When it comes to monetizing your blog it really is up to you.
Many bloggers feel that to stay true to their readers they should stay away from monetizing. But in reality, having a blog, successful blog it costs money.
Over time you’ll spend on your domain name, your hosting, your design, promoting and eventually your once hobby will become very expensive.
This is the time when bloggers start thinking about making money on their blog, and turning their hobby into a part-time or full-time job.
Is it really possible to make money with your blog? The answer is yes. But make no mistake, it will take work. A lot of work, and it will be, actually, a job. It’s not something that will happen fast or easy.
Things you need to know before starting to monetize your blog:
Your traffic comes first: It is very important to understand that you can’t have a successful online income if no one is coming to your blog. And there are some things you won’t qualify for until your blog is big enough. Meaning has a certain amount of content, readers, visitors, unique visitors, traffic. Work towards building a better blog, with more content that attracts more readers, build your brand, and with consistency you will build your traffic. Growing your blog will not happen over night, you will need to work on it, and it will take time.
Not every monetizing way will work for everyone: What works for some bloggers it will not for others. Some find success with ads, others with ad networks, while others are making it by writing paid posts. But it is true that there are many roads leading to success when it comes to monetizing. It is also true that you’re most likely to succeed in earning an income from blogging if you try several options, and get several things going for you. It is the combined effort that will provide a substantial income. Don’t just rely on one source, but rather combine several.
Make a reasonable plans before going into monetizing: Monetizing takes time and work. If you’re considering turning your blog into a living, you need to sit down and make a plan that will work for you, and one you will stick to. How much time are you willing and are able to invest? How long are you willing to stick with it without giving up? You also need to set realistic expectations. Don’t set yourself up for failure by starting with high expectations and then quickly burning out. Once you decide on those things, you’ll need to try a lot of things, and keep trying. You’ll try some new things, get rid of some old ones. You’ll find what works for you and what doesn’t work. It will be a process, but one eventually leading to success.
In the end it is all about how much work you put in, how you manage your blog and your time. And don’t forget, it will take time to achieve the dream of having a successful income over your blog. And it is possible.