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5 Tips To Really Kickstart Your Blog in 2010

Kickstart Your BloggingSometimes it can seem that you have got your blog to a certain level and just can’t get past it.

Have you ever experienced that yourself?

That level might be 10 visitors a day or even 1000 visitors a day but once you reach a level there is always a tipping point. If you can’t find what it is to increase your visitors or your profits it can be really frustrating.

So let’s have a look at 5 ways you can use to try and forge past that level with ease:

#1 – Write A Short Report

The first thing you can do is to write a short report on a subject within your niche. Be sure to include several links back to your blog from within the report.

Then you email other related blogs within your niche and tell the owner that you have a free report they can give to their readers. Tell them you were going to sell it but will let their readers have it for free. This makes the blog owners look very cool to their readers and of course has the benefit of getting those readers over to your own blog.

#2 – Write Some Guest Posts

In the same way as above, contact blog owners and ask them if they want a completely unique blog post for their blogs. Tell them you will write one for them and the only thing you ask in return is a link back to your own blog either at the beginning or the end of the post.

#3 – Write More Often

There’s no doubt about it, the more blog posts you have, the more traffic you will get. This is because you will have more links pointing to your posts and also more search engine traffic because you will be found for more phrases.

So, one way to really boost your traffic is to write more often. If you are writing 3 times a week, try and fit 5-6 posts in. In a month you will have 2 months worth of content, which should start increasing your traffic levels dramatically.

#4 – Write a List Post of Your Favourite Blogs

This is happening more and more often now but is still a great way to get a boost in traffic and also increase your exposure with other bloggers in your niche.

All you need to do is write a post and list either some blogs you read yourself or blogs in your niche that you like.

Here are some lists on ProBlogger to give you some examples.

#5 – Get Social

Take full advantage of Twitter and Facebook. If you have been putting off joining them and using them then don’t put it off any longer!

If you do already use them, are you using them effectively?

You can use a service like Twitterfeed that will automatically tweet your blog posts for you without you even having to touch your Twitter account. This updates your followers and a great way to get instant traffic whenever you post to your blog.

If you’re using Facebook, try and get some more friends in the same niche as your blog. Do the same with LinkedIn.

The thing with social networks and services is to get yourself out there and find some more contacts. This will lead to more people linking to your blog, which will lead to more visitors.

What Are You Waiting For?

Any of these methods can be used today and will be far more effective than traditional ways to market your blog. They are effective as the traffic is already there, you are just trying to throw out your bait and hook as many new visitors as you can.

Enjoy Your Blogging!