I have so much value to share with you here, to help you get traffic to your business blog through the use of a commenting tribe!
The launch of the Clever Marketer Mastermind Community (CMMC) has been momentarily detained by a technical glitch, but it will be ready soon.
I can hardly wait…I know you’re going to LOVE it! Here are some clues to what I’ve been working on for the commenting tribe forum and the membership area:
- A forum for the commenting tribes and for mastermind that will offer DoFollow links in your signatures
- links to your blog posts (hopefully these will be do follow links as well, although I’m still trying to figure that out.)
- blog comments
- training, (the recorded Prove It! Training Webinars)
- eCover creating software
- Tons of resources and tools to help you build your business
- And hopefully soon, a way to earn affiliate commissions from Clever Marketer.
But before I get into that, I want to share what I experienced first hand, that led me to the discovery of a commenting tribe
When I stop to think about where I was last August right before I was introduced to the concept of joining a commenting tribe, I get an all too familiar queasy feeling in my stomach.
After about 2 years of “studying” internet marketing and struggling to get online, I was blessed with a couple of wins in my business:
- I was actually online with a functioning blog
- I was lucky enough to have my blog critiqued by Ty Tribble and Ann Sieg a month into my blogging journey.
They helped to point me in the right direction with a few things I was clueless about, like my irresistible opt in offer and links leaking away from my page, but even with the help from a couple of the very top industry leading marketers online, I was struggling with a feeling of hopelessness.
Do you ever have the feeling where you know you can be successful, but you feel like you are missing one important piece of the puzzle? That’s how I felt day after day. I knew I was close to reaching my goals, but I felt invisible online.
I would get so excited when a post got a little bit of traffic as I shared my links out in social media, but by the very next day, it would be gone. I couldn’t sustain the momentum. I knew I had great content, Ty Tribble and Ann Sieg said so in my blog critique, but no one knew it was there. Well no one I wasn’t related to…I had three people on my list; my mom, my daughter, and me. LOL
I know I was probably a little impatient, but I felt like I was working myself into the ground. Writing and marketing my blog in between being a mom, wife, and building my home based business has never been easy, but the beginning was the hardest of all. I wanted to be committed to keep pushing on, but as hard as everything felt, I just couldn’t see myself continuing to blog for an extended period of time.
And the bottom line was that I knew I wouldn’t be able to afford to stay on the same course I was on, buying product after product, and up to 22 domain names and 3 different auto responders because I was so confused about what to focus on.
Like many of you reading this, every product I purchased was like buying hope that it was going to be the ticket to help me either simplify my business, increase my success, or save me time.
But my bubble of hope would quickly be burst when the reality set in that I’d bought yet another “system” that I couldn’t use at the point I was in my journey online.
And if that wasn’t enough, I was dealing with a big does of jealousy of the marketers who were succeeding online. I would listen to their audios and think to myself that if they could do it, why couldn’t I. They were no smarter, or better than I was, they just knew what to do when and they had more experience than I had. The more I listened to their trainings, the worse I felt about the progress I’d made in my business.
My anger and jealousy was a good thing though, because eventually it made me angry which led to me finding determination inside of my self that I never knew was there.
I reached a turning point when one of the products I purchased led me to the solution I was looking for.
The product was a membership to a social media tribe called the Unified Tribe. It seemed like the perfect solution, other people would share my content online, generating me “tons of traffic” and leads and I’d do the same for them. A perfect win/win.
While it didn’t work out quite like I had expected it to, joining the Unified Tribe led me to another marketer who led me to the commenting tribe that turned my business around.
I was amazed by the instant difference participating in a commenting tribe made in my business.
I’m not kidding when I say instant traffic! Because these other bloggers where in the same niche I was in, the traffic they brought to me through the comments I left on their blog and through the tribe sharing my links through social media was a perfect match for my content.
And because they were commenting on my blog posts daily, and encouraging me to post 3 times a week, I was seeing a huge increase in visits to my blog! And even better, this traffic was converting into subscribers on my list (a few every week at first, and now I get a few to many daily.)
There are some significant differences between the commenting tribe and a syndicating tribe like The Unified Tribe.
- Cost was lower with the commenting tribe!
- The commenting tribe was free!
- The Unified Tribe was $67 per month.
- Commitment was higher with the commenting tribe!
- There was no commitment to being a part of the Unified Tribe. No one knew if I came or went.
- The commenting tribe required that I participate in at least 2 campaigns per week. That was good for me because it built momentum, and good for the tribe because it gave us an opportunity to build back-links and traffic by commenting on the posts of the other members.
- Syndicating was about the same with both tribes!
- The Unified Tribe required that we earn 5 points for sharing content from others before we could submit a post of our own.
- The commenting tribe required that if I participated in a campaign, I would agree to comment on everyone else’s post, as they would comment on mine. It was optional to syndicate, although I believe most people did.
- Comments were sparse with The Unified Tribe vs. the commenting tribe.
- I hardly received any comments from the Unified Tribe. The Unified Tribe encouraged people to read the posts, although I don’t think everyone did. I believe a lot of people were just clicking the links to syndicate in order to earn enough points to submit their own content.
- With the commenting tribe I received anywhere from 10 to 15 blog comments depending on how many people were participating in the campaign.
- Masterminding & collaboration is a huge part of the commenting tribe!:
- I felt invisible in the Unified Tribe. I networked with others, but I didn’t feel vested in the relationship like I did with the commenting tribe.
- With the commenting tribe, I quickly got to know the others in the tribe through their amazing content and friendships and relationships developed as a result. This has led to collaboration…today as a matter of fact I was helping one of our tribe members convert something to PDF to share on her blog and she was giving me feedback on my header design!
I hope you can see some of the benefits of being a part of a commenting tribe! I can’t wait to invite you to join ours here. I promise it will be soon, but in the meantime, please help me out. Let me know what you’d love to see in the membership and forum, and I’ll do what I can to make that happen!
GO on…DREAM BIG, okay? Ask for the stars if you want to it’s okay! (I’ll just give you a mirror so you can see what a rock star you really are!)
I want this commenting tribe to be a turning point for you in your business like it has for mine!