I don’t know if punching a rabbi in the mouth means I am going to hell but it was the fastest way to make sure he stopped bothering my little sister.
Can’t say if there is a statute of limitations on these things or if this requires more than the average confession to remove the red from my ledger either. Fortunately I am confident that more than a few of you will stick around to read the rest of this post.
That is because there is significant interest in learning how to make more money from blogging and I used the hook of punching the rabbi in the mouth to draw you in.
Boring Blogs Built Upon Boring Topics
There is a low barrier to entry in this field so anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to start blogging can sign up for a free account on WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr or any of the other free platforms out there.
Add the idea that Blogging is a simple way to make easy money and you can see why we have witnessed another Internet gold rush in which people have rushed to try and claim their stake.
It is also a big part of why the blogosphere is cluttered with a ridiculous number of boring blogs that are built upon boring topics. The reason many bloggers go for the low hanging fruit is because it is easy to write about how to make easy money while working in your pajamas.
Some of them try to dress it up by using terms like passive income streams but very few of them will tell you about how passive is the exact opposite of what really happens.
The bloggers that are making money from blogging either worked their butts off or they got lucky. There really isn’t too much in between.
Many people haven’t figured it out so they are churning out the same content as a million other people with the hope that they will magically find the formula for success.
Most won’t get there, but we’ll save that for a different day.
Blogging About Blogging Drives Traffic
Blogging about blogging drives traffic. Click through the archives and you will find multiple posts about blogging.
- Your “Captcha” Is Killing Your Comments
- Writer’s Block Is A Myth- Lord Wilner’s Castle
- Are You Out Of The Loop About Google Plus Communities?
- The Art Of Commenting
- Does Your Blog Need A Mission Statement?
Those posts generated multiple email exchanges, comments and consistently drive traffic to the blog because bloggers love to read and talk about blogging.
If you are interested in using blogging to make a buck the next question should be how much money did I make from or because of those posts.
Heck, if you are like me that would have been one of the first questions I would ask of a blogger who writes a post or posts about how to make more money from blogging.
How Much Have I Made?
The answer to that question is none of your business. It is enough to pay some bills but not enough for me to be relaxing on the beach in the picture, but I am ok with that.
If you are really interested in making money as a blogger I can provide you with some answers, suggestion and guidance.
Blogging Business Models
There are multiple models that include being paid per post, advertising revenue shares, an hourly rate or a salary.
Since compensation packages are not uniform you can’t take what I share here as being gospel and need to spend time evaluating any opportunity you are presented with.
But just to give you some food for thought here are things to think about:
- How long does it take to write a post? If you are being paid a set amount per post it should be easy to figure out how much you are earning per hour. You might be surprised at what that number is.
- Revenue sharing can be tricky. If you don’t have access to analytics you don’t know how much traffic the site receives or what sort of conversions are being generated from the ads running there.
- Sponsorships or salaries can be very nice because the numbers are easily understood and it becomes far less complicated to figure out whether you are working for less than minimum wage.
What about you? Do you have any experience here that you would like to share? Put it in the comments and let’s talk about it.