If you enjoy blogging as a hobby, you may have wondered how you could possibly turn that hobby into a way of making money.
Or, if you already make some money from your blog, how can you use that same platform to increase your engagement and generate a higher income.
Post Consistently and See How You Rank
Blogging experts will suggest that you should be posting quality content over quantity in order to increase engagement–the more you post, the more people you can reach.
However, you should work to find ways of posting interesting content. Give your prospective audience plenty of opportunities to see and engage with your content–while still understanding and respecting your target audience. For example, if your blog’s niche is about interior design, a tech blog will start to look out of place and will be less likely to be read. You don’t want people to feel spammed by what you post, but at the same time, you need to understand your target audience.
Of course, it’s important to see how your content engages with your audiences. Once you learn more about Google Analytics, you can use it to see which posts engage the most people and how they do so. It could prove to be very interesting and you’ll be able to create more content that appeals to wider audiences.
Create interesting content that people want to share
Keeping your followers engaged is the name of the game for running a successful blog.
You want your content to be interesting and engaging, but know that not everybody wants to share things from a blog. Here’s where you should consider upping your overall social media presence. Want to engage with people? Meet them where they’re at–and most of the time they can be found on Facebook and Instagram. Create pages that link directly to your blog–and call it the same thing as your page domain so that you can be recognizable. Post on your pages when you have posted a new blog, but keep engaging with audiences by responding to comments and sharing relatable memes and videos.
The most important thing when you want to build engagement is to be seen to be responsive to people and engaging with them where they’re at.
Work alongside others
Lots of bloggers and others with a social media presence will start off doing all the work alone. They will, however, eventually need some additional help to cultivate an image and persona that will attract audiences towards brands. Working alongside an agency can help to create strategic marketing, they may even help you to write some of the content, taking the photographs, and creating brand deals for you.
While hiring an agent may be costly to do all of the above, even having some additional input in some of these areas can help to build your image quickly and significantly.
Becoming a blogger is not a 9-5 job. It requires hours of work to get the rewards you want.