The answer to that question is very simple, to become a better webmaster always try to give more, I know that sounds a little bit ‘new age’ but I can assure you the more help and advice that you put into your website, the more you will get out of it.
Let’s look at an example, if you have an affiliate website that sells smoothie makers, instead of just putting up a banner add, take a little time to carry out a little research. Put together a review of each smoothie maker you are trying to get people to buy, list the good points as well as the bad points, anything that you would like to read if you were interested in buying one yourself.
Do you think that you would make more sales this way as opposed to simply slapping up a link, of course you would and the same thing applies to everything else regarding becoming a better webmaster. If someone emails you with a general question, do you take the time to reply to them or simply ignore the email because you are of the belief that it won’t make you any money?
It all stands to sense really, go that extra mile and you will find the law of reciprocation will kick in, if you haven’t come across this before you will be pleased to know that it works every time. For example, the person who sent you an email with a general enquiry will be far more likely to return to your website when it is time to make a purchase if you previously tried to help them, that’s just how it is.
What’s more, you will feel better about yourself if you run your business in this way. Over the years one thing that I have seen, time and time again, is webmasters who don’t give a damn about anything but themselves, that is until their business has failed and they are desperate for help and advice.
If you don’t believe me just give it a try, you will see for yourself that your whole business will start to see the positive effects of being a webmaster who is prepared to go that extra mile.