If you have a website that is getting a lot of traffic, you don’t need to constantly reply to emails and comments. You should out of common courtesy, but it isn’t necessary to draw income. That’s because you already have a large amount of traffic. Random people will click through and buy something. That’s just how the internet works.
When you site is new, you really have to focus on making it personal. In order for you new site to grow, you have to build a solid base of readers. This will help you get a better ranking, and it will help you form relationships with other like minded bloggers or readers.
The internet is pretty impersonal. People are social creature, so they want the added support and attention. If you are willing to give that to the few readers in the beginning, they will be more willing to click or buy something from you site.
If you have a site and you regularly maintain it, you’re pretty much guaranteed at least some income. I’m pretty confident that i can keep generating a few hundred dollars a month with this blog. It’s only 7 weeks old but already monetized. Your site will continue to go even if your content is not that good. That’s just how the internet works. You can get traffic with shitty content but you won’t be able to keep the traffic. They’ll just click away. In the beginning focus on content that will build a loyal readership. Don’t go for link baiting or tricky methods in the beginning. You can get a lot of traffic but it won’t be lasting. If it’s not lasting, you probably won’t make much money.
Even a few month’s ago, i had no idea what CSS, PHP, or RSS was. I still don’t know but i feel confident that i can learn some of it. As you keep working on web stuff you will keep learning new thing to improve your webmastering skills. If i can do it, so can you. My biggest money maker is CJ. A portion of my CJ earnings is a direct result of the personal support i offered to a reader/blogger. If you are willing to help people, you’re business will grow faster and you will build a more solid base.