A home owning ninja beats a wandering ronin. Every time.
Before you think I’ve come down with a feudal fever, offering blogging tips in a dizzy delirium, I am explaining why multimedia ninjas with valuable, self-hosted WordPress blogs fare better than wandering ronins, or multimedia entrepreneurs with no blogging home.
You may be so busy creating raw, helpful content, then editing the content, outsourcing to hired guns to purdy up your work and doing all the business-side consulting and product creating that running a blog feels like item 4,235 on your To-Do list. If however you backburner blogging you will be missing out on 4 chief benefits enjoyed by multimedia pros who run blogs.
BTW, don’t miss Ryan’s podcast interview with Bradford in Episode 60 …!
Let’s see how blogging can help you inspired multimedia ninjas.
1: Content Central
Any wise multimedia ninja knows that content drives your online campaign.
Ya gotta solve folks’ problems to make your campaign pop. Or you need to help them live their dreams.
Instead of demanding your followers to hop scotch from cyber spot to cyber spot, traipsing from a Twitter video to iTunes podcast to YouTube video to Pinterest Board, you can host all of your content at your Content Central, aka, your self-hosted WordPress blog.
Visitors to my blog can instantly access hundreds of blog posts pointing to written content on my blog as well as my YouTube videos, Facebook videos and podcast shows hosted on Sound Cloud.
Save your followers’ time and energy. Host your empire at 1 meeting point. Create a self-hosted WordPress blog to wow ‘em with your multimedia wares.
2: 1-Stop Shopping
- Online courses.
- Audio Books.
- Consulting services.
- Freelance services.
- Advertising opportunities.
You can sell anything through a self-hosted blog. I do mean anything.
Youtube has selling restrictions. Other multi media platforms handcuff you as far as what you can sell and how you can sell it.
Not so on a self-hosted, WordPress blog.
Widgets. Ads. Fancy banners. Simple text links. Any format, any product, any service, you can build a profitable multimedia empire through blogging as it’s incredibly easy to advertise all of your income streams effectively through your blog.
I teach my clients, customers and students that a blog is 1-stop shopping for prospective clients, customers and students of your blog. They visit. They see all you have to offer, freemium content wise and premium content wise.
3: Authority Builder
— Ryan Biddulph (@RyanBiddulph) June 7, 2017
Does it rock to have a podcast on iTunes? Hell yeah!
Does it help your multimedia brand to have an eye-popping Youtube channel? You betcha.
But Apple owns iTunes. Google owns YouTube. So even though you build some authority by renting cyber real estate on someone else’s property the point remains; squatters ain’t getting propers like self-hosted blogging multimedia ninjas get propers.
Owning your branded, self-hosted WordPress blog raises major league eyebrows. Folks see that you are serious. You plunked down some coin. You invested in a premium theme. All of your videos and podcasts and Infographics are displayed in 1 spot (reason #1).
Nothing inspires people to know, like and trust a Multimedia Ninja like seeing that they run a valuable, inspired, solutions-providing, self-hosted WordPress blog.
4: Power Resides in the Written Word
Even if you write a 100 word intro to your latest video or podcast you tap into an immense power via the written word.
Writing words gives you clarity of thought. Writing words helps solidify ideas.
I turned my airy dreams into concrete realities by persistently writing/blogging my way into a life of island hopping through smart blogging. By solving my reader’s problems through the written word I gained more clarity, confidence and boldness in delivering solutions through my videos and podcast.
Write through your blog. Observe how quickly and easily you add more power and clarity to your multimedia creations.
How does blogging help you multimedia ninjas?