7 Reasons You Won’t Make Money Blogging

by Obaidul Haque on August 1, 2011

"Find out why you can't make money blogging even when you know 101 ways of making money online."

Exactly, blogging is not a code that you can create (or copy from somewhere else) and paste it to make things work. Instead, it’s continued communication and interaction with the target audience.

There are more than 100 million blogs on the internet. But do they all make money? Of course, not! The big question is – Why not?

Even if you know 101 ways to make money from a blog, you will easily miss the mark if you don’t know what you are doing wrong at the core.

If you want the blog moneymaking tips to work in your favor, you really need to know the reasons (read mistakes) which will throw water on your efforts. Let’s have a look at the seven reasons you won’t make money blogging.

#1. Your Blog is Not a ‘Great Product
When you start a blog, it’s just a blog. What you should try to achieve is make your blog a product. Making money with your blog will be possible only when you have transformed your blog into a great product.

Your blog becomes a great product when it compels people to visit everyday and benefit from what you share. When people are desperate to read your next blog post, your blog has become an interesting product. As soon as your blog turns into a product, you can start earning money.

#2. Ads Don’t Match the Blog Content
One of the biggest reasons you wouldn’t make money blogging is because the ads don’t complement the content on your blog. The ads on your blog will receive maximum clicks only when it solves the problem of your target audience.

Blog ads can prove to be effective when they add value to the content, are interesting and relevant. If you want to make money from running ads on your blog, you should always focus on selecting the right kind of ads.

#3. Your Blog Doesn’t Solve Problems
People have a hectic, boring and problem-packed life. They are eagerly waiting for a super-hero who could put an end to their day-to-day problems. If your blog is not helping people solve their basic problems, who would want to visit your blog. Don’t expect to earn any money, if you aren’t providing solutions to people’s (your target audience’s) troubles.

#4. You Don’t Identify the Target Audience
Bloggers can provide value-added content only when they know who their target audience is. If you are unaware of where your target market is located, how can you ever expect to solve their problems?

You’ll be able to become a great problem-solver only when you identify the issues that your target market is facing. Therefore, don’t expect to monetize your blog if you are unaware who you are going to serve.

#5. Money is All That’s on Your Mind
You can make money only in return of a favor that you do to people. If your aim is to help people, money will follow. On the other hand, if you start focusing on money right from the beginning, you are preparing to fail.

Ask this – ‘How am I going to make a positive impact on people’s lives?’ In order to make money from blogging, bloggers should need to become people-centric first. Direct all your energies towards making people’s life better. And the rest will follow itself!

#6. You Don’t Use Keyword Research Tools
In order to monetize your blog, it is crucial to use keyword tools. Most importantly, you should be able to decide which keyword tools will effectively solve your problem.

If you want to earn money from your blog and generate high revenue, you should conduct quality research to target the most appropriate keywords. Google itself offers multiple free keyword tools that you can use in your research.

#7. You Don’t Have a Promotion Strategy
Even if you offer great content, people may not visit your blog. People don’t visit because they can’t find you. Think about the amount of energy that you put in while writing a quality blog post. If you are lacking an effective promotion strategy, you won’t make money through your blog.

So, stop relying on the quality of the content. Devote adequate time to the promotion of content if you are really serious about monetizing your blog. Great content deserves great promotion too.

Please feel free to share your views in the comment section below.

This post was written by...

– who has written 252 posts on Hello Bloggerz.

Obaidul is a professional SEO, freelance writer, guest blogger and online marketer. Owner of HelloBloggerz.com, he works with a wide range of clients from all across the globe and helps them expand the online reach of their businesses. Music is like oxygen to him. He can be reached via Google+ or Twitter.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle Tukachinsky August 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

Great post…. it was very helpful and informative. You truly hit on all areas of importance..!


Anonymous August 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

Hey, Michelle. Glad that you found the article informative and liked it. Thanks for commenting.


Topmakemoneyideas August 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

Make money anyone can earn through blogging


Ashish Patel August 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm

very helpful and informative post. thanks for sharing mate :)


Ashish Patel August 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

and I like your idea of turning a blog into a product. :)


Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Really glad that you liked the point…


Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Welcome to HelloBloggerz, Ashish. I hope these ideas work for just anyone who is truly serious about making money blogging.

Keep visiting..


Sunganani August 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

#5 is a great block for most bloggers. These days I focus on giving value to the readers and the result is that I am building a “tribe” which I can give offers to at a later stage.

Thanks for reinforcing the things I have discovered over the past few years


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