You can still make more money blogging. Yes! I know you make some money. What if I show you some more little tricks to increase your earnings as a blogger?
In this post, I gave some tips on how to choose the right flexible theme so you can be dynamic in placing money making objects on your blog. In another post, I discussed in more details 15 different ways bloggers make money. To add to this, I created another post on how social proof can be leveraged to generate more earnings on your blog.
Social proof is a strong income factor. With a solid social proof, any attempt to make money from your blog will yield fruits.
In this post, we are looking at how social proof can boost your income and put more money in your pocket.
Often, when we hear social proof, we think social media. That’s not completely correct. It goes far beyond social media. Social proof is all around us even offline. However, I’m not going into the offline side of it. We are looking at it as bloggers.
There are three main sources of traffic to your blog and you need the three. However, in this post, I will dwell more on two. Here are the three, to begin with;
1 – > Search engine traffic
2 – > Referral traffic
3 – > Direct Traffic
Search engine traffic is of course traffic from search engines. I’ll cover some more tips to get more of this traffic below
Direct traffic is traffic from direct visits to your blog – this happens when someone types your domain name in the address bar. Some people consider traffic from bookmarks, links in ebooks and emails as direct traffic.
One of the questions I get often is how to build a popular blog. I got a private message from one friend on Facebook 2 days ago who said “Enstine, your new blog is getting so popular. How do you do it?”
Many people all over wonder how others do things to work for them. If it works for me, it can work for you. That’s right!
Now, I often give two answers to this question on how to build a popular blog;
As expected, many bloggers want to build a popular blog so fast. That’s achievable but you have to be an ant 😉
Building a list for your blog is one of the first things you have to start doing as soon as you start your blog. I know this is not always the case because of the confusion and lack of accurate knowledge that’s often experienced by many starters.
One thing is to build the list and another is to maintain it. At both ends, it’s always a hard nut to crack. If you’ve never started a list before or you are not happy with what’s happening with your current list, I might have suggestions that will clear the dust and set things right.
I want to discuss in this part the things you need to build a list and how to use your list effectively as a blogger so you don’t loose subscribers so quick. But first, here are two things you get from your list;
Stock photos are photos that are available for immediate use. They are cost effective alternative to hiring a photographer to go out and shoot the photos.
If we had to go out and hire a photographer for every blog post, that will be a handsome load of work on our shoulders. So an alternative is to visit a website and download already existing and related pictures for out articles.
There are almost unlimited number of stock photo websites out there offering both free and paid options. Generally, the difference is in terms of size and resolution. But before I give you a short list of some of the stock photo sites I use, we are going to see some important points.