To succeed with blog you need 4 ingredients.
★ Content ★
You need to content that provides value – whatever it might mean. Some websites are purely for fun (we all watch funny videos, read jokes, watch movies, there is definitely a big need for fun content). Some blogs give insightful reviews (whenever people need to make a purchase decision they do look for reviews it can be drone, holiday attractions or which juicer is worth your money). Others are inspirational (ideas for dinner, makeup, manicure, hairstyle, interior design ect). Sometimes people just look for information “how to…start a blog…make money online…instal plugin ect). Whatever category your blog is you need to provide value so people you attract will come back again for more and stay.
You need to attract traffic. There is no point of writing blogposts if no one is going to read it. Pinterest is a huge, free traffic provider.
★★★ Monetization strategy ★★★
You need to have a monetization strategy. More about it in this post.
You need a reliable technology, your blog must be mobile responsive as 80% of traffic is mobile traffic. Beautiful mobile responsive theme is very important factor. Your website need to be up and running and loading fast, every minute of every day – get a reliable hosting provider. Blog promotion is an ongoing thing, when you stop promoting your content, it is going to disappear, as competition is fierce and new fresh updated content is being published every day. Use a scheduling tool and know the rules on social media platforms you are going to use.
My blogging tools recommendations:
I recommend Siteground, after using their service for a year. I had no problems, customer service always available, knowledgable and helpful.
Kotryna Bass Design offer beautiful and mobile responsive themes. Just have a look.
Pinterest is a traffic provider and can bring you millions of page-views if you know how to use the platform. With Pin Me App you can either automate your pining schedule or use the Pinterest Consulting services for additional advice (done with you) how to drive more traffic from Pinterest. Pinterest Management services (done for you) are for those who want to outsource Pinterest Management and get the best results.
Help with anything from post writing to setting up Google search console.
Save on Pinterest:
Hi, my name is Joanna, I started this blog in Jan 2017. I created posts about beauty, fashion, travel, rabbits, money blogging ect. Simply put: all the stuff I care about. After 10 months I realized my blog is not getting enough traffic so I dived into research. Till Oct 2017 I only had around 700 visitors on my blog per month. Then I implemented my Pinterest strategy and automated my pinning with my own build tool – PinMeApp. In Nov 2017 I got 3300 page views and then in Dec 2017 8500. That is how my app was born: PinMeApp. I wanted to help others grow traffic to their sites as well. Today I offer subscription for my app, but I also teach people my Pinterest strategy, step by step what I did to grow the traffic so fast, so this blog is now getting around 20k page views each month. I also offer Pinterest Management and implement my strategy for brands who want to reach their audience on Pinterest as well. My Pinterest account reaches over 5m people monthly. If you want such results feel free to contact me. Cheers, Joanna