How to Finally Grow Your Subscriber List

How I Increased My Subscriber List By over 400% Last Month

And it is still going up!

This blogging thing is no joke. I mean, writing is fun and I crack myself up, but there is a definite learning curve when it comes to anyone actually reading your blog. Cue crickets chirping. I feel you, I was there. Here’s a quick rundown of how I increased my subscriber list, but I will break it down and give you freebies to do the same thing this month.

  1. I created my Free Social Media Planning Bundle and started using it! – Complete with over 30 Facebook groups, an editable schedule with built-in links, a No-Tears Bloggers Checklist, and Much More – Click Here to Learn More!
  2. My posts were hella funny and interesting.
  3. I wrote my posts for Search Engine Optimization.
  4. I upped my Pinterest game.
  5. My blog-help section on Pinterest actually got some action.
  6. I wrote guest posts for other bloggers.

I created my Free Social Media Planning Bundle and started using it!

Complete with over 30+ Facebook groups, an editable schedule with built-in links, a No-Tears Bloggers Checklist, and Much More

Get Your Free Ultimate Social Media Planning Bundle!

* indicates required



Facebook groups are a great way to increase engagement and eventual subscribers, but whoa, it is a lot of work. And then there is the issue of forgetting which thread you’ve joined or forgetting to like the main post after the thread has closed (and how are you supposed to remember that?!)

We have all done it, been on the naughty list. But I have some strategies to keep you on the nice list this year. I have created a plan with over 30 groups complete with schedules.

There is even a daily schedule with clickable links to the group, the thread description, and places to check off actions related to the thread. No more forgetting any steps. No more signing up for some this week but forgetting they exists the next. Yep, it happens to the best of us.

I have also made it editable, so you can change and add niche groups (recommended) as applicable. Wow, that is a lot of work you don’t have to do.

Each day has at least 5 actionable items to bring your blog traffic and increase your social media footprint.

My posts were hella funny and interesting.

So, the most important strategy to increasing and maintaining a strong list is to write good content. Nobody has time to read another boring post. Sorry, much love to all the less-than-entertaining bloggers, but the market is saturated. Have fun with writing and do not apologize for letting your voice shine through. This is not APA or MLA style after all. *Still having high school trauma flashbacks.*

Most importantly, write what you want, make it matter, and SEO.

I wrote my posts for SEO.

SEO. Sample every option….Mmm…food. Good try, but SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. So, I knew what it was, but I had no clue to go about doing it.

Many of you are already doing this, but chances are, if you just started you are saying what-the-what?

Well, I downloaded the Yoast plugin which I adore. The free version is excellent and gives detailed feedback on how to improve the readability and SEO. So, if I stopped the posts here, before optimizing, my readability would be good, but my SEO not available. No bueno. But, with a few tweaks, suggested by the plugin, this post will be bringing in readers to me, hopefully of course. Sometimes it is as simple as breaking up content with headers and making sure your topic is clear. It is totally doable, so start now. It is much more work to go back and optimize after the fact.

About (insert arbitrary percentage here) of you have only read the headers and bold content to this point.

Don’t worry, it does catch the eye and helps give an outline of the post.

Then, go back to your older babies (aka posts) and Optimize those too. And while you are at it…

Pinterest is a blogger’s best friend.

Create pin-worty images.

Stop paying for what you can do for free. Canva.com is fantastic and they have plenty of free options. Just think, will my nearly blind grandma be able to read this on an iPhone from 2 miles away? That is about how attention-grabbing and clear you need your text to be. Fancy fonts and detailed descriptions rarely work, at least not for the main text. Also, do your readers have to pass a colorblind test to see your title? Probably not the direction you want to head.

Create multiple pins for each post. You can even hide images. Check out Chantel Arnett’s clever way to hide a vertical image in the post. It’s your little pinning secret. I know, the small things in life, right? I have two right here…

Pin-it, Pin-it Real Good

Many Pinterest boards allow more than one pin a day. If not, you can pin on separate days. Use Tailwind, or pin at different points of the day. You can also join my Funny Moms Group or My Happy Pinning group. Just follow me: www.pinterest.com/coffeewithaside and send me your email. My email and directions are on the boards. Upping my Pinterest game has really paid off. I used to get 99% of my traffic from Facebook. Now, Pinterest has far surpassed Facebook in daily visitors. I have also noticed large spikes in traffic on days I pin more.

Actually Use Your Blog Help/Blog How-To Section in Pinterest

I have been pinning how-to articles and posts for such a long time, but so overwhelmed that I wasn’t applying any of it. First, pick 3 a week. Then, read them carefully and pick 1-2 actionable items from each one. Create a new Pinterest folder of favorites. The ones that you have opened over and over because they provide such a useful skill. If they are all fluff, let them go. You don’t have to delete them, but put them in your tried folder. That way you know you have read them, but it is not clogging your valuable learning space.

Guest Post

Teamwork makes the dream work, sharing is caring,  etc, etc. *Pretend to insert a plethora of motivational collaboration quotes.* Alright, as cheesy as it is, teamwork really does help. I started guest posting on other’s blogs like this one: http://seasidesundays.com/staycoolthissummer/. This is a great way to increase your audience. It is tough to relinquish control, especially when you love what you create, but it is all part of the growing process. Ask other’s to contribute to your page as well. They will drive traffic to your site and it is nice to let someone else do some of the work.

Again, this journey has its ups and downs along the way. Don’t get discouraged. Ask for help and find communities that support you.

Also, download my Ultimate Social Media Planning Bundle and start using it!

Complete with over 30 Facebook groups, an editable schedule with built-in links, a No-Tears Bloggers Checklist, and Much More

 

Get Your Free Ultimate Social Media Planning Bundle!

* indicates required




Let me know what you think. What strategies have helped you grow your list?

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •  

Leave a Reply

24 Comments on "How to Finally Grow Your Subscriber List"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Liz
Guest

Thank you for sharing! I’m always looking or ways to improve my blog posts and get more traffic and subscribers. I’m going to email you now to join your pinterest groups! Thanks!

Kristin
Guest

Thank you for the advice!!

Lisa
Guest

Great tips! Thank you!

Nita
Guest

Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks!

Nadalie Bardowell
Guest

Hey Addison,

Great tips! Very easy to understand and implement. I’m trying to up my SEO game as well as FINALLY start reaching out and writing guest posts.

Thanks for your advice,

Nadalie

Nichole
Guest

I love reading articles on marketing, social media building, and list building. I’ve always loved to read them and I loved this, it’s a great technique!

Amy - Page Traveller
Guest

Hey thanks for sharing this. Yeah, I always guilty of seeing loads of helpful blogs and articles, meaning to save them for later and read them thoroughly but I never do! Will save this one though!

nicki
Guest

this is a brilliant post and great advice I will be following as a newbie blogger. Thank you so much for the free planning bundle

Sonyo Estavillo
Guest

I haven’t used tailwind for very long, as I have the free version right now. Some of these tips are great. I agree with you on the FB groups. They’re a lot to juggle, especially when you don’t or forget to follow all of the rules.

Sasha
Guest

Funny, I Pin all the time also and don’t follow the instructions. I’ll make that change right away! LOL Thanks for the tips.

Sasha
Guest

Great tips. I’ll be putting some into place right away.

Sam
Guest

So true. I am definitely needing to start guest posting. That along with your subscriber list definitely the most important. Thanks for the tips and motivation.

Tessa
Guest

This was a very useful post! Thank you for sharing all these valuable tips. Love the way you write as well.

Ashley
Guest

Thank you!!! I will be trying out! My blog is new and trying to absorb as much help as I can! 😁

Ashley
Guest

Love these helps! New to the blog world and this post is awesome!

Nicole
Guest

As a newer blogger, your tips have always been extremely helpful and this post is no exception. I definitely need to up my Pinterest game and am working on SEO and focus words and tags more. Some of this stuff is like learning a whole new language so there is a definite learning curve, but with help from fellow bloggers like you…it makes it so much easier. And you explain stuff with such ease! Thanks for that!

amit
Guest

As a newbie to the blogging world this is so much help – thank you, I’ve actually just bookmarked this post to reference. Already in just a month of blogging I’m seeing just how much work goes into it. The writing is the easy part 😀 – This will help me no-end 😀

Kim Bruce
Guest

This is so helpful!! Thank you for sharing. I do not blog but I found some things that might increase traffic for my cooking show. Whooo hoooo! You are the best! 😘

Miss Lady
Guest

Awesome tips. I started less than a month ago and I will day there is alot to learn. I am determined so I won’t let the nerve wrecking unknowns deter me. Thank you for the tips!

wpDiscuz