Ah, the list post.
I think most bloggers learn pretty early on that lists posts can bring you a ton of traffic. Heck, there are even bloggers who write nothing but list posts.
So you sit down at your computer, punch on a pretty great list post, and…
If you’re writing a list post, traffic is not a given. In fact, a lot of list posts really suck, because bloggers get the entire concept wrong.
Here’s a hint: it’s not the list part that matters.
Okay, okay, let me start at the beginning and teach you how to write a list post that really does catch the attention of your readers, and maybe even goes viral.
More blog traffic is everything.
Listen, you can make money even if your audience is small, and you can be successful without a million pageviews. Some of the most engaging, interesting bloggers I know have small but might communities.
But the more blog traffic you bring in, the better – as long as you’re not comparing your traffic to other people. This is a key mistake many bloggers make, and I’ll explain what I mean at the end of the post.
First, though… let’s talk about what you are here… to get more blog traffic!
I still remember that first time when a brand asked me for my sponsored blog post rates.
I felt like I was floating on cloud nine. I never imaged that someone would want to pay me to publish a post on my blog! But today, writing sponsored blog posts is one of the top ways I make money with my food blog. This is also a great form of monetization in niches such as fashion, parenting, tech…
Heck, it can be a good monetization strategy for just about every niche out there.
Sending rates to the potential sponsor was really, really scary, though. I almost told him that I didn’t write sponsored posts just because I was so nervous about giving him a price!
I think a lot of bloggers struggle with setting their sponsored blog post rates. So, today, I thought it would be helpful is I wrote out a step-by-step guide to figuring out what to charge.