Once your blog starts to make money with the extra traffic you’ve been diligently beavering away at generating, you’ll see the sense in all your hard work as it comes to fruition.
But that doesn’t mean you can sit back and take a breather!
That traffic that you’ve worked so hard to generate can dry up in a matter of days if they don’t get something new and interesting to read on your blog. That is unless you are so well known that hundreds of people have your blog bookmarked or subscribe to your RSS feed and will look in occasionally to see what latest words of wisdom you have inscribed for their approbation!
For the rest of us, who are still diligently working to build our blog that will make money by the truckload for us anytime soon, our work is never done. To make money and keep up the flow of traffic, you really do have to keep at it, every day if you can and if you can’t, then make up for any missed days by posting twice the next day! Ok, it’s not always possible, I know from personal experience of writing for six (or is it seven now?) blogs, 14 squidoo lenses and a smattering of websites and some article submissions when time permits.
That’s why picking up on a really great way of building a solid network of readers helps enormously for those days when you simply haven’t got the time to write that one more blog entry!
One such gem of an idea was to open up the comments part of all my blogs by allowing commenter’s links to be followed by the search engines giving free one-way back-links. It has increased readership and commenting on all my blogs with this feature and made me some new friends in the blogosphere. Some of them have reciprocated by mentioning me in their blogs, which sends more visitors to my blogs. The more visitors, the more potential customers I have to sell stuff to and have this blog generate some income.
Networking is the new best traffic generator after organic search because everyone wants to see what the other blogger is writing about. So the more active bloggers you get to know over time, the more people will come to read and interact with your blog! Simple but effective – and sort of fun too!
You should try it!