Convert Your Blog Readers into Buyers—Without Being Pushy 19

These easily to implement 8 essential tips will help you to convert your blog readers into buyers without having to be pushy



Content not only enhances the value of your site, builds customer loyalty, and attracts new customers through ongoing syndication , it will help you to improve your rankings in search engines as well.


But the bottom line for any content strategy is increasing your customers and revenue.


“Your definition of a “conversion” might differ depending on your business, but no matter what format you choose, getting your readers to convert is an instant, measurable action that leads you right to more revenue”…….says Jayson DeMers, Audience 




Writing content that is optimized for conversions can be difficult, but the following 8 essential strategies can help you achieve that goal.





1. Speak directly to your target audience.

  • This means writing in a way that makes your brand feel familiar, trustworthy and approachable.
  • The usual holdup here is failing to understand who or what your target audience is; many businesses like to believe they’re writing for everybody under the sun, but the reality is you need to narrow your target audience down to one or two specific demographics—and write for them.


2. Don’t sell.

  • Encouraging conversions isn’t the same as selling.
  • With direct selling, you’re making a pitch to an individual with the sole intention of getting them to buy a product.
  • With conversion optimization, you’re creating a set of environmental circumstances that naturally encourage more people to make a buying decision.
  • Using your content to pitch your products and services directly will immediately turn off your prospective buyers; instead, focus on writing great content and let your users figure out for themselves whether or not they are prepared to buy from you.


3. Bolster yourself as an authority.

  • People are more likely to buy from sources they trust, and brand trust is becoming increasingly difficult to build.
  • One of the best ways to increase the trust your customers have in your brand is to use your content as a means of increasing your authority.
  • When people see you as an authority in the industry, they’ll feel more comfortable making purchases from you.
  • To do this, you’ll have to carefully select topics that fit in your target niche and explore them in great detail, showcasing your thorough understanding of the subject matter.
  • It also helps to introduce new ideas, thereby becoming a “thought leader” in your readers’ eyes.


4. Borrow from others’ authority.

  • Unfortunately, asserting your own expertise can only get you so far.
  • If you want to rapidly increase your perceived authority, borrow that authority from others.
  • There are several ways to do this; one of the easiest is to quote other recognizable industry leaders in the context of your blog—it shows you’ve done your homework and aligns your brand under their name.
  • Citing facts from prominent or trustworthy sources is another subtle way to boost your authority through others’ established reputations, and if you can work in a testimonial somehow, you’ll be in great shape.


5. Add an emotional element.

  • People are more likely to convert when there is an emotional undertone to your content.
  • The type and level of emotion you choose will depend on your brand and the subject matter you’re exploring.
  • Using sympathy is sometimes effective, as is using excitement to drive a quick conversion.
  • Using fear is another common tactic—for example, implying that readers might be vulnerable without a product like yours.
  • But be careful; using too many emotional appeals can make you seem tacky or aggressive.


6. Use strong action words to increase activity.

  • When you lead in to your call-to-action, use action words to increase the likelihood that your readers are going to take the plunge.
  • Gimmicky phrases like “click here” and “act now” probably won’t work very well in the modern era, but you can still use phrases like “read more” or “get started.”
  • Using any type of passive language, on the other hand, could let users skip right over your call-to-action, leaving your conversion rates to suffer as a result.


7. Get rid of distractions.

  • Your ultimate goal is getting your users to convert, so when you introduce your call-to-action, take care that you don’t distract them with any other options.
  • For example, if you close your article with a call-to-action that leads people to a signup form, don’t also include lead-ins to other areas of your site
  • Including too many options can disorient your visitor or lead them randomly around the site instead of leading them directly to your conversion opportunity.


8. Interlink your pages to decrease bounce rates.

  • It’s also worth noting that decreasing your bounce rates, thereby keeping more visitors on your website for longer, can also increase your total number of conversions, and one way to keep your bounce rates lower is to tightly interlink your pages.
  • Including links in the body of your content to other pieces of content or other sections of your site can keep them interested for longer instead of allowing them to leave.
  • If you have the option, funneling them to a conversion is always better than leading them to another page



These strategies are helpful ways to boost the conversion rates from your content, but don’t forget about the most important element of conversion optimization: analysis and adjustment.


Roll out your strategy for a month and measure the results of your efforts, then make a few changes, implement for a month and measure the results again. Gradually make more of the changes that seem to be effective and ditch the ones that do not.


Only through a process of analysis and revision will you be able to perfect your content-based conversion strategy.



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington


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Joan is a full time blogger/network marketing coach whose passion comes from helping others learn how to brand themselves through blogging and become an expert blogger

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19 thoughts on “Convert Your Blog Readers into Buyers—Without Being Pushy

  • Sherman Smith

    Hey Joan,

    When it comes to converting your readers into buyers no one should skip a beat when it comes to these tips. You definitely want to break down your market and talk directly with them. This lays the foundation of the rest of the tips.

    And even more importantly was the last thing you mentioned. Analyze and adjustments. This is where most people fail to do. They get into a specific routine although it’s not benefitting them. It’s vital that they analyze their results and make the necessary changes to get better results. This will keep you moving forward.

    Thanks for sharing Joan! Have a great weekend!

  • Keesha Metcalfe

    This is some very valuable information Joan! As I read, I had a light bulb moment. Your point (#7) about getting rid of distractions really hit home for me. I want a way to increase the amount of comments that I get on my blog. But I notice that I don’t have a very high comment rate even though people seem to be reading my blog and are engaged (my bounce rate is in the 30s). Now that I think about it, the list of related content below each of my blog posts may be a source of distraction to my readers. I need to find a good balance between getting feedback (comments) and keeping my bounce rate low. Do you have any suggestions for this?

    • Joan Harrington Post author

      Thank you Keesha!

      Appreciate your feedback and to answer your question…….I would find as many ways to share your blog posts as you can……Google+ is an awesome way to get your posts read and commented on as well as you might want to try guest blogging?

  • Donna Merrill

    Hi Joan,

    You are spot on here. No one wants to be sold on anything. If they are interested they will come to you. I do believe that positioning yourself as an authority is what is needed. It really doesn’t take much if you know more than the next guy!

    Whenever we are communicating from blogging to one on one conversations, it is essential to be about the person we are talking to. This is how we find out what their needs are. Without that information, how can we offer them anything?

    If we have the latest and greatest product we want to offer, indeed, don’t sell. There are many ways that we can get our target audience interested without being pushy.


  • Lillian De Jesus

    Hi Joan,

    Really great tips! No one ever wants to buy from a salesperson. Seriously it’s such a turn off! It’s so much better to buy from someone you trust and feel they are the authority of their niche.

    Thanks for sharing,