It is all well and good saying that you want to set up a blog in order to make money, but you do need to put in some hard work. A blog can be a great money making scheme, but you need to be willing to work in order to make it a success.
One of the best ways to make this happen is to look at driving traffic to your blog. In many aspects it is a numbers game. The more people who visit your blog, the money likely you are to make sales and money from advertising. That said, if you just send unrelated traffic to your blog then this is no good. So when you are looking at how to promote your blog, you need to look at relevant traffic.
As a blogger you should be well up to date with social media. Without a doubt you should be using the likes of Facebook to promote your blog and drive traffic to your site. Setting up a Facebook page that people can like and a Twitter account that people can follow are the basics. You can use these to let people know when you have updated your blog with something worth reading. You can also step things up a bit by being involved with the likes of Instagram, Pinterest and even YouTube.
Getting Involved With Other Bloggers
There are also blogger groups that you can get involved with across social media. Blogger groups on Facebook and scheduled blogger chats are a great way of meeting other bloggers. This gives you the chance to see what is trending and what things you should be writing about to get people’s attention.
Bloggers tend to be very supportive of other bloggers so getting to know them can definitely help. It can seem overwhelming when you start to look at blogger chats and groups, but stick with it because it does get easier.
Make sure that you comment on other blogs and invite them to visit your blog too. This can really help generate relevant traffic to your blog.
Working With Brands
If you get the opportunity then working with brands can help. Sometimes you’ll see brands putting call outs on social media or contacting you direct. They will usually offer you the chance to have a free product in exchange for a piece on your blog. This tends to work well because they will then share your post across their own social media accounts. Anything like this that drives new traffic to your website is always a good thing!
If you happen to review any products that you have bought yourself then it can be worth letting the brand know. Brands are often keen to share positive reviews of products and this means that they are likely to let their followers know about your blog. Not only that, but it will also put you on the radar of different brands and this means that they are likely to send you new products to try in the future.
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