This usually means: "I tried to do this with this system and added hashtags or increased my keyword count and bought followers and then used software that was banned and threw thousands of dollars at the problem by hiring folks or buying more expensive systems and still, I am failing. Help!"
See how it works? 1 person, by themselves, attempting to manipulate circumstances, on their own, to get what they want.
You will fail almost every time with this approach because as Google, and Internet Marketing, has evolved, these lower-energy, fear-based, manipulative tactics just don't work anymore. And even if they appear to work for a select group of skilled folks the money earned and success experienced almost always feels completely hollow.
Here's how to solve your internet marketing problems: convert manipulation into co-creation.
Work with other human beings to co-create something useful for other human beings.
Sure you can use hashtags, and create helpful content through your online real estate and through rented social real estate, but you want to spend most of your energy co-creating with other folks to leave your frustrating struggles behind, and to have fun becoming a successful marketer.
Example; I just responded to a post shared by a rocking Warrior asking how to gain traction on Instagram. Instead of trying to manipulate Instagram solo/lone wolf style, through using hashtags, banned auto tools for buying followers, etc, etc, I suggested to Like relevant updates and to comment on relevant updates. This is co-creating with other human beings, said humans being people whose updates you liked, and commented on, helping them out, which helps you build lasting friendships with these co-creators.
Some of these folks will Like and comment on your updates. Friendships form. Followings form. Slowly, steadily, patiently, you will exit the realm of manipulation and enter into the realm of co-creation, where the happy, fun-loving, successful marketers play, and where they rock it out.
Algorithms may change. But if you are a loyal, supportive, nurturing friend to a bunch of folks, through your generous service, your business will grow and grow and grow, independent of search or social changes. Friends will join your list or bookmark your blog, visiting daily or weekly, and your co-creating, helpful, high energies will keep reaping rewards for you and all those whose lives you touch in a loving, generous way.
I have seen this happen with my blog; my friend based keeps growing, and becoming more loyal or dare I say....rabid, LOL. More lasting, sustainable, fun-feeling success because I am always bringing more rocking folks on board, through co-creating.
Every co-creation involves you helping another human being, to co-create value for either one of your followings. In the beginning though you will be co-creating on other folk's profiles to make friends, to build your friend network and to develop that detached energy that precedes super successful ventures.
Some Examples of Co-Creation
- guest posting on top blogs in your niche
- opening your blog to guest posting
- writing 2-4 paragraph, authentic top blogs in your niche
- opening your blog to comments
- entering into joint ventures where both parties are aligned, providing useful, relevant service for both parties involved
- Liking and commenting on and RTing other folks social media updates, generously
The list is endless guys. Any venture where you reach out to another human being and promote them, endorse them, or comment on a social media update (in a helpful, friendly, valuable way) plants the seeds for a prospering friendship, and also slowly but steadily dissolves your struggles, permanently. Because when you have friends who buy into YOU based on your generosity, as long as you keep helping them generously, they ain't going nowhere.
Meaning these friends continue to promote you and endorse you, boosting your traffic, list subscribers and online income, while those folks who ignored co-creation and chose manipulation sweat out every single Google or Facebook update that sends a new, fresh batch of burned Lone Wolf/Solo manipulators into a big-time panic, and sometimes, the poor house.
Stop trying to use or manipulate things to get what you want.
Begin co-creating with human beings to add value to the world, to solve problems in your niche and to actually enjoy this ride.
Guys, I get asked quite a bit how I was featured on Fox News, Virgin, Forbes and Entrepreneur among other world famous sites. I am not special, nor super talented. I am kind of a dingbat, honestly. But employing this simple concept of co-creation, patiently and persistently, for months and years is the core of me appearing to be everywhere, which led to me being featured on those sites but more than that, which helped dissolve my marketing and blogging struggles. You'll see many established Warriors with similar experiences, with prominent features, rocking profits and traffic numbers, all that good stuff, all through the persistent habit of co-creation.
How are you co-creating? How can you reach out to more folks today, 1 to 1, to help them, to build friendships, and to leave the "solo-act" manipulative ways of the past behind, for good?