The question of which is best, a website or a blog has a different answer today than it might have a few years ago. As the saying goes “the more things change the more they stay the same”. This holds true when discussing the differences between websites and blogs.
As an example, if a blogger suggests you try a premier blogging system and also you click on the link to blog, that blogger most likely just produced an affiliate sale. They might have received a set dollar amount or even a percentage of the purchase.
Imagine for a moment that we – this includes you reading this now – are all in this big, nice swimming pool together. We are relaxing, having a good time, enjoying each others company and we all have something in common. In this case, we all own Visit my profile and we all market to the same niche market.
A blog entry was even used to catch a killer in May of 2005, when a person was blogging and mentioned in his blog that his sister’s boyfriend was at the house – right before he and his sister were murdered! Blogs have been used to figure out what caused people to commit suicide, and even to figure out why some people have committed crimes.
Lots more can be said about blogging and how it might help you build your network, but this should give you some initial ideas. Hopefully after reading this you are intrigued by the possibilities and would like to learn more.
Next, find some place to publish your blog. There are a number of sites – both paying and free – that give bloggers a chance to publish their material. You may also want to simply set up your blog on your web site, especially if you already have an active web site.
This will be now your springboard to invite them in your site. As you do, give them compelling offers to entice them. It could be free ebooks, short reports, or free downloads. More to the enticement that you inflict to them is you are starting to get their trust. With this, you build relationships. This will help you build your list!