Welcome To Day 6!
Today I’ll be talking about what you can do to improve your traffic to your blog and start working towards getting followers. You do not need over a million page views to start making money blogging, in fact there are numerous blogs on the internet that exceed this but fail to generate some sort of income from their blogs.
There are numerous ways to increase the amount of monthly page views you get ! Here are my ways to improve your traffic:
Pinterest is a really good way to start driving traffic to your website. I actually only discovered using pinterest this year and I’ve been able to get my monthly views to 1000. It’s still small in the grand scheme of things but it is measurable progress. To drive traffic create great attractive images with an easy to read message.
Publish Top Quality Posts
I’d recommend making posts at least 500 words minimum when you start out, once you get the hang of things and created a schedule of when you will be posting go higher than this. Great content is what gets read, poorly written content that’s not engaging does not get noticed.
Other Social Media
Besides Pinterest there are other social media sites that you can use to start driving free traffic. Use Facebook, Google Plus, Youtube, Snapchat, Reddit, Instagram and Stumbleupon to generate even more traffic than just Pinterest.
When I started my blog I aimed for 3 blog posts a week, it was quite hard to keep up with so I dialed it back a slight bit to fit in with my hectic schedule. Since I’ve gone travelling I’ve managed to pick it up and creating at least 3 a week. By posting regularly your audience know you’re active and that you’re constantly updating your site.
Network with Others
Network with other bloggers, they won’t bite ! These people are your friends in this community, reach out to them for help when you need it and don’t view them as competition.
SEO – Search Engine Optimization, this is using specialized keywords on your website and ranking your website through googles search engine. Great SEO can get you to the front of google for the whole world to see (rarely anyone goes past page 2). The only downside with SEO is it takes a very long time compared to other traffic methods.
If you’re interested in starting a blog, I created a simple tutorial for you to follow that will help you start your own blog for cheap, starting at only $3.95 per month (this is exclusively through my link) for blog hosting. In addition to this very low pricing, you will receive a free website domain ( $15 value) through my Bluehost link if you purchase, at least, 12 months of blog hosting.
Premium Tip: My most valued tip to making money blogging is to be self-hosted (instead of on a free blogging platform). This is the best way to monetize your blog as it allows you to be more professional which can help quite a bit.
That’s it for today’s lesson. Tomorrow is the last day where I will share some of my tips to make your blog more successful.
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