If you don’t ask for the share, it probably will not happen very often!
Readers that are not in the blogging world do not understand how sharing can help you. Yet, if they did understand, and they love reading your blog, most would be happy to share your content to help you out!
There are multiple ways to ask for the share, but the best way is to have options that make sharing super simple.
STEP 1 ‣ Add social share buttons to your website either from your theme (if available) or from a plugin (see Blog Growth Formula #13).
STEP 2 ‣ At the end of the post or page, ask your readers to share your post. You can even add a little blurb about how it helps you so they understand why shares are important to bloggers.
STEP 3 ‣ Make images that are shareable for all social media platforms. Add ‘pin this for later’ by Pinterest images so it is bookmarked when they want to return to that product or resource.
IMPORTANT: Even if you are not a Pinterest user, your readers might be so you need to be making shareable Pinterest images for every blog post!
STEP 4 ‣ Add a floating share button to the side of your posts and pages so they are easy to locate as readers scroll down the screen.
STEP 5 ‣ Ask for the share!