Thursday, October 7, 2010

How To Increase Your Digital Influence

10:47 PM |

How to increase your circle of influence

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone. I know you are a good blogger, and that’s why you use these powerful principles to enrich the blogosphere!

Whatever you do online, everything leads to practicing influence in one way or another. How do you make your readers take action? How do you make your blog more popular? How do you get more Twitter followers?

If you want to establish a kick-ass online presence, you need to increase your influence.

Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds. All you need is the passion to melt the moon and a desire for endless growth.

Remember: skills are cheap, passion is priceless.

Get your groove ready, and inhale my 6 tips of increasing your circle of influence.
Show Me Your Obsession.

Obsession is like passion, only 10 times stronger. Whatever your niche is, be excessively obsessed with it and show it to your readers. Pure fascination is contagious. I remember buying a digital product from an internet marketer that I wasn’t even interested in. But he was sooo passionate about his product (he loved it) that he made me buy it. Jeez, remember how YOU can influence people if they actually interested in your stuff ! I only say this: Mass effect !

If you luv something, you can make me love it too.

Writing with a passionate voice is powerful, but showing it in a video is ultra-powerful. Do it today !
Network With The Influencers

Big bloggers have big exposure, and I know you want that for yourself ;) But how do you reach the big players?

Write a kick-ass guest post. Yeah, guest posting is not only good for getting sweet traffic to your blog, it’s also a bond-maker. If you manage to land a guest post on their blog, you have established a connection.

Invade their networking circle. Famous bloggers have lot of lesser known friends. Contacting them first and then moving up the ladder is often easier than shooting for the top right away. As long as you show genuine interest in every connection you make, you are good to go.

Buy their product first. If you actually buy one of their products and/or services, it shows that you are really interested in them. They will appreciate your efforts and determination, and are more likely to get in touch with you.
Make Secret Online Alliances

Hah, this one is my favorite. No blogger is an island, we are all connected. Why not use that to our advantage?

Find like-minded AND ambitious bloggers online and offer a mutual beneficial relationship. Cross-promote each other and share your knowledge. The most successful bloggers all have their own alliances. Create your own today. Start with 3 people, and expand to maybe 8. Too small, and it’s not powerful. Too big, and you lose your focus.
Create A Captivating Personal Brand

Most bloggers don’t get this, and that’s why they deserve a smack on the head. Your most unique asset is your character, and showing that is the alpha and omega of your digital influence. Ignore what other bloggers are doing – concentrate on your unique points and stretch them. Get yourself a kick-ass logo. Use an easy recognizable design and use on every social platform, be it Twitter, Facebook or any other network.
Interact With Your Community

You know this from this blog, but do you do it yourself ? Do you answer the emails you get? Do you retweet cool stuff from your Twitter followers ? Do you reply to all of your comments? People will only care about you if you care about them. Show some love.

That’s it. I know there are many more tips, but dominate those first. It all boils down to creating a remarkable (that means ultra-personalized) online presence, and networking with like-minded bloggers.

Know that this will take time, so promise yourself to something for your influence every single day, even if it’s just for 10 mins. Momentum is everything.

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