As the owner of a blog, you can have fun and make money at the same time. However, be for you become too involved, you are likely wondering how much money you can expect to make. Before you can start to wonder how much money you can make with your site, you will need to gain visitors, and this can be a little tricky without having the proper growth strategies. In order to grow your blog to its highest potential, you should make regular posts, communicate with your followers through the comments section on your posts, network with other bloggers within your niche, offer postings from famous people, host webinars and get involved with social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter.
If you want people to follow your blog, you need to understand that they are going to keep checking back on a regular basis. Nothing will turn you potential, long-term followers away faster than seeing that you are only making one post per week especially during the beginning of your blog’s history. To gain some exposure with your blog, you will want to post at least one per day. However, if you want to really see your blog take off as fast as possible, you could even make multiple posts per day.
People want to do business with someone they feel like they are friends with instead of a mysterious person that keeps posting content. For this reason, when people leave comments about your posts, you should respond to as many of them as possible if not all of them. This will be a way to show your appreciation to the people who left you comments, and it will also make them more inclined to help you make money with your blog.
Unlike competition in other fields, you will find it to be very helpful to network with your competition. The reason for this is because your competition may be writing about similar topics, but different readers might prefer your style over your competitor’s. By networking with your “competitors,” you can place a link to each other’s site on your page, talk about strategies that you have discovered and bounce ideas off each other.
Another great idea to help you grow your blog is to have a famous person make a guest post. If you have an automotive-based blog, you could have an interview with a BMW designer. This will draw a lot of interest from your followers, and it will make your blog look more professional.
Webinars are another way to grow your blog. Webinars are short for web seminars. If you want to give guests a reason to visit your blog, you can host a webinar to persuade people to take an action that is favorable for you, such as buying one of your products.
Finally, you need to get involved with social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. You want to get as many “fans” and “followers” as possible on Facebook and Twitter. You should make at least one Facebook post per day telling your readers about a new blog you have released. It would be wise to make multiple posts per day on Twitter because their users want to be constantly updated.