4 proven ways to grow your blog

Do you want to see your blog grow? Do you wonder how people have thousands and millions of reads on their articles daily? Do you want to grow blogging into a business? 

Well, you’re at the right place then. Today I’m going to be talking about some proven ways to grow your blog.

  • Be regular

Persistence is key. Be it blogging or any other business or activity, to grow in it or to make it successful you need to be persistent. Take the example of fitness. A person who works out to keep his body in shape goes to the gym every single day. This is because he knows, to get that body he needs to work out regularly. Blogging is quite similar, you need to be writing daily, weekly or maybe twice or thrice a week, whatever suits your schedule. Just remember to be persistent. 

  • Guest blogging

Have you heard about guest blogging? Well, if you’re serious about blogging then you must have. Guest blog is an article or blog that you post on somebody else’s site, with their permit of course. If you’re wondering how this helps your blog, here’s how. You get a link back to your site; in the end of the post. This link leads readers to your site and most of them end up becoming your all time readers. Some huge sites like thewritelifemakealivingwritinglisteverse pay their guest bloggers.  

  • Social media

If you’re really into blogging and looking forward to making a career out of this, then you sure should not be shy about it. Promote your blogging site. Post about it on your social media platforms like twitter, facebook, instagram etc. 

  • Creating your online presence

    What do I mean by creating an online presence? Aren’t you already online all day, reading blogs, articles, surfing the web? Yes you’re reading those blogs and articles but no one knows you are. When you like something about an article, leave a comment. Let the writer know what you think about it. This won’t just make the writer aware of your presence; but also the readers who comment after you will know about you. These comments also help the writers know what their audiences like about their blogs, be a good reader as well. 

    Other general tips that I personally follow are some basic rules like keeping it short and informative. Don’t bore your readers or waste their time. 

     Ps: I’m out for some guest blogging these days, you can contact me if you’re interested in exchanging guest blogs. Going to be posting more often from now on, stay tuned for more freelance, blogging and finance related posts. Happy reading! 

    8 legitimate freelance websites for beginners.

    If you’ve ever thought of taking up freelancing as a career; then you must be aware of the top websites or rather the best or the legit websites for freelance jobs. 
    Most of the blogs listing freelancing websites begin with sites like upwork, freelancer, odesk etc. Now, these websites are no doubt used by millions across the globe and surely are no scam. 

    But, one major drawback of these top websites is that; the competition here is too tough. People have been using these sites for more than five to ten years. They have a sort of fixed customer base that just keeps growing with every project they complete. 

    It’s not that newbies cannot compete them or reach their level of perfection of doing a certain task, it’s just that they have a lot of experience which gets them benefited to a certain extent. 

    I personally think that as newbies we should begin from a place where we don’t constantly have the pressure of a tough competition; where we get to work and gain some experience and reputation in the freelance market. 

    Keeping the above thought in mind, I scoured through the net looking for websites that aren’t so heavily filled with experienced freelancers and still are genuine and pay quite well. These sites offer different kinds of freelance jobs from photography to content writing to coding and programming as well. 

    TRUELANCER

    This website offers a wide range of freelance jobs. It is used by people from all across the globe but, it’s not as hevely filled with people as upwork and freelancer. 

     IWRITER

    As it’s name suggests, this website focuses on freelance writers only. It offers jobs like content writing, article writing, copywriting and other online jobs like these. One good thing about this site is that it ranks you based on the feedback that your client provides, and as your rank increases so does your pay per article. 

    WITTYPEN

    Now this is again a website for freelance writers. It is based in India and is quite new. A plus point about this website is that you need to pass a test before you’re signed up by them, this prevents the site from being spammed by those who just want to earn a few bucks online and aren’t serious about writing. 

    COOLWORKS

    This website is for those people who love travelling and doing exciting stuff. Most of these people have only one problem, “how do I earn and enjoy at the same time? “. This site connects to various ski resorts, tour companies etc. These resorts offer you jobs at places where you can work and enjoy at the same time. This site has been up and working since 1995 so, yes it’s genuine. 

    DICE

    This website solely focuses on technical jobs. All the coders and programmers out there, this site is for you. Look through the website and you’ll end with some good projects. 

    ANGELLIST

    This site works on a slightly different criteria. Most of the jobs listed on this site are by start-ups. If you’re willing to get paid for helping a start-up build their enterprise then you should definitely check this site out. 

    KROP

    This is a website for all creative freelancers. You can find jobs for programmers to graphic designers. It’s mainly geared towards connecting the bright creative minds across the globe. 

    LOCALSOLO

    Localsolo is a site that mainly connects you to local jobs or freelancers. You can find almost any type of freelance job here, signing up is free on this site. 

    I listed a few sites that I think will help you find a job as a newbie in the freelance industry. If you know of anymore such sites; you can definitely list them in the comments. Happy reading!