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Guess what today is (Hint: read the title)… It’s my one year blogoversary! It’s crazy to think that I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a whole year now. At first I didn’t know if it would be something I’d enjoy doing that I’d want to continue, but it definitely has been thanks to all of you! I would like to take a moment and sincerely thank you all for reading, commenting, and sharing my posts. You guys are awesome!
Now to celebrate my first blogoversary, I thought it’d be a good idea to share some tips, stats, and other miscellaneous tid bits from behind the scenes here at frugalhack.me.
Hit the break to check it out.
In the past year, I’ve received quite a few questions about starting a blog, but to be honest I’m no expert. I started this blog knowing absolutely nothing about blogging, but I’ve learned a lot and I continue to do so. So, here are a few tips I’ve discovered over this past year…
Don’t start a blog to make money.
Focus on content first and foremost, because great posts are significantly more attractive than ads. With great posts comes great audiences. Once you have that great audience, then start thinking about monetizing your work.
Research Adsense before using it.
I made the mistake of implementing Adsense on my blog without knowing anything about it. Then after about a week of having it up, I was banned. I suspect it’s due to the amount of bots I had visiting my blog (before I had a spam catcher), but I’m not sure. Now, my blog is banned for life. Fortunately, there are alternatives, but they’re not near as good as Adsense.
Ask for help.
There are a lot of people willing to help you make a great blog, all you have to do is ask.
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Forums. Blogs. Whatever the platform may be, connect with similar people and you’ll get a lot more traffic.
Find a niche.
There are millions of websites on the internet, so why would someone visit yours? This is something I still struggle with, but if you can find a niche, you’ll likely gain much more traffic.
I have a lot of ideas in store for year 2, but only time will tell if any of them will come to fruition. Just stay tuned and we’ll see. Thanks for sticking with me!