How To Start Blogging

Start Blogging

Start Blogging

Where to go from here?? You have seen that many of the top earners own their own blog site, so what now? Consider first the items listed below and Let’s Start Blogging. Put a bit in Planning and thoughts together. Spend time to read books, attend webinars, join network groups from successful Online Marketers to get ideas. One book I enjoyed was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStart Blogging” by Steven R. Covey. A great read for anyone.

Another book that many of you may have heard of before is “The Secret”. The Great Secret of Life is the law of attraction. Every Network Marketer will tell you that Attraction Marketing is a gift of success. Now let’s talk about other parts of planning you need to consider.

Mindset

To be successful in today’s online world it is important to realize you need to make yourself stand out. To become a successful blogger set your mind and determination on making a difference to get people’s attention. I know, I hear you already, who is going to listen to me? So you need to find a unique way to stand out with something new and fresh. So what is unique about you? Well, let’s start with your name, you know the name mom gave you. And think about your interests, personality and look.

Branding YOU

So why not make your Brand “You”, express yourself in your own manner, as you are. You are unique. Assess your life and the role you’ve been playing, build confidence in yourself by simply looking in the mirror and saying good things about yourself or even things you feel you could easily change to attract people. Make a difference to and for yourself. Feel impressed with yourself. Set your mind on being successful, become an expert on your products and “Brand” yourself as the special individual you are. This will earn you respect and people will return to your blog. Not sure how to get started branding YOU? Click Here to Learn More…

Who Will Be Your Target Audience

Consider your products, the company, the leaders, the compensation plan, the Mission Statement. Who would get the most from all these things? Are you in the mindset that you want to help others, start their own home business, earn some extra money, and improve their lives?  Do some research to see how you can connect with those people that could best utilize what you have to offer. Social Media outlets are a great place to start. Follow people that are successful and look at comments from their posts. Search for groups that have similar interests as you.

So here are few ideas to get you started blogging. Here are some additional resources you will find helpful:

Conclusion:

Blogging has proven to be one of the best marketing strategies to grow your business. It may not be for you but I love blogging and get better and better with each post. There are endless resources available that provide the formula of key components, ideas of what to blog about and so much more. If you feel it is for you I am always here to help. Keep yourself open to giving this strategy a try. You never know until you take the leap. Much Success.

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Donna Sands, SandsOnlineVentures@gmail.com

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5 Tips to Create Quality Images

Creating Quality Images to attract and compel people to click on your post can be challenging and even down right frustrating….Do you agree? Creating quality images on social media outlets or blogs can be one of the toughest parts of managing your business. Of course, there are some great free or inexpensive sites (Canva, Pexel) that can be used to create quality images but it does take creativity to compel someone to stop and click. And that’s what you want, to attract attention to your post and CLICK. You have to consider font, colors and elements to stand out and get that click. Challenging to say the least and a creative thought process. What will appeal to your target audience?

Graphics are an important part of  communication in your business. They build Brand Impact and Recognition. Effective images are a crucial part to your marketing strategies. A good starting point of effective images is to identify the essential components to attract your target audience. Once this is accomplished, anything is possible.Tips Create Images

1) Graphics must be Correctly Sized

Each social media site and website has different image size requirements. If your image looks stretched or skewed in anyway, your visitors may not be attracted and respect you as a professional. Here are the optimum images sizes for most popular social media as of this date, but you can always stay updated by visiting Sprout Social for updates:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

LinkedIn

Google+

1200 X 630

1024 X 512

1080 X 1080

800 X 800

800 X 1200

2) Graphics must Stand Out – Be Striking

Have you ever gone to your Facebook feed and scrolls through all the posts and you lightly browse and don’t take the time to click, unless something stands out to attract your attention. You must make an impact with an image that stands out and breaks up the feed. The goal is to make your readers stop and take notice.

To ensure your image is striking here are some things to consider:

  • Don’t use a corporate stock image
  • Do ask is it relative to my topic and audience?
  • Do make sure the image has a bold focal point
  • Do use images that are clear and easy to view
  • Be different – don’t use the same images as others in your niche

3) People Graphic Show Show Smiling Faces

Happy people looking directly at the camera is key. People are fascinated by people smiling and happy. When you look at people, don’t you like that they are looking back at you?

4) Keywords Identify the Audience and Grab Attention

 The text you use in your image must do three things:

  • Grab the attention of your audience
  • Carry the audience’s attention to the next part of your message
  • Convince the audience there is some personal benefit in your content

5) Images Must be Relevant to Your Brand and Audience

  • Are the images relevant to your Brand?
  • Do your images relate to your niche?
  • Is it obvious that viewing your image what product or service you are promoting?

Text based images can be very effective and easily shared my your audience. Having a clickable link is highly effective. Even with the powerful tools available, like Canva and Pexel, the tips listed above provide how to create powerful quality images. You can create attractive images, but if you don’t utilize the available tools, such as font style, text formatting, even borders, your image may not accomplish the goal to stand out to your audience.

Although it may sound difficult, it’s really very simple. A bit of planning and creativity and make the difference so that your image POPS out, and people stop and Click.

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