Day 6: Launch And Promote Your Blog
Welcome to Day 6!
Here we go! You have it all set! Now it is time to push the live button and start promoting your content.
But before pushing the button, here is quick checklist you need to go through:
- Do you have a an email opt-in form for people to subscribe to your newsletter?
- Do you have a social media presence? Where can people follow you? (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)
- Do you have an "About Me" page?
- Do you have at least 3-5 articles on your blog?
- Do you have a contact form?
Launching your website won't be enough. The World Wide Web is HUGE and there are many competitors in your niche.
You should put as much time on writing content than promoting your content if you want to be a successful blogger.
So how to promote your blog you may wonder?
There are hundreds of ways to do it but let me give you a few.
Use social media
Every time you post a new blog post. Make the whole world know about it and cross post throughout all your social media platforms.
Nowadays, some applications would allow you to post once on one platform and the post will automatically be reposted to your other accounts.
Check online tools like IFTTT or Zapier.
Facebook has a feature that allows you to boost your post to increase exposure. $2 to $5 invested in each blog can make a difference in the beginning.
Join a community
There are many groups on Facebook for bloggers. They would usually dedicate one day of the week for blog promotion. Join these groups and engage as much as possible with their content to gain exposure.
Use your friends, family and then your fans
When you just get started, share your posts with your friends and family and ask them to share it. It helps. Then once you start building a following, ask your fans to share your blog post. If you don't ask, you don't get.
Collaborate with other influencers
A good way to gain visibility is via collaborations with other bloggers in your niche. Create content together and share it with your respective audience to increase exposure. It is a great way to build a network of bloggers also that you can leverage anytime to ask for recommendations.
It will help you build traffic and social media followers. Have a series of contests planned with different goals. There is an online tool called Gleam that you can use that set competitions with different objectives and do all of it: grow email subscribers, Facebook and Instagram followers, Pinterest and Twitter followers.
There is NOT one solution that will help your blog grow. You will need to test, test, test and see what works for you.
I personally found that Instagram is the best way to promote your content nowadays.
This is the fastest growing social media platform where you get the most engagement. You just need to know how to leverage the features they offer to promote your business.
This is what I offer in my online course Instapreneur Academy.
I break down everything I learned and used so far to promote my online business and make money just by using Instagram as my main promotional channel.
And once you join you will have me as your mentor and you will also join a community of online entrepreneurs with who you will be able to collaborate.
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