Wind howled down the car-less road, whipping up nasty dust devils that seeped into my teeth.
Usually, the streets of Doha, Qatar are flooded with a torrential deluge of traffic.
Not this day.
The combination of vicious little wind/sand storm with Friday prayers at mosque made the streets – and some parts of town – a veritable ghost town.
If the image above hits too close to home as a blogger, follow these 10 tips to drive mondo traffic to your blog.
Tip A1: Blog with Love for Fun
10 minutes ago I heard a beastly super car savage the streets of Doha, Qatar.
Yesterday I saw – and heard – a Mercedes McLaren bellow like Satan himself as it raced down the highway.
No speed limits here. At least, not commonly enforced. Combine this with the fact that Qatar is the wealthiest country on earth and you have some sick super cars whizzing around, making music to my ears.
Some of these cars – like the Bugatti Veyron – cost millions of dollars. The Veyron has a top speed of 253 MPH and goes from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. Yet if you give Veyron keys to a toddler the lil’ tyke will just drool on the keys and put ’em in their mouth.
Tips #2-#10 are the keys to the Bugatti Veyron. But unless you follow this tip, you are like a drooling toddler, staring at the Veyron keys, without a damn clue in hell why or how or when you should use these tips. Meaning these tips are totally useless to you unless you predominantly blog to have fun and to spread love.
80% of bloggers never make more than $100 because they blog predominantly from a place of fear, to get stuff.
The hyper successful bloggers blog to give love and to have fun, mainly.
Clear your fears around running out of…..everything. Feel your worries. Experience your terrors.
Then, blog your fun. Pick a topic you love blogging about. Blog with love. Smile. Relax. Leave your fears behind.
Massive, monstrous, avalanches of blog traffic find the loving, fun-having, helpful blogger who gives 99.99999% of his energies to giving with love, so the getting becomes easier and easier.
Because blogging is an energy game.
1: Self Publish an eBook on Amazon (with Smart Branding)
I self published 124 eBooks on Amazon – and 2 on Selz – to have fun, to help bloggers and to spread the love.
Neat side effect; people found Blogging From Paradise through my:
- Amazon author page
- Twitter stream on my Amazon author page
- BFP blog link I included at the end of every eBook
- the brand logo I plaster on all eBook, paperback and audio book covers
Write and self published eBooks to Amazon.
Allow in that sweet, sweet blog traffic.
2: Ya Down with POB?
Promote. Other. Bloggers.
- G Plus
- interviewing them for your blog
- featuring them on your blog
- featuring them through guest posts
Love never asks. Meaning, if you help a blogger out and ask for nothing in return that loving energy inspires the Universe to feature/promote/market you, through other bloggers and through clever, fascinating means.
I have been featured on:
- Fox News
without individually helping any one of the article authors before being asked for the interview.
That’s the way love goes.
3: Be a Blog Commenting Lounge Lizard
Picture this; me, hairy-chested, draped with a heavy gold rope chain, smiling cheesily at an unsuspecting woman, hair slicked back and dripping with gel as I charm da ladies from a tacky-looking seat in a tacky-looking club.
I may have been born in the 70’s but I left that look behind (mostly….look me up in Doha).
I do however play the lounge lizard role in blog commenting (helpful eBook for you) fields, chatting up bloggers, making friends, using names, building bonds and driving blog traffic.
Craft 2-4 paragraph, helpful comments on top blogs in your niche. Help folks through comments. Increase your blog traffic.
4: Guest Post with da Most
I write – or record – 1 guest post daily on Blogging Tips and The Huffington Post.
GPing exposes you to new readers – not that way – through the principle of leveraging.
Create content for audiences on a platform other than your own blog. Expand your presence. Drive big league blog traffic.
Guest post on blogs related to your niche. Draw in targeted traffic.
5: Build an Email List
Build your email list.
So when you publish a post you can email said post to 5, 10, 1,000 or 3,000,000 subscribers at the click of a button.
List building grows monster traffic because readers will read your latest blog posts, quickly, through their email inbox, boosting traffic numbers.
6: Travel to Qatar and Record Videos of Yourself Doing Fun Stuff
Guaranteed big traffic builder.
This is me skipping down the streets of Doha, Qatar, like the Blogging From Paradise Pied Piper:
7: Toss Salt over Your Left Shoulder 3 Times
Go ahead. I dare you. Make sure it’s sea salt.
8: Invest in Courses Invest in eBooks Invest in Audio Books
Go wild. Increase your blog traffic.
Free content rocks. But spending money – and BTW, it is just money – helps you acquire and use robust study materials to increase blog traffic.
Imagine trying to study physics by reading free blog posts. Sounds asinine. As it is dingbatish to expect to travel all over the world through blogging by never investing a cent on your business study materials.
9: Help on Quora
Last week – checking into Quora for 45 minutes – I got 925 views on my answers.
Pretty passive views setting up big time blog traffic.
Help people on Quora. Answer questions related to your niche. Drive steadily increasing blog traffic.
Promote. In. Several. Spots.
Please, hold it. NWA. No. Wetting. Allowed.
Just promote your blog posts on:
- Facebook Groups
- G Plus
- G Plus Communities
- Just Retweet
- Co Promote
- Viral Content Bee
Spread your promoting net far and wide.
Boost your blog traffic.
How are you getting traffic to your blog?