” Why don’t I make money blogging like others? I have done what is necessary to generate income from my blog yet I see nothing. Is it really possible to make money blogging? “
This is a common question I get from most newbie bloggers who were told how easy it is to make money blogging and who are obsessed about it.
It’s so sad that most of us are starting on a wrong footing!
I have decided to create this short post so I don’t keep repeating myself. The first thing I must say is this … don’t be obsessed about making money blogging.
Now let me answer the last question quickly.
Is it possible to make money blogging?
Answer #1 : Yes! if you do this the right way as I explain here below
Answer #2 : No! If you stay where you are and don’t change your mindset.
Why don’t I make money like others ?
The very first answer to this question is that you are trying to copy others. You are not being yourself. You want to do what others are doing. It will never work this way. You have to develop your brand in your own voice.
If you want to be like others, be ready to feed on the crumbs from their table. They will not leave anything solid for you. That’s why you MUST build your world and make it fresh and unique.
Getting your blog set and writing good content is only one step forward. A lot is to be done.
You may want to check this post on various ways to monetize your blog
Doing the things listed in the post I just mentioned don’t guarantee you will make money with your blog. The proof is that you (or so many others) are still complaining after having the banners and Adsense slots on your/their blog.
Focus on the quality of your traffic
What’s pathetic about this issue is that must of those worrying about how to make money blogging are newbies who are blogging just for that same purpose. They only think about the money while neglecting the source of the money.
If you want to make money online, you must focus on visitors who have their credit cards in their hands (targeted visitors) not those who left their cards somewhere at home (irrelevant visitors).
You really need targeted visitors
No matter how beautiful and powerful your blog and contents are, you need the right and targeted type of visitors to make money blogging.
It’s not enough to generate traffic!
You must be able to attract the right audience to your blog. There is no magic bullet to this. Don’t just go out hunting for visitors. Get the right readers who will get properly addressed by your contents. 100 daily targeted visitors are worth more than 1000 daily irrelevant visitors who click off your page as soon as they arrive.
Does SEO matter in this?
I have head some bloggers say damn SEO because it’s erratic and unreliable. They are just thinking from the bottom. Optimizing your articles and making them search engine friendly is still very crucial if you want to make money blogging. Search engines still constitute the best source of targeted traffic.
I use SEOPressor for OnPage optimization. It’s the perfect feat for that purpose.
Are you one of those asking these questions? Do you really make money blogging from home? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment box. I’ll be so glad to read your comments.