Marketing Blind Spots? Does Your Tribe Have Your Back?

 by Kary Rogney

Social Tribes – The Benefits of a Blogging Alliance

The idea of forming tribes around social media and blogs is catching on and for good reason. I’m sure you’ve heard about forming tribes for content syndication. If you have not… the idea is you network with a few people to promote each others content. There are many benefits around tribes and rapid exposure is just the start. But before we get into that I want to share a story of how this tribe was founded.

In the video below you’ll hear how our tribe “Team Empowered” came to be. Like all good ideas, this tribe was formed out of a need. A need that would be better filled with a focused determined group, than by one individual… me.

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Earlier this summer I finally came to the realization that I was going to start a blog. I had put off this concept for over 3 years. Many people would tell me to “Just start one.” “You need a blog to get your message out there.” “There’s a lot of money to be made by blogging.” All good points but I had my doubts.

Could I create a blog and provide enough content to keep readers coming back? How often do I need to keep feeding this blog thing? Do I need a technical degree to set it up? And the biggest question we all face is… How do I get traffic? So many questions… but I finally took the plunge and got a blog started with the help of a few friends.

As I was looking around at many different blogs I realized that some were just empty. There was no life, no energy… no community. I knew that I would face the same issues. How to get traffic? So I figured that if I had these questions, others did as well.

So I reached out to several people and purposed a blogging alliance. I was looking to create a mastermind group of a few people who would comment on each others blog and “buzz” each others content. Social Tribes for content syndication was born.

It was not hard to find a few people who caught the vision and wanted to play ball. They are all over the social media sites. Most of them are busy promoting their own content. However there are a few who seem to be climbing the social sites faster than others.

As I mentioned earlier this concept was the main goal at the time. Since then we have realized that there are many benefits to having a mastermind group that is focused on helping each other. A joint venture is one of those benefits and that’s exactly what we did.

There are 5 of us in our blogging alliance. We all have different skills and talents. By pulling these resources together we have made a program that teaches people the power behind tribes, content syndication and social media. Below is a brief excerpt from our official launch of the Tribe Mastery intensive.

* In module 1 you will hear from Kary Rogney about blogging and how to set up your blog correctly to gain the most exposure from social media. Kary also shares his secrets to gaining over 70 RT’s and almost 40 comments for one post alone.
* In module 2 Ken will share the concept behind tribes and the power of having an alliance. I will also cover the many ways to use social media for content syndication.
* In module 3 Jon Alfredsson shares his Twitter expertise and with over 27,000 followers there is good reason to listen. Jon is the #3 top Twitter tweeter in Sweden.
* In module 4 Nick Logan and Kary Rogney cover content creation. They will be sharing what you need to have in every piece of content you publish. Weather it’s blog posts, videos or articles, if you don’t have eye catching appealing stuff, all the syndication in the world wont help you get noticed.
* In module 5 Michael Feil shares all his tips and tracks for Facebook. This social media giant can be your best asset or biggest waste of time. Marketing the right way will save you months if not years of frustration.
* In module 6 Jon and Ken team up to show the power behind video marketing and social book marking. Many of these time saving tips for traffic creation go over looked.

Now I would like to introduce Kary Rogney as he shows you how he was able to create 15,000 views to his blog in less than 5 months. Before you move on down the page I would like you to ask yourself two questions.

Could I benefit from a blogging alliance? Or Do I want to keep hitting my head against the wall by marketing all by myself?

Ken Pickard

The Network


Creating A Blog That Is Ready To Syndicate


All I know is that just 4 months ago I was out there doing all of my marketing on my own. I was meeting a few people and learning a few strategies, but, I had mo partnerships and was making very little money online. I made a few affiliate sales here and there, but that was it for my online income.

Something had to change…

So it was in April when I saw Katie Freiling launch her blog and knew that I need to do the same thing.

The problem was, I couldn’t figure out how she did it! She was getting leads, getting business partners, and making $$$!

I started talking to blog designers and got quotes of thousands of dollars… I was really frustrated!

Plus, I didn’t know how I’d get traffic there. I saw most people just spamming their links to try to get people to go to their company sites and capture pages… I knew that I wanted to do it differently to build my online business.


So I decided to get some exclusive mentoring from Jonathan Budd and Katie Freiling on blogging and social media marketing!

BTW Katie was getting 400-500 veiws of her blog each day at that time. Think how much that would’ve cost to do that with Pay-Per-Click… that would have cost a fortune. She was doing it all for FREE!

Within weeks I had my blog set up, had plan, and was quickly seeing results with visitors, traffic, and new Tribe partnerships. That’s when we began to put our Tribe Syndication partnership together and learn how to drive traffic to our sites using social media.


Within 4 months I had over 400 subscribers, had a dozen new business partners (savvy Internet marketers, too), have made thousands in bonuses and commissions, have had people calling and paying me for personal mentoring, and much more!

This has all happened… not because I’m anything special… it’s because I took MASSIVE ACTION on the activities that my coaches told me to do!

Their training was A HUGE BREAKTHROUGH for me!

Now sit back and soak in some more ideas and let my buddies share some tips on what we’re doing on Twitter and Facebook.

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Kary Rogney

“My Tribe”


Content Creation For Powerful Messages

Tribe Syndication is an incredible way to grow your business or promote a cause.

Without good quality content it’s difficult to attract top notch people to network with.

One of the best ways to make your blog stand out is to put yourself in your readers shoes. Who is your reader? What is your reader wanting to read? What do they NEED to read?

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Before you figure out who your reader is, you need to really define your niche? You may not have a niche yet. You might have a niche, but really need to define it and hone in on it. What is your voice to the world?

I was listening to Brian Tracy the other day. He was talking about how successful people are able to focus on the things that they don’t want to do, so they can enjoy the things that they do want to do.

I agree with that. However, if you pick the right niche you can have your cake and eat it too. If you want to make money blogging, it’s best to choose a niche that you enjoy speaking about.

Tips on Creating Top Notch Content

You can find content to share here:,,

Here a just a few ideas to stimulate your creativity. This is only the beginning the opportunities for good quality content are endless.

- How To Post

- Share Your Passions

- Where do you excel?

- What topics can you brand yourself as an expert?

- Share Tips and Techniques That have worked for you

- Peaking curiosity by asking questions

- Posts on concepts from Powerful leaders like Eben Pagan, Brian Tracy, T. Harv Eker,

- What are you Learning about

- Define Something

- Start a discussion

- Propose a Theory

- Top 5, 10, 100 lists

- Book Reviews

There are several more categories to talk about with regard to content creation. Too many to talk about in this short post. Some top considerations involve picking the proper targeted keywords for your audience. More on that in future posts.

Nick Logan

Meet Nick


How To Create A Twitter Tribe

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Dr. Jon Alfredsson



Creating A Massive Buzz With Your Tribe On Facebook

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If you would like to see the second part of this video that gets into the real meat of one Facebook technique that I use to add to my Tribe please go to and watch this video. Click Here For Part 2

Let me explain this technique to you really quick because it’s very powerful if you use it correctly!

In Facebook we all have the ability to make categories for our friends. My “friends” on Facebook consist of a few different types of people.

1. My Family

2. My Personal Friends

3. My Business Partners

4. My Tribe Members

5. New People I Meet On Facebook

Out of all of these people the most important to me from a Social Media standpoint is number 5. Why? Because my family and personal friends are not looking to join a business or do a joint venture with me. That’s old school marketing and to me is a big waste of time.

I stay in touch with my business partners and my Tribe on a regular basis, so I know what’s going on with them.

However, the new people I meet on Facebook have potential to partner or JV with me at some point in the future. I just need to find out where they stand. So all of these people I put in a category called internet marketing (you can name it however you want. That’s just what I call it.) So in a sense this is my sales funnel. Since I’m all over Facebook 99% of the time these people that want to be my friend or accept my friend request are in some kind of home based business, online marketing, or just an aspiring entrepreneur.

So because I have categorized these people as having potential I can now go through this list in an orderly fashion and start to build a rapport with each of these people to see what they’re all about.

So if you’re having problems getting traffic to your website or your blog you can find an endless amount of traffic just by going to Facebook and talking to people and properly categorizing them while you work THAT sales funnel. From there lead them to your website or blog. Ask them to just check it out and to tell you their opinion of it.

You will get WAY farther doing this than just going on Facebook and SPAMMING people to check out your latest opportunity. Many people forget the SOCIAL part of Social Media. There has to be some kind of interaction between both parties or else it’s just media…or what I like to call SPAM!

It’s a simple technique but overlooked by many!

Michael Feil



“TIME SENSITIVE: FREE WEBINAR REPLAY… For Those Of You Who Want To Leverage The Power Of The Tribe, Blogging, & Social Media To Syndicate Content And Gain Massive Exposure… You Won’t Want To Miss Out On This Opportunity To Learn From My Tribe…”


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  • Posted by Donny Gamble on December 08, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Tribe building is definitely the
    future of developing relationships
    and masterminds. The ones who grasp
    this concept the fastest, will begin to
    experience a dramatic increase on their
    exposure as well as the 6 degrees of
    separation that takes place.

    Tribes are very powerful and if you are
    not apart of one, then you will be left
    .-= Donny Gamble´s last blog ..MLM Syndication Sunday (Week 4) =-.

  • Posted by Nick on December 08, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Having a blog as your central hub is essential. Taking that one step further with Tribe Syndication is incredibly powerful. I had immediate results with this Mastermind Concept. Nice Video Ken. I can really appreciate the tips and strategies in this post.
    .-= Nick´s last blog ..Killer Marketing Funnel In 4 Simple Steps: Social Media, Tools, Helping Others, And Relationship Building =-.

  • Posted by David Merrill on December 08, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve been around this network marketing business for about 3 months. Really struggling to put the pieces together in order to start taking ACTION. Every time I try to act, I shoot myself in the foot and have to stop. The tribal approach sounds like a super way to create some focused action and find a path I can actually walk.

  • Posted by Eric Goldstein on December 08, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Great post Kary!

    It’s been a great ride working
    with you guys. Looking forward
    to all that is to come:)

    Tribe is super duper important.
    When people really come to understand
    this concept, that’s when EVERYTHING

    Tribe it up!
    .-= Eric Goldstein´s last blog ..How To Add Music To Your Blog? =-.

  • Posted by Michael Feil on December 08, 2009 at 10:03 pm


    Thanks for posting our content here! We have worked very hard on Tribe Syndication and this post proves that we are here to help.

    This is a great intro to Social Media Tribes!
    .-= Michael Feil´s last blog ..Developing Your Own Tribe Power Hour =-.

  • Posted by Ken Pickard on December 08, 2009 at 10:16 pm


    This is yet another example of what building relationships can do. Thanks for allow us to participate in the tribe syndication activities. It’s been a great ride so far and I know it’s only getting better.

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad
    .-= Ken Pickard´s last blog ..6 Reasons Why You Need a Blogging Alliance =-.

  • Posted by Beth Allen on December 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks Kary!

    I am having an absolute blast learning from you all as I begin my adventures online. This tribe syndication concept you guys have created is so powerful and inspiring!

    Life is so much easier when you know people have your back, so it stands to reason that the same would go for the relationship we’re creating through social media.

    I know I’m in great hands, and I appreciate you all so much for allowing us to share in the fun!

    Beth Allen

  • Posted by Kimberly Castleberry on December 15, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Thanks for all your help Kary! As your post mentions tribes bring accountability. We’ve definitely seen that with your Tribe Mastery Intensive class. I’m enjoying the class immensely. You and Team Empowered bring a huge collection of assets to us students. Thanks again for everything you do!
    .-= Kimberly Castleberry´s last blog ..Tribe Syndication Alliance FAQs =-.

  • Posted by Michaele Harrington on December 15, 2009 at 4:10 am

    What an amazing story you have Kary! I have to say I’ve had many ‘ah huh’ moments on Tribe Mastery. After spending thousands on Social Media courses this year, it feels like this had been the missing piece of the puzzle.
    Coming together to create such a powerful alliance is just what people need when they are starting out and beyond. I hope others tap into this awesome concept when you launch the next course.
    Oh and did I mention how much fun I’m having!
    .-= Michaele Harrington´s last blog ..Social Media, Are You Ready For The Future? =-.

  • Posted by Jon Alfredsson on December 15, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Getting help to syndicate content is something many people are really needing!
    For example, I’ve seen so many great blogs with almost no visitors, I’ve seen many great tweeters that almost never gets retweeted.
    The power of having a tribe is HUGE! It can help you achieve so many great things. Making great friends, JV partners, business connections and getting more business. Plus soo much more…

    Everyone that wants to be successful in the future needs a Tribe.

    Dr Jon
    .-= Jon Alfredsson´s last blog ..Do You Have Mentors and Role models? =-.

  • Posted by Debbie Turner on December 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Wow Kary,

    Super packed with value. A small book actually. I’m very excited to start a tribe and take what I learn from this post and your training to advance my business. Thanks for providing so much free content and explanation here.

    Debbie Turner

  • Posted by Liam McCauley on December 22, 2009 at 7:04 am


    Thanks for such an awesome and informative post and marketing strategy.

    I am convinced that syndicating content via blogging alliances will be my top social media marketing strategy for 2010 !!

    Thanks again for such a great post.

    Merry Christmas Kary

    .-= Liam McCauley´s last blog ..Home Based Business – Separating the Successes from the Failures =-.

  • Posted by Robin Lynn Brooks on December 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Each & every one of you are so intense on giving valuable content for all levels. How refreshing to be around genuine people who really want to help bring people together. I love it. Some of my greatest moments were seeing how to make the most of the internet “hot spots” (ever-changing) that change happens all the time and there is a new kind of consumer out there! Learning in such a collaborative Tribe setting is simply powerful.

    Thanks for giving more than expected :)

  • Posted by Jennifer Hart on December 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Kary,
    I am thankful to be part of such a great group of people with your Tribe Syndication Network and be presented w/so much valuable information. I’ve learned that the synergy of a group and helping one another is powerful. It makes building a network so much easier. And, to be able to have mentors to pave the way and show us what works…awesome! Look forward to more of your inspiration.

  • Posted by Patrick McIntosh on December 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    What a treasure trove of valuable content here. I will be back to reread this post 2 more times and take notes!
    Thanks you guys!
    .-= Patrick McIntosh´s last blog ..Merry Christmas! Enjoy Your Family! =-.

  • Posted by jean on December 26, 2009 at 4:57 am

    what a great post with so much valuable information.

    I am privileged to be part of this group, and I am having so much fun.

    I feel that this is something people need especially newbies just starting out.

    Thank you so much for everything you have done.

    looking forward to 2010

  • Posted by Krista Abbott on December 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for the info Kary. I am glad I found this and hopped in on the Tribe Mastery Course before the deadline. Looking forward to growing in 2010.
    .-= Krista Abbott´s last blog ..How to Restrict Access to Private or Subscription Based Videos on Your Blog =-.

  • Posted by Matthew Miller on February 02, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Kary… not only does tribe building benefit everyone involved. It really
    puts you on the fastrack of education online. The more heads the better
    right? Thanks for the great post.

    .-= Matthew Miller´s last blog ..Your Brain is a TV – Its TRUE! =-.

  • Posted by Kaye Flack on February 21, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Kary, I am so excited to be part of the Tribe Syndication already in a short time my knowledge and confidence has grown… Thankyou team for your amazing imput….
    .-= Kaye Flack´s last blog ..Is Creating a Blog Impossible? =-.

  • Posted by Venus :) on April 07, 2010 at 8:25 pm


    I joined your tribe in February and am very grateful for it. I have not considered the concept of a tribe before, but the moment ai heard it, it was obvious that it is a very powerful one. And as always, it is truly powerful when applied instead of just existing in theory. I am very grateful to you, guys, for starting the empowered tribe and allowing all of us to prosper within and with it. It is also very inspirational that you got it up and running in a very short period of time being a great example top all that we can do it quickly as well. This is what actually caught my attention when I attended your webinar. Most people attract by saying how LONG they have done something – it gives them credibility because it was done for a long time; In your case, the attractor factor comes from having been doing it just for a few months with the great success you achieved in a SHORT time. Way to do it! Awesome!
    Venus :)
    .-= Venus :) ´s last blog ..The Law of Laws (part 4) =-.

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