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How to Use the Philosophy of Success to Generate More Traffic
No, not this kind of TRAFFIC!
How To Generate More Traffic
Use the "Philosophy of Success."
Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.
Have you ever wondered why some Hubs get mega traffic and others very little? Why some Hubs get comments galore and others hardly any? Why some Hubbers are searched for and others still unknown? Why some Hubs have hundreds of followers? We used to call them fans. And others have only a few?
Well, wonder no longer. I have finally discovered what makes all this additional traffic, comments and searches happen. I call it “The Philosophy of Success.” The Philosophy is based on the fact that every human being operates as if he or she were listening to an internal radio station, W I I-FM – What’s In It For Me? That’s a fact of human nature and a normal behavior
So, cater to that simple fact with your Hubs. Are you ready for the Philosophy? Here it is:
The Philosophy of Success
Give your readers the things they want that help them and make them happy . . . and then if you have monetized your Hub, sell them things that will help them even more, and make them even happier!
That’s it. Simple? Of course. But ask yourself, do you keep the reader in mind with every Hub you write? Since we are all constantly listening to that same radio station, W I I – FM, your content has to show your readers what’s in it for them.
I became aware of this simple truth by reading many – literally hundreds – of traffic-attracting Hubs and then attempting to analyze why they enjoyed superior readership and continual profit. If you are writing Hubs just to express yourself in a personal-journal-manner with no thought of increasing traffic or profit, you are free to stop reading right now.
But if you enjoy expressing yourself while stating your personal opinions or well-researched information and explanations, and are not averse to making some money at the same time, then read on.
As simple as it sounds, “The Philosophy” really works. Although there is a trick to selling things. Well, not really a trick. Call it a strategy – a planned approach you will use in order to create a necessary result. First, you must be able to do the following:
1. Discover what your Hub readers want and what information you can provide that can actually help them get it.
2. Demonstrate that you can give them what they want by helping them right from the beginning of your hub.
3. Write in language that is easy to understand and always keep their best interests in mind.
4. Give them reasons by means of your language, images, videos and links to take action now.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~Earl Wilson
Making Money Online
When you use “The Philosophy” you invite your readers to join you instead of pushing your stuff at them just like everyone else. Look at it this way. It’s like the difference between being an uninvited, pesky door-to-door sales person they want to avoid. Or being a recognized and interesting “expert” they will go out of their way to read and do business with.
Do you really want to help people to be happy and get what they want? And get paid for doing so? Then be nice to your readers and help them as much as you can. You will soon create a following that really loves your stuff and practically demands you create even more of your interesting Hubs with even more products for them to buy that will help them and make them even happier.
Now, without further ado . . . hold it. I have to express a personal bias here. Why do people, before they introduce something, often say, “without further ado”? Has some ado taken place I’m not aware of? If so, what was it and how did I miss it? O.K., now that’s out of my system.
Here are some concrete examples of successful Hubbers with mucho traffic and mucho offers for their readers who already use this philosophy. There are thousands of others of course. I read somewhere there are about 138,000 different Hubbers on HubPages. But here are the nine down-to-earth, informative, easy-to-understand Hubbers who I believe illustrate and profit by The Philosophy of Success by helping their readers to get what they want.
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Informative and Easy-to-Understand Hubs from Successful Hubbers
Now go forth, generate more traffic, and make your readers happy.
© Copyright BJ Rakow 2011. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."