Earning a living off your hobby can often seem like a pipe dream. However, here at Gourmet Ads this is what we do every day. We help bloggers make money off their passions by making monetization easy, so you can focus on creating the content you love.
Signing up with us is simple, we take care of all the technical stuff, relationships, payments, etc. This guide here will help you in your journey to create the blog of your dreams, grow your traffic and keep you motivated.
How to Grow Your Blog
1. Contribute Frequent, Regular Posts
An active blog is a successful blog. You want to give your followers something to look forward to when they visit, so stagnant content is a no-go. Make sure you’re posting blog content consistently and frequently. We recommend at least three posts a week, blogs that post daily are the most successful.
2. Engage Your Community and Keep the Comment Section Alive
When someone leaves a comment on one of your posts, especially if it is a question meant for you to answer, do so! Engaging with your community in the comments section inspires people to make conversations within your brand. It’s a great way to build rapport with your fans. Active comments also increase SEO rankings.
3. Focus on Improving SEO
Marketing specialists will tell you above all else to focus on kicking up your Search Engine Optimization to bring in more viewers and monetize your blog. There are a few ways to do this:
Do lots of research on blog page optimization, mobile optimization, and using keywords with care.
Use relevant keywords throughout your posts without bloating.
Make sure your images are optimized and will load quickly for most users.
Link to other blogs in your posts.
Link to internal pages in your posts (best of, most popular, similar, etc)
Make it possible for users to subscribe to your blog or receive updates on new posts.
4. Stay Active on Social Media
Social media is fantastic because it is relatively free advertising and marketing. Build up Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for your website or blog and update your pages regularly. Share new blog posts, curate content that is relevant to your industry or brand, engage with other pages, etc. Just make it clear that you’re active and around to answer any direct questions from your fans. This way you’ll pull in even more blog visitors and conversions.
5. Launch Social Media Campaigns
In addition to staying relatively active on social media, it may also be a good idea to launch a social media ad campaign. This can be done through video, visual, or text content. You may choose to pay for additional advertising through social media to increase your advertising campaign’s reach or give your followers incentives for sharing your social media content. These incentives can include coupons, freebies, etc.
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