More than 90 per cent of bloggers will answer no to the above question, Making money online has never been more difficult. All of the methods we used a few years ago have become incredibly ineffective, leaving bloggers scrambling for new method how to make money online. And one hard fact is that a lot of bloggers have stopped blogging completely because they have NEVER made any money from their online hustling.
You don’t make money online right? And you still want to blog?
Hear this; you can make loads of money from your blog if you can only keep digging until you find out what works for you… A lot of seasoned bloggers you hear their names now, are all once like you, the only difference between you and them is that they never gave up. So don’t- there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Read the 5 reasons why bloggers can’t make money online, find were you are failing and try to improve.
1. Your Web design is terrific terrible!
Content is king, so we are made to believe, but that is not all true… One thing that plays a huge role and that is your website design! If you ever find yourself on a website that is poorly design, will you bother to read the content? Chances is are, you will not read the content and may even assume that the site is a scam.
Content is king, but if your site is not well designed, your content will not worth anything.
To start with, make your text easy to read, and people will read it. It’s really really simple.
2. No Navigation on your Website
After web design, comes navigation, it is a part of website design, but it falls under its own category. A blog/website consists of multiple of pages that link together and not a single page. And that is why it is called a ‘web’.
A lot of bloggers make their navigation very difficult and sometimes impossible. When visitors don’t know how to navigate on your site, how in the world are they going to become regular readers or customers? That is why adsense refused some application if the website has no navigation.
WordPress know how useful this feature is, that is why they make adding it a breeze. Very simple, you just need to click a button or two and you have a nice navigation! Why not take advantage of it?
3. You created your website to rank in Google
Every one of us wants to rank our website on google and other search engine sites. If you ranked your website for a highly commercial search term, you were almost guaranteed sales, either from your affiliate links or from selling your own product. That’s when SEO really took off. But when the all-knowing Google realized all the money bloggers were making within its ecosystem, it decided it wanted a larger slice of that pie. In recent years (about 2004) they have made it much more difficult to rank for highly commercial search terms. If you however, find yourself in the top 3 of your targeted keyword, you are still going to get a slice of the cake, so to speak.
Now the problem with bloggers, who create their websites with the sole purpose of ranking on google, they don’t bother about their website design, navigation, content and don’t provide detailed information on their topic, you will always see website with little to no information jam-packed with ads. Those practices have been flagged by Google. A lot of bloggers who used these in the past have been penalized, and those who continue to use them will continue to get penalized.
While you might not rank as highly as before for your targeted keyword, it is highly recommended that you follow Google’s guidelines for high quality sites, acknowledge the fact that google brings a chunk load of traffic that results to sales.
*Must Read* When you are done creating your website, don’t wait for google to send the traffic to your website, read this post on how to get referral traffic to your website.
4. Make yourself visible
When people want to buy something from your website, they want to know the source. Big brands have a huge advantage here. They are instantly recognized, and so people trust them more naturally without bothering to dig further. But when you’re a blogger trying to sell products or even services on your website, you have to be forthcoming with people. Smile for the camera and be prepared to divulge lot of information about yourself. The more people get to know you, the more they will trust their money into your hands.
Here are some quick tips for better visibility:
- When you design your website, leave room for a headshot on the front page.
- Tell people who you are and not just what you do on your “About page”.
- Provide your email address. Contact forms just don’t do it.
- Social networks is playing a huge role now, therefore, link to all of your social profiles.
5. Make payment on your website super easy
Do you offer service on your blog? Then make payment to be easy with just a click away. Even if you have a niche blog promoting amazon products or any other affiliate links, make sure you have a clear link were visitors can easy access the product sales page.
If you are not making money with your blog, chances are you are failing at one of the points listed above. From experience, they’re the biggest reasons why people fail to make money online.
Do you have any more tips that you think is stopping bloggers from making from their blog? We would love to hear it!