How to start a blog and get followers? That is a key question for new bloggers, and the answer is simple: hard work . In this post, I will show you how to get followers for your blog.
Yes, I say hard work because besides getting into the habit of writing at least weekly in your blog; you need to focus on getting followers for your blog; I mean creating a community around your blog.
How to start a blog and get followers?
You can start a blog by reading this post: How to start a blog: A great and practical beginner’s guide and get followers by focusing on an SEO (search engine optimization) strategy.
Finding the perfect social media platform or platforms for your product or service and also by doing advertising.
Search Engine Optimization Strategy
If you really want to know how to start a blog and get followers you need to think about an SEO strategy.
A good SEO strategy will give you high-quality traffic to your blog because it will be organic traffic.
Ok, this post is not about search engine optimization.
But I will give you some tips on how to start your SEO strategy.
Find the keyword for your post
For example, the keyword of this post is: How to start a blog and get followers.
I chose that keyword because it is very searchable and can bring traffic to my blog.
So as you can see, I use the keyword in the title of this post, in the first paragraph in a subtitle and across the post.
That is a good SEO practice that you can use when you are writing your posts.
Use a WordPress SEO Plugin
An SEO WordPress plugin will help you with the basic elements of SEO your blog needs. Like: meta tags, breadcrumbs, meta title, slug and the alternative description for the photo (alt tag).
You need to use a WordPress SEO plugin because if you don’t know about search engine optimization.
Or you are just learning how to do SEO for your blog, an SEO plugin is the best way to start.
When you use a WordPress SEO plugin, you will find new terms and to understand those terms you will need to investigate.
That is the perfect way to learn search engine optimization.
You need to work on the SEO of your blog because search engine optimization is a long-term game but it is the most rewarding.
If you work for a good SEO, you will get good quality traffic to your blog and that is what you need to monetize your blog.
A good knowledge of SEO is important to know how to start a blog and get followers
The most important thing in search engine optimization is link building.
Link building is the set of techniques used to generate links in external domains in order to improve the SEO positioning of a blog or website within search engines.
If Google sees that other blogs have links to your blog, your blog will rank higher.
Link building is the most important thing to do for the SEO of your blog.
But also it is the most arduous task.
I say it is the most arduous task because it is hard to get links to your blog.
This is not a post about link building but I will tell you how I am getting links to my blog.
- I write comments in others’ blogs with a link to my blog. If, for example, your blog is about food, you could write comments in food blogs.
- Quora is a good place to write comments and place links to my blog. You can answer a question with a link to your blog.
- Writing guest posts. I search on Fiverr for guest posts. You can find blogs with good traffic and pay for the chance to write a post with a link to your blog on those blogs.
Yes, I know. Link building takes time, and it is a lot of work but it is necessary to rank high in Google.
So, a good search engine optimization strategy is the first step for how to start a blog and get followers.
Finding the perfect social media platform for your niche is key.
It could be Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or a new one.
For me, a good social media platform is Instagram. The reason for this is that you can have more direct interaction with your followers.
Another good social media platform is Pinterest. I see many bloggers using Pinterest to get traffic to their blog. To be honest, I have to investigate more about Pinterest.
Facebook and Twitter are still very popular and you can use those social media platforms to create a community around your blog.
I will write a series of blog posts about social media strategies, but for now, you can read this post: Social Media Marketing tips for 2021 and I want you to remember one important thing:
It doesn’t matter which social media platform you choose, what matters is consistency.
Why is consistency important? Because you need to prove to the social media platform that you choose that you are a valued member of the community.
For that reason, for example, if you choose Instagram you must post at least 3 times per week.
You need to do that to get good organic reach in any social media platform, and the key is consistency.
Another example. If you want to start a YouTube channel, you need to upload one video per week.
Maybe you are thinking, why is consistency important? The reason is that every social media platform has an algorithm and that algorithm must know you to find an audience for you.
That is the reason why consistency is important.
So, a good social media strategy is the second step for how to start a blog and get followers.
Advertising on Social Media
Let me tell you that advertising on social media is easy.
First you need to read this post: Customer Empathy Map. How to answer the 7 questions.
Why? It’s because Facebook is the biggest social media advertising platform, and the most basic form of advertising is based on: demographics, interests and behavior.
The way to get demographics information, interests and behavior about your ideal customers (readers) is by making a good customer empathy map.
In this blog, I will always tell you about the importance of making a good customer empathy map.
If you make a good customer empathy map, you will have the opportunity to have a good segmentation in the Facebook advertising platform and create a community around your blog.
Also, it is important for you to know that the Facebook advertising platform not only works for Facebook but for Instagram too.
So, with a good customer empathy map, you can reach a new audience for your blog, by doing advertising on two social media platforms.
So, advertising on social media is the third step for how to start a blog and get followers.
It is important for you to create a community around your blog so you can improve the lives of other people with your knowledge.
My recommendation for you is to focus on your search engine optimization strategy. If you rank high in Google, no one can stop you, because you will get good quality traffic.
I know search engine optimization takes a lot of time and you will see the results in the future, but it is the right thing to do.
Focus on your search engine optimization.
Advertising on social media can give you quick results but you will have to invest money. If you don’t invest money, you will not see any results.
The same happens with a social media strategy. It takes time to see a community around your blog, but it will be worth it.
If you want to get followers for your blog you must work hard and have a lot of patience because it will take time.
Now you know how to start a blog and get followers