Month 2 Traffic Update: How I Got Over 25000 Page Views With A Brand New BlogI finished two months of blogging!!

Wow, it is amazing that my blog is two months old. Never thought I could come this far.

Last month was full of big happenings for me.

 

Some of my posts did really well on Pinterest. There was a big increase in my returning visitors with many of my readers subscribing to my blog.

Though I had big goals for the second month, my blog surpassed my targets in terms of traffic and the bonus was, I started making money from my blog.

It wasn’t much, but my first affiliate sale is something I am going to remember for a long time.

So, let’s dive into details now.

Traffic

Crowd Work News - Google Analytics ScreenshotThis is my major win; my traffic skyrocketed, and the biggest sources were Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Facebook.

Some of my posts which are doing good:

Do you want to know the biggest secret to my climbing traffic, I devoured Lena Presley Gott’s Traffic Transformation.

It is full of actionable tips to bump up your page views. If you are starting out or even blogging for some time, I cannot stress enough on this incredible resource to make your traffic grow.

 

Subscribers

Last month I had 45 subscribers and this month my list has grown to 130. I am happy that I have reached my goal for this month. The biggest reason for my growth was, I started sending latest work at home jobs to my subscribers.

Another thing that spiked my list, I am doing a lot of offline marketing and reaching out to more and more people who are looking for side hustles.

 

Pinterest

crowd work news - pinterest screenshot

I had 280 followers in August, this month it has grown to 560. I know it is a still small number, I am hoping to increase it to 2000 by next month. The best part is, Pinterest has become my number one referral.

What made this happen?

Tailwind.

I signed up for Tailwind this month and started scheduling around 50 pins a day. What I like about tailwind is the analytics. I still use Boardbooster for pinning to group boards and for its looping feature. I think using the best features of these two tools is the reason for my Pinterest traffic growth.

 

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is still my second referral source. I am following a simple strategy with StumbleUpon.

  • Stumble regularly
  • Stumble others content more than mine

One thing I have observed is, list posts do well on StumbleUpon. I will continue to test some new things with this social media platform.

 

Facebook

This is another win for me. I have grown my Facebook likes from 50 to 670 in a month. Again, I completely attribute this win to Brittany Ann’s ‘Strategies Worth Sharing‘ eBook. I bought this eBook long before I started blogging, but only implemented the tips in the last month.

Reaching 1000 likes would be an achievement for me.

 

Twitter

I am still slow on Twitter, last month I had 200 followers, this month I have 245. Though the growth is slow, I am happy to connect with some awesome people and hope to increase my followers next month.

 

Instagram

I have not been much active on Instagram. But I am experimenting some things, like using different hashtags, posting at particular times. I started using the ‘Tag for Likes‘ for using the hashtags. It is super useful and makes the whole process of finding the right hashtags easy. Last month I had 60 followers and this month it’s 67. Need to work on this.

 

Related:

How I Got over 16,000 Page Views in the First Month of Blogging
Month 3 Blog Update: 50,000 Page Views and My First Income Report
How I Made $2,347.17 in 4th Month of Blogging
How I Made $3,226.89 in 5th Month of Blogging

 

Things I did

The biggest thing that I did was finishing the ‘Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing‘ course. I can say, I know many things about affiliate marketing now, which I was totally ignorant of before taking this course, even though I wanted to monetize my blog with affiliate marketing.

What more can I say about this course other than that I already see affiliate sales in the same month I finished it?

I am also looking forward to the interviews I am planning with some influencers, which will be very helpful for my readers.

I am very excited for what I am planning this month.

 

What I learned

One lesson I have learned is to be more organized to be active on all social media platforms. I have entirely neglected Instagram. Working on changing this next month.

Another thing which is necessary for your blog growth is to invest in some resources. Before starting the blog, I knew I wanted to monetize my blog, but did not have a plan. After Michelle’s course, I know how to go about it. I am happy that I have invested in this course.

 

What’s Next

Traffic

I would love to double my traffic from 25,000 to 50,000 page views. Need to work harder to reach that number.

 

Subscribers

I reached my target goal of 100 subscribers. My next month goal is to reach 300 subscribers. I planned for an opt-in last month but could not get it done. This month I am surely going to have the opt-in done and hope the numbers will rise after that.

Stay tuned for more fantastic interviews and more useful posts about many side hustles.

Fingers crossed, I might publish my first income update next month.

 

How was your second month of blogging? Please share in the comments.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom of two beautiful princesses and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone (working in a virtual job for over 9 years now). I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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