I am pleased with the first two weeks of my new business. There are some things I am a little apprehensive about, particularly the part where I hire a CPA and lawyer, but there are very exciting things coming I believe. As of today I have completed 16 contracts and all have been satisfied I believe. That says something I think when you consider that most new startups normally have at least one complaint along the way. I try to be as straight forward as possible with what I am offering… namely that my service is a subscriber increase and that is it.
Starting this coming week I am increasing my prices for future customers. That seems quick, but the cost to labor ratio is a little off. This will hopefully fix that. If you are serious about promoting your WordPress based blog I can help you. I am also going to offer a few slots to people looking for larger contracts. I have a couple medium ranged ones right now, but if anyone is interested in a larger subscriber base for their book, project, business, or venture let me know.
If you look at my REFERRALS link you can see that the blogs I have helped so far have all been different. The important part here is that the only thing I touch is the reader on most of these blogs. A couple of clients had me change their template, but it is THEIR work that is attracting the following. I am not writing, commenting, or posting anything on these blogs and I am not offering reblogs into any kind of deal. These bloggers write on all different subject matters as well. I have already helped an artist, photography, writer, a few very strong Christians with a message, and an animal rights activist.
Every blog has something to offer, but it is finding the right people that want to view it, read it, and see it that is the hard part. That “work” is the portion I am willing to do. Or you can just write your heart away and let it drop into the ocean that is the WordPress reader. That isn’t the way to get noticed. I know many people look down on the methods I use, even some of my current clients did at one point, but what they now realize and what those other people don’t is that it IS all about the “single view.” Who that viewer is or whether they like what they read, it is about pushing for that view. That is why we write on social media instead of a notebook or journal. We are trying to see if anyone likes our work and our “work ethic” will often get in our own way when it comes to establishing ourselves in the very area we wish to be in. Don’t let it.
I see posts by bloggers that read “I get views, but no comments. I hate fake views” What are you doing to draw in the comments? Are you putting yourself out there or are you simply pressing publish and sending up a prayer that someone cares to look at that topic the minute you submitted your article. You can guarantee people see your work by going and finding your audience, even around a particular article. It does work, people that say it doesn’t do not know what they are talking about. Those same bloggers will then have a post a few down complaining about stats, spammers, and how google doesn’t send them traffic. Stop complaining bloggers and go find your own traffic. It really is that simple. 16/16, my record really speaks for itself.
Thank you to all the reblogs and my apologies to any comments I have missed. It has been a busy couple weeks!