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    • alice_kate
    • By alice_kate 13th Oct 16, 10:15 AM
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    Blogging
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    • 13th Oct 16, 10:15 AM
    Blogging 13th Oct 16 at 10:15 AM
    Hi all!

    Thought this was the right place to post this .

    Does anyone else have a blog? Is it something you do for fun or do you make a little money from it?

    I've recently started a blog on home/lifestyle and linked it to my Adsense but to be honest I think it'll remain a hobby instead of a money earner yesterday I made 8p! I didn't get many views compared to normal though as I didn't publish a new post! Although with my regular views I'd imagine if going by % it'd still only be about 20p! Oh well, it's a good job I enjoy it

    Alice
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    • McDizzle
    • By McDizzle 9th Sep 17, 12:57 PM
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    McDizzle
    Blogging Help Please
    Hi everyone,

    I'm in the process of starting up a blog. I have little experience with website hosting and was looking for some thoughts on the sites people choose to host their blog's and the reasons why so I can weigh them up based on the thoughts of people who are using them directly.

    I am going to try and post at least once per week and I would like to try and make some money from it in the long term. I know a little bit about banner ads / google adsense so any help on how to prepare my blog so that if it is good enough to make money it can do would be useful too.

    Thank you all in advance.
    • mickeymouse303
    • By mickeymouse303 11th Sep 17, 10:03 AM
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    I've used 123-reg and it's affordable and manageable. No complaints so far.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 11th Sep 17, 3:41 PM
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    mikep22
    Hi everyone,

    I'm in the process of starting up a blog. I have little experience with website hosting and was looking for some thoughts on the sites people choose to host their blog's and the reasons why so I can weigh them up based on the thoughts of people who are using them directly.

    I am going to try and post at least once per week and I would like to try and make some money from it in the long term. I know a little bit about banner ads / google adsense so any help on how to prepare my blog so that if it is good enough to make money it can do would be useful too.

    Thank you all in advance.
    Originally posted by McDizzle
    You will need to post more regularly then that I would imagine. I have a blog (which I could advertise better) - and I have around 100 people viewing each one. I dont make any money (its not really for that purpose). In order to get people coming back the content really needs to be daily IMHO.

    As for hosts. I use 1 and 1. No complaints and some wordpress themes which are easy to implement.
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    • lika_86
    • By lika_86 11th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
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    lika_86
    People don't tend to make a lot of money through banners, mostly it's affiliate links or sponsored posts.
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 11th Sep 17, 3:59 PM
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    tonycottee
    You will need to post more regularly then that I would imagine. I have a blog (which I could advertise better) - and I have around 100 people viewing each one. I dont make any money (its not really for that purpose). In order to get people coming back the content really needs to be daily IMHO.

    As for hosts. I use 1 and 1. No complaints and some wordpress themes which are easy to implement.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    I disagree. Yes, you need to update it fairly regularly. However, if you post every day for the sake of it, you could end up posting rubbish which will drive people away.
    The main focus should be on posting quality and not quantity.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 11th Sep 17, 4:04 PM
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    mikep22
    I disagree. Yes, you need to update it fairly regularly. However, if you post every day for the sake of it, you could end up posting rubbish which will drive people away.
    The main focus should be on posting quality and not quantity.
    Originally posted by tonycottee
    Of course, but posting once a week is not going to get the job done.

    Those people who do well post regularly and of a good standard.
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    • cs1986
    • By cs1986 13th Sep 17, 2:57 PM
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    cs1986
    I started my blog on Monday night with Siteground using Wordpress. Not really done anything to it yet, going to put some hours into it this weekend and get it live and my blogging journey can begin. Focussing on Travel and Men's lifestyle.
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    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 17th Sep 17, 10:18 PM
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    Ilona
    Of course, but posting once a week is not going to get the job done.

    Those people who do well post regularly and of a good standard.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    Mike is right. Once a week is not enough, that's only 52 posts a year. Readers don't come back weekly, they want to check in daily to see what you're up to.

    If you are blogging for money you need to look on it as a job and allocate a certain amount of time to it daily. You need to back it up by posting on other social media sites, and videos on youtube.

    I have written 3190 posts since I started nine years ago. I post almost every day, and get 6000 page views a day. That's the sort of numbers you should be aiming for, and mine is just a hobby, I don't make anything from it.

    Just writing a few posts and then sitting back to see what happens isn't going to work. It needs effort and discipline.

    Ilona
    My home is full of second hand furniture that other people have thrown out. I wear other people's clothes bought from car boot sales and charity shops. I eat out of date (yellow sticker) food. And I will jump in a skip if there is anything in there that I can rescue. I love my brilliant life on a pension.
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 18th Sep 17, 1:30 PM
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    tonycottee
    Mike is right. Once a week is not enough, that's only 52 posts a year. Readers don't come back weekly, they want to check in daily to see what you're up to.

    If you are blogging for money you need to look on it as a job and allocate a certain amount of time to it daily. You need to back it up by posting on other social media sites, and videos on youtube.

    I have written 3190 posts since I started nine years ago. I post almost every day, and get 6000 page views a day. That's the sort of numbers you should be aiming for, and mine is just a hobby, I don't make anything from it.

    Just writing a few posts and then sitting back to see what happens isn't going to work. It needs effort and discipline.

    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona
    But that depends on your blog. I know of a financial blogger that posts 1-2 times a week and easily makes six figures.

    If I wanted to make money from blogging, I would prefer 10 people visit my blog daily and for me to make 100 from them, compared to 1000 daily and not making any money.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 18th Sep 17, 5:05 PM
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    Ilona
    But that depends on your blog. I know of a financial blogger that posts 1-2 times a week and easily makes six figures.

    If I wanted to make money from blogging, I would prefer 10 people visit my blog daily and for me to make 100 from them, compared to 1000 daily and not making any money.
    Originally posted by tonycottee
    Who is this financial blogger then? What is their background, what are their qualifications, how long have they been blogging??? If it is so easy to make shed loads of money while putting very little effort into it, why isn't everyone doing it?

    People who are reading these forums are not generally financial wizards, if they were they wouldn't be here. Wouldn't everyone like to get rich by doing very little for it?

    It's ridiculous saying ten people will visit a blog and spend 10 each. If only ten people went into a shop possibly all of them would walk out again without buying anything. How many people browse ebay and buy, probably a very tiny minority.

    Ilona
    My home is full of second hand furniture that other people have thrown out. I wear other people's clothes bought from car boot sales and charity shops. I eat out of date (yellow sticker) food. And I will jump in a skip if there is anything in there that I can rescue. I love my brilliant life on a pension.
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 18th Sep 17, 6:11 PM
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    tonycottee
    Who is this financial blogger then? What is their background, what are their qualifications, how long have they been blogging??? If it is so easy to make shed loads of money while putting very little effort into it, why isn't everyone doing it?

    People who are reading these forums are not generally financial wizards, if they were they wouldn't be here. Wouldn't everyone like to get rich by doing very little for it?

    It's ridiculous saying ten people will visit a blog and spend 10 each. If only ten people went into a shop possibly all of them would walk out again without buying anything. How many people browse ebay and buy, probably a very tiny minority.

    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona
    I didn't say she didn't put much effort in. In fact, she put loads in. Mainly social media, SEO, gaining backlinks and meeting with companies. It takes a lot of effort to earn that amount. It's generally the effort you don't see that makes the money. If she spent her time putting a post up every day, she wouldn't make anywhere near as much.

    The 10 figure was just an example. I could have said 1000 people visit and 10 spend 10. The result is the same. One blog makes money and the other doesn't.

    It should be quality over quantity.
    Last edited by tonycottee; 18-09-2017 at 6:33 PM.
    • Emmaaar22
    • By Emmaaar22 26th Apr 18, 12:30 PM
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    Emmaaar22
    Blogging Income
    I know theirs so many of these threads but I am so stuck as what to do.

    So basically, I run my own style blog over on Tumblr..It`s very popular has just under 40,000 followers, a constant flow of visitors and hits and is updated regularly. We are also the first link on Google and we have social medias that are always active.

    Over the last few months I have begun to love what I do and I can`t see myself stepping away from it anytime soon, So I thought with all the right boxes ticked this would be a good move. I have tried to get the blog activated with Google Adsense but I have no chance as some of the rules I just can`t remove from my blog, infact it`s impossible for me not to do it. I`ve also tried Media.net and i`m waiting to see if I can get approved by them again. I have also tried contacting brands etc to see if they would be interested in sponsoring me but none got back to me, infact one got in contact with me but they gave me a invalid link to the payment system, I did contact them regarding this issue but they never got back to me .

    The problem i`m having is that I have a blog which I know I can make money from, But I can`t seem to find a way to make any income from it. I`ve tried a few ad paying sites but as I said it`s impossible for me to bend the rules for them. sponsors don`t respond. I know of Amazon affilates and when I was researching them I found Ebay Affilates, I have been using them but it`s going to take a while to see if it`s actually worked.

    Can anyone help a girl out? Desperately looking for a anwser
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    • Reue
    • By Reue 26th Apr 18, 1:10 PM
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    Reue
    Google adsense pays peanuts. The big money is in sponsored postings and affiliate sales.

    I'm not sure how you look for sponsored postings tbh, I've always had them contact me directly.

    Affilate sales should be eays enough to setup. Find a relevant product and search for their affilate scheme, most companies have them.
    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 27th Apr 18, 1:39 PM
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    scaredofdebt
    You could try an affiliate like Awin, they have a lot of advertisers some of which may be relevant to your blog:

    https://www.awin.com/us/publishers

    With that level of traffic you should make a few hundred a month depending on how engaged they are and if there are suitable affiliates etc.

    First on Google for what keywords?

    Good luck with it.
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    • Emmaaar22
    • By Emmaaar22 16th May 18, 1:45 PM
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    Emmaaar22
    Need a bit of advice. I started my Ebay affilates a month ago and I`m 100 percent positive I have made some sales through my links. Anyway, the daily bill has just come in, I use Ebay UK and i`ve noticed my months are a bit screwed up so March 2018 is before April 2018. I haven`t had the bill for this month come in, but instead i`ve noticed Ebay US has popped up with May 2018 underneath it.

    Also, If a item i`ve linked has been sold to someone who didn`t go through my link does that mean I don`t get the commission?
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    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 9th Jul 18, 3:35 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    I started blogging a couple of years ago, primarily as a hobby but in an ideal world I'd obviously be earning a little money from it too. I haven't really looked into ads until now so will be putting some time aside over the summer to learn a bit more about it. Although from reading earlier posts, I realise I'm not posting nearly enough to gain a steady viewership.

    My blog is a bit niche (documenting street art and graffiti in Belfast, and sometimes further afield) so I find that I don't often have enough to post about, as while there is a great art scene over here, it would be nothing in the same realm of bigger cities like Manchester or London.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading some tips and advice on here
    • DebtFreePlanning
    • By DebtFreePlanning 10th Jul 18, 9:56 AM
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    DebtFreePlanning
    I started blogging a couple of years ago, primarily as a hobby but in an ideal world I'd obviously be earning a little money from it too. I haven't really looked into ads until now so will be putting some time aside over the summer to learn a bit more about it. Although from reading earlier posts, I realise I'm not posting nearly enough to gain a steady viewership.

    My blog is a bit niche (documenting street art and graffiti in Belfast, and sometimes further afield) so I find that I don't often have enough to post about, as while there is a great art scene over here, it would be nothing in the same realm of bigger cities like Manchester or London.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading some tips and advice on here
    Originally posted by FaceHeelTurn



    Hi,


    Can I please ask which host network you are using? I have been looking into setting up my own Blog over the past few weeks but feel that finding the right host is a bit of a minefield so I am slightly confused.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 10th Jul 18, 10:39 AM
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    mikep22
    Hi,


    Can I please ask which host network you are using? I have been looking into setting up my own Blog over the past few weeks but feel that finding the right host is a bit of a minefield so I am slightly confused.
    Originally posted by DebtFreePlanning
    Not sure I would describe it as a minefield. Most are relatively cheap and your outlay will be minimal compared to even a weekly shop.

    I used 1 and 1, though my website is currently offline (I will put it back up in due course, but I want to re-evaluate how I work, as I have youtube and udemy courses and want to link them all together)
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    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 10th Jul 18, 12:59 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Hi,


    Can I please ask which host network you are using? I have been looking into setting up my own Blog over the past few weeks but feel that finding the right host is a bit of a minefield so I am slightly confused.
    Originally posted by DebtFreePlanning
    I'm just using Wordpress but am thinking of migrating to Black Knight over the summer. I've found Wordpress.com a bit restrictive and would like to be able to use something more versatile. It does take a lot of research, which I wish I had done before just jumping in with Wordpress.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 10th Jul 18, 7:29 PM
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    Ilona
    I started blogging a couple of years ago, primarily as a hobby but in an ideal world I'd obviously be earning a little money from it too. I haven't really looked into ads until now so will be putting some time aside over the summer to learn a bit more about it. Although from reading earlier posts, I realise I'm not posting nearly enough to gain a steady viewership.

    My blog is a bit niche (documenting street art and graffiti in Belfast, and sometimes further afield) so I find that I don't often have enough to post about, as while there is a great art scene over here, it would be nothing in the same realm of bigger cities like Manchester or London.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading some tips and advice on here
    Originally posted by FaceHeelTurn

    You need to post more. First put your blog address in your profile. Then widen your horizons, look further afield. There is some fantastic street art appearing in Hull at the moment, ever since they found a Banksy. Do your research for ideas for articles. Google street art in wherever. Have a look at this.
    http://browsemagazine.co.uk/art-bankside-gallery-hull-hulls-street-art-quarter/
    Be careful of copyright and plagiarism though. Can you travel to places and take your own photographs.

    Ilona
    My home is full of second hand furniture that other people have thrown out. I wear other people's clothes bought from car boot sales and charity shops. I eat out of date (yellow sticker) food. And I will jump in a skip if there is anything in there that I can rescue. I love my brilliant life on a pension.
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