How much money is your blog making? Do you make money by pure luck or do you have a strategy in place? I ask this because most bloggers have no idea how they make money online and the reason what they are doing works. Just so you know, this is why your blog is not making the kind of money that it should be making.
What most bloggers forget is that blogging is not all about promoting an affiliate product or getting readers to notice your Google Adsense ads, you need to interact and solve problems. Let me ask you one question before we move on – How many times have you helped somebody directly on your blog or through Facebook in the past week?
If you answered, “None”, then that is the reason you are not making the money you should be earning.
With that said, here are the top reasons why your blog isn’t earning money.
Do you have a connection with your audience? If not, then that is your problem. The better connection you have with your audience, the easier it will be to make money. You can’t underestimate how valuable your existing readers are, if done right, they will provide the biggest chunk of your income.
Are your articles too promotional? If you are asking people to click on an ad or buy a product, then you might want to tone it down a bit. Simply placing a link to an affiliate product in your article is one thing, but drawing attention to it with bold lettering and off colored font is a little much. If you want to make the most money from your blog, then making sure you are not coming across as too promotional is a must.
Is your blog even helpful? Do you provide the reader with information that they want to see? Just because you write a 1,000 word article doesn’t mean it will answer all the reader’s questions. If your site is not helpful and the readers doesn’t feel like you gave them anything, then they are not going to click on any ads or buy a product that you are recommending. Just know that this ties into the connection aspect, if you don’t have a connection and your articles aren’t extremely helpful, then earning any money will be an uphill battle.
Promoting Wrong Products
Here is something that many bloggers make the mistake of doing, they are promoting the wrong products. If you are in the internet marketing niche, then what are you doing promoting a dog training ebook? What you need to do is promote products that will help out the reader. Don’t be like so many other bloggers and think every product out there is another income for them because honestly it isn’t.
As you can see, these are not things that will take years to fix. All of the things that cause bloggers to lose money are things you can fix in the matter of minutes. What you need to keep in mind is that there are many different ways to make money from your blog, however, if you don’t practice the most basic steps then it won’t matter what you are doing to make money from your blog.