EXPLODE Blog Traffic Using Pinterest’s #1 Tool, BoardBooster!

Ready to DOMINATE Pinterest?

Ah, the joys of Pinterest. Ever just scroll on Pinterest about tips and tricks for blogging? All of a sudden, there are those pins about how your favorite bloggers get a certain percentage of traffic and page views from Pinterest. Eden Fried revealed in her GENIUS blogging course, Bread and Butter Blogging35% of her traffic came from Pinterest and Kate from Layered Indulgence’s blog post, How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Bloggrew her page views by 710,000 in February using Pinterest. I can tell you one of the keys to Pinterest is using a scheduler to schedule your pins. Scheduling your pins is a COMPLETE time saver and will help in the process of blog traffic. Which is the best scheduler?

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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: Course Review

There is nothing wrong with taking courses from the most successful bloggers in the world. If it teaches their tips and strategies on how they gained the success they have now, who would turn down an offer like that? One course I recently enrolled in was “Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing” by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner. She is the most successful personal finance blogger I’ve come across since I started blogging. Who is she you might ask?

Who is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner?

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How To Get Over 1600 Views Your First Month!

 

“1600 page views your first month? Impossible!”

How many of you said that in your head? It really isn’t impossible to get over 1600 views within your first month. With the right strategy in place, you can double that number! You have to stay dedicated, motivated and most of all, positive. Keep a positive mindset or you’ll cause your own downfall. Why did you start your blog? Use that to keep pushing towards your goals. 
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Here Are 3 Tricks to Affiliate Marketing!

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Congrats! You’ve taken the first step to being an affiliate. Now it’s time to put those links to use and start making some money. Use these tricks to help you jump start your affiliate marketing strategy!

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Drive Traffic To Your Blog From Facebook

 

All you hear is, ” All traffic will come from Pinterest.”

People underestimate the greatness of Facebook.

 

Pinterest is the new craze and favorite among search engines other than Google.  In my opinion, Pinterest is Google’s biggest competitor. We used Google for everything, but now the first place is Pinterest. I am, too, guilty of this. When it comes to new recipes and DIY, I will open my Pinterest app in a heartbeat.

Another thing about Pinterest is the amount of traffic it brings. This is why bloggers always say to build a foundation on Pinterest. Their traffic will do your blog wonders with the right images, titles, tags and all that jazz. What I’ve discovered in the midst of this Pinterest Poise, is that Facebook can give you great traffic as well. To be completely honest with you, Facebook gave me the most amount of views. With the help of my “mini-viral” post, Monetizing Your BlogI got the hugest spike in traffic. Most of the views came from Facebook and it began to be shared on Pinterest by the 2nd day which spiked traffic as well. I received Facebook traffic with these three steps:

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The Ipsy Glam Bags: Makeup Starter Pack

Are you a beginner to makeup?

No worries, so am I!

Ipsy Glam Bags are the way to start!

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Ok, so I’m pretty sure most of you read my previous post about going on a makeup journey. If you missed it, you can read “Yay Makeup! Wait….What’s That?.” Anyhoo, I recently discovered through my coworker, Delainey, about these glam bags from Ipsy. She said she wanted to start wearing makeup as well so she signed up for the Ipsy Glam Bags and said they were only $10 a month. I did some research and found out that you can get samples of makeup monthly for $10, but the whole bag can be worth up to $100 or more! That still trips me out. Makeup is definitely an investment that you have to take your time with. I decided that since I’m getting older, I should at least be able to say I dabbled in makeup at one point in my life.
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Blogging For Beginners: Almost A Month In!

 

HOLY CRAP! Has it been almost a month blogging?

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Guys, you do not understand how shocked I am. It’s so surreal. It’s crazy how just about a month ago that I was sitting at home on the bed texting my mom asking what kind of job or side hustle I could do while on maternity leave to make money. Instantly, she responded, “Start a blog.” My first words were, “That sounds super hard. I don’t even know how to start or how I’d make money off of it. She said, “You better Google it.” My mama always telling me to google something dang! For this, though, I appreciate her, my uncle and my boyfriend for telling me to go for it. They gave me all kinds of tips and ideas that they found or thought of while I did thousands and thousands of research on a daily. Every day Kevin, my boyfriend, asked what I would be doing and I’d say the same thing: researching on blogging.” I was grateful that I found all the information I could on blogging. It gave me great ideas.

One night, I read a couple of experienced blogger’s blogs about starting a blog for beginners. There were bloggers talking about the different hosting sites such as Blue Host, GoDaddy, or SiteGround and how they got great hosting packaging deals. As a newbie thinking to start a blog, what did I do? I clicked those links to see how much the packages were. Let me tell you when I saw Blue Host’s packaging deals and compared it to my bank account at the time, I clicked that close tab button so fast lol. I said welp time to keep looking. Like all beginners wanting to start something new, you’re on a tight budget in the beginning until you can afford it later. I ended up on Google and what did I put in the search bar? Say it with me: cheap blog hosting sites. Yall know I was not playing. I’m cheap and I low key was broke at the time too so I was definitely searching. Anyway, the first result said, “Top 10 Best Hosting Sites For 2017” so I clicked on it and again, there was Blue Host, GoDaddy, and some others I can’t remember. I came across one that said Hostgator which I’ve never heard before. I remember saying, “Hostgator? Let me see their prices.” I searched on their site and thought well these prices don’t work for me either so I cleared my Google and started getting on my social media.

Two days later, I had a notification in my email from Hostgator saying last day for this deal so I got on their website. It said to start now for $0.01. In my head, I said, “What? That can’t be right.” Late that night around 12a, I ended up looking at other blogs again and decided to see how much the hosting package would be. I was surprised that you could get a domain free included in the package. When I got to the total, it only said: “55.99” including site protection to keep information private and a package to keep my domain name as well as something else I don’t remember. I remember thinking, “Wow…..that is not bad compared to the other packages I saw.” In that moment, I made a critical decision. I emptied out my bank account and went negative to buy the domain. As soon as I got the confirmation email I had this overwhelming feeling rush over me. It was excitement, nervousness, and fear. I let out a deep breath and said if I’m going to go for it, this is the first step. After that, I started setting up my site, plugins and started writing down my ideas on posts to come in the future.

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I know I’ve said this many times before, but I have to reiterate. Blogging has really changed my life in just a small amount of time. Everyone who knows me personally knows I am very shy, but once we’ve spoken a couple times and I’m comfortable around you, all bets are off. You get the real me lol.  Blogging has opened up so many doors so far. Reaching out to bloggers has definitely gotten me out of my shell. I usually don’t speak if I’m not spoken to, but because I wanted to know so much I just went for it. After my introduction and about me posts, I just say what’s on my mind or a topic that any regular person would speak about. Within 2 – 3 weeks of my blog officially launching late last month, I’ve gotten great feedback from new and experienced bloggers. At this moment, I’ve reached over 1100 blog views, over 20 subscribers after two days of using List Builder AND after my mini-viral post, “Monetizing Your Blog: For Beginners By A Beginner,” I am officially an affiliate for ten companies!I am so excited guys!  If you missed, “Monetizing Your Blog: For Beginners By A Beginner,” you can read it here. To some of you reading this saying that, “Oh she thinks that’s something good or Those numbers are low. How is she happy about that?” WHO CARES? The fact that I was able to gain these numbers at only 2-3 weeks is a big accomplishment for me, not you. If you can’t be happy for someone else, just go about your business. Anyway, I couldn’t have done this with you guys. Blogging has sincerely become a passion of mine because of YOU! The fact that you feel you can relate to me in my posts is definitely completing the number one goal I had for myself. Thank you guys again! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me or comment and I will definitely get back to you. I want you to succeed as well. Some of you are probably asking if I’ve made any money so far, but the answer is no. I’m still implementing different strategies to my blog in order to be successful in affiliate marketing. Don’t worry, I will generate a monthly income report for you even if all I made was $5. I think it’s best to start from the ground up to really see your progression and to show others it’s okay that you only made $5 for the month. You’re $5 richer than what you were so be proud!  Subscribe and follow me on social media! See you!

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