How to Build Your Brand Within One Year the Right Way
chad November 15, 2017

When building your blog, it’s important that things are done correctly. It’s important you know what type of content to write and what keywords you should be focusing on. If you don’t have this information, then you’ll have a hard time building your brand the right away. I will tell you from experience that your brand is everything and for you to dominate the web, you need to make sure that people trust your brand and continue to come back to your website. If they don’t come back, you will have a hard time building yourself online. The good news is over the years, I have been able to work with a lot of people and learn from my mistakes. For example, I now know what works and what doesn’t. I also know what I should be focusing on when creating content and building engagement.

The good news is you have so many people you can learn from because there is so much free information available online. For example, by doing a quick search in Google, you can narrow down everything you are looking for in terms of content and building loyalty. In the end, this loyalty will lead to credibility in your niche. But, you still need to know what works and what doesn’t because the last thing you want to do is waste time on things which don’t produce any results. The more time you waste on strategies that don’t produce any results, the slower you build your brand. At this point, you need to worry about your competition getting an upper edge over you. With that said,

Today, we’ll be focusing on ways to build your brand in one year. We focus on building your brand the right way so your able to increase results and your bottom line. Let’s get started and any questions you have, please post them in the comment box below.

Research

I believe everything starts with research because through strong research, you can find the right kind of information. For example, by doing research on this topic, you’ll be able to find out what others are saying about “branding” and how to build it the right way. Start on Google and do a few targeted searches to find the information you are looking for. I like to create a list of the top websites where I can find the information I am looking for. This way I can go through each website and see what they are writing about creating a brand. I’ll be able to see what strategies are working and which ones I should be avoiding going forward.

Start right now and make a list so you’ll have an easier time finding all the information you need going forward. Then, create a list writing out the top 5-10 things so you can use them as reference. This will help you stay on track and remain focused too. After you have done your research, you can move onto another form of research known as outreach.

Outreach

This is one of the best ways to gather facts about outreach. By doing outreach, you’ll be able to find out what other big bloggers have done to get their name across to others. For example, you’ll learn what type of content they have written and how they have built links so that their name gets in front of the right people. Keep in mind, if you can get your name in front of the other popular bloggers, then you’ll have an easier time building engagement especially if these others share and blog about your content.

Outreach has been the number one contributing factor in building my brand because I was able to get my site in front of the right people. This means you should be doing the same because the results will be amazing for both you and your website. There is no better way to build credibility then to have someone who is already well-known to mention your website or even tweet about it. However, you need to take some time and find the right people who are both powerful and knowledgeable. Start by doing a quick search in Google targeting your main keyword. Go through the list of websites that come up. Collect the email address and ask them a question related to your niche. This will build that initial connection and will open the communication doors going forward. Once you have a list, it’s important to keep a spread-sheet so you can continue to follow-up at the same time. Another great way to open doors of communication is by doing what we call guest posting. You’ll read about this method in the next section.

Guest Posts

One of the best ways to get your brand out there with very little work. When guest posting you are finding blogs where you can post content and build a link back to your website. This works because if the blog you are posting on has enormous traffic, they’ll all trickle to your blog and can build enormous engagement. These people will then share your content and website which will be building your momentum. The bottom line is building your brand and this is one of the best ways to do this quickly However, you want to keep a few important points in your mind when getting started –

First, always start off by researching the best blogs to get published on. Get started on Google and make sure your search includes your main or target keyword. This will bring up a list of blogs which are perfect to get published on going forward. Secondly, make sure you create a list of all the blog owners contact information so it’s easy for you to touch base with them. Ask them if they accept guest posts and if they will accept a pitch from you. I would have a few pitches ready too which will help you correspond with them more quickly. Third, make sure you write the content but put a lot of effort on quality because this is what matters in the end of the day. You will have a hard time building long-term relationships if you cannot write the best type of content for other bloggers. Guest posts must be high-quality because this is what people are looking for in the end of the day. Finally, once you are done, you can move onto the next blog on your list or continue to write for the same blog. I have had a lot of success when writing for the same blog especially when I have been able to generate a lot of traffic through one website.

When you’re looking for the right blog to guest post on, you’ll want to pay close attention to the social media followers and how often the content is updated too.

Collecting Email Subscribers

This is one of the best ways to start building your brand because it’s a sure way to get people to come back to your blog. For example, one of the biggest struggles I’ve had when building my brand was getting people to come back to my blog. However, overtime this became easier because I could start collecting email subscribers so would shoot off a message when new content was posted. I would encourage you to use the same trick because you will save enormous time and money. You are no longer paying for the same visitor to come back but having the same person come back through a simple message.

Get started now by adding a newsletter form to your sidebar. The awesome thing is that a form is very easy to add and very affordable because it can be done within minutes. Get started now.

Final Thoughts

Building your brand and credibility online is very important especially when you have so much competition everywhere. Without a solid brand, you will not be able to outside your competition and this will hold you back from building your website and achieving your bottom line. I encourage you to get started right now by reading through this content then starts to implement all the final points outlined here in this content. There is more information available online for free and all you need to do is use Google to do a quick search. Once you have started, it’s important to pay attention to the following –

You want to make sure you get published on a blog with relevant content. It will not help your brand at all if you get published on a blog with different content. Secondly, you want to get published on a blog with a lot of readers and social followers. This will help your brand get out more quickly and will require very little work from your end. Get started now and if you have others tips, please leave them below in the comment box.