In order to get any design project off the ground successfully you need to create a solid outline. An outline clearly states the goals of the project, work involved, a timeline, deliverables and tools to measure the success (or failure) of the project after completion.
No matter how amazing your content, within the first month to first couple months of your blogs existence, it will be very hard to get traffic. People do not just randomly stumble upon websites, so you need to find ways to get your work in front of some eyeballs other than your own.
With advertising every little bit helps. You don’t have to have a monster advertising budget to increase your exposure. So I've put together a quick list of some which are a few good places to start that are either free or inexpensive.
Oh, that’s right you don’t have an advertising budget. For start-ups, mom & pop shops and the like, it can be very hard to find the extra cash to get your name out there. You know it is important but just can’t find the money to do it.