I started online in 1996.

That was back when dinosaurs like Compuserve roamed the Internet.

This was way before ‘social media’ as we know it today even existed.

But in the old days I discovered a simple ‘content marketing’ strategy that worked like crazy for me.

Participate in discussions by answering questions and sharing content.

Entice people to visit my website for more.

Offer a free lead magnet to get them to join my email list.

Stay in contact with them consistently to share value and make sales.

With all the twists and turns on the internet…including the rise of Google, Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok, and so many others…

That same strategy is even more effective today!

Find a hungry buying audience that has a problem they want to solve.

Share value in an entertaining way.

Give them a reason to visit your website.

Offer a lead magnet to get them to join your email list.

Follow-up consistently with infotainment and offers.

These steps are simple and timeless.

But the majority sabotage their results with a few major mistakes!

Some never identify who their ideal buyers are or what problems they’re willing to pay money to solve.

Others build their castle on the sand.

They do all the hard work of attracting an audience on social media, but they never take the next step…or they wait too long.

They don’t bring them to their website and get them on their list.

Your social media following is NOT yours.

Let’s take Facebook for example. This applies to any social media site, but Facebook has been around long enough that we’ve seen them neuter so many people’s pages, groups, and businesses.

Are you building your business or Facebook’s brand?

Your Facebook page is NOT really yours.

You’re just a guest at their party.

A few years ago, Facebook cut the reach of pages.

They could do the same thing with any other ‘resource’ your business relies on.

They frequently ban ad accounts.

Yes, you should use social media.

Attend the big parties by getting your message in front of hungry buying audiences there.

But build your own home.

Get people to visit your website. Give them a reason to join your email list.

The January issue of the Monthly Mentor Club is called the “Free Traffic Blogging Formula.”

It talks about identifying your audience and answers the questions of whether you should go after a small niche or a broad market (the answer may surprise you because it depends on a key factor).

You’ll discover how to get started with WordPress, which free WordPress plugins to use, how to maximize your opt-ins, and how to write different kinds of blog posts…with detailed instructions on how to write several styles of ‘traffic’ posts.

And of course, it will tell you how to use easy-to-follow search engine optimization techniques, promote your posts, and generate long-term buyer traffic.

Participate in social media, but always remember you’re just a guest to their party.

Your website is your home.

The January issue of the Monthly Mentor Club will show you how to maximize your home’s value.

It will be sent for print-and-mail on December 31st.

Join the Club today to get the January issue. Plus get immediate access to dozens of special reports and videos designed to help you earn more, work less, and enjoy life!

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.