Making Money From Your Blog is no doubt one of the hardest stuff one could ever do. Blogging has become a major source of income to many, thanks to the evolution of social media and the successful bloggers from whom many have become enticed.
Before, you’ll hear people say you should do it for the passion, but in recent times, while a few still say it, many have given up on that idea. Most bloggers are now into it for the money. lol ?
While a lot do it for the money, many are towing the wrong path, expecting to get the right results, which is an aberration.
Even if you have Adsense account and your blog is relatively new, there is a high possibility that your ads account would be frustrating, due to the fact that your traffic is low, you don’t have loyal readers yet etc. but after reading this post, I believe your eyes would be open to why you are not earning yet.
Without further ado, lets get into why you are where you are as a blogger.
Why You Are Not Making Money From Your Blog
Below are the reasons why you are not making money from your blog, read and take action today
1. You Are In The Wrong Niche
If you are not in a niche where you are having fun, there is a high possibility you would fail (sorry to say).
If you came into blogging because of one famous entertainment blogger, consequently you named your blog “naijathis and naijathat”, with time, you’ll realize you are not enjoying yourself if you’ve got no passion for entertainment blogging.
Blogging is lucrative when you enjoy doing it, this way, you’ll be creative to generate ideas that would yield profit.
All you need to do, is to find something you love doing. No niche is bad. Some might look more profitable than others but if you are enjoying it,you’ll get people to like you and in no time, you’ll have made yourself an authority and a trail blazer.
Your niche should be one you can easily perform even when you are half asleep. When you find that area, never let it go.
2. You Lack Resources
I hear some people say they don’t have a laptop to blog with, they don’t have a modem with which to connect, they lack finance to subscribe etc…
With these excuses, how do you want to outshine one who is always online?
I wanted to give a guy a job to work for my client, since I won’t be available. To my surprise, he asked me to tell my client to pay him upfront so as to enable him buy data.
I found that ridiculous but I still cared and wanted to help. So, I obliged but my client refused and we ultimately gave it to somebody else.
How do you handle running out of data and abandon your blog for another 3 weeks because you do not have data. If you need a laptop, smart phone or any tool to help you blog right, do get it.
Get a job.
It’s more effective blogging if you have a job that funds your blog before you start making the profits’.
3. Zero, Poor or Wrong Publicity Method
If you blog and don’t publicize, then I wonder who would read your posts.
Entertainment bloggers tend to spam Facebook groups, but that’s not easy or advisable for niche bloggers because the traffic won’t be targeted.
So publicity is very pertinent, but the method of publicity is very crucial too because you need to take your contents to a market were it’s needed. Imagine publicizing an agric blog to a mobile phone and tech community. You’d lose cash, waste precious time and be frustrated ultimately.
SOLUTION: Identify the particular market where your content is needed; don’t just start an ad because your friends are doing it, understand the need of your readers and meet it.
4. You’re Following The Crowd
If you came into blogging because of someone who made a lot of money, you are likely to do this because you will follow his rules and his rules alone.
However, the very first rule of blogging is that “Blogging has no rule”. Stop following peoples template and find what works for you. Your style should be your style.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t adopt people’s style, but you should make sure they are working for you, once they don’t, forget them, there is no rule to blogging.
Develop your style and don’t religiously follow their style because again there is no law.
5. You Are Not Rendering Services
If you are not rendering services then you are losing a lot. Create a page on your blog telling your readers services you render and, post on Twitter and on your Facebook wall services you can render and you will start getting requests in no time.
It can be anything, you can offer to update blogs for people ( 15 posts at $50 for 5 blogs would give you $250) and that is cool money for a start, and the interesting part is that you can use the same content(if it is an entertainment blog) for your own blog with only little or no changes.
6. You Focus More on Backlinks and Neglect Contents
Most bloggers are focusing on backlinks leaving the main koko behind, which is the content. Without Good content one can not achieve all those things needed for each blogger to achieve
So try as much as possible to provide your audience with great contents
You can do a lot of things, just be creative and see the cash start trickling in. To Your Success.
7. You Don’t Use Data As evidence
Let’s say I’m writing a blog post about why businesses should consider using Instagram for marketing. When I’m making that argument, which is more convincing?
- “It seems like more people are using Instagram nowadays.”
- “Instagram’s user base is growing far faster than social network usage in general in the U.S. Instagram will grow 15.1% this year, compared to just 3.1% growth for the social network sector as a whole.”
The second, of course. Arguments and claims are much more compelling when rooted in data and research. As marketers, we don’t just have to convince people to be on our side about an issue — we need to convince them to take action. Data-driven content catches people’s attention in a way that fluffy arguments do not.
8. You Aren’t Growing Subscribers.
Once you start blogging, it’s easy to forget that blogging isn’t just about getting new visitors to your blog. One of the biggest benefits of blogging is that it helps you steadily grow an email list of subscribers you can share your new content with.
Each time you publish a new blog post, your subscribers will give you that initial surge of traffic — which, in turn, will propel those posts’ long-term success.
The key to getting significant business results (traffic, leads, and eventually customers) all starts with growing subscribers.
The easiest way to make money blogging nowadays is through email marketing, you gather emails of people and send them mails promoting your products and services and by the end of the day you make more sales. You should also ensure to have the subscribers widget on your blog so that visitors can subscribe
But Why will visitors subscribe to your blog when you don’t have great contents to offer? like I said earlier contents remains the king
Conclusion: Top 8 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Money From Your Blog
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