About a month ago, I talked about blog investments worth making, and there I mentioned that you do NOT have to spend money to help your blog grow. And you don’t! So I’m here to share a few of the tips and tricks that helped MY blog grow, and hopefully will help yours too.
One of the major things I noticed helped my blog jump start it’s growth was giving a makeover. Now, updating your blog can cost money, but if you are creative and have some tech-y knowledge, perhaps you won’t have to spend a dime! Now on to the free methods!
Commenting on other blogs is not only a great way to connect with other bloggers, but it also helps bring traffic and more comments to your blog because other bloggers are looking to grow their blogs as well. Now…my number one tip here is — DON’T LEAVE GENERIC COMMENTS! As bloggers we want to know that out material is being read, so a genuine, thought out comment is always the best.
Another method that will help bring traffic to your blog is by joining link-ups. There are TONS of link-ups out in the blog-osphere so it can get a bit overwhelming and time consuming, so pick a few link-ups that you are genuinely interested in joining, and don’t forget to read the rules before adding your link!
Another great way to expose your blog is by collaborating with other bloggers! It’s a great way to get to know other people, create connections and also grow your blog. I’ve collaborated with several bloggers and they have all turned into some of my best friends! I’m always looking to make friends and collaborate with others!
Staying active on social media is also key! My advice is to focus on one social media platform at a time. For instance, if you want to bring more traffic from your Twitter account, stay active, tweet frequently, re-tweet other bloggers, chit chat with others and promote your blog!
Have Pretty Graphics
You don’t have to have a fancy camera to take pretty pictures of the products you are talking about, TRUST ME!! It’s all about the angles and lighting. I have been working my butt off to have more visually attractive content on my blog and I’ve noticed it’s been paying off. So spend a few extra minutes on taking pictures and editing and see how much that will help.
Socialize With You Audience
Reply to your comments and connect with your audience. Follow other bloggers that are in your niche and comment on their content, follow them on their social media platforms…make your self known! If they see that you follow them and interact with them, not only does that increase your chances of them following your back and creating a relationship, but THEIR followers will also see you!
There you have it, my 6 tips on how to grow your blog without spending money! I hope you found these helpful and I hope these help your blog grow as well. These tips helped my blog, but of course, they are are not guaranteed. You have to be willing to put in the work.
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