Growing Your Blog: What to Focus On First

Starting a blog and want to know what you should be working on first? Increasing traffic, making money, and building an email list are all great ideas but I want you to start in an even better place.

Yay! You started your blog and have business goals...now what? Where do you even begin?

Pssssttt...I run a series called Ask Allison where I answer readers' questions about blogging and business. You can ask yours by emailing hello@frugalontheprairie.com. This post is for the question, "Which ad network should I use?" Click below to watch!


Your to-do list should start with your long-term product or service idea first. (Psssst...you better not be planning on ad and affiliate income only, ‘cause that is outdated!) You don’t need to create anything elaborate but you definitely need to create something that will enhance your business and help others. 


So let’s start with your product idea. Say you’re a personal finance blogger and you want to eventually create a budgeting handbook to sell on your blog. 

You need to start creating content (blog posts, videos, etc.) and building your email list so you can have a list of potential customers when the product finally launches.


Now let’s talk about your game plan. You need to start creating content (blog posts, videos, etc.) and building your email list so you can have a list of potential customers when the product finally launches. Create a subscriber incentive to get the party started. Next, you can start promoting on social media and will have something to offer when your new readers stop by.