27 Aug 11 5:48 pm
Seo people always tell you about getting Thousands of visitors. People will promise you ANYTHING to get a sale, always remember that!
Also, there is a difference between POSSIBLE and Realistic expectations for a newbie with no experience.
You CAN make 100,000 in your first year, if you happen to be perfect at everything the very first time that you do it, but that doesn't happen often (although miracles do occur)
the reality is that most blogs NEVER make 80,000 much less in 1 year!
That being said, there are ways to get there with hard work, and investing in your business.
Blogs do better initially with social traffic. Start engaging other bloggers, writing guest posts, commenting on their blogs, and building a reputation within your niche.
Over time, you will start getting people to link to your blog, sharing your content with their readers, and promoting your stuff. Blogging works a lot on the theory " if you scratch my back, I will scratch yours!"
Promote their stuff, even if you don't have much of a following yet, and they will promote your stuff, and if you do it right, they will have a better following.
Also, look for smaller blogs and build up from there to start with. For example, If I had gone to ProBlogger 2 years ago and asked for a guest post, when NOBODY knew who I was, and my blog was just starting out, they would have laughed in my face at best, and simply ignored me at worst. But, now, I have been guest posting for almost 2 years on smaller blogs, and building my authority.
I have also been engaging the owners and editors of those authority blogs through social media, promoting their stuff, chatting with them, and sharing stuff back and forth that we like, both personal stuff and business related. IT has been a lot of time focusing on building a relationship and asking for NOTHING in return.
I could approach the bigger authority blogs like ProBlogger now, and not only can I send them my guest post for their blog, but I can refer them to my popular guest posts with over 100 comments on other blogs within the niche. They already know who I am because we have been chatting through various social media sites, and he has read some of my blog posts already, all of which will increase my chances of them approving my guest post on their site.