Cracking the code for page views is an obsession I failed to achieve. I couldn’t do it! I was stuck for months around 6k or less visits. I needed help. I finally made some investments for my blog, one being a Pinterest strategy book, and the other specifically a traffic book.

Update: I am above 50k pageviews and made my first $1,000!!! 

Making My First $1000 From Blogging

I bought an eBook to help me with Pinterest. I literally was failing, and not understanding how to pin to group boards. This eBook transformed my game, and I got my first viral pin the month I bought that book. I wrote about my first viral pin in more detail, How I Got My First Viral Pin as well as show you the screen shots from Google to prove my traffic in this post, How I Turned $17.99 Into Over $300 With One Blog Post. Because I had so much success investing in a blogger, I took Carly’s advice, and I bought a book she recommended, which I am so excited to let you know has been revised and includes fabulous information that will increase your traffic. I know it will because it’s increasing mine as we speak. 

EDIT: A Month after writing this post, I am now at 40k pageviews for May 2017! I wrote on that here: My Massive Traffic Boost: 6k to 40k Page views in Two Months, and I am so happy to let you know that the details in this post have only increased my traffic more!




I never wanted to buy anything from bloggers. I was so scared I would pay money, then find out I already knew everything they talked about, or it was going to be a waste of money I didn’t have. I have to tell you that it’s worth it. If you want to be a successful blogger, you must try to be like the successful bloggers, and the only way to do that is to buy their knowledge. Its the best investment you will ever make. I have my eyes on the money Lena is making. In her book she talks about how her income increased as her page views did. She is at $7k per month and over 400k pageviews. I bought her book to be like her, make money like she makes, and I am happy to say her book is working!

Why is Traffic Transformation worth it?

First off, I’ve had 75 people come to my site from Google Organic search so far this month. The previous month, that was maybe 1 or 2. Getting people coming to your site organically is HUGE! It is a lifeline to the longevity of your blog. You must figure out how to do this, and the book as a VIDEO all about working with Key Words, as well as an in-depth how to with Google Plus that I have never seen anyone else talk about. Literally, I have researched and looked at all the eBooks out there, and no one else is talking about Google plus like this. I am just at the tip of the ice burg here, and more than enthusiastic to delve deeper into her strategy.

Second, Facebook sharing. I have left my Facebook page alone until now. Focusing on Pinterest and Instagram because I like them more, but the book has convinced me there is pure quality and virality (that’s my new blog word) in Facebook. What I mean by that is that posts have a higher chance of going viral with Facebook, and Lena mentions which posts of hers have gone viral through Facebook, as well as the type of posts that are likely to go viral. Viral posts can really catapult your blog to a whole new world. The hardest part for me right now is adding some time to implement this Facebook strategy. It is unique, and it does require some thought/networking that I need to create time to do. I will post back here soon with some more stats on my Facebook referrals to make sure you see some progress there.

These two sectors of her 21 tips have been my favorite! She goes into Pinterest as well, but not nearly as in-depth as Carly’s Pinteresting Strategy book. That book is pure gold, and I don’t know anyone else who has a book with the details of referral traffic and manual pinning that she does.



I can’t give you all the information because that’s not fair, but the chapters are below. As of now, I have a special $29 off code:” 29off”, that will enable you to buy the book for just $59 rather than $79!! I was accepted to her affiliate program, just because I convinced her via email that I love the book. The discount code is expired now, but I will report back when there is another one. 

Here are the chapters. If you buy the book, please email me, katie@joyfulmesses.com and let me know how it goes.

Introduction: Leaving Your Comfort Zone & What Is Possible

Step 1: Narrowing Your Blog’s Focus

Step 2: How to Evaluate Your Content for Shareability

Step 3: Low Payback Tasks You Can Stop Doing Right Now

Step 4: How to Duplicate & Piggyback Blogging Successes

Step 5: A Few Words on Thoughtful Keyword Selection

Step 6: Social Platform Focus – Why More on Fewer Platforms = More

Step 7: The Importance of Titles

Step 8: Landing Pages for Related Content

Step 9: Interlinking Secrets

Step 10: How to Showcase Your Popular Posts

Step 11: Making Your Navigation Bar Work for You

Step 12: Leveraging Google+, the Not-So-Extinct Social Media Platform

Step 13: Calculate Your Goals

Step 14: Test New Things Constantly

Step 15: Target Holiday Traffic

Step 16: Writing……a LOT with a Plan

Step 17: Learn Something New Every Day – Blogging Education + Networking

Step 18: Optimize for Search Engines

Step 19: Don’t Be Too Clever

Step 20: Split Test Strategies

Step 21: Master a Platform




4 Comments

  1. Interesting… I’ve always been nervous about buying books from bloggers too. I think you are right on the facebook front though, that’s where most my traffic comes from. There is a bit from instagram and pinterest, but facebook seems to drive the most 😉

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      I’ve been able to dramatically increase my pageviews from both Pinterest and Lena’s book. They really are investments worth making when you are ready to take your blog to the next level!

  2. Shauna |Simply Hip Savings Reply

    I have been hearing more and more about Lena’s book. I really think that I want to make the purchase! Too bad I caught this post after the coupon expired 🙁 …. Let me know when it’s active again and I’ll deff get it !!

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      Shauna I will! She keeps me posted on her deals, and I’ll let you know when there is one. I think its totally worth it. Hers and Carly’s. The investment at $79 may seem a bit steep, but she does go over a lot! Feel free to email me any questions you have too!

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