I was asked by a relative a few questions on blogging for money. They linked to a blog post that really hyped it up in a sneaky way. It was funny because the title was something along the lines on how to make money while blogging, but in reality it was a side tracked marketing message to get you to buy their blog hosting.
On one hand it was kind of genius. Because the way it was written it really didn’t give out any useful information but made you feel like hey I know the first step, it’s to start a blog! And this hosting is great for starting blogs!
The problem is there isn’t much money to be made from blogging, at least for the average person. The people making all the money are good at writing posts like the above one where you are left with this need of a product you never heard of before.
The product could be the best product in the world, but if you don’t know how to get people to go buy it, or you’re not even trying to get people to buy products, where’s the money coming from?
It did make me wonder about Adsense though. It’s been years since I’ve had Adsense on my blog, and I did used to make some money with it. So I might try it again. I don’t think this relative was thinking they would make six figures or anything, but more of a hey I like to write maybe I could make some money while doing it type of question.
So if you see Adsense on the blog coming up.. I’ll let you guys know how it goes. To me ads like that are helpful if done right.