If you feel like you are spinning your wheels when it comes to growing your blog, then you are in the right place! Not that long ago I was right there with you. I was doing everything I could think of to get more traffic to my blog and nothing was happening. It just kind of hit a brick wall, and hard!
I was ready to throw in the towel and give up.
I spent so much of my first year and a half learning as much as I could about how to work the blogging game. But no matter how hard I studied I just could not get the same results as other bloggers I admired and followed daily. Is that you too?! Fist bump, we can start a club!!
Now for the fun part. Are you ready to see your traffic take off?
(Hands raised, hell yaaa!)
It’s time to take what you have learned and put it into action! Stop dreaming about how you want your blog to look, how much traffic you want flying your way, and make that shit happen! No joke, I think I spend far too much time daydreaming about “what I want” that I forget that in order to get it, I need to take massive action.
Here are 3 things that I started implementing on my blog that started to generate a ton more traffic!
I picked 2 social media accounts that were generating the most traffic and started focusing on them. Figuring out their tricks and using them daily.
The two I am focusing on are Pinterest and Facebook.
Facebook just seems like crazy town for bloggers and business owners these days with all of their new algorithms and Facebook Live, but when you are only focusing on one platform at a time it is so much easier to learn and figure out.
So pick 1 social media platform for now and really put all of your efforts into it before moving onto another one. This does not mean you should not post on the other platforms, just give 110% of your efforts to one platform until you build up your fan engagement before you try 6 at once.
Doing everything will not make you an expert at anything!
One of my biggest set backs was not focusing on growing my email list from day one. I know, I know, you hear this all of the time. But I can tell you first hand that almost 2 years into blogging I had only 310 people signed up on my email list…and I never sent emails! Why? Well because, I procrastinated. Hard.
Then one day it just clicked. Why am I not using my email list to generate traffic and income to my blog? These people signing up on my email list are hungry for more, and I am letting them down by not giving them what they want!
Your email list is going to be your gold mind if you ever have products to sell or want to generate tons of traffic. So grow it, nurture it, and be glad you did!
The trick to getting more people to sign up for your email list is by having an Opt-In Freebie for them to sign up for! My measly 300 subscribers would have been 30k+ if I started doing this from day one.
Need help coming up with some opt-in ideas? Leave a comment on this post with your niche and we can come up with ideas together!
Get to Know SEO
There is that scary word. SEO!
I swear for about a year I refused to learn SEO, more so than my email growing strategy (hey, at least I had an opt-in box on my blog).
I was scared of the technical side of blogging and in my scatter brained head I thought that spending my time learning any and everything else and putting SEO on the back burner was a smart tactic. Boy was I WRONG!
So about a year ago I made a super important discovery. That SEO was not as scary as I thought it was and I actually enjoy the brainstorming that goes into it.
Here is my quick SEO guide..
When you write your new post, think “what would someone search for in google to make my post show up?” then use that search phrase in your title, first paragraph of your post and at least once in the body of your content. BOOM!
Then I go to the keyword planner on google and type in that phrase and see what else pops up and put a few of those keywords in my keyword section on the back end of my blog post. Meaning I input them in the Keyword section for SEO. I use All In One SEO Pack plugin.
Those two simple steps changed the game for me and started bringing in a ton more traffic from search engines, basically Google.
If you want my juicy tip on how I started generating more Google Adsense income check out this post How To Maximize Your Adsense Earnings with This Simple Trick.
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Wait..there’s more! (in my non salesy voice)
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