Building My Client Base-Have Heard "Blog or Die" - Do You Agree or Disagree?
by LinkedIn Colleague
My Question for You Is: I see you blog virtually every day. I have talked to a lot of people with backgrounds similar to yours. Most of them say "Blog or die." Is blogging critical to your success? I have a blog, but I don't post daily to it. SUZIE'S COMMENTS...
I'm a new Consultant with great Partners and all of the intellectual capital I need to help many companies. I'm a firm believer in networking, since every job I ever got was thru my network.
Just looking for ideas to help me get my biz off the ground...what's worked best for you?
A LinkedIn Colleague
p.s. I just have to say...I am impressed with your credentials and your website.
Hey There LinkedIn Colleague!
I agree with you around networking--every job I've gotten as a corporate employee and as a Consultant (since I started my biz in 2004) has been related to Networking... I do not subscribe to the "Blog or Die" advice.
Now, I do blog and write every day---and I have a decent-sized web following with @ 45,000+ page views a month, and growing,
but that's because I love to write and create, and I have online and train-the-trainer products,
AND it's just something that makes my heart sing! :)
But, from 2004-2009 ALL of my business for Priceless came from:
- Talks I gave to associations & groups (IMO the #1 way to meet people and give value
- and networking, with a focus on just being sincerely interested in people.
While I love blogging and everything technical, I do it because I love it, and because I like writing and creating programs anyone can use and access, if interested.
The online part of my business IS an important part of my long-term strategy and every day interest, but it is not, yet, where the bulk of my business comes from. Most of my business comes from 1,2 & 3, above.
BTW, since you mention that you like my website, this is website tool/team I use: SiteSell IMO it's the best tool out there.
I've used them since 2009, and have been am an affiliate for them, since then. I want you to know that the links here to Sitesell IS an affiliate link where if you purchase something, Priceless Professional will receive a financial thank you from the seller.
I have absolutely enjoyed my affiliation with them. This is an overview page
about their Services, and this page talks about whether you should build a blog or a website.
"Holler" if you have questions, any time. I'm happy to share any info I have might be helpful...paying it forward, since SO MANY others have helped me through the years!
We are all in this together!!
All the Best,