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Are you a blogger looking for ways to increase blog traffic? I have had so many amazing inquiries on how I managed to increase my blog traffic to 6,000 pageviews in less than  2 months. When I first started this blog, my goal was to record the strategies I would be using to eventually monetize it and earn up to $5000 per month. With this came the struggle of getting and increasing blog traffic. I officially launched “Ladies Make Money Online” in November 1st, 2016 and it is now December 13th, 2016 and I have over 6,000 views.

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How I increased blog traffic to 6,000 in less than 2 months of blogging

How I increased blog traffic to 6,000 in less than 2 months of blogging

My blog is extremely new and I have about 25 blog posts already published and I plan to write up another 15 before the end of the year. My goal right now is to beef up the blog with enough evergreen content so that by next year I can post 3 times a week. Right now I am blogging about 5 times a week and it is extremely tiring. I have to research all my blogs, keywords, plan out what day to post a specific blog and then promote it. But it is worth it. When I look at my Google analytics to see my blog traffic, I can only see it going up, up and up!

If you read my last income report, I wanted to have about 10,000 page views by the end of December. Hopefully,  I can hit that target with all the hard work I am putting into the blog. I will break down how I increase blog traffic to give you a better idea on what you can do on your own blog. 

The steps that helped me increase blog traffic:

  • Promoting on social media platforms – specifically Facebook 
  • Sharing my work on social bookmarking sites (I give you more details on this on this blog- 10 Places to promote your blog after you hit the publish button)
  • My email list (even though it is currently small, the group is helping me share it)
  • In my own personal Facebook group that I started
  • On Pinterest (I also started a group board and you can get details on joining it “promote your blog“. 
  • I am also focussing on SEO and optimizing my blog as a way to help increase blog traffic. 
  • And lastly, I am writing longer blogs. Not too long like some other bloggers. I am keeping it above 1000 words. I sometimes write up to 1500 words (like this blog- which is slightly over 1500) but generally stick to around the 1000 word mark. Google has mentioned that long posts do get ranked better. 

What posts got the most views?: 

These blogs helped me increase blog traffic. I try to study blogs that people love and then focus on writing more of those blogs. It just shows me that people want to know more about that specific topic and hence I should give them more of that. These are my most viewed blog posts. 

How do I know that these are my most popular blogs? According to Google Analytics, these blogs keep getting the most traffic. I also look at the number of shares I get on a post as well as the number of comments. 

What source of blog traffic is my number one referral? 

Right now, Facebook groups bring me the most amount of traffic followed by Pinterest. I am currently working hard on Pinterest in order increase that traffic. I have joined about 25 Pinterest boards and I show my students how to join the right boards in my online course – Traffic Building Bootcamp! I knew I wanted to monetize my blog from the start and I have read so many bloggers say “If I had started implementing some of these ideas months I go, I would be at this point by now”. I did not want to be like that. I wanted to launch the blog with a bang and improve as I go. We are all making tweaks as we learn and grow. Don’t wait to perfect it. Make it good -branded and useful but don’t worry too much.

With this thought process in mind,  I made the sacrifices of purchasing a few courses before launching, attended webinars and went running with what I knew. Don’t get me wrong, I have previous experience. I run another blog which is mainly wedding related. It is so successful that I decided to start another blog- this one. So yes, I do have some experience. 

I still get a few blogs tell me that they are not ready to invest in XYZ because they do not have the audience yet. How are you going to get that audience? I learned everything I know by investing in myself and it has paid off. I don’t want to spend 6 months making lot’s of mistakes, giving up or just spending a hopeless amount of money because I was not willing to get it right from the start. If you want to increase blog traffic, then invest in the tools that will get you there. 

Why would you want to increase blog traffic? 

For me personally, I have a few reasons to why I want to increase blog traffic. I made the decision that I wanted to grow a tribe of followers, teach and help others grow. I don’t want you to make avoidable mistakes or spend between $3.00 to $20 on your blog hosting each month without seeing a penny back. Here are my reasons:

  • It will help me get more email subscribers
  • I will be able to make me more money 
  • I will be able to get more eyes on my work 
  • Help and inspire other bloggers
  • It’s purposeful and meaningful to me to help you grow your passion
  • I want to be able to turn this into a full-time gig

If you also want to make more money and increase blog traffic try out my course- start the new year with a great tool to grow: 

Blog Traffic Building Bootcamp

How I plan to use Pinterest to increase traffic? 

In my course, Traffic Building BootcampI focus on the different ways to get traffic. Putting your eggs in one basket won’t do you justice. Just the other day, Pinterest went through a weird stage and a lot of bloggers saw traffic go down. I did not. Because I have a strong SEO strategy implemented on my blog and I use other ways to continuously get traffic. But I will still continue to use Pinterest. 

My strategies for Pinterest involves joining 30 group boards, pinning more frequently to the group boards and using an automated system. I invested in Boardbooster the second week of starting my blog and it has grown my Pinterest account from 0 to 484 followers in less than two months. My goal is to get to 500 followers by end of December. Can I make it? Why not follow me :)?

I started with a FREE boardbooster account which allowed me to pin up to 100 pins. And then I upgraded to $10 as I plan to pin at least 200 pins a day. Yep, this helped me increased my other Pinterest account that is associated with my other blog. I plan to use the same strategy. If you are not sure about using Boardbooster, use the FREE trial to see if you might like it! 

My favorite tool with this is the looping tool. It brings old pins that you might have pinned a couple of weeks ago, right back to the top so that your new followers can see it. Pretty amazing. I am debating about adding Tailwind to my strategy plan. I will let you know. Be sure to follow me to see my progress.

Blog Traffic Building Bootcamp

Things that I will keep doing: 

I am currently helping my Traffic Building Bootcamp students increase blog traffic. My goal is to get them and myself to 100, 000 page views within 6 months. Within the next year, I want to have hit and gone above the 100,000-page view mark in terms of blog traffic. 

I will continue signing up for courses that will help me make money online. With the traffic I build and the amount of great content I am putting out, I want to be able to make this my full-time gig in less than 6 months. 

I signed up for Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course. Michelle of  Making Sense of Cent is one of my role models. She makes over $50,000 a month on affiliates. She actually hit the $100,000 mark in the last 2 months. That is my goal. 

I have also taken some of Melyssa Griffin’s courses and a few others in terms of growing my blog. I see these as good investments. Just like I invested in a college degree in myself, I see these as long-term investments. These courses are nurturing my business. 

What’s next for the blog? 

I will continue to increase blog traffic by implementing my strategiesI want to see a more consistent rise from here out. I will focus on creating great content, doing research and using the right keywords.  The main goal for the blog was to monetize it. I didn’t want to wait to get it moving, so I started the process from day one! Why wait? To get more subscribers? More traffic? These things will continue to grow as you grow. So I believe my income should also grow alongside my blog growing. My online course on building traffic focusses on the different ways I increase blog traffic every day:

  • I talk about SEO 
  • Tools to get the perfect keywords
  • How to find the keywords that big blogs are ranking for 
  • Pinterest strategies and the perfect way to get into the popular groups 
  • The exact process I use to plan out a blog 
  • What you must do once you get that traffic 
  • Ways to monetize your blog with your new found traffic
  • Collaboration opportunities
  • How to comment on blogs and get traffic sent to your site the right way
  • And much more 

Interested in investing in yourself and start seeing a change? Join the Traffic Building Bootcamp today. You do have a 30-day money back guarantee. The course can be taken at your own pace as you will have access to it for life. I did not price this course too expensive as I understand the struggles you are all going through. 

Blog Traffic Building Bootcamp

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94 Replies to “How I increased blog traffic to 6,000 in less than 2 months of blogging”

  1. R. Alexandria says: June 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Great tips! Definitely going to try some of these.

  2. Tatyanna says: December 30, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I’ve been struggling to increase blog traffic. I’ll make sure to use your tips and keep following your blog. Thanks!

    1. admin says: December 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      That’s great Tatyanna, You will get there!

  3. Nique says: December 19, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Damn! this is amazing! :/I started blogging 2 years ago :/ and its been a struggle since recently ive start using blog groups to help me get views I really need your help honestly :/ I feel like im wasting time

    1. admin says: December 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Oh no Nique, please feel free to contact me if you need any more help [email protected]

  4. TColeman says: December 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    This is such an amazing achievement. Thanks for sharing how you got there.

  5. Elizabeth O. says: December 19, 2016 at 9:01 am

    That’s very impressive! I think it’s a great achievement to be able to increase traffic! This is definitely going to help a lot of fellow bloggers!

  6. katrina says: December 19, 2016 at 6:27 am

    great job. i love increases as well. i just went over 1 million pageviews a month and so happy with it.

    1. admin says: December 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      That’s amazing Katrina!

  7. Kait says: December 19, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I definitely needed to read this post! I’m dying to get engagement like that since I’m such a new blogger!

    http://www.kaitkillebrew.com

    1. admin says: December 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      You will definitely get there!

  8. A .Antovska says: December 18, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Very good post! I am going to read carefully step by step!

    1. admin says: December 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Tyler says: December 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    This is super helpful as I’m a new blog too! Thanks!

    xoxo
    Tyler

    http://www.feeltheesunlight.com

  10. jill conyers says: December 17, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This is great information! I’ve been thinking a lot about blog goals for 2017 and of course increasing traffic is a big goal.

    1. admin says: December 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Wooohooo great Jill! Looking forward to your success.

  11. Bismahb says: December 17, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Great list of helpful tips and resources. I also get most of my traffic from Facebook.

    1. admin says: December 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Yes, I am trying to get my Pinterest as my main source. I think I am getting there!

  12. Natasha says: December 17, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Great Tips! Thanks!!

  13. Brittany says: December 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    This is great information! I am new to blogging so I am of course looking at all the different ways to increase traffic! Thank you!

  14. Meeta says: December 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    SOme awesome tips here! Thanks for taking the time to put them together. I have bookmarked it for reference.

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you Meeta!

  15. ellie says: December 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    these are such good tips! I find FB has helped immensely with my traffic growth. So many people talk about how amazing Pinterest is for blog traffic but honestly, it doesn’t send anyone to my blog,

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      It depends on how you use it. You need to have a strategy. Just like anything else. Let me know if you would like me to clarify.
      – You need to know at what time your target market is online and when to post
      -You need great graphics that attracts attention
      – You need to have keywords on your images, and descriptions
      -You need to promote your work frequently and throughout the day.

      They are so many factors to consider.

  16. Sondra Barker says: December 16, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This is such a great source of information! I appreciated the amount of detail you included!

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you so much Sondra!

  17. Bonnie LeahSay says: December 16, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for these tips. I will have to look into those sites you’ve mentioned, especially Boardbooster for Pinterest. Thanks for the information you’ve shared. I know a lot would benefit from it.

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      I am glad you found it helpful Bonnie!

  18. Tiffany says: December 16, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Great tips! I’m trying to focus on Pinterest more, too.

  19. Lenny says: December 16, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Very interesting. I’m going to apply these tips. Hopefully my blog will start to see some additional traffic.

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Let me know how it goes Lenny 🙂

  20. Hey Sharonoox says: December 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulation on your success! Love how you share your insight and detailed info. I really enjoyed reading them. Will be checking out on the bootcamp training.

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Thank you so much! I hope you can grow too 😉

  21. Wren says: December 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    These are great tips! Thank you so much for sharing them. I have been working really hard on growing my blog, I can take all the help I can get. 🙂

    1. admin says: December 16, 2016 at 12:13 am

      I hear you. I got help and now I am helping others 🙂

  22. Sophie Areli | Club Money Bin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I love this post because I officially started my blog last month and getting traffic to it is a priority. Thanks for the great tips. I need to really get busy with my Pinterest! Right now I’ve only been focusing on Facebook traffic which has been doing really well.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Facebook is awesome, but you have to keep promoting. Pinterest and Google are organic!

  23. Roy says: December 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I congratulate you on your success. Your article contains a wealth of information. I need to check into the bootcamp training.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you Roy, the Boot camp is amazing for increasing traffic. I am not at 7000PV.

  24. Kusum says: December 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    That is amazing progress and these are some great tips! I am for sure pinning this to implement some of these myself. Thanks for sharing.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  25. Clarissa says: December 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you for the detailed breakdown!! This is an amazing reference for bloggers!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much Clarissa! 🙂

  26. Nicole Escat says: December 15, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I just bookmarked your article! This would really take time to read to learn. Thanks!

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much Nicole!

  27. Cristina L. says: December 15, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Congrats on your success and thanks for those advices.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Cristina! 🙂

  28. Siobhan says: December 15, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Very helpful post. I pinned it so I can keep it to refer to. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you Siobhan!

  29. Nicole says: December 15, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Wow. This was super helpful. I have similar goals.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Well thank you Nicole!

  30. Jenny says: December 15, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Congrats! I just started a new site back in October and my pageviews are steadily increasing.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      You will get there ! Thank you Jenny!

  31. Claudette says: December 15, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for the insights that you shared here. 🙂

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      No, thank you, for stopping by Claudette :)!

  32. Liz says: December 15, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Great advice! I’m fairly new to blogging and need all the help I can get! I’ve been watching some of melissa’s videos too!

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Melyssa is pretty amazing! Thank you for stopping by Liz!

  33. Deanna says: December 15, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Great advice! I need to work on a lot of this.

  34. Adrienne Bradley says: December 15, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Great post! That’s a really good increase in only 2 months. Since we have the same full-time gig goal, I will follow and learn from you.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Well thank you Adrienne! I wish all the success! Now, let’s do this!

  35. Heidi says: December 15, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Great job! My traffic is great now, but it took me forever to get to this point.

    1. admin says: December 15, 2016 at 12:50 am

      Good to know Heidi, keep up the awesome work!

  36. Aish Das-Padihari says: December 15, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Really a great informative post. Thanks a lot.

  37. Mihaela Echols says: December 14, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    These are great tips. Ever since I have linked and used social media correctly and for my blog the traffic has gone up.

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      That is fantastic Mihaela! I am so happy!

  38. Chloe says: December 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    So many great tips, I’ve been blogging three months but only have half these views! Hopefully I can increase mine in the coming few months

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      You should be able to do so Chloe!

  39. Falon says: December 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Pinterest used to be my biggest source of traffic, but when I switched from Blogger to WordPress it took a dive. I definitely need to join some groups!

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 11:48 pm

      Oooh that is not Good Falon, hopefully you can pick up the traffic!

  40. Nanou says: December 14, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Great post! So many good tips and interesting articles. Thank you very much for sharing this. I’m looking forward to hearing how you go in the future.

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Welcome Nanou!

  41. robin masshole mommy says: December 14, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    This is super helpful information for bloggers. It is a specially going to help all the newbie bloggers out there.

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      I agree Robin,

      We are are here to help when we can!

  42. Sarah says: December 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Really Really great tips! It’s something as a new blogger I stuggle with everyday.

  43. Anya says: December 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Very helpful! I struggle with promoting my posts at times. Have you looked into Melyssa Griffin’s course? It was so helpful for growing my traffic 🙂

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      I have taken Melyssa Griffin’s courses 🙂

  44. Anna says: December 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    These are all really great tips! I sent a request to join your facebook group and pinterest board.

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Perfect I will add you 🙂

  45. Meghan says: December 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Such a great post on growing your traffic. I really need to get into Pinterest!!

    Meghan, Beyond Basic

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Pinterest is the way to go!

  46. Azanique says: December 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    This is so awesome
    Thank you for the tips!

  47. nic says: December 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Wow this is seriously interesting! Congrats to you!
    ClassToCloset

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you so much Nic 🙂

  48. Jessica says: December 14, 2016 at 2:28 am

    These are great tips! It took me a longggg time to get to those page views so it was great reading how you did it so fast.

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 3:23 am

      Thank you Jessica, yes they are few things to get your blog moving 🙂

  49. edira says: December 14, 2016 at 1:20 am

    as a new blogger, I’m impressed and inspired!
    thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 3:24 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

  50. Allison says: December 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Great tips! I have used some of these tips to help increase my traffic as well!

    1. admin says: December 14, 2016 at 3:24 am

      Fantastic Allison!

  51. Travel Pockets (Crystal) says: December 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats on your success! We’re starting to see some growth on our blog as well and it’s so exciting!

    1. admin says: December 13, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      I am so glad Crystal!

  52. Morgan says: December 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    As a new blogger, this was very good advice! Thanks!

    1. admin says: December 13, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      You are welcome Morgan!

  53. Meagan says: December 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    This was so helpful! thank you so much! Therealherblog

    1. admin says: December 13, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by Meagan!

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