Blogging is Hard Work
So you’ve decided to start a blog. Some start for personal interest and some start because they want have hopes of monetizing their blog.
If you want your blog to make money, it has to get traffic and lots of it. The belief that in the old motto “if you build it, they will come.” is simply not true and many are disappointed to find it out the hard way.
The truth is that there is no shortcut to getting traffic. Getting good traffic that is stable and consistent requires a lot of hard work.
In order to get traffic, you need to be found when people do searches using their search engines (in most cases Google). In order to be found by Google, you have to have good amounts of quality backlinks. Backlinks are links on other websites that links to your website.
Now getting good backlinks is no easy matter. It requires you to write quality content so that people are naturally (or organically) linking to you. And it requires a lots of content to increase that chance a someone will find one of your content relevant to what you are talking about.
Marisa Wright’s article on Hubpages “Making Money Online – The Reality” says …
“making money online is hard work, and in the early days, it’s likely to require even longer hours than you currently work in your regular job.”
Another “hubber” on HubPages wrote the article “How To Build A Website That Makes $100+ Per Month“, in which he concludes …
“If you haven’t figured it out by now, making money online takes a lot of work. It is very possible and you can definitely do it – you just need to make that commitment to do what it takes. There are no free lunches and there are no easy ways out. “