The Bittersweet Truth about Making Money Blogging

There are two kinds of bloggers: those who use blogging as a creative outlet, and those who’ve read that you can make money by blogging and want a piece of the cake.

When you decided to become a blogger, you probably started by trying to learn everything you could about becoming a blogger and undoubtedly came across this word: “monetize.”

And maybe after reading a few articles (or maybe some interviews with the bloggers who are earning tens of thousands of dollars a month) you thought that you could do this “monetize” thing as well.

After all, it’s about using some affiliate links and selling your first e-course or e-book to your avid fans. And no one buys anything from you. NO ONE.

It’s easy to lose heart and quit. It’s also easy to half-ass everything (from content creation to networking) because you’re not earning enough to become a full-time professional blogger.

And this is when most blogs find themselves in hell, which is the definitive defeat that echoes with every new blog post that is published.

So… can you make money blogging?

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Making Money from Blogging

Blogging and money. Some of the sleaziest words in existence. Most folks don’t know how to make money from their blogging, while others are too shy to even attempt it.

And at the same time, without a financial incentive, beginners tend to slack off on learning about this online environment, building a community, or writing great content; if you’re not getting paid, why even bother?

I see a lot of bloggers rushing to monetize, and I think that they got it all wrong: choosing certain topics because they think will make them money (rather than writing about things they’re passionate about),  not focusing on their content as the most important thing on the blog, and overwhelming this uninspiring and uninteresting content with lots of ads.

These blogs rarely survive longer than a few months because the blogger gets frustrated by the lack of initial earnings and/or feedback, and has no real interest in the topic to keep punching those keys. Continue reading “Making Money from Blogging”