6 Most Important Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Earning Money

6 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Earning MoneyThe main reason your blog isn’t making money is low traffic. But, blog traffic isn’t everything, my friends.

You can make big bucks even if you only have a few hundred readers a day, depending on where your ads are and what they look like. And, how bold you are as a blogger!

“If you decide to generate income from your blog, then don’t be shy about it,” says Steve Pavlina, self-help guru and blogger. “If you’re going to put up ads, then really put up ads. Don’t just stick a puny little ad square in a remote corner somewhere.”





Despite being a personal development guru who motivates millions of people every year, Pavlina isn’t all optimism and positivity! He says 99% of people who try to generate serious income from their blogs will fail.






This may be because there are no barriers to blogging – anyone can start a blog within a few minutes. The lowest, least respectable bloggers steal other bloggers’ content. Actually earning money from your blog requires time, perseverance, consistency, and a healthy dose of “web savvy.”

If your blog isn’t making a cent, take 75 Ways to Make Money Blogging for a spin.

One of the most important blogging tips I know is to stay in touch with Google’s blog, videos, and webmaster program. When I first started making money, I read tons of tips from other bloggers…and ignored Google. But, Google shares a goldmine of good, solid information! Stay connected with Google, my friends.

This article has been updated, and re-published as 6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money. Please, have a look!

Or, read The Top 10 Things I Learned by Writing My” Make Money Blogging” eBook.



6 Responses

  1. Laur A. Bundberg says:

    That´s true, blog monetization is the whole science. Even big traffic does not matter if other pieces are not put together.

    Actually it does not matter too much, if you use WP or Blogger, if content and ads are relevant, you can make money with both.

  2. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    Yes, Tekkaus, I think WordPress is better than Blogspot. Even Matt Cutts recommends WordPress over Blogger — and he’s a Google guy! (Google owns Blogspot).

    Migrating from Blogspot may be easier than you think. I did it, and am much happier with WordPress.

    And if you know your blog isn’t earning money because you’re not on WordPress yet, then it’s time to take the bull by the horns… 🙂

  3. tekkaus says:

    I think the main reason my blog is not earning is because I am not using wordpress yet. :/ Wanted to migrate from blogspot to wordpress but I am still hesitating…

  4. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    Thanks for your comment, Lynette – and for the feedback on the ads on my blogs! Muchly appreciated, amigo.

    I, too, wish someone else would take care of the money-making aspect of my blogs! It’s so time-consuming, to track what works and what doesn’t work, test different ad placements and sizes, and keep trying to find the right ads. That’s a full-time job in itself.

  5. Thanks for these insights.

    The ads I see on your site ate just right. Colorful, attractive, and the right size.

    I wish someone would just take care of choosing and placing ads on my site. Just posting on my blog and keeping up with my coaching clients, my own writing, everything else takes about every ounce of mental energy I have. 🙂

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