Making Money From Blogs Takes Time

Many people started blogging for the sole purpose of making money out of it. This goal is definitely possible to achieve especially for someone with average intelligence, a willingness to work hard, and a basic grasp of blogging technology.

For many reasons, however, most people who intend to make money with blogging do not succeed. Maybe that’s why many people whine that blogs don’t really make money. And the stark reality is only few people manage to reap the profits they want from their blog.

One reason is that many bloggers have unrealistic expectations of how fast their traffic and readership will come and how much money they will make in a very short time. Naturally when these expectations are not met the disappointment can crush the desire to continue blogging.

Just like the big guys who are making money from blogging, one needs a large readership to be able to succeed. It is a common law in the field of blogging, although there are some exceptions, that the higher your traffic the more advertisers you will get to pay you.

Another reason that many bloggers fail to make money online has something to do with lack of planning. If you want to make money online through blogs the key to success is to make a realistic plan and stick with it.

Blog Marketing

Attracting a large blog readership and regular visitors which you will need in order to make money isn’t easy. This is because more and more blogs appear each day and the field becomes very competitive. Just having a great idea or a wonderful writing style is no longer enough to get attention. You should to be able to market your blog effectively.

Most bloggers spend all of their time crafting posts and almost neglect to market their blog. Of course, updating your blog as often as you can is a great way to keep it high on blogrolls and high in blog search engines like Technorati. Also if your readers notice that you update frequently they will certainly come for more.

On the contrary, it does not matter how often you update if there’s no one to read your every post so don’t skimp on the time that you spend drawing visitors to your site. If you really want to gain more readers, try decreasing the frequency of your posting and use some of that time to draw new visitors by setting up link exchanges with other bloggers, making contacts in the blog community such as commenting on other blogs, joining network sites, participating in forums, and advertising your blog on advertising boards.

It takes time.

Blogging for profit takes time before achieving the success that you want. It really doesn’t happen overnight. Even if the marrketer is a genius or have a really great idea for a blog, it takes time for them to really make considerable success. Just try to to stay committed to your blogging endeavor especially during the initial rough period.

7 comments

  • Gem

    Agree. I also noticed that doing one post each day does not lessen my “charm” with the social community that I had built with my blog. In fact, when these same visitors don’t see new content, they just keep digging and commenting to my old posts. =)

  • Adam - Creadiv.com

    Good post, I wrote on very similar to this a few days ago called the Truth about Cats and Blogs. If you have a second I would love for you to come and read it.

    Adam

  • fat loss 4 idiots

    Hmm… it seems that you have a talent in writing, great blog. Add to my feed reader!

  • Biz

    Gem, you do have the “charm”. I noticed that you have several regular comment givers in your blog. Maybe one thing that they like from you is your open personality, you blog from your heart. Another trait that draws them to you is that you are making sure to interact with your readers by responding to every comment.

    Hi Adam. Thanks for sharing. I read your post “Truth about Cats and Blogs”. There’s some gem I learned from it and I got some ideas to write about on my next posts.

    @ fat loss 4 idiots, thank you.

  • rajesh

    hi i am starting to blog now only. and its greats tips for me .i like it and its interesting

    meanwhile i created a blog name http://rajesh.vijayganesh.com
    i like u to pay a visit to my blog and give suggestion

  • Tara @ Home Business Blog

    You are 100% correct! Many bloggers fail becuase they think they will start to see profits within a few weeks or even months. AS you said it does take time, as with any other business.

  • Dot Com Dud

    These are certainly some points worth remembering. The time it takes to build a blog up can be frustrating but bloggers just have to have some patience and stick with it.