Welcome to lesson 6! Today’s lesson is about getting visitors to your blog.
First of all, getting visitors to your blog is a very, very important thing. In fact, it is one of the most important things you need to focus on when trying to make your blog successful and making money.
That being said, you do not need millions of visitors to your blog to make money blogging, but building your blog to a steady flow of visitors is something you definitely should strive for.
In my first month blogging, I got 1140 visitors on my blog. Fast forward to my 9th month, my blog now gets over 25,000 visitors per month. With this number of users, I make close to $3000 per month.
Here are some great ways to get visitors to your blog. Some of those methods will help you get visitors quicker while others such as SEO can take a couple of months to kick off.
Regardless, they all are awesome ways to get visitors to come to your blog and you should focus on each at some point in your blogging journey.
Having said this, I highly recommend that you focus on social media in the beginning (first year of blogging) as this is the fastest way to get blog visitors.
Each social media platform can help drive thousands of visitors to your blog each month. However, I recommend that your pick two that you’re interested in using and learn them well. That way, you won’t get overwhelmed trying to learn how to market on a ton of different platforms at once. My two of choice are Pinterest and Facebook.
I have gotten my best results from Pinterest consistently.
Therefore, I highly recommend that you invest some time into learning how to market your blog on this platform effectively.
Here are a few posts I wrote at various stages of my blogging journey.
1. Pinterest group board and why new bloggers need them
2. 6 Pinterest marketing tricks to help skyrocket your traffic
3. One thing that helped skyrocket my traffic from Pinterest
These tips have all worked well for me, however, you can imagine that I am not an expert at Pinterest marketing and I would like to recommend this ebook to you.
The strategies this book covers have completely revolutionized the number of visitors I get from Pinterest each month.
- Pinteresting Strategies: The ebook teaches you all the necessities of setting up your free business account on Pinterest and some amazing strategies on how to pin to get the best results from Pinterest.
Facebook is a great way to get additional visitors to your blog. It’s second only to Pinterest. I have found this amazing e-course that helps you understand how to use Facebook to market a blog effectively.
In addition, Facebook groups are another way to drive visitors to your blog.
This is not a platform that I use, but, there are many bloggers who are using this platform to drive tons of visitors to their blogs. This is a great e-course to follow if you want to use Instagram to market your blog.
4. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
This is another way to get loads of visitors to your blog from Google, Yahoo or Bing. This is something you should try to focus on in the beginning, but just be aware that visitors from this platform tend to come in really slowly in the first 6 month- 1 year of your blogging journey.
Here is an e-course you should try out when you”re ready to delve into SEO
You can also have a look at this post to learn the basics for beginners
5. Creating Compelling Images For Social Media
If you’re using a social media platform to promote your blog, the easiest way to get people to visit your blog is by designing compelling images. This is an absolute must, especially on Pinterest. Don’t worry, you don’t need a fancy design degree to create great images that capture people’s attention and get them interested in your content. All you need is your computer and a great website like Canva to create appealing graphics easily.
Here are a few resources that teach you how to create great images for social media.
These are some of the main points you need to know for now. Please try out a social media platform initially, to get visitors to your blog. You won’t regret it!
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