By: Monica Miller Monday November 20, 2017 comments

It's nearly 2018 and you still don't have a WHAT?

That's right, a blog!

I run into so many entrepreneurs who want to start a blog, but they allow every year to go by without actually having one. Then when they do, their blog flops because they are either inconsistent, they didn't plan for a strategy, they are all over the place with their content, or they just sound bad

For the rest of the year (which isn't that long, you guys!), I am going to lead you through a series of blogs to help you get your blog launched and ready to go! This means, every week until Christmas, you will receive posts that will guide you through the steps to actually writing, creating, and launching a blog for the new year! I thought it would be a nice end to 2017 and a nice beginning in 2018!

Let's get started by showing statistics of what a blog can do for you and your small business according to Express Writers, which listed 52 Blogging Statistics, but I'm going to keep it small on here (click the link to read all 52 statistics though!).

Featuring a blog as a key part of your website will give you a 434% better chance of being ranked highly on search engines. 

Written articles, especially “how to” posts, as well as case studies, are the kinds of content that lend blogs the most credibility. 

B2B marketers who use blogs as part of their content marketing mix get 67% more leads than those that don’t.

B2B marketers have found blogging to be significantly more time and cost-effective than traditional lead generation methods.

Blogs are trusted sources of information and advice say 81% of US online consumers.

Once you write 21-54 blog posts, blog traffic can increase by up to 30%.

Small businesses that blog get 126% more leads than small businesses that do not blog.

These are just a FEW of what came off of Express Writers website where they listed a whole 52 blogging statistics! If this doesn't make you decide, "I NEED a blog in January!", then I don't know what will get you more excited!

Okay, so I showed you statistics, but what are the benefits of writing a blog consistently? According to Small Biz Trends, here are the benefits that you ought to consider when you are thinking about creating a blog for your business.

Establishes Thought Leadership

Blogging is instrumental in establishing thought leadership. Small firms need it more than their big counterparts. That’s because big companies can spend money and skip intermediate phases in the sales funnel. But small businesses have to pass through them.

Content Planning

Proper content planning can save cost and increase ROI. Brands, both big and small, unnecessarily shell out money due to wrong content planning. Big brands may not keep track of every dime they spend, but small businesses do. Of the factors above, some help brands to understand customer idea feedback. The next step of content planning is drafting the content in accordance with such feedback. Audience reactions can clue marketers in on the acceptability of the posts they publish. Once they garner audience appreciation, they can move on with the accompanying writing style.

Getting Noticed

Blogging is an excellent way to get noticed by big players. There’s no dearth of platforms if drawing the attention of the big players is on your mind. Admins of third-party B2B blogs will be delighted to publish your posts, provided these posts are useful and offer new information. Then there are publishing platforms like Pulse. LinkedIn is where most of the VC guys are. And they hover over Pulse articles for new insights.

If you want to be meeting your customer's needs in a way that reaches across the globe and you want them to see you as a Thought Leader, then blogging is an easy and simple way to get started!

If you're ready to take on blogging and really begin succeeding as a Thought Leader in your field and you're ready to increase your website traffic, then check out the latest course called Your Blog Launch Made Easy! Inside of the course, you'll learn:

  • The Exact Steps to setting up your blog launch and foundation so you’re clear on what you’re giving your audience (and yourself!)
  • Your Personal Launch Plan that shows you the exact roadmap to launching your blog in ALL phases! Yes, there are phases and you’ll learn ALL of them!
  • Content that Your Audience will Love and Cherish you for!
  • Keeping the Momentum even after your blog has launched so you know your exact plan for after your launch to continue gaining new subscribers, leads, generating traffic and more!

Interested? Click below to read more about Your Blog Launch Made Easy, which is set to guide you to reach your blogging goals by January 2018!

Yes, I want to start blogging in 2018!

 

Monica Miller

About the Author: Monica Miller

Coaches and Speakers hire me to articulate their message into convertible and profitable content because most are confusing, overwhelmed, and are lost at what to do and say online, so I help them step up into their authentic authority, strategize their message and increase their income all from the powerful use of content creation. I offer complementary 45-minute Visibility calls to help you unleash your hidden inner expert so you can begin writing for your audience and gain the traction you desire. Please schedule your free session today!

I am a author of three books, speaker, writer, and coach that loves working with speakers and coaches who want to gain traction in their field by using the power of content. I am married to a USAF veteran and love to snuggle with my cat, Sassy, and I love traveling, drinking coffee and reading.





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