Have you ever wondered how bloggers make money blogging? When I say money, I don’t mean a 100$ per month… or have you ever wondered how other bloggers get traffic to their site and you barely get 50 unique visitors per day? Or have you ever wondered how bloggers post subsequently for months and years without ever giving up or having that dreadful disease called “writer’s block”? If you have been having these questions running through your mind for long, keep calm because some of the questions might be answered in this blog post, so do continue reading.
Still in “memory” lane – I still remembered the first time I created my first ever website, that was back in 2009. Then, I did know the basic of having a site and all but I seriously did not know much about blog promotion or how to make money with my blog. Heck, I did not even know if alexa or Google page rank exist, funny right? That was because I never had a mentor when I started out my blogging journey…
But hey, I did conquered it all and learn how things works in the blogging world. Would you like to know these few things you probably might have known but feel too lazy to utilize? Then follow me on this fun trip…
You have an awesome blog, what’s next?
In the blogging world, before you can think of making money or having your own ground, you need to have targeted traffic.
Many of us fail to carry out what we learn online because either the post or the process is too long or you are just too lazy to be a blogger. But if you are that type that hates putting long posts into practice, I will show you how you can get targeted traffic without much stress
Places to get valuable traffic from
If you are looking for a great place to drive reasonable amount of traffic to your blog, stumbleupon might just be the right place for you.
I love promoting my latest blog posts on stumbleupon because they have wide range of categories and also, people are always there to read and re-share what you got (If the post is worthy of re-sharing).
Tips to use stumble to your advantage:
Before you start stumbling your posts, try to gather as many following as possible. Your following will give you more exposure and will also reduce the bounce you will be getting from stumbleupon.
Get their toolbar because it helps
Try not to be selfish… stumble other bloggers blog post you find interesting
Don’t worry because no strings attached.
Reddit is also one cool place to get valuable and well engage traffic from.
I love using reddit because I don’t have to stress myself before getting that much traffic I need. The audiences there are young and very supportive.
The traffic you’ll find there doesn’t like post filled with grammar errors. So try to make your post as neat as possible
Post your blog link only on related categories. Posting on unrelated categories will only get your account ban…
The main secret to a greater traffic generation is to always participate in community discussions.
Okay here is a secret – ever since I know the full potential of Google plus, I have made it my second home :).
Are you asking why I love Google Plus? I love Google plus because it makes your blog post get indexed faster than normal, it gives you more referral traffic and visibility in Google search :).
The thing is Google plus don’t work well for all and why is that? Because they just don’t know how to use the social network.
Try to make as many friends (connections) as possible…
Don’t just post your blog links everywhere, try to engage with your friends more…
Join some Google+ Communities to boost your G+ social presents
The number one social networking in the world and the second most popular site in the world.
Facebook is one cool way to get valuable and reasonable amount of traffic without much stress. With the latest Facebook update, it is impossible to reach all your page subscribers unless you do a paid advert. Many bloggers find it frustrating, but the thing is – you can still reach more people without you doing paid ad on facebook. Did I here you say how? By following the tips below, that’s how
Try to make as many friends as possible. But when making friends, try to make friend that will relate with you and your work
Join as many Facebook group as possible – the thing is, as long as you are in a group, you will always get alert when a group member drops a link or comment. Use that as your advantage, try to read the group and know what kind of people are in that group, also try to know the countries… so you will know how to post your blog post for more exposure
Whaaat… are you telling me you haven’t started using Bizsugar yet? Then you are missing out on some valuable traffic and you know as bloggers, it is good to get traffic from valuable and concrete source.
When your post get an upvote of 16+ your content will be on their front page and believe you me, that would bring in some good amount traffic. To get your link on front page, below are the things you should do.
Making connections is the best way to grow your blog traffic. So start voting and commenting on other bloggers links and you will get noticed easily and other people will start voting for you.
Remember: The best way to get more attention and traffic from any social sites is by engaging on activities.
Some Good place for traffic
Delicious and more…
If you can do the little steps I mentioned above, I am sure you will start seeing changes in your traffic growth.
Now let move on to the next chapter shall we?
To be honest with you, creating a blog is easy. It’s so easy that you can create a nice looking blog within 5mins but the stressful part of blogging is, posting regularly, promoting always and strategizing new ways to make money with your blog.
Creating that awesome blog you always dream of takes a lot of skills and if you don’t have these skills, the blogging race might be extra difficult… like for instance; a successful blog never runs out of content because the day you stop making post, from there on you will be losing some faithful readers and know blogger wants that, right?
Sometimes, I do run out of ideas but I still come up with post. How do I always come up with unique contents every time? (If you have an awesome blog but don’t have ideas for your next post this will help)
Go to Question and Answer sites:
I start with Q/A sites because they are one of the best places to get quality and seo friendly post ideas from.
There are millions of people who ask questions everyday and million of the people asking questions, are asking the same questions but in different ways :).
Now you can create a post round the question you see on Q/A sites. Doing this, you will get more ideas to write even more and also doing so will increase your traffic by 10 times.
Forums and social bookmarking sites are great places to get post ideas from:
You will never know the power of forum till you join a successful one .
When I started blogging newly, I thought going to forums is just another waste of time. But after exploring and getting to know how they operate, my next best home after social networks and Q/A sites, became forums
You can get post idea from other members, who ask related question to a post,
You can get ideas from unfinished posts
You can get ideas from other members post as well
It’s your choice…
Your comment section is a gold mine for your next big blog post idea.
Believe it or not, the topic you write today cannot be covered in just one post, except the post will be 100,000 words long. The 100,000 words might not even be enough… (That’s the truth)
Some commenters will like to contribute some few lines – you can convert that and make it your next post.
Some commenter ask questions – answer the question the best way you can but make sure you use that comment to form a post to better explain it.
Remember: If one person asks you a question, note that there are millions of people looking for that same answer to that same question somewhere.
They say people find it hard to read long post, but this post will teach you how to increase your traffic and also how to write seo friendly post without doing much seo
Remember that to increase your earnings, you must have valuable traffic and also remember that the best way to get traffic that will stick with you, is to form a bond with your readers and as well as your networks.
Over to You:
It looks like I have said so much about so much my friends, now it is time to pass the keyboard to you guys.
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