The Reasons Your Blog Isn't Making Any Money

Last updated: Jun 21, 2023

The video discusses the reasons why some bloggers are not making money from their blogs and provides a step-by-step process to diagnose and solve the problem, including the importance of publishing enough content, building topical authority, and matching content with specific search queries.

The video discusses the reasons why some bloggers are not making any money from their blogs. The first problem is that bloggers underestimate the amount of content needed to succeed and make money. The second problem is that bloggers may have written enough content but are not getting enough traffic, which could be due to search analysis mistakes or not building topical authority. The third problem is that the content created may not match specific search queries, which can be addressed by checking Google Analytics and ensuring that articles address search queries and provide answers early on in the article. The video provides a step-by-step process to diagnose and address these problems.

  • Many bloggers are not earning any or very little money from their blogs.
  • Three main problems: not enough content, not enough traffic, content does not match specific search queries.
  • Monetization opportunities: display ads, selling own products, affiliate marketing.
  • Affiliate marketing: linking to products, Amazon and Walmart have easy-to-join affiliate programs, use all four strategies to improve earnings.
  • Low ad earnings may be due to not displaying enough ads, not setting them up properly, or not having a valuable audience.
  • Improving content and targeting a more valuable audience can help increase earnings.
  • Monetizing your blog requires taking advantage of available opportunities and improving your strategy.

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Introduction

  • Many bloggers are not earning any or very little money from their blogs.
  • There are three main problems that lead to this outcome.
  • The video provides a step-by-step process to diagnose and solve the problem.
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Problem 1: Not Enough Content

  • Underestimating the amount of content needed to succeed.
  • The more content published, the more traffic and monetization potential.
  • At least 30 blog posts needed to start attracting real traffic.
  • Need a strategy for the kind of content to create.
  • Focus on content in the beginning to attract traffic and monetize it.
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Problem 2: Not Enough Traffic

  • Written enough content but not getting much traffic (less than 10,000 page views per month).
  • Search analysis is not on point.
  • Search analysis is the process for identifying searches that can be addressed with content on the website.
  • Key mistakes with search analysis include not doing it and not building topical authority.
  • Building topical authority involves covering specific aspects of the niche with enough depth to establish authority.
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Problem 3: Content Does Not Match Specific Search Queries

  • Content may not match specific search queries.
  • Every article should have at least one search query it is intended to answer and rank for.
  • Check Google Analytics to see which blog posts are not getting much traffic.
  • Read the headline and think about the intended search query.
  • Open the article and see if the search query is addressed within the first 500 words.
  • If not, the content probably does not match the search query in the search engine's eyes.
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Monetization Opportunities

  • Display ads can be a good source of income for bloggers with over 10,000 page views per month.
  • Not having ads on your website may not be a good idea unless you have a specific reason for it.
  • Selling your own products is a good reason not to put display ads on your website.
  • Directing people towards your products in your content is a good way to monetize your blog.
  • Affiliate marketing is another way to monetize your blog.
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Affiliate Marketing

  • Linking to products you want to recommend, whether you can be an affiliate for them or not, is a good way to start affiliate marketing.
  • Amazon and Walmart have affiliate programs that are easy to join.
  • Once you're accepted, it's easier to add an affiliate link to your content.
  • If you're earning less than $5 per thousand page views from affiliate marketing, you need to improve your strategy.
  • Using all four affiliate marketing strategies can help you improve your earnings.
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Low Ad Earnings

  • Earnings of less than $10-12 per thousand page views from ads may indicate a problem.
  • Low ad earnings may be due to not displaying enough ads or not setting them up properly.
  • The audience your content attracts may not be valuable to advertisers.
  • Most ad platforms prefer an audience with at least 50% of traffic from the US.
  • Improving your content and targeting a more valuable audience can help increase ad earnings.
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Conclusion

  • Monetizing your blog requires taking advantage of available opportunities.
  • Affiliate marketing and display ads are two common ways to monetize your blog.
  • Low earnings from affiliate marketing or ads may indicate a problem with your strategy or audience.
  • Improving your strategy and targeting a more valuable audience can help increase your earnings.
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Reasons for Low Blog Income

  • If your website attracts traffic from outside the US and Western Europe, you may not earn much money from ads.
  • US audience is more valuable to advertisers as they spend more money.
  • If your audience is very young, advertisers may not pay as much for that demographic.
  • Look at the demographics of your audience and the content you're creating to attract a US-based audience.
  • Focus on improving these things before having success with information products.
  • Consider creating an information product to earn multiples of what you're currently earning.

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