The Friendly Blogger has been around about 12 months now. In that time, those of you who have stuck with it through the changes know one thing; this blog would have never happened without Ana Hoffman at TGC.
Sure, I would have muddled through flailing links aimlessly throughout cyberspace; but truth be told, she helped get me on track. The above title is a tad harsh, but let me say this; you are gonna have to do some things right to become a success. It’s completely possible for you to have the same kind of success as Traffic Generation Cafe . So don’t despair.
The Traffic Generation Cafe Formula
Okay, let’s be honest here. Do I really need to lay out the TGC formula for you when Ana already has? It would be double the work and no one wants to do that. What I can do is tell you what I have seen from the site and point you to pertinent posts over there that will kickstart your online business.
One key thing I have learned from Ana is not to pull any punches. If your mad, say so….respectfully. If you disagree, say so. Be transparent, upfront and honest in all your dealings. So for you starter blogs out there, begin with commenting.
Leave an honest, well thought out and researched if necessary comment on blog posts. PLEASE for the love of all things holy, do not leave a comment saying, “great post.” It’s lame and kinda spammy.
One of the first signs of success for my blog was after commenting on several other blogs and creating discussions. This will get your name recognized and your links starting to build. But since this post is about TGC and how you can be a rockstar too, let me give you some of the key posts from Ana that put me on the path to success. What success you might ask? Well, in 6 months time I went from PR0 to PR 2 and $0/month to $200/month. Satisfied? :))
- Blog Traffic: 202 Bite Sized Tips
- First Link Priority Rule
- What’s In A Slug?
- Your Ultimate Anchor Text Tutorial
Now look, if you read these posts and spend a few hours on Ana’s site…..which you can’t help but do….you need the secret ingriedient. You ready, here comes the secret…… ACTION!!!!!!!
This one word is what separates you from Traffic Generation Cafe and is why it is in the top 20% of blogs IN THE WORLD.
You can read, read and read some more. If you never take action and implement what you read, you will fail and it will be precisely why you will never be a Traffic Generation Cafe.
Does Ana do anything so radically different? Sometimes. But the truth be told….she is an online business woman in a tough tough niche. And guess what? She’s making it and succeding. Two reasons I see for this; transparency and action. I think she has some crazy drive inside her too, which I can’t help you there. You gotta find that on your own. (She’s kinda hard-nosed driven, ya know??)
To those of you who commented over the last year on any mention of Ana as being an Ass kissing move; you make me a little sick and actually I like to laugh at you. (that’s the type of honesty Ana showed me.) You don’t have to call particular names or be extremely rude. Get your point across and make your blog known as the real deal.
I made money because of Ana Hoffman and writing about her successes is the least I can do. Besides, Ana can see right through an ass kiss attempt. She surrounds herself with elites in the field and does not compromise her principals.
Okay, now that you have some of the background, you can read the posts I sent you too. Spend a day over there at TGC; take notes, re read and for God sake….TAKE ACTION. I can guarantee you will start to see small successes lead to bigger ones if you continue to act upon what you learn.
I honestly and truthfully feel if you can’t learn from Ana, you should hang it up. Yep, she’s that much of a rockstar folks. Best of luck in your businesses in 2012 and work smart!! YOU can be the next Traffic Generation Cafe.