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3 Breakout Bloggers of 2015
Well, I know for the last few months I’ve kept saying that I am going to get back into a regular blogging schedule, but for various reasons it hasn’t happened. I can only apologise again for this and assure you that I AM going to be getting back into a regular blogging routine!
In addition to my responsibilities working along with Dean Holland in Internet Profits and giving the best possible support and coaching that I can to our clients, I have been working in the background on something for you all too. I won’t say any more for now except to say that I believe that it is something that will be welcomed by many people indeed!
So, onto the subject of today’s post…
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you’ll probably know that, from time to time, I feature other bloggers here. I do this for a couple of reasons:
- It helps gives those bloggers much-deserved recognition and additional exposure
- It helps introduce you to bloggers whom you may not have come across before and, in turn, get the chance to benefit from some great content and the chance to connect with more people.
What you may also know is that for the last couple of years, round about this time, I have featured a number of bloggers who have stood out to me for various reasons from the year before.
Each time I make a post like this I do try to feature bloggers whom I haven’t featured before. On this occasion the number is smaller, but I have chosen three specific bloggers for very specific reasons.
You’ll notice that the title of this post is: “3 Breakout Bloggers of 2015”. What I mean by “breakout bloggers” is bloggers who have taken decisive measures to work on their blogs and do so in some significant ways.
These bloggers are, above all:
- Caring about their audience.
- Determined to succeed.
Now, these three bloggers are people with whom I work very closely and I have given them lots of advice, tips and help. Since I got started with blogging and building an online business I have come across and made connections with many people. Since starting working for Dean Holland I have had the privilege to coach many people too.
In all this time, I come across the same type of questions, issues, worries and frustrations time after time after time. Now I don’t claim to be a mega authority when it comes to blogging. However, I started from scratch. I knew nothing. I had to learn my craft from the ground up. After three years blogging I know what works.
Do I know everything? Not by a long shot!
Could I improve? Heck yes!
Do I get things wrong? Sure I do!
But I do know what works based on my own experience, so when someone asks me for help or advice, I give it. For example, I get bloggers coming to me asking for help because they are not getting enough engagement on their blogs. I tell them what I know and they have a choice – listen and apply it, or don’t.
Now, some people don’t listen. And these ones are the ones who, months later, are trying other methods to try to get results and are still complaining about the same issues.
But then there are those who do listen and do put into practice what I teach them. Heck, some do it even better than I do! But the thing is, they take the right kind of action and they see the positive results of doing so.
The three bloggers whom I will introduce to you in just a moment do exactly that.
Each time I give them advice or coach them in something, they go away, implement it and see the results. Of course, each of them will have varying results based on their own actions and circumstances, just the same as any one of us will in anything that we do. But the important thing is they ask, they implement, they see the results, they grow.
More importantly, they are determined to make this ‘online thing’ work. Again, they all have varying degrees of success, but they are all the same in their desire to free themselves and their audience.
What else makes them “breakout bloggers” in my mind is that, in addition to the things I’ve already mentioned, I can see huge potential in each of them. Though I know that, at times, they may doubt themselves, question how much they know or how qualified they may be to help others, I see enormous potential in these wonderful people and I truly believe that they can go on to achieve great things.
So, without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to these fantastic people, in no particular order…
Chris is, in his own words, “Just an average guy from Boston, Mass. who is trying to earn a living online.”
Like so many, he’d been trying for a long time to find something that actually works, but without success. But somehow, Chris stumbled across my blog here and I don’t know precisely what it was, but something prompted him to sign up to my mailing list to get my free e-book.
When someone signs up to my list, not only do they get my e-book but they also get a free 7-part e-mail course. To cut a long story short, Chris worked through my e-book and e-mail course and followed my recommendation to get hold of the Big Commission Blueprint course, which is an excellent, low-priced course that I promote and recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to get started properly with making money online.
Chris has since gone on to become part of the iPro Partner and Coaching Program and, as a result, he has seen how to start taking things in the right direction.
What I particularly like about Chris is that he’s a no-nonsense kind of a guy. If he thinks something isn’t right then he has absolutely no problem with speaking out. Yet, he’s not bigoted or confrontational. On the contrary, he’s a lovely, genuine guy with a great sense of humour. We often exchange little, friendly jibes and he always makes me laugh!
Chris has sometimes approached me for advice with regards to what to write in his blog posts. I’ve told him to simply write what he knows based on his life experience and his current journey to earn a living online. And you know what? He always ends up sharing a valuable application from what he writes and I ALWAYS find real gold nuggets in his posts!
Like one recent post, for example, where Chris relates a sad experience but also a valuable lesson that we can all learn.
Susette is another of our iPro Partners and, just like Chris, is someone who discovered making money online but only really began to find real traction when she went through the training and coaching that we provide to all of our Partners in iPro.
About her blog she says: “If this blog inspires or helps just one single person to progress in a positive direction, I would be so happy!“. From what I know about Susette, I don’t think that this will be a difficult thing to achieve, as she is a very endearing, genuine lady and that caring attitude certainly comes across in everything that she does online. I see her inspiring and helping a lot more than just one single person!
Just like Chris, Susette isn’t afraid to admit if she’s done something wrong or has been flagging in some way. Check out this post of hers here. It isn’t very long, but it contains a vital piece of advice that we all must take on board.
Just like Chris and Susette, Peter is one of our iPro Partners. I’d just like to say at this point that I didn’t actually set out with the intention of featuring people who are Partners in the iPro program, it is genuinely just a coincidence. However, this does actually highlight something important that relates to why it so happens that I’ve taken particular notice of these three bloggers. More on that in a moment.
Peter is often referred to as “The Village Marketer”. Why? Well, because he is based in a remote, little Thai village way up near the Cambodian border. This means that he faces challenges such as power outages, Internet connectivity issues and sometimes major storms. Yet he doesn’t allow any of this to get in his way.
Just like both Chris and Susette, Peter is someone who genuinely cares about others. “The focus of my blogging is to help people who are new or even considering how to make money using the internet in a realistic, open and ethical way“, he says.
I know this to be absolutely true about him and this aspect of his personality really comes across when you speak to him or even read his content or watch his videos. In fact, I think that Peter has a real flair for video and comes across really naturally.
However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing as, in addition to the challenges I mentioned above, Peter has found himself on the receiving end of a YouTube ban which, it would appear, was the result of an attack by a jealous Marketer. Happily, this has been rescinded and he’s on his way again.
Peter’s also had some headaches with respect to his IP address and sites being blacklisted, which has affected his marketing, especially to his e-mail list.
But has he allowed this to get in his way?
Nope! He’s battled through it all and remains determined to focus on delivering value to his audience and helping them in the best way that he can.
One area that Peter is really focusing on and excelling in is that of engagement. But it’s not just any old engagement, it’s engagement done in the proper way. In fact, he even wrote a post about this very subject recently and you can see from the comments he’s received on that post that he’s certainly making an impact.
Now, just take a moment to notice what Peter said about me here:
Now, of course we all like to receive praise now and again, but I haven’t posted that to draw attention to myself or to imply that I’m some kind of blogging mega guru. I simply know what works and I can teach others to implement what I’ve learned that can get them results.
This ties in with the point I mentioned a moment ago about the curious fact that the three bloggers I’d chosen to feature as people who have stood out to me are all also iPro Partners.
What do you think the connection is?
It’s the fact that what we teach in iPro flat out WORKS! More to the point, when individuals actually go through the training, listen to what they are taught and then go away and apply it, it shows.
Now, although this applies to our coaching, the same applies to whatever it is that you’re learning. Don’t fall into the trap of an endless learning cycle – get out there and APPLY what you’re learning!
Regardless of how good some training or product may be, it’s useless unless you apply it.
No matter what level of experience you have, you can do just as Chris, Susette and Peter have done and take action, applying what you do know and helping out those who don’t know as much as you do.
Don’t wait for some perceived ideal, perfect level of knowledge or experience. We’re all learning and we all should be. The key is to take what you have already learned, use it and help to free your audience.
Sure, there comes a time when you have to invest in yourself, whether that be with time, money or both. But again, it only makes a difference if you use what you’ve learned.
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little about my three breakout bloggers and that you appreciate what a difference taking action can make.
At this point I would usually invite your comments in response to my post here and, of course, I would love it if you would leave me a comment below, so please do!
However, what I’m going to request is that you please visit the blogs of Chris, Susette and Peter, have a look through some of their amazing posts, share them and leave them a comment. Reach out and make connections with them, I know that they would absolutely love that. 🙂
Until next time,