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10 Awesome Ways To Get You More Site Traffic

“I need more site traffic!” is the thought you had when you saw the title of this post. Am I right?

 

In 2016 ALONE there were 1.6 billion active mobile social accounts globally.

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On WordPress alone, 56 million blog posts are published every month (source).

 

When you look at both of statistics separately they are pretty staggering, if you look at them together, they’re pretty hopeful for WordPress bloggers.

In this post, I wanted to share the most important elements of your blog after stellar content. So, what are you waiting for?

 

Let’s Get More Site Traffic:

 

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Why Your Target Audience Is More Important Than Your Spouse

 

Ok, maybe your target audience isn’t actually more important than your spouse, but a close second. You should know them inside out and love the bones of them. Why? Because knowing who they are and who they aren’t, could make or break your bloggy business.

How to find your target market was something that I did not understand until it was far too late and I was struggling to find a product idea that would be profitable for my Craft Blog. Back in 2010 when I started Heart Handmade UK, it was perfectly acceptable to say “my audience is all women in their 20’s who like crafting and home decor.” Sadly. That’s just not enough.

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Do Bloggers Actually Make Money Blogging?

Today we answer the magical question “Do bloggers actually make money blogging?”If you want to make money online a blog is a great way to do it. The ugly side that a lot of bloggers don’t share, is that there’s actually quite a lot of learning and groundwork to be done. My advice is to learn as much as you possibly can before you put yourself out there. So here we ask again,

 

Can You Make Money Blogging?

 

Back Story: I’ve had a craft blog since 2010 that was really a hobby and something to keep me occupied when I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I suffer from chronic medical conditions and disabilities which you can read about here. I set about to learn absolutely everything I could learn about blogging in that time and over the years blogging has changed completely. When I was told that I had a misdiagnosis and I would never be cured of my illnesses, I decided that it was high time I made a real go of it. I’ve always been a type A personality and confident that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, in February 2017 I decided to make a strategic effort to earn income from my blog.

 

++5 Ways To Make Extra Money This Weekend

Why do bloggers share income reports? Is it just to show that they make money blogging?

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7 High Paying Affiliate Programs To Earn Lots Of Money

Everyone wants to make more money, right? Do you think you need to be in the ‘blogging about blogging niche’? It’s simply not true. Promote high paying affiliate programs enough and it’s entirely possible to earn a lot of money using affiliate links, as long as you know who your ideal reader is. That is so important, and something I could not wrap my head around for years. Something that helps, is having an affiliate program who are a trusted brand and one who has a high payout rate.

 

7 High Paying affiliate programs you should be promoting

 

Before you start promoting affiliate programs there are a few things you need to know:

 

You Need To Gain Your Readers Trust

 

I NEVER recommend anything I don’t love and use myself. It’s so tempting to start promoting affiliate programs because of the high payouts but if your readers don’t connect with you or trust you because you’ve never actually USED the product, they won’t want to purchase.

 

The Best Piece Of Advice I Have About Making Money Blogging:

 

GO SELF-HOSTED! I’m so serious. If you are NOT WILLING to invest in yourself and your blog, how can you expect your readers or brands to invest in you and WANT to purchase through your affiliate links?!

 

The first steps to going self-hosted is getting a host and domain. I’ve been like Goldilocks and tried out FOUR different web hosts, FINALLY, I found one that I love to death. SiteGround is AMAZING!
I’m on their cloud hosting platform which is expensive BUT you can start a blog for £2.95 a month, although I would recommend you go with the £3.95 program.

 

Not only is the price amazing, they are super fast, their customer service is AMAZING and they will set up your WordPress.org site for FREE. Or, they will transfer your blog from a free platform for FREE!

 

You get a free website builder and you can choose from a WordPress site or Joomla. I use WordPress since it’s super easy and user friendly. And thats all for £2.95 a month! Click HERE to learn more about SiteGround!

So, no matter the niche your blog is in, these affiliate programs offer high payouts. The high payouts are for different reasons, but they’re still excellent programs:

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Learn How To Brand Yourself in 5 Simple Steps

 

Assuming you use Pinterest as much as I do, you’ve probably seen the word “branding” pop up here and there. But what is branding, how do you create a brand, and how do you brand yourself? Branding is the personality of your business.
Think about your best friend and your boss. Unless your best friend is your boss, you probably speak and interact with these people differently. You may goof off with your best friend and can act out. But with your Boss, you act more professional. So let’s compare this with your brand.
Your brand has to do with how you interact with your customers and how they perceive you. Your boss sees you as a hard working professional, while your friend sees you as crazy and a fun friend. Are you starting to get it? You get to choose how people view and interact with your brand. Will individuals who see your brand see a business with a professional tone, a caring tone, or a fun and colourful tone?

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