A huge amount of aspiring bloggers are emerging every day to give wings to their online dream by reading the much hyped and over the top income reports of A list bloggers. In order to make them come to terms with the stark reality, here are the top 3 blogging myths and the actual facts along with them :
Myth #1: Blogging brings easy money
Let’s face it. Blogging is not easy; it requires an incredible amount of hard work, patience, persistence and regularity. Whoever told you the opposite was merely making a fool out of you (or rather himself!). Dont ever believe anyone who tries to undermine the power of hard work. All successful bloggers today wouldn’t have been successful if they had not put in the effort and had merely waited for some magic to happen. The much hyped income of top bloggers such as John Chow, Darren Rowse Top bloggers such as Darren Rowse, John Chow, Amit Agrawal have been able to
Myth #2: Adsense is the only way of earning money from a blog
While it is true that adsense is the chief source of income for most bloggers, the reality is that there are a heck lot of methods of making money from a blog. Just take a look at some of the top earning bloggers. Do all of them use adsense ? The answer is that infact very few of them use adsense as their mode of monetization. They believe adsense units make your blog look spammy, so they mostly prefer to sell their ad space directly, which obviously proves quite fruitful and leads to more income than adsense. Other monetization methods you could look at include CPM ads, Affiliate marketing, In-text ads such as Infolinks & Kontera, Text Link Ads, Sponsored Reviews etc.
Myth #3: More traffic = More money
Mostly all bloggers look for ways to increase traffic to their blog, thinking that more trafic would lead to more revenue from their blogs. The fact is that it is not the amount of visitors that matter, but the personal connection with your visitors is what matters the most. If your readers trust you and believe in what you say/recommend, they will naturally follow your suggestions and you could use this to earn huge affiliate commissions.
Suppose you have 100 visitors per day coming to your blog and 2% of them convert (buy the product you recommend), you could end up making $50-$100 everyday. And let’s compare this to someone whose blog gets 1000 visitors a day but only uses adsense to monetize his blog. He would earn a far less amount, often in the range of $5-$10. Notice the huge difference ? I know many bloggers whose blogs have far less traffic than mine yet make 3-4 times more income than me. So you get the point, right ?
Share your views on what you think are the other blogging myths according to you and I’ll try to cover them in my next post.