How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) September 21, 2014
Chris Brogan, New York Times Bestselling Author, World Renowned Public Speaker, Forbes Must Follow Marketing Mind, CEO of Owner Media Group, Adviser to Luminaries like Richard Branson, Paulo Coelho, Tony Robbins, GM, Coke, Disney, Google and Microsoft
You can write an entire eBook about blog commenting?
Yes, yes you can.
I need to give my fiancee Kelli props. She penned the first few lines. Or at least she gave me the idea for the first few lines. To begin with, people are stunned if I tell ‘em I write 5 paragraph or longer comments. Mind boggling stuff to them.
Imagine writing an entire eBook explaining how to build an online empire through blog commenting?
I can see the steam flowing out of blogger’s ears right now.
I get it. I really do. I was once a guy with “no time to comment.”
Fast forward a few years. I decided that blog commenting was the smartest, most effective way to build friendships, expand brand awareness and grow my online empire.
After commenting persistently I:
- Received a tweet-worthy eBook (“Blogging from Paradise: How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging”) endorsement by New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Brogan
- Have been invited to speak to a marketing class at prestigious NYU
- Have received an eBook endorsement from top earning blogger Yaro Starak
- Have island hopped from paradise to paradise, visiting places like Fiji, Bali, Phuket, Koh Lanta and Penang, Malaysia over the past 40 months
- Have built a blog which has funded my travels and has also padded my savings
- Have been featured on over 30 authority blogs in 12 weeks
What marketing strategy played the biggest part in my online success?
Why blog commenting, of course.
I run a cool blog. I use social media marketing to spread the word, to inspire folks to blog from paradise. I built an online empire through a few channels/strategies yet I needed that connecting factor to manifest success.
Blog commenting was the tool I used to connect with authority figures.
You share your opinion hundreds of times daily, as is…..why not eloquently share your opinion on relevant, authority blogs to build bonds with pros? Bonds which can help you blog from paradise, or from wherever you want to live.
Robert Kiyosaki says that wealthy people build networks and all other folks look for work. Wealthy, free people connect with pros. Pros inspire you, support you and expand your presence at an exponential rate.
You can imagine what Chris Brogan’s tweet endorsement did for me. It never hurts to have a guy who’s a business advisor for Google, GM, Disney, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson and Paulo Coelho tweet out your eBook.
I popped up on Chris’ radar through the comments field on his blog.
Here’s the kicker; I didn’t ask Chris Brogan to tweet endorse my eBook. He did it for me.
Neat, how sowing and reaping works, as well as the benefit of being detached from outcomes.
Blog commenting helped me land an NYU speaking gig too.
I’m speaking to an NYU marketing class via a Google Hangout in December 2014.
My good friend and NYU Professor Matthew Capella asked me to speak and has even made the monetization chapter from my first Blogging from Paradise eBook part of the class syllabus. Again, blog commenting was the glue which solidified our bond.
I’m humbled, and honored and flat out floored by these accomplishments.
Blog commenting can open a world of prospering opportunities for you.
Freedom: What You Really Want
You can talk about making money through blogging and gaining more subscribers and growing your list but in the end you only care about being free. I may teach you each practical tip that I’ve use to create an island hopping way of life through smart blogging, laying out tutorial after tutorial, and eBook after eBook, yet, a few folks will follow my advice and some won’t.
Why the difference? Why do some bloggers follow smart, proven advice from a guy living his dream, and why do some bloggers ignore good advice?
Some folks want to be free, so much, that they’ll do what it takes to bring their blog to the next level. Other folks don’t want to be free. They don’t crave living a life of freedom above all else; they’ve been conditioned to believe that they want things, like money, and homes, and cars, or perhaps they want more subscribers, or readers.
You want the invisible WHY in the visible WHAT. Money is a visible thing. The invisible WHY, or the freedom you experience by having money, is what you’re really after.
To build an online empire through blog commenting you must purify your intent. Plain and simple. Focus on being free and you’ll naturally use the quickest, easiest, least inexpensive way to connect with blogging influencers, and to land features on a gazillion blogs.
Why You Should Pick Up My eBook
Before you buy into empire building through blog commenting you need to check the source, right? I shared my accomplishments – aka, the author/source sharing their experience – up top.
But now you need to know why you should pick up this eBook.
After buying Blogging from Paradise: How to Build an Online Empire through Blogging Commenting, you’ll be able to:
- expand your online presence quickly
- market on the cheap
- build friendships with influencers in your niche by personalizing interactions effectively
- boost your blogging income
- increase your blogging traffic
- engineer a freeing lifestyle through blogging
- land more guest posts quickly
- land more interview requests quickly
- develop your writing skills at an exponential rate
- boost your eBook sales
Guys, I’m telling you: if this fired security guard can use blog commenting as his primary means of marketing his blog, and that blog funds his travels all over the world, including here in Fiji, and next month in Bali….
….and if my blog helped me engineer a freeing lifestyle so that I’ve traveled to places like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Peru and Costa Rica…..
…..then ANYBODY can build an online empire through blog commenting.
The eBook is an entertaining read too. I’ve infused my travel stories and personal experiences into that bad boy because I know how much my readers enjoy hearing about how I’ve linked blogging to my island hopping ways.
I have the island hopping niche of the dotcom/internet lifestyle gig down pat.
I’m writing these words from Savusavu, Fiji.
In a home with a million dollar view.
Overlooking the bay and the Pacific Ocean.
I got super clear on my blog.
I got super clear on the fact that my friends would catapult my career quicker than I could.
I got super clear on using commenting as the means to make friends.
That’s all blog commenting is: forming strong friendships with authority bloggers who inspire you, support you, promote you and endorse you.
To see all of these sweet benefits of blogging commenting you know the drill: be a friend to become a friend.
My eBook explains in great detail how to become friends with top blogging pros through commenting.
You need that connecting factor.
You need that bond building tool.
Enter blog commenting.
Blogging from Paradise: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting Chapters
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)