When I decided to give blogging, one more try, I got serious about learning how to get free traffic. I took courses, read guides, signed up to email lists from successful bloggers.
Now I am going to share with you what I learned. That way you won’t struggle as much as I did. Here are 5 ways to drive traffic to your blog for free:
1) Tailwind Communities for Blog Traffic
Just like with Pinterest groups some people say Tailwind Communities don’t work. Others say they do. In my opinion, you won’t really know unless you give it a try yourself.
I definitely use Tailwind Tribes because I am a beginner blogger. I need all the free organic reach I can get.
For example, the number rule in every tribe is a pin for a pin. It’s mandatory that each tribe member repin someone else’s pin whenever they add theirs.
Admins can see how many pins you have shared or repined. You can see too. When you join Tailwind shows you how many of your pins you have added to the tribe and how many pins you shared.
That means your chances of getting your pins repinned are a lot better than in groups. Tailwind Tribes are also a great way to see which pins appeal to your audience.
If your pins do get shared Tailwind will let you know. You can create your own tribe too. Plus send messages to other tribemates. Plus you can join 5 tailwind tribes for free! No subscription is required.
2) Twitter blog RT Accounts for Blog Traffic
I checked out the account to see what it was about. From there I discovered that there are Twitter Blog RT Accounts.
They work basically like FB groups. Their goal is to help bloggers promote their blogs, posts, and social media accounts.
How they work is you follow them on Twitter. They will tweet something like, “Instagram Sunday. RT this tweet, post your Instagram link in the replies, and follow other accounts.”
You basically do what the tweet says. You do have to follow the blog RT account first. You can’t participate in the tweet without following them.
3) Pinterest groups for Blog Traffic
This is what I did for one of my pins. I wrote a blog post called Why You Should Start Affiliate Marketing. This post wasn’t doing well in my FB groups or on Twitter. I got discouraged at first.
Then I decided to make a pin for it and post it to Pinterest. I pinned it to a Pinterest group for making money online. That’s when I started seeing results for the post.
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4) Facebook groups for Blog Traffic
When I launched my blog I had no clue you could use Facebook groups for business or blogging.
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5) Email List
Email Service Providers
Having your own email list is a great way to increase blog traffic. It doesn’t have to cost you anything. You can use free email services like Mailerlite, ConvertKit, MailChimp, and Flo Desk.
You can get your first month free with ConvertKit and Flo Desk. With MailerLite you can have up to 1000 email subscribers for free. Plus you get all these free features:
- You can have up to 1,0000 subscribers
- 24/7 email support
- Video tutorials
- Drag-and-drop editor
- Rich text editor
- File manager
- Photo editor
- Mobile-friendly newsletters
- Landing pages
- Pop-up forms
- Embedded forms
- Email automation
How to Use Email Marketing
You can send your subscribers an email letting them know that your new post is published. Making email a great way to drive traffic to your blog for free!
In order to get traffic to your blog from your email list, you have to stay engaged with your subscribers. Don’t just send them one email every other week.
They will forget who you are by then and unsubscribe. More engaged subscribers mean that they will read your emails.
Let me put it another way. I have yet to see a popular successful blogger that doesn’t have an email list. I have heard so many say that their blogs didn’t really take off until they started their email list.
Where to Learn Email Marketing
I recommend this book by Meera Kothand. It’s filled with tons of email marketing tips. If you’re looking to take a course I recommend SkillShare. SkillShare has tons of classes on just about everything. They even have classes on email marketing.
What’s great about their classes is that they vary in length. Some classes are just 15 minutes. They have classes for every skill level. You can get two months of Skillshare Premium for free! Click here to get your free trial!
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These methods can work for new bloggers and experienced ones. In fact, I still see experienced bloggers using FB groups to promote their blogs.
I wouldn’t have been able to get blog traffic without the methods I listed above. I definitely couldn’t afford ads when I started blogging.
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