When you’re starting a new blog, getting people to see your work and follow your site are incredibly important. After all, if no one sees your site, it can seem like the hard work you’re doing is all for nothing. As a newbie, it can be difficult to know how to grow your monthly pageviews.
I started my blog, Organizing Moms, on March 15, 2015. Although it was slow going at first, after ten months of hard work, I was able to get my pageviews up to over 160,000 monthly pageviews. Here’s how I did it:
How I Grew My Blog’s Monthly Pageviews to Over 160,000 in Just Ten Months
- Set aside time to work on creating content every day. After all, content is what’s going to keep people coming to your site. Find a time of day when you can work on content, and do it daily. I like to work on content first thing in the morning. Others find that lunch breaks, or evening hours work better. Find what works to you, and get yourself into a content-creating routine.
- Promote your posts daily without getting sucked into the social media vortex. Decide what you need to do to promote your blog, and make a checklist. Follow that checklist each day. Stick to the checklist so you don’t get distracted while you’re working. If you have time after you finish promoting, you can go back and check out the “shiny objects” you found on Facebook and Pinterest.
- Stay focused, follow through, and be consistent. Although it can seem like it’s all for nothing, everything little thing you do for your blog is contributing to its success. It’s like you’re slowly building a brick building (your blog). Each time you publish a new post, pin a new pin, or share your content, you’re adding another brick to your building. It takes time, but after a while, you’ll have a strong, stable structure – your blog!
- Find your blogging “tribe.” This is easier said than done. Keep reaching out, help others, and be generous. Don’t be disappointed when some of your blogging friends stop blogging, or lose contact. Keep putting yourself out there, and you’ll find your people.
- Learn from the true experts. There are a lot of questionable experts out there, and I’ve given my money to them in hopes of learning how to grow my blog. The class that helped me the most (so much so that I earned enough money from my blog to pay for it within a week of implementing the advice) was Elite Blogging Academy. Here’s why:
- The instructor (Ruth Soukup) knows her stuff. As a former teacher myself, I really appreciate her style of presenting material, organizing the class, and making sure students understand the content. I never felt lost, and I was able to take certain parts of the class slower if I needed to.
- Elite Blogging Academy connected me with friends who are serious about blogging. My fellow classmates mean business, and they know their stuff. I’ve learned a lot from them, made awesome connections, and felt like I finally have some comrades in this blogging adventure.
- The class forum isn’t on Facebook. This helped me to stay focused. When I log on to the EBA Forum, I’m there to work, connect, and learn. No distractions.
- Ruth shares her Pinterest strategy. She tells you exactly what you need to do to get your work noticed on Pinterest. Following that strategy sent my pageviews skyrocketing.
- I did exactly what Ruth recommended, and it worked! I was skeptical when I signed up for the course, especially after going through some other not-so-stellar classes. Although I procrastinated with actually starting the course (it’s self-paced, so you can work on it whenever you want to), when I finally did start doing the work for the course, my pageviews, income, and reach took off. I only wish I would have started sooner!
Elite Blogging Academy is closed for enrollment until February 22, but you can pick up a free copy of the Ruth Soukup’s eBook “7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight” by signing up for the Elite Blogging Academy newsletter. It’s a great way to check out Ruth’s style of presenting material, and see if Elite Blogging Academy would be a good fit for you.