Two of the ingredients in being a successful freelance writer are a wide-reaching influence and networking with fellow writers. You can be the John Grisham, Stephen King or J.K. Rowling of blog writing, but without exposure and community, how will anyone discover your content and talent?
So, let’s say you’re doing your due diligence by maintaining a blog and using social media to help spread the word, but your audience just isn’t growing fast enough. What do you do?
Freelancers and bloggers are starting to get creative in how they generate more traffic to their sites. One of those creative tools increasing in popularity these days is Triberr.
So glad you asked! Triberr is essentially an online blogger community that acts as a content distribution platform. What that means is members share other members’ work on social media. It’s a tool that, when wielded correctly, generates more traffic to your blog, increases your social share counts and, most importantly, links you to fellow freelance writers, bloggers and industry professionals.
Writers and bloggers sign up for Triberr (for free!) and join “tribes,” or groups of other like-minded bloggers. You share your content within your tribe, and your tribe members then share it on social media with their followers. It’s actually a pretty simple —not to mention smart —concept. All you have to do is load and confirm your blog’s RSS feed.
Let’s do some quick math here and say you belong to a tribe of 10 people who write about food. Each of those 10 people has 400 Twitter followers. You also have 400 Twitter followers. So you share your post with your followers and also within your tribe stream. If it’s a good post and all your tribe mates approve it and share it, boom.
Your content just potentially reached 4,400 people on Twitter. And that, my friends, is a substantial increase in exposure.
With Triberr, tribe members can share posts on:
Now, 4,400 people in terms of Triberr reach is inefficient if you’re focused on increasing social share counts. In the example below, you’ll see an optimal reach goal is hit the millions. It’s a lot easier than you think.
Just like Mom always told you, there are benefits to sharing. Let’s take a peek at the benefits to getting tribal with Triberr.
If you only care about social share counts (and hopefully reciprocating those shares) let me show what you can expect, based on my personal account and current set up.
I also have created my own tribe that has a reach of over 1.4 million (I would definitely love to add any of you guys to it; however, free Triberr users have a member cap at 32. You can still “follow” it, but you should create your own tribe and invite people you’d personally like to network with.)
Here is an article I shared a few weeks ago titled “3 Hashtag Tools That Rock” that received more than 200 collective shares and a handful of comments. What’s even better, I was able to network with some of the owners of the hashtag tools the blog featured. Pretty cool, right?
Triberr offers members several features to enhance their sharing experience. It is free to join and use Triberr, but the community also offers up some paid features that might be beneficial, too.
So there you have it. A whole community built on virtual neighbors helping neighbors. Are you game?
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