While the blogger traffic program drives significant traffic from Hometalk directly to your blog, an important part of maintaining that traffic is to use it to grow your subscriber base.
Here, we round up tips from successful Hometalk bloggers on how to help you increase subscribers to your blog.
“I think the key is being consistent with posting regularly on hometalk so the readers get to know me. It’s also important to create a post that readers favor. My most popular [posts] that work for me are coastal and holiday projects.” -Maria, Simple Nature Decor
Include creative calls to action:
“At the end of each of my Hometalk posts, I add an image that introduces my opt-in freebie and encourage readers to subscribe to my newsletter if they identify with my style. I include a brief paragraph explaining the benefits of being a newsletter subscriber and hyperlink to the sign-up page on my blog. In fact, my subscriber base is nearly 7 times the size it was when I started the Blogger Program!” -Karen, To Work With My Hands
“I have found the best way to grow my subscriber base through Hometalk is to put at the end of the tutorial 'For more easy DIY projects, click on the link below and 'Follow' along to be sure you don't miss one!' Or something along those lines. It seems like people respond to that, and actually click the link and sign up to get emails.” -Mary, The Cofran Home
“We make sure that every post we add to the traffic program has a link to sign up for our newsletter right at the top of the post.” -Steph, Mother Daughter Projects
Engage with the community:
“Participating in the Hometalk community is one great way to build your subscriber base. Respond to comments and questions that readers post (both on individual projects and the "Discuss DIY" section) to engage with readers and share your knowledge and expertise! Readers will get to "know" you, and will be more likely to check out your blog!” -Linda, burlap+blue
Consider adding a pop-up:
“Having a pop-up on your site to subscribe to an email list is a great way to give your readers and new visitors a friendly reminder of what they could be missing out on. It also makes it easy for them to sign up right then and there instead of having to search for a subscribe box somewhere on your site.” -Bre, Brepurposed