Aren’t we all eager to make money online from our blog?
Agree? Yes, of course you do.
Most of us dream, as bloggers, is to make a living online by blogging so that we can forget about that stressing 9 to 5 job and relax in the comfort of our home while we blog and make money.
The truth is – most top bloggers these days earn a ton of money online writing articles for their blog. They embed affiliate links and watch the sales on products that they are marketing climb.
Some of them sell advertisements and make money.
Some of them may even perform services or sell their own ebook to help them make money online.
When new bloggers realize that these pro bloggers are making six figures from there blog, they become eager about making money from their new and shiny blog as well.
Did these new bloggers take the time out to read these pro bloggers success story? (Sometimes on success stories they will tell how long it took them to earn money to make a living online)
[box type=”spacer”]Monetize New Blog How Soon?[/box]
As I mentioned earlier in this post, a new blogger may become eager to monetize a new blog when they learn that pro bloggers make tons of money from their blog.
Some bloggers may even begin to place ads on their blog before launching it and hope to make tons of money when they do launch it.
5 Reasons Why You Should Not Monetize A New Blog Early
Your Blog Has No Traffic – New blogs don’t have any traffic so there is no need to start monetizing it so early.
This is like being a new parent and you want your child to start walking and talking on the same day that it was born.
Your blog is like a new baby. You have to care for it and nourish it with content so that it can stand on its on and then speak for itself. When your blog has lots of traffic then it can make the money that you desire.
It Scares New Visitors – When new visitors come to your blog they will know that your blog is new. This is because you won’t have much content or comments.
If you fill your new blog with ads and affiliate banners then this will make them know for a fact that you only want to make money from your new blog. More banners than content can drive away your visitors who would have become customers if you play your cards right.
Focus on writing top quality content and this will help you to make money when you start to monetize your blog.
No Credibility Has Been Established – When a pro blogger has built a strong blog and has gained lots of credibility then he can sit back and make a living online from his blog.
With new bloggers, they have no credibility at all and in order to make money from your blog then this is needed. You have to write great contents, guest posting, network with others and do what ever it takes to boost your credibility with others.
Doing this makes the money making process much easier.
[box type=”spacer”]How Soon Should You Monetize Your New Blog?[/box]
So how soon do you think a new blog should be monetized?
Well I would say when this blogger has build an audience of 1,000 daily visits or more.
Why wait so long you may ask?
1,000 daily visitors to a blog can help it to generate some cash for this blogger.
Why not do it at 500 daily visitors?
This is because you want to really make money when you start to monetize your blog. First focus on writing quality contents for your new blog, guest posting, blog commenting and do what ever it takes to get some targeted traffic to your blog.
You don’t want to focus too much on the money making part that comes with blogging. You want a clear view of building up your blog. Starting monitization too early can cause a person to lose focus on content writing and getting blog traffic which is what helps to bring in the money.
Set Goals – Keep your mind off the money making process and set goals to become a better blogger. Set goals such as getting 100 visitors in the first month of launching your new blog. This will help to keep you occupied.
Networking – As bloggers, there are tons of ways you can network so to boost the visibility of your new blog. Guest posting, blog commenting, forum posting, social media, social networking and also contacting bloggers in your niche who has more experience.
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When the time comes to monetize your blog, you want to do it so that it will make money as soon as you start doing it.
Here are some tips to help you monetize your blog effectively so that you can make money:
Write Content & Build Traffic – If you don’t have any content on your blog then you won’t have any traffic. If you don’t have any traffic then you won’t make any money.
So the first step on monetizing a blog is to write tons of quality contents. People don’t just want to read copy and paste articles or duplicate content. They want to read fresh new content which is of benefit to them. No one will stay on a blog if the content isn’t appealing as well.
You also want to build up traffic to your blog. If your blog doesn’t have any traffic then the money will never come your way. Your traffic is what buy ads on your blog or purchase from your affiliate link. If you have lots of traffic then you can make lots of money.
Build An Email List – Email marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. Some bloggers say that the power is in the list and I can agree with them.
If you get your blog visitors to sign up then you can now market to them by sending them emails. Lots of money can be made from email marketing. You can also get the people who signed up to your list to come back to your blog. This means traffic as well and we all know that traffic can bring you money.
I encourage you to start building a list today! If you start early then you will realize the success that you will have in the near future.
Affiliate Programs – Affiliate marketing is another great way to make money form your blog. You sign up to affiliate programs and market then on your blog. Whenever someone purchases through your affiliate link then you will earn a commission.
Be sure to promote affiliate products or services that are related to your niche. Doing this will increase your chances of making some sales.
Selling Advertisements – Selling ads on your blog can help you to make money from your blog as well. I recently blogged about how you can make money from your blog by selling advertisements. You can read that article to get more information.
Review Writing – Writing reviews for other blogs or products can help you to make some big bucks. Sites like PayPerPost and ReviewMe are popular options.
You can even announce on your blog that you write paid reviews.
PayPer Click – Signing up to payper clicks program and placing these ads on your blog will help to make you lots of money especially if you have a lot daily visitors. Google Adsense is one of the most popular payper click program and it is free to use.
When placing Google Adsense on your blog, be sure to let your ads blend with your background and also use the same color links on your blog. Place ads where they can be seen and also don’t overcrowd your page with too much ads.
Don’t monetize your blog too early. First write lots of great high quality articles.
Promote your blog to the fullest. Generate lots of traffic and build a brand around your blog. This way will help you to make money when you start to monetize your blog.