I am extremely grateful for what I have and I am trying to give back. I know that I have transformative knowledge that, when applied, can dramatically improve lives. Because of this I have decided to share what I know and to share it freely. I have begun a self-development blog as my vehicle.
It is only 7 months old and I am getting a decent amount of traffic and subscribers, but it is not growing as I would like. I want to reach and help more people.
In addition to making content, here is what I have been doing: I have a couple guest posts on other major self-improvement/self-help sites, I have had the SEO done professionally, I do no advertising currently, I let everyone I meet know about my site, I go around (online) helping where I can and refer people back to the site. I spend more time on spreading the word than I do making content.
I do not adapt my content for seo reasons or change it accoring to fit certain keywords. I do not want to decrease the value of the content for the sake of seo.
What am I missing? Is it because I am giving it away for free? I know people often tend to value things according to price. However, I don't want to charge, I am not trying to make money. I am trying to give away life-changing knowledge which I have seen work again and again! The links in my signature will show you examples of my site's articles. I am not trying to plug the site here, I am looking for guidance.
Any advice is appreciated, and please do not use this as an opportunity to sell your wares. I am trying to give and help. Please help me to give.