I wrote a blog post last month all about 5 free ways to support a small business, and it went down pretty well, so I decided to follow up that post with a blog edition, talking about 5 simple ways that you can support a blog. Most of them are entirely free, and one of them does cost you but it definitely helps me out. I hope these 5 simple ways that you can support a blog help people reading, because I think a lot of people don’t know how to actually support a blog that they read.
Click on the google adverts.
If you are reading this post right now, you will be able to see adverts around this page, usually some on the side and then one or two popping up as you read. This is probably one of the biggest ways my blog makes money (besides sponsored posts), so click on them! You can click off straight away, or you may like the advert that it is showing to you, but either way it really helps me. Each time you click google will pay me a few pence, but that really adds up if everyone did it for every blog post that they read. It doesn’t cost you any money but is definitely one of the 5 simple ways that you can support a blog for free.
If possible, use my Affiliate links.
This one would cost you because you are purchasing a product, but it doesn’t cost you anymore than if you were going to buy a product anyway. If I tag anything I am wearing on my blog with a star (*), it means that the link is an affiliate link. If you then click on that link and buy the product, I will receive a small commission from that sale. This doesn’t cost you anymore, but means a percentage comes to support me and my blog. If you were going to purchase the product anyway, it is definitely more beneficial to me, and one of the 5 simple ways that you can support a blog (particularly a fashion or beauty one) without going out of your way. Plus you will make some fab purchases too!
Give me feedback on social media, and share a post if you like it.
Understandably it is a lot harder to grow an audience on your blog as the content isn’t very shareable, but if you do happen to like a blog post or find it useful, please share with your followers too! A repost on Instagram stories or a simple retweet can go a long way, and allow my blog to be exposed to more people who may become future readers. It is also a good indication for what blog posts people like the most!
It is always useful to have feedback on social media, so if you see a spelling mistake or a broken link anywhere… tell me! I won’t bite, and it actually makes the experience better for everyone if people can tell me where I have made simple mistakes. I would rather be told and be able to make simple changes. This feedback is invaluable, especially considering I am a busy person and more often than not make a lot of typing mistakes!
If you like a post, let the business know.
I don’t think many people know about this unless they are in the industry, but one of the ways that a business measures whether working with a blogger was a success would be the amount of engagement they received as a result of that. So if you really like a sponsored post I have done, one of the 5 simple ways that you can support a blog like mine is to go and follow the business on Instagram. You could even be kind enough to let them know that you came from me, through a simple comment! This is a really easy way to let the brand know that the content I have produced is effective, and therefore they are more likely to work with me again… which is obviously super helpful!
In addition to this, even if the post isn’t sponsored it is worth doing this, if I have recommended you a product that you like. If a brand sees a lot of people saying that they have tried something on my recommendation, they are more likely to feature me in future campaigns if they work with bloggers. Every little helps, and its totally free to support me on socials!
Actually follow my blog!
Not many people do this compared to the amount of people who read monthly, but it is super important and without a doubt one of the 5 simple ways that you can support a blog like mine. I don’t get people following very often, so I love seeing that someone has followed and it really gives me the motivation to continue creating content. All you have to do is type your email into the banner at the bottom of the screen, and every time I upload it sends an email to notify you. I upload twice a week, so thats a maximum of 2 emails a week and I promise it doesn’t spam you, just a helpful notification in case you have missed my promotion on socials.
Hopefully this blog post filled with 5 simple ways that you can support a blog will help not only me, but also other blogs that you read. Even if you only manage to do one or two of these things, they all come together to help make my blog a better place and support me… and nothing goes unnoticed! Please let me know if you have found this useful, and whether you will start using some of the tips when reading other blogs. As always, thank you so much for reading this blog post and supporting me journey.