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Ever wonder how some bloggers make $5K,$10K–$15K per month? There’s actually a variety of ways that bloggers make money, but it all starts with the bloggers having a way to capture their visitors and turn them into a consistent audience.
How Do I Turn Visitors Into An Audience?
What exactly does this mean? It means that you need a clear and cohesive way for visitors to opt-in to your newsletter or email list. You must have an opt-in in several places on your website, and give them a chance to opt-in at the end of each blog post. Basically, make it extremely easy for them to opt-in.
Offer them something they can’t resist. At the beginning of your blogging journey, this may be difficult since you don’t know your audience because you don’t have one. You’ll have to do your research to figure out what would be something your audience would like. Go to blogs with a similar audience you hope to have one day and see what type of free gifts they give away.
Also, join Facebook groups and see the types of offers people love! I’m a part of quite a few blogging Facebook groups, and bloggers will often offer their opt-ins right in the group. The ones that people get excited about are the ones with over 100 comments from people wanting whatever they’re offering. Things like this should give you a good idea on what to offer.
You can create a free gift using Microsoft Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint, etc. I created my free 7 Days To Creating An Ebook using Google Docs. Since it’s already online, when people opt-in to my list, I use Aweber to automatically send them an email with the url link in the email so that they can access the ebook immediately.
How Do I Get Visitors To My Blog?
After you get your opt-in set up on your blog in 3 or more places (and at the end of every post), now it’s time to promote your blog. When you are trying to grow your web traffic, you can’t play around–either you’re going hard in promoting your blog or you’re not.
This means NETWORKING heavily on social media. Notice I didn’t say promoting heavily. You don’t want to be annoying, but you do want to build real relationships with people and tell people every chance you get about what you do.
Here are some really great ways to grow your web traffic:
- Market on Pinterest- Create Pinnable images on your blog (best size is 736 pixels wide and 1102 pixels tall) and join a few Pinterest Boards that already have a reliable following. Pin your posts to their boards and your boards.
- Market on Twitter- Use a Twitter manager like unfollowers and follow the followers of people who are in your niche. Then set up an automated DM with a link to your landing page, opt-in, or just your blog in general.
- Market on Facebook – Join a few interesting Facebook groups and start chatting with people. If you’re consistent with posting in these groups everyday then people will begin to know you and trust you. Then run a challenge (much like my 30 day blogging challenge) and get people to opt-in to your list. You can also create your own Facebook group and get people to join it.
- Market on Instagram – I’m not a pro on Instagram but I’ve seen other bloggers with 20K,30K,50K followers or more! That has to be a large source of web traffic for them. I’ve heard that a great growth strategy forInstagram was to follow people who are following other people in your niche–much like Twitter. Also, beautiful images on Instagram are extremely important!
Collaborate With Other Bloggers
Reach out to other bloggers that you maybe talk to online on social media sites or that you’ve met in real life and try to collaborate on projects. Bloggers are always doing some type of virtual event like link-ups, guest blogging, and challenges. This is in my opinion the fastest way to get web traffic to your blog because you’re leveraging the audience of other bloggers.
Do you have a brand new blog and want to do something that’ll help you gain readers? If so, join my 30 Day Blogging Challenge where you’ll not only meet a set of amazing bloggers, you’ll also learn how to turn a blog into a business!