5 things to do after setting up your blog

things to do after setting up your blog

So you’ve set up your blog and are publishing posts… Now what?

If you want to reach more people with your blog, there are certain things you will need to do. It’s not enough to just publish great content, you need to get out there and tell people about it.

We’ve already blogged about places to promote your posts and daily tasks to grow your blog, but what else can you do to market your blog to more people?

Here are 5 important things you should do after setting up your blog…


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Sign up to Tailwind

If you have published some blog posts and your site is set up correctly for Pinterest then it’s a good idea to consider Tailwind rather than pinning manually to help drive more traffic to your blog.

If you’re not sure it’s worth the cost, you can start with a free trial and see if it sharing more of your content on Pinterest helps to improve your traffic.

As you can see from the graph below, since we started using Tailwind in August 2018, our pins have been reaching a lot more people. This has, of course, resulted in more people clicking through from our pins to our website.

Wake up and blog Pinterest views


Get a free trial of Tailwind here


Sign up to websites where you can link your posts

Promoting your posts on your blog’s social media channels is great, but it can be hard to reach new people.

There are lots of websites that will help you to promote your blog posts to new audiences, take a look at our list of 7 free websites to add your links to.

If you add each new blog link to these sites after publishing you will start to see your blog traffic grow. This will also help to improve your DA as you will be creating backlinks.


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Learn more about blogging

There’s a lot to learn about running a successful and it will take you a while to take it all in. What better way to learn about blogging than from someone who has had a lot of success with their own blog?

Ana at The She Approach is a blogging guru and has written an amazing ebook full of tips, tricks and strategies that helped her to grow her own blog.

We thought we knew quite a lot about blogging, but this ebook taught us lots of new things and really helped to drive more traffic to our blogs.

Get your copy here.


Learn more about affiliate marketing

It might be a while before you can start to earn money from your blog, but it’s worth starting to learn about affiliate marketing as soon as possible as it’s quite a complex subject. Starting early will mean that once you have the traffic coming to your blog you can start making money with affiliate links right away.

Ana at The She Approach also has this great FREE affiliate marketing video course that will explain it all in more detail. The 5-day course will help you to create a successful affiliate marketing strategy and make that all important first sale.

free affiliate marketing course

Enrol on the course here.



Get social

One of the best ways to reach new people with your blog is to get active on social media. Post your content, old and new posts, regularly to give them maximum exposure. Create a schedule full of your blog posts by using a tool such as the Revive Social WordPress plugin – you add the posts you want to share and Revive Social will do the rest for you.

It’s also important to join in conversations on social media. Follow the right people, interact with them, and if you’re using Twitter make sure you do these 6 things.


How many of these things have you already made a start on? If you haven’t looked into these yet, now is the time to get going so that you can start to grow your blog and drive more traffic. Good luck!



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