You spent hours crafting your freebie. You went the extra mile – trying to pack in as much value as possible.
But you’re just not getting as many subscribers as you thought you would.
People seem to check out your blog, glance at your freebie, then leave – without signing up for your email list.
You know your freebie is helpful. You know it’s valuable and could honestly help people. You’re just not sure how to position it so that someone who ends up on your opt-in landing page doesn’t hesitate to sign up.
And that’s the key – positioning.
It’s a never-ending saga, isn’t it?
Just when you finally press publish on one blog post, you find yourself struggling to come up with next week’s topic.
And it gets even worse when you’re sitting there thinking, “I don’t want to just write anything. I want it to be good. Really good.”
So what’s an idea-strapped blogger to do?
Well, why not try one of my delightfully simple idea-generating shortcuts?
You know it’s out there. Somewhere.
That magic potion, secret sauce, bee’s-knees formula that’ll have you going “This is exactly what I need to grow my business!”
The truth is though, it’s totally overwhelming.
As a new blogger with a growing business (at least that’s the plan, right?!) you know you need to develop lots of critical skills…
- Getting past your blocks and obstacles
- Deciding what tasks to focus on
- Problem solving
- Figuring out what to sell
- Loving your customers (AKA “customer service”)
- And oh so much more!
And not everyone is lucky enough to come into the entrepreneurial game with all these key skills (and more) ready to go, 100%.
(I know I sure didn’t!)
Do you ever wonder whether you should actually publish a post?
Whether it’s the right move? Or something else would be better?
Whether it’s worthy of being plastered all over the interwebs?
I’m not gonna lie, everytime I sit down to write something, and everytime I know a post is going to go live I get the itch of “Am I making the right move?”
It’s nerve-wracking, right?
Wondering whether you’re sharing something that people actually care about? Or if you’re just adding to the noise?
While I would love to be able to tell you, “Don’t worry about it. It’s gonna be great. Just do your best and everyone will love it!” I know that that’s not true.
Not everyone is going to love every blog post you write.
And that’s okay.
So you just started blogging and you’re super excited to help thousands of people.
There’s just a
tiny ginormous problem – you don’t know how to start.
With so many tools to use, strategies to follow, must-dos to must-do, and smoke ceremonies you apparently need to do before you can be successful, it can be a touch overwhelming, right?
Well that’s why I brought in blogging expert Sue Anne Dunlevie to help you out.
Sue has built a superbly helpful blog over at SuccessfulBlogging.com and I’m delighted to interview her today on how she did it, and how you can too.