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8. Guest post on other blogs
You’re probably wondering how posting your content on someone else’s blog will bring you traffic.
I’ll have you know that this is actually one of the most effective ways to increase your blog’s traffic. Here’s how it works.
By posting on popular blogs, you’ll be able to build your authority and make yourself known to your target audience. You also get to build your online presence. This will pay off in the long term.
Now, for this to work you need to collaborate with the right blogs. Go for bloggers who have an engaged audience. And, very importantly, an audience who is likely to be interested in your blog as well. Choose bloggers who receive lots of real comments and social shares.
Most important of all, you must create content for guest posts that is of very good quality. You have to impress your host blogger’s audience so you must do it with content that truly interests and impresses them.
Guest blogging on quality sites also leads to quality links from these sites. This is great for SEO but only if it is from a relevant authority site so choose your sites well.
9. Leave helpful comments on other blogs
Here’s our last tip on how to get traffic to your blog.
Commenting on blogs is still a very useful way to get traffic to your own website. But only if you’re being helpful and useful.
Take the time to read the actual post and leave a comment that is relevant. Don’t comment on other blogs just for the sake of it. Do it on relevant sites and please, leave out the self-promotion. An insightful comment is promotion enough.
If you truly want to make money with blogging, every blogging step you take must be strategic and well thought out. This is especially the case if you want to build quality traffic to your blog.
Try our strategies above (you don’t have to do them all at once) and we’re confident that if you put in the effort, the results will translate into more readers for your blog.
Remember: focus on creating content that your audience truly needs or wants to see, and half your job is done.
Once your blog starts getting traffic, the next step is getting ready to monetize that traffic and start making money from your blog. Ka-ching!