Why Your Blog Is Not Making Money

Know your blogging mistakes and start earning money

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Money making blogger pulling his hair

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.

Note: Read this article very carefully because it is going to help you to find out the things that you are doing wrong on your blog and things that you must do.

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.

Theme Structure

If people are not loving your blog, your clumsy theme might be one of the reasons.

A black blogger holding his head viewing blog on desktop

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?

Convincing Elements

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.

Header of Matthew's blog

So place your element on your blog to make it an authority blog.

Elements like:

  • Your social media reach
  • Your guest posts
  • Your achievements
  • Your best posts
  • Your earning proofs (optional)

Honest Reviews

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.

Special Tip: Write about negative points of the product, which you are reviewing to make it more convincing.

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.

A woman happy reading a blog

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.

Tip: Start using your Facebook page URL, Google Plus page URL and more importantly URL of your Google Plus profile because it will increase your profile authority.

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.

Wrapping Up

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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  1. Rohit Kumar

    2014-05-19 at 8:47 pm

    Hello Sir,
    Firstly, Great write up!
    According to me, which I Face daily while blogging is that many known newbies have no patience at all. They think that blogging is a instant money making source but it is not. It is damn serious work and I am very serious about my work. Yes, I am learner and quite newbie but I want to address all the newbies do not take it as instant money making machine. Have patience and keep working. Also take help and give help.
    Thanks
    -Rohit Kumar

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-31 at 1:43 pm

      Yes Rohit, this is the problem in all newbies. They just want to learn the shortcuts and want to make money online as soon as possible.

      Doing this would be like asking for graduation degree without even attending the classes.

      Thanks for this great message.

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:18 pm

      Welcome to my blog Rohit!

      I’m impressed with your understanding of blogging. Patience and perseverance holds the key to your success in blogging, along with other aspects that you probably already know.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see you around. 🙂

  2. Enstine Muki

    2014-05-19 at 6:22 pm

    Hel Kulwant,
    I absolutely agree with your points here. There are a lot of things bloggers need to put together to start making that money from their blogs.

    I think traffic is the very first thing to try to get and keep. There are many factors that play different roles here.

    The first point is to get the traffic. We know of the different traffic sources – search engine, referral and direct. Whether it’s from social media, banners, PPC, emails, etc, it all falls withing these categories.

    The second point is to keep the traffic. It’s of no point to pull 1000 readers a day who don’t spend 1 second on your blog. It means there is a big problem.

    There are many things to to so as to keep your traffic – quality of content, blog design, site speed, formatting, etc.

    Now, when you start getting and keeping targeted traffic, it will be generally easier to make money.

    Whichever is the best way to make money depends on your niche and strategies. Some money making models work better for some blogs but will miserably fail on some others. It’s therefore of huge importance to test and test so discover what’s best for ones blog

    Thanks for the great share on aha-now bro and, Harleena, thanks for inviting Kulwant to share with us his experiences

    Do have a wonderful week you both

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-31 at 1:39 pm

      Happy to see you here, Enstine.

      Yeah, traffic is the very first and most important thing which we must put on priorities.. You can write damn awesome, one of the best contents in the world.. but there is no mean if people are not reading it.

      There are many factors on your blog which keep your readers engaging and let them visit your blog again. Getting first time visitors might be little tough but retaining them on your blog is even more tougher.

      I agree with your point that different niches have different monetization model so we mush be aware about them and select them very carefully.

      Thanks for this great comment about the importance of traffic.

  3. Rajan

    2014-05-19 at 5:13 pm

    Excellent tips on improving the blog layout and promotion. Long term, this will help to start inflow of money from the blog. What did you mean by “So commenting with the same email and IP address on blogs, you and all your comments will start going in spam folder.” Should we be changing emails and ip for commenting?

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-26 at 7:51 pm

      Yes Rajan, your design is the most attractive force of your blog.

      Yes, you read it right.. Doing excess commenting with same IP address and email address will start putting your comments in spam folder as Akismet plugin will catch your activity and put you in spam filter.

      Yes, you must change email while commenting and don’t do excess commenting is a single day.

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:21 pm

      Welcome to my blog Rajan,

      Kulwant has really given great tips to make your blog successful. However, don’t forget the value of content and community. Wish you all the best for your blogging.

      Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around. 🙂

  4. Dr. Diana

    2014-05-19 at 3:02 pm

    Hello Kulwant,

    Kulwant and Harleena both are inspiration for newbie bloggers. They travel on others blogs and communities like clouds. And they shower their knowledge everywhere via comments or articles.

    Thanks a lot for giving us such a nice information.

    ~Diana

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-26 at 7:45 pm

      Hello Dr. Diana.

      Thanks for such nice words and appreciating our efforts.

      I think I and Harleena both have same vision, as we both want to reach out maximum possible audience with our expertise and writing skills.

      Thanks for boosting us. 🙂

  5. Tanveer

    2014-05-19 at 2:00 pm

    Hi,

    I think the most important point mentioned above is the writing style. If you don’t have quality content, then it would be very difficult to engage your audience. Good quality content can go viral and boost site traffic.
    The second important point as rightly mentioned in your article is patience. The key to a successful blogging career is a lot of patience. Blogging as a career can be quite stressful; hence a blogger should keep his mind calm and find innovative ways to promote his blog.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      2014-05-27 at 10:16 am

      Yes Tanveer.. Writing style is the main focus of your blog after design.

      When I started I was very poor in English.. so I joined some English classes just to become a better writer. I am still in the learning mode where I am learning new things daily.

      Writing and creative writing are two totally different things. I have seen awesome copywriters who can force you to buy their products just because of their convincing writing style.

      So writing plays very important role here.

      Patience, Patience, Patience and Patience.. if you have it, you already won the half battle.

      Thanks for your valuable time.

      Have a great day. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:26 pm

      Welcome to my blog Tanveer,

      You’ve got hold of the most important point in blogging – the content and your writing style. And then of course all the points by Kulwant become more useful.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your wonderful thoughts. Hope to see you around and have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Rishi Rautela

    2014-05-19 at 1:59 pm

    hello kulwant,

    really a nice post. making money out of blog is something that has been attracting most of the newbie bloggers into full time blogging. its the patience and hard-work which makes your blog popular during time and then you apply such tricks to make money.

    thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      2014-05-27 at 10:10 am

      Thanks for being here and joining hands in discussion.

      When I started, making money was the biggest motivation for me. 🙂

      This is the fact in blogging that people don’t have patience.. they just want quick traffic and money with their blog..

      Once people will understand some basic facts, they will start making money very easily.

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:30 pm

      Welcome to my blog Rishi,

      Kulwant has given some really nice tips. But first of all, a blogger should be ready for long-term slogging, and be smart too.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see you around. 🙂

  7. Jens-Petter Berget

    2014-05-19 at 10:05 am

    Hi Kulwant,

    I’m making money, but not nearly as much as I want to be making from blogging. You’ve got some great tips. I believe that my biggest obstacle is to focus on building a business via my blog. I usually just focus on writing and building an audience, trying to create a strong community – and I’m not focusing on the business part.

    I almost never sell to my readers. It’s hard to earn money without selling 🙂

    -Jens

    • Kulwant Nagi

      2014-05-27 at 10:07 am

      Jens-Petter, it’s good if you are already making money with your blog.

      If you are blogging then start considering it as a business, because this is the only which can push you forward to come up with great ideas to monetize your blog.

      You know your readers better than me… so I would suggest you to observe what they want, why do they visit your blog, what do they love.. Once you will figure out these things, ideas to monetize will start coming.

  8. donna merrill

    2014-05-19 at 4:24 am

    Hi Kulwant,

    Nice meeting you here on Harleena’s blog. You have given us excellent tips and I do appreciate it.

    It takes some know-how to make money from your blog. We do need to put an offer on the side bar, have testimonials, and everything set up correctly. But…We do have to consider the social aspects. Always reply to comments and go to their blogs and do the same. This is a good start of making relationships.

    Also be active on social media platforms.

    A good marketing plan has to be set in place. Yes, I have been making money from my blog in the past by a slow drip feed of people I connected with.

    But now, creating products, it has changed the way sales are going. On social media and a few advertising techniques, I have vamped up a great client list and good sales funnel whereby people are more active and purchasing on my blog.

    If I knew then, what I know now ….. As the saying goes. But we all have to learn and apply the techniques and strategies to our blog to make it a profitable place.

    Thanks so much,

    -Donna

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-26 at 7:37 pm

      Hello Donna,

      I checked your blog and found you have placed awesome testimonials in sidebar to grab the attention of first time reader.

      Social media has become one of the must have business weapon which is boosting business all across the globe by reaching targeted audience. So using it in right way can really boost any business.

      Happy to hear that you have launched your product and it is bringing sales as well.

      Thanks for being here and dropping this awesome comment.

  9. Perambur Kumar

    2014-05-18 at 10:18 pm

    Hi Kulwant
    Excellent Article
    Especially the 1st point you’ve made
    “Theme Structure” I am totally impressed with this one.
    Most of time this is 1st reason for your blog failure.
    Too many advertisement in the header section.
    Most of our friends blog not mobile friendly one (not responsive)in-fact you believe it or not it looks horrible in mobile browsers. But most of us not aware of this fact. Around 60% of the traffic coming from mobile users. So we can’t ignore them. Another important thing most of the blogs not have “Print Button” in reality around 47% of the people not reading the blogs online. They just click the print button and take the print out and read it thereafter. So you’ve made the valid point in the beginning itself. Kulwant this is just a beginning for all of us to build a professional and successful blog forever and stand alone in the competition.
    Have a Nice Day.
    Many thanks to Kulwant and Harleena for producing superb articles on this blog

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-26 at 7:29 pm

      Hello Perambur.

      Seeing you first time commenting on any of my articles, so warm welcome. 🙂

      Thanks a lot for sharing the facts and figures about the mobile users and letting us know about the importance of mobile friendly websites.

      I don’t think there is any requirement of print plugin on the blog, because if anyone wants to print the page then he/she can simply press “Ctrl + P” commend and get the copy.

      Thanks for being here.

  10. Emmanuel

    2014-05-18 at 7:00 pm

    When such posts are coming from the guys who have being in this blogging industry for long, one really ought to take them really serious?

    But my problem had o do with the designing aspect, how does a newbie blogger knows whether he or she is using the wrong design and because of that is likely to affect his money making prowess on his blog?

    Or simply because the pro bloggers are going in with Genesis or studio themes he also ought to go in for them as well.

    I don’t think any blogger will decide to use a bad font on his blog unless he is being prompted.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-26 at 7:26 pm

      Emmanuel, happy to see you around.

      As I said in article, your theme is very important for your blog.. A new reader can predict the quality of your blog just with the design, so having a good looking blog must be the first priority of every blogger.

      I agree with your point that newbie bloggers don’t have any idea about the design and they even don’t know how to make it attractive.

      So my suggestion to such newbies is – you need not to worry about your blog design for atleast first 6 months, because this is the learning phase of your blogging.

      Once you will spend 6 months, you will know everything. 🙂

  11. ajay

    2014-05-18 at 4:35 pm

    hi harleena, you are too famous…as i noticed you on blogging communities, and on blogs, everytime i noticed you and everywhere. and then i am finally here..and nice posts and gud job

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:35 pm

      Welcome to my blog Ajay,

      Good that you made your visit here. I hope you liked this post by Kulwant too.

      Hope to see you around and have a great weekend! 🙂

  12. Sudipto

    2014-05-18 at 3:48 pm

    Hey Kulwant,
    Great content and Yes, making money online is not an easy task and require lots of hardwork, consistency and patience. Without interaction with other blogger or poor writing are some major reason for not making money. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-18 at 4:13 pm

      Hope people will understand this very soon and stop making silly mistakes. 🙂

      By working on small small things and improving them with time can give us great success in short time,

  13. prakash

    2014-05-18 at 1:03 pm

    I hve just discovered you post in fb group. Title made me to check into your article and this was the truth fact why some bloggers can’t make real money and am also one among them. But hoping for some thing best in future… 🙂

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-31 at 1:16 pm

      Glad to hear that my title was good enough to capture you attention.

      Hope you must have got something from this post as well which will help you to do better in blogging.

      Best wishes..

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:37 pm

      Welcome to my blog Prakash,

      I’m sure you’ll be successful in blogging and make real money if you follow the basics and of course, the points as laid out by Kulwant in this post.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see you around. 🙂

  14. Sherman Smith

    2014-05-18 at 11:35 am

    Hey Kulwant,

    A friend of mine told me “The hardest working people are the laziest”… With that said, as I’ve been blogging for the last 4 yours, there have been many of times where I put myself into a habit where I wasn’t getting any great results. Although I was working hard, I didn’t think to change the habit to improve my results. With that said, I agree with everything you said because of my experience.

    From changing my theme, becoming more transparent with my writing, using the “right” tools to imrpove traffic, etc. has shown me why I needed to change. This blog post definitely emphasize why a lot of bloggers need to revamp their routine so that they can get better results. Thanks for sharing this informative post and I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-18 at 4:16 pm

      I am feeling very positive after reading your comment, Sherman.

      You are the live example in front of me that you have already achieved success after doing little changes on your blog and after working on your writing style.

      According to me – these are the core ingredients of every blog.. So if we can improve them, we can get more attention.

      Best wishes..

  15. Kamlesh

    2014-05-18 at 10:30 am

    Agreed with all the points you have mentioned.. I found the biggest task here to find right theme for our which loads fast and user-friendly for reader. It takes hell of time choosing right theme and customizing it according to our needs. As you said we do comments on blog for backlinks yes ofcourse most of them do. If everyone start commenting with facebook url of Gplus url don’t you think they will miss the one of the popular link building strategy called comment backlinks 😀

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-18 at 4:19 pm

      Yeah Kamlesh.. When I started blogging 2 years back then the biggest challenge in front of me was a good looking and easy to navigate theme. After doing atleast one month (Yes, one month) research I found one theme from WooThemes. With little customization I was able to make it unique.

      But soon I came to know about genesis framework and this is where blog started taking actual shape.

      ha ha… yeah.. we do it for getting backlinks.. 😉

      I am very active on few blogs which don’t even allow links in comments but still people comment there and appreciate the work of author.

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:52 pm

      Welcome to my blog Kamlesh!

      I’d suggest to not go for any free themes, but you don’t even have to go for the costliest ones. My blog runs on a theme from themeforest, and its doing good. You can read one of my posts on how to make your blog fast.

      As regarding the use of G+ and FB URL’s while commenting, you should read the reply to Barb made by Kulwant on this post for your answer.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see you around! 🙂

  16. Swadhin Agrawal

    2014-05-18 at 10:30 am

    Hi, Kulwant bro this is a great guide to new bloggers and extremely useful reminder to the already established ones (esp. If they are diverted from the basics).
    Moreover when a post like this is published on a blog with such awesome community of bloggers you get to learn even more from the comments of them.

    Thank you Harleena madam for having Kulwant bro here. 🙂

    Just a suggestion if you could figure out a post of affliate insights or niche blogs that could be a treat.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-18 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks for being here, Swadhin.

      When I started writing this topic then I had only few points in my point but once I moved further I started getting more points to add.

      So hope this article is going to help many people who are still struggling to make their blog a money making machine or still trying hard to make their blog popular.

      Because the mistakes are same.. once their blog will be popular, they will start making money.

  17. Joseph Adediji

    2014-05-18 at 10:06 am

    Great post Kulwant,
    a blog design is really important, a blogger needs to go for a professional looking design and this will help catch your readers attention and make you look serious.
    I also believe trust and relationship is very important, if your readers trust you, they will buy from you even if what you are selling is no too great!
    Also, a blog traffic plays a major role in the amount of revenue that a blog makes, if you have a high traffic blog, you definitely have a higher chance of making more money from your blog.

    thanks for sharing these tips with us Kulwant.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-18 at 4:27 pm

      Yeah.. I keep saying this again and again but people are not understanding it, so I thought about writing an article about this topic on a popular blog and finally I did it..

      If only 2-3 people are going to take action after reading this article then my efforts got paid.

      Making a strong relation with people in your industry in the KEY here. This is such a field where you cannot grow alone. Either this way or that way you will have to ask for the help from your friends..

      Yeah.. Traffic is the KING here.. 😉

  18. Javeed Ahmad

    2014-05-17 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Kulwant Nagi

    As you have touched the core points for successful blogging. As what we have seen most of the newbie left the blogging half way because they expects dividends of blogging will be paid immediately. it need patience, dedication for building the credibility in the niche and continuously learning process and rectifying or avoiding those activity that become lethal for blog as you described in detail.

    Thanks for writing this informative post and thanks to Harleena also for arranging such post by experts of the industry.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-31 at 1:12 pm

      Hello Javeed.

      You are true on the point that many people left blogging in half-way just because they failed to monetize their blog.

      Patience is something which you need in every field. Either it’s study or any business, you cannot succeed if you don’t have patience. Making money with your blog without working hard would be like getting a graduation degree without attending the college and learning basic things.

      Thanks for joining hands here and loving my efforts. 🙂

  19. Sayantan Mahato

    2014-05-17 at 10:49 pm

    Hello Kulwant,

    Nice to see you up here!

    Blogging should first consider in and as a art, a skill. Though many of the newbie get into these for the sake of money; they should first learn the art. Making money through blogging comes in the last block of blogging.

    Like in real life, we ain’t get paid only for coming to office. We got to work, do some hardwork for making money. (Not applies for you :p)

    Thanks!

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-31 at 1:07 pm

      I personally loved this comment, Sayantan.

      I agree with you that blogging is an art.. It is exactly same like learning the things slowly and then implementing them to make your living.

      People do mistake when they consider it as a platform to make money easily, which is not true.

      Thanks for this awesome comment.

  20. mathi

    2014-05-17 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Kulwant,
    As a struggling blogger I found your article to be useful. To me my content is fine, only I do not know the ways to promote my blog. From your article I knew it will take time and you need patience.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-27 at 12:29 pm

      Mathi, I checked your blog and found it good design and content-wise.

      I would suggest you to find same niche blogger and start interacting with them. Ask them to submit guest articles on their blog and ask for their help to promote your articles as well.

      Yeah.. Patience is very important. 🙂

  21. Richard

    2014-05-17 at 10:09 pm

    Nice post, with your 8 major reasons blogs struggle to make money. There are several more basic reasons though, that a blog can struggle to make money (SEO/sales copy/sales products etc etc). Still this list is a good start and addressing these issues will sure help bloggers who do struggle with this 🙂

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-27 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

      Richard, here I talked about basic things why blogs don’t make money.

      SEO, sales copy, product comes second. If your blog is not fulfilling the basic needs then there is no need to think about advanced things.

      Hope this article is going to open many doors for newbie bloggers who are struggling to monetize their blogs.

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 6:58 pm

      Welcome to my blog Richard,

      Of course there can be many other reasons that make a blogger struggle to make money. One factor that probably goes untracked is the personality projected by the blogger. It helps if the blogger exercises and expresses authority.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see you around. 🙂

  22. Majharul Hossain

    2014-05-17 at 8:16 pm

    I never know that design is more important than content to a group of people. Still then to become a successful blogger you have to take your blog as a business. Because, a blog never makes money, only business can make money.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-27 at 12:00 pm

      Yes Majharul . Design is backbone of your blog.

      I always pay attention to design of a blog first and then see the quality of content.

      You said it right, “A blog never makes money, only business can make money.”

      Considering your blog as business platform must be the first mindset of every blogger.

  23. Edwin

    2014-05-17 at 7:06 pm

    You raised some vital key points on why some bloggers are not making money with there blog. But the one point which you raised that I am quite particular about is the old school promotional method and I was expecting and waiting for at least one new school method to complement the whole thing. I want to point our here that whether a blogger decides to use an old school or new school method of promotion, what is really required is to do it properly because the so called old school still work very well for some folks. Remember that sometimes what worked for Mr.A may not really work for Mr.B. That is why I was joyous when you rightly put it towards the later part of the article that we are creators of our own destiny. Wonderful share!

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-27 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Edwin.

      Many people pointed this mistake.. And even I realized that I missed it.. I must share few new techniques to let people learn something new and take quick actions..

      We can include these in new school..
      1. Guest blogging (like I did).
      2. Participate in discussions at forums and online communities.
      3. Offer freebies (infographics, reports, tutorial videos).
      4. Get featured on big blogs (it will take time).

      Hope this reply will help you. 🙂

  24. Tony.B

    2014-05-17 at 5:29 pm

    Cheers Mr Kulwant Nagi,

    A great post with a hell of a lump of cool actionable info. I like the ref to “old skool” promo methods. That prompts me to seriously look at engaging with my social accounts which I really have let go far too dormant.

    Loving the blogging cage home base.

    PS: thanks to Harleena for the introduction.

    T

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-24 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks for the appreciation, Tony.B.

      People like you always inspire me to produce better content in future. Thanks for appreciating my blog as well. It is purely designed by me. 😉

      You can hire me if you want such good looking theme. ha ha..

      • Tony.B

        2014-05-26 at 4:11 pm

        Oh believe me I’d LOVE to hire you to create another awesome looking theme you can put credit to… However alas I’m pretty sure that your fee’s would leave me with my jaw wide open…

        Or a I mistaken and should I shoot you a req!?

        • Kulwant

          2014-05-27 at 11:46 am

          Tony.B, I am not doing it professionally.. 🙂

          So if you want, we can proceed with genuine price.. I have already designed few of my friend’s blogs and they are very happy with my work.

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Tony,

      I’m glad you liked the guest post by Kulwant. I hope you’ve started active use of your social accounts by now.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see your around!

      Have a great weekend as well. 🙂

  25. SmithLopez

    2014-05-17 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Kulwant Nagi,

    Really Great article!!

    This is a very informative article and points for blogging. Specially for newbie who want to make money by blogging, All the reasons that you have mentioned here are very helpful for us to know the common bug that we made.

    Thanks for sharing have a nice day 🙂

    Keep it up

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-24 at 9:58 pm

      My pleasure to hear that this article was able to deliver my message.

      Hope many people are going to take actions after reading this article and going to make money with their blogs.

      Thanks for being here.

      Have a great day.

  26. Neeraj Mishra

    2014-05-17 at 4:15 pm

    I am in blogging field from last two years but didn’t got any satisfactory results till now. After reading your article I got some inspiration, now I will start giving my efforts to my blog with new energy. Thanks a lot for this inspiring article.

    • Kulwant

      2014-05-24 at 9:56 pm

      Neeraj, blogging needs lots of time and efforts.. I hope you didn’t put that much efforts which you must put.

      Happy to hear that this article was good enough to inspire you and force you look forward to make your blog a good one.

      Would love to see you on my blog as well. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2014-05-31 at 7:11 pm

      Welcome to my blog Neeraj,

      I’m glad you found this post by Kulwant inspiring. I think you should make a fair and honest assessment of your blog, take up the advice of probloggers, and develop a blogging strategy, and take action. Of course, you need to have patience and perseverance too.

      Thanks for your visit and hope to see you around! 🙂






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