So, you wrote a killer blog post. You are so proud of it and just know that your audience will love it too.
You hit publish…..now what?
Well, hopes and dreams aren’t going to bring traffic to that post.
You need to promote it!!
Promote? That sound like a lot of work. Well, girlfriend if you want your blog to get known you HAVE to work. Blogging is no cakewalk. It takes a lot of hard work, stress, tears, and research.
If you are looking for an easy way to make money then you signed up for the wrong thing. Sure, there are posts everywhere about “How I blog 10 hours a week and make $2000 a month!”. What they don’t tell you is how hard they worked to get there. That’s the stage I’m at right now. I work EVERY DAY, 8-10 hours a day. The only time I’m not working is when I have to run errands. I’m always researching, brainstorming, and stressing.
You know what though? I love doing it!! I have learned so many things since I started this site. Plus, I get to meet new people and make new friends!
One of the things you are concerned about when starting a blog is saving money. Most people that start a blog are starting it to make money. They don’t have a lot of money to put into it to start. I certainly don’t have much money to put into it. We pretty much live paycheck to paycheck using my husband’s income. I started this blog in the hopes that eventually he won’t have to work 60 hours a week.
So, the last thing you can afford is paying for advertising.
I put together a list of 10 easy ways to promote your blog post for free! We all love FREE! Plus, I guarantee these ways will work!
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Let’s get started!
In my opinion, Pinterest is THE best place to promote your blog posts. As of right now, 95% of my traffic comes from Pinterest.
That’s just a little over a month and a half into my blogging adventure. You NEED to have a business Pinterest account and pin, pin, pin!! Pinterest is a gold mine for traffic.
You can follow me on Pinterest!
*Stay tuned for another post coming soon that will explain how to use Pinterest to get more traffic*
Facebook is another great place to promote your blogs posts. I really think that results vary with Facebook. It all depends on your Facebook audience. My best tip is to make a Facebook page and a group for your blog. Invite ALL your friends to like your page. Regularly share your blog posts on your page. Keep it active. Post on your page some things that you don’t post on your blog. I try to post inspirational memes regularly on my Facebook page. Check out and like my Just Me & My Blog Facebook page.
For my Facebook group, I make it exclusive to my email subscribers. I use the group to contact my subscribers so you don’t always get emails. If you want to join my group, sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this post and you will get a password to apply. I also have all my freebies list in the group.
A lot of bloggers use Twitter to promote their blog posts. I use it too but, I don’t focus on it. My focus is on Pinterest mostly. Some bloggers get tons of traffic from Twitter. It just depends on what social media you focus on.
Please don’t try to focus on a bunch of social media sites at the same time. You will burn yourself out. My plan is to get my traffic up to where I want it to be using Pinterest, then I’m planning on focusing on Instagram, which brings me to #4.
I see many bloggers that get a ton of traffic from Instagram. This past year I just started using Instagram so, I can’t help you out much with it. I do know that you should add your blog URL to your Instagram profile. I’m sure that the longer I am blogging the more I will learn about Instagram.
5. Google +
Google + is another great way to get your posts out there. I share all of my posts here. I don’t get a lot of traffic from it but I do get some, and some are better than none.
6. Other Blogs
Yep, you read that right! Each time you comment on other blogs enter your name and website address into the form. This is a great and EASY way to promote! Try to comment on other blog posts that are relevant to your site. Make the comment relevant to your site and the post you are commenting on. People will read your comment and want to know more about what you have to say about the topic and click on your link!
7. Participate In Forums
Join forums that are relevant to your blog niche. Participate in and contribute to them regularly. Help people with questions they may have or with problems they are having. Include your website address in your forum signature that is available to all forum users.
Claim your site at Bloglovin’. Your audience can follow your blog here once you have claimed it. Bloglovin’ will share your blog posts on their site. Basically, it is an RSS feeder, where people can go to see the newest posts from all their favorite blogs.
*If you need help claiming your site just comment below or contact me and I will walk you through it ;)*
9. RSS FEED
Bloglovin’s is just one RSS aggregator. There are tons of them out there. So, be sure to make your RSS feed available so anybody can follow your feed and stay up to date with your site.
10. Ask Your Readers
This one may seem too simple but it works! Simply ask your readers to share your posts! Make social media share buttons available on your posts to make sharing easy for your audience.
I hope this helps you with promoting your posts. If it does, please share this post with your friends!
Do you have some tips for promoting blog posts? Post them in the comments section!
If anyone needs any help at all with any of these please don’t hesitate to contact me or ask in the comments.