Dear Readers. Today we must talk about the ways you can support your fellow bloggers. We have seen so many people change their lifestyles and start to take a step towards blogging for business. I did want to take a chance to leave you some tips on 5 ways you can support bloggers.
I think we can agree that SO MUCH has changed since the world pandemic hit us. Many people have gone from full-time to part-time. Some were made redundant. Some even took the opportunity to try out new things or even explore their potential of owning a business. All of us have dreams that we would like to accomplish. The plus side of this pandemic for some was that they took the chance to start something new! Today we will be talking about how to help our fellow entrepreneurs grow. Specifically, bloggers that have decided to go full-time blogging for a living.
As you might have noticed, there are some very knowledgeable, talented individuals that do not make it to TV production, acting, editing the world’s famous magazines, and more jobs that share the eyeballs of millions of spectators. The reason why this happens is that marketing agencies are putting their work to make you look at their products and talents. And they spend a lot of time strategizing how to catch your attention. There’s so much information out there, on the internet or TV that sends these signals to your brain.
That is why today we are picking up a different topic. What if you had the power to help someone who just started their career as a writer? What if you could be the marketing agent for someone who needs your help to grow their new business? There has been a lot of talk about supporting small businesses or supporting local businesses. But today, let’s talk about how you can effectively support your favourite blogger. Or someone you know who has just decided to start a blogging career to make a living.
READ THEIR CONTENT
This is the easiest out of the 5 tips we will share with you today! Recently people have become a little more strict with their follows and likes. I have noticed that personally through conversations and as a creator. Followers want to select what they bring into their information channel. And that is completely okay to do. But the best way you can help a fellow entrepreneur and favourite blogger are to read their content and react to it. When I say read their content this means to offer them a click to the blog post you are interested in.
For instance, if you are planning to travel and you are looking for how to prepare yourself, you could go to a travel blogger’s web page and select the 10 essential travel phrases for your next trip. This already is something BIG! This will already contribute to a fellow blogger. Why? Because you are bringing traffic to their website. Google likes posts and websites that have traffic. it means they are interesting, that they have something of quality, that people like what they see.
Imagine the cinemas. The number of people that click on a post is the number of people buying tickets to watch a movie. The more people buy tickets, the longer the movie stays in the theatre and more people end up watching it. This works similar on a blog. The more clicks to the website, the more Google will like it!
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REACT TO THE POSTS YOU READ
The second best way you can help a fellow entrepreneur and favourite blogger is to REACT! If you have something you like, share a post, like a post, leave a comment or even send a message to the writer saying that this was something good to you. following them on their social media accounts also helps! Especially if your favourite blogger has started up recently, most likely they won’t have too many people going to their website or blog posts. You have the power to help and grow their business!
Is just like google. When Google was launched in the beginning no one just wanted and “Googled things” as we do today. There were a couple of people that started to use google. And eventually, they liked google’s service, therefore, started to refer people to use google. You can find a quick animation about google’s growth here.
What I am trying to say is that your fellow entrepreneurs need feedback to create products and content that will please you. And they have decided to go for a lifestyle of doing that professionally. Many bloggers now study before even starting up a blog. Take a look at these resources you can find to get started. The point is, if you have already taken the time to click and read their content, why not go one step further and give constructive feedback to someone that is looking for it?
I am sure that many bloggers will accept this at any time.
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DON’T BE AFRAID OF AFFILIATE LINKS
I have seen people do the following and it just makes me cringe every time. They will go to a blogger’s post. Find information or reviews about products they like and later… Open a separate tab or window to go directly to Amazon, or any other website the blogger recommended you to buy from and buy an item without using the link in the post. This is a big No No No! If you’re trying to support bloggers.
When people see the word affiliate marketing, sometimes they have this negative feeling in their mind. I believe that there are some great misconceptions about affiliate links. By clicking on an affiliate link, you’re enhancing the chance for this creator to earn a potential thank you for promoting a product or service fee from that product that they have reviewed or recommended to you.
And I say, enhancing because sometimes the writers are not paid in cash for this. Sometimes they receive points to continue to use the service they like or introduce you to or receive a very small commission that only gets paid out after accumulating a certain amount. ( some companies only pay their marketers once they have reached 100 USD)
This is why, if you see an affiliate link. Don’t be afraid to proceed with the purchase from there. It will help your favourite bloggers get closer to their financial goals more than you think.
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BUY THEIR PRODUCTS
If you’re trying to help support bloggers, there’s one more effective way to do so. And this is by buying their product.
The options we discussed on 1 and 2 are for free and it only requires a little bit of your goodwill. Affiliate links require spending cash on products that you might have been already looking for for a while. But buying your favourite blogger’s product helps them become financially stable. You see, all of us like to write, but sometimes we don’t earn from that. The one way we can make earnings is when you buy our products.
Many of us will take the time to ask for your feedback to launch a product that might be good for you. Or even think about what you might be looking for before the launch. By buying our products, you are enabling us to have some extra coffee for inspiration or even continue to run the website and blog that you like.
And if you don’t have the money to make a purchase now, Don’t worry! There are special occasions such as Birthdays, Christmas, and other special holidays where your favourite blogger will lower the price of their items. You can still show them appreciation by purchasing moments like these.
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GIVE THEM IDEAS AND ENCOURAGE THEM
The last piece of advice I will give you today on how to support your favourite blogger is to encourage them.
At the end of the day, there’s a person behind every post you read. This person is taking the time to plan posts and to do the research to bring you good quality content. Sometimes they are even investing on your behalf so that you don’t have to experience things and have a negative outcome.
How do you find ways to support bloggers? Do you comment, share and like their content often? To support bloggers is one of the most important things you can do!
To finalize this post, here are some interesting bloggers you might want to check out.
Welsh Rarebit |Food and Travel
The Solo Girls Travel Guide |Women Solo travel
Kururimbo the Multilingual Traveller |Multilingual exploring Welsh businesses and culture
Jess in Asia |Deep travel in Japan
The Art of Blogging |How to blog 101
This post was brought to you by Karina –
I am Karina. Otherwise known by my nickname Kururimbo. My story starts in Brazil where I was born, Japan, Mexico, and now Wales, UK. My blogging journey started in 2021. On my blog, I record notes on language learning, details about hidden gems I discover in Wales, and about my experience as an international business entrepreneur. If you love social media, travel, and business we should be able to make great conversations! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media and blog! A comment, like, and share is always appreciated. Hope we can connect!