Folks, bloggernoob dot com isn’t even 9 months old and it pays for my grocery and rent. I am about head off to the organic market to buy me some grub. I wanted to write a short post before i left. I was thinking about how much i spend on groceries every month. I sprend around $300/month. If you want to make grocery money with you blog, all you have to do is juice out $10/day from your blog. If you’ve been blogging for a few months, you realize that it not that hard to do. If you can achieve this milestone, then you can keep adding to you online income.
It took me 8 months to make around $1500/month with this blog. I’ve written a lot of paid plugs to get to this point. But, i’m now switching gears and trying to push more affiliates and work on adsense. I used to bash on adsense, but now am finding that it’s a great way to monetize a site. The only problem with adsense is that it’s not for noobs. Noobs find it difficult to make money with adsense because it takes some getting used to. You need to work on SEO and link building. If you’re just starting your blog, i don’t recommend adsense.
I think you should set realistic goals with your blog. Your first goal should be to make something. Try to make that first dollar with you blog. Once you do that, you’ll realize that making money online is possible. This is an important stage for blog monetization. If you don’t hit this stage, you will give up on your blog.
The second milestone is consistently getting paid. If you can repeatedly make affiliate commissions or sell something, then you’re ready to reach your next goal.
The next step is to hit the $10/day mark. I was able to do this because i did a lot paid plugs. If you are signed up with paid posting sites, and if your blog has solid stats, this should not be very difficult. Just speed write a lot of posts. To add to your income, try to sell a few private ads at a cheap price.
Once you can regularly extract 10 dollars a day with your blog, you are ready to push it to $30/day. This gets pretty hard. You can’t rely on paid plugs anymore. You need regular visitors and you need to work the search engines for traffic. I was able to hit this mark by selling a few hosting plans a month. I worked this site to get specific traffic. In my case, i got a lot of porn newbies wanting to set up a porn site. By showing up in search engines, i got a lot of wannabe porn entrepreneurs to my site. Even now, i get daily emails from random people asking me about how i can help them set up a porn site. To get to this step, try to write a few pillar posts that can convert to high commissions with your affiliates. Credit card and web hosting pay big commissions.
The next for me is to make $100/day. I’m not that confident that i can do this with bloggernoob alone. That is why i have been setting up a lot of different sites. I want to create multi income streams. So far, the work that i have put in is starting to pay off. I’ve set up a few dollar a day sites and more that make around 50 cents a day. Add these up and my blogging income gets a bit fatter.
The trap with “make money online” is that people think that it’s easy money. Making money online is not easy. It takes work and a lot of trial and error. You have to be willing to put in a lot of hours to make your first buck. And after that, you have to put in even more work to consistently make money with you blog. If you’re not willing to work at it, you’re not going to make money. It’s as simple as that. Too bad most people want an easy fix. That’s why there are so many “make money online” scams. So many miracle diet pills or penis enlargement pills. People, money doesn’t grow on trees. And your fat ass won’t disappear cause you swallowed a few sugar pills. And guys, no matter what those commercials say, your penis will stay small. Sorry to have to break it to you.
The best advice i can give you is to not pay for anything. Don’t build a library of useless ebooks. I know a guy who spent over a grand on useless ebooks. You can’t get refunds on scams! Those things are so general. And they contain info that you already know. And, the questions that you may be can be found online for free. Think about it, it’s easier to do searches on google to find info, as opposed to flipping thru a pdf file.