7 Ways for Building Relationships with Influencers

7 Ways for Building Relationships and Engaging with Influencers

Building relationships with influencers and engaging with them is a great way to build your following and brand. I’ve found that influencers, on average, are more willing to engage with you than non-influencers. Perhaps (at least partly) it is their friendly and positive attitude that has gotten them to where they are!

Nevertheless, influencers are busy people and they have a lot of people messaging them. But there are a few tricks that you can use to successfully engage and get noticed by them.

Building Relationships with Influencers: 7 WAYS

If you want to build genuine relationships with influencers, here are 7 action steps you can take to start making friends and building your own sphere of influence.

1. Comment on Their Blogs

Commenting on someone’s blog is one of the easiest ways to get noticed. And a lot of influential bloggers will even reply to some or all of their comments. It’s a great way to start forming relationships with top bloggers.

Lorraine says: Blog commenting is one of the reasons why Ryan Biddulph (the Blogger from Paradise) and Maxwell Ivey (the Blind Blogger) and I became friends. It’s also the reason why many top bloggers have connected with me. I have also gotten many clients from blog commenting as well as landed several guest posting opportunities! Blog commenting is a FANTASTIC way of connecting with people! Max became one of my best clients (I’ve helped him publish all three of his books) and Ryan even let me write for him after influencing me to take my dream vacation to see my first palm tree in real life! But… it’s not easy to get featured on Blogging from Paradise. In fact, Ryan has written exactly what you need to do to achieve that feat! Read How to Get Featured on Blogging From Paradise if you want to really up your blogging game and get connected with this famous blogger!

Even if the influencers don’t reply to you or your comment, they probably read their blog comments. After all, they wrote the post and are probably curious as to what other people think.

To get noticed, try to make intelligent comments that add value to the post instead of just saying “nice post.” Also, be sure to comment regularly. That doesn’t mean you have to comment on every post, but try to comment every now and then if you have something worth saying.

If you really want to get serious about blog commenting, then sign up for their email list so that you get notified when they publish a new article. You can also subscribe to their blog’s RSS feed with a tool like BlogTrottr if you want to be one of the first commenters.

2. Engage with Them on Twitter

Some influencers are active on Twitter and will engage their fans on there. Pay attention to influencers and see how they are using their Twitter accounts. Are they communicating with other people on Twitter?

If so, then this can be a good way to start connecting with them and building relationships with these influencers. Answer their questions or comment on their messages. Get involved in the conversation if you think you can add something good to it.

Another thing you can do is ReTweet their messages when they are promoting their own posts on Twitter. This is a more passive strategy, but if you keep doing it, then they are going to notice. Read More

Some Resources for You (#3)

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I’m too lazy too busy to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… and that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. 🙂

I am doing this from time to time. I’ve already published:

Some Resources for You (#1)

– Some Resources for You (#2)

For Bloggers

13 Common Mistakes I See When Doing Expert Roundups (Plus a Checklist)

For Freelancers

How To Build A Sustainable Freelance Writing Business While Traveling The World

For Writers of all Kinds!

25 Top Tools for Writers to Crush it in 2018

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

How to Start a Blog for Your Business in 3 Easy Steps

Additional Resources (for Success)

19 Ways To Ditch The Overwhelm And Become A Productivity Powerhouse

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!

 

Some Resources for You (#2)

Wording Well's business card image

I’m too lazy too busy to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… so that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. 🙂

I might do this from time to time, so I have titled this #2. Hopefully, more awesome resources will follow! 😉

For Bloggers

What the Heck is GDPR? (and How to Make Sure Your Blog Is Compliant)

For Freelancers

21 Sites to Find Freelance Projects and Work at Home Jobs

For Writers of all Kinds!

595 Power Words That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

How to Open Up Your Blog for Guest Bloggers (+ Find Bloggers to Guest Post)

Additional Resources (for Success)

How to Succeed Even When You Feel Like Giving Up

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!

I want to serve you, so let me!

See you in the comments!

And be sure to check out

– Some Resources for You (#1)

Some Resources for You (#3)

 

Grow Your Business (and Email List!) Using Interact Quizzes

Grow Your Business (and Email List!) Using Interact Quizzes

Interact Quizzes will help you grow your business and increase your email list subscribers!

Quizzes are fun. Everyone likes playing games, and quizzes are another form of a game if they are created properly!

Quizzes can give you some insight into:(1) who is hanging out on your site; (2) what new, potential customers look like; and (3) what their personalities, styles, or needs are.

Today we are going to talk about the power of using quizzes to build your business and your email list. You can do this easily with Interact Quizzes. I’ll even guide you on how to create your first quiz! Here are a few examples of the types of quizzes you can create:

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Some Fun Facts about Using Quizzes to Grow Your Business

Quizzes are the best new way to generate new subscribers for your business.

By using them, you can grow your email list, expand your reach via social media, and earn more money!

By adding an email capture form to your quiz, about half of the people who take your quiz will opt in to become email subscribers. This will result in an increase in sales for your business. The more subscribers you have, the more you will sell! (This is especially true if you utilize email marketing properly!)

On average, 10% of people who take quizzes share their results on social media, so you’ll have an increased presence on social media. This is great because others are doing your marketing for you! Thus, it will save you some money in advertising. Plus, it’s always great to reach new audiences!

By increasing your reach, you will gain new subscribers and customers, therefore growing your business.

Here are a few more examples of the types of quizzes you can create:

quiz sample 1

Interact Quizzes

Interact Quizzes is a quiz builder that contains numerous features. It is super easy to use and has a lot of features.

You can even try it for free for two weeks!

Just click the link and then go to their pricing page to sign up for free!

some features of Interact quizzes

Features of Interact Quizzes

Whether you create an app from scratch or start with a template, Interact has all of the tools you need to begin creating successful apps to drive in high-quality leads.

Customizable Design – You can customize all colors, images, and buttons to match your website and brand.

Free Stock Images – Interact is partnered with Pixabay to provide free-to-use stock images for your apps.

Personalized Branding – Allows you to add your business logo to your app.

Opt-In Form Builder – You can customize your app opt-in form to collect contact information.

Social Share Buttons – You can share your apps on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mobile/Device-Responsive – The apps are already optimized for every size screen.

Drop-off Graphs – Allows you to discover when your customers are dropping off to improve your apps.

Statistics Breakdown – Research how your users are answering quiz questions.

Customer Insights – See how your leads individually interact with your apps.

Facebook Pixel Tracking – Track user interactions by connecting your existing Facebook pixel.

Google Analytics Tracking – Send page views and custom events to track user interaction.

Best Features for Bloggers:

Works With Website Builders – Embed your Interact apps in LeadPages, Squarespace, Weebly, and more. (Here is how to put a quiz on your Weebly website in four steps.)

WordPress Plugin – Use our convenient Interact WordPress plugin to embed Interact apps on your website.

You can even use an announcement bar on your website! Read More