Why should you start a blog?
- You have something unique to share with the world and you can potentially impact others!
- You can create your own community.
- Network with other bloggers.
- Make money! You can create another stream of income by monetizing your blog.
I’ve laid out all the 6 simple steps for how to start a blog!
Pinterest is an essential tool for bloggers these days! Anyone can be successful with it, as long as you use the right Pinterest Strategy. These are the pinterest strategies for bloggers that are proven to be successful. Just like many other bloggers, Pinterest has become my number 1 source of traffic to my site.I went from 43K on March 1st to 139K by April 30th! Most of the growth happened in April where I went from about 65K Pageviews to the 139K by the end of the month. I was glad that some of that transferred over to my blog. (My blog views are nowhere near these numbers just yet, but I’m claiming it that they will be! :)) When I started blogging I kept reading that same line over and over from So many different bloggers. “Pinterest is my number one source of traffic.”
I honestly just didn’t even realize how that was possible for Pinterest to bring in that much traffic. In college, I used Pinterest all the time, but mostly just for simple things like clothing ideas or wish lists. As a new blogger, I failed to realize that Pinterest is a search engine! Just like Google–people use Pinterest to find information annnd to buy things! There are 175 million* active Pinterest users. Which is insane! What’s really crazy is that *Millennials use Pinterest just as much as Instagram! Basically, If you’re in any kind of social media or blogging you’d be foolish not to utilize it! You can see my results below over the past couple of months for how I grew my pageviews by using these Pinterest strategies for bloggers.
I’ve been seeing everyone create Instagram Story Highlight Covers and I knew I had to figure out how to create Instagram Story highlight covers for my profile. Instagram Story Highlight covers allow you to add customization to your profile and let your audience know what you’re all about. This can be a really great resource for bloggers! You can easily save important stories as highlights under your specified categories and your audience can recap them later! And don’t forget to grab your Free Instagram Strategy Checklist below after you learn how to create the Instagram Story highlight covers!
I thought I would share with you the best blogging apps that have been really helpful on my journey! I think these apps can be useful for a new or an experienced blogger. Let me know if you’ve tried any of my recommendations! If you need a quick guide on how to even start a blog, I have all the details in this post here!
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There are a few things I wish I knew before starting blogging. I can’t believe my blog has been live for a month! It seems like just yesterday I was working behind the scenes. Sometimes, I feel like I have been doing this forever. Other days, I’m trying to figure out how to make time to learn everything. I thought setting a blog up required work but that was really the easy part! Maintaining the content on the blog, social media marketing, and learning new skills after launching is the hard part!
Thankfully, setting up my blog was a breeze. I set up my hosting with Siteground and have loved it! You can also set up with them here for as little as 3.95 a month! I share my quick tips for starting a blog in this post here.