Every individual, whether you’re a writer, an entrepreneur, or a politician, needs a tribe.
Without a tribe of engaged readers or a group of loyal customers, your ideas will never spread and your products will never sell.
Most individuals seem to struggle with this. Most writers and entrepreneurs just want to create great work and make great products and hope that one day they’ll get published or that enough people will come across their website and buy their products.
The problem with this idea though is that no one knows who you are.
In the book “The 10X Rule,” Grant Cardone, entrepreneur and bestselling author, says,
“Your biggest problem is obscurity – other people don’t know you and aren’t thinking about you.”
This is the common problem that every individual faces when they first start to sell a product or build a blog.
This is why in the beginning, your goal should be to solely get your voice out there by contributing your work to as many publications as you can.
Publications like The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and Elite Daily thrive on contributed content from individuals.
Many writers, who aren’t well known writers, will typically use these publications as a means to get their words out in front of possibly tens of millions of readers.
Leaving a link to your website at the end of one of these articles will greatly help move traffic to your website.
Publishing the same piece of content on multiple platforms may be bad for SEO purposes, but you’ll have a bigger problem if no one knows who you are in the first place.
In the beginning, you have to go where people already are and then lead them to where you are.