Inside: Things to do today to help your business grow (Ideas and tips for bloggers).
Blogging can be such a fun job to have because you are constantly trying new things. It’s part of the job description at this point! This is especially true when it comes to growing your business.
There are so many different strategies and ideas that you can try; it’s never-ending. I know that, in the beginning, all of these ideas and tips can be so exhausting. So I wanted to supply you with a clean and simple list of the best things to do today to help your business grow.
These are some of the best ideas and tips I have for bloggers, so I hope you enjoy them.
Things To Do Today to Help Your Business Grow (Blogger Edition)
First up, I wanted to hit you with the hard balls. These are things that you absolutely need to try. If you do these days, you are setting your blog up for greatness. Actually, you aren’t just set it up; you are steering and adding gas to the tank as well.
1. Upload Content Consistently
this is perhaps one of the most important things that you can be doing. If you don’t have content, your blog is not going anywhere. By posting consistently, you are making sure that your viewers and Google know that you are serious and trustworthy.
2. Use SEO every day
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Learning how to use it to your advantage will help you to rank better on Google and other search engines. This will help to bring more traffic to your blog, which is never a bad thing!
3. Keyword Research
Doing keyword research is the act of seeing what kinds of questions and topics are being searched, then taking the ones that are popular enough and creating your content. The reason bloggers do this is to make sure they are writing quality content that people are actually searching for.
If they have no need for the topic you are writing about, your post will never be found.
4. Track Your KPIs
KPI stands for a key performance indicator. These are essentially the stats behind your blog. Some examples of KPIs that you should watch for are your traffic, inbound clicks, and your view per post.
5. Make Sure Your Homepage has Good SEO
Making sure your home page is easy to navigate and leaves your reader wanting to look into more of your work is key. You want them to easily find your blogs, the about section, and more. Make sure you are using keywords that reflect your topic on your home page; that way, search engines know you are there.
6. Promote your blog online
Promoting your blog is crucial for those first few years. You are going to need to lean on all of the important platforms as much as you can to get traffic to your site.
I recommend starting with Pinterest, seeing as it is the best search engine to work with for bloggers. The website is literally designed to send people to other sites. Meanwhile, social media platforms are created in a way that keeps their users in the app.
More Things That Will Grow Your Blog
Here is a list of some other great things to do today to help you crush your business goals. I think you are going to love these ideas!
7. Build a Social Media Presence
Building a social media presence can be such an important tool when you are helping your online business grow. When you are an online-based business, you are reliant on views, clicks, and engagement to be successful. Creating a social media presence will build an audience for you to promote your new article to.
8. Engage with Your Audience
Engaging with your audience today is a great way to make your business grow. The more engagement that you have on your blog, the better it will do. But you don’t have to limit your engagement to just the blog; you can connect with people through your social media too.
9. Study Trends
Knowing what is trendy at the moment can be an awesome way to get views on your articles. You can also study what kinds of content become popular during specific months of the year. For example, around Valentine’s Day, articles about V-Day outfits were on the rise.
10. Choose Great Featured Images
Never underestimate the power of a good featured image. Your featured image is the first thing that your viewers are going to see. Sadly, these days books are judged by their cover. I get it, though; with so much content and information, it can be hard to avoid relying on photos. But regardless, picking a strong feature image is a great way to get views.
11. Take Advantage of Internal Links
Internal links are links that you include within your articles that will direct your audience to more of your content. When you place these well, they can be a wonderful way to keep a reader’s attention and get more views throughout your blog, not just on one post.
12. Keep a Content Calendar
This is a great way to make sure that you are uploading quality content on time. Create a content calendar today if you don’t have one because they really save the day. You can plan out what keywords you want to use, what topics to write about, and when you are going to post them.
13. A/B Test Your Blog
A/B testing is basically where you test two versions of something to see which one performs better. This is a great way for you to improve your blog over time. It also allows you to stay on top of trends and the habits of your audience.
14. Use Pinterest for Research Not Just To Stare
I said it before, and I will say it again, Pinterest is the BEST site and tool for bloggers. I explained why above, but there is so much more to it. It will have to be its own separate article. For now, I will say that this is a wonderful platform to do keyword research.
15. Keep track of where your traffic is coming from
Paying attention to where your traffic is coming from allows you to shift your strategy to fit your blog’s needs better. If most of your traffic comes from Instagram, then put more effort into that app. If Google is doing well for you, then play into that.
And that just about does it. I hope you loved this list of things to do today to help your business grow. There are so many amazing ways that you can use the internet to your advantage.
If you want to learn more tips and tricks, you are in the right place. I have been doing this for over ten years now, so I have learned a thing or 2(hundred) about this business.
I have a lot to offer, but this is the best place to start.
Being a blogger is such a wonderful journey. It’s filled with ups and down like any other career, but it has such a built-in sense of curiosity that just keeps me satisfied year after year.