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6 Easy Ways to Grow Your Blogging Business during Social Distancing

Social distancing. It’s not exactly a walk in the park, right? But here’s the thing: right now, you have time to make your business (blog, social media, etc.) exactly what you’ve always wanted it to be.

You have time to focus on the important things and the other little things. You have time to monetize & do it the right way.

So, here are a few tips for you to consider doing now, while you have the time. Email me or leave a comment below if you want more info on monetization!

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6 Easy Ways to Grow Your Blogging Business during Social Distancing

1. Offer Your Readers FREE Resources

Now’s the time to make that free printable you’ve been putting off or to build that FREE Resource Library you’ve been wanting to build! – but make sure your resources connect to a greater picture both for your business (something that can be monetized) and for the reader (something of true value).

2. Write Content that Your Readers Can Truly Use Right Now

For instance, activities for children to do indoors, how to spring clean room by room, ways to organize finances, etc. I recently wrote a post on Staying Calm During a Crisis because it was truly beneficial to anyone out there at the moment (because of COVID-19). I also wrote a blog post on 8 Ways to Start a Money-Making Blog because now is the time when a lot of people are looking for extra ways to earn income. So try to stick to something that is truly relevant with what is happening in the world.

3. SEO

Make sure your blog is fully SEO ready. Get Yoast if you haven’t already. It’s a huge help in that. SEO-ready blogs will be noticed by Google more often. Anytime you have extra time, you should be looking over past blogs (especially the ones with the most traffic) and ensuring they are up to speed with the best SEO practices.

4. Work on a Course You Can Offer Down the Road

Brainstorm, if nothing else…but try your best to come up with an idea for a course that your readers need and want and one that you can charge for. Include this as part of your sales funnel.

As far as courses go, working on your own course is not the only course you should be focusing on right now. I know, as bloggers, we all have a good 5-10 courses we want to take in the back of our mind at any given time. Now is the time to take those courses! The very best course I know of to take in order to make a successful, profitable blog is Blogging Blastoff 2.0. I took this course when I first started blogging and I am so glad I did. It helped me to start profiting 3 months after I launched my blog (and has helped me exponentially increase my profits in the 3 months since then)! A close second is Ell’s Pinterest Course which I just finished. If you’re wanting to drive more blog traffic, seeing as how Pinterest is the #1 way to drive traffic to your blog, Ell’s Course is a must-do!

5. Get Active in Facebook Groups

I have been doing this for ages but have noticed not all bloggers do it. It is highly recommended because it makes connections that you wouldn’t otherwise have and can lead to business deals very quickly – it lead to one of mine just a couple days ago! But do it for the right reasons. Be genuine. Help others out who are new. Join my Business Babes FB Group today by going here!

6. Be Real, Be You

Now is the time to show your readers and audience who you really are, especially during a time of great stress and isolation. Show them your worries, but also show them what you’re grateful for. Start a gratitude journal and share it with them. Share a picture of your messy house and tell them it’s ok. Show them who you are. This connection will last far beyond COVID-19.

Take Aways

Let me know if you have any questions or want more tips. Just wanted to come on here today to share these 6 tips with you to try to help you all out!

If you’re new to Leslie W., make sure you check out the Leslie W. Business Babes section – there are lots of resources there including how to start your money-making blog, how to actually make money blogging, and why you need an email list to make money on your blog. I also have links for the best blogging courses in the universe, Blogging Blastoff 2.0 and Ell’s Pinterest Course– if you haven’t taken this, what are you waiting for? Your blog, business, and wallet will thank you later. Promise.

Also, if you are new here and would like to read more “mom” content, check out my post on gender norms and toddlers, free resources for women during social distancing, or 5 life-changing doable self-care tips. You will love them!

If you are a stepmom (or know of one), head over to The Stubborn Stepmom to join our group for help and resources for stepmoms. We also have a Facebook Group you can join.

Take care out there, stay home, and wash your hands!

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Hillari
6 months ago

All of this makes so much sense to me! I have really been wracking my brain on what printables I could create, and I am trying to get SEO situated, and I LOVE the suggestion of writing about what is important right now. Thank you for so much relevant information!

Jaci
6 months ago
Reply to  Leslie W.

Great information! I’ve been trying to figure out what to write while still giving quality content! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany
Tiffany
6 months ago

All great suggestions! Hopefully going to try to focus on a few of these – working in the healthcare field I am not as locked down as most are!

Kendra
Kendra
6 months ago
Reply to  Tiffany

Great information and tips! Thanks!

Cora Beth
6 months ago

I liked all your suggestions but especially the one about getting active in Facebook groups! I’m just entering the blogging world and it’s good to know what areas I should devote more of my time to so thank you!

Jess
6 months ago

Thanks for the reminder to use FB groups. I completely have let that go. Especially now, when it’s nice to have a community to chat with.

Debbie
6 months ago

SEO is exactly what I’ve been working on lately. Going back to old posts and I will be curious to see what the SEO changes do for traffic. Thanks for the tips!

Diane Kurzava
6 months ago

Great ideas! I’m leaning toward being a little lazy during the shelter in place. I now see that I have plenty to work on. Thanks!

Sandi
Sandi
6 months ago

Good advice. Blog away.

Jennifer
6 months ago

Good ideas for blogging

Lisa Manderino
Lisa Manderino
6 months ago

This is great advice! Thanks!

Holly
6 months ago

Great tips and advice. Great time to work on blogging when we are suppose to be at home staying healthy!

Jill DeMasi
Jill DeMasi
6 months ago

I agree it is a perfect time to get organized and start working on new content and other projects. I need help with SEO and plan on looking into that. Thanks for the tips!

Aswathy Gopalakrishnan
6 months ago

great suggestions! I agree with engagement in fb groups. I met a lot of bloggers with similar blogs through fb groups, I don’t understand why many bloggers don’t mention it in helpful tips like this even when they personally use it.

erin
6 months ago

Great ideas! I’ve been putting some things off, like creating resources or finishing up posts, and now’s a great time to work on them!

jen
6 months ago

Great ‘reality check’ on the biz. Well written and to the point. Thank you!

Debbi H
6 months ago

Great ideas! Thanks!

Amanda Krieger
6 months ago

These are great tips! Our businesses don’t have to shut down because we are home!

Adrienne
6 months ago

Great tips! I’ve certainly found more time to work on my blog!

Jason Gowin
Jason Gowin
6 months ago

Great Information and a lot to think about and make sure is in order in my own blog as it grows.

Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life
Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life
6 months ago

Wonderful suggestions! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Lina
6 months ago

These are great tips! Thanks for sharing.

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