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Why Your Blog is Not Generating Any Income (money)

Posted on the 16 January 2013 by Babanature @proudlyonenaija

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The easiest but yet difficult way of making money online is through blogging. Blogging have made our day to day life easier because you can just write about yourself, interest or what you feel like and you’ll still get paid for doing so.

There are lots and lots of ways in which you can start making money with your blog/ website. Out of many some few popular ways to make money off your blog are; through advertisement, email marketing, rendering your service and many more… blogging can be served as means of livelihood “if you perform your duty right” But to be real with you, it is only the patience that can make money through blogging.


It is impossible to make money with your blog in your first month of creating it (true fact), so with this case, I’d like to ask you just this question; how much have you made since you started blogging? Don’t worry you do not need to answer the question! But know this; if you’re blogging and have not been making anything out of it then you are doing something wrong. Now the main question of all questions is; what are you doing wrong? Today we are going to find out why you’re not making money with your blog.


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Today we are going to go deep, deep undercover to unveil those secrets that we need to know to kick start our blog to become the super money base blog.

What are the main reasons bloggers don’t make money off of their blog?

→ No traffic

→ Not reaching the right readers/ people/ customers

→ No strategy/ No Plan

→ No Affiliate marketing sense

→ The art of never giving up

Ohhh, I have revealed the secrets why your blog is not making money so what are you going to do about it? If you have been searching for answers then I guess those 6 stated above would be part of the answer you’d find, but I wouldn’t just state without giving you reasons and elaborating more on it then try finding solution to the problems, or should I? Let’s just go straight to the problems at hand and let’s look if we’ll come up with a solution together.

No Traffic

Let me go straight to the point here, you can never make money with your blog/ website if people are not visiting it. The only way you can think of getting dough off your blog, is when you start getting people (traffic) to come and interact with your blog. So in that manner I’d like to put the word “blog traffic” to my own definition.

Traffic is the amount of readers coming to your blog and traffic is the only source that can make your blog popular. Like I’ll always say; Traffic is the life source of any blog. Without traffic, your blog does as good as not exist, I’m I right or I’m I right?

Many bloggers have thought us different ways of getting traffic to our blog, now it is left to you and your skills to brush it up and learn how to utilize the resources you’ve gathered to make it a success for you.


Since traffic is the first step of making money with your blog, the below posts might get you the traffic you need if you follow them religiously -


How to Get 1,000 Visitors in 30 Days from Scratch

24 Ways to Grow Your Blog and Kick the Inertia Out of It

Not reaching the right readers/ people/ customers:

Now we have started driving the right amount of traffic to our blog, since we have good content and we update our blog post frequently, there is no problem of converting those casual readers to our faithful and loyal readers, right?

But first let me ask you this simple question; are the readers interested in your niche (field) blog? This is also that “one” question you should be asking yourself.

Advice: When getting your traffic, always try to get it from a related niche (field) blog.


Making your readers, visitor a loyal and full member is very easy as long as you have the right content and you update regularly.

No strategy/ No Plan

You create a nice blog and everything is going smoothly as per great articles, quick updates, contributors and the traffic is regular but still you are not generating any income. The only reason you are not getting any dough from your blog is because you have not set a plan and you have not build a strategy (yet). Any man who doesn’t have a plan is as good as not existing, right?

Tips & Advice

Your plans and the way you strategize solely depends on you, but let me share this with you. Try to find what your readers truly like, go deep into their minds and explore and after that, blast them with something they’ll never expect. How’s that for a tip?

No affiliate marketing sense

Because professional bloggers tells you that affiliate marketing can pay good money to your pocket and you jump into it without learning the ropes. Are you selling products to your subscribers and none are showing interest? Some of the main reason is you’re not having enough subscribers, your content just isn’t it,  you are not getting the right audience for your blog, you rushed into it without learning the ropes, the high and the lows of affiliate marketing.


Go to your niche (field) blog, forums and get loyalist that are interested in what you’re doing. Hey don’t just start yet! Make sure you have a good traffic, a reputable ranking and most of all enough subscribers so that when you start you’ll see the result. Always remember this words “Your blog is your business don’t play with it”

√ The art of never giving up

Blogging is not meant for lazy, none patient and none strategic person, Blogging is meant for the strong, patient, never giving up people. Because you start blogging for just two months and you’re expecting a miracle to take place? A miracle might just take place, who knows!

→ Extra Tip on how to make money through adsense


Let me give you a top secret of increasing your adsense from 0 to 1200 per month. If you’re using like “adsense” to monetize your blog it would be a wise choice showing the recommended adverts for people coming through search engines and get a different ad (not too much) for traffic coming from direct source. With this trick you can surely increase your adsense earnings. More tips on how to increase your adsense earning on my next post so stay tune guys.

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