First of all, let me just start of by saying that I know there are other bloggers out there that probably generate a crap load of daily views more than me but I am PROUD to have reached this goal so far in my blogging career!! I went from getting roughly 89 views per day to now averaging at least 400!! To me, that’s major!! A few days over this past week, I actually hit 450 daily views!! “Shocked” is an understatement to describe my reaction in those moments! Super excited yet and still so humbled. I felt the need to celebrate and do something nice for myself because I believe in celebrating the small wins until I can reach the bigger ones.
I’m not new to the game of blogging but this particular blog (www.jessierenea.com) was new as of January 2019 and I am absolutely shocked at how well it’s grown, performed and made money within literally just a few months! This would not have been possible without the support of you guys & the BEST Self Hosting Platform out there: SiteGround – here’s the link if you wanna check out some of their prices and plans. If you’re already using WordPress and considering upgrading, I’m gonna tell you right now that SiteGround is cheaper and you’ll get way more out if it! https://www.siteground.com/index.htm?afcode=33f520796ff543a286507ccddfb6aaf0
Anyways, I am incredibly grateful for the way each one of you all support me and my blog whether you stop by to read, comment, purchase things from my affiliate links, or even share my posts to your social media sites .. THANK YOU!! I get personal emails all the time asking for different blogging tips and advice so when I share posts like these, it’s my way of giving back to the blogging community. Free of charge because I love y’all !! Now on to the secrets .. !!
Pinterest is where a very LARGE portion of my traffic comes from! When I had my very first blog, I remember hearing and reading about how all of this magical traffic can be generated from this particular platform. I thought that was pretty cool but at the same time I wasn’t as interested because I assumed that it would be too much of a hassle to get things set up, get it connected to my site and just kind of get the ball rolling but this time around with my second blog, I decided to give it a try especially since I was more serious about monetizing! Turns out that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought. My Pinterest Account went from having 100 followers to now 1,374 followers with 181.3K monthly viewers all within ONE MONTH. I know my stats are still low compared to others but what little numbers I do have is currently working magic on my blog stats and I am forever grateful for it!
Those viewers have a major impact on the daily views I receive to my blog everyday! Once you get your blog connected to your Pinterest Account, there’s really nothing to it! In my opinion, it’s the repetitive action of pinning other people’s pins to your boards that’s within your same niche, creating YOUR OWN photos and linking them to your blog in the description of that particular pin you create, and then PROMOTING your own pins through Pinterest! That is the key to driving bat shit crazy traffic to your blog through this platform!! I’ll be sharing a more detailed post on how to get Pinterest up and going for your blog very soon for anyone who’s interested! Let me know in the comments but again, Pinterest the main platform that generates a lot of my traffic right now.
Some people like Twitter, others don’t .. me personally, I LOVE IT !! It’s my second favorite social media platform to promote my content on. Sometimes I get a reaction from my regular tweets that I create right after I publish a new post but overall a great amount of traffic is generated to my site through the blog trains!! You gotta make the blog trains work in your favor! If you don’t show love to other people’s blogs then you won’t receive much.. at all! The blogging community is amazing on Twitter and honestly, it’s a great place to do plenty of networking! It’s all about helping each other grow!
Sometimes “good titles” are super hard to come up with but it’s important that you do the absolute best you can with them! Why?
- Good titles play a big part in you making a GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION.
- A good title is good click bait! Even if your post sucks, people will still click on your link just to kill their curiosity! Heck, they might not even read the post for real but either way it’s a win-win situation for you because you still get their “view” !! That sounds awful but it’s actually really true haha!
Networking is probably the most critical action in having a successful blog. Often times, people get the term networking confused with taking advantage of other people in order to build their business but I stand again today to say that networking is about so much more than “your business”. It’s about building relationships and trust !! You don’t build a business. You build people and then the people build business. Don’t ever forget that! Networking only works if you do it consistently, not occasionally, but consistently!
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Everything listed above is what brings me pretty much all of my traffic! However, there are some extras things that I do as well that play a part in it.
- Facebook Blog Groups
- WordPress Reader
- Sometimes I run into new bloggers on Instagram but not entirely too many because my Insta sucks and I’m the world’s worst at updating it!
- Throughout the week, I visit the blogs of those already following me and try to leave some sort of love.
- PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE!
Well, that’s all for today blog baes! I hope this helps you! Let me know if I can help you in any way and I’ll do the very best I can !! I’m not an expert…not even close but I’ll advise you when I can! Thanks for stopping by to read and support today!!