One of the best ways to make money online is by doing it through blogging.

Many of the top bloggers make a living from their blog. They stay at home, write great articles, market and in the end they make money.

This may sound easy, to write and make money from your blog.

In truth this is hard work.

There are millions of blogs online and only a small percentage makes money.

If you are in the percentage that doesn’t make any money from your blog then I am going to point out a few reasons why you don’t and will be giving some tips on how to start earning some money from your blog.

Β [box type=”spacer”]3 Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money[/box]

[box type=”red”]Do You Operate Billboard Or A Blog?[/box]

Most of the times you can know that a blog isn’t making any money at all.

They plaster their blogs with ads hoping that their blog visitors will come to their blog just to click on their ads.

I will say this again: Your blog readers doesn’t come to your blog to click on your ads.

Putting up a lot of ads on your blog will only make your blog visitors go away and it will scare away your first time blog visitors as well.

Imagine that you went to a blog to get some information about how to double your blog traffic and when you get to the page all that you see are affiliate banners.

What would you do?

I don’t know about you but I would hit the back button on my browser.


How To Fix This Problem?

We have to remember as bloggers that our blog readers are looking for information to suite their needs. If we place too much ads on our blog that content then that will kill the nature of our blog.

We have to be consistent in posting quality articles on our blog. This will make our blog visitors stay on our blog some more and this will make marketing to them really easy.

Place only the niche related ads on your blog and make sure that they don’t get in the way of your content.


[box type=”red”]You Use Too Much Strength, Not Enough Strategy[/box]

Do you realize that there are many ways that you can make money from your blog?

Yes there is!

You can choose the easy way or you can choose the hard way.

Many bloggers who want to make money from their blog choose the hard way without even knowing it.

What I am talking about is that they try to put their all into this make money blogging and in the end they still fail to make money from their blog.

Don’t get me wrong, because if money making was easy then lots of people would be doing it.

Hard work of course is needed as well to make money from a blog, especially if you want to make a living through blogging.

When I say that you can make money from your blog the easy way is by using a strategy which works for your blog.


How To Fix This Problem?

Try out every possible way there is to make money from your blog. Use the methods that works well that doesn’t require much of your time and energy.

Don’t try to follow the pro bloggers way of making money. Try to develop your own strategy of making money from your blog and then capitalize on it. That way you can make tons of money from your blog.

Affiliate marketing may work for others while they don’t work for you in making money. Performing services may work for you and for others it don’t.

So you just have to find a strategy that works for your blog and stick with it.


[box type=”red”]You Are Way Off Target[/box]

What I mean by you are way off target is that you are marketing to the wrong set of people.

You may have a product that will help to make link building much easier.

The product that you are marketing is set at a reasonable price.

Do you think that you would be able to make money from this product if you were to market it in a parenting forum?

No you would not. You would never make a single dime.

This is because this parenting forum wouldn’t be interested in your product. How would link building help them to be better parents?

Aha! Now you see why it wouldn’t work!


How To Fix This Problem?

This is really easy to fix.

What you need to do is find people who are interested in your niche. People that share the same interest as you.

Doing this will help to make marketing much easier. They will want to find out more about the product that you are marketing. What it will do for them and sometimes the price doesn’t matter to them.

So try your best to target an audience that have the same interest as you. This will help you to make money easily.


[box type=”spacer”]In Conclusion….[/box]

Each blog makes money in a different way.

The ways that I use to make money from my blog may be different than yours. You just have to test the most effective ways of making money from a blog and then stick with the ones that works for your blog.


  1. jack


    It seems like I always need a good blog post to show me how to do it the right way!
    Thanks again,

  2. Mark


    So it was very long time to visit your blog, I thought to read few recent posts as well as some popular posts. I must say you have shared really informative tips for bog which are not making money.


  3. Atinder S Gill


    Hey Kharim,

    If we talk in a very simple manner, then we can say, people does not care about their readers and that’s what is the main reason behind, them not making nay money from their blogs. If they start caring about readers and proving quality stuff, then they will automatically start making money.

  4. Prakash


    I think we have to work hard and keep patience for getting money through it. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  5. Jan Christian Bajas


    Your so right! having too many ads in a blog is really quite annoying. It just make the visitors lose interest to read or stay more on a blog

    • Reply

      Hey Jan,

      Yep that is true. Most new bloggers tend to make this mistake. They think that putting ads on a blog will help to make them money. First one needs to build up their blog and then market it, that’s what makes the money.

      Thanks for the comment.

  6. Reply

    Hey Kharim !
    Fabulous post. I totally agree with you that bloggers don’t use much strategies. Your solutions of problems are awesome, I appreciate these.
    I really liked the point “You are way off target”
    Matt Kennedy

    • Reply

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks again for the wonderful comments pal.

      Most new bloggers tend to think too much on the money making benefits on blogging. They forget about writing unique contents, networking and the other things that will REALLY make the money.

      Thanks pal.

  7. Ralph


    You’ve got it 100% right, Kharim when you say that visitors don’t come to a blog expecting to be bombarded with links to click on. The world of blogging was originally about – and should still be about – the sharing of ideas, opinions and information. Products and reference links have their place – their certainly not the devil – but if a blogger doesn’t offer value for free first, then no one is ever going to want to click anything on their site other than the ‘close window’ tab.

    Am I right? πŸ™‚

    • Reply

      I loved the way that you put it, Ralph.

      And you are right as well. They will close the tab or go to another site if our blog doesn’t provide quality content for them to read.

      Thanks pal.

  8. Perth


    let me be frank… how much do u earn from this blog.. I am banned from adsense and my site get a traffic of 500 visitors per day… How can i make money… please help………..

    • Reply

      All you have to do is promote niche related products on your blog. But take to mind that you can’t make money if you have no traffic, so work on your traffic first and then the money will come.

      Thanks for the comment.

  9. hillmart


    I have been facing the same problem lately and i am so worried of not getting the outcome i want to get from the effort i am putting up. I was just about to give up when i got this blog surfing on the internet for solutions and Helps and now i think i should give it another start. I think i had been just targeting the blog to earn money than getting traffic on it. And this is somewhat my problem..

    • Reply

      I hope my blog post will help to turn that all around and put you on the road to make some money online.

      Thanks for the comment.

  10. David


    you make some great points about not making your site a billboard. People do not come to your site to see ads, they come for great articles.

    • Reply

      Hey David,

      Nice to see you pal.

      If your blog is like a magazine full of ads everywhere, your blog visitors can get confused and leave because they don’t see any content.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  11. vinay


    I bumped into your post and found it to be very intriguing. This information can be very useful for an enthusiast like me. I be following your post from now on

  12. Jerry


    Important tips for me because i have the same problem and i’m figured that i’m not using too much strategy. This is what i don’t have enough to make money. Appreciate for the post!

    • Reply

      Hey Jerry,

      I hope that my blog post will help you and hope that you will start making money soon from your blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  13. Reply

    This is truly bitter but still close to truth. Everyday a huge heard is diving in into blogging. All of them trying to make money out of blogging. You post is really successful in guiding them proper path from very beginning. Yes, blogging is not to make money and on the other extreme, yes, there are bloggers who are making their living through blogging.

    Consistence, diligence and some intelligence will help one to learn the way blogging works and I’m sure, one day they’ll learn to make money from their blogs. I do agree with you that you must find your own way to make money. It may not be same for everyone.

    • Reply

      Hey Bivori,

      I like the points that you have made in your comment.

      Also the point that you should find your way of making money because what a blogger does on his blog to make money might not work for your blog as well.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  14. Pengetahuan elektronika


    Thanks for the sharing and information….
    It is difficult to moNetize our blog….
    Need to leran more…
    Thank you

  15. Reply

    Thank you dear for sharing your knowledge with us… Making money online is never so easy as newbies consider… Success always demands time, consistency and hard work…

  16. sumit kumar


    you are mention all good points to avoid that if you want o amke money through blogging.

  17. Jack


    Crisp advice, Kharim. I’ve never been successful at making money via any blogs that I’ve been involved in. I suppose that is partly because I did it for fun more than anything. I can’t imagine how stressful it must be for some people though, trying so hard and struggling to making the online living they’re dreaming of. Here’s hoping this article helps though people out a little, huh!

    • Reply

      Hey Jack,

      You are right man. It is hard to make the type of money online to make a living.

      It takes lots of hard work and dedication to keep on the road to success if you want to make some money.

      Thanks again pal.

  18. Mark


    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If doable, as you gain expertise, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra information? This can be very helpful for me.

  19. Ehsan Ullah


    You’ve shares some of the valid points here along with the solutions Kharim, thanks for it. Well, I think the biggest reason on my some people’s blog can’t make money is that they only focus on making money from their blog. First they should try to build loyal readership first and focus on providing quality content for sometime and building trust.

    • Reply

      I agree with you, Ehsan.

      Too much chasing of money causes us to lose the real purpose of blogging. When we aim to build up our blog then we are in a better position to monetize it.

      The more content we have then the better it will be for our blogs.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  20. Rajkumar Jonnala



    Yeah it is almost correct some of my blogs are not earning a single penny and some are generating awesome income the reason i observed is quality of content and optimization. However the most important thing is design of the blog and majorly traffic which easily makes money from our blog.

    • Reply

      Hi Rajkumar,

      I agree with you on the point of blog design. If you have a theme that was designed for marketing then this will help a blogger to make money easy from their blog.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  21. akhil


    thanks for this wonderful blogging tip…my blog was actually filled with ads and recently i noticed that my blogs traffic is reduced dramatically… i will try to maintain no of ads.

  22. Reply

    Hello Really This is wonderful Query. I am impressed with this point. First thing is that if you have to make money for that We should use quality/branded content which are very uniquely and your topics is so interesting and fully meaningful so that visitors could easily to read and easily could understand. There is very hard to get traffic for new blogs. Actually it is not a easy task. Well thanks for sharing with us.

    • Reply

      Hello Soniya,

      When a blog has great content, then this will make it very easy to get traffic. I agree with you that most new blogs will struggle to get traffic but it is possible to get traffic if quality content is available on that blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  23. Sanjib Kumar Saha


    Hi Kharim,

    Blogs cannot make money for many reasons. One reason could be that the posts do not strike a chord with the readers. Also, if commitment and dedication lack, the end result will be paltry. Blogs have to meet the expectations of the readers.

    • Reply

      Hey Sanjib,

      I agree with you on that point as well. Blog posts must be of great quality so this will make it much easier to make money from a blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  24. Rahul Kuntala


    You can’t make money if
    you think you can’t
    your blog don’t stand out
    you don’t have a BUSINESS model (this may be the primary reason)
    you don’t focus on readers
    you don’t know how the money works online

    You’ve covered some great insights Kharim with the solutions. Great share!

  25. Stephanie Cole


    Well this is main reason why most of the newbie bloggers quit blogging. “Not getting any income from blog”. Although they doesn’t realize that how much work and time need to be spend to achieve success.

    Thanks a lot for getting think about my olden days.

    • Reply

      Hey Stephanie,

      If they try to spend most of their time building up their blog then the money will come nest. All they have to do is try to get in as much traffic to their blog as possible because this is the only way that they can be successful.

      Thanks for the comment.

  26. Aditya


    Kharim i am pretty much agreed with you first point itself.One needs to look upon the blog and re-think that the adds are not what the readers are looking for its the content they are visiting.To have a clear cut view of everything they have to be sure what works for readers not themselves. At last only visitors are going to make profit not the adds.

    • Reply

      Hey Aditya,

      Yep our blog visitors are to be valued, not the type of ads that is placed on a blog. One has to take into consideration what will work for their blog in making the money.

      Placing ads alone won’t help. But the way that you place them and also how it will affect your blog visitors.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  27. Reply

    Hi Kharim Tomlinson,

    Well i believe the title is bets suited to my blog, yeah my blog isn’t making money so far. And after reading your post i’ve came to know some of the mistake which i had. Thanks for the informative post.

    • Reply

      Hi Amr,

      I hope the tips that I have provided in this article will help you and your blog to start making some money.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  28. Ti Roberts


    I just read another post about this very subject, only it was talking about ways to monetize your blog.

    I believe that it’s very important that you have an idea about how you want to monetize your blog early on. That’s where having a solid business plan comes in handy. Just like any other traditional business, online businesses, like blogging, deserve just as much respect. The earning potential is great, in some cases greater than conventional businesses.

    I have several purposes for my blog including branding, building my community, driving traffic, and growing my subscriber list. My main focus is to grow my subscriber list and monetize through affiliate programs/products and eventually my own products. My blog is formatted accordingly and does a great job at serving its purpose.

    If I were to have ads all over my blog in an attempt add additional monetization, I believe it would dramatically devalue my blog and distract from its purpose.

    This was a great post. Thanks so much for sharing with us!


    • Reply

      Hey Ti Roberts,

      I agree with you. Too much ads can help to devalue your blog and also cause much distraction from your content.

      If ads are to be placed on a blog then it must be worthy of being placed there and also something that our visitors will have some sort of interest in.

      I also agree with you on the point that having a plan for monetization of a blog is needed if thats your aim, but it should not be done so early. Here is an article I wrote on why I said so: How Soon Should You Start To Monetize Your New Blog?

      Thanks for the comment and all the best.

      Hope to chat with you soon, via Facebook.

  29. Reply

    I have read a number of articles telling the ways to get a successful blogger and earn a better living and i would be very happy to say that yours is the best and i fond it really to be used as practical. I think that you are an awesome professional writer.

    • Reply

      Hi Michal Clark,

      Well I always try my very best to write to the best of my abilities. Even though at times I think that I could do much better with my writing.

      Well thanks for the comment again pal. Hope to see you around here again.

  30. Becca


    I think it is because of lack of strategy to implement to get good backlinks.
    Like using Social Media is a great way to drive traffic to your blog. It not only helps you get traffic from search engines but also generate good backlinks regularly.

    • Reply

      Hey Becca,

      I must agree with you on that. Having a strategy for building backlinks, which helps to get traffic, because without traffic then it will be very hard to make money from a blog.

      Thanks for the point in that comment.

    • Bhushan


      Hello Becca,
      I can agree on The point that Social media can be useful to generate traffic But How can it give you the Regular back links continued??
      Eager to know the answers because it is giving me a little peeve….

  31. Bhushan


    Too much advertising can affect so much because everyone knows about that and He also knows that he/she is not here to read ad and all that.
    To make a good blog use some good techniques and firstly work on your on own methods.

    • Reply

      Hey Bhushan,

      Developing a method that will work for our blog is what many fail to realize when it comes to making money from a blog. They at times think that the more ads they have then the more money they will make.

      Thanks for that comment pal.

  32. Raplus


    The main reason for that there is very hard to get traffic for new blogs. :-(. Actually it is not a easy task. And also get decent money from blog I think blog should have at least 300-500 visitors per day.

    • Reply

      Hey Raplus,

      You are right on that. It is hard to get traffic to a new blog, but at the same time its not impossible.

      A new blogger has to work really hard if he wants to get traffic and money. Having 500 visitors a day should be a goal and after that they can start to monetize that blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  33. Gary Tyrrell


    The reason why your blog doesn’t make money even if you do have a unique and fresh content is that is lacks popularity. You need to bear in mind that you must optimize it so that it will establish web presence and credibility.

    • Reply

      Gary, you made an awesome point there!

      I agree with you on that. If you want to make money from your blog then you have to bear in mind that you must try your very best to make your blog popular.

      When your blog is popular this goes to show that you are on your way to becoming a pro blogger.

      Thanks for the comment.

  34. Maja


    According my experience a blog can dish up you something when you optimize it for some keywords. It will be rewarding in each online market.

    • Reply

      Hey Maja,

      I like that point as well. When you rank for certain keywords especially on reviews for products it can help you to make some money as well.

      Thanks for the comment.

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