- 1 Top Reasons Why People Can’t Make Money Blogging
Have you heard the term blogging recently and just jumped into blogging to make money online? But wondering why you are not able to make money?
These days people are looking for a passive income way besides their regular 9 to 5 job. I was also among those till few years back. I have started blogging with a single intention of making some extra income after following many influential bloggers in India and world.
But it was not an easy path for me to generate my first blogging income. Frankly speaking, it took around couple of years for me as I have been failed many times and was completely clueless or not sure what I was doing in this small blogging career.
Recently, one of my colleague came to know about my blogging journey and got involved in blogging immediately to make some money from it. But within few months only he was fed up and almost quit blogging.
Although I have tried to help him my level best, but as you know blogging doesn’t drive with any particular formula, rather by people’s interest, knowledge & patience.
So, in this article I have thought to list out the common reasons why people are not able to blog and make money online.
Top Reasons Why People Can’t Make Money Blogging
Every blogger/ internet marketeer wants to build a website and then get enough traffic to convert that to money. Personally, I have learned these factors are deciding how you are blogging and where your blogging career is going ahead. If I want to simply mention these reasons in few line then it will be like:
Wrong selection of blogging niche
When we talk about money blogging, niche selection should be the first criteria to kick start blogging. There are many profitable blogging niches that you can choose from out of many as per your interest & knowledge.
Many people think that they can start a multi-niche blog covering almost everything. But the problem is after sometimes they loose interest and focus. I don’t say that multi-niche blogs don’t make money, but they need huge effort to update them regularly thinking about the wide range of readers.
But when it’s about starting a blog for money and the discussion is Niche blogging Vs Multi-Niche blogging, I must say a niche blog will give better result with minimal effort compared to multi-niche blog.
You have a New Blog
Although I don’t have the accurate data but I know that there are millions of new blogs hitting every day. That means the competition is increasing like anything. When there are already similar blogs exists from years, how come it will be easy for a new blog or website to overtake that in just few days.
E.g. In this blog we are contributing about blogging tips, web hosting guides, how to make money online etc. when there are crores of blog already sharing many tips & tricks about generating money online. But we are trying to keep our basics right, sharing information as per our knowledge and trying to build an authority & trust over the period of time.
Lack of Patience
Patience is the key to success in any field whatever you are earning or not. When we talk about blogging, we should have enough patience. Because the very first thing one has to learn is what you are going to share with your blog and how come those articles will help someone.
If you are blogging for money, then the research should be more & extensive. E.g. in case of my friend he just felt over burdened with the knowledge he need to acquire, like what is SEO, How to do proper Keyword research, Affiliate marketing, tips to write a perfect blog post, what is the importance of interlinking & back linking, content marketing, Social media and many more.
You are relying on Free stuffs
Personally, I have also gone through with this very common topic. I have started my blogging journey with a blogspot blog as I didn’t want to bear the cost of web hosting and a premium theme.
But very soon I have realized the the drawbacks of free blogging platform and the professionalism (also freedom) provided by self-hosted WordPress blogs.
But after migrating from Blogspot to WordPress also I was stick with the free WordPress theme for years. Later I have realized the importance of premium WordPress theme and upgrade my theme with Genesis Themes.
It is always difficult for a beginner to pay for hosting & themes. But unless & until you have chosen the platforms correct, blogging for money will not be easy.
Are you really doing something unique
Now this is another point where one should think hard before staring a blog. When there are many blogs running on similar topics or niches then what is the point of creating another one with the same stuffs?
Even though you are planning to start on similar niches, what difference your readers will find in your blog compared to others? Few years back, starting a technology related blog was very profitable, but in last few years this technology niche has almost become saturated.
Now, in case you want to continue with a technology blog then don’t get surprised even if you don’t get any traffic after months of blogging. Rather if you can find something unique in technology niche which can differentiate your blog, then there would be obvious chance of success.
If I have to simplify blogging in few terms then it should be keyword research + Unique Content + SEO + Link building. When everything goes in perfect way, then your blog will get good traffic over the period of time.
And traffic means money 🙂
But as a beginner, many people don’t realize the importance of link building, they just simply write content and more content. You must understand the link building strategies in 2016 and then start implementing them one by one to gain some authority of your blog.
Lack of Monetizing Techniques
I was reading in a forum related to income report of few bloggers. One of them was saying that his/her website is related to cricket niche and getting huge traffic but the Google Adsense income is very less.
On the other way, I have seen many websites with very less traffic making thousands of dollars. Few of such websites are web hosting niche sites, make money online tips sharing websites etc.
Now, the point here is you should know how many ways one can monetize a website and what is the profitable ways available. Google Adsense is the best way to generate income in case you are running a blog with lakhs of page views.
But if you know how to do affiliate marketing and blog about specific products then you can even make more income with very less & targeted traffic.
To sum up all these:
- First of all follow the blogging trend and read about what bloggers are doing. E.g. You can follow Harsh Agarwal and know how Harsh is making money online.
- Know about Affiliate marketing and other online money making opportunities.
- Brainstorm about the blogging niche you are capable to write in regular basis.
- Learn the SEO techniques and how to write content to bring Traffic to a new website.
- Learn & apply the content marketing strategies.
You can also read the our earlier artcle on 8 blogging mistakes & how to fix them. I hope this is enough to understand the reasons why you are not able to make money online. I would love to hear the learnings from your past experiences to make this article more useful for the newbie bloggers.