes to deal with a pushy salesperson all the time. We want someone who can help us overcome our problems, give us some useful help and at least give the right solution please before you ask us for our wallets.
So I figured, I’m need to be that helpful person first. In fact, we all should be helping others if we want a successful blog &/or online business.
Anyway, back to The Inbound Methodology, it’s really straightforward. Basically, there are four actions that you, the blogger-to-be, needs to be aware of.
Attract > Convert > Close > Delight
Your focus right now, is the first action. Your job is to attract strangers to become visitors of your blog.
We’ll deal with the other 3 actions after you’ve launched your blog.
In the meantime, you can learn more about inbound marketing here.
2. Setting Intention
“Thoughts become things. What you intend is what your life becomes. Your intention is a specific statement of clarity containing what you want, why you want it, and when you want it by.” - Linda Edgecombe
In other words, decide that you’re going to start a successful blog by at the end of this 22 blog post series.
Make it a priority and you will have a blog.
If you’re half-hearted, unsure if this is for you, and you’re just reading it for the sake of reading, thinking to yourself, “Well, maybe I will work on it if I have the time to”, or you already have a million and one excuses that you’re too busy, you might not have the time to get it done, then stop it right here.
Let’s get real.
Instead of wasting your time and setting yourself up for failure, it’s better for you to decide and choose to either proceed or just quit this altogether.
It’s all or nothing!
But I want you to know, you can do this. Know that if you decide that you want this, things will happen.