When I first started looking into how to create a money-making blog, there seemed to be endless amounts of resources available! There are so many pieces of advice and places to go to monetize a blog with just a quick Pinterest search. Sometimes it seems like there are more blogs out there about blogging than any other writing niche. What I didn’t really seem to find was a selection of posts about what the process of getting a blog going would actually be like. I found many how-tos full of affiliate links or income reports from people who were making pennies to a few dollars each month. The reality is that many of us fall in between the high-traffic/high-income blogs and the ones that are struggling to find any readers at all.
One of the easiest ways that I have found to increase traffic and make new blogger connections is with link parties and blog hops. They are fun, easy to use, and you can spend as much or as little time with them as you want. In addition to increasing your traffic, you will discover some great posts that you would have otherwise missed.