Making a living from blogging seems to be one of those things that a lot of people want to do. Yet they don’t really know how to do it. Sure, it may look like it’s easy enough. But what goes on behind the scenes of a blog is actually just as important as the blog itself.
If you’d like to level up your blogging game before the end of the year, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a handful of tips on how you can increase that traffic. Gain more followers on social media, and finally get that extra income you’ve been dreaming about.
First: Focus on the visual
One of the most important things you can do for your blog this year is to think about how you can boost its presence on social media. Instagram is, as we know, all about looks and glamour – by making sure that everything you post on your blog is visually stunning, you’ll be able to gain a lot more followers.
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It’s a part of the reason to why so many successful bloggers have experience with photography. For example, and why they even bother to take those Photoshop classes, in the first place. If it didn’t actually pay off, they surely wouldn’t bother to do it.
Try to look for some classes in your area either online or in person so that you’re able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the professional bloggers. Have a look at these LA based Adobe Illustrator classes, to begin with, and your blog will definitely be grateful.
Next: Find your tone-of-voice
It is probably one of the most common tips in terms of improving a blog. Yet most people don’t think about how much a personalized tone-of-voice can help their blog. While the content you post on the actual site should, of course, stay true to the tone you’ve set. You need to think about it when posting on social media as well.
Everything you post that’s related to your blog, whether it’s a quick recipe on Pinterest or a tutorial on YouTube should speak to the audience in a voice they recognise.
This means that you need to have a plan for your blog and stick to it; just like a business needs to stay true to its brand. Your blog needs to stay true to its voice.
Team up with other bloggers
Finally, you should try to build a network of other bloggers who can help you out. In return, of course, you need to help them out as well – it’s just how the blogging world is able to grow and thrive.
Volunteer to write a few blog posts for other bloggers. For example, link to your own blog in the post and allow others to do the same.
It’s going to take time and you won’t see the growth immediately but if you stick to this recipe. You will definitely notice a difference in the traffic as well as the amount of time they spend on your posts.
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