According to Ahrefs, 90.63% of all website content gets no organic traffic.
Lucky for you, I’ve cracked the code to get into the top 10% and actually get organic website clicks. In December 2022, search engines accounted for more than 77% of my total website traffic.
My top 9 pages that month? All blog posts. And each blog post received over 100 page views in that period.
How it all started.
As a bored college freshman, I started a blog on a whim. It was a free blog for fun, and I didn’t have any idea what I was doing.
But as a junior, I started to learn about SEO and content planning. Soon after, I was able to actually start getting traffic to my blog.
Those skills helped me market myself. As a graduate student, my digital content helped me gain two private students.
While I quickly learned that private teaching wasn’t for me, I also realized that there was something to my blog. I could use it to get opportunities and market whatever business I wanted to start.
How it’s going.
Since finishing my master’s in December 2020, I’ve managed to make a full-time income from blogging.
While much of my work has had nothing to do with music, that’s changing. If you haven’t heard, the latest Google algorithm update now prioritizes content with a human element.
That means content creators need industry experience. Otherwise, your content may get flagged as poor quality, even if a human wrote it.
So the days of being able to hire a massive content agency are over.
If you’re looking to grow your music business online, you need a blog. Not only that, but the blog needs to be written by someone who understands SEO AND the music industry.
That’s where I come in.
I offer blogging services to music businesses, from private studios to music academies to music stores and more.
In addition to client work, I’m building up a network of blogs in various niches. One is already making a decent amount per month, and I know the others can get there and do even better.
And as I find success with my own content, I’ll implement the most successful strategies to help you!
Have more questions about me? Keep on reading.
Where did you go to school?
I received my BM in flute performance from Emporia State University (KS) in May 2017. In December of 2020, I graduated with my MM in flute performance from University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Where have you performed?
I have performed throughout the Midwest in venues such as Studebaker Theater, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and Granada Theater.
Have you done any other cool music projects?
I participated in the inaugural Grassroots Music Festival in 2011, and I got to be on a recording in 2013. In 2019, I performed in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony. And in 2022, I was chosen to participate in the mass premiere of Oxygen by Julia Wolfe.
Do you still play music?
Absolutely! I play flute, piccolo, and alto flute.
Is there anything else I should know?
My last name is Haefele, and it rhymes with “safely.” That’s about it. If you want to know more, feel free to contact me!
What about your professional bio?
Keep on reading!
Hannah Haefele is a flutist and blogger. She graduated from Emporia State University in May 2017. There, she performed with the ESU Wind Ensemble, ESU Flute Choir, and the Emporia Symphony Orchestra.
She was a soloist with the ESU Flute Choir in spring of 2017. Also that academic year, she helped form the flute quartet, the 9 and 3/quartet.
In spring 2019, Hannah started her masters at University of Nebraska at Omaha. She performed with the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, and Heartland Flute Choir as well as in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.
During graduate school, Hannah’s passion for blogging increased. She had been blogging for years but put more work into it. In 2021, she expanded her blogging by launching Piccolo Perfection, a blog all about the piccolo.
Hannah has performed in masterclasses with Leone Buyse, Shannon Finney, Nancy Mulholland, Sergio Pallottelli, and members of the Whole Musician team.
Outside of school, Hannah has performed with the Lenexa Community Orchestra and the Kansas City Flute Choir.
Her past teachers include Gina Hart-Kemper, Catherine Bergman, and Christine Erlander Beard.
Hannah also participated in the mass premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Oxygen at the National Flute Association (NFA) Convention in Chicago in August 2022.
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