Ok, Just a continuation on the “How to make Money with your Blog??? post series.
All you need is Love (Traffic)
When I started this blog, I have the same problem like what you have, there were no love, I mean traffic! Traffic is like everything to bloggers. If you don’t have traffic you’re unknown. This is the primary food of a blog, traffic. You won’t earn a single penny without traffic.
You should also note that with this game, the rich really gets richer because when you have truckloads of traffic, some of those invite more people giving you tons of pageviews!
The big questions is:
How can I get loads of traffic?!
1. SEO – Search Engine Optimization is the best way of getting traffic to your blog, Why? Targeted, All I can say is: because it’s targeted. Search Results from famous search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN are often targeted results so if you’re selling a product or if you have contextual ads on your site, you would often get much conversion. (That’s a lot of greens for you! )
2. The Web 2.0 way – For now, this is a good way of building traffic to your site. By using social bookmarking sites like digg, del.icio.us, reddit, etc… You can drive loads of traffic to your blog in just a few minutes!
There are also other ways if you want to drive MORE traffic to your blog. You can try StumbleUpon for example: StumbleUpon could give you up to 100-1000 unique visitors only by stumbling each of your blog posts! Would that be great for a start?!
3. Do it the old fashion way! – First buy a T-shirt with your url printed on it. Then dance across a mall with loads of people! (Proven to get you hundreds of unique visitors! )
Will ads on my site affect my traffic?
I know many bloggers who are afraid of this. Even me, when I started my blog.
So, what I did was, conduct a test. I tried putting ads on my blog for 5 days and removing it again. The result: No change! Yes, you betcha, it’s totally no change and no sudden drop on my traffic! My traffic is still increasing naturally (That’s more I like it!).
If you were on the internet for a quite long time and getting advantage on some blogs giving you free information, it would be practical to you if you let them earn some greens (Yeah Baby ). Of course those information was given to you with the spirit of giving, so you should also give them a hitback for that, by buying or participating on some of there ads.
Here’s a story of mine. When I was 12 (The time that my dad taught me about AdSense), I was in to AdSense blogging that time, making scraper sites (Evil Me! Hahaha) too bad it didn’t work because I didn’t know then that copied content will get you nowhere. Due to my selfishness, when I read a blog, I wouldn’t click any ads because I always thought that they would earn $$$ if I click it, selfish me!
After a few months… The time where I get bucks from my AdSense account. I have that joy in my heart every time someone clicks on my ads and I get some greens! That day I realized that clicking on someones ads is not that bad. It’s like sharing them the joy when you get your AdSense clicks.
But sometimes too many ads are annoying, which can hurt your visitors. Ads like interstitials and pop-ups are really annoying! You should also try to be on the shoes of your visitors. Ask yourself if this ad would be annoying if you put it. A friend to review it would be great!
I think that’s enough for the “How to Money with your Blog – part II??? Just check me back again for some fresh toast, I mean posts! Comments and suggestions are always welcome. See you next time!