How I Got 600 Steady Views My First Month Blogging

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It can be overwhelming while trying to get everything together to first start your blog. At first I thought, “Oh, I can make a cool website since I`m pretty creative and should be good at this sort of thing. I got this, just a little writing and pasting pictures on posts and I will make money!”

If only! As I did some research I realized it`s

A LOT more than writing and posting pictures.

I only officially started blogging about a month ago but have a good feel for what I am doing. I looked around online for some of the best educated and successful bloggers to learn. Saving myself the time going here, there, this site, that site, and all over when I could find what I needed from a few different sources.

With blogging, especially at first, time is money. Unless you just have money to put into a hobby. 

 

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Anyways… I formed this list in terms of what programs, resources, and steps I took to get my steady 600+ daily page views after only one short month!

 

Useful Things I’ve Learned Along The Way:

 

#1 Buy a domain name & hosting site through SiteGround

You have to put in a little money to start out with, there is no avoiding that (if you want to make money). I chose SiteGround to register my domain name I had chosen and got their one year plan through a friends discount link to score me a sweet deal.

SiteGround has the fastest loading speeds, which is important for traffic on your soon to be site, and is beneficial from the start. They have intense security procedures to keep you and your information safe online as well as your viewers. Best part, they have amazing customer service that is always there to help! The customer service reps always respond quickly and were able to help me figure out a few things I was confused about.

I also chose their option to download WordPress which walks you through everything starting up. Only took me about an hour and I felt I understood what I was doing, finally!

Click the banner below to get started with SiteGround today! You won`t be disappointed 🙂

 

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#2 Download & Activate WordPress Plugins

A plugin basically allows you to easier manage, change, personalize, and make your

page yours. Before setting my site up, I would’ve saved so much confusion with coding and editing issues if I had the right plugins from the start!

These are the best I have found so far:

  • Yoast
  • Ad Inserter
  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Broken Link Checker
  • Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd
  • Disqus Comment System
  • Feed Them Social
  • Font
  • Google Analytics
  • Hashtagger
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • Kirki Toolkit
  • Open In New Window Plugin
  • Page Builder by SiteOrgin
  • Pretty Link
  • Simple Author Box
  • Social Media and Share Icons
  • Updraft Plus – Backup/Restore
  • upPrev
  • w3 Total Cache
  • WP Smush
  • WP Optimize
  • Per Page Head
  • Pinterest Pin It Button
  • WP Polls
  • WS Facebook Like Box Widget
  • WPForms Lite

*Updated list of plugins as of September 01, 2017

  • Ad Inserter
  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Better Font Awesome
  • Bropken Link Checker
  • Customify
  • Disqus Comment System
  • Font Organizer
  • Google Analytics
  • Hashtagger
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • Kirki Toolkit
  • Open in New Window Plugin
  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin
  • Pinterest WordPress Plugin – AcessPress Pinterest
  • Pretty Links
  • Simple Author Box
  • Socia Media and Share Icons (Ultimate Social Media)
  • UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore
  • upPrev
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP – Optimize
  • WP – Polls
  • WPForrms Lite
  • WS Facebook Like Box Widget
  • Yoast SEO
  • WP Smush

 

#3 Master Pinterest To Get More Blog Views (Traffic)

One of the best ways to build your traffic is through Pinterest. If you aren`t familiar with it, get familiar! Your going to need a business account to make the most of it.

With excellent reviews and highly recommending first hand, Pinterest Ninja by Megan @ LoveFamilyHealth.com is the way to go! It will walk you through all you need to know to master Pinterest. Read more about it by clicking below!

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Check out my page views from July to August, one week after Pinterest Ninja (the data for August is only about a weeks worth of views since this was captured on 8/11/2017)

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+435 Page views in one week after implementing Pinterest Ninja!

#4 Sign Up For PicMonkey

If you haven`t already, you’re going to want to sign up for PicMonkey if you want to utilize all Pinterest has to offer in terms of getting attention to your pins/content. This is one of the best photo editors out there that a lot of blogger stand by!

Using PicMonkey is the easiest way to create the perfect images for your pins. Not to mention beautiful photos for your blog as well! Driving traffic to your site through Pinterest will significantly grow your blog views!

Their competitor, Canva, seemed super complicated to me although I am usually pretty good with these kinds of things. I only played around on their site for a few minutes before getting frustrated and heading back over to my beloved PicMonkey!

Click the banner below to sign up today, it`s FREE!

 

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Make sure to include all your amazing new pinnable images to your post. Keep your blog posts neat and uncluttered by “hiding” images inside you post, check it out below!

How To Hide an Image in a Blog Post

# 5 Sign Up For Affiliate Marketing ($$$)

In no specific order, here are some great affiliate programs you can sign up for today for free! There are instructions that go with each one so make sure to follow them. You can also click here to email me if you have any questions and I would be glad to help!

(Will Update As Needed)

Amazon Affiliate Program – Affiliate section located @ bottom of page

ShareASale – Ultimate stockpile of popular affiliates in one!

 

PicMonkey Affiliate Program (once registering) – Affiliate section @ bottom of page

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#6 Apps Recommended For Blogging Success

  • Tailwind – Pin scheduler that gives you 100 repins, then it`s only $5 for their monthly unlimited membership. This has really been boosting my traffic from Pinterest.

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    • PicMonkey – Great for on the go editing or when away from the computer.

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      • Ebates – Make your affiliate account and earnings easily accessible with their app!

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  • WordPress – Easy blog site management through your mobile app, making connecting with viewers easier.

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#7 Sign up for BoardBooster

As I mentioned before, Pinterest is a big deal. The more your pins get repined and spread all over Pinterest, the more traffic you get! Talk about growing your steady blog views!This will be a great tool to schedule your pins with as well, plus has more options than Tailwind. It has a free trial for 100 repins, like Tailwind, although it too is affordable! They have options as low as $5 a month for 500 pins. Save some time & hassle with BoardBooster!

For the ultimate guide to BoardBooster, check out this amazing post by Chelsea @ HerPAPERROUTE

#8 Use Pexels for Free Stock Photos

 You can`t go around and take anyone’s photos online without permission, that`s why there`s stock photos. Sign up for Pexels here to get beautiful stock photos for your site, blog posts, pins, and more all for free! Make sure to add it to your bookmarks or favorites on your browser!

 

 

 

That`s how I did it so far! 🙂

Leave a comment and let me know what was most helpful for setting up your blog? What kind of goals would you set for your first month?

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