Why Your Blog Is Not Making Money
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You all may agree that blogging is very demanding, and most of all, it requires your quality time. But sometimes even if you spend all your time blogging, you still don’t earn money from it.
What goes wrong? Many bloggers are not successful in earning revenue from their blogs even after trying hard and that is something very upsetting, isn’t it?
Well, don’t start pulling your hair because obviously there’s something that you’re doing wrong.
To answer this question of why your blog doesn’t make you money and what you need to do to reverse the situation, is a money making blogger from India, Kulwant Nagi.
He’s just been blogging for about three years but is fast growing as an authority on money making blogging strategies.
Today, he is going to tell us specifically the mistakes that most bloggers make and what aspects of blogging they should improve upon to make money.
So, here’s over to Kulwant. 🙂
We all are here for money.
Yes… we ALL.
Having a blog has become so common that people are very desperate to have one.
When I started blogging 2 years back then I was also like you… a wanderer… a learner… a passionate blogger.
But still I was not making money even after 7 months from the beginning of my blogging journey.
But I kept on learning new things and gave my best to make my first dollar online.
In this journey, I have learnt too many things… things that I can implement to get quick success in blogging…
I can replicate my strategies and make money with my upcoming blogs.
8 Major Reasons Why Your Blog Is Not Making Money
Here are 8 aspects that you need to take care of in order to make money from your blog.
If people are not loving your blog, your clumsy theme might be one of the reasons.
We love to see the things in an organized way – a way that can help us to go through and navigate it more easily.
I made $1000 when I changed the theme on one of my blogs, as my old theme was not convincing my readers/advertisers.
According to a research study by Northumbria University in the UK, people just judge the site’s quality and trustworthiness based mostly on its DESIGN… not CONTENT.
So having a great design can really make huge impact on the first time visitors and make strong bonding with them by displaying clean and easy to read content.
Few of the reasons people are not loving your blog are:
- Your clumsy theme
- Your fonts
- Your navigation bar
- Your theme’s footer
- Your sidebar
- Other graphic elements
We observe the blogs just like we observe people, so we love the blogs that have the things that we accept like their colors, style, placement and other important things.
If you yourself don’t like the things which are unmanaged then how are your readers going to love your blog?
There are elements that make your blog more trustworthy and people love to visit your blog regularly.
One clear example is Matthew Woodward’s blog, where he places the convincing elements in the header itself.
So place your element on your blog to make it an authority blog.
- Your social media reach
- Your guest posts
- Your achievements
- Your best posts
- Your earning proofs (optional)
Reviewing products/services on your blog is one of the best ways to make money with your blog.
If you are writing any review on your blog then don’t just write because advertiser have paid you a big sum to write a review on your blog. Write it because you are helping people to invest their money on the right product.
Always think about solving problem of JUST ONE person.
Yes… JUST ONE.
If your article can convince your close friend to buy the digital product you are promoting, then unknown people are also going to buy.
At my blog, you can read my Genesis Framework Review and Kontent Machine Review. You will find that I put my best to explain each and everything about the products.
Your Writing Style
Your writing style sucks.
Yeah… you heard me right.
You are writing like a BOT. You are not targeting people when you are writing anything on your blog.
You are just writing because it is the demand of your blog and you want to fulfill it as soon as possible… and because of this you are writing CRAP on your blog.
Even I was a bad writer when I started blogging (I am still) but I kept on learning about writing and started reading awesome blogs like CopyBlogger, ProBlogger and Zen Habits.
People are in a big dilemma about writing every day or every alternate day on their blogs.
They have a misconception in mind that this practice will increase traffic on their blog… where in actual, there is no relation between writing daily or weekly.
If your content is worth reading and worth sharing then even once is a month is much better than writing daily.
Not Interacting with Other Bloggers
I am going to reveal a top-secret strategy of successful bloggers here. It 100% depends on you – either you take action and read it now or keep striking your head against the wall.
This was the biggest blogging mistake I made (you are also making now) that I kept on sharing only my articles with the people keeping a question in my mind, “why should I promote other people’s article?”
Using Old-School Promotional Methods
This includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media sites where people don’t believe you.
They don’t even care what you are sharing.
Note: If you are sharing your blog’s URL too many times, then their SPAM filter will catch your URL and you will not be able to share your blog’s URL in future. So take care and don’t try to pollute groups in social media sites.
If you are still relying on comments then you are doing it wrong. In 80% of the cases, your intention to make the comment is for getting a BACKLINK (I know this). So you are not putting any efforts to appreciate the work of the writer or adding any value in the article.
If you are doing this then STOP it right now.
As I told about the social media SPAM filter, in the same way WordPress has its own spam filter named Akismet.
So commenting with the same email and IP address on blogs, you and all your comments will start going in spam folder.
Don’t Have Patience
We want to do everything as quickly as possible and get the results the next day itself.
You made your niche blog and on the second day, you are checking the rank of your keywords.
Doing this you are not only wasting your precious time but also FOOLING yourself.
“Patience is the key.”
Your blog is like a small tree, which just started growing, and needs care and proper nurturing. If you will start expecting fruits in just 3-4 months then we all know what we are going to get.
Keep patience and believe on your efforts.
If you want to try something on your blog then ask about it in the groups or your buddy bloggers. Because one wrong step in starting days of your blog can ruin your blog and it will take time to get back in action.
You are Obsessed with Tools
Tools can be really a great way to get quick results. If you are thinking that tools can help you to get quick results without doing anything then you are going in the wrong direction.
You keep looking for the cracked tools in various black hat sites and other freebies sites because you have heard/read success stories about those tools.
You think that such tools are a magic wand, which will start making money for you once you will buy them.
According to my experience – If you have any working strategy that is giving you results then you can try various tools, which can automate that strategy and give you fast results.
Before buying any tool, try to get a demo version of the tool for 30 days (or whatever days the vendor is offering) and use that as if you have bought it. If that tool in not giving results in 30 days then it’s not worth to buy it.
In the end, I would just like to say that you are the creator of your destiny.
It’s how you deal with the things and put your efforts to make them much better. Don’t worry if your blog is still not making money because it is going to make HUGE SUMS once you will start putting more efforts and treat it like a channel, which is helping people all across the globe.
If you are facing any issue in your blogging career then you are free to ask questions. I would love to reply to each and every comment so that I can do my duty to help you make your blog a MONEY MAKING MACHINE.
Over to You –
Is your blog making money? What is your money making strategy in blogging and what things do you do at your blog for it? Share in the comments.
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