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Reaching Outside Your Niche!

REACHING OUTSIDE YOUR NICHE -
LEARNING FROM OUTSIDERS!


A few weeks ago I reached out to Meo Cuenca, Progressive Mommy Blogger at Merciful Blessings as I am always on the lookout to connect with up and coming bloggers. Our blogs have really different subjects (niches), however I believe that you need to go outside of your own niche and learn from 'outsiders' to grow within your own niche.



I am a Lifestyle Design Blogger & Entrepreneur with a keen interest in Social Media. As you guessed, Meo was very receptive to the out reach and invited me to write a guest post for Merciful Blessings on the topic of building relationships online, so here we are!


FUN FACT: I didn't know about Triberr before I met Meo either! 

A little bit of history, the original concept of the Internet was based purely on the ability to 'link' to stuff. Fast forward to now, and we are all linking to each other. At least in my opinion, that's what we should be doing! This gave birth to the concept of Social Media.

If you are trying to build up an audience, then building relationships online is essential. I'd agree it's not about WHAT you know, it's WHO you know. By building relationships and networking strategically, you will naturally grow your audience. 


Networking could be:


-Blog commenting on other blogs.
-Sharing other blog posts.
-Guest Posting for others.
-Send a friendly email to say HELLO!
-Know someone who knows someone - you could ask for an introduction. If you strategically combine different types of networking, then there is no reason why you can't build up relationships with absolutely anyone. The higher up the chain they are, the more work you may need to do to get noticed by them, but never impossible. If you have something to offer them, then they will help you back. It's human nature.
What other types of networking can you think of? As I said at the start, I like learning from outside my niche!



Will Claxton is a 26 year old Entrepreneur from Oxford, UK.
He has worked in the Telecommunications & Internet industry since the age of 16. He has visited the following countries during his travels: India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Greece, Cyprus & Tunisia. He believes that if you truly want something hard enough, then there is NOTHING that can stop you. You just need the courage to actually go and get it.
On his blog, LESSONS IN LIFESTYLE DESIGNhe will be asking his readers to choose something for him to become an expert in, within THREE MONTHS!





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2 comments:

Bon Crowder said...

It floors me how many people don't realize this.

And thanks so much for listing the various ways. Sometimes those of us who "know it" forget all the options!
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Merciful Blessings {mblessings} said...

Hi Bon, TYVM for your comment - yes, it is something that is readily over-looked!!! Though we may not be in the same "niche" we've found a complimentary connection :D. Please accept my apology for a late response, not sure why but I just seen your comment in my CommentRoll... you time to read the article is appreciated - as new as we are a major over-haul is going on - i do hope to see you around :D, Meo



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