Too often writers think that there is this "secret" to keeping traffic coming to their articles. There really is no secret to making traffic happen, its simply all about having constant presence online, and giving people the information that they need.
If you know all about marketing, then write about it. Give people different scenarios, different topics, and keep your work interested.
Here are some tips on how to do this:
- Write a journal from the very beginning. People want to know how you went from beginning to write, to being a successful writer. So, start from the very beginning. The beautiful thing about keeping a blog, is that you can document all of your work. I have posts that I wrote 3 years ago, and those are my most popular posts to date! If you are great at something, tell your story and let people relate to you. This is one of the easiest ways to attract readers, and develop a relationship with them. i.e loyal readers.
- Link articles together. If you have a couple of great articles, that also happen to be related to each other, link them together, and share them! If you pay close attention to your stats, your traffic comes from referring readers to your work from links. If your readers find your work interesting, chances are that they will browse through your articles, and try to get as much information as possible. As long as readers already like your work, you might as well keep them interested.
- Guest posting. This year alone, I have guest posted on at least 10 different blogs, and now I am opening my blog to future guest bloggers. This is something I have been wanting to do for a while, since I have had a lot of great success with my career. If you have a niche and you want to get your name out there, guest posting can be your next big project. Not only will you be able to attract some attention but you will also open the possibility getting paid for your services.
- Go to where there is traffic. Although I no longer have the time to write on content mills, I find that about 20% of my traffic comes from websites such as Hubpages, Triond and Helium. I love linking my blog posts to different websites because you never really know where people are going to find you. If you write an article about traffic on a content mill, and you are writing about "how to get traffic to your blog" my only advice is to link those two articles together. These days traffic=money! So, go get that money!
- Don't stop working on your blog. It takes time to build a popular blog. Many writers give up before a year goes by when they do not see the numbers that they want. It can be frustrating to see very little results from a lot of hard work, however, freelance writing takes work and time in order to see any real results. Update your blog constantly, and tell people about it. HAVE FUN sharing your work. Ask your readers what they want to read next, and what will help them in the long run.