If you ask me what my favorite part about blogging is, I’d have to say it’s the connections I make. When I decided to start a blog, I had general knowledge of the concept but no experience going into it other than the skills I picked up when I was working in Corporate America.
I had a ton of questions but wasn’t sure who I could ask. That first year felt like I was running after my own tail because I was getting all kinds of bad information. I didn’t get the answers I was looking for until I connected with some great bloggers and joined Facebook groups to grow this blog. I was amazed by their generosity and motivated to do the same thing and reach out to new bloggers the way they did when I “grew up”.
A couple of months ago, I created a Facebook group called Blogging for a Living for bloggers who want to grow their blog and for new bloggers who could use a support group.
For new bloggers, participating in a Facebook group would be especially beneficial to you because the more you participate in the threads the faster your blog will grow and get you noticed by influencer networks and brands.
Blogging for a Living is an exclusive group for serious bloggers who are seeking support, guidance, a chance to connect with other bloggers, drive traffic to your blog and increase your social presence.
And if your goal is to turn your blog into a fulltime or part-time income stream, we also post the places where you can sign up for opportunities to make some money.
Here’s what you can expect from the group
To drive traffic to your blog and increase engagement, there will be a daily thread to post a link to your latest blog post. When you do this, everyone who participates in the thread will go to your blog, read your post, leave a comment and share it on at least one of their social media pages.
If you want to increase your social media presence, participate in the daily social threads. There will be one for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and a new YouTube thread. Simply post a social media link and anyone who participates in the thread will go to your social media post to like, comment, and/or share it.
We’ll also have a monthly social follow thread to increase your likes and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Google+!
If you’re goal is to monetize your blog, participate in the daily click thru thread. If you have a sponsored post or needs clicks on a banner, add your request and the link and anyone who participates in the thread will click through your links and this will increase your revenue.
And for your blog-related questions, we have a daily chat thread where you can ask away and get answers from other members.
There will also be special threads such as sharing where to make money from home, blogging gigs and freelance projects. And if you have a business, we’ll have a monthly “promote your business” thread so you can tell us about it.
Plus, there is a monthly contest called Blogging for a Living’s Superstar of the Month giving a $25 Amazon gift card to the blogger who is the most engaging.
There are some rules to make sure the group runs as smoothly as possible. For a breakdown of those rules, check out the Welcome Note on the group’s page.
To join us, click here and select the “join” button to be a part this Facebook group. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
Oh, and if you know a blogger who would find this group helpful, please share this with them.
Over To You
If you’re a part of a Facebook group, I’d love to hear how it’s worked out for you. There’s a comments section below this post to share your thoughts.