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Why You Should Play The Long Game With Blog Monetization


It’s amazing to think how far blogs have come in the span of about two or three decades. It wasn’t that long ago that people were just creating blogs to post random thoughts about their life. While lots of people still do that, focused and niche blogging has become a legitimate way to build an income and earn a living. 

That said, good things come to those who wait. It can be tempting to try to monetize your blog as soon as you start it, but that usually won’t net you much of a profit. More importantly, you have to be patient when it comes to building blog income because it really does take time. However, the payoff is well worth the wait. So, in today’s post, we are going to discuss why you should play the long game with blog monetization!

You Have Bills To Pay Now

Many bloggers think they will start a blog (or multiple blogs) and start collecting a check within the first few weeks. Sadly, this is almost never how it works. It almost always takes a few months to even start seeing a couple of dollars roll in and years to see any kind of substantial income. For this reason, you need to play the long game by building your blog on the side while you use another source of income to actually pay the bills. For example, you can’t expect to pay for a hip replacement when you’re just making a few dollars a week from blogging. However, if you do need an effective and affordable alternative to hip replacement, you may want to contact the experts at ThriveMD.

Blog Data Takes Months (Or Years) To Analyze

Blog income is directly linked to your traffic, user engagement, and monetization methods. All of these factors take time to analyze. So, trying to make a quick buck from a blog simply doesn’t make sense. It would be like studying human history by only looking at the last 10 years of human existence! There’s just not enough data to reach any useful conclusions. As a result, you should continue working on your blog and analyzing the data along the way. Don’t expect to find the perfect monetization recipe within the first few days. Give it time and wait to see what works and, just as importantly, what doesn’t work.

Consistent Blogging Builds Brand Awareness & Authority

Small blogs do not typically build a lot of income. This is often because new bloggers see that it takes a lot of time and effort to make even a small amount of money and they give up before they’ve really gotten started. However, if you can work through the early stages and stick with it, you can actually build a brand that is known by hundreds of thousands of people and is treated as an authority in your niche by Google and consumers alike. In doing so, you are far more likely to increase your blogging income through ads, sales, courses, affiliate programs, or whatever kind of monetization options you choose.

Did you enjoy our guide on why you should play the long game with blog monetization? If so, be sure to check out some of our other posts on Hellbound Bloggers today!


Ram Kumar blogs at DeviceBowl. He is a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering. Addicted to Blogging and Coding.

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