Wednesday, July 4, 2018

# Building An Audience # Catalyst for Business

Wordsmith Wednesday : Building An Audience

Different Ways to Go About Building An Audience

This week's Wordsmith Wednesday is going to focus on three different articles that I've read about how to build an audience. They each come at it from a different angle: SEO (increase traffic to your site), 5 other ways, and how to use Pinterest to help build your audience.

Just Publishing Advice - Building An Audience

Simple SEO Practices That Do Get More Blog Traffic

(article can be found at: Just Publishing Advice)

If you read my Wordsmith Wednesday post about how to best optimize blog posts for SEO, this article is a basic take on that. The author gives you the 6 steps that he used and shows graphics showing the before and after. 

If you're new to the idea of SEO, this is a great article to start. The steps listed are easy enough that anyone can use them and they work on whatever platform you're using (blogger/Wordpress). I'm going to start incorporating them into my own posts and hopefully, in the future, I'll be able to report back and let all of you know how it works!

The Complete Creative - Building Your Audience

5 Best Ways to Rapidly Build Your Audience (Without Breaking the Bank)

(article can be found at: The Complete Creative)

What I love about this article is that again, these are easy steps, that almost anyone can do. Russell gives the reader 5 different ways that any creative can use to build their audience. Even for the options that have a price tag attached to them, Russell gives options for how to make them affordable.

I love the fact that Russell gets it. He understands what it's like to be a broke creator who is starting from the bottom and working their way up. He does intermix ads for his own products into the article and at least one was a bit distracting, but the information in the article is well worth reading and hey, if you sign up for one of his courses, tell him Katrina sent you. 

Catalyst For Business - Building An Audience
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How to use Pinterest to Skyrocket Website Traffic

(article can be found at: Catalyst for Business)

I'm a Pinterest junkie and I don't even try to deny it. I have boards for just about everything, I think. So, when I came across this article, I couldn't wait to read it. Who wouldn't want to make their addictions work for them?

This article again is clear and lays out all of the information in a way that was easy to follow along. It covers a bit of what Pinterest is and how it can be used to help draw traffic to your website. The author lays out everything from how many times a day you should be pinning to what dimensions are now the standard for your Pinterest graphics. 

So there you have it, three articles that I've found to be incredibly helpful as I find my way along this road to being a professional creator/author. I can't wait to try out some of the tips and suggestions listed in the articles! If you try them out and they work for you, please come back and let me know! 

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