Growth Ideas

[Neil Patel - How to Build an Audience (Even if You’re a Nobody)](**

1000 True Fans - engage 1:1 with your first 1,000 fans.

When you engage with those first 1000 people, those are your true die-hard fans. They become your first 1000 visitors, your first 1000 people on your subscriber list, your first 1000 customers. They’re not only much more likely to buy from you, but they’re likely to blog, share, tell other people about it. That’s what helps you get to the next 10000 buyers or fans or subscribers. Then from there, that’s what allows you to grow over 100000.

Guest post where your readers read

See what publications those 1000 people who are super engaged within the community read. Typically, they don’t read too many sites. For example, in the marketing world, there’s so many marketing blogs that I can’t keep track of, but there’s only a few handful that are super popular, like, or Backlinko, or Moz, or HubSpot. But when you guest post on these sites, it doesn’t take too much effort because you don’t have to guest post on hundreds of sites.

Ask people within your community to share your content

If you ask people in your community to share your content, especially when you don’t have any fans and you’re a nobody, they’re usually not gonna do it. So you have to do something that causes them to want to share it. For example, if I was new to the marketing world and I release amazing blog posts with stats and data about marketing and I also link to BackLink or Brian Dean or someone from Moz, I would then email them saying, “Hey Brian, I have to say, I am a huge fan of your work. So much so, that I even linked to you in my newest blog post. Feel free to check it out here. Cheers, Neil. P.S. If you enjoyed this blog post feel free to share it.”

Michael Hyatt Shares How He Grew His Blog To Over 350,000 Readers Per Month

At the end of the first year his blog had 100 monthly readers, 200 after 2 years, 400 after 3 years.

It was only after 4-5 years that it had 1,000, then the following year 10,000. It hit an inflection point.

Keeping with it is the key differentiator between successes and failures.

Tip #1: Blog Consistently

Tip #2: Make it about the audience

Tip #3: Get involved in social media

Tip #4 Find your voice

Michael Hyatt - Blog Tips For Building A Bigger Audience In Less Time

1. Build your email list.

2. The Consistency Factor*

The way to be more consistent is state your intention:

  1. State the intention - I will blog once a week.
  2. Schedulue it - what’s on the schedule is what’s get done. Block off the time.
  3. Sit down and write

For him, it was a sacred promise he made to himself. He was in touch with why that was important.

  1. Blogging without a template
    • Don’t create from scratch every time, have a structure you tend to use.
    • Have a great headline, people read that then decide if they should read the rest


People to invite

pp* [ ] Jeff McDunkin

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