10 Razor-Sharp Blogging For Business Tips in 2014 #Blogging
Blogging for business tips is a method used in social media and content marketing that utilizes the power of community in order to create multidimensional blog posts. Today I am going to share some incredible tips with you on how to get this right in the New Year, so that you can gain more traffic, readers and brand advocates for your small business.
Crowdsourced blogging is when you invite members of your community to contribute ideas, concepts or quotes in the comment section – that you will later turn into a high value blog post. Different voices and perspectives can make for amazing information for your blog.
Leveraging The Power of The Crowd in 2014
By now, you should have several different social communities huddled around your brand online. Your blog community, Facebook community – Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest communities are all existing assets that you can convert into great content for your blog.
Here’s how to get your readers contributing content for your blog next year!
#1: Create a blog post that inspires discussion and leads up to a solid point that is interesting, engaging or challenging to answer. Ask your readers to provide the answer.
#2: Blogging for business tips is easier on platforms like LinkedIn. Post your blog there, and ask for expert opinion on a problem that you are unable to solve. Create a post from the solutions.
#3: Always link back to the contributor’s websites or Twitter handles. You want them to be excited about contributing to your blog and the free exposure they will get.
#4: Publish an avatar photo of your community contributors to help them gain more exposure on your blog. They provide you with content, you get their name and face seen!
#5: Mix it up and be creative! Create 2 lines of questions that oppose each other, to create an interesting blogging for business tips post that offers 2 sides to the argument.
#6: Create themed crowdsourced blogging for business tips posts centered around hot discussion topics in your niche. Promote them across your social networks.
#7: Gather feedback from Twitter for unique ‘Tweetable’ blog posts that are easy to share – or embed the tweets directly as proof that your Twitter page is highly engaging.
#8: Go ahead and post a link to your original blog on Facebook and source fresh quotes from your community there. Don’t forget to give credit to the authors!
#9: Match your blogging for business tips post with numbers to improve conversions – for example, get hold of 99 quotes from your fans for an epic SEO boost in 2014.
#10: Give your fans the opportunity to contribute MORE than a quote if they want to, ask for unique images, videos or slideshows and give them all the credit.
Use the blogging for business tips in the New Year to take some of the content creation stress off yourself or your team. Compilation posts like these are very popular, highly viral and they inspire excellent discussion, which leads to even greater conversions down the track. This is definitely a technique that you want to focus on in 2014.
How many ways can a crowdsourced blog post be used? Contribute an answer, and if we get enough responses I will create a post with your comment inside it. Free promotion!
About John SouzaJohn Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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