Owning a blog/website has emerged as the most trendy way to earn bucks (big or small, depends entirely on how you channelize it). While there are writers passionate about writing, who create a personal blog just to vent their feelings and their writing pangs out, there is a huge majority of people, which take up the job of writing for websites (personal and for third parties) for the sole purpose of earning money.
It is not a bad idea given that there is no dearth of people, who have been earning big through this practice. We are only set to witness a huge surge in this trend because the opportunities to earn on the Internet are multiplying by the hour.
There is a suite of things to be considered, if you wish your blog to draw in money for you. The most important of all is how much traffic is your blog drawing, and if it is getting any clicks from it.
How to Boost Traffic
- Good Quality Content
Write good quality content – it is the first advice that I would like to pass on. Nothing beats authenticity. When you write a very informative content in the form of numerous useful posts and articles, your users would be keener to stay on your website. It will also lead to better word of mouth marketing. Visitors will also share your content on their social media profiles, which means more popularity of your articles and the overall blog. With so many enriching benefits, it would be imprudence to miss out on good quality content.
You can look at the online portals, where writers advertise their availability. These places boast of innumerable writers, who can really help you with your website by writing highly-valuable content, which can be read by a whole sea of readers. You can also hire content writing companies that deal in this field. These companies hire a pool of writers and contracting out them for writing job.
- Effective Marketing – Content and Social Media Marketing
Does this ever fail? Marketing is the key to sell any product, even websites. Particularly, the techniques of content marketing have brought a revolution in the way, we promote our products. Social media marketing has emerged as a top billed technique for marketers from all walks of industry to put their product right there in front of their potential customers and garner good attention and maximum eyeballs for them. There are various ways to promote your website through social media. Downloading the social media plug-ins on your website, which embed the sharing button of platforms, like Google+, Facebook, Linkedin, and twitter, which goes a long way in creating the right impact in the market and letting you turn heads in the manner most effective and empowered. Social media marketing promotes your product in the way nothing else does. It incredibly easy and effective and it is an unrivaled approach to make yourself count on the Internet. Because, most of the Internet audience has an account on the one or more websites, they happily share your content, if they like it.
Apart from downloading the social media plug-ins, you can also create pages of your site on Facebook, Twitter and Google. These pages will revolve around the theme of your website as you will post the article links of your website. This way, you get more clicks from the relevant audience. Of course, you will also need to promote the pages on the respective platforms. You can do so through paid advertising, a great way to gain Fans and followers on your social media page. As more and more people join your page, you will get greater visibility for your posts and updates. This helps in giving a huge boost to your presence on the Internet. The social media pages are also indexed by Google. So, when users run into them, they know that your brand is authentic and is spreading its presence across different platforms.
There is not any scarcity of the ways that can be leveraged to drive heavy traffic towards your website. You only need to be compassionate and dedicated towards its success.