The main goal is to get you blog growing to do this you need to advertise. No matter how good your content is you can’t expect to grow if no one is reading it. The more eyes that see it the more people that share, comment, or “like” it. There are many different ways to share your content, some work better than others do.
Use the main social media site like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. They are all valuable in regards to bringing in traffic but don’t beat yourself up trying to keep every account scheduled and ready to go. Should you stay active on them all? Yes, but I would suggest picking two that you really like a maximizing your time on those two. Even if you plan on just focusing on Facebook and Twitter make sure you still go to the other sites a register with your blog name. You don’t want someone else coming and snagging them before you do.
All those Social media account will bring in some traffic, but don’t forget your fellow bloggers. You need friends in this field. You want to have people who share your work and you share theirs. Help build each other up. If you try doing this all on your own you will have an uphill battle, but you don’t have to. If you have a group of blogger friends you can share each others work which means more eye on your work.
You will find bloggers that have something called link ups. Join them! It’s a great way to get people to your site. I am not saying go join every link up you find, but try to find 3-5 that you can take part in weekly. For example, I participate in Thrifty Thursday Link Party over at The Thrifty couple.
HAVE A NEWSLETTER
You need to have a newsletter even when you’re first starting out. Why? You need the practice. If you start now by the time your list really start growing you’ll have this newsletter thing down pat. You want other Bloggers to take you seriously.
I use MailChimp and I love them. They are easy peasy. Drag, drop, and I’m done! They have great support the best thing is MailChimp has an always free option, and as you grow you can upgrade to another package. Even as you grown the packages are very affordable.
You can swap with other Bloggers for free. You post their “button” on your site and they put yours on theirs. Their readers click your button and it brings them to your site. It’s free, easy, and a pretty good way to get more eyes on your site with little to no effort.
What’s your favorite way to advertise your blog?
If you don’t have a blog yet Are you thinking of starting one? If so what’s holding you back?