Blog is not making money yet how can I stay motivated to blog?

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asked Sep 10, 2018 in Blogging by Jaredodia (210 points)
Blog is not making money yet how can I stay motivated to blog?

I have been blogging for 2 years now and I've been posting a new blog post 4 times per week and have gotten some search traffic from Google and other search engines but so far I haven't gotten a single click on my Adsense ads even though I'm getting some ad impressions.

How many ad impressions or visitors do I need to make money blogging through Adsense?

My blog is getting 30,000 unique monthly visitors but not making any money?

How much traffic do I need to make money with my blog?

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answered Sep 10, 2018 by Jodie (35,100 points)
Staying motivated with your blog is very hard especially if you're only blogging for money.

When I started my blog I wanted to make money from it and was disappointed after blogging for 2 years pounding on the keyboard typing all that content in my spare time and still barely getting any visitors from Google or other search engines.

I signed up for Adsense 6 months after starting the blog and was earning nothing at all once I put the Adsense code on my blog.

I thought by just putting that Adsense code on my blog and with the little traffic I had the blog would make me at least some money.

But no it sure didn't.

After a year of blogging my traffic picked up a little and I started earning $5.00 per month through Adsense.

At that rate it would take me forever to get to the payout on Adsense which is $100.00

I was about ready to give up. But I read some other blogs that stated it took them years to make a living blogging and to keep working at it.

I'm glad I continued with my blog because now I earn $1,000.00 per month after blogging for 7 years and writing on topics that get searched more.

Blogging seems like an easy way to make a living but in reality it's not. It takes years of hard work to really start earning a living blogging.

I use google ads keyword planner to research keywords that get a high monthly search volume which bring in lots of targeted traffic to my blog.

So if you want to make money and eventually quit your 9 to 5 job then I say keep on blogging and eventually overtime you can earn a good living from it even while you sleep.

It just takes a lot of hard work in the very beginning but after some years you can sit back and collect your money from the ads.

Don't get me wrong there is still some work writing blog posts and updating and maintaining your blog over those years but it doesn't take as much work to keep your blog going after the initial years of hard work typing on the keyboard pounding out those words for the great content for your blog.

I'm still getting search traffic and earning money from blog posts I wrote 6 to 7 years ago.

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