Step 8: Build Traffic For Your Blog

Get Going with Forums!

Forums are a great way to build backlinks and traffic. But to build traffic to our blog, we are going to leverage, other’s forums which already have a huge audience.

If you have spent enough time in reading articles about your topic, you may already know about some of the forums in your niche. If you don’t know about forums in your topic, it means that you should spend more time reading about your topic.

If you still can’t find relevant forums, you can go ahead and search for “[your topic] forums” on Google and you are sure to stumble upon a few of those. is also a great place to participate. There are many people asking questions about almost every topic in the world.

In these forums and answers websites you have to find out the questions that are being asked in your niche. You can answer those questions and link back to your posts which gives more insights for the person who asked the question.


  1. Be careful not to come across as spammy. If people perceive that the only thing that you are doing is trying to promote yourself, then you will be banned from the forum.
  2. You should first build some credibility by being helpful and link back to your blog only in relevant places.
  3. If you build a reputation as being a helpful person in the forum, then members of the forum will be more lenient when you are linking your blog.
  4. Linking back to your blog also helps you get backlinks to your blog which will help you in SEO. However, link building should not be your primary motive when you are participating in forums.

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No. Step Duration
1. Select Topics For Your Blog – Create a bucket of ideas & Strategise your Future Blog Posts  30 mins
2. Identify The Distribution Channel – Build Credibility For Yourself 20 mins for 7 days
3. Plan your Content – Start with writing a great blog post 3 hours for each post
4. Get your first 100 Subscriber – Initial Set of Audience 2 hours
5. Set Up System That Will Help You Reach 1000 Readers – Time to Grow Your Audience 30 mins
6. Create Social Media Channel For Your Blog – Create Brand For Your Blog 1 hour
7. Create A Facebook Group For Your Niche – Aggregate An Audience In a Forum or Group 1 hour
8. Build More Traffic – Get Going with Forums!  15 mins
9. Submit Guest Posts on Relevant Blogs – Bring backlinks to your blog 20 mins
10. Leverage Social Media & Web 2.o Sites For Traffic – Find other channels to bring traffic to your blog 1 hour
11. Create Content by Interviewing Experts – Bring on the Experts 30 mins