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Why small business owners should join blogging communities like DoSplash?

Why small business owners should join blogging communities like DoSplash

It is nearly impossible to build a business as a one man/woman. There are so many areas that need “extra” hands when it comes to any business.

And when I say “business” I do not refer to the multi million dollar companies here. Even small businesses that have one boss (like you) need extra hands to grow and prosper.

Let’s say you have a business and a related website. You create content so you can reach out to your target audience, gain traction and attract potential – but you cannot go about doing this successfully on an ongoing basis on your own.

For instance, let’s talk about the marketing that’s involved. If you share your blog post in your social circle, and if everything stops there, the purpose is not served.

On the other hand, if your friends see your update and like it, comment on it and if they share it with their friends too, that’s where real marketing begins.

Let’s say you think about creating a new product. You want to do market research. You cannot simply rely totally on software’s that will tell you what topic to focus on.

If you want to create a product that would sell like hot cakes, you should create what people want.

And will those lifeless software’s tell you what people want? Nope! Real people only will tell you that.

And only real people will help you grow your business. Only real people will buy from you and do real business with you.

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I hope you get the idea. So how can blogging communities like DoSplash help you with this?

Make genuine connections

Blogging communities like DoSplash are places where you can meet a lot of people – potential people with whom you can build genuine connections.

And you get the opportunity to virtually “meet” them, see their work, be appreciative and help them out – this is a sure fire way to get to know people who can be a big asset to your business in the long run.

And by helping each other and by being appreciative in a community you can build “genuine” connections and not just quick fly by connections that are of no use to you and to your business.

You get your work in front of more eyeballs

Of course! When you are an active member of a community people get to notice you. And at blogging communities like DoSplash, you also get to submit your blog post and your work to the community. This is a great opportunity in my opinion!

Your work is in front of a community where you get “votes” and “shares” – talk about growing your business where real people are sharing your stuff and are appreciating it.

Get targeted traffic

Get targeted traffic from the DoSplash community

Let me say that again – targeted traffic! Yes not just any traffic, but targeted traffic that converts.

Since you submit your work in appropriate categories, community members who are interested on a particular topic browse through the posts in that topic and they will find you.

Since interested people click through your links, I call that targeted traffic.

Search engine visibility

Now when I say “search engine …” I don’t mean “search engine optimization” or “backlinks” – please don’t make that translation.

What I mean here is that your story submitted to DoSplash gets indexed a lot faster! And this is great for your search engine visibility.

If your blog is pretty new it could take a while for your post to get indexed in search engines.

But your story at DoSplash usually will get indexed a lot faster, which means you will still get search engine traffic even before your post gets indexed in search engines – pretty cool huh?

Discover and stay up to date

This one is a biggie for me. I would like myself to keep updated in my niche. And I cannot be Googling every time to stay updated.

Of course I have subscribed to some feeds but that will give me only the news from those particular channels.

Blogging communities like DoSplash, on the other hand, have a wide variety of users submitting a wide variety of stories. A particular user does not only submit their own posts but also submit their discoveries from other blogs.

This gives me a wide channel to look for in one place – rather than me going on a hunt for industry news.

I’ve discovered many valuable blogs and and hot news at DoSplash, personally.

The news or content I discover at DoSplash has inspired new blog post ideas for me, paved way for new connections, guest post opportunities and much more.

What is your experience with blogging communities so far? What are the benefits you consider to be really valuable? Do share them in the comments below!

About the author

Jane Sheeba

I am Jane, the owner of DoSplash, a community based social site that helps bloggers promote and connect. I do online business since 2007 and I have a few successful online businesses that earn me full time income. Don't forget to check out my other websites: Jane Sheeba and Best Hosting And Design.

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Phyllis M Alston - May 1, 2014

Hello Jane,
Great post. Thank you for sharing this resource. As a business owner I am always looking for resources that can make a real difference in my business and in the lives of my customers (clients and readers). -Best Wishes to You! -Phyllis

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Kaloyan Banev - May 2, 2014

It makes perfect sense to me, Jane. Though it is quite difficult to convince majority in short term. As you know, engaging people through different chanels is critical for success of any kind of business.

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Ryan Biddulph - May 18, 2014

Hi Jane,

Excellent! Super community. I’m busy with other tribes but may join up.

Thanks for sharing 😉

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    Jane Sheeba - May 19, 2014

    You should join us Ryan 🙂 It will be great for the community to have you!

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Tammy N Marshall - May 29, 2014

What a great concept? It can be a tough sell when approaching a small business owner about the potential impact a blog would give to their site and profits. If they have been keeping up with social media trends than it is possible they already know but they also know that building traffic can be a slow process. What a great way to get your know out there among those in the same industry at the same time you increase your search engine optimization.

I’ve never heard of DoSplash but I will certainly check them out.

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