This blog post is for all the bloggers out there in the world. If you aren't a blogger, you can check out my most popular DIY projects here (and don't worry, I'll be back to my normal topic of DIY tomorrow)! So you have an awesome blog, but it's not growing as quickly as you would like? Feeling lost when it comes to promoting your content? Yeah, I've been there. Every blogger has been there. But today I am going to tell you how to get traffic to your blog and earn money from doing what you love. But first, let's get this out of the way… This is not a quick and easy process. I have worked harder than I have ever worked at anything to grow my blog and you will have to do the same thing, but it can be done if you want it badly enough.
How to Get Traffic to Your Blog & Earn Money
So you have an awesome blog, but it's not growing as quickly as you would like? Feeling lost when it comes to promoting your content? Yeah, I've been there. Every blogger has been there. But today I am going to tell you how to get traffic to your blog and earn money from doing what you love. But first, let's get this out of the way… This is not a quick and easy process. I have worked harder than I have ever worked at anything to grow my blog and you will have to do the same thing, but it can be done if you want it badly enough and you work hard enough.
First, I need to give you a bit of background about my own blogging journey so that you understand why this topic is so near and dear to my heart.
My Blogging Story
I started my blog on October 28, 2013 for fun. It was a great creative outlet for me and a convenient way for my friends and family to see the progress we were making in renovating our outdated home that we had recently moved into. I didn't know people could make money blogging. I just knew blogging combined 3 things I love–writing, photography and DIY home projects. So I started my blog with very little thought on Blogger. I was working as a full-time trial attorney and was a busy mom to twin girls. My blog really was a hobby…at first.
In Spring 2014, I started seeing references to people “monetizing” their blogs. Wait, what?! You could make money from a blog???? I was seriously shocked. At that point, I had migrated my blog from Blogger to WordPress (you can learn more about that here) and had some small expenses and I wanted to figure out how to make money blogging to cover those expenses. So, I monetized my blog. I worked on some sponsored posts and began running ads on my site. I even started adding some affiliate links to my posts, though I honestly had no clue what I was doing with affiliate marketing until much later (it’s since become a HUGE money maker for me and I’ve written an eBook about it–you can check out Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers here). So initially, I made very little money, but it was enough to cover my expenses and I was happy. I still never dreamed bloggers could earn more than pocket money blogging. I thought I was shooting for the stars when I set a goal of earning $2,000 per month.
By September 2014, my blog wasn’t so little anymore! It had grown to over 200,000 monthly page views by that time; I was doing the best I could to promote my blog posts through link parties and social media but I knew I could be doing more. That said, as my traffic grew, my income grew a bit more. It was around this time that I started thinking that MAYBE, just MAYBE, I could start earning a modest living from my blog. The problem is, I was kind of stuck. I was feeling overwhelmed by keeping up practicing law full-time, being a good wife and mom, and blogging! I needed some guidance. I needed a more experienced blogger to guide me through the process of a successful blog and show me step-by- step, exactly how to grow your traffic and generate a sustainable income. That’s when I signed up for my first blogging course. It was a big investment for me at the time ($399), but I took a leap of faith.
I jumped into the course right away when I purchased it in September 2014. Y’all, it was A TON OF WORK. Truly, I have never worked harder in my life, especially since I was still working full-time as a lawyer! Blogging is HARD WORK. Results do not come for free and no course is magic. It will not do anything for you if you don’t put the work in. But I put in the work in and 4 months later my monthly page views had grown to 528,331. Sixteen months later, my monthly page views had grown to 754,570–that's an increase of 257%. And it was all because I took a blogging course and educated myself about how to grow my blog.
My earnings increased, too. Despite fairly high page views before beginning taking the course, I was barely earning any money after monetizing my blog in the first quarter of 2014. After I began the course, things started to change because I learned exactly what to do to improve my content, promote my content and optimize my earnings! Before the course, I was earning between $1,000 and $1,500 per month. My earnings grew to over $6,000 per month just 6 months later. Now I consistently earn $10,000 to $15,000 per month. So, on January 1, 2016 I “retired” from the practice of law to blog full-time. When I say it's a dream come true, I mean it. Yes, I still work HARD every day and put in a lot of hours, but I am able to do it from home on a flexible schedule, which gives me so much more time to spend with my 5-year-old twin girls and husband. That is priceless. And it's all because I invested $399 in a blogging course and put in the work required. And I haven't stopped educating myself since I finished that course–far from it. I am constantly learning as much as I can about blogging. Constantly.
Ask yourself this… How badly do you want it?
You say you want to grow your blog and your blogging income, but how badly do you want it? When you really want something, you need to be willing to work harder than anyone else to get it. And in the blogging world, most of that hard work needs to be spent constantly educating yourself about how to get traffic to your blog and increase your earnings.
That's why four other successful bloggers and created Blog Goals. We wanted to create the best education out there for those bloggers that really want it. You know, those bloggers who are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their blogging dreams. People just like the 5 of us. People just like you.
Today we are launching our very first workshop bundle–the Blog Boost bundle. We chose that name because the comprehensive workshops in the bundle are meant to teach you how to get traffic to your blog and increase your earnings. In other words, they will give your blog the boost it needs.
The Blog Boost bundle includes 6 workshops that are each 3 1/2 to 5 hours long. The topics covered are Google+, Facebook, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Instagram and SEO. That means you get over 24 hours of video instruction. Rather than have a single instructor teach all the subjects, we made sure to put together a team of instructors who are experts in their fields. That is what makes Blog Goals so different. There is not a blogger on earth who is an expert on every aspect of blogging and social media. If we had one instructor teach each workshop, you wouldn't be getting the best information out there. I know that I would do a terrible job trying to teach you about Instagram. So we've made sure you get the best of the best for each subject.
If you hired a blog consultant to help you in the areas that we are covering in our workshops, you would pay over $2,400 for this information. But because we want EVERY BLOGGER who wants it badly enough to be able to afford it, we are making the Blog Boost bundle available for $299 and it's RISK-FREE. We know you will love it, but if you work through the course and feel like the material did not help you or apply to you at all then we will honor a 30-day money back guarantee. You literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And for those bloggers who are only interested in one or two workshops, you can purchase them individually for $119 each. That allows you to purchase exactly what you need and nothing that you don't.
You can learn tons more about the Blog Boost Bundle and see answers to frequently asked questions by clicking here.
If you still have questions after checking out the Blog Boost Bundle sales page, ask away! Seriously. Send me an email. I am happy to give you more info about my experience with the course or to answer specific questions you have. My email is tasha(at)designertrapped(dot)com. Please be sure to put “Blog Goals” in the subject line so that I can get back to you ASAP!
I would love for you to meet each of the other instructors that I've teamed up with and hear about their blogging journeys. Be sure to head over to their blogs to learn more about their success. Just click on any of the links below.
Now, I promise you, there is enough traffic and income for ALL BLOGGERS, so let’s support each other and spread the word about this amazing course by pinning it or sharing it on Facebook?