I was an art major and went through hundreds of critiques on my personal work, and I should have a thicker skin by now, but nothing could have prepared me for the audit Ana Hoffman from Traffic Generation Cafe did on my MLM blog SEO.
I spoke with Ana a couple of days ago on Skype and she mentioned that she was doing an audit on my blog SEO. (I had volunteered when she asked our tribe if anyone would like to participate.)
Typical for me, I went into my habitual, “night before the critique” fear, wondering what she was going to say.
MLM Blog SEO Critique Deja Vous:
I had a similar experience when I was chosen for the MLM blog critique by Ty Tribble and Ann Sieg in the MLM Blog Code bonus webinar.
I went into the webinar with Ty and Ann, nervous, but prepared to accept whatever they suggested and implement it on my blog. And I approached the blog SEO audit by Ana the same way.
At first glance, I cannot deny that it did sting a little, but after reading it through to the end, I was blown away by the gift I had just been given.
(I’ll continue with this thought in a minute, but I have to sidetrack for a moment to bring you up to speed.)
My battle to give up perfectionism in order to get my MLM blog launched:
I’m trying to live by the core belief that progress made imperfectly is better than having perfect intentions. This is a new lifestyle choice for me, and one that I’m constantly having to work on through some intense self discipline around the topic.
You see, I spent over a year trying to wrap my head around attraction marketing, understand how it all fit together and how it worked. Then I spent another year trying to figure out how to get my business online. I’ve purchased SO many products that were supposed to be the answer to all my problems, but unfortunately, they weren’t. The problems were not as simple as attraction marketing, or blog SEO. They were inside of my head, my limiting beliefs.
I hit a turning point this summer. With my husband stuck in a frustrating job, commuting over 2 hours a day so our kids could be in the school district of our choice. I was tired of playing small. I’d been building my network marketing business in my warm market and through word of mouth referrals, and by practical purposes, I was receiving a fairly decent residual income check every month from my growing team, so I could call myself “successful”. But, I knew inside that I wasn’t playing full out. I was doing just enough to get just enough.
I am on a mission to bring my husband home. That’s my goal, my why is my family–they are so very important to me–and I will not stop until I can give my husband the gift of waking the kids up in the morning, going to Halloween plays, and school field trips…and every other tiny milestone our kids have.
My MLM Blog Secrets–Secret Promise to Myself:
So I made a promise to myself when I took the MLM Blog Secrets and MLM Blog Code* this summer, that instead of just “learning” I was going to implement everything I learned in every module before I went on to the next one. I also set a time limit that I would accomplish each module by (one a day). This training course was truly life changing for me. But not because of the training. Yes, it’s a great training program to teach you how to get your blog set up and blog SEO basics, social media, attract leads, etc. But the life-changing part was the fact that it was one of the first times I’ve stayed focused long enough to actually complete the course and get myself actively blogging.
It got the fly-wheel turning. I’ve since taken several other courses. I’m going through my hard drive and implementing all the incredible resources I have…as well as learning from so many other great bloggers in the MLM blog world.
My Blog SEO Audit:
Which brings me back to Ana. I would never have had the opportunity to have my mlm blog audited by her, or had the opportunity to know what I need to work on and improve for my SEO had I not overcome my perfectionism and just done what I knew, with what I had, from where I was.
I don’t know where you are in your business right now, but I’m here to tell you that we ALL battle fear, perfectionism, self doubt, etc…but sitting on the side of having blogged for 4-5 months, made mistakes, learned from some, and making more (probably in this very post), I’m here to tell you that it’s the absolute best experience I’ve ever had in my business.
I’ve got a major to-do list to work on, thanks to Ana sharing her brilliant mind with me. And you will be seeing lots of changes on this blog in the weeks and months to come. I hope you’ll give me feedback on what you like and what you think could be improved upon.
I’m still practicing. That’s what this business and this mlm blog is all about. I’m “practicing” in social media, blogging, and marketing strategies. I’m applying them here to see what works and what doesn’t. I’m not perfect, but I’m so glad for the bumps and bruises I’m getting while playing the game. They are the best “training course” anyone could have.
And I’m so very grateful for Ana for auditing my blog. Ana, I will be implementing everything you’ve mentioned in your post! I’m thankful to have met you and thankful for your awesome gift of knowledge that you shared with me.
To everyone reading this…please go visit Ana’s post and see what she had to say about my blog and apply it to your own blog. While you’re there, download her 7 Steps to Complete Search Engine Domination, read it and implement it!
Then please share this post in social media and please comment on your experiences with your blog, SEO, feedback on my blog, etc! You’re on a do-follow blog so you will get some link-love from me. 🙂
P.S. You know how we become blind to clutter in our homes because we see it every day? Take a look at your blog as a first time visitor…and as Google. What would you say if you were to do a Blog SEO audit on your blog?