For all practical intents and purposes, I'm still going to write posts about my family, share pictures that I've taken, and link out to friend's blogs that may have nothing to do with home business. But since I'm actually making an effort to learn about choosing good keywords for my niche blogs, I figured I might look a little silly if the blog where I do most of my writing is just about "everything" (which let's be honest, really means "nothing in particular").
And here's the thing, writing about home business really isn't a stretch for me ... since that's what my original blog that I started 2 1/2 ago was supposed to be about. Over that time span, as I have "grown" and "evolved" I actually moved the content around to 4 different domain names. lol, If I'd just kept writing on parttimenetworker.com the whole time, I guarantee there'd be a lot more of you reading this right now. :-)
Hey wait, there's Todd's Tip #1 for this post: If you start a blog, unless you have a very good reason to change, STICK TO IT! Moving your content is generally a bad, bad idea (unless maybe you're upgrading from blogger to self-hosted wordpress).
But I digress ... ok, back to the topic at hand.
Because I was a dummy, and foolishly never blogged in one place for an extended period of time, quite a bit of my good (in my not so humble opinion) content from the "early days" is pretty well hidden from google (and probably most of my readers). But, there is a bright side ...
Since I have all this underutilized content, I figured the best (and easiest) way to launch my rebranding is take a trip back in time and introduce you to a few articles that offer up some solid advice about building a business, leadership and/or personal growth (all are definitely related).
So without further ado ...
- Finding Your Niche - Yikes in re-reading this one, I could have saved myself about a year and a half of "drifting" had I just printed out my own post, and tacked up to the wall next to my desk.
- How NOT To Network - This was a fun, short little post from almost 2 year ago. Sometimes using a negative example can be a good way to teach a positive lesson. That being said, I still get sent these type of messages way too often. Seriously, don't be "that guy"
- It's All About The Story - I shared this lesson in the context of building a network marketing business. But really, I think it's pretty universal, and can be applied to just about any type of home or internet business ... especially those involving sales (ie., pretty much all of them).
- 10 Laws of Leadership - Another one that's a good candidate for printing out and re-reading on a regular basis. I remember doing this exercise way back when I first made this post (which was not Feb of this year ... I think this is one that was pushed up by a plugin I was using called "old post promoter"). I think this is definitely an area to put some additional focus here in the very near future.
- 3 Reasons Why Failure Is Good - I don't know about you, but I actually don't get too bent out of shape when things don't always go exactly as planned. Sometimes, a few bumps in the road are necessary if we're to get to where we are supposed to be.
- The Power Of Rewarding Yourself - "Good Stuff" tends to build on itself. Do you think it's possible that if we put forth a little bit of effort looking for the "good stuff" we might just attract even more of it?
- If You're Not Having Fun, You're Not Doing It Right - I don't this one needs much explanation. It's my new, old, motto.
- Striking The Right Balance Between Family and Business - This one goes hand-in-hand with the article above. No matter how successful you may become with your home business, you MUST keep your priorities straight.
Ok, well there's much, much more. And really, even if no reads any of these articles, I've already considered this post to be a rousing success ... for the simple fact that I NEEDED to have a lot of those concepts reinforced for myself.
Ok, on that note it's bed time.
Catch up with you again real soon,