Growing your blog is no doubt at the forefront of many bloggers’ minds, especially when it comes to wanting to transform your passion into your full time job, like so many bloggers seem to have managed to do.
If you want to join them and be up there with some of the biggest and most successful blogs around, you’ll need to grow your blog so that it reaches a wider audience. This can often cost money, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can do it without the bank card. Here are some of the best tips for growing your blog without spending a penny.
Work on your social media pages
Social media is such a huge part of blogging as it brings in a wider audience from all corners of the internet (and of course, the globe). Spending some time on your various accounts and linking them to your blog is a great way to get to know your readers and for them to get to know you. You can attract new readers with the effective use of the hashtag too which will be really useful.
Give your blog a facelift
You don’t necessarily need to spend money on your blog to improve it and turn it into a business, but you will need to spend a lot of time and effort on it to get the ball rolling properly. If you feel it could really benefit from some upgrades and updates…make them. Take the time to reorganise your blog; consider a new layout if your existing one isn’t representing you in the way you’d like, get your pages organised well and keep the design consistent. Upgrading your blog in terms of SEO is really important too. There are lots of articles regarding website design here that you may find really useful.
Look into networking opportunities
Networking is one of the best ways to get your name and blog out there in the world of blogging, and so it’s such a huge tool that many bloggers use. Things like sponsored or guest posts can be a really good way to gain access to a completely new readership and get them interested in you and your writing, so talk to fellow bloggers to see if there’s something you could potentially work out. Things like blogger meet-ups are a great way to meet new bloggers, too.
Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing
Aiming to turn your blog into a business is a long, slow process that will take up loads of your time. You’ll need to be patient in order for it to work, and will need to put a lot of effort into it. Therefore instead of focusing on the cash, think about why you started your blog and let that passion drive you as you sit down to write a post. Keep updating your blog regularly and sharing all of your posts, as that’s ultimately one of the best ways to grow it.