So you've started a blog, written a bunch of awesome articles...and it's finally hit you. You have NO TRAFFIC. Trust me don't panic! I remember when I started out and was at this stage I began to lose hope because I had put almost 6 months of blood, sweat, and tears into my blog and I had literally no readers. I'm going to tell you what I would have told my rookie blogger self. Being a new blogger you can't expect to get hundreds off thousands of readers per day in traffic in your first month, your first year or even your second year. A small trickle turns into a waterfall and you have to be patient.
LeBron James is arguably the best passer in the NBA. With merely a flick of the writs and a pop of his hands he can fire a pass 25 feet in a straight line. What does that have to do with blogging? Well blogging is a team sport and Google is the referee; you can’t expect to win unless you share and assist your fellow bloggers. To be successful at blogging you want to become a staple in your niche blog community.
Your blog can have the best content and design in the world but without traffic, it’s like having a supercar car without an engine, it’s of no use. So while making your blog look pretty or creating new products is very important, your main focus should at all times be on increasing your blog's traffic. In the online world traffic is the equivalent of gold; you can always cash it in anytime for a large profit.
Living in a “digital world” creating a blog can be a very rewarding (and lucrative) experience. A blog gives you a medium to share information and ideas with an international audience at your own pace, schedule, and liking. You can write about whatever you want and earn passive income along the way. However simply writing a blog post every once in a while, will not cut it if your goal is to build a large consistent stream of user traffic to your blog. With how competitive the blogging world has become, to get to the top, you must use all the traffic increasing strategies that are available to you. You must be creative and diversify your blog traffic and you must make your blog stand out from the rest.