May Blogging Goals: How I Plan On Tripling My Blog Traffic & Affiliate Income

slightly savvy may blogging goals

Well, I can’t believe it’s literally May. It feels like I was celebrating New Year’s Eve a month ago.

Anyway, I love May because it means my sister and my friends come home from college, so I have people to hang out with. And it means getting off early on Fridays for the summer !!

Without further ado.

Life May Goals

♡ home remodel

We JUST bought a house & are doing some cosmetic renovations before we move in.

  • New floors on the downstairs
  • Paint the downstairs
  • Tear out the kitchen island + insert a new one
  • Fence the yard

Yikes – it feels like there is SO much to be done.

For real do you guys have ANY tips on how to decorate a whole house ?? I am overwhelmed. If you have tips, I like NEED to hear them below.

♡bathing suit shopping

Is there anyone who enjoys bathing suit shopping?? I haven’t bought a suit in honestly 2 years, so it’s time to buy 2-3 new ones for the summer.

Probs just going to order them online because honestly there’s nothing I hate more than dragging myself through a mall and getting entirely naked over and over again in dressing rooms.

below are some ones I’ve really been loving, especially the first one –> here

Blogging May Goals

♡ income – $100

Definitely ambitious considering I made $5 in April…but reach for the moon right ??

Traffic

April: 1.4k

May Goal: 3k

I clocked in at 1.4k page views for April, and 3,000 page views total would be about 100 a day. Fingers crossed on that. So far for May, I’m doing pretty good on that.

A huge way I do this is through automating my pinning through Board Booster – it has been SO game changer for saving me time AND keeping people engaged with my content throughout the day –> definitely take advantage of their real trial here

♡ growing that email list 

One random Sunday, after hearing everyone and their mother preach about how an email list is so crucial, I downloaded Hello Bar and threw it up on my blog.

Literally didn’t even think about it until two days ago when I got an email…like one of those monthly digest things.

slightly savvy may blogging goalsAnd I had six subscribers!

So that was pretty cool. And it definitely made me realize that there is potential there without tons and tons of work like I thought it would be.

Tips for getting those emails:

I used Hello Bar because it was a really sleek looking and kind of matched the theme of my site. Plus it was free!

  • Put your bar at the bottom of your page – if you have a new user on site, they’re not going to subscribe when they know nothing about you or your content
  • Use numbers – people respond well to numbers.

for example…

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♡ twitter polls 

Twitter polls are so fun – I always vote in them even if they have nothing to do with me.

slightly savvy how i grew to 1,000 pageviews and april blogging goals

And what better way to literally ask your perfect audience EXACTLY what they want to read about?

follow me on Twitter because I would LOVE your opinion in my polls –> here

♡ instagram stories

I love IG stories. And it really helps me get to know a new blogger to follow her behind the scenes on Instagram.

slightly savvy may blogging goals

My goal is to make more time every day to post to my story. I know it’s not hard if I get in the habit to remember AND it’s fun.

follow me on Instagram —> here

♡ facebook groups

So my first two months of blogging, I wasn’t focused on Facebook AT ALL. But this weekend, I was reading so many stories about bloggers using Facebook groups to basically make their content go viral.

I was like yes plz that’s the goal.

I used these two articles below to give me a start pointing for groups to join. Since joining a few Facebook groups 2 days ago, no joke I have broken my traffic record each day afterward.

5 Facebook Groups For Promoting Your Blog –> here

20 Best Facebook Groups –> here

I am now a huge believer in Facebook groups, so I’m def excited to get more into that.

♡ may beauty wish list

I am out of so many skin hair and beauty products, so once I have the money, I am definitely going to be re-purchasing some of my faves.


So what are your goals for May ?? Goal posts (lol) are some of my fave posts, so leave your links down below!

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7 Comments

  1. May 5, 2017 / 9:25 AM

    Loved this post! I like that you are shooting high for your May income goal. For a while I was keeping my weekly email subscriber goals pretty low because I was scared of not reaching it. My friend encouraged me to increase my goal by a little bit each week and I’ve been reaching them! I feel like setting the bar can be intimidating, but motivates you to work harder and reaching them will feel even greater.

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  2. May 5, 2017 / 9:31 AM

    Also just signed up for Hello Bar, thank you for suggesting it!!

  3. May 7, 2017 / 1:15 PM

    I love that you have steps on how you want to reach your goals! I find that so important and helpful! Besides growing my blog, my May goal is to start being more cautious about my eating habits and making more healthy choices.

  4. May 7, 2017 / 10:47 PM

    I love hearing about goals from other people. It usually inspires me to do some, too!

  5. May 8, 2017 / 8:31 PM

    I am DEFINITELY looking into that Hello Bar 😀 And I’m on the same page with you about Facebook. I didn’t use it the first two months of blogging, and I just started to in my third month and it really is a game changer. Thanks for the great post 🙂

  6. May 10, 2017 / 10:33 PM

    Good luck on your goals. I think you’ll get there. Tailwind has been helping me a lot.

    Oh, also, on the decorating front, if you need advice on flooring, check out my blog TheFlooringGirl.com. I hope it helps.

  7. May 19, 2017 / 10:58 PM

    Thank you for suggesting Hello Bar! I’ve been putting off starting my email list but definitely need to. You’ve inspired me. 🙂 Good vibes for the rest of your month!

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