Hi Everyone,

I have had my blog up and running for about a year now, www.homemakinghoneys.com. But I need your help. I would like advice on two things firstly how can I get more followers? I am desperately trying to get more people to follow my blog.

Second what can I do to my blog to make it more inviting? Do you have any tips on what I can do to try and make it so that more people want to look at it and spend more time looking at it.

The last thing I would like to know is how people are making money from their blogs. See I am trying desperatly to raise money to get my husband's visa so that we can move back to the states. So I do have a few affiliate on there but I am looking to make a little bit more money. I hope to move back to the states before my children are grown and decide they want to stay here. Which in turn would mean I would stay here.

PLEASE ANY HELP I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE!!

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I'm fairly new too and am looking for followers
http://mommyhastowork.blogspot.com/

There are some great women here, I'm sure you'll get some good advice!
Hi, I am new too...

here is my blog:

www.motherbabiesandlove.com

Hope you find the info you need...
Hi Alisha,

I just visited your blog and added myself to your follow list! I think your blog is very inviting...very colorful with wonderful ideas and recipes. The best way to get followers and more traffic to your blog is to visit other blogs....comment on their posts and follow them. It's kind of like an unspoken etiquette....you follow someone, then they're more than likely going to follow you back. Before you know it, you've got a whole list of new blogs that you'll enjoy reading and getting to know those people.

Also, for social networking sites like this one, search for other bloggers who have the same interests as you or people who maybe live in the same area....you know, people you have things in common with. I've met so many wonderful bloggers this way!

Helene
I'm Living Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor
I'm in the same shoes as you! Nice blog design.

http://www.collegeadvisory.net/
Hi Helens,

Thank you so much for your advice. I really want to make blogging work for me. So your tips are great. I have already found that the MBC is fantastic. I only found it yesterday and already I have met some lovely people. I really love meeting new people and making new friends.

Thanks again for the advice. If there is one thing I have learned it is that most mommy bloggers are so kind and so helpful! It is lovely! I'm going to look at your blog now! Thanks again!

Alisha
Hi Susan,

Thanks for your input! I have just had a look at your blog. What a great idea! I am going to have an indepth read tomorrow (its after 10pm here). I have had a lot of problems with my daughter primary school this last year and have been considering the homeschool option. I can't wait to read more! I am following you now too!

Alisha
Be sure to tweet out your new blog posts :) Your followers will often re tweet your posts to their followers.


You should also learn a bit about SEO - though blogger may limit what you can do. This is why I am a big Wordpress on your own host advocate - it gives you more control over SEO and other promotional tools.

I love the blog design BUT the font contrast is a bit hard to read :(
Hi Karrine,

Thank you so much for the advice. I have other blogs which use wordpress and I do agree that I really like wordpress. So I might give that a try. Though I havent done much with blog designs in wordpress. I will have to play around with it a bit.

I do tweet about all my blog posts and you are definitely right it is a great tool! I didnt understand twitter at first but now I am a huge fan!!

I am heading back to my blog now to have a look at the font. Im going to see if I can find something which is a little easier to read!

Thanks so much for the tip and advice!

Alisha
I am following you!

I totally agree with Helene, the best way to meet bloggers and build a readership is to visit and comment on other blogs of similar interest. Its the best way to build community. :)

Theta Mom
Hi!

I find that your blog is a lovely one.! I love the colors! :) I am following you now... Other than what was adviced aldready you might want to try to exchange links (buttons) with other websites. For example, I can add you button to my blogroll if you add mine. It has worked for me.

To make money... I have made so little that is can't buy even a latte! (that's my goal now lol) But I just found out about LinkWorth that is another way of advertisement. It looks nice. I wrote a post about it. Visit my blog to read it! :)

Feel welcome to follow me too (if you like my blog!)

Hugs!
I agree with Helene. If you visit and follow other blogs, they will most likely return the favor. It also helps to participate in memes and blog carnivals. That's how I got my start.

I don't make a lot of money on my blog but enough to make it worthwhile. Once your readership grows, the advertisers will be knocking on your door!

Good luck!

Aloha
Kailani
http://islandlife808.com

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