Back when I was a blogging newbie, I struggled to get any traffic at all for a while.

I’d wake up to check my stats from the day before, and all I’d see was a big fat zero.

It wasn’t a good feeling.

No one was visiting my blog and I had no idea what to do to finally get people to check out what I was writing about.

Eventually things started to click and it wasn’t long until I started making a profit from my blog all those years back, and that’s what I’m going to talk about today.

Everyone Starts From Zero

The first thing you need to remember is that every blog ever created starts at zero visitors.

Even blogs with millions of visitors per month started from nothing.

Sure, some people already built giant audiences on social media before starting a blog, but I doubt you’d be reading this if that were the case for you.

It surely wasn’t the case for me.

Yes, I did have a small email list and Twitter following, but you can still start and grow a blog from scratch even in 2018.

What You Need To Do

If you want to finally start getting visitors to your blog there are a few things you have to do.

First, you need to make sure your site is worth visiting.

You don’t need a ton of content, but you at least need a clean and easy to read website theme, your first post, and to work on your blog pages.

Follow these 3 steps before moving on.

After you have your basics set up, then you need to publish new content consistently and promote it on social media.

It could be Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or anything else people use these days.

Just pick one and get really good at it.

If you already have friends and family on one of those networks, you might as well share it.

You can’t be afraid of positive or negative feedback, as you’re going to get both.

It’s all part of the blogging game.

Check out this 7 step blogging checklist to help you get traffic and grow your blog.

Just Keep Moving Forward

One of the biggest keys that separates bloggers who succeed from those who don’t is they just keep going no matter what.

If you told me my YouTube channel would be getting 8,000+ views per month when I first started, I would have laughed and rolled my eyes (metaphorically speaking).

Yet, here we are over 5 years later and my channel gets thousands of views whether I upload new videos or not.

In fact, one of my best months was when I didn’t even upload for a full 30 days.

But that’s only because of the library of hundreds of videos I’ve already created and promoted.

The same goes for blogging.

If you keep publishing content, promoting that content, and building your audience, there’s no reason you can’t have success, especially with all the great information out there.

And if you want to see what I’m doing to grow my blog in real time, then be sure to join my email list and I’ll keep you posted.

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Talk soon,
-Gabe