5 Insights You Should Know About Make Money Blogging

According to one source, there are about 60 million blogs out there and the number is increasing every day.

You might be asking why there are so many bloggers out there and the answer is simple; They believe that they can make money blogging.

Your mind might be playing tricks on you right now, wondering if it is really possible to make a living out of blogging.

And the truth is yes, it is very possible to make a living out of several blogs … which leads to my second question.

So, why there are so many bloggers who failed to make money?

Here are a few reasons. Yes, dive in and enjoy :)

Could it be caused by:

  • Hundreds of ‘myths’ that successful bloggers are making thousands of dollars monthly?
  • Lack of earnings in the first 6 months?
  • Not so promising stream of blog traffic?

Honestly, I could list down a dozen more but does the above seems obvious to you?

Most bloggers are too obsessed with making money blogging. Seriously.

Before we proceed further, here’s a quick video I had done in regards to make money through blogging.

Is it possible to really make money blogging?

The answer is yes. There’s no doubt you can make money through your blog or website but the biggest question is “How?”

Question of the day: How do you make money through blogging?

Let’s see what other successful bloggers say about this:

So to recap, yes it darn possible to make money through your blogs.

I too make money but I am no where close to them … honestly :)

Okay. This brings to the next part of our discussion; How to make money through your blogs?

How to monetize a blog?

1. The relationship between traffic and blog earnings

Fact 101 – Traffic and blog earnings are inter-related

A blog is nothing without traffic and a low traffic blog doesn’t really make a lot of money.

Now, how much do you agree with this?

Debate all you want but the truth is, you can make money through your blog with both high and low traffic. It all boils down to your own ‘blogging game plan’.

Don’t worry. I know you are pretty confused now but let’s head over to the next part to make things … clearer.

High traffic but low blog earnings?

Let’s assume you have a blog and it is doing very well. You are getting like 1,000 visitors a day but you are not able to convert them into successful sales.

So, what’s wrong?

The problem could probably lies in you and your plan.

Conversion rate has a long history with bloggers and even myself. I could get 500 traffic a day but at times, zero sales or very less sales.

And what did I learn from this?

High traffic doesn’t guarantees a good blog earnings but … good amount of traffic does increase the chances of you landing a sale, click etc on your blog.

Make sense to you?

I am not saying that high amount of traffic doesn’t help in blog earning and I am saying it absolutely does!

However, if you are not focusing on the right visitor or traffic, you are wasting your effort.

My recommendation: Have a read what Steve Scott wrote in his eBook, 8 Simple Steps to Get 100,000 Blog Visitors without Working 8 Days a Week.

Low traffic but high earnings?

Now, let’s say you want to go the Mexican style (okay I made that up) and aim for low traffic instead.

Why not? Chances is that you may earn more money with low traffic compared to a high traffic blog.

This is extremely useful when it comes to building a niche website. The trick here is to focus on specific traffic and not general traffic.

Personally, I would rather have just 50 traffic a day (who are very determine to buy something) instead of 500 traffic who are here for shopping.

Ever heard about targeted traffic? There you go.

To wrap this up, imagine you have 50 traffic a day which is highly optimized and targeted. This means that you would have an idea on what they are looking for.

Here, you need to provide them with the right solutions and you would have a high chance of closing the sale.

2. Monetizing a blog

I could discuss about this the whole night long when it comes to monetizing. When we talk about make money through blogging or monetizing a blog, there are several ways you can go with such as using advertisement banners, affiliate sales and providing a service.

There’s no trick on this! Really.

You just got to know what is your goal, who are your potential customers and of course, not putting all your eggs in one basket.

Google Adsense and other advertising companies

In early stages of a blog development, Google Adsense and these advertising banners really help when it comes to generating income.

This is a good way to start to earn few dollars a day but nothing more unless you are doing a very specific niche blog.

For example, blogging niche has a superb low payout of less than $0.50 per click while some other niches could fetch up to $25 per click and maybe even more.

You could monetize a blog using Google Adsense or ad banners but unless you are having a high traffic blog, you won’t be earning a lot.

Remember that you cannot control what advertisements are shown on your site and all you can do is to specify the categories of the advertisements shown.

Tip: Don’t place too many banners on one page but instead, focus on placing them on hot spots to increase click rates.

Affiliate sales

This is actually my major contributor when it comes to monetizing my blog. When it comes to affiliate sales, providing a solution will potentially lead to a sale.

Affiliate sales offer huge monetizing chances for blogger but the reason behind so many failed bloggers is because they focus too much on closing the sales or making money out of their blogs.

C’mon guys. Let’s face it.

It is always great to see the extra money in your account from affiliate sales right?

Yup, I know how that feels like ~ Felt like jumping around especially when you are getting $100 or more per successful sales.

Here’s the ‘not-so-good’ part about affiliate sales. You could probably go weeks long without earning a single cent.

When I wrote my blogging journey in the first 60 days, I shared my earnings and many readers (some emailed me) said that it was great to see that I am able to earn like well over $200 thanks to ShareASale (which you can sign up for free) in just 60 days on a fresh blog.

Some said it was good planning but for me, affiliate sales is all about luck. You could probably write a damn good article but without luck, you might not even close a sale.

Of course, unless you are a very successful blogger with thousands of followers, we are on the same boat :)

How do you make money from blogging?

Make money providing a service

You could probably earn money by serving ads and doing affiliate sales but those earning (in my honest opinion) are mainly due to luck.

When you are popular or having the right type of blog traffic, you might decide that “Hey, it’s time to venture out to the open sea”. You know … stepping out of your comfort zone.

That’s when you can start deciding if you want to provide a service instead.

Providing a service could actually turn out to be a very lucrative profession if you have the skills.

Okay guys, before you grab a piece of paper and pen to write down your brilliant idea, this ‘service’ is harder than you think.

Let me ask you these:

  1. Do you think you have the expertise to provide such service?
  2. Are you experienced enough to provide one hell of a service?
  3. How many times have you done that before? (providing that service of your choice)

Now, you are not ready if your you have these terms in your answer: “I think”, “probably”, “may be” etc.

Yes. If you are going to provide a service, do not have the plan that sounds like this; “If A doesn’t work, I will think of B.”

You need to tell your potential clients like “Hey, I know what I am talking about and this is my advise” sort of thing.

Sound harsh? Not really.

Here’s another example which I received from Facebook two days ago. This dude was asking if I need any SEO service for my website (duh). 

Doesn’t sound like a problem? It was disastrous … for him and here’s why.

The problem is he didn’t have a tiny piece of clue what SEO is! He just wanted to sell his ‘how to SEO’ to me. 

Do you think he made the sale? Obviously not.

  • Firstly, he targeted the wrong person.
  • Secondly, he didn’t know the product he is selling.
  • Lastly, failing the first two and he basically lost his chance to sell.

Making money through blogging depends on you

Do you have any tricks when it comes to make money blogging?

I am always very interested to learn new ways to make money online or more specifically through my blogs. The truth is, 9 out of 10 times of trying would leave us nothing but disappointment.

When you find the momentum you are looking for, you need to learn how to ‘plug’ that into your blogging business and grow it from there.

Do you have any tips and tricks when it comes to monetizing your blog? Let’s discuss it using the comment form below.

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Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

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Reginald started blogging in 2005 and it soon went from just a hobby to a serious occupation. He specializes in content writing, marketing, social media and SEO. He also tweaks WordPress during his free time. Reginald is also offering paid services and if you need any help, feel free to contact him and check out the services he is offering or check out his latest project, The Smart Internet Lifestyle Blog.
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  • Pramod

    Nice post mate !
    I have just started with affiliate marketing after reading a lot of topics and guides on it (As i have just 3-4 months of experience as a blogger ) . I like affiliate marketing more than the PPC or any other advertisement campaigns and would concentrate more on it .Thanks for sharing .

    -Pramod

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Pramod,

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Affiliate marketing is a good way to make money but it doesn’t mean that you can earn daily unless you are either famous or having super high traffic.

      However, trying the right ‘make money blogging’ methods that fit your blog is the most important part. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket but at the same time, make sure you are not overselling too.

      Take care.

  • http://IMwithSusanVelez.com Susan Velez

    I haven’t really started monetizing my site a lot. I have used some affiliate reviews on my site. But like you said you first have to build up traffic. Without traffic no one will ever see the posts you write.I don’t know if I will ever put adsense on them. I do make some income with adsense, but with the small amounts of payouts per click not sure if it will be worth my time.I will continue doing affiliate sales and my own products. Providing services can be another great way to add another revenue stream. Thanks for sharing this info.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Susan,

      How have you been? Funny, your post went into spam box.

      I used to focus a lot on Google Adsense but lately, I removed them pretty much. Now only one category has a 250 x 250 ads and nothing more. The payout is too less and like what you say, it takes forever just to hit $100 (with traffic below 500 per day).

      Providing a service is good but competition is there. You need to really stand out of the crowd if you want to make some nice earnings.

      Thanks for dropping by Susan. Have a great weekend ahead.

  • http://www.aimzo.com shristhi

    Hey Reginald

    Monetizing a blog is really critical task. People have high expectations and they think they gonna make tons of money with blog. They consider it getting quick rich. But reality is completely different. You have to work hard and take initiative.

    Without a determination and hard work you can not lead yourself and your blog. It needs lots of hardwork to achieve some goals.
    Thanks Raginald for amazing post. Would love to read more from you.
    Have a fantabulas week.
    Regards :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Shristhi,

      Thanks for commenting. In fact, you are absolutely right. I thought (back in 2005) that i could be rich doing what i love the most; blogging. I was terribly wrong. Created tons of websites that ended up … failing badly.

      Make money blogging is all about … enjoying the process and make money is a side income. And yes, you got to really work hard for that.

      I am happy you liked it and have a great week ahead.

  • http://adriennesmith.net/ Adrienne

    Hey Reginald,

    Ah, that age old question about how to make money with your blog. As you’ve clearly pointed out here it depends on what you’re here to do.

    I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for a number of years now and I do make money with my niche blogs. There’s really an art to it and things are constantly changing. I do not have Google Adsense on my blogs but I did at one time. You really have to have a lot of blogs in order to make a decent amount so I much preferred them clicking through to the products I was promoting instead.

    You definitely have to have the targeted traffic but you also have to build relationships with them through your list. Don’t always sell to them constantly and you can do quite well.

    You can always learn more from the people you mentioned above who are doing an excellent job of this and are really doing very well.

    Great topic and one everyone wants to know how to do. We can all do better that’s for sure.

    ~Adrienne

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Adrienne,

      When you talk about niche blogs, it really brings me back to memory lane :) I used to run several niche blogs (now lesser) and they was fun. The problem is I am stretching myself too thin and thus, not able to produce quality article. That’s why one day I decided, “Hey, enough is enough”. Time to just relax and hit the couch (*by starting one website is ENOUGH* :) So yup, here’s where this site comes into play.

      I am still learning and by far, the experience is great. I love blogging so much and lately, I found more love especially with YouTube-ing and doing some slides.

      Let’s see how far this will brings me. Maybe it could also open more doors too!

      Thanks for your lovely reply Adrienne :)

  • http://writeclever.com Susan Neal

    Hi Reginald – this is certainly a hot topic at the moment, I think because it’s dawning on a lot of bloggers that it’s much harder to make money from their sites than they thought it was going to be.

    I’m not actively trying to make money from my site at the moment – I don’t want to fill it with banners and ads and I’m not prepared to advertise products I haven’t tried myself and can’t honestly recommend.

    I’m just focusing on building a community for the time being, and taking the long view. I may occasionally promote some affiliate sales, if products crop up I’m comfortable to promote, but my long-term plan is to publish some books on Kindle and try to make money that way. A lot of bloggers with writing expertise also make money from freelance writing, using their blogs as a showcase for their work – I haven’t tried it myself yet, but might at some stage.

    Thanks for an interesting post and video, Reginald :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Sue,

      I really think make money blogging will forever be a hot topic for many. I mean that’s probably why there are so many blogs out there. When it comes to make money through this blog, I am focusing 30% on making side income and balance 70% on traffic + authority. I believe that is what makes blogging fun but it is always great to see those extra earnings.

      My long term goal is to write eBooks and providing services like a consultant. Who knows … this might just work :)

      Have a great weekend ahead and thanks for your kind words.

  • http://www.convertwithcontent.com/blog Stephanie

    I really appreciate your honesty and the length of this blog. I also agree with you on how you can make money from a low traffic and high traffic site. I think it comes down to your niche. The more niche you are, the less traffic you can have and still make money.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Personally, I really think make money blogging does rely on luck a lot. I mean you don’t a physical product to sell and with some luck, you are able to make a sale. And yes, the type of niche is important too :)

      See you around and talk to you soon Stephanie. Have a wonderful day ;-)

  • http://www.bloggingmycareer.com Reaz

    As well really valuable and great content i see today. Currently I’m using Google AdSense for monetize my blog. When I reach too many traffic to my blog. I will start some affiliate marketing for sure. Thanks for your post, really appreciate. It’s help me a lot.

    Regards,
    Mohamamd Reaz

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Reaz,

      Thanks for dropping by. Google Adsense is very useful but again, making a few cents a day doesn’t make the cut. Until date, it is really hate to make decent earning on Google Adsense on blogging niche.

      Good luck to you and thanks for commenting.

  • http://www.sitagabriel.com Sita Gabriel

    I had a problem in the past, I had lots of traffic and I didn’t earn that much. Now I understand the problem and fixed it. It was nice reading your article Reginald.

    Have a great weekend!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Sita,

      Thanks for dropping by. Glad you find this article useful :) Wish you all the best in your career mate.

      Have a great weekend too!

  • http://viralwriter.com Gilbert Samuel

    Hey mate,
    You mentioned it all, to me there are just two common ways of making money onlie which are; advertising and affiliate marketing. Which I just started couple of weeks back.
    Offering Service is that common you know? But it’s a method new bloggers (without experience) are rushing into just because they want to make bucks online.

    Of course, a blog without traffic is trying to make as much as $0 per month :). I’ll definitely go into offering services but not yet. I’ve been promoted from a young blogger to a preblogger and I’ll kickstart is without hesitation when I become a problogger. Hmm! Can’t wait :D

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Gilbert,

      I see many bloggers trying to provide service for a price. And most of the time, the cost is way to high. However, if you can ‘plug’ your expertise and focus on that, you can really make a decent income from it. Of course, not much but at least enough to pay for a few premium plugins :)

      We are all in the learning process and you can go into providing service or affiliate marketing as long as you know your readers are looking for such service.

      Thanks for commenting mate.

  • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen Woodham

    I think I may be one of those odd exceptions that started blogging for the sheer fun of it, but with 60 million blogs out there, it can be a tough challenge to be seen. I’ve now been blogging for 5 years and although my blogging hasn’t made me mega-rich it has helped with covering a lot of bills and some lovely treats.

    Google Adsense used to be very good with me, but lately with a lot of the updates going on from Google, it has took a downward slump, but it still covers the hosting for my blog and lets me have some spare change in my pocket.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Karen,

      When it comes to Google Adsense, it has always great to my secondary sites but not on my main site. However, I heard there’s a chance in policy (soon) and this is going to make all the chance. Things are getting tougher too :)

      However, those small earnings are absolutely great since (like what you said) I use them to pay for hosting and premium plugins :)

      Thanks for commenting.

  • Mayank

    Lots of important things to learn from the above mentioned points. I agree with you on the point that one needs to have a game plan to be successful. First, it is about getting traffic, then it is about optimizing your resources to get the maximum output.
    Thanks and keep sharing.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Mayank,

      When it comes to monetizing a website or blog, the only way is to make sure you have a good plan. Make money is possible as long as you have the right mindset too :)

      Thanks for commenting.

  • http://www.work-from-home-concepts.com Corina Ramos

    Hi Reginald.

    This is a great post my friend. I’m actually there with traffic but I need to monetize it. I get a about 1,400 visits a day. Yes I’m making some sales but no where near the others.

    It’s not like I’m in a hurry to get there but when I look at my stats compared to others it’s a little frustrating. I start wondering what the heck am I not doing.

    The good news is I’m not giving up anytime soon. :) Thanks for sharing these tips. I’m doing these things so I guess I just have to keep at it.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Corina,

      I am really jealous that you had 1,400 traffic. Grr! I wish to have like yours. Oh well, guess I got to be patience right?

      I look at my stats (150+) and compared to yours? Can I please … kill you? ;-)

      Most importantly, it is the fun of being a blogger and of course, the adrenaline rush when it comes to checking your account balance.

      I use my earnings to pay for my hosting and plugins. Hehe!

  • sherman smith

    Hey Reginald,

    Target marketing! I tried to explain this to a friend of mine, but I kept pressing on about getting a lot of traffic to make money. As we know, that’s not always true. You can have a lot of traffic and not make one dime, although it’s still possible to make some money.

    I key is gearing what you have to an already interested audience. When you can find those people and direct your blog towards then, then that’s where the magic happens!

    I have made money from my blog. i use an autoresponder and send a broadcast to my list twice a week and made some sales, but like you I’m no where near the bloggers you mentioned. Besides that, I also use Google adsense. I just started it a couple of months ago, and although it’s slow, I can see the growth potential. Especially from optimizing my blog.

    Thanks for sharing Reginald!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Sherman,

      Thanks for commenting. Traffic is good and it is not deniable that it could affect earnings. At times, we have big time bloggers who claim not able to monetize even with high level of traffic and there you go.

      I like the part about the interested audience. That is good stuff mate.

      I use autoresponder too but not much on sales with that. I does more sales on my organic traffic than referral traffic for some weird reasons. Haha. You might not be there with those bloggers but I am no where near you! :) Monetizing is getting tougher nowadays and I love to do more testing on that (guess is do-able) once I hit enough traffic.

      Have a great day ahead and talk to you soon.

  • Gaurav

    sir does affiliate marketing have any bright future or not means in future is there is bright scope in affiliate marketing or not

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Gauvrav,

      Affiliate marketing always have a bright future. However, it doesn’t mean that it is easy. It takes lots of time and patience (research too) to learn how things works.

      Hope this answers your question.

  • http://coreblogtips.com Muhammad Saleem

    Hi Reginald,
    I agree with you. I love affiliate marketing because there is no restrictions such in PPC networks but you can start with PPC and then grow your self and learn affiliate marketing which is my favorite.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Saleem,

      Thanks for dropping by. Affiliate marketing is great but like what I say, it could dry you pretty bad especially when it counts on luck.

      Nonetheless, it is never too late to try and give it a short.

      Have a great week mate.

  • http://makemoney8onlinejobs.com Shorya

    Hi Reginald,

    Reginald i agree with you that making a living out of your blog and blogging is very much possible . I can say this because i am a full time blogger and making a decent money from my various sites.

    There are alot of people come by thinking that blogging is the fastest and the easiest job they can do to make money , this is not true.
    For blogging one should have determination , hardwork consistency , uptodate etc..

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey mate.

      Glad you are making some money from blogging. I wish I could be like a full time blogger like you :D

      Blogging is never easy and the belief to earn lots of money through it is crazy. Hard work and consistency will pay off after you blog for several years or months at least.

      Thanks for commenting and have a great week ahead.

  • Jeevan Jacob John

    Hey Reginald,

    Great guide you have got here :D

    I never made money from affiliate marketing or any other source. Most of the money I have made through blogging, I made them through guest posting (and as of other sources as such affiliate, I tried, but I never tried enough).

    Frankly I am glad that I didn’t make any money; I learned a lot of lessons from those experiences. Lessons I could certainly use when I launch my new blog :)

    I have already planned out my strategy; planning to diversify my sources – start with niche sites, affiliate marketing, then to Kindle Books (Steve has amazing resources on the topic) and finally start offering writing services.

    From there on, I can expand to other sources – such as Plugin development or iPhone app development :D

    Hopefully, everything will work out the way I have planned :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Jeevan,

      For me, I always thought I could make lots of money through Adsense and I was putting all my eggs in one basket. Big mistake!

      Nowadays, I tend to focus on affiliate marketing while enjoying some small income from Adsense. At least, I am focusing on several earning platforms which could be a great assistance in terms of building a passive income.

      I am still planning on my ‘advancement’ as I don’t want to make myself too ‘thin’ … if you get what I mean.

      Hopefully, I find more time and able to earn more money while enjoying my passion :D

      Thanks for commenting mate.

  • http://wassupblog.com Sire

    I’ve been blogging for some years now and I’ve tried a lot of different methods for generating an income. Anything from doing paid posts to promoting affiliates. While I was making up to $400 a week doing paid posts I found it very tedious and so now only take on ops that are interesting and pay well.

    At the moment I’m building a couple of niche sites that I’m sure in time will prove to be quite profitable. Last month one made me $200. Doesn’t sound like much but it is slowly growing and because I am building a customer base it will continue to grow with time will become a good source of steady income.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Sire,

      $200 is a great start indeed. I am not doing many niche sites yet as I am spending more time on this site. Basically, working very well and loving it. I am making between $100 to $300 per month from affiliate marketing and I strongly believe those are just luck.

      If time permits, I might go into niche sites or even provide some services. Oh well, when the time comes then.

      Thanks for dropping by mate.

  • http://kabenlah.com Emmanuel

    Hi Reggie,
    I’m back here again! You’ve really shared lots of lovely insights with respect to making money with blogging.

    I for instance see the issue with montizing a blog as a more or less like an experiment. Because what works for me, will maybe not work for you!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Emmanuel,

      Welcome back mate! So happy you find this useful :)

      What you said is very true. Monetization takes a lot of time and different techniques. So it is always try an error part.

      Have a great weekend mate.

  • http://www.unhingedreviews.com Damion Gibson

    Nice post, Chan. Money is definitely a subject that everyone can agree on, I mean , who doesn’t want it right..lol? But the interesting thing about making money online is that it’s not hard at all to do, now how much money one makes, well that’s up to the individual. With all of us being knowledgeable of the internet for the most part, we are aware of the easiest and sometimes slowest methods of making money online through things like paid emails, surveys, clixsense etc, but it seems most don’t like a sure thing. Most want to build a site and make tons of cash..overnight..lol Now, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to building a site or a blog, one needs to develop an appreciation for the art of the whole process. Taking an idea from imagination to reality and then sharing it with others is a reward in itself. Of course, if money is made throughout the course of the journey, it just makes the process that much sweeter. Good luck to you and all your readers, I hope that everyone acheives their dreams, Cheers

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Damion,

      Thanks for dropping by. Indeed you are right. It is not that hard to make money online but again, it is not that easy either. It all depends on your planning and strategy :)

      Find a few that really pays and focus on that. You should be just fine then ;-)

      Appreciate your kind words and the time taken to reply this mate.

  • saras

    hey is this true that with a high traffic you can earn low amount of money?
    sometimes this can happen but generally it is like an exception.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Saras,

      Obviously that is true. Well, you may have high traffic but have you really think how many people actually clicks on the ads etc? It is all about monetizing and you need to have the right skill and plans.

      p/s Just a quick advise. Do check on your writings before commenting. Please use capital and full stops to make reading easier and less spammy :)

  • http://www.kulerthemes.com/ Stephan

    Very nice article.
    I’m so regret that i don’t know this sooner. I think almost of bloggers nowadays want to make money from what’re they blogging.
    We are talking about real money here so that we have plan for everything. We have to know clearly about how we can do it. have plan for it, organization and knowledge.
    I think you just provided a valuable information not only for newbie but also for people who feel tired on this competition.
    Thanks for your sharing.

    Stephan

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Stephan,

      Thank you for dropping by! Making money online through blogging is possible but it takes time and effort. At times, we just can’t force that to happen and it always need lots of patience. Usually, people only start making money after a year or so blogging. So, if you are patience enough, you could actually make money!

      Good luck!

      • Ali

        hmm… never heard that it takes up to 1 yr to make money, but hv been wondering if this happens and u just confirmed this to me. so did it take u upto a year?

        • http://www.ReginaldChan.net/ Reginald Chan Xin Yon

          Hi Ali,

          Oh yes. For me, making money means making over $100 or $500 a month. That’s making money.

          Making cents daily? Not even close.

          At the end of the day, either you make it or you don’t. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.aliensmoney.com Qasim

    Hi My friend,

    I do agree with you that there is a lot and many ways to make money online from your blog, It’s all about how you plan to make money from your blog and if you making big effort in testing the many ways to monetize your blog and how to maximize it just like you did with your hire me page. This what differentiate a blogger that is going to succeed and a blogger who is going to fail.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Qasim,

      Thanks for commenting. When it comes to make money blogging, it always depends on what skill you have.

      Leverage it is the most important. Knowing what you do best could earn you a lot of money :)

      Have a great day mate!

  • http://avgjoegeek.net/ avgjoegeek

    Great article Reg. I think you missed one important thing though. If you aren’t trying to help people with your content first? You have already failed.

    Its difficult but worrying about making money should be the very last thing to worry about! Focus on your blog, your visitors, your content, and then slowly introduce services or products.

    And for AdSense to really work. You do need a ton of traffic! But it has to be highly targeted as you mentioned. If you only have 100 visitors? You might get one click. That’s usually around 10 cents.

    Stay focused on your visitors and the money will start rolling in.

    • http://www.ReginaldChan.net/ Reginald Chan Xin Yon

      Hi mate,

      Thanks for the kind reminder. Yes, help others is a great point.

      About Adsense, I can’t agree more. Will you be making nice money with just 100 or 200 traffic? Nope. Not even close (however much different for niche blogs).

      All in all, yes you nailed it big time. Bribe your visitors with things they are looking for and you’ll see the money flowing in.

      Excellent comment!

  • Ali

    Hi Reginald
    so this d second time im reading this article, this time i was able to learn solving real world problems makes you earn online, what a great tip i should have know for a long time.

    please do inform me of tips i didnt see too

  • http://www.ReginaldChan.net/ Reginald Chan Xin Yon

    Ali,

    The biggest concern is building traffic. You wouldn’t make more than $1 a day with less than 1,000 traffic with Adsense (literally if you have general blog ~different case for niche blog).

    Build good traffic, create tons of relationship with readers and make them come back for more.

    Then you know that you are on the right track of making money through your blog. You won’t go far without any traffic.

    Always remember that.