Starting a blog can be an exciting journey!
Isn’t that right?
Especially when you’re blogging about what you love.
You’ve planned everything there is to plan, your content, your schedule and you name it.
But, every time you post a blog you just can’t seem to get views.
Now that’s a bummer. Who would you be writing to if there’s no one reading your blog?
Why pour all this effort when you receive little to no interaction?
Well, I wouldn’t deny it, I’ve been there, and I’ve felt it.
That’s why I decided to write this blog post. I’m going to share with you every little secret I’ve learned in this blogging journey so you can get views as well.
If you apply it well you might even get views in the next 24 hours.
But before I reveal this strategy, let’s find out why your blog isn’t getting views.
Why is no one reading your blog?
There are a lot of reasons why your blog isn’t getting viewers.
And the main reason is targeting the wrong niche. How many times did you make the mistake of targeting the wrong niche at the wrong time?
Your blog isn’t for everyone. And that’s something you should already know by now.
It doesn’t matter if you already have an established blog or if you have contacts and a big network to help you.
If you don’t promote your content the RIGHT way, then your blog will always be incognito.
So the main piece of advice I’ll have to offer you is to go hang out where your potential readers hang out.
If you do this, then you’ll be able to attract your niche, establish your presence and get more exposure.
When I first started my blog I only got 3 views per day!
It was really a bummer, and I didn’t have any other blogs so I didn’t have much experience in this.
Do you know how many times I wanted to give up but didn’t?
I can’t even count them.
So how can you get more views for your blog?
Well, it can be easy, but it can be hard at the same time.
At first, you’re going to have to invest so much time in this. For example.
As a way to boost my blog’s traffic, I did this 30 days blog post challenge where I create content every single day.
If you want to check the content I did this previous 3 days then here they are:
So, as you see, at first you’re going to have to keep creating content and promote it until you establish a name for yourself.
Once you do that then traffic will come as easy as spending a dollar.
All of your past efforts will create more exposure that will always help you get traffic, either from social media platforms or just search engines.
But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to stop creating content once you do.
It’s a never-ending cycle. If you want your traffic to last you’ll always have to create content.
But you’re going to spend less time promoting it.
And that’s how it is.
Social media is very important when it comes to promoting content. You just cannot ignore it.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, all of these are powerful tools to get traffic for your business and blog.
So if you think it’s easy for you to ignore them, then you better change your mind.
For Creativelancing, I use Facebook & Pinterest as my main two sources of traffic.
I already have a page that has 10K likes which makes it easier for attracting traffic.
As for Pinterest, after a break, I had now I have 32K visitors.
You might think it’s a small number, but it gets me decent traffic.
Neil Patel moved to YouTube and podcasts now after he established a name for himself.
You can move on to other platforms as time goes by once you grasp your marketing strategy.
I believe I’m in love with Pinterest just because of how much I talk about it in almost all my posts.
Now if you’re wondering how to attract readers with Pinterest then my guide will show you how to do it.
Pinterest is a blogger’s best friend.
You can always attract high traffic just using it.
And I really believe, from the bottom of my heart, then you should use it as your number one platform for attracting readers.
A simple strategy for attracting more interaction and engagement on Pinterest is by pinning other people’s content.
I invest 1 to 2 hours per day just to repin other people’s content.
And it does work like magic.
Every day my users increase by 1K, and maybe in the future, they’ll increase by 10K. Who knows J
Guest posting is a great way to drive traffic for your blog, but what’s hard about it is reaching out.
I know reaching out and developing your network can be difficult, especially if you’re an introvert like me.
Now guest posting is not only a great way to drive traffic, but it’s also very useful when it comes to meeting new people that will be useful to you on a later time.
But make sure to only provide your best writings in guest posting.
Because content is king it will always be the leading reason why people will click your website.
And who knows, maybe you’ll even receive job offers that pay very well just because you gave out your best content.
Start an email list
Hello?? Haven’t you started an email list yet?
How could you!
Email lists are FREAKING important when starting a blog. Oh yes, they are.
How do you think all those blogs out there were able to get traffic and loyal readers?
It’s thanks to email lists.
Those who will subscribe to you will most likely be the one who’ll keep reading your content.
So the more you grow it, the more you’ll be able to receive readers.
If you’re wondering how to grow it, then I wrote a simple guide which you can check here.
You’ll be surprised by how useful it is!
It’s one of the most amazing assets to use for your blog.
Comment on other blogs
Oh yeah, we’re back to networking again! But this time it’s much more subtle.
As I said before, networking is very important when it comes to raising traffic.
Whether it’s for guest posting or just for getting to know like-minded people. Networking will help you build your name on the market and make your presence much stronger.
So make sure to comment on other blogs and make sure your comments are genuine.
You don’t want to look spammy so your comment should come off as natural.
The better they are the better you look.
Blogging is an art that little people know about.
And I’ve said in one of my previous posts, it’s 20% writing and 80% promoting.
So make sure to promote as hard as you can; because no one will do it for you.
Check out my other blog post about blogging, I’m sure they’re relatable.
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