(this post was originally published in September 2014…..)
New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Brogan
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) September 21, 2014
I am excited to announce the release of the next eBook in the Blogging from Paradise series.
I mean, if Chris Brogan, New York Times Best Selling Author and Richard Branson’s Business Coach, is on board, and has tweeted out my 2nd eBook I have to be doing something right.
I am SO excited to launch this eBook because I, like a few folks out there, have tapped into the power of commenting.
(Here’s the part where I talk about what I’ve achieved through blog commenting, so you can say, “Aha! This guy knows what he’s talking about.”)
I’ve been blessed because I:
- Received an eBook endorsement from New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Brogan through blog commenting (for How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging)
- Have been asked to speak at NYU about how to monetize your blog (the monetizing chapter from my first eBook is part of the class’ course curriculum)
- Have been featured on over 30 authority blogs in a 12 week stretch
- Have traveled the world for the past 40 months straight, visiting Fiji, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Costa Rica and Peru during this stretch, funding my travels and boosting my savings account with my blog income
What was my NUMBER ONE marketing tool? Blog commenting.
How did I get on Chris Brogan’s radar? Through blog commenting.
How did I get on Matthew Capala’s radar? (My friend, marketing wizard and NYU professor who asked me to speak at NYU) Through blog commenting.
How was I *asked* (29 of the 30 people reached out to me, to feature me, as virtually all of the opportunities fell into my lap) to be featured on so many blogs in such a short about of time? Through blog commenting.
Blog commenting is a simple, powerful way to reach influencers. I would run myself ragged trying to get the attention of Chris Brogan, a guy who advises Google, Disney, GM, and Middle Eastern royalty (yes, he once presented to a renowned royal family in the Middle East, too), and Richard Branson, if I used traditional methods of trying to get in touch with him.
BUT…..if I used a less conventional, undervalued approach that so many people ignore, well, I may just pop up on his radar, form a bond and build a connection which prospers both parties.
“What an excellent book!
What is great about Ryan is the way he continually finds highly successful strategies that most marketers don’t even think of. It’s not just theory either, he walks the talk and shows step by step how to build a wildly successful blog whilst travelling the world through blog commenting.
5 Star recommended!”
By the way, did I mention that I didn’t even ask for Chris’ endorsement? Crazy, right?
How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting
Who is this eBook for?
Any blogger who wants to spread their word, inspire their readers, increase their blog traffic, boost their blog income and wouldn’t mind making a bunch of powerful, influential, supportive friends along the way.
This eBook is for:
- New bloggers who want to start their blogging journey off on the right foot
- Experienced, successful bloggers who want to bump up their blogging game to the next level by forming bonds with influencers
- Struggling veteran bloggers who need to find a reliable, proven method of fortifying their blogger outreach strategy
- Travel bloggers who want to crack the internet lifestyle code by connecting with pros who can help them engineer an island hopping, freeing, full-time professional blogging experience
As you can see, just about any blogger on earth can use these strategies to succeed in building prospering relationships, boosting their blog readerships and making money through blogging.
The thing is guys, you are sharing your opinion a gazillion times each day without knowing it. It’s called “preference”, or “judging”, or “sharing your thoughts.”
From your breakfast experience, to your office job experience, to your pro blogging experience, I’m sure you’ve shared your opinion many times today.
Building an online empire though blog commenting is all about learning how to share your opinion in relevant, authority spots, so you can form bonds with influential bloggers, who will happily leverage your presence as you continue to add massive value to their blogs.
Add value. Receive value. The golden rule of life rings true online and offline. Renowned, successful, powerful people from your niche made their bones by creating seriously thorough value through many channels.
I recall Chris Brogan saying once that he gave away free, valuable information on his blog for many years. He wasn’t just writing blog posts; he was solving business problems, inspiring folks and changing lives.
It makes perfect sense that he’s made over $1 million dollars through speaking engagements where clients found him through his blog. Now, re-read that; he’s made a million dollars through his blog, through speaking engagements, ALONE. Factor in consulting jobs and other income streams and you can only imagine what he’s made through blogging, dough-wise.
Do you kinda think that he may just appreciate some Ryan Biddulph guy who spent hour after hour, crafting in depth, thorough, 5, 6, or 8 paragraph long comments, to his blog, for a series of months?
Obviously, these guys and gals love folks who bring value to the table, and these types of folks move the world, so it makes sense to help them out, and to share value for their audience, because it’s a win-win for all. You help, you detach from outcomes, you receive help.
Comments Are Content
Comments are content. Adding content to an influential blog adds value to the post.
I hit on this point in my eBook because I feel that if you really want to make an impact through blog commenting you must remember this critical fact. Writing mini guest posts makes an impact; authority bloggers and eager readers will appreciate your comments.
You’ll pop up on the radar, and will make a serious, positive impact on so many people’s lives, by simply treating comments like content.
Before you buy the eBook, you want to know why you’re buying and what you’re buying. I hear you.
The chapters covered….
Blogging from Paradise: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: My Commenting Success Stories
Chapter 3: Why Comment on Blogs?
Chapter 4: The Commenting Basics
Chapter 5: Personalizing the Experience
Chapter 6: The Prime Ingredient of Commenting: Focusing on Building Friendships to Supercharge Your Outreach Campaign
Chapter 7: Silly Commenting Mistakes
Chapter 8: Rub Elbows with the Big Dawgs (Comment on Authority Blogs Only, or Be a Comment Snob)
Chapter 9: How Sharing My Opinion Influenced a New York Times Best Selling Author to Endorse my eBook
Chapter 10: Be Relevant
Chapter 11: How to Make Time to Comment (Must Read for Busy Full Time/Part Time Workers Who Own a Blog)
I share my commenting experiences in a down to earth, easy to embrace, practical, storytelling style, so you too can become a professional blogger, and can build an online empire, through blog commenting.
I write to chat with you, 1 on 1. I enjoy doing so because I know this blogging gig becomes so much simpler when you form a connection with folks who are sharing their tips with you.
Online Empire Building
Blogging from Paradise is an online empire within the island hopping, pro blogging niche. I’ve been blessed to attract a huge, supportive network in such a short amount of time.
Ahhhh…..the power of clarity. That’s it; in a nutshell, my clarity around my blog, and my eBooks, and my brand, helped me to comment effectively. I became mindful while commenting, slowed down my thoughts, and instead of trying to GET I focused instead of GIVING.
This is the great secret of effective commenting, and empire building through blog commenting; purifying your intent.
Comment to make friends with pros, to add value to blog posts and to make an indelible impact wherever you show up.
“I loved your book Ryan. I finished it in one sitting.
It’s “THE” most comprehensive and personalized guide on blog commenting, I have read.
It’s such an eye opener. Half-billion worth advertising industry is moving online and blog commenting is still an undiscovered jewel of pure and free advertising. Who knew? Ryan, you have personalized the whole book based on your own experience. I never felt like I was reading a book. The whole time it felt as if I was having a conversation with you in person.”
~ Harshajyoti Das, Best Selling Amazon eBook Author, Owner of Harsh Dot IM
Doing this expands your presence quickly because when you move your focus from solely getting, to giving freely, magical opportunities will open up for you.
Why I Wrote the eBook
I want to take you with me.
I’m typing these words from the crib in Savusavu, Fiji. We’re nestled on a jungle cliff 50 meters above Savusavu Bay.
I’m soaking up a million dollar view as I write, watching the swaying coconut trees in the front yard, the small, beautiful, melodic songbirds flittering from branch to branch and the peaceful bay shimmying as the gentle breeze carries through the jungle gorge behind the house.
I want you to be here.
I want you to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.
I want you to become a pro blogger. Maybe becoming a pro blogger in your hometown works for you. Awesome. Or maybe becoming a pro blogger who travels all over your country works for you. Awesome. Or maybe becoming a tropical paradise-living, pro blogging gal or guy vibes with you.
Whatever the case may be, I want you to be free.
I want to take you with me on this pro blogging journey.
Blog commenting, more than any marketing channel, helped me engineer this freeing lifestyle, and I feel that no matter where you are in your blogging career that you can make the most serious impact on influencers – without having to jump through hoops, to evade gatekeepers – through blog commenting.
“If I told you that commenting on blogs could lead to an endorsement from a New York Times Best Selling Author would you listen closely? Blogging from Paradise owner and Author Ryan Biddulph secured a tweet worthy eBook endorsement from New York Times Best Selling Author and Business Genius Chris Brogan.
Blog commenting was the gateway activity which opened such prospering doors for Ryan, and that’s how we met. Simple commenting with genuine interest and passion has enabled Ryan to create opportunities for himself he otherwise would have not had. A couple of years ago he was a laid-off security guard in NJ with little hope for a better tomorrow, today he is living the life he always dreamed of.
Through commenting he is able to afford the lifestyle many of us can only wish for.
Get his book to learn how to create something from nothing… utilizing the untapped power of commenting online.”
Matthew Capala, Bootstrap Marketing Whiz and Owner of SearchDecoder.com, Dynamic Speaker, Trainer, Blogger
I know that I run a way cool blog, and that it’s branded in a darn cool way, and that I’m clear on my blog, and my brand, and that I’ve used social media marketing effectively for the past 4 years, but blog commenting was the ONE blogger outreach strategy which helped make this blogging bit go, for me, so that I could retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.
Commenting Superstars Who’ve Influenced Me
Adrienne Smith, Carol Amato, Don Purdum and Harleena Singh are 4 commenting champions who’ve influenced my commenting career.
OK, I should say, that these folks inspired me to comment as I do.
I am grateful for them, and count each blogger as my good friend, and I want to stress that you need to connect with these folks immediately to learn from the pros.
I’ll share my commenting success stories.
I’ll explain why you should comment on authority blogs.
I’ll offer you practical tips on why you should post in-depth, insightful, thoughtful comments on authority blogs.
I’ll share specifically how I landed an eBook endorsement from a New York Times Best Selling Author through blog commenting.
I wrote this eBook because I wanted to share my personal experiences and strategies with you so that you too can capitalize on my commenting success.
Anybody can comment on blogs because anybody can post their opinion on authority blogs.
When you have access to proven strategies and a solid framework for commenting you’ll develop greater confidence in this marketing strategy, and will be inspired to post even more thoughtful, insightful, thorough comments to authority blogs.
Remember guys, I want to take you with me.
That’s always been my intent and it’ll always be my intent.
Please share this post on all of your social networks so we can bring as many bloggers as possible to paradise AND so we can help folks understand the power of blog commenting.
I appreciate your support.
Let’s spread the word!
Until next time….enjoy paradise.