Complete newbie: How do I promote my blog?

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I have created a real estate blog, giving advice on how to invest in real estate, and flip houses.
It is a wordpress blog that is under a domain name.
I have about 10 articles posted. Right now I am just focusing on creating a good blog, filled with lots of information.

Ok, now how do I get traffic? I have 0 visitors.
Is there a guide somewhere?

Let's say I eventually achieve 50 visitors a day. How would I make some money from this?
#blog #complete #newbie #promote
  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    Writing articles to submit to article directories is usually a great place to start.

    Also, start increasing your page rank by submitting your blog to some great directories. Visit Directory Critic ยป Directory Lists, Article Directory Lists, Link Building, Directory Templates & Resources for some good ranking directories to submit to.
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  • Profile picture of the author cmbwealth
    Also, set up your signature here. It is in your profile. This will generate some backlinks.

    Sign up for adsense and put there ads on your blog. You will make money when people click the adds.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhopkins
    Make sure you set up a decent ping list. It will help get you indexed and traffic started from the SEs
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinBrooke
    Ever since I started blogging daily my traffic has gone
    through the roof. I pick up all kinds of little keywords
    that I would never have guessed or been able to research.

    My answer would be to post EVERYDAY for 30 days
    straight, ask other bloggers if you can write a guest
    post (I got one ShoeMoney by asking), and comment
    on other people's blogs for 2-3 hours per day.

    Basically just get out there and start talking to as
    many people as you can and when they ask what
    you do tell them about your blog.

    Since I've started the daily thing my traffic is around
    2k visitors per day between my 3 blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
      Originally Posted by JustinBrooke View Post

      Ever since I started blogging daily my traffic has gone
      through the roof. I pick up all kinds of little keywords
      that I would never have guessed or been able to research.

      My answer would be to post EVERYDAY for 30 days
      straight, ask other bloggers if you can write a guest
      post (I got one ShoeMoney by asking), and comment
      on other people's blogs for 2-3 hours per day.

      Basically just get out there and start talking to as
      many people as you can and when they ask what
      you do tell them about your blog.

      Since I've started the daily thing my traffic is around
      2k visitors per day between my 3 blogs.

      x2

      definitely good advice! I post daily too and it seems to work good
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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertF
    Anything that links to your site in a source that has some valid traffic to offer. This forum is an example of a targeted traffic source as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaeburnham
    All the advice you have gotten so far is good, but if you want to get immediate traffic to your blog for cheap, then promote it on forums like this and other related blog in the comments.

    Also use facebook and twitter. There are a couple of great guides here on this forum. Nathen Hangen has a good product called "Twitter Rockstar" which is pretty good.

    Other than that, I would write simple ads for backpage.com, kijiji.com and Craigslist.com. All free sources that will drive in traffic for you.

    Those are things that I did to rollout my blog quickandeasymove.com and thesuccessfulbiz.com. Quickandeasymove.com is getting almost 3000 hits a month and it is only 6 months old.

    Jae
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  • Profile picture of the author blogginvixen
    Since you seem like you've got the content part handled, which I believe is the most important aspect, you should really look into social bookmarking. Also, consider following people on Twitter who are involved in your niche! You can gain a lot of traffic from tweeting posts you feel are noteworthy.
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  • Profile picture of the author TKChung
    Write articles and submit to article directories. Bookmark your blog using social bookmarking services. Comment on related blogs which has high traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chalky
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      • Profile picture of the author Mrs Z
        So much good information and advice given here. I also like to check Google Analytics to find out where my traffic is coming from, so I know what is working and what is not.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    open a twitter account just for this blog and post each blog on there along with any target related articles that you have written. When i started my latest blog last week i did the exact same thing and within a week had 1,000 visitors and lots of friendfeed subscribers.

    check out this free guide to help you get set up:

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  • Profile picture of the author javascript
    you just have to be persistent in what seems work best for you
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