Are you letting your bloggo stale? Maybe your initial enthusiasm is wearing a bit thin – or perhaps you’ve noticed you’re not getting so many comments. Are you worried your readers might be losing interest? If so, it’s time to give your blog a new lease of life!
If you want to keep making money from your blog, it’s important to review it every now and then to keep it fresh. But how do you do that? What should you be looking for? Where do you start?
Check your analytics:
One of the best ways to find out what’s working and what’s not working so well on your blog is to check your analytics. At first sightGoogle Analytics might seem a bit ‘techie’, but it’s an invaluable source of information about your blog. By checking your analytics reports, you can see which pages are getting lots of visitors and which ones aren’t so popular. So you can tell, at a glance, which bits of your site are most in need of a spring clean. If you’re not confident about using analytics, check out this post for more information.
Make sure your blog’s still giving people what they want:
A basic blogging tip for anyone intending to make money from a blog is to start out by doing some market research– to find out what your target audience is interested in. But even if you did that when you set up your blog, this is something you need to keep an eye on. Maybe things have moved on. Have a listen to what your readers are saying – to the questions they’re asking. Are you still in tune with them? Is your blog really meeting their needs? Are you still on their wavelength? You may find you need to make some changes to stay in touch with your readers and make sure you’re still giving them what they want.
Explore new opportunities:
Don’t just carry on doing the ‘same old same old’. Are there some tips on blogging for money you just haven’t got round to trying yet? What about writing a newsletter? Are you making the most of social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter? Have you explored using videos on your blog? Maybe there are some new resources you could offer to your readers or some new affiliate products you could promote. Or perhaps you could think about creating a product of your own. New opportunities are cropping up all the time on the web – make sure you the most of them and share them with your readers.