Client attraction. Business growth. Pretty profits.
Four minds are better than one. Cross pollination of ideas between bloggers and business owners creates awesome results.
So when gathering ideas to increase blog subscribers why not turn to your awesome Aussie lady business owner and blogger friends who happen to have achieved many of the milestones you are working towards already?
For you it might be crafty blogger peeps or rhino wrestling blogger blokes. Whoever it is, go chat to them.
Here is what my ladies had to say!
Write A Book
Write a book! Whether you publish through traditional means or self-publish, a book gives you a great opportunity to connect with and inspire potential subscribers.
It doesn’t matter if it is short or long as long as you communicate what you are all about in a compelling manner and give value! I give away a free eBook on my website to encourage visitors to become subscribers and I have a published book that encourages people to subscribe if they are looking for more once they have read it.
Serena Star-Leonard, RetireYoung.com.au
Treat Them Like A-Listers
Be insanely generous to your subscribers. I give my subscribers so much free info, as well as exclusive discounts. Treat them like the super-special peeps they are, and they’ll stick around!
Jess Van Den, EpheriellDesigns.com
Bust Out A Super Series
Run a series. No one wants to miss out so they subscribe without thinking about it because they know what’s coming next. My Blogging Tips A-Z series has been very effective for increasing subscribers although engagement and comments are much lower than on other posts.
Annabel Candy, SuccessfulBlogging.com
Give, Give & Give Some More
I’ve been able to increase my subscriber database through hosting competitions and giveaways on my blog – and promoting them through social media networks and competitions sites. I only giveaway prizes relevant to my audience so that the subscribers stick around once they’re in.
Nikki Parkinson, StylingYou.com.au
What do you think? Could these ideas work for you?
Just in case you are still unsure here is one more effective way to increase subscribers that can be used by ANY blogger.
Host A Blog Challenge
Hosting a blog challenge is brilliant for increasing subscribers and keeping them engaged because you work towards a common goal. It might be blogging every day for a month, sharing a craft tutorial every Tuesday or creating an info product, whatever is relevant to your audience.
You know bloggers love to participate in challenges for the camaraderie, discipline and feedback. The beauty of this is being the host you are recognised as a leader and will grow your tribe.
Ideas, tactics and tips are fantastic BUT only if you take action. Think about the suggestions above then identify how you can make them work for you and your audience.
Share your ideas in the comments below!
P.S. Don’t forget if you’d love to know more about hosting a blog challenge check out How To Host A Blog Challenge…Lessons Learned.