I’ve learned that the best way to get traffic to my blog is via bribes. It just flat out works. That’s why you see so many damn contests. If you’re making money with you blog, you should seriously think about giving some of it away to continue growing your blog.
Webmasters pay a lot of money for links. They promote their sites by spending money because they think of it as an investment. If you spend 100 dollars a month promoting your site, as long as you receive some sort of return on your investment, it can be viewed as money well spent.
I’m constantly giving my hard earned blogging dollars away. I randomly give out 5 bucks to my readers. I hold stupid contests and competitions to entice other bloggers. They sometimes comment. They might even link to my blog. Most will keep coming back. The end result is a high traffic blog.
I’ve been pretty busy with my wedding, so i haven’t been able to post or reply to my comments. But guess what, people still swing by my blog everyday cause they might win some easy money. A few of them click over to actually read my blog. Thanks readers! That’s why i keep giving you guys the big bucks.($5) Today’s lucky winner is CCRicers. Leave me a comment and i’ll paypal you five bucks.
Anyway, if you make money with you blog, you really need to be giving some of it away. You’ll feel better about whoring you blog with ads and paid plugs. Don’t give out too much tho. Remember you’re still in this game to keep some of your blog earnings.
When you’re trying out new tricks to gain traffic or readership, add some $ signs to the mix. Money talks and you’ll discover that paying off your readers is one of the best promotional strategies in the make money blog game. Rule of thumb, always pay promptly. You don’t want to be labeled a jackass blogger who doesn’t pay up. Also, try to think of something original. Find a cool or fun way of giving out money. Think like a child. Remember how much fun treasure hunts were. Remember easter egg hunts. Remember the joy of openning up your first fortune cookie. Remember that first blog payment. Who knows, maybe one of your readers never got paid online. If that’s the case, imagine how thrilled they will be when you send them $5 via paypal. He or she will become a life time readers.