Making money from blogging is not easy
May 12, 2009
You have been blogging for months now. Almost everyday, you come up with at least one blog post. And yet, your site’s traffic is not increasing and, worst, your online income is still close to zero.
You are not alone. Several PMT Forum members who have been blogging for some time now have reached the same conclusion: Mahirap pala kumita sa blogging.
Fortunately, several members of the PMT Forum have been giving tips on how to make money online through blogs. A few points raised:
On SEO, links, and ad optimization
Here are some of your problems why your blogs don’t seem to be monetizing well:
- 1. No SEO (search engine optimization) effort. How can search engines like Google crawl your sites and make it show up in search engine results?
- 2. Technically, hindi blogs yung websites mo dahil parang 1 post or 1 page lang sila. Ang blogs ay regularly updated, parang online journal. (Your blog is not a blog if it only contains 1 post or 1 page. A blog must be regularly updated, like an online journal.)
- 3) Do you have other sites linking to your site? Dapat meron, or else mahirap hanapin ng search engines at ng mga tao yung site mo, how will they hear of it? (You should have, otherwise, search engines and site visitors themselves will fnd it difficult to find your site.)
- 4) Medyo magulo layout ng site mo, hindi optimized ang pagkakalagay ng ads. (The layout of the site is a mess, ads are not located in their optimized position.)
- 5) There are several sites about your topics on the internet. Why should visitors go to your site and not to others?
On clicking your own ads and click fraud
I hope you guys don’t try unethical methods (just to earn from blogging). It’s really not going to help in the long run. Kung mapapansin ng isang advertiser na wala naman siyang kita sa pag-advertise sa Google Adsense, hindi na siya gagamit nito. (If advertisers notice that they are not getting anything from advertising in Google Adsense, they will stop using it.)
When that happens, one paying advertiser is lost. Dadami ang mga hindi na magpapa-advertise sa google adsense kaya tayo rin ang magiging kawawa. (In the end, us publishers will suffer because many advertisers will not use Adsense anymore.) Play it nice guys. The ones who are now earning huge sums are those that followed the rules and policies.
On creating quality articles
It took me 8 months before I first made my first $100 in adsense. But now, with my new self-hosted blog at WordPress, I think in just 3 months, it’s possible to get my second Adsense payment. Hopefully. Provide quality articles so that people will keep visiting your site and market it thoroughly. Sometimes, when you also write quality articles, people will spread it through word of mouth especially if they found your articles very useful.
If you really want to earn from blogging, follow these simple tips:
- post at least 3 unique posts a week
- exchange links with other bloggers
- submit to digg
- use wordpress
I have been blogging for 3 years now but I started earning decently only on my second year. During my first months, I was only earning $10 at the most. Constantly reading tips about blogging, constantly trying and testing changes on the blog, and constantly improving the site were the general key factors that brought the site to where it is right now.
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