How Blogging Can Help You Sell

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A good blogging friend of mine, Tara Roskell, helps wannabe inventors, ideas people, artists and designers promote their work.

She shares many ideas and resources via her blog, http://ideasuploaded.com.

So…why am I telling you this?

A few weeks back she asked me to do an audio interview with her. The interview would cover how inventors could market and sell their inventions via blogging.

And the audio is now up!

Here are just some of the questions I was asked and answered:

  • How would you advise a beginner to go about setting up a blog (what software, hosting etc)?
  • What benefits are there to blogging that could help an inventor who has a product to promote or sell?
  • How can an inventor find suitable subjects to blog about, which would be of interest to their potential buyer?
  • If the inventor is not a good writer, what are their options?
  • What are some of the best ways to get visitors to your blog and keep them coming back to read more?
  • What would be the best way an inventor could try and convert their blog readers into product buyers?

Now you may think the answers are aimed at just inventors.

They are not. They are aimed at anyone who sells their own products.

You can listen and / or download (it’s been downloaded 156 times!) the audio from here:

How Blogging Can Help Sell your Product Invention – Interview with Andrew Rondeau

I hope you like it and if you have any further questions, simply ask away in the comments section of Tara’s blog post.

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21 Responses to How Blogging Can Help You Sell

  1. TrafficColeman March 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Regardless what niche your in..you must concur the system of building traffic..if you don’t then your site is just another site.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  2. Dennis Edell March 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    As I commented on her blog just now, I look forward to listening, this is right up my alley!

    • Andrew April 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

      Dennis

      Come back and let us know what you think!

      Andrew

  3. Tara March 31, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Hi Andrew, I really enjoyed talking to you, thanks again, and you gave some really useful information for anyone who wants to use a blog to help their business. I actually might do some follow up articles on blogging so I will be sure to check if you have any info which can be included too.

    • Andrew April 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      Tara

      Let me know if I can help and I really enjoyed the interview.

      Andrew

  4. Alex March 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I am listening the interview right now, Andrew, and I am at the 5′ and woow, I wish I had a mentor like yours. I learned everything by myself, and like you I made a hell lot of mistakes, but I think I got some great experiences with those mistakes.

    • Andrew April 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

      Alex,

      I’ve certainly made many mistakes but you do…don’t you?

      The secret is not to dwell on them and feel sorry for yourself.

      Andrew

  5. Webmaster Blog April 1, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    Well nice interview and you have nice voice Andrew . Last months I started using Hostgator affiliate system but was not happy . I was thinking that who will come here and buy hosting when we have so many popular blogs on this niche too . But it was just like bingo , when I saw my affiliate reports . I got 23 clicks from different blog post and one of them got converted into sale .

    So I will say that – Never underestimate your readers 🙂 .

    • Andrew April 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      It’s nice when you wake up and your bank balance has grown via some affiliate sales!

      Nice voice? Really! I’m not so sure!

      Andrew

  6. Patricia April 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Hi Andrew

    Thanks for introducing to another innovative blogger. Will now have to go check out Tara’s site.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Andrew April 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Patricia

      Do…Tara is doing some great things.

      Andrew

  7. Vins April 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    When I first enter the world of blogging I really amazed how blog owners earned money from their blog. Then I asked my self how can I create a blog and earn from it as well so reading is the best method I have used then until I learned SEO and affiliate marketing.

    • Andrew April 5, 2011 at 9:24 am #

      Vins

      So you don’t like listening to audio or watching videos?

      Andrew

  8. nazimwarriach April 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Thanks for introducing your friend Tara Roskell and her blog.
    I visited her blog listened the interview. Its really informative.

    • Andrew April 5, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      Great – thanks for listening.

      Andrew

  9. Barry Deutsch April 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Andrew,

    Excellent point about how blogging can help you sell if you have a product or a service.

    I teach consultants, coaches, speakers, and personal service providers (lawyers, cpas, recruiters, etc.) how to use blogging to create a community, engage and nurture leads, gain referrals, and establish dominant personal branding within their niche or geography.

    You’re a great example. I purchased your monthly blog service due to the quality of your blogging, comments, and insights. I’m in California and you’re in England – yet the quality of your blogging established you as one of the most helpful, capable, and smart bloggers out there with the expertise I was seeking.

    Barry Deutsch
    IMPACT Hiring Solutions
    http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/blog

    • Andrew April 7, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      Well, THANK YOU, Barry.

      Your words mean a lot to me…even if I am blushing!

      Andrew

  10. Aybi April 6, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    Hi! I just listened to your interview with Ms. Tara and learned new things from you. Tara is right, with the explanations during the interview… I can say that you’re one the Blogging expert. 🙂

    • Andrew April 7, 2011 at 10:22 am #

      Aybi

      Thanks! That is very kind of you to say so.

      Andrew

  11. Joe April 17, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Very nice, Andrew 🙂 I downloaded it, but I ain’t got now 44 minutes to listen to it fully, but maybe I’ll put it on my iPod and listen to it while I’m jogging:)

    • Andrew April 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

      Joe

      Multi-tasking – great!

      Let me know what you think.

      Andrew

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