Blog marketing is something I am extremely passionate about, and in today’s post, I want to discuss a few incredible marketing ideas for introverts. Not only can these marketing ideas be applied to your blog, but you can apply everything to marketing your small business too.
So, in today’s post, I want to discuss how to market your blog – a guide for introverts. These subtle marketing ideas will pack a big punch and you dont have to worry your little introverted heart about going all out and being too over the top.
One step at a time
Take it easy there, cowboy (can you see I am currently writing this from the airport in Raleigh, North Carolina – haha). You don’t have to make millions of connections at once. Ease into it by connecting to one person at a time. When you are out and about, make a point of connecting with one person – not just a “hi, hello” connection, but a meaningful business connection. It would probably help if you carry business cards or candy in your purse.
Business cards – get some
Another subtle way you can market your blog or small business is by getting a few business cards. You can leave some at your local stores, churches, etc, or you can hand it out to people you meet. It’s a small and simple, yet effective way to get word out there about who you are and what you do.
Advertising – do it
Whether it is by boosting a post on Facebook, or paying for some Twitter advertising, just do it! It’s a great way to land more eyes on your blog or biz.
There’s nothing like pretty stationery to brighten the day, right?
Nothing excites me quite like pretty stationery. So why don’t you make great use of the opportunity by personalising some stationery – put your blog name, biz name or blog link on pretty pencils or on some stunning notepads and hand it out to people you meet (it’s the adult version of keeping candy in your purse).
Run a giveaway
Something as simple as running a giveaway for your products or services can go a long way. And even better, if you ask your readers, clients or customers to share the giveaway with their friends and family, you increase the opportunity of getting your brand out there.
Send a simple email out to someone in your niche, asking them if they would allow you to guest blog on their platforms. The best way to do this is by writing a thorough proposal – this includes telling them exactly what it is you want to write about, the purpose for this content as well as how it will benefit them. It’s a big step, but at least you can hide behind your pc, right?
And by social, I mean, get on social media. Find out where your audience hangs out and be there!! Chat to them via status updates, comments, retweets and favourites. It’s a great way to build more followers and gain customers and clients. Start slow – you dont have to be every where at once. Take one baby step at a time and start out with your two favourite social media platforms (where your readers hang out, of course).
If you are an introvert, and rocking your blog or small biz, what do you do that’s not on the list? Chat to us in the comments below.