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I have been blogging full time for a few months now and I have discovered that I want nothing more than for my blog to grow. I am like all newbie bloggers. I read big time bloggers’ income reports and I want that for myself. And I know can I get there. All I need is a blog business plan.
I started this blog as a means to promote my book. I bet you didn’t know. I am a fiction writer who has written three books in the last five years. I am unpublished, but soon plan to self publish. I am tired of playing the waiting game for agents to want me. I want me and that is good enough.
I got a little sidetracked there. The point is even though this is mostly a mommy blog at the moment, I want it to contain elements of my fictional life as well. I know these are two different types of people, so the promotion requires two different methods, but I am smart. I can figure that out.
I have begun to see what this blog can be and have worked hard on a blog business plan that I believe will take me where I want to be. I want to share that with any bloggers who might stumble on this post. It is important for others to know that you don’t have to go about something like others have before you. My blog business plan is a little different than others.
This one seems pretty basic. All bloggers talk about the mounds of traffic they get from Pinterest. Well, I am not one of those, but I will be. I currently get a lot of traffic from different places and none of it is consistent. I want Pinterest to start working for me.
As of right now, I am a member of seventy group boards and I pin sixty times a day. Twenty of those pins are my own. My views are not reflecting this kind of work, but I discovered why.
I use tailwind to schedule my pins, but I recently discovered that you can see how a board performs with their board insights. Using this you are able to see how many repins a board gets a week. This is amazing when determining what boards are worth staying and what aren’t. Pinning to a board with low repins is just a waste of time.
Out of those seventy boards, I am apart of only half of them perform better than my boards. My Pinterest account is brand new. I don’t have any followers and my personal boards get very little repins. Being apart of boards that perform worse than mine is not good.
They plan is to leave these boards slowly and join better ones. I feel this will help grow my Pinterest views a lot.
Set Up Facebook Page
Facebook is the second most important social media for blogs, in my opinion. As of right now, mine is non-existent. I do not know what I am doing with Facebook. Lucky for me I have found resources that help with that. I hope to have my Facebook page up and ready for growth in just a few months.
Start Youtube Channel
Starting a Youtube channel is not something unique to my blog at all. Many of bloggers use this is their blog business plan as well, but I am going to use mine to connect with other fictional writers. I want to build up the side of my site that is for other writers similar to me. I feel the best means of promoting this is through Youtube.
The plan is to post two videos a week promoting something with writing. I want to give tips to writers in need and maybe even do a few unboxings. There are tons of subscriptions boxes out there now that are geared towards writers.
This is another part of my blog business plan that isn’t unique to me, but the way I plan on doing it is a little different. I want to hope a shop that doesn’t only offer blogging products, but also offers mommy products. I want to sell t-shirts and mugs with cute mommy or writer related sayings on them.
I also plan on offering car decals and printables to make life easier. This is clearly to grow revenue and not pageviews like the others, but I believe it is important to have a plan if you want to make a living from blogging.
Blog business plans are important to any blogger who wants to be successful. Without a plan, you could wonder and never reach your goals.