In July of 2011, I was perusing some teacher forums looking for ways to add to my teaching income. I came across a post by Charity Preston of The Organized Classroom Blog about a new course she was offering, Teaching Blog Traffic School. Since it wasn’t free (less than $40), I thought about it for a couple of days before deciding to jump right in. Talk about one smart decision! (I knew I was a smart cookie!) 🙂
When I began, I had 16 fans on my facebook page, 3 followers of my blog, and 11 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers. I didn’t think that was too bad, for someone just starting out. I made goals to increase my facebook fans from 16 to 30 and my blog followers from 3 to 20. I was hesitant about those goals-they seemed kind of lofty to me!
In less than six months (mind you, I took four months off to have a new baby) I am now up to 228 facebook fans, 58 blog followers, and 44 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers! All of this growth is due specifically to following Charity’s words of wisdom on social marketing, which she presents in a series of easy to understand videos.
If you are wanting to start a blog or are interested in collaborating with some FANTASTIC teachers, Teaching Blog Traffic School is a must!