You only have 2 hours a day to work on your blog and you have no idea what to do that will help you grow your blog in the shortest time.
Your mind is buzzing with ideas and plans on how to generate blog traffic but you are not sure how or what to execute first.
You feel like you have reached a bottleneck and your blog traffic seems to have reached a plateau.
What should you do next??
I totally understand your frustration because, just like you, I am a busy mom blogger wearing many hats.
And I want to make sure the things I do for my blog are productive and will bring me the highest returns (aka. increase blog income)!
So here is a helpful list of 9 things you can do this week that will truly make a difference in your blog growth!
Generating Blog Traffic: 9 Productive Things You Can Do This Week For Your Blog
1. Grow your Pinterest traffic based on your current trending blog posts.
Check your Google analytics for the top 10 posts in the last 30 days. Create two new pins for each of these top-performing blog posts.
Pinning fresh pins is always very helpful in generating blog traffic and it can happen very quickly.
Of course, you need to have the right Pinterest strategy to maximize the time and effort spent on Pinterest.
If you want to receive new pin templates each month along with coaching from a Pinterest guru, do join the Pinterest mastermind group here!
2. Republish posts to keep your blog updated.
Check your Google analytics in the last six months and look for five top-performing posts that have been published more than three months ago.
Update each of these posts with new affiliate links, Amazon ads, or new blog graphics and republish the posts.
This will help keep your blog fresh without having to write brand new posts which could be very time-consuming.
A blog is that updated will definitely be more favored by Google’s traffic than one that has been neglected for a long time!
3. Organize your entire blog business.
Have you been keeping track of your business expenses
Have you been tracking your blog growth in terms of traffic and subscribers?
If you like using an excel sheet but not sure how to create a comprehensive business expense tracker, check out this blog budget spreadsheet. Accounting is now a breeze for me with this spreadsheet!
If you prefer using the good ol’ pen and paper, you can access The Blogtastic Toolkit 2020 for free to keep your entire blog business organized. (Use code: WELCOME if necessary)
4. Grow your affiliate income
Look for five new affiliate programs to join.
If you enjoy using Canva pin templates and would like to join my affiliate program, let me know you are interested in the comments below and I will pm you with more details!
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Joining the right Facebook group can be very beneficial
Through these Facebook groups, you can connect with bloggers who are in the same niche as you and you can better share each other’s posts, find more opportunities for guest posting and growing your businesses together.
However, it is easy to get lost in all the social threads and comments that you might lose your focus and get distracted from your initial objectives
Therefore, you should be very mindful of the amount of time that you spend on these Facebook groups
Leave helpful comments when other bloggers ask questions it could help you boost your reputation as well as generate more blog traffic, get more eyes on your products and affiliate promotions!
Just be sure not to get sucked into unproductive discussions or criticisms.
If you are keen on maximizing your blog traffic and profitability through social media, you can learn the right set of skills here.
Don’t forget to join me in my new Facebook Group – Mom Bloggers And Product Creators!
6. Nurture your subscribers into loyal fans.
If you have been neglecting your subscribers on your mailing list, NOW is the time to send them a useful email.
I highly recommend that you email your list once a week to keep in touch.
That will not only help to bring consistent traffic to your blog and also build a familiar brand that your subscribers will love.
If you feel bad for neglecting your list, all the more you should send them an email THIS WEEK!
Include a short update about your life and make it personal and interesting.
It would also be a good idea to give your subscribers a freebie in your email.
After all who wouldn’t be happy to receive a surprise gift?
And of course, always remember to direct your subscribers to your most recent or popular blog posts to generate more blog traffic!
7. Grow your mailing list.
Do all your blog posts have lead magnets?
Is it easy for your readers to sign up to join your mailing list?
Is there a compelling reason to attract your readers to become subscribers?
Perhaps it’s time to create a new lead magnet to grow your email list!
A lead magnet doesn’t have to require a lot of time to create.
It could be a one-page checklist, a simple e-book that is made up of a compilation of your blog posts of one particular topic, or an email challenge.
If you would like to give planners away as your lead magnet, check out these drag-and-drop Canva planner templates that will help you create beautiful monthly planners in just 10 minutes!
You would also be interested in this amazing creator’s toolbox that will help you create any lead magnets or sellable digital products to quickly and easily!
8. Write a new blog post.
Publishing a new blog post is always a good way to get more people to visit your blog because people are looking for fresh and helpful content every day!
But writing a new blog post can be overwhelming when you are busy with so many other tasks.
An easy and time-saving way to write a new blog post is to look into your past email campaigns and expand it further to create a useful blog post.
(This very blog post that you are reading actually comes from one of my emails to my subscribers!)
Don’t forget to always include affiliate links and lead magnets to maximize the profitability of each blog post!
9. Invest in your blog education.
You might ask, “What has learning about blogging has to do with generating blog traffic?”
Well, the answer is, “LOTS!”
If you see your blog as your business, then you would agree that certain investments are necessary to grow your business.
One absolutely essential investment is to invest in your blogging education.
Set aside 30 minutes this week to go through one of the blogging courses that you have purchased but haven’t dived into.
There is always something that you can learn from another blogger.
Investing time and money improving your blogging skills is definitely imperative in growing your blog business, including generating more traffic.
If you are not sure what courses you should be taking, do check out my recommended list that will help you decide what courses are best for your current situation in growing your business!
I hope you don’t feel overwhelmed by this list!
Nobody said that you have to do ALL 9 tasks in a week!
But if you ever feel lost or uninspired, or simply too overwhelmed that you don’t know what your next steps on blogging should be, this list of productive things to do for your blog should be very handy!
So, please pin it, share it, save it! Thank you very much!
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