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In 2008, I left the corporate world to start my freelance writing business full time.
The main reason I did this is because I knew that one day I wanted to have a family + writing from home would afford me the opportunity to do what I love (to write) + stay home with my kids.
It wouldn’t be until 2013 that I had my first daughter. So for 7 years, freelance writing from home was my full-time gig. It paid the bills. It made me happy.
I’ve written countless blog posts for other people’s blogs + blog posts for companies + businesses (all for money, of course). I’ve had different blogs of my own over the years, too.
Right now, I have three blogs:
I’ve been running my Wedding Planner Copy blog for a couple years now. I am happy with my pageviews per month but I am always testing out strategies to improve the quality of the wedding pros that land on my blog.
In December 2018, I started this blog (Girl Mom Chaos) + interestingly enough, one of the strategies I use has produced more pageviews than the Wedding Planner Copy blog does after two years of being up + running.
(Although, I started using the same strategy for the Wedding Planner Copy blog + am now seeing similar results.)
Here’s what I did:
1. I focused on one social media platform
Social media is where it’s at, right?
Well, I picked one platform + I gave it my all. That platform is PINTEREST.
What you might not know is that Pinterest works more like a search engine than a social media platform so it is second only to Google for searches! Nobody is going to Pinterest to be social. They are going to Pinterest to do research or to find something they are looking for –they are searching!
In one month, I had 39k views. As of June 2019 (so 6 months later), I have 130k views.
Are there other Pinterest accounts that have more?
BUT…39k views in one month is HUGE. + to get to a 130k in just 6 months is ah-mazing.
My Wedding Planner Copy Pinterest account had 19k views per month in December. As of June 2019, it has 55k.
Let that sink in for a second. Pinterest is HUGE in gaining quality attention + then driving those quality visitors to your blog/website. Pinterest is one of my top traffic sources for both my wedding copy blog + my mom blog.
Over 90% of my traffic comes from my pins on Pinterest. If you haven’t tapped into the potential that Pinterest has for growing your mom blog, check out my article How to Use Pinterest for Your Mom Blog.
If you want to automate your Pinterest efforts so you have more time to focus on other platforms, run your mom blog + well, be a mom, check out Tailwind.
It is the only scheduler that is Pinterest approved. Tailwind is what I’ve been using + I believe it has allowed me to take my mom blog to the next level in just one short month + up my game even more over the last 6 months.
2. I focused on my content
Take a step back for one second.
The only way I was able to figure out that Pinterest is the biggest source of traffic for both of my blogs is because I created stellar content for both that I was then able to pin on Pinterest.
After I hit the publish button on any of my blog posts, the first thing I do is schedule that content to be pinned to my Pinterest boards.
If you’re interested in learning how to create stellar content to share on Pinterest, check out my Mommy Business Blogging ebook.
It takes you step-by-step through the process of writing stellar blog posts + then how to promote those posts to attract the right visitors to your mommy business.
3. I am engaging more with my dream readers
When I started engaging with my readers on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter + Instagram, it also made a HUGE difference in my blog traffic, blog comments + more.
I take the time to respond to people’s questions + comments on my blog posts or social media posts. I start conversations on Twitter. I am active in the RIGHT Facebook groups.
All of this is helping me to attract quality traffic to both of my blogs.
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These are just a few of the tips + tricks that I’ve learned in my attempt to boost the traffic to my blogs.
I perfected a step-by-step blueprint to help mommy bloggers that want to create stellar content + then use that content to drive traffic to their blog + website.
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