Profiles are a wonderful way to find others that you share something in common with. I have my profile filled out on message board communities, on social networks and on blogger. Profiles allow you to share a bit about who you are, where you’re from and what you like. I always let others know what I enjoy, such as scrapbooking, crocheting, reading and working out. If the profile asks me to list my favorite authors or musicians, I’ll fill this information out. I really want to make a connection with others based on some common piece of information.
What you should do is to add a donation button on your Business profile. Tie it to a PayPal account. Through PayPal account, your readers can send you money (donation) as a token of appreciation and as an encouragement for you to keep blogging.
It’s amazing how many organizations miss out on the easiest ways to boost traffic. That includes online blogs listing their site on Google Local Business. Google will rank local businesses over organic search results. That’s something that you definitely want to take advantage of. It’s easy and effective.
2)Make the commitment: Social media networks have an overabundance of small Business profiles that were created and updated for a short period of time, only to have the administrator shortly thereafter lose interest for whatever reason. Social media is not a quick fix and certainly takes a level of commitment to generate the desired result. If you don’t have the time or the patience, it is better to not have a profile, than to have one that is incomplete or not cultivated.
Some internet marketers have mailing lists. To entice you into joining these mailing list they’ll give away a free e-book or video – join a few really good lists and read, or watch the free material you get.
To be sure there are quite a few blogs that are frequented daily either due to the persona who owns them or due to their popularity in a specific niche. For instance, writers frequent blogs that are kept up by agents. Some of these blogs are humorous, some serious.
While that explains some of the social aspect of it, the journal aspect is no longer the sole reason people start blogs. Creating a blog is an inexpensive and relatively easy way to get started online. People, companies, businesses, writers are adding blogs as a way to keep people informed. Many are using blogs as a way to add a bit more income.
This will be now your springboard to invite them in your site. As you do, give them compelling offers to entice them. It could be free ebooks, short reports, or free downloads. More to the enticement that you inflict to them is you are starting to get their trust. With this, you build relationships. This will help you build your list!