Blog writing can be a fun, creative endeavor. However, you can’t write for free most of the time, and helping your blog earn money is a high priority. But how do you get yourself out there? How do you get others to see your blog, to share your blog, and to recommend your blog to others?
Understanding the power of social media is key.
While you are writing your blog, you need to also be focused on building relationships with others on social media and on the web. You want to connect to your followers and get the word out about your blog. Increased traffic means an increase in potential revenue and affiliate links.
But where do you start?
Think about your target audience, who do you mostly write for? Where does your target audience hang out the most? Start there.
With so many social media sites, it’s hard to know where to start. Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram are wildly used by most people. But there is also YouTube, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn – to name a few.
Make sure your blog has a Facebook group, participate with others and post messages fairly frequently, link back to your blog, and share ideas. The more you participate, the more your followers will share your blog with others.
Reach out to others via Twitter, find other people that are of a similar mindset and follow them. Share ideas and thoughts with others, create shareable content and expertise to help others along. Be helpful and interactive and word will spread.
But don’t try to hit all platforms at once, start with your target audience and naturally spread out. Establish yourself in your favorite places. If you try to do them all, you won’t do any of them well!