Why It is IMPOSSIBLE to Make Big Money From Your First Blog

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23 Responses

  1. Raplus says:

    This is a great post Shahzad. Few days back I also wrote a post about how to make money blogging, but this is more quality than it. Very interesting post bro.

    • Shahzad says:

      Hi Bro,
      Really happy to see you here! I have been watching your blog seriously for some days. You’ve been doing great job on BloggingandWb.com

      Thanks for your appreciation. Will be doing more great work here. :)
      Thanks again for your comment…

  2. Hey Shahzad, Great post. Yes I was a bit discouraged in the beginning. But after reading the whole post, I have realized some important points. You discussed the whole thing very nicely. Cheers

    • Shahzad says:

      Hey, Istiak.
      I am also encouraged with your comments :) Great to see you here. Happy to know that you liked the post.
      Happy Blogging in the year ahead.

  3. Ehsan Ullah says:

    Great post Shahzad, Obviously you can’t make big money from your first blog, neither from second or 3rd If you don’t spent time on learning instead of just focusing on money. Thanks for giving some of the great examples big names on the blogosphere.

    I’ve said tons of times before that It takes a lot of time to be able to make money from your blog. If you have a blog in blogging or marketing niche than Adsense isn’t the right way to monetize your blog because It will take months or even years to get your first payout, so for those niche affiliate marketing is the best way to make money.

    Enjoyed reading it Shahzad. Keep rocking.

    • Shahzad says:

      Oh Ehsan!

      “you can’t make big money from your first blog, neither from second or 3rd If you don’t spend time on learning instead of just focusing on money.”

      These lines are written in golden words!! Kudos for your great comment :)

      Adsense is not a right way for internet marketing niche blog. Because the readers (who are bloggers) know these are just ads. But still there are some bloggers like Daniel Scocco using it on their blog. Darren also use adsense site targeting ads on Problogger. On problogger you can see TextLinkAds banner there on sidebar.

      So I would rather prefer to test out every monetization model on our blog and I am now testing adsense units on this blog. If it work, that’s nice else I’ll get rid of adsense.
      I am also testing affiliate marketing “deals” model as I said on the blog.

      Thanks again for your great comment

  4. Ferb says:

    Love this post Shahzad, It is possible to make big money when we do it in the right way and consistency is essential for making money online.

    Thanks – Ferb

  5. Karan says:

    Great post Shahzad, you nailed the fact that you can’t make money from Adsense. I’m a beginner blogger myself and my aim is just to earn enough to keep my website alive.

  6. I made money when i bought my first domain and then work on it and got some paid link offers :)

    • Shahzad says:

      Hey Syed,
      Nice to see you here. I also made money by selling paid links on my first blog. But overtime it adversely affected my Google rankings. I used to make max. of $200/month on some period.

      But what I found is I could not monetize it further because there were many limitations. First, I don’t love the niche of my first blog and there were many limitations like I have not implemented email newsletter on that blog.

      Thanks for your valuable comment

  7. Ever since I have started blogging, I have realized one thing that’s importantly needing consideration. Making Money from blogs isn’t easy until we become an established blogging. Establishing ourselves is the first step to blogging success and also MMO.

    • Shahzad says:

      Hey Harish,
      Welcome to WPBlogTips…
      Establishing ourselves is needed to make people trust on us so that people will more likely use our product or services and thereby making money is possible.

      Thanks for your valuable comment

  8. Robert says:

    thanks, I will link to this article. A couple of days ago I did a blog, 1 of 5 that I intend to do, on starting a blog. I linked out to a site that reviews what some of the top bloggers make.
    This is as you say the other side of the coin. I do say in my post that blogging for money is a long term plan. People need to post often and backlink lots.
    Thanks for you information and I will share it with my list and those few who find me so far. ; )
    My article is here.

  9. Yeremi Akpan says:

    Hi Shazhad,
    Very controversial title there! :)

    I am sure there are a number of bloggers who would want to protest and say, but I made money from my first blog.

    That said, most of the concerns you raised here are valid. I make almost nothing from all the methods listed here, despite the fact that I receive a boat load of traffic daily.

    Where I get the goods is from using my blog as a platform to leverage my freelance writing service. Without that angle, I would be a dead duck…

    • Shahzad says:

      Hey Yeremi,
      I also made some money from my first blog, about $200/month. But it all was by selling backlinks and publishing sponsored posts.

      So you found you have nice future in providing freelance writing services. So you created a special blog providing writing tips… am I right???

  10. Manual Joseph says:

    Nice Post Shahzad… Thanks for this awesome work, hope to see more from here

    ~ Manual

  11. Robert says:

    One blogger who is making $100’s a day from adsense admitted that it was from several sites and 70,000 pages. So blog daily and work on traffic seems to be the way?

  12. you have share such a nice post bro bookmarked blog..

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