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In 2008, I left the corporate world to start my freelance writing business full time.
The main reason I did this is that I knew that one day I wanted to have a family + writing from home would afford me the opportunity to do what I love (to write) + stay home with my kids.
It wouldn’t be until 2013 that I had my first daughter. So for 7 years, freelance writing from home was my full-time gig. It paid the bills. It made me happy.
I’ve written countless blog posts for other people’s blogs + blog posts for companies + businesses (all for money, of course). I’ve had different blogs of my own over the years, too.
I’ve been running my blog for a few years now. I am happy with my page views per month but I am always testing out strategies to improve the quality of the visitors that land on my blog.
Here’s what I did:
1. I focused on one social media platform
Social media is where it’s at, right?
Well, I picked one platform + I gave it my all. That platform is PINTEREST.
What you might not know is that Pinterest works more like a search engine than a social media platform so it is second only to Google for searches! Nobody is going to Pinterest to be social. They are going to Pinterest to do research or to find something they are looking for –they are searching!
In one month, I had 39k views. As of June 2019 (so 6 months later), I have 130k views.
Are there other Pinterest accounts that have more?
BUT…39k views in one month is HUGE. + to get to a 130k in just 6 months is ah-mazing.
My Wedding Planner Copy Pinterest account had 19k views per month in December. As of June 2019, it has 55k.
Let that sink in for a second. Pinterest is HUGE in gaining quality attention + then driving those quality visitors to your blog/website. Pinterest is one of my top traffic sources.
If you want to automate your Pinterest efforts so you have more time to focus on other platforms, run your mom blog + well, be a mom, check out Tailwind.
It is the only scheduler that is Pinterest approved. Tailwind is what I’ve been using + I believe it has allowed me to take my blog to the next level in just one short month + up my game even more over the last 6 months.
2. I focused on my content
Take a step back for one second.
The only way I was able to figure out that Pinterest is the biggest source of traffic is because I created stellar content that I was then able to pin on Pinterest.
After I hit the publish button on any of my blog posts, the first thing I do is schedule that content to be pinned to my Pinterest boards.
3. I am engaging more with my dream readers
When I started engaging with my readers on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter + Instagram, it also made a HUGE difference in my blog traffic, blog comments + more.
I take the time to respond to people’s questions + comments on my blog posts or social media posts. I start conversations on Twitter. I am active in the RIGHT Facebook groups.
All of this is helping me to attract quality traffic to both of my blogs.
Want to tap into my complete blog traffic growth strategy?
These are just a few of the tips + tricks that I’ve learned in my attempt to boost the traffic to my blogs.