When ever I publish my monthly income reports, I do get few emails from my readers for money making tips or check their blogs to increase the earnings. I’m seeing the same mistake on their blogs which I did earlier when I was new to blogging. Which is, ‘expecting money so quickly, without having something valuable in a blog or website’. Remember one thing, no one is going to give money without taking something valuable from your blog.
I see some blogs having more articles than mine, but getting less traffic and income compared to my blog. What could be the problem?. Here is the reality, your all articles will not bring money and the articles you highly targeted for income will not work sometimes, but surprisingly, the post you have published without considering anything may get more income than other articles.
What/Where is the Problem?
Before go further, let me tell what is ‘Blog’ in my opinion. A ‘Blog’ is a place where you write your opinions, lessons, experience, interests, findings, guides, how to’s, articles..etc, altogether it is completely ‘Your Posts’. You are unique in this world (correct?), so your posts should be unique for global readers and search engines..
Nowadays everyone starts blog, publishes few posts and expects money. They think making money online is very easy, but that’s not the case now. Let’s forget money, even finding a unique topic and driving traffic to a blog is the difficult job now.
I’m not discouraging any new bloggers here but you should understand the challenges to meet them. There are plenty of part time and full time bloggers who make money online very well.
You must work hard,smart and do something differently to become a successful blogger. Always keep some long term plans in your mind and work towards it.
Do not look for short term achievements. Also, do not discourage your self by traffic and earning stats initially. You can’t expect your ‘baby’ blog to run faster as ‘5 years boy’, it needs time.
Writing about anything comes to your mind will not bring much income. You have to analyze what people are searching, latest topics or missing topics and write about it. Sometimes you will not have idea on the demanded topic you found, but be ready to experiment and learn that to write in your blog.
When you need a steady income from your blog then definitely you need to invest time, energy and money too.
Traffic is the money
That’s the golden rule, if you need more money then you need more traffic to your blog. I divide traffic in two types,
1) Organic Traffic (from any search engines like Google, yahoo, Bing)
2) Other Traffic ( Regular, Direct, social networking, referrals and other)
The above both traffic types increase your blog’s page views and visits rate, but not all effecting your earnings.
Each traffic source influences every monetizing method in a blog. For example, organic traffic works well for PPC (Pay per click ads like Google adsense) and some times to affiliate sales too, at the same time your regular visitors do not click any PPC ads, but they will be interested in buying the products you recommend and review, so it can increase the affiliate or own product sale.
So, What’s the Catch and How to Really Make Money online from Blogs?
Whatever method you select, making money from new blog will take some time. You need to be patient and active for at least first six months to build up a blog with great content which drives good traffic.
If only PPC (Pay Per Click) programs will be your money making source, then mainly concentrate on Search engine traffic.
If you are going to make money by PPC, Affiliate sales and your own products, then concentrate in following traffic sources,
1) Search Engines traffic
2) Regular readers – Subscribers, direct and returned visitors.
3) Social networking sites – Facebook fans, Twitter followers and anything similar to this.
4) Subscribers mail list – Capture the email address of visitors and create a mail list
5) PPV (Pay Per Visits), Adwords and any advertisement sources.
In a nutshell to really make money from blog,
1) Select a topic and write about it.
2) Decide on how you are going make money and select the money making programs.
3) Identify the required traffic sources to make money with selected programs.
4) Get more and more traffic (visitors) to your blog via decided traffic source.
5) Now make money!!!.
6) Need more money? Increase the traffic again and look for new money making opportunities.
I hope this article gives some basic ideas and plans on how to really make money online from blog. These are just basic rules you have to follow to make a stable traffic and income to your blog.