Welcome to Day 4: How To Grow A Loyal Audience + Don't Make These Blogging Mistakes
Page views. This is a topic that is often talked about in the blogging world.
Do you need hundreds of thousands of page views to make a full-time income off your blog? No.
I generate less than 100,000 and I'm making $5,000 a month. During the summer, my views cut in half and I still make a full-time income.
However, it's important to note that page views can increase your ad income. You also get more opportunities from advertisers, sponsors, and more clicks to your posts generally means higher affiliate income. A person who gets 300,000 page views a month can charge much higher for a sponsored post versus someone who generates 50,000 page views.
Below are effective tips to help you increase your page views and develop a loyal following.
1. Publish high-quality content consistently
Posting on a consistent schedule (ex. every Monday) will show your audience that a new post is going out on Monday.
You also want to make sure you're publishing high-quality content. This can mean several different things depending on what your goal is. Do you want to rank on google? Then aim for longer articles (1000+ words). If you're catering to your audience who is on their mobile phone, cut to the chase.
Make sure to double check for grammar and punctuation mistakes. I'm terrible at this and have not hired an editor yet, so I'm using Grammarly. (affiliate link). Grammarly ensures that your writing is mistake-free.
Are you helping the reader and giving them the resources in the post? For example, if the post is about making travel easier, I make sure to provide several travel hacks along with products or services that make traveling easier.
2. Market your posts on social media
Blogging is 20% writing content and 80% marketing your content. When a new post goes live, make sure to share it on various social platforms. I share a new post on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Flipboard, and Tailwind.
3. Develop relationships with other bloggers
You can do this by commenting on other blogs regularly or attending blog conferences. Developing friendships with other bloggers is beneficial for these reasons:
- You can motivate and inspire each other
- Guest post on their blog and share each other's content
- Someone will understand your life as a blogger (because no one else will)
4. Interlink within posts
Share related articles within posts. Since the reader clicked on your post about traveling, for example, they most likely want to read related traveling posts. This is what I do right after the introductory paragraph in a post:
- abc post on getting free travel accommodation
- xyz post on how to save up to $1,000 on flights
5. Publish viral titles
Viral titles pique curiosity in readers, use numbers in the title, and want to make the reader click on the link immediately. These titles usually contain emotional words such as secret, proven, unbelievable, ridiculous, insanely, and tons more. The key is to want to make the reader click on the article right then and there, instead of them saving it for later.
I also wrote a detailed article on how I doubled my page views last year in one month's time.
Tomorrow, we're going to talk about my favorite blogging resources for a brand new blogger. See you then!
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