8 Things to do with your blog to be seen as an expert in your industry
What you will learn here are simple things you can start right now without any excuses!
At the end of this article, you will know how to position yourself as an expert using your blog section.
lack of structure
You KNOW that you have to write content but you have no idea how to structure this. Without a clear structure it’s easy to give up or write blog articles here and there.
After writing and sharing your first blog articles you got discouraged.
The problem is that, you are spending hours writing contents that are either not shared or visited and you get discouraged.
SEO IS NOT THE SOLUTION
SEO, SEO, SEO. If you talk to anybody about your blog, they will tell you to work on your SEO… At Moe – Digital Agency, we disagree.
Yes, working on your SEO is not going to help you. We will talk more about this in another article.
In this article, I will show you how you can position yourself as an expert in your industry.
WHAT TO DO
1. Know your target audience
Not understanding your target audience is the most common mistake amongst website owners. If you don’t know who you are writing to how do you know what you should write about? You have to write content that is relevant to your audience, otherwise, they will never engage with it.
Before writing any content, take a week to understand your target market. If you don’t know how to find your target market, the guys at Crazy Egg did a great job, check their article.
As soon as you’ll know your target audience, you’ll be able to write engaging content. Once, implemented, I can guarantee you that you will be seen as an expert.
2. USE A FRAMEWORK
Your content should be exciting and hook your readers. Your readers should have an incentive to continue reading your post.
The way you can do this is by using a framework. If you don’t have one, you can download and use ours HERE.
You should always aim to provide a solution to a problem your audience is facing.
You should never leave them without a clear solution.
3. DON'T WRITE FOR GOOGLE
You are not writing for Google.
Again, Google is not your reader.
Real people are going to read your article, so don’t think about your SEO when writing your article.
People are not robots, they don’t want to read your keywords in every paragraph. Use your creativity, write for them, provide a solution to a problem they are facing.
By doing this, you will get more people to engage with your content and Google will reward you for that.
4. BE ConsistenT
You have to stick to an agenda for your content. You want your readers to know when to expect an article from you.
This will also keep you accountable, and force you to sit down and write content.
If you commit to writing 1 article each week for a year, you will have 52 unique pieces of content!
Use the compounding effect in your favor.
5. What's in it for them
Too often, especially travel bloggers or consultants, focus on talking about them. But, when writing you should focus on what’s in it for the reader.
People want to learn something after reading an article. They don’t want to hear how good you are or how great your holidays were.
By using a personal, engaging and approachable tone. You can infuse your personality in your writing style.
6. ASK THEM TO TAKE ACTION
If you don’t ask, they will never take action.
If you don’t ask for sugar at a coffee shop, they are not going to give it to you automatically. The same applies to your blog.
Encourage your readers to leave a comment by asking a question at the end of your article. We always ask questions at the end of each article to engage with our audience.
Does it work all the time ABSOLUTELY not and it’s normal!
7. Capture leads
When it comes to blogging, blog posts isn’t enough. You need to ensure that your blog posts drive traffic and conversions.
You can use lead capture tools such as GetResponse (this is what we use) on your blog so that your content serves its purpose.
Writing blog articles is great, however, you must have HAVE a lead capture in place. How are you going to keep in touch with them otherwise?
We wrote an entire eBook about this that you can download HERE!
8. analyse YOUR DATA
Look at your data, don’t guess. Every week look at the past week and check how well your posts have performed.
Maybe posting your article at 9 AM on a Monday wasn’t a great idea. However, when posting the same article on a Wednesday at 7 PM you got more visits.
Use the data you are collecting to get better each week.
BONUS. don't give up
I want you to take the time to read this one, please.
Everything I told you above is not going to happen overnight, not in 2 weeks, not in a month.
You have to be consistent and keep doing these simple things every day. Compounded these simple things will position you as an expert.
Don’t give up, you got this!
TIME TO WORK
Here you have it. Everything you need to know to position yourself as an expert using your blog. It seems easy but believe me, do this every day and over time you will have incredible results, I promise.
Also, please don’t be like 95% of the population, that is just consuming content. Take actions, download the ebooks I gave you, use our framework, go back to this article, be accountable to yourself.
I gave you everything you need to succeed; I didn’t hide or kept something secret.
This time, I want you to simply tell me if this article helped you.
Leave a ” 🐵” if it did and please don’t hesitate to ask us questions, we are to help your idea become reality!
Unleash your fire,
Founder & Business Consultant
Moe – Digital Agency for Life & Career Coaches
Life coach faq
The best way to get your first client as a life coach is to be clear regarding who is your idea client. By knowing who you’d like to serve in your coaching business, you’ll be able to then produce content that your ideal client will love. It’s also important know that you know who is your ideal client to find out where they like to hang out (Facebook group, Instagram, LinkedIn…). You can find your ideal client by using our core customer cheat sheet we’ve created specifically for life coaches.
Share your personal story on social media!
The easiest way is to simply be genuine when sharing your personal story on social media. You never know if one of your friends need a your help or know someone who was looking for a life coach.
Ask for referral and give them a percentage of the sale.
If you already had clients chances are they have friends who may need your services as a life coach. If you provide an incentive for them to refer you then you’ll automatically attract new clients. You can for example give them $100 for each referral.