A Great Way to Promote Your Blog
As you know from my recent posts, I have a couple of blogs that I am trying to grow, now that they are linked to AdSense and could earn me some money. I promote each post on Google Plus and Facebook, but that limits my exposure to just my own followers. Where else could I promote my blogs that wouldn't require me to spend any money or join a bunch of other social media, like Twitter, Tumblr, et cetera?
How about OTHER people's Facebook pages? As I drove through town today, I thought about all the local businesses that would love to have their shops promoted, especially for free, and since I write a local blog, I am in a position to do that, by doing write-ups on their businesses for my blog. In turn, they would put a link to my writeup on THEIR Facebook pages, thereby promoting my work to all of their customers. I would get material for my blog, they would get publicity, and I would get more page views! Easy-peasy. So I got on Facebook, looked up the pages of local business, and messaged about a dozen or so of them with my proposal (and a link to my blog, so they could check it out--and give me some more page-view love). So far, two places, a candy shop and a day spa, have already responded, and I have set up times to go by there to do a short interview and take some photos. Talk about quick results!
You can do the same thing for your blog, too. You may not have a local-interest blog like I do, but you can certainly still do write-ups on local businesses for a general-interest blog, or you can focus on businesses that are specific to your interests...for example, if you have a blog that focuses on cooking or sport fishing, do a write-up on the local kitchenware or spice shop, or the sporting goods store. If you don't want to do local stores, Facebook pages can still be useful for promotion. Let's say you are into steampunk and have a blog devoted to that. There are steampunk groups online that you could join, and maybe you could post links to your blog or to your articles there. Members of the group might even share the links to their own pages, growing your fan base.
Use the power of social media to promote your work not just on a personal scale, but on a commercial scale. Get out there and network, my friends!
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