Blogging Takes Some Time

Posted by Kirhat | Sunday, December 26, 2010 | | 13 comments »

Blogging for Money Takes Some Time

A lot of people are taking up blogging for the sole purpose of making money out of it. This is not an impossible goal as proven by many well-known bloggers here and abroad. The success of these individuals revealed that there are three (3) things that should be inherent in bloggers who want to pursue this track and these include average intelligence, willingness to work hard, and basic grasp of blogging technology.

Unfortunately, not many who intend to make money with blogging succeed. Hence, it cannot be avoided that these same people will whine and complain about trivial things. Most will probably blame the affiliate network's unreasonable requirements or the advertisers selective process, which have significantly influenced their blog's profit margins.

However, those who did not make enough money failed to recognized that the problem started when they set an unrealistic expectation on how fast their traffic and readership will come and how much money they will make in a very short time. As expected, once these expectations are not met, their disappointment crushed their desire to continue blogging.

Just like the big kahuna who are making money from blogging, one needs a large readership to be able to succeed. It is a common law in the field of blogging that the higher the traffic, the more advertisers will be attracted to pay for a chance of their product being featured.

Another reason that many bloggers fail to make money online has something to do with lack of planning. Not just a plan to do this and that without considering all the other factors, but a realistic plan that takes into account the amount of time and effort spent on campaigning for the site, on hooking up with advertisers and sponsors, writing a posts, among others.

Attracting a large blog readership and regular visitors, which influence the blog's ranking and eventually the number of advertisers and sponsors is not easy. The blogosphere is not stagnant. Everyday more and more blogs appear, which makes the world very competitive. Just having a great idea or a wonderful writing style is no longer enough to get attention or sponsorship. Blogs also need to sustain that attraction effectively.

Updating the blog as often as possible is a great way to keep it high in the blogrolls and gets priority in blog search engines like technorati. It is also a good way to update the readers. However, it should not stop there. In fact, in some cases or in some blogs, it does not matter how often it is updated if the number of readers they attract are very miniscule or at best irregular. Some blogging experts will even suggest that to gain more readers, "... try decreasing the frequency of your posting and use some of that time to draw new visitors by setting up link exchanges with other bloggers, making contacts in the blog community such as commenting on other blogs, joining network sites, participating in forums, and advertising your blog on advertising boards".

The bottomline is that, it usually takes some time before the expectation of reaping profits from blogs is met. However, commitment and dedication in terms of marketing it and writing very good posts help hasten the process.

13 comments

  1. Con Artist Trickster // December 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

    And it's true not only in blogging, but in any other work if you wanna make something successful. Isn't it?
    (Dropping by with a big $mile here.)

  2. Traveler // December 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

    it needs lots of patience

  3. Lynda Lehmann // January 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

    I enjoyed your post and concur that too many people, new to blogging, expect quick results and easy money. Like everything else worthwhile in life, it's hard work! For many of us, the satisfaction lies in trying to do the best job of it that we can. ;)

  4. Lauren Axelrod // January 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

    I started the same way thinking I had something to share and advertisers would immediately see the value in it. Wrong! It takes loads of hours and planning. It took my 2 years to have a sustainable income from blogging. Patience is key!

  5. KCT // August 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM  

    Blogging is like a baby that you need to nourished too. Once you stop updating, then you are like starting all over again. Really nice post:)

  6. Des // August 19, 2011 at 10:13 AM  

    Hi! Very enlightening post. Blogging if you want to be successful in it is truly like a profession, takes time, commitment, efforts (a lot!) and trade offs. You lose some, you win some! :)

  7. teecup // September 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

    Good things come to those who persevere. Blogging won't make you rich overnight. You've got to keep at it consistently.

  8. Hopeful // September 3, 2011 at 8:54 AM  

    This is a great post.Blogging really needs effort in order to achieve the things that we would like to reach.

  9. Elvirah // December 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM  

    Every word you said here is very true. One must not easily give up with blogging, because its a slow process, but eventually you ll have the fruits of it.

    http://www.rachelspassion.blogspot.com

  10. gagay // December 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM  

    dropping by!!!

  11. Chinmay // December 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

    Useful article. Yes, money from blogs is not at all easy. I work hard to make my content look attractive for international readers and avoid being personal all the time. Since I am a writer I also put up my articles in my blog. I leave the rest to fate!

    http://ours-funarena.blogspot.com

  12. air // December 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

    I am actually guilty on my first 4th month of blogging, now I am learning along the way, and thank you for making it clearly, this will open up other bloggers who are only purpose are earning without concentrating on their blog itself, Now I don't mind first the earning in passive but depends more on being active like pay per post.

  13. Eoz // December 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

    Yeah, that right.. I totally agree in this article.

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