Grow Your Blog – 5 Tips to Grow Your Blog
If you are a blogger, you know the most important part, and the hardest part. Getting people to visit your blog, and making your blog grow.
It can be frustrating writing post after post to see a small, slow trickle of visitors come and go, some never to return again.
Its sad really, but thats reality. Or, you can learn from other successful bloggers, and follow all or some of these 5 Tips to Grow Your Blog.
If you don’t have a blog and want to start one, check out this guide to have a blog up and running in no time.
1. Write Great Content
Its no secret, you need to write good content to grow your blog, and to keep a loyal following.
Every blog owner wants to write that post that goes viral, causing a huge rush of visitors and subscribers to your blog. Well there are a couple things you can do to help achieve that goal.
- Write with a lot of detail. The more words in your post, there more likely search engines will find it.
- Be honest in your posts. Don’t promote products or services that are terrible.
- Keep posts neat and organized.
- Proof read and edit grammar and spelling mistakes, use a spell checker.
2. Be consistent…. and be consistent!
This is the number one reason blogs fail.
You have to be consistent with your posts. How often do you visit a blog that hasn’t been updated in a long time. Not very often.
You have to decide how many posts you are going to write per week (the more the better), pick which days you are going to write a post, and stick to it as best as possible.
I know if your just starting your blog, and if your working a full time job it may be hard to stay consistent, but you have to try to keep it as consistent as possible.
There are some reminder apps to help you set up a schedule such as Google Calendar and Handle.
3. Build a Email List
There is no harm in trying to build your email list from day one, because building a email list is one of the biggest benefits to any blog.
Every email address you collect from your visitors, gives you the ability to reach out to them at any time, to keep visitors coming back and help grow your blog.
You can send them emails every time you write a blog post, or when you come across a great product or service. You can also promote your own products and services.
It is never to early to start building your email list, and it will pay off as your blog starts to grow.
Offer some kind of freebie to encourage people to give you their email address. You can literally offer anything, if its free then its more likely to work. You can offer anything, free advice, subscription blog posts, or even a E-Book.
4. Use Social Media
It is best to try to build social media as soon as possible, not only for a head start but also to make sure you can get your ‘blog name’ before someone els does.
5. Use Other Successful Bloggers
No doubt, getting in good terms with other successful bloggers could be one of the best ways to grow your blog. They can easily point to your blog from theirs.
You could even try to guest post on another bloggers blog and link back to yours.
This tactic is used by alot of successful bloggers. It usually helps both parties in more ways than one. It helps get your name out there and bring traffic to you, and to the other party.
These are 5 easy ways to build your blog, there is litterally hundreds of ways to do it. If you are a beginner and don’t really know what you doing, these 5 tips are simple and proven to work.