I plan on blogging for the long haul. That’s why i am focused on building a loyal base of readers. I want this blog to grow big enough to provide some decent side income. I don’t think i’ll have to worry that it’ll become a giant make money blog, but i do believe this blog will continue to grow. So far, BloggerNoob dot com’s growth has been happening pretty fast. I get between 300-600 uniques visits a day, depending on what stat counter i’m looking at. This blog’s growth has been fast but rising at a safe pace. I can tell cause my direct hits are increasing in percentage and my repeat visitor count is increasing.
I’m not sure if i’ll ever get a google page rank, but that’s not really a concern for this blog. I’ll just build up PR on one of my other blogs. Since i started off doing paid posting, i’ll continue to do so on bloggernoob dot com. I’ll look to building some private ads to fully monetize this blog.
I will share with you my ideas, stats, and income. I think by showing you, you can get a sense of how you should monetize your blog. I finally convinced my fiancee to start her own blog. She’s usually tired after work to be bothered by such geekism, but after she saw the affiliate checks and paypal payments i’ve been receiving, her interest sky rocketed. I told her a month ago and even showed her my income reports, but that didn’t convince her. She had to see the actual check to really believe it.
I’ve witnessed bloggers selling their blogs and right after the sale, the blog turns to shit. Bloggingfingers was such a promising blog before it sold. The original owner is back to write for it, but not sure if that’ll help much. I’m not a big fan of reading posts done by guest writers. A blog’s character is defined by it’s owner. If the owner isn’t the writer, why should i bother reading it. Cashquest was my favorite blog. That blog opened by eyes to the blogging for money world. After it sold, i have to admit i got a little discouraged. I continued to visit just to check up on it. It’s a damn shame what happened to that blog. The buyer was an idiot! If he just wanted PR, he could have spend about 10 thousand less to get a blog with higher PR and less traffic.
My loyal and few readers! The Noob won’t sell this blog! I won’t ever have guest writers or buy articles to insert into this blog. Hopefully you’ll continue to visit. In case you were wondering what that Chinese character meant….it’s the word LOYAL.