How To Copy Someone Without Being A Copycat
You’ve seen countless blogs out there that literally look like an exact copy of another big blog. Well to help put a stop to this let me show you how to copy someone without being a Copycat.
There are ways to copy people and then there are ways to not copy people. If you do it right, you will be able to save a lot of time. Of course if you do it the wrong way, you will be labeled a Copycat and nobody will come back.
Why Are People Copycats?
Everyone has an opinion on why there are Copycats. I believe it comes down to two main reasons.
- People Are Trying To Learn
- Trying To Make A Dollar
The first point isn’t bad but should be fixed ASAP. As for the second point it is bad and you might as well just forget it. All of the other causes of Copycats stem from the above two points.
When you are just starting online or really with anything, you are still learning. It is understandable to try to copy the people you look up to. Heck I copied three guys that I look up to for the first 6 months C&C was out.
You are trying to copy sites like mine or whoever inspires you because you think we have everything figured out. The truth of the matter is while yes we do know what we are doing, we are still learning as well.
If you really want to know the “Secret” to building your blog and getting noticed stick around until the end.
For the second reason, you should never start anything with the hope of making a dollar. Am I saying not to want to make money from it? No of course not. But what I’m saying is that you have to pay the price before you expect anything in return.
This concept applies to anything long-term. If you find a Good Girl, she won’t just give herself to you. You have to work for it. It is exactly the same with your blog or business. You must put in the work to then get rewarded (Get Paid).
The Problem With Copycats
The reason being a Copycat is so bad is because you are selling yourself short. What makes you unique is that you are different than the next person. You bring to the table your own experiences.
If you are a Copycat you are basically saying that you don’t have anything to offer the world. You are spitting in your own face.
Another thing you are doing is wasting your audiences time. They come to you expecting to learn what you have to offer but instead find a hand me down version of another website.
How To Copy Without Being A Copycat?
You see that being a Copycat is bad. I will not talk any more about how bad it is or why you shouldn’t do it. Now let’s move onto how you can copy someone without being a Copycat.
If you combine this section with the “Secret” I will show you, your brand will grow.
To effectively copy someone you must have at least some creative ability. You can’t be someone who thinks they can change a few words around and BAM copy them. Copycats do that and you aren’t a Copycat.
I want you to think about whatever your favorite blog or YouTube channel is.
What makes them special and attracts you to their content?
- Their Image
- Their Lifestyle
- Their Passion
- How They Write
Really think about what it is that makes them seem so great to you. Now either write down those qualities or just make a mental note.
At this point most people would think they just have to do exactly what that person is doing. I mean if you talk about what they talk about, then you will get the results they do right?!?
No that is completely wrong and will actually hold you back. You don’t know what experiences moved them to create what they did. You also don’t know all of the other things that got them to the current point in their evolution.
In essence, you are just seeing the finished product and not everything that went into building it.
Does all of this make sense to you?
To copy someone effectively you can’t really copy them per say. Instead what you are doing is following a road-map that others have used to become successful. I’ve read many times that all successful people follow certain blueprints. Now knowing what I know I 100% agree with that statement!
Remember what attracted you to the people you want to copy? Good here is how you can copy them without being a Copycat. Figure out how you can reproduce those same things in your own way.
If you like their image, then create an image that you would like.
If you like their lifestyle, create a lifestyle that is worth envying.
If you like their passion, find something you’re passionate about and talk about it.
Like how they write, study their techniques and then use them when you write.
That is how you can copy without being a Copycat. You take whatever you like about them and then apply your own uniqueness to it. By doing this you are able to go from Idol Worshiper to Idol.
The “Secret” To Building Your Blog, Business, or Whatever You Want
Okay so as promised I will give you the “Secret” to building your blog, business, or really whatever you want. It is something simple and doesn’t cost you anything other than time and pouring your Soul into it.
This secret has been used by every Blogger, YouTuber, and Business Mogul you know of. It is so simple and subtle that you probably won’t even accept it. But it is only fair that I at least tell you about it.
Here it is:
- Find Your Voice
- Keep Creating
That is it!
That is really all that you have to do if you want to get noticed and build an audience. Most people overlook the simplicity of this “Secret”.
By finding your own voice you are able to create content that catches people’s eyes, ears, and emotions. Having your own voice also makes you stand out from the crowd. You become original!
The other part is just keep creating. Online it is all about content. You have to be in your audiences daily life.
Our society has a very short attention span. That is why everyone talks about creating compelling content that grabs your audience’s attention.
As you create content you will find your voice, improve your presentation, and then attract more people. The more content you put out gives you an even higher chance of finding your next big fan.
That is the “Secret”. Like I said it is simple and subtle. No need to waste time researching SEO tricks or ways to spam your content.
Bringing Everything Together
This article will help cut down on the number of Copycats. Most people don’t intentionally become Copycats. Like I said I once fell into the Copycat category. But unlike most I became aware and then stopped.
I wrote this article for you so that you can start bringing your message to the world without spitting in your own face. After reading this article go out and create content that will impact people’s lives.
Before you go I will admit that I got inspiration from someone I consider a friend. He is a guy that went from “Nothing to Something”. This guy didn’t have the luck of having access to people like we do now. The article I took inspiration from was this.
We will talk again soon.
Until Next Time Go And Dominate.
Quite good analysis Dylan! It’s been months since no one has published anything related to the copycat figure. I barely remember the first time I saw that term was on some random MTV animation ad, but never figured out the true meaning of this word.
Keep up the good work, mate!
Glad you enjoyed the article José.
Dylan, this is a great write up. Copying while being original really transforms you. I’d like to build a blog like yours. Great content!
If you can copy while being original, you become a force to be reckoned with. To build a blog like mine do this: Experiment, Put yourself into uncomfortable situations, and add your personality to your blog. Way to many people try to have a fake image on the internet.
Dylan, it’s been great to see you find your own voice over the last few months. I think I started following your blog soon after you ditched ‘Sergie’. You’re clearly an inspiration to a lot of young men who want to take control of their lives.
I hope you have a great time in Asia.
Thank you for your kind words Neil. I want people to see me and see that if I can do it then so can they. Sounds cliche, but that is what I want. I really look forward to Asia more than you can imagine!
I don’t know how you found this on B&D. I took inspiration from another article (Link at bottom). Interesting though. Stay tuned for another article soon.
a lot of blogger could learn from this Dylan. not going to name any names but quite a few people could learn from this article. keep it up!
Thank you Timmy.