Posts Tagged ‘Revenue’
If you are blogging and are enjoying it, the idea of going pro is likely appealing to you. After all, who wouldn’t want to earn their living doing something they love, especially when it can be done almost anywhere a wifi connection can be found?
But the truth is that turning a blog, even a popular one, into a full-time income is tough. Competition is stiff, the landscape is uncertain and even if you can find a path to success, it’s uncertain if it will still be available tomorrow. It’s no wonder that there are entire communities dedicated to exactly this problem.
Fortunately though, there are many different paths that you can take to monetize your blog and, eventually, turn it into at least part of your full-time job.
But while there are too many to count or mention in one article, especially when many approaches are really combinations of other schemes, there are some methods that have been used more often, and with greater success, than others.
With that in mind, here are five of the more popular ways of going pro with a blog, including who they’re right for and what the perils of that approach might be. Read More
For most bloggers out there, making even a few dollars seems like an elusive dream. But nothing really beats the feeling of seeing that first cheque from Adsense or getting your first commission payment from Amazon, not matter how small. And small is how most blogs will start, unless you’ve invested heavily in full time staff and a huge marketing campaign from the start then you are going to need to build your audience slowly and surely by delivering a regular flow of high quality and engaging content.
But what do you do when your blog, whether you started it with aspirations to quit your day job or simply as a hobby or passion project, does start to pay you a few pence here and there? It could be paying its own way by covering your hosting costs, or bringing in a bit more pocket money. Read More
Does it seem as though every time you turn around, someone else is telling you a story about how they made a ton of money online? Whatâ€™s frustrating about this is that although you can make a living with online revenue, itâ€™s hard to tell which story to believe and which ones are simply gimmicks. In fact, you can go on nearly any writing site and find people who will tell you how to get rich online but then go into the forums and find those same individuals asking for help and advice because theyâ€™re new to the online world.
Before you believe everything you read and follow in the footsteps of someone you donâ€™t know and who really has not earned any credibility, you need to be aware of the truth regarding three popular myths.Â Read More
If you asked most aspiring blogging pro’s on how they intend on paying the bills with their blogs, the two most common answers would probably be ads (like Google AdSense) and affiliate links.
While there is nothing wrong about generating wealth via ads, unless one receives a large amount of traffic (via search engines or social networks), your dreams of going pro may take a few years (if not forever).
Instead of attempting to gain the spot light in the twitterverse or attempting to make your blog an SEO star, here are four alternatives that may help you become a blogging pro within your lifetime. Read More
Ever since Ars Technica raised the issue there has been a higher focus by bloggers on blocking adblockers. Say that 5 times in a row quickly: ‘ focus by bloggers on blocking adblockers’.
The issue is obviously an important one, especially for many bloggers who make a living from their content, but at the same time it is a total and utter waste of time and takes away from what self-employed online authors should be doing, write valuable content. Some content producers even go as far as calling adblock users ‘thief’.
The issue of adblockers, and ‘lost revenue’ is rather simple to break down and although I entirely support sites relying on ads revenue, all I can say about this is to Get over it.
Before you get upset now, let me honestly tell you that my blogging revenues depend mainly on ad revenue, but I also use ClickToFlash to improve my web experience and thus regularly block ads. Feel free to call me a thief, if I steal I also steal revenue of myself.
Decisive About Adblock Usage Statistics Is The Niche You Are In
The main decisive factor about the popularity of adblockers on your site is the niche you are in. When your content is tech focused, whether about new gadgets or about blogging (platforms), you probably will have more readers using Firefox and other standard compliant browsers, and also adblockers. Chances are high that you have also used an adblocker, during your many years online, or use a plugin such as ClickToFlash to at least limit the annoyances of Flash.
Tech minded users, surfers are the most active and often most prolific ones. They read sites such as Lifehacker and usually stay up-to-date about what the fastest browser is and how they can tweak their browser and internet connection, or network settings, to enjoy the fastest browsing experience. Read More