Here’s the shocking truth; you will never make money online as a blogger, do you know why? Because, you’re sincerely not ready to make money online as a blogger. ***fact***
Hey! Don’t think my introduction line was harsh because that’s the basic truth. Or was it that harsh? Okay, I am sorry, let me rephrase that in a softer way 🙂
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You want to make money online blogging, right? Truly, it doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to create a simple and good-looking blog. Yes, as long as you have all the necessary tools in place, that’s very possible to do.
You can even start updating your blog with good posts/ article(s) on daily or weekly basis. But nothing will happen if you keep that weak strength of yours, by always posting what has already been posted by other bloggers.
Remember: I want you to know that it’s easy to create a blog but it takes a lot of guts to keep up a successful blog…
You know, when I first ventured into blogging, somebody told me that I was never going to make a living out of blogging. Yes, that is what they told me. But here is the plain truth about me – I never entered into blogging because of the money; I was in it because I love teaching, giving out positive and valuable information that will help better the next person blogging or tech career – that’s the main reason behind why I created my blog.
Yes, I did not have the money to do paid advert and yes, I did not have the money to buy me a paid theme. But then, I was giving my audience what they really want to know. How? By finding the best solution to some of their blogging and technical problems… With that, in less than two months, I made my first real-time money online as a blogger.
How did I make money online as a blogger in my first 2 months?
Well, then I did not know anything about affiliate marketing or how to truly make money online as at my first few weeks, why? Because I was into blogging not because of the money but because of the joy I get when I’m in front of my computer 🙂
After my first two weeks of blogging, I was introduced to Google adsense by a good friend. Yes, adsense was one of my first monetization strategies for my first ever blog.
Even after placing the adsense code on my blog, I didn’t for once check my adsense dashboard to know how my earnings was, why? Because I never believe that I will be making money blogging.
But after a month and two weeks I got a mail from adsense informing me that my money has reached its threshold. I got my first 200 euro in less than two months… I was happy because I never believed that one could actually make money online. I know the money was little but comparing it to what many newbie bloggers make, that’s a good sum 🙂
From then on, I learned how to monetize my blog effectively. After a year, I became a fulltime blogger 🙂
Back to the matter
If you are not making money online blogging, is because you’re doing so many things wrong. And today I am going to mentions few of what you’re doing wrong so you can change for the better.
Why You Will Never Make Money Online as a Blogger
Monetizing your blog with more than 2 ad networks:
I have seen bloggers who monetizes their blogs with more than two ad networks, hoping that they’ll make some good money faster. After adding these ad networks all over their blogs, they’ll wonder why they’ve made just a dollar for the past one year even if they feel the ads are okay.
The simple reason you will never make money online using adsense, infolinks or any third-party ad network is simply because;
- You do not have targeted traffic
- Your readers exit your blog immediately after opening it, why? Your blog is so slow due to the many ads you’ve placed on it.
- Remember that nobody likes a blog with a high bounce rate
- Your blog readers don’t care about your ads because they are just so annoying
How can I fix this?
Remember: Placing many ads on your blog will never yield you any income. It will only decrease your blog traffic and increase your blog bounce rate.
√ First, do away with all those ad networks and focus on one ad network. Why? Only then you will be able to learn more on how to better improve your earnings.
√ Do not place your ads everywhere on your blog. Only place your ads on strategic areas like; on the header, the sidebar and middle of post.
√ Try not to look for traffic on places that are not related to your blog’s niche. Focus on places that yield better results.
√ Always try as much to cut your bounce rate by providing your audience with engaging posts and make sure you use related post to keep your audience
You have not built that connection with your audience
I have seen so many bloggers trying to make money through affiliate marketing or other means, but couldn’t. After trying for so many months and fail, they simply quit their blogs.
The reason they did not make any sales or only sell just few is simply because they have not built that trusted/ relationship with their readers.
Don’t get me wrong, you can make money on sales and adsense if you do not build that connection with your audience. But the one way you can make money without building connection, is to do paid ad… with paid ad, you can be sure to make some few dollars if the ad you are promoting is catchy.
How to fix this?
You can only do paid advertising if you have the money. But since you’re new and don’t have that kind of money to do paid advertising, building friendship and trust is the keynote to making money online…
Remember that building trust is not a day thing, it takes time. And after you’ve gain that trust, everything will go on smoothly.
Spamming groups and community, instead of winning them over
The main purpose many of us join groups and communities, is simply because we want traffic to our blog. So we can convert that traffic to loyalist and potential customers.
Many new bloggers join social groups simply because they want to spam them instead of engaging them.
How often do you read those spam comments you receive on your blog? Me? I do not have the time to read 37 spam comments per day, I just delete the spam comments and that’s it.
People who see your posts on these social networks pass your blog link because they see you as a bot or spam.
Spamming blogs, communities and social groups will never give you the result you’re seeking for.
Remember: The main reason we seek for traffic is simply because we want to create loyalist and customers.
Trying to force products on your audience
You believe you can make money online by pushing your product on people faces. You think you are making some good improvement, but in reality, you’re killing your traffic. Soon you’ll notice that your audience is reducing…
Are you that blogger that has a pop-up on his blog and sends messages of affiliate product to his lists everyday? Ahaha… trust me, with time you’ll know what I am talking about.
Remember: you don’t need to force people to buy from you. They will buy what you sell more, if they trust you.
Four (4) bonus tips on why you will never make money online as a blogger
→ Promoting your blog on places that doesn’t matter
→ Always sharing what can be easily found on the next bloggers blog
→ You don’t have a “Hire me” on your blog
→ You believe too much on yourself that you don’t need any connection or loyalist.
The concluding part
Making money online takes time but with sense and smart move, you can fasten that time… yes, that’s a true fact.
You want to make money online? Then, start building that trust, start building that connection and see if your blogging career will not move to the better side.
Remember: the main reason some bloggers don’t make money is not because they don’t have traffic but because they do not have that connection with their audience.
Ahhh… looks like I have said so much about so much on this, now let me pass the keyboard to you guys.
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