Blogging to one of the hottest trends on the internet. In case you don't know what blogging is click here for the definition from wikipedia. Writing a blog for your business is a tremendous way to build a lasting relationship with your customers and prospects. A blog lets you demonstrate your expertise in your niche in addition to letting you express your opinions about current trends in your industry. By commenting on other people's blog you can expand your potential client base exponentially as well as driving tons of free traffic to your blog.
I've been teaching a lot of classes on blogging and the biggest complaint I hear is “I don't have time to write a blog and to find other blogs to comment on” Here's a typical conversation in one of my classes:
Ted: You should write at least 3 blog posts a week and comment on other blogs at least 3 times a week
Student: I'm already working 60 hours a week and I don't have time to write a blog
Ted: Is your practice currently full or do you have more clients than you can handle?
Ted: Is your business making a profit or are you just getting by?
Student: Just getting by, barely
Ted: How many hours a week do you spend marketing your business?
Student: I don't have time to market. I'm too busy running my business.
Ted: So you're working 60 hours a week, just getting by and you don't have time to market. Are you working with the right clients and are your charging enough for your services?
Student: I guess not.
Ted: You need to be spending at least 10% of your time marketing your business to your ideal clients. Your ideal clients will understand your value and pay you what your worth. By working with the right clients you will be able to work with fewer clients that will pay you more so you'll be able to work less than 40 hours a week and make a lot more money. Blogging ss a free way to market your business and reach an unlimited audience. By reading and commenting on blogs that are read by your ideal clients you can build a deep relationship with them and demonstrate your expertise. New clients will find you instead of you chasing the wrong clients. By spending as little as 4 hours a week, you can reach thousands of potential clients via the internet. As your popularity on the internet increases and more people start commenting on your blog posts, you'll forget that you're actually marketing your business just by interacting with others.