- Having a blog is very important to help your personal branding, purpose, and establishing yourself as an authority in your niche market.
- Do you have one? No? Then you need to pay attention to a few very important aspects of blogging and content creation for your business purposes.
- If you are still confused on how you can accomplish that goal, read more to find out the most optimal ways to use blogging as a means to improve your online presence.
Do you currently have a blog of your own? If you don't, you are potentially missing out on a huge opportunity to continually brand yourself as an industry expert and a trusted authority in your space. With more than a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today, it's easy to get lost in the mix, but without a blog of your own, you might as well not even have an online presence at all.
To better help you understand the benefits of blogging, today I'm going to lay out three different tips you can start using a blog and content creation to improve your brand, reach, and expertise within your industry.
1. Create Web Content and a Platform that Works for You 24/7
In addition to creating content on your blog to try and rank for your name, it's also important to always create content that adds value. After all, this is one of the crucial aspects of a company's online marketing in the first place.
With this in mind, it's important to remember that your web content can be working for you 24/7, so make sure it's top quality and includes a call to action. This is also a perfect opportunity for you to brand yourself and show off your expertise in the process.
When people are looking for content online, they want to find the best information and resources possible. If they are ending up on your website or your blog, they will remember your name and face as the source of such information.
2. Become a Trusted Brand and Authority within Your Niche Market
With both of the mentioned elements above in play, this is all paving the way to build a well-respected brand and eventually becoming a trusted authority within your space. However, just creating a blog and content isn't going to be enough. It's also important to make sure you put in the time and effort to promote your content and get your expertise in front of the right audience.
Some of the best ways to accomplish this are to guest blog and contribute content to other websites or blogs within your niche. You can also start commenting on other blogs that have an audience related to your expertise. If you have the time and resources, you can also do an expert roundup on your blog from other industry experts. This is a great way to not only create valuable content for your site but also to get other influencers to start sharing your content as well.
3. Focus on Content Creation and Promotion
While the concept of blogging is to create quality content for your audience, this is something many brands, businesses, and bloggers get confused with. To say there is more than enough content on the Internet would be a huge understatement. With this in mind, it’s not just about ‘content creation’, it’s also about ‘content promotion.’ Without both of these elements in play, your site and content are simply going to get lost in the mix.
This means two things. First, you need to create better content than your competition and make sure you always provide the most value possible. Once this is in place, you then need to make sure you are effectively promoting it. In fact, as much time as you are spending on the content creation process, you should be spending much more on the actual promotion part.
Some of the most effective ways to promote your blog content is through the use of guest blogging, contributing original content to other websites, staying active on Q&A forums like Quora, or credible business platforms, and also creating unique infographics to share on social media.
Blogging in 2017... and the many years to come!
As you can see, there are many benefits to having a blog of your own. The most important thing to remember is that it's not just about going live with a site and creating content - instead, it's about building a resource that you can continually reference to and have it working for your 24/7 to help build your audience and brand in the process. Follow these tips and not only will you find blogging success in 2017, but also in the many years to come.