The thing which drives every writer mad.
You could write a blog post about making money blogging and make a dollar, but write a nearly similar article later on, and don’t make a dime. It’s frustrating, and not at all what you set out to do, as you want to be living a life of writing. You blog was supposed to be easy- it was supposed to be fun. Money, yes money, was supposed to come easy.
The problem is you have to figure out the 1-9 with only 3 or 4 numbers in the entire puzzle.
Take for example a writer who for many years focused on places, writing sites outside of their blogs. For example, many years ago so called gurus- not professional bloggers- suggested using e-zine articles as a place to put links. How times have changed, and for the last two years, it is not advisable to keep an article on e-zine articles, which are now looked upon as “spam.” If you have any articles there, it can drag down your overall brand and view by writers.
More importantly, Google, the search engine, sees them as bad, and will not like your blog as much when there are links from sites such as these. If you plan to do what so many other writers do which is found in the book How To Make Money Blogging you need to fix your ‘small’ problems.
I had one e-zine article up linking to Living a Life of Writing. Now in the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t seem like much, it is one link after all. It shouldn’t harm the blog, nor would it harm making money.
Not so fast. The moment I deleted it, and any other articles I could find on such types of sites, the more traffic and money seemed to have come back to the blog. My brand suffered because I didn’t take a money issue seriously.
It’s not easy. Not every writer wants to earn money online, and not every person who blogs wants to create something beyond a certain point.
Most people do make some money writing. Most of the time, it’s not about making a living writing, but rather it is about being passionate. At some point when it comes to the ‘money issue’ you’ll have to make a choice, is it going to go professional or are you simply just going to enjoy the ride you are on?