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Discussion in 'General Business' started by donaldbathe, Apr 8, 2017.

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    what determines how profitable a blog will be in the long run???? what truly will have the final say if a blog even survives let alone much less make MONEY?????? can someone please tell me if blogging is even profitable to make a living or not? rsvp. thank you.
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    danasurvey Well-Known Member

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    The quality and amount of traffic and the number of conversions.
     
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    donaldbathe Greenhorn

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    number of conversions???????????? dont understand. rsvp.
     
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    danasurvey Well-Known Member

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    Lets say you put some type of advertisement on your site. A conversion might be when someone just clicks that ad and/or performs an additional action. Maybe they sign up for something, make a purchase, etc. It all depends on your niche and how you are monetizing your blog or site.
     
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    Anitasol Active Member

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    That depends on the "business" you're doing with your blog, because you can earn from traffic (via Google Adsense), selling affiliate products, or both. These are the things you can use to test how profitable your website will be in the future.

    Blogging could make you earn like you're working full-time, or it could just supplement your income. That depends on many factors: niche, traffic, authority, business, etc.
     
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    I think the key point is that how much revenue it makes monthly, as much as worthier :)
     
    daica85, Apr 15, 2017 IP
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    Some sites target different keywords, and ads pay different amounts for keywords. You can google high paying CPC if you want to see it. Where your traffic comes from also plays a big role. Simply any random blog, with any random traffic, is not necessarily going to make you money at all. The way the blog is setup, will influence your click through ratio (which is how many of your visitors click on ads). But this can take you time and effort to get it right. Some people target keywords that pay high, others target blogs in low competition keywords, where they hope they can easily rank well in the SERPS.

    As with anything, running a blog is profitable to some people, but not necessarily profitable for everyone. The easy money is gone, its all hard work. How much do you need to earn each month for you to consider it to be profitable??

    What makes a blog survive, is not necessarily profitability, but the owners stubbornness to let go of their investment combined with low running costs. You might see a blog that is online, you dont see the owners hard work, or their profit and loss... you just see a blog.

    Why not check out sites (blog) for sale.... that might answer some of your questions.
     
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    I think it depends on your knowledge and expertise of the topic that you're blogging about.

    It also depends on how good are you in marketing your blog through SEO and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
     
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    What the others have said about the quality and quantity of traffic (in terms of click throughs/conversion) is totally right. Advertising and affiliate marketing are typically a blog's main sources of income, and advertisers will look for blogs that attract highly engaged traffic. This will of course depend on the quality of your content and the keywords you target, but also on your niche. A fashion blog is always going to have a higher conversion potential than a politics blog, for example. Also, having a strong backlink profile (backlinks from authority sites, varied, few bad links) will help a lot - domains with a higher link authority will be more trusted by advertisers.
     
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    On porn you can earn good money :)
     
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    I've gotten a few jobs on Upwork for blogging. I think it's a great way to earn extra money, but not as a FT career. Best wishes.
     
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    Obviously, you can make money from blogging. Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular web trends to earn money online. If your blog gets popular then you can earn money by doing product reviews and sponsored guest posting.
     
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    It's a marathon, not a sprint. Find a topic you're passionate about. Post quality content on a consistent basis and share it on social media. Keep growing your subscriber list. The larger the list, the more valuable content, the better opportunity for profit.
     
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    Traffic will be the first factor in making profit, but after that quality will come into play. Traffic will come in first since people will be curious, but if there is little quality in the blog, that traffic will soon drop off. So the second one will show if a blog can be maintained in the long run, and that is quality. Of course the third factor is interest on the part of the blogger--if the blogger maintains his passion for it, then that blog might stay up for a long time. It's not a guarantee that it would be profitable though. Quality and passion then would be the key for making a profitable blog.
     
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    Choosing a right niche is very important to start your blogging journey. Content plays and important role to make a blog successful. You have to add quality content on regular basis. Creating backlinks and driving traffic is really a hard job for newbie bloggers. It is one of the challenges that the bloggers face.
     
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    How many times you have to play the lottery before getting paid? Same with blogs, keep trying :)
     
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    Blogging is a real income generator, but note that getting paid doesn't come easy. What's great about blogging is you can utilize multiple income streams and set up different blogs niches that have potential to gain a large number of following. Here are a few examples of those niches:
    1. Travel
    2. Technology
    3. Entertainment
    4. Health & Wellness
    5. DIY or Home Improvement
    Now, the keys to running a successful blog are:
    • Creating a catchy, easy to remember blog name for your site.
    • Creating quality content with backlinks and no dead links.
    • Connecting with other bloggers that are in the similar niche as yours.
    • Promoting your site on diff. social media platforms without sounding spammy.
    • Making use of affiliate marketing.
    Starting out, blogs require tons of hard work. It's always not easy when you start things from scratch.
     
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    of course it can be profitable, it's importat to hire professionals who wii create a competitive product, for ex. https://industrialax.com
     
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    It will depend on how much traffic your site gets and how long they stay on their for.

    There are some great places out there that can give stats on any website and if you had a high bounce rate they may not advertise.

    Sure getting traffic is great but getting them to stay on your site will be the key. The longer they stay on your site, the more money you can make.
     
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    Blogging is not about playing the lottery...

    Its simple why you may not be making it...

    1: Bad Site
    2: Bad Niche
    3: Bad content from cheap writers
    4: Your marketing sucks...

    I read a case study on an affiliate the other day...

    a: It took him almost a year to earn $500/mo
    b: He spent as much as $3k-4k to pull it off....
    c: apparently, he had the following:
    • good site
    • good niche
    • good content
    • good marketing

    Unless you have the next in-demand product or cure for the world, then
    you will have to go through the same long ass process as the person above....
    (niche/seo/marketing may vary greatly....)
     
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