Justin Bryant28 Comments
June 30, 2015
It’s the ultimate goal… Getting 100,000 or more blog visitors per month shows that you now have one of the top blogs in the world. You can make an incredible income from this kind of traffic and open up a whole new world of possibilities.
People will be contacting you left and right with opportunities and you may even get some shout-outs from the top bloggers that you have looked up to throughout your journey.
But, few people ever reach the 100,000 visitors per month goal. So, how can you separate yourself and be one of the lucky ones that makes it happen? You’re about to find out.
Before we get into the actionable strategies to use for accomplishing this massive blogging goal, you need to first think about who you are targeting. What niche are you looking to reach with your blog?
To reach 100,000 visits a month, you need to make sure that your niche is not only something you are knowledgeable in and passionate about, but is big enough to even make your goal possible.
If you are trying to reach 100,000 visitors a month in the “talking parrot training” niche, don’t waste your time. But, how do you know your niche is big enough without it being too broad?
A great way to do this is to see if there are some magazines that cover the niche. No company is going to start a magazine in a small niche where they won’t get a lot of readers, right?
Think of magazines like Entrepreneur, Inc, People, Time, Men’s Fitness, etc. They all cover big niches and have tons of visitors. Look at big magazines like those or even more targeted magazines in more specific niches.
This is a great indicator of whether or not there is enough traffic potential to reach your goal. If it’s big enough, you are passionate about it, and you are knowledgeable in it, that is a great niche for you.
Now, I am getting straight to the meat and potatoes here and showing you how to get this massive traffic, because I am assuming you already have your blog setup. If you don’t, you need to take care of the first, obviously.
Here’s a tutorial on how to setup your blog affordably in just a few steps.
If your blog is setup, you need to start looking at other blogs in your niche to see what is already working. There is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Most successful websites or blogs have a lot in common.
When you go these sites, notice a few things…
This is key for figuring what people want to learn more about in your niche. Like I said, don’t reinvent the wheel. Trial and error for months can be avoided by just modeling (but not copying) the best.
Take some notes from at least 3 different top websites in your niche on what they all have in common. If you need help finding their most popular posts, use BuzzSumo to type in the URL or keywords to see what they are.
Did you know that a big chunk of your traffic will click the “back button” and not even view your content if it takes more than 3 seconds to load? Yes, it’s true and it’s scary to think about.
You have to put an emphasis on speeding up your blog if you want to get up to your goal of 100,000 visitors a month. Otherwise, you will lost a lot of your visitors before they even see your content.
Here’s a post I did on speeding up websites.
If you aren’t sure how fast your blog really is, here are the 6 best free tools for testing website performance.
Doing things like optimizing your images with a plugin like Smush it or using a quality CDN like MaxCDN can make a HUGE difference in performance.
Some additional speed tips for your blog:
And when you test your blog’s speed, don’t forget to test individual blog posts instead of just the homepage because they will differ. When it is loading in 3 seconds or less, you’re good.
Another great way to get blog traffic and build your brand is to leverage the top sites in your niche that are already established. For example, if you are in the marketing niche, you might try to do some guest posts for Marketing Land, Entrepreneur, or Digital Marketer.
These sites have TONS of traffic and can help you get instant credibility if you write a high quality article for them.
By doing this you get a high-authority backlink, a boost in traffic, a boost in branding and even some side opportunities that people will offer you if they like your posts.
Here are some tips for making the most of guest blogging:
For more on guest posting your way to success, here’s a fantastic post by Neil Patel on the subject.
Social media is going to be your ticket to getting tons of blog readers quickly without spending a lot of money on advertising. Make a profile on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Stumbleupon and Flipboard.
These sites will be where you share your blog posts after you publish them. You need to get in the habit of building these profiles up.
Here’s some resources for your social media marketing:
Keep growing your social media reach and sharing your blog posts on those profiles and you will start seeing huge spikes in traffic.
To maximize engagement and get the most out of each blog post, I recommend you post about every other day.
When it is just you blogging and you don’t have a lot of help yet, it can be tough to crank out a post a day and keep very high quality with in-depth information.
You definitely don’t want your post quality to take a hit and you want to get the most engagement possible without sacrificing traffic numbers.
I’ve found that if you post every other day, your publishing and promotion will keep your traffic numbers high for a couple days before they start declining again.
To avoid the decline and keep your traffic high and increasing from week to week, post every other day until you can get some help.
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Let’s face it, blogging isn’t free. Although, it can be pretty cheap to maintain, if you want to keep growing and providing high-quality information or resources to you audience, you need it to generate some income.
Unless, you already have a lot of money from other ventures to pay for a support staff, developers, writers, etc., you need to monetize your blog to make it profitable.
Eventually, when your blog starts getting 10s of 100s of thousands of visitors on a consistent basis, you will need the extra money to keep growing and manage the blog.
To start making an income from your blog, here are 10 ways you can start monetizing it.
With the competition growing everyday on the internet for traffic in every niche, a little advertising can go a long way. And you don’t need a huge budget to do this effectively either.
For just $5 – $25 a post or so, you can multiply your blog post views to reach a whole new level.
Here are some great ways to use a small ad budget to boost blog posts:
Just deciding how much you’re making each month from the blog and factoring that into a budget for each blog post to be promoted will go a long way towards reaching that 100,000 visitor goal.
Unless you want to depend solely on advertising or social media traffic, I recommend you start building some backlinks to get some organic traffic.
The reason you want to do this is to get your blog posts ranking in search engines where they will bring in lots of traffic without needing to be promoted any longer.
Here are some of the best ways to get backlinks:
For more backlinking strategies, here’s a great tutorial by Brian Dean.
Unless you are running a consulting business or just some personal blog that is just a hobby, you are eventually going to want to get more writers.
You have to look at it this way: you most valuable asset is your time. You can make more money in life, but you can’t get more time. Writing quality blog posts is very time-consuming.
Just cutting that part out of your daily business tasks can save you as much as 6 or 7 hours, depending on how long a typical post takes you.
So, to free up more time and keep your blog growing, you have two main options:
Once you do this, you can basically just become the blog’s editor. You read over the blog posts people submit to you, tell them to tweak a few things and then post it.
This is much faster and more efficient than doing all the writing, editing and promoting yourself. Plus, you can now have more time to grow your blog in other areas or just spend time doing what you love to do.
You could even hire a full-time editor if you get so many writers that it becomes overwhelming.
This is what all the biggest businesses do with their blogs and what will help you get one step closer to an automated business. Put a contributor form on your site like Entrepreneur does or place an ad looking for writers when you need more bloggers.
You might want to have Google Analytics and Webmasters set up for your blog. Knowing the analytics of your blog and checking them consistently will help you find trends of what is working and what isn’t.
Once you know what is working, you can then scale it up, spending more time on that instead of what isn’t working. This is how you keep your blog growing.
If you have certain types of blog posts that get bigger boosts in traffic and sales than others, you can see that trend in your analytics and then start spending more time doing those types of posts.
If you see that a squeeze page isn’t converting near as well as others, use Google Analytics tracking codes to figure that out and either tweak the page or delete it.
Using analytics for you blog is a must and will help you run more efficiently as time goes on.
Making money from your blog is not only important for keeping the lights on, but to help you use your time more wisely. Even if you wanted to get 100,000 viewers per month for your blog without any outsourcing or other writers, it would just make your life much harder than it needs to be.
Have people gotten to 100,000 blog visitors a month without the help of anyone else? Yes, but it is rare and they have to spend a lot of time on things that could be automated pretty easily.
That is not what you want, and it isn’t possible if you want to continue to grow your blog past 100,000 visitors a month.
You need to be able to spend more time managing it and coming up with new revenue streams for it, instead of doing all the little things like you were when you started out.
There are two main ways to free up more time while keeping the same production:
You can use software and web tools to do things like:
You can use outsourcing for things like
You need to use these things because trying to handle everything your blog will require when it has massive amounts of traffic will just be too much of a burden.
Once you have all of this in place, you can get a lot more consistent production and free up a lot more of your time. To slowly start doing more automation as time goes on, I recommend holding aside about 10-20% of your blog’s income aside for that very purpose.
Then, go throughout your regular schedule over the course of a few days and use a stopwatch on your phone or computer to time how long each of your daily tasks takes to run your blog.
Write those times down and start trying to come up with ways to get rid of the most time consuming tasks first through automation using software or outsourcing.
Slowly and steadily this will make your blog grow even faster because you will be removing the biggest limit to your blog’s potential, yourself. And I don’t mean this in a bad way.
The blog is your baby and you have done all the work it took to get it where it is, but humans can only do so much by themselves and each one of us has only so much time.
Before you go with outsourcing, see if a software can do the job because it will usually be more reliable and cheaper. But, for tasks like customer support, graphic design or content writing, you have to get people to do it.
Eventually as you follow this plan, you could have a multi-million dollar blog running basically on autopilot.
If you want to get 100,000 blog visitors per month, you are going to have to work hard and be consistent. Don’t try to take shortcuts or do anything “blackhat” to get there faster because it will hurt you in the long run.
Define your niche, give them quality content and products, get your blog in front of as many people as possible and then learn to scale up while scaling back your daily tasks using automation.
Which of these strategies do you think is the most powerful for getting 100,000 blog visitors a month?
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Thank you for these tips…I believe I need a refresher every now and then. I get lax and don’t keep in mind that getting and sustaining blog traffic is a process, that you have to do over and over consistently. Like washing clothes, LOL.
That’s a great analogy, LOL. It definitely is like washing clothes over and over again your first year or two, but when you start seeing more and more traffic, you make more money from the blog and can start using that to automate a lot of the daily tasks, so you can do what you want while other keep it going.
Hello my name is Amber. I’m new to blogging. I would love if you helped me get more traffic on my blog?
I assume your blog is faithloveandaspiration.blogspot.com? To help you get off to a good start, it would probably help if you used a WordPress blog instead and then followed this blog post. I have a tutorial in the main menu called “start a blog” you can click that will walk you through how to do it. Most people don’t get very much results using a blogspot blog.
Best of luck!
There are multiple ways to get 100,000 blog visitors per month.
Writing irresistible headlines, getting social, paying attention to SEO, use long-tail keywords, guest blogging, commenting on other blogs, promoting your blog posts to your email list and so many more.
For professionals, doings all of these are pretty easy in view of the fact that they are hooked on it and they’ve practiced how to keep their numbers of visitors raise each day or each month. However, beginners needs to be taught a lot why and how to do these strategies to succeed in getting a high traffic.
All in all, this article is handy and reliable. Useful information, I must say!
I’m glad you liked the article, Metz. Thanks for commenting
You have highlighted pretty good resources to gain 100k visitors. But hell man how would you guest post on such big authority blogs? That’s not too easy. You gotta have skills and experiences to emerge yourself. All I can state that We gotta work consistently until we finish our road.
Thanks for the comment, Pallab. It definitely isn’t easy but you can read the top posts on authority blogs and get a good idea of how to write to get accepted. The hardest part is getting in contact with the editors and getting them to accept the post when they are as busy as they are.
Good Morning Justin! I do agree it is hard work hard to get 100,000 visitors to your blog Yikes I couldnt imagine but yet know it is possible! Especially if we follow all your awesome suggestions and yes of course to be consistent with everything.
I just loved this and my most powerful strategy I think would be commenting LOL
Yes One of my favorite sites is Kingged.
Great share now go make it happen in July 2015.
Glad you liked the post Chery. I look forward to hearing more from you on future posts 🙂
This is a great list and you’ve shown how many different ways you can get 100,000 visitors a month to your blog. Using PPC ads, guest posting, roundups, and so much more can definitely push your blog above the limits. In any case, it’s all about working smart and streamline your marketing plan enough so you can also focus on other projects you want to do!
Thanks for the share Justin! Have a great rest of the week!
I found you post on kingged.com under the category of Blogging
Glad you liked the post Sherman. I look forward to hearing more from you on future posts
This is a great resource for businesses seeking to increase traffic. Although the points made are targeted at those seeking to hit 100,000+ on their visitors stats per month, they still apply to all basic business blogs.
The principle is one and the same for new and established blogs, and so it applies to small and large blogs as well.
One thing that is sure to help in generating massive and explosive traffic is consistent offering valuable in content creation,sharing, and feedback.
I left the above comment in kingged.com as well.
Thanks for the comment Sunday. I’m glad you liked the post. And yes, the post important thing to do is provide in-depth, valuable content.
Getting 100,000 visit a month is never going to be an easy task, am glad you make that obvious in your post.
From experience, and going by your advice on spending a little that won’t put a hole in the pocket on paid advertising, I agree that to speed up the progress level….a bit of paid advertising will be a good approach.
I have used Facebook ads, and still using it, and could tell is good for content promotion.
Thanks for sharing this valuable post.
Glad you liked the post. And you’re right. Just a small ad boost can go a long way with content promotion.
Very good post. I loved reading through but I must say getting 100,000 visitors to a blog is not an easy joke. We must get some paid advertising to scale up to that amount of visitors per month.
I’ve seen with guest posts we can bring in some thousands of visitors but 100,000 visitors is close to impossible.
I’ll still try sites like Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer to see if I can see any numbers close to 100,000.
I found this post on Kingged.com
Hi Mainak, glad you liked the post. It’s definitely not easy to get that kind of traffic to a blog, but it has been done by more people than you may think and can be done again for sure.
100,000 visitors every month! Wow!
This mark is very much doable but with doing as much ideas as possible whom you mentioned.
I am definitely going to check how I can improve my strategy.
Thanks for the post and I am happy to share it on my social life!
Hi Adeel, I’m glad you liked the post. I hope to hear more from you on future posts
These are some great and useful tips to get a lot of visitors. There is a lot of work into getting more visitors and the initial start can very time consuming. Using social media, guest posting, and getting more writers are all critical steps to attracting more people to your blog. It will be very hard to attract writers in the beginning, unless they are paid, but when you scale up, it should get easier. Thanks for sharing these tips and the social media tips. I will have to look further into building my social media, but one thing is that is all takes time. The hardest part of it all.
Hey Lawrence, glad you liked the post. It will definitely take time to reach 100,000 visitors a month, but if you can pull it off, you have now become part of the biggest group of authority blogs online. Anything is possible if you stick to it and make it happen.
So excited to have read this post. I jujust learned some new ways to boost my blog traffic. For me all this works but writers cannot be hired for a blog not bringing income yet.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Glad you liked the post Hadharm. I look forward to hearing more from you on future posts
It’s a very good point that you are making. Sometimes the most obvious things in the world sit right before us, and we turn a blind eye. I think it’s time to venture out into the blogosphere, get to know some quality people, and start sending them guest posts. In giving, we receive.
I agree, Gary. Blogging not only can allow for people to make an income, but it opens up many possibilities developing connections and skills.
Wow. Great post as usual. Thanks for sharing this type of information. I enjoyed it. Keep it up.
Glad I could help, Matthew.
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