So you started blogging and you have dreams of instant riches, do you?
Not so fast.
Nobody–and I mean NOBODY–is going to take you or your blog seriously if you start beating your readers over the head right away with offers, ads, and sales pitches. Give it a rest.
The #1 rule of blogging is to chill. I know–that’s not very educational.
At the very beginning of your blogging endeavor, devise a monetization plan. After all, you’re probably not blogging for your health. There has to be a payoff, right? But put in your plan that you won’t even try to monetize your blog until you have at least 20 quality posts published.
That’s all there is to it. Get some traffic. Get some likes, +1’s, shares, comments. Get some blog subscribers. THEN, execute your monetization strategies. In short, get people hooked on your content so they keep coming back…then monetize.
In a nutshell, then, monetize your blog only after you’ve published at least 20 quality posts.
I know it may seem difficult to have that much patience. I mean, in order to get any meaningful traffic and blog engagement, you may have to wait, oh, I dunno, 30 days or so…is that too much to ask?
If it is, then you may not be a blogger — you may be an internet marketer instead! Here’s a video that may interest you:
Creating 20 blog posts shouldn’t be difficult. You started out with at least 5 keyword phrases you wanted to rank for, right? Now, go write 4 articles per keyword phrase.
Alternatively, you can “mix & match” writing your own unique content with curating other people’s content (don’t plagiarize!). You can also hire a ghost writer to write some or all of the posts. Finally, you can rewrite some PLR you probably have laying around the digital dirt inside your PC.