So you’ve started your blog and now you want to know how to get some traffic going (which means make some money!) Check out a few of my other “Starting A Blog” posts before reading on.
I use a few different sources to increase my blog traffic below, I will go into more detail as to how much traffic each source brings my blog. These sources do not include google searches, that involves your individual blog posts and SEO.
Please keep in mind these are sources that have shown to bring traffic to MY blog, they may not work for everyone.
Crochet related blogs (Ravelry, All Free Crochet, etc.)
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Pinterest - This is my MAIN source of blog traffic. I’m talking about 90% of my traffic comes from Pinterest. Now, in now way am I a professional Pinterest-er but I do use collaborative boards and post to them everyday. This has done wonders for my blog. The best way I have found to post to Pinterest automatically (so i’m not sitting there for hours pinning to every board) is Tailwind. Tailwind is an AMAZING site that will pin for you any time of day as many times as you’d like. Get your first month on Tailwind FREE - HERE
Milo Tree - Milo Tree is that little pop up you see every time you enter my site. It shows people different social platforms I am on and allows my viewers to follow straight from that link. It’s a great way to not only bring traffic to my blog from outside sources (social media for example) but helps to grow my following as well! It’s totally worth it in my opinion - Milo tree
Youtube - Now I know not everyone uses Youtube, but for my business I love to include video tutorials with a handful of my patterns. I find that it not only keeps my viewers coming back but Youtube also sends my viewers from their site over to my own through my description links. If you’re not already, get started on a Youtube channel to go along with your site.
Crochet related blogs (Ravelry, All Free Crochet, etc.) - So this can vary greatly depending on what niche your blog falls under. I am a crochet / knit blogger so I have found great success in sharing the links to my free patterns through different sites that like doing round ups. Do a quick google search in your niche and see if you can find different sites that do the same.
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) - Being completely honest the reason I listed social media at the bottom of this list is because it really doesn’t do too much for my personal blog traffic. I know of some people who have found great success through Instagram and Facebook, so it really depends on what you do and how you present yourself on social media. It’s definitely important for the views/followers who already know you to remember who you are and keep coming back, but as for finding new viewers it can be a little difficult in my opinion.
That’s all for today! I hope you all found this post helpful, and if you have found great success on different sties that I didn’t list above feel free to share them with me in the comments below!