I see a lot of bloggers giving the tip “Traffic now, monetize later” then telling that it’s more important to concentrate on getting traffic and building readership first BEFORE you monetize your blog.
I don’t agree.
Now here’s the 3 reasons why you SHOULD monetize your blog before even launching it:
Yes it is important to get traffic and build a good relationship to your readers…
But why not do it while monetizing your blog?
It only takes several minutes to setup some simple monetization for a blog – or if you’re like me who can’t figure out HTML, it’s going to take a couple of hours but after that it’s good to go :-)
Why you shouldn’t monetize your blog now
There’s a downside though.
Monetizing your blog can make you a bit statsaholic and make you check your Affiliate account/Adsense account from time to time. While you see cents everyday, it drives your focus of generating good content for your blog away.
But the way I see it, it’s a matter of discipline. Time will come, you’ll have to monetize your blog. So why not start disciplining your self to stop checking your accounts and prioritize tasks?
P.S. Thru some stroke of luck, I finally got an HD cam. HOOORAAH :-)
P.S.S. Please excuse the video, it’s weird. I tried this “Youtube style” video editing where they cut stall moments so it looks like you’re continually talking.