The Top Subreddits for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs
As Forth and Create grows I'm always looking for new ways to grow and promote my blog as well as learn as much as I can.
I've never really been someone to browse Reddit daily. I've always found it to be a huge waste of time, especially when you're trying to get work done during the day. However, It wasn't until recently I discovered how useful certain subreddits are for my business, so I decided to give Reddit another chance.
If you aren't familiar with Reddit it may seem like an overwhelming website with links, comments, threads, upvotes, downvotes, and more.
Here is a small breakdown of what Reddit is:
- Reddit is a social media, social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. *
- Reddit is broken down into smaller communities called "Subreddits."
- Once logged into your account you can upvote content you find useful and downvote content you dislike.
- You can comment on different threads to leave your thoughts and opinions.
- You can also start your own thread and get feedback and comments from others.
- The more upvotes your comments and threads receive the higher "Karma" you receive.
- It's important to avoid being spammy, rude, and fake.
If you are still curious what Reddit is I suggest reading more about it here.
Let's dig into the top subreddits for your blog and business. Click the header to visit the subreddit.
/r/ladybusiness is a subreddit for like-minded business women who are looking for support, advice, and encouragement.
Pro-tip: each month /r/ladybusiness has a shameless plug post where you can promote your service and blog.
/r/marketing is a great place to learn and discuss marketing tips and tricks. You can find just about anything that has to do with marketing including social media, emails, SEO, B2B, etc.
Pro-tip: 10% of your submissions should be your own content.
/r/contentmarketing is a community where you can discuss ideas and information on ways to market your content in different ways.
Pro-tip: You can ask for feedback on your blog and social media but not on specific posts. Your blog needs to have at least 10 posts to receive feedback and you must use [Feedback] in your thread title.
/r/socialmedia is my go-to place to get help in the social media department. As a blogger, social media plays a huge part in your business so it's important to keep up with the latest trends, ask for help when you need it, and stay informed.
Pro-tip: promos and sales pitches are a no-no. Read the sidebar to make sure you won't get banned.
/r/emailmarketing is another favourite subreddit of mine. Having a newsletter is a great way to connect to your readers but if you're like me then you likely find it stressful trying to figure out what the heck to send to them and how to keep them around.
Pro-tip: you can expect to find design tips, best practices, questions, and discussions.
/r/smallbusiness is chalk full of advice on starting, owning, and growing a small business. The subreddit is full of useful articles, resources, people asking questions and people offering valuable feedback.
Pro-tip: the sidebar has links to other subreddits that will help your business such as bookkeeping, start-ups, business, and entrepreneurs.
/r/blogging is the place to go if you are looking for constructive criticism, receive feedback, and offer advice to others.
Pro-tip: If you want to promote your blog you need to wait for the Friday promo thread. This is also a great place to find guest bloggers.
/r/growthhacking discusses topics such as SEO, email marketing, and Linkbuilding among other things.
Pro-tip: you can post your posts to this subreddit but don't spam.
/r/productivity is a gold mind. Each day of the week there is a new prompt such as weekly goals, words of wisdom, favourite productivity apps, and even a day to vent. I highly recommend checking this subreddit out.
Pro-tip: this is a no promo community.
I hope one or all of these subreddits are helpful to you in some way. FYI It's super easy to find your way to a subreddit like /r/aww or /r/corgis and spend 45 minutes or longer browsing adorable animals. (I say this from experience 🙈.)
If you are on Reddit I'd love to hear your favourite subreddits!
(* taken from Wikipedia)