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How to Increase your Blog Traffic and Subscribers

I get a lot of emails from bloggers asking me how to grow their blog traffic and subscribers, so I decided to write this post, and I hope many find it useful.

As at the time of writing, I have over 45,000 blog subscribers and I get an average of 30,000 monthly views, and most importantly, I have been blogging for over 4 years now.

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Tthe truth of the matter is, there is no certain way to grow your blog traffic or subscribers. We all blog differently and our blogging path can be very similar or different. But there are ways to help increase your blog traffic and subscribers. Here are some of the ways –

 

  1. Be yourself

This sounds so simple right? Being yourself is the easiest person we can be right? Well as easy as it sounds, many of us are busy living a lie. As a blogger, being yourself is one of the best things you could do for your blogging career. Being yourself means you bring something else to the blogging table, something no else can, YOU. And that is your selling point; that will eventually bring in the traffic and subscribers.

When I first started blogging, I was so confused. I didn’t know how to be myself, so I was busy being any blogger I admired. I got sick and tired of being what I wasn’t and decided to do me and I have not looked back ever since.

I wrote about being You-nique in my eBook – How to Cash In as a Blogger, so go have a read if you have not done so already. It is currently available exclusively on Amazon.

 

2. Follow your Passion

When it comes to blogging, you have to keep your blog readers engaged to keep them coming back for more. Following your passion means you blog about topics you are passionate about. So if you are an art and culture lover, and love to writing about those topics, don’t stop writing about them because you feel no one is interested in reading those sort of posts or because you feel brands are not interested in those niches.

If you start blogging about beauty or travel for example, just because brands in those niches seem to collaborate more with bloggers, then you are setting yourself up for failure, because you won’t be able to keep up.

You need to follow your passion when it comes to blogging, because that way, you will never run out of blog post ideas or get bored. Following your passion will keep you blogging in the early days, when no one else is reading your amazing blog.

 

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3. Focus on your Strengths 

If your strengths lie in your writing tone or story telling abilities, focus on that, if your photography and editing skills are your strengths, focus on that and downplay your weakness. Whatever your strengths are, focus on them and keep thriving to improve them while you downplay your weaknesses, whatever they may be.

 

4. Be Social

Being a social butterfly on the internet will definitely attract more eyeballs to your blog, and if they like what they see, they could become subscribers. It is best to have an account set up on all social media platforms, then focus on 2 or 3 you like the most. For me, that is Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, I am not as active on other social media platforms, but I am present on all the main ones.

Most of my traffic comes from search engines, followed closely by Facebook and Twitter. I get very little or no traffic from Instagram, but it is a useful social media platform in other ways, so it is worth being on.

 

5. Consistent Quality Content

This is where the work comes in. For you to have a blog with good traffic and a growing subscribers list, you have to create quality content consistently. There are no such cuts.

 

These are some of my tried and tested tips. Do you have any tips to add? Please free feel to do so in the comments section.

 

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Prince Charming Isn’t Coming

I have been reading a lot of personal finance and general business related books on my Kindle for the last month, and I have found majority of the books very informative. I am currently reading “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money” by the talented Barbara Stanny – popular motivational speaker, financial educator, former journalist, and career counsellor, and I am loving it!

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This is the second book of hers I  am reading this month. I just finished reading “Overcoming Underearning(TM): A Simple Guide to a Richer Life”, which was also an amazing read. I learnt so much from the book, and I am implementing her tips already. I can’t wait to finish this current book and find more of Barbara Stanny books to read. Her writing style is right up my street, so easy to read, she is the real deal!

As a self-employed business person, I enjoy reading finance and business related books in my leisure time to keep myself informed. You would easily catch me reading a book on my Kindle, while on a train, in a car, before I sleep, or whenever I get the chance. Reading and writing is like food and water to me. I can’t do without them.

Reading these finance books have made me pay more attention to the health of my finances, which is not where it should be, but it is a work in progress, and I am happy it is nowhere where it was some years ago. And I am sure that is the case for many of us.

The reality for many of us is leaving from pay check to pay check, a never ending credit card bill, various store card bills, and online loans. Now there is nothing wrong with any of these if you do have them, life is hard as it is already, so being judged is the last thing we need from anyone, especially strangers. But the one thing I have learnt from these finance books, is that as long as you are on top of our finances, you are a step ahead. I have learnt to stay up to date with every bill and bank statement, and I working towards increasing my income streams, and spending less.

Have you read any of Barbara Stanny books? Do you enjoy reading about finance and business?

Speaking of books, have you read my book – How to Cash In as a Blogger?

 

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If you have, please leave me a review on Amazon, if you haven’t read it, please do and leave me a review once you are done. Thanking you.

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Knee High Socks – A Comfort Brace by Adam & Eesa

A week ago, my friend called me late at night and told me about a couples themed party. It was knee highs, fur coats and miniskirts dress code for a fabulous feminine look. The theme for men was to be a 90’s hero; hippy glasses, striped shirts, knee high boots and tight pants. I already started planning for the party as it was Friday and the party was to be on Saturday. I got my mini skirt and fur coat from my cupboard but I was worrying for socks as my cupboard was short of knee high socks. I was thinking of how to get a new pair of over the high knee socks in such limited time. I couldn’t compromise on my theme at any cost. Suddenly, I was struck by an idea to go for online shopping, which as you all know is my favourite thing to do.

 

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Socks shopping:

I did browse ‘eBay’ firstly for socks and found many options available on there. The variety of socks was incredible. The funky and cheeky socks in lots of designs really appealed to me. I wanted socks that could turn my entire look into a 90’s dapper style It’s always confusing to choose from thousands of options. However I finally stumbled across the gem “thick stripe over the knee high socks”. It was in black and pink colour contrast combination with Soft Stretch and machine washable fabric. The socks were of the ‘Adam and Eesa’ brand. I had no idea of the brand at that time but was very pleased to see their free shipping service in UK and their short delivery times.

 

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T-shirts shopping:

I wanted my fella to wear the full costume for the themed dinner. As well as socks shopping, I had to buy a T-shirt for him. I searched for a mens work out T-shirts on the Amazon website and found multiple brands there. After browsing many options, I picked the “Men’s Breathable Performance Workout Shirt” in size large.  I ordered promptly when I looked into the details, 65% Nylon, 35% polyester and slim fit in size. I was pleasantly surprised to see the same brand “Adam and Eesa” in the details. At that time, I breathed a sigh of relief as we both now had the full dress code for Saturday night’s party. At that time, I was curious to know about the Adam and Eesa brand and searched it on google.

I explored the whole website and found its clothing collection unique and versatile with latest trends and styles. Adam and Eesa is purely a global lifestyle brand that offers a wide selection of apparel for men, women and kids. I received both my orders on time and was once again impressed with their quick service and follow up.  I found both items (knee high socks and men workout shirt) were of high quality, looked extremely comfortable and classic. I’ve already placed a second order and have spread the word between family and friends about this family run, UK based source of joy, Adam & Eesa Ltd.  It’s a luxury online marketplace for ladies, mens and kidswear. It’s easy to get addicted to the site and it’s a must-visit destination for on-trend fashion.

What do you think of this brand? Are you a fan of knee high socks?

 

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