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I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about the two investments I made in my blog, which substantially increased my traffic. I am writing again about my traffic because I want you all to understand how completely honest and sincere I am, that these two resources have dramatically increased my page views.

In the previous post, Pageview Breakthrough: How I Went from 6k to over 17k in One Month, I talk about the giant leap in page views I accomplished for April.

Update: I made it to 100k pageviews in August 2017, and I was accepted to Adthrive, one of the top ad agencies! I also make over 3k now woot woot! Scroll to the bottom to grab my guide on making money blogging, without teaching people to blog! 

Second Update: Since I wrote this post a year ago, I have gotten myself in the 5k range in terms of income for my blog, and a lot of that is because of sponsored posts. You don’t have to have just a lot of traffic for sponsored posts, and I highly recommend you read how I made 10k in sponsored posts my first year blogging. The strategy that got me this first viral pin, is still the strategy I stand by and use today. I was able to get over 25k page views in my second month of my second blog. Mind blowing!

Making My First $1000 From Blogging

I can’t tell you all how excited I am that I blew April out of the water, and hit a milestone of 40k pageviews for May! When I was reading other page view reports from bloggers detailing 2-3k hits a day, I thought it would be years until I would get there. It took one month!! Also note that in that month I made just over $300 with my blog. With a traffic increase I was able to land a long-term relationship with two companies for sponsored posts and bring in just over $500. Traffic goes up and so does income.

see where I skyrocketed towards the end of the month? Pageviews over 40k!

My viral pin is continuing to run wild. I talk about how I got my first viral pin in the post, How I Got My First Viral Pin. In that post, I detail which pin went viral, and it is still going strong months later with even more views and clicks.

How did I hit such a massive increase? I continued working the strategies outlined in the Pinterest Strategies eBook I bought a couple months ago. Pinterest is my number one source of traffic, and I credit it all to this book. I can not express enough to you how important making investments in your blog is. I know it seems daunting when you aren’t making any money, and it is scary to purchase another eBook, but this one is gold. I’ve written about it time and time again.

Carly notified me that she’ll be relaunching soon, which I assume the price will be increasing, so I would recommend buying it now at  the $32 price point, so you can get started pulling in more traffic. If you like it, and it works, you can ask her about becoming an affiliate and the relaunch she’s working on. I highly, highly encourage you to network with successful bloggers and buy their knowledge. They are successful for a reason.

I also have been working through Lena’s new, revised Traffic Transformation book. I bought it at the lower price a couple months ago. I actually really trust Carly, creator of the Pinterest Strategies book, and she suggested it in her blog, so I followed her advise. I am so happy I did.

Now, the Traffic Transformation book is $79, but again, it has helped me tremendously. I am seeing more traffic coming from organic search and Facebook because of her detailed advice on SEO and Facebook sharing in the book. It is unique information I haven’t seen out there before.

There are a couple smaller-priced items that Lena has out, which I haven’t gotten a chance to go over yet, but because I’ve had such a success with her Transformation book, I imagine these are great too. I am an affiliate for her now, so I will get a chance to review these and let you know what I think at some point this month.

You can start with her FREE Blog Traffic Bonus Guide, and look into these other items:

How to Successfully Organize a Blog with Multiple Topics

Blog Traffic Bootcamp

Start a Blog Bootcamp

In case you still aren’t too sure, here you can see my page view jump from when I bought the books in April 2017 to May 31st 2017. A huge jump in traffic in just a couple months.  I couldn’t be more sincere and honest when I tell you that the Pinterest Strategies book and the Traffic Transformation have been the best decisions I have made for my blog.

I currently make over 3k a month just blogging and raising my babies. I would never have that opportunity if I didn’t just go for it and start. If you want to know how I make that much money, I break it down in a pdf with FREE TIPS AND TRICKS to make money blogging without teaching people how to blog!! I make no money with blogging courses and very little from blogging affiliates per month.

Grab the free pdf! I only send out FABULOUS blogging tips once a week, including income reports and my plans to grow my blog. I seriously hate salesy emails, so I will send myself to the grave before I send those to you!


Make sure you check out:

How I Turned $17.99 Into Over $300 With One Blog Post

How I Pin Over 800 Pins In One Week

Let’s Start Your Blog and Make Money Now By Doing What I Should’ve Done

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  1. Wow… What click bait. I thought you were actually going to provide some tips on traffic boosting based on your headline. This was nothing more than a pitch for affiliate products so you can make a buck. Had you listed five or so tactics that work for you and then did the pitch, I would say that was fair. So I recommend either changing your title to something like. “The resources I used to learn how to drive massive traffic to my site”. Or give some specific tips that you used.

    Also .. And this is really big … I did not see a notification that you were providing affiliate links. The law said this notice must be prominent before any links are shown. So if you are receiving compensation … As I strongly suspect … You could get in big trouble if caught.

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      Hi there. I am sorry the post was dissapointing. I am actually really excited to help other bloggers, and I wish I could disclose the strategies in the books, but I don’t think that’s right! I can give you links that aren’t affiliate, so you can check them out without feeling like I’m selling them. I’d also be happy to email you back and forth and chat about blogging. I honestly love to blog, and connect with other bloggers to help, so please feel free to email me with questions!

      I usually tag my posts as affiliate posts, this one I must have published without tagging, by accident, but it is tagged now, and I also mention in the post that I am an affiliate, and I mention it again in the previous post connected to this one, where there is more details as well.

      Also, I believe the Pinteresting Strategies book offers refunds, so you can see if you like it or not!

  2. Wow… this is really interesting. Honestly, it blew my mind that it’s even possible to get from 6k views to 40k views in such a short time! I basically just launched my blog and was jumping high for about 100 views :). I definitely add some of your practices to my blog :). Thank you!

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      I highly recommend jumping on the Pinterest ebook first if you can! There is so much traffic you could be getting now, if you can follow her strategy. Its a very unique, analytic-based strategy that really transforms the traffic you get! Then, that will hopefully help you bring in more income, so you can grab the Traffic Transformation book to help you with more avenues! Keep me posted on your blogging journey!

  3. Sincerely Ophelia Reply

    Very interesting indeed. But def need to be checked out myself 🙂

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