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How To Get 100k Subscribers For Your Blog In An Year?
Starting a blog and getting it off the ground by creating an initial follow-up of a few hundred and eventually a few thousand daily visitors is always the toughest part of the entire phase. Don’t be surprised if it takes more than 10K to 50K and 50K to 100K from 0-10K monthly subscribers. In this blog, we’re going to discuss how to set yourself up for both early and long-term success. In specific, I’m going to talk about:
- Choose an appropriate niche for your blog.
- Define your target audience.
- Choose the appropriate topics for your blogs.
- The quality of content should be good.
- Optimize your blog posts to maximize their visibility to the audience in the search results.
- Featuring industry influencers in your content.
- Build good relationships with influencers.
- Optimize your posts for readability
So let’s get started!!
Choose an appropriate niche for your blog
The right niche will make a huge difference in how easy a blog will expand to 100K+ subscribers.
What is a Niche?
A niche is more than just a topic. It’s the path you’re going to take, the subscribers you choose to follow, and the way you’re going to speak to them and put yourself as an expert.
What Is An Ideal Niche?
The ideal niche is one with enough user awareness to guarantee that 100K potential subscribers still exist while having negligible competition from other bloggers. When you start a blog, make sure you have a topic in mind that is fascinating and interesting for you and those like you. Choose something that you’re excited about, so you can immerse yourself in making content that works.
Whatever the topic you chose, you need to enjoy it and, of course, be curious about it. If you don’t, you’ll run out of ideas fast. Most significantly, you’ll not be able to produce content that can grow your audience reliably.
Narrow Your Focus
If you’ve already launched your blog or are planning to launch one, narrowing your niche – to a certain degree – is advisable. Managing a blog with a very particular emphasis makes it simpler to become an authoritative voice in that niche and, in turn, to attract subscribers. That’s the “jack of all trades, master of none” philosophy at work. While there is definitely room for people with a wide variety of talents, those who excel in one specific talent are people who (usually) are known as experts.
There’s a cap, of course. Narrow your niche so much, and not only do you restrict your potential subscriber’s size, but you might fail to find something to write about.
People like Brian Dean, Sean Ellis, and Hiten Shah are strong examples of this work approach. They’ve all gotten where they are now, partially because they’ve focused on being noticed as professionals in a particular marketing subset (link building, growth hacking, and product development, respectively).
Have you seen something modern and special that intrigues you? If you see a new pattern coming up and colliding with your own fields of concern, this may be a perfect way to build on it. Jumping into an emerging theme gives you a head start in creating a wide audience rapidly.
It’s easier to rank in the search rankings and get heard among influencers and customers if you’re among the first to specialize in trends, practices, or phenomena. For a chance to pull this technique off, you’re going to want to keep a close watch on small business coverage in your industry. It’s also helping to have an eye on the difference between short-lived fashions and movements that are sure to keep your groove.
Define Your Target Audience
This is a crucial step in building the best content – content that resonates with the kind of subscribers you want to attract and plan to consume your content. You can start this process by asking yourself questions like:
What level of competence is the subject of this blog? Starter, intermediate, or advanced?
What is the profession and position of your target subscribers?
What influencers are likely to follow?
What subtopics do you see in your niche?
What would you teach your audience to do?
What blogs do you find are identical to your own?
Who’s going to follow them?
Your main aim should be to put all of this together into a collection of individuals who you can use as a reference point when analyzing and selecting content ideas. Why are these people important? They help you form your content to ensure that it answers your questions and resolves your particular reader/subscribers’ challenges.
Choose Your Post Topics Carefully
Remember, while you’re brainstorming your stuff, it’s not about you. Your content plan should concentrate on your subscribers’ issues, not just the topics you want to talk about. You’ll create a wider audience quicker if you pick topics based on what the target subscribers thinks about and needs to hear.
Content Research Tools
Answer the Public
Answer Public leverages search engine autosuggest data to see what your subscribers are searching for concerning a specific keyword. Insert a keyword, press “Get Questions,” and you’ll be confronted with many possible blog topic suggestions that are all focused on things that people are currently accessing search engines and want to hear.
Quora is a question-and-answer site, a goldmine of blog topics. Using the search bar at the top of the page to search for a niche (or a word or short phrase related to it). You can see similar questions posed by people on the website, which you can use to create blog posts with responses or information about the topic. You will also subscribe to “feeds” and get daily email alerts on new or trendy questions in your preferred category (or categories).
Reddit is another goldmine of blog topic suggestions, but the setup is more oriented to conversations than strict question-and-answer posts. To get the best out of the site, you need to subscribe to subreddits (groups or communities focusing on specific topics). To locate subreddits in your niche, use the search bar on the right side of the site – but not everyone that emerges is worth subscribing to.
Text Optimizer is a semantic analysis tool that helps you define the underlying concepts and entities behind any subject. The tool helps you discover similar topics, locate more angles to be explored in your content, and find ways to build more in-depth content that best focuses your search to gain potential subscribers.
Write Long-Form Content
As a general rule, long-form content does better – both in terms of how high it ranks in search results and its ROI for gaining a good number of subscribers– than short-form content. So what is the content of a long-form?
Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to that question – the answer you get will depend on who you ask. Long-form content appears to vary between 1,200 and 2,000 words; however, good long-form pieces can range from 3,000-to 10,000-words. To keep it quick, let’s assume that the minimum number of words you can target at reaching most blog posts is 1,000. This word count milestone is usually considered to be long enough to do justice to the topic (there is, of course, nothing wrong with writing shorter posts if you can say what you need in fewer words).
That said, if you’re determined to expand your blog to 100K monthly subscribers, you usually need to be looking higher. A little higher. Research has consistently demonstrated that more terms equate with more shares and more ties. In other words, there is more clarity.