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How to Use Free to Boost Your Engagement Now

Give your audience a taste of what they are looking for...

There are many best practices for improving the engagement on your website and social media profiles using content. Some examples include:

  • Asking questions
  • Publishing consistently
  • Highlighting trends and new information
  • Writing great, captivating headlines
  • ​Making your content truly high-quality
  • Focusing on how to solve your audience’s problems

These actions, as with most recommended tactics for online growth, all have something in common: they centralize your reader (that one member of your audience consuming this particular piece of content right now.)

Your readers want more than information...

They want to know that you get them; that you understand and can help them with their needs. We all know what it’s like to be a reader. We consume content until we find what we really want. Often, we know we’ve found our right match after opting in and taking a deeper dive with a more in-depth piece of content that really speaks to us and answers a couple of our most pressing questions.

How to Use Free to Boost Your Engagement Now

To build your business in 2017, offer a free download in exchange for joining your email list – as suggested by Adam Connell of Blogging Wizard. “By doing this you’ll be able to send updates on your new content to people who may not have subscribed otherwise,” he said. “The free download you offer could be an ebook, template, checklist, discount code, or something else.”

How many blogs do you continue to follow and engage with that don’t offer any additional engagement opportunity compared to those that do offer downloads from time to time? If you’re not sure… take note over the next week. We’re willing to bet that most of your favorites are offering a bit extra. Shouldn’t you do the same?

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Laura Pence Atencio

As Founder and CEO of Social Savvy Geek, LLC., Laura Pence Atencio is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners meet and exceed their goals. She is committed to providing the most engaging and effective strategies in online marketing by combining traditional business networking and marketing fundamentals and best practices with current and engaging online marketing methods and tactics. Laura has worked with some of the top names in Internet Marketing and has consulted with entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits in the US and abroad. She is the author of the popular article, 10 Tips to Build Your Twitter List Now, which has been published both online and in print in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. A lifetime student herself, Laura has achieved certification as a Computer Administrative Specialist at Beta Tech and has studied Art Education, History, Art History, and Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is fascinated by learning, sharing and growing, not just in business, but in life. She participates in US Masters Swimming and has ranked in the top 25 nationally in her age group in both the 50 and 100-yard backstroke. She served in the VA Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer in the 229th Engineer Battalion. She never meets strangers, only friends not yet made– an attitude that serves her extremely well in the networking world, both online and off. She currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and German Shephard.