This blog post isn’t for noobs. Business, even blogging, is like monopoly. If you buy Baltic and Mediterranean(purple) and put hotels on them, you’ll only make 500 bucks at most. But if you buy Boardwalk and Parkplace and place hotels, you make 2 grand. It’s more expensive to buy the Boardwalk and it cost more money to put hotels on them, but it’s well worth it. Theres a saying in real estate. It’s better to buy a shitty house in a rich neighborhood then a mansion in the ghetto. If you want to make money online, you can’t be cheap. This post isn’t for noobs. This post is for people who have been blogging for at least 3 months. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll know what to avoid. Don’t pay for overpriced stuff, but learn to distinguish between pricey things, and things that are worthwhile. I still think a review on johnchow is for losers. But there are a lot of options that require cash to work. Spend money on a new themes. Invest in a new website. Buy a premium domain. Buy a website on sitepoint. So many things you can do to increase your online income. These things require you to invest some of your cash. If you’re a noob, don’t do it yet. Do this after you understand how the online economy works. Do this after you can spot a good deal from a scam. Not even scams, Just things that are way overpriced. Like a johnchow review.
I bought a lot of ads from small and medium blogs. I paid 5 bucks for them but i found that it really isn’t worth it to buy private ads from small blogs. It’s probably better to buy 2 private ads on medium blogs as opposed to buying 20 private ads on small blogs. I really want to support noob bloggers, but buying private ads on a low traffic blog won’t help you get much traffic. Instead, look for alternative cheap ads. I recently bought up a lot of entrecard credits and started buying ads that way. This has been a really good investment for me. My entrecard traffic is increasing and it’s so cheap. I bought 1000 entrecard credits for 5 bucks, but on ebay, you could probably buy them for around 4 dollars per 1000 credits.
Buying 5 dollars links or 10 dollar reviews is actually a waste of money. It’s probably better to buy another domain and put up a blog on that domain. Write a few posts just to get indexed and sign that blog up for networking sites and add a link from there. It’s a good way to start you off with multiple blogs and get you some links to your main blog. Doesn’t cost much money either.
I’m starting to see a lot of of the top spot widgets. This thing is a complete waste. I’ve tried it out and it slowed down my load time. I purchased a few top spot links and found that it didn’t send me any traffic. It’s also something that is easy to buy, but you won’t get traffic from it. I guess it’s more of a gesture and beats just donating, don’t do this if you want clicks to your blog.
Blogging should be treated like a business. If you want to increase your income, sooner or later, you’re going to have to start spending some green. Don’t be cheap with your blog. And don’t overspend. If you have been blogging for over 3 months and understand how the game works, then start spending some money. If you’re making 300 bucks a month from you blog, consider spending half of it to reinvest into your blog. I personally think that you should never spend over 50% of your blogging income back into your blog. But that’s just me. I know bloggers who spend 100% of their profits and it works out nicely for them. But sooner or later you should keep some of the profits. It’s not fun if you never get to pocket some of you blog money.