Over the last few years, I have observed a significant change in my attitude to trust as I have become more comfortable reaching out to total strangers across the world. In the early days, the internet was a vast and intimidating ocean – an infinity of unknowns with very little known.
I used to be shy and retiring preferring to remain hidden and anonymous (Yes! Really!). I think that I was quite terrified about the potential Indiana Jones inspired traps into which I was sure to find myself plummeting. Whilst I knew that my soul was not going to be left in some oubliette never to be seen again, I was very aware that there was a serious lack of trust. Trust in the people I met. Trust in the systems. Trust in the technology. Trust in the authenticity. Trust that it was ever going to be good for me. And did I trust myself?
My! How I have changed!! How the internet has changed!
Now, my virtual doors are held wide open to welcome anyone who cares to break bread and share a cup of virtual wine with me allowing us to get to know each other. My boundary of trust has shifted beyond recognition.
Then there is the issue of YOU! Why should people trust you? The more connected I become the more likely people want to connect with me. People are willing to trust me. That didn’t happen overnight. Building trust online is vital if we hope to grow our businesses and meet new clients.
What about you?
How much do you trust the people you meet online? Has this changed?
Do you rely on instinct or factual knowledge to decide on what or who you can trust?
How do you help people to trust you?
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Thank you Kelly. I hope that you will come back again and tell us more about your thoughts.
So how do you build trust online?
I would just like to ask one question, whats the normal number of blog posts it’ll take to start seeing a nice bit of visitors? I have been religiously writing for my blog for more than 2 weeks now and I’ve put together about 20 posts, I have adsense on it and amazon associates as well as clickbank products, I have also submitted it to website directories and tried using backlinks, so far I have only had 58 views and 1 click, with 0 earned. I am trying to be patient as of now though. Thanks for this article it is great!
There is no ‘normal’ number – it really depends on your topic and the number of followers you have. Two weeks is no time at all in the life of a blog. Whilst you might have taken a great deal of time to create your 20 posts, if they are no different to the thousands of other posts out there then it would be difficult to get attention.
The challenge with promoting anything is that you have to define your niche and become known for being the specialist in that field. If you are promoting a whole host of products through affiliate links then I’m afraid that unless you have really narrowed down the theme and the particular type of products then you will struggle
I can show you how to focus on the right range of products to promote that you will not only enjoy blogging about but your audience will learn to respect you for your knowledge and understanding.
this topic is never outdated …
It all begins with respect … with respect for the very person.
Today I have published an article to that topic on LinkedIn:
Best regards to you