I know that I have a lot of friends who read my blog who are bloggers themselves. Some blog each day, some on a set schedule, and some just blog when they want to.
But one thing that all bloggers struggle with is attracting readers. This is because we live in an increasingly-visual society where people would much rather watch a video than read a blog. However, as someone who deals with marketing to all age groups each and every day, I have found a few useful tools that will help you stay on top of your blog and attract new readers! Here they are:
NEVER, EVER POST WITHOUT A PHOTO
PLAN AHEAD AND SCHEDULE
Before I started my career in marketing, I really didn't know about some of the free resources you can use to plan and schedule posts. For example, I didn't know about Tweetdeck. If you don't know about this, it can really help you.
Tweetdeck is built in to Twitter. It allows you to schedule your posts out so that they are sent from your account at a certain time. This is perfect for people who plan their blogs, write them, and schedule them to post later in the week. It is also perfect for people who are juggling jobs, family life, and social life! You can easily plan and not have to worry about it later. You can also easily schedule things on your Facebook page, and most blog-editing sites allow you to schedule posts to go out on certain days as well.
GET RID OF DEAD FOLLOWS
In the Twitter community in particular, it is understood that you typically follow someone back when they follow you. However, some try to do this baiting trick where they will follow you, wait for you to follow them back, and then unfollow you. This is to boost their followers. However, this means that one less person is seeing your posts.
To combat this, sign up for a free account on ManageFlitter.com. The free account shows you who is not following you, so you can unfollow them as well. As a blogger, your goal is to get people to click on your blogs. That won't happen if you're following a ton of people whoa aren't following you back.This helps you maintain a good following without subscribing to people who are just using you for the numbers.
LINK GOOGLE ADSENSE TO MAKE SOME DOUGH
displayed on your website. The settings are easy to change and it is a great way to make money doing what you love.
GET DESIGN HELP FROM FIVERR
I always talk about my freelance site, sometimes in a bad light. However, I recently got some help from a designer on Fiverr to design a logo for me.
Most of the services start around $5, which is great for bloggers on a budget. Having a logo will help solidify your blog's branding and make it recognizable when you use it on thumbnails and images on different social media sites. Fiverr also offers help in the social media arena, with several marketing professionals available to market your blog for a fee.
personal social media before, but you can do it if you have trouble staying active on your social media pages!
ADD MULTIMEDIA TO YOUR POSTS WHEN POSSIBLE
GET CHATTY WITH YOUR FOLLOWERS
it should appeal to a wide variety of users, not just your followers. This will help keep your followers engaged in everything you're doing on your account.
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE HASHTAGS
Transformation Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Follow Friday, and so on! Tons of people use these hashtags on those days, so you will be connected with even more people!
I hope that you've learned at least one useful tip from today's blog post! Let me know down below if anything else has worked for you!
LEGAL: All photos and graphics are my own or screenshots of my own profiles.