Not Making Money With Your Blog?
If your blog doesn’t make money, chances are I can take a five minute look at it and tell you why.
I have been blogging and making money doing it for a long time and about 95% of bloggers are NOT doing these things!
Reason #1 Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money
Because You are too broad!
You haven’t narrowed down your niche or targeted your audience.
Let’s say you are writing a post on peace of mind for example…
Peace of mind for who? Peace of mind in what? A crisis? A divorce? A death?
Just a general blog post on how to get peace of mind is like shooting an arrow at nothing.
Not to mention the keyword in itself is too broad.
What the heck is your blog about? Is your whole blog about well-being and peace? If not, chances are you have a snowballs chance in hell of ranking with that post.
Sorry, not sorry. I want to help you, not patronize your feelings.
If you are writing about every topic under the sun that relates to a mom, chances are you’re too broad.
Moms are not a target audience because it’s too broad. You need to go more specialty than that!
Lifestyle blogs are too broad – whose lifestyle are we talking about anyway?
Stop thinking you’re blog is a Walmart and start targeting the special interests of people instead.
Once you have a target audience, you’ll see that making money is a lot easier because you’re not off chasing everyone in every direction to make a sale.
You’re blog needs to make sense as a whole! This is important for SEO and for converting sales!
You can’t make a lot of sales if you’re aren’t aiming at the target! Step back and ask yourself, are you targeting anyone on your blog? Are you targeting anyone in your blog post? Targeting is the #1 place people are missing it when starting a blog!
Reason #2 Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money
Because Your Product Choices Suck!
You’re choosing products that don’t work with your blog post.
Perhaps, this is a good time for my crockpot analogy? If you have a slow cooker recipe and you’re offering your readers slow cookers as product suggestions, that’s not going to convert very well. Most likely, they have a slow cooker already if they are on your recipe!
You’ve got to think outside the box!
There are better ways to convert sales and its by offering your readers something they wouldn’t have thought about themselves!
Reason #3 Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money
Because You Aren’t Consistent!
I had a lady email me a couple months ago and tell me she didn’t understand why her blog wasn’t making money.
She had done everything I said and still nothing.
So, naturally, I took a look at her blog.
She had 10 posts on it. Really?
She had done what I said 10 times. That isn’t enough.
To have a successful money making blog, you have to rinse and repeat over and over again.
To make money blogging you have to be consistent and committed.
It’s not a get rich overnight thing no matter what anyone says.
Consistency is key! You have to keep going and going and going. It’s a journey, not a destination.
Ask any blogger making money, they are not just sitting around with ten blog posts!
Reason #4 Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money
Because You’re Not Using the Right Keywords!
Are people even searching for what you’re offering?
Are you in a niche that makes money? OR Are you in a niche that is very competitive?
Do you even know?
This is why KEYWORDS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO A BLOGGER! If you’re not using any keywords, you’re just pissing in the wind.
I used to be in a very competitive dating niche and I made a pretty penny in it too until I sold that site in 2012.
Even though it was an competitive niche, I was able to break into that niche by targeting the problems and offering them the product as the solution!
Rather than focus on what the product did, I focused on what problems my target audience had.
By doing this, I was able to break into a competitive market and thrive in it!
I wouldn’t have been able to do any of that though, without knowing the keywords people were searching for when they had a problem!
I Do Care That You’re Not Making Money With Your Blog!
Look, I’m not picking on anyone here, my heart is too help you, but you have to be honest with yourself.. is your blog lacking a targeted audience? Have you considered your product choices? Are you being consistent with your blog or are you just throwing up a blog post here and there? Are you using the right keywords?
I mean there’s got to be something holding you back, if you honestly don’t know, let me look at it.