The number of page views to make money from a blog varies tremendously.
In my experience, most sites earn about $1,000 for every 30,000 views. But that can be a bit optimistic for a beginner blogger.
There are sites that only earn a fraction of that.
But then there are sites that might do 10 x more (those are basically always run by experts that know what they’re doing).
The best-performing site I have earns about $1,000 for 10,000 visits. But that’s an affiliate site and I have years of experience in building those.
On the other hand, my first site only earned $2,000 for 200,000 visits and it took a year of full-time work to get to those numbers.
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Anyways, blogging is a real business.
It takes years of hard work before it MIGHT be lucrative. Remember, that’s by no means a guarantee.
To start racking up visitors to your blog, you need to strategically write content on topics that have monetary value and that solve problems.
BTW; I teach you how to do this on my course 🙂
This takes a ton of time to pull off. Basically, you need to use Google to come up with topics that people are searching for.
The key thing to build a strong blog is to establish your blog as an authority in your niche.
Your blog cannot just have a blog post or two about a topic. But it needs to cover the topic entirely.
For example, if you have a blog about running, you need to have hundreds of running-related blog posts to have any chance of getting that #1 spot on Google.
More importantly, the content needs to solve a problem and leave no stone unturned.
If your competitor’s blog posts are good, your post needs to be better. Typically, you should write blog posts that are thousands of words in length.
For example, one of my best-performing pieces is 15,000 words in length.
Of course, that’s not an ideal length for a post, but with the topic I had, that was the only way to make it rank high—to write it super long and detailed.
What Affects the Earnings of a Blog?
There are blogs that earn $1 per 1,000 visitors and then there are those that earn $300 per 1,000 visitors.
The earnings depend on so many things.
Here are some factors:
#1 Audience Demographics
Advertisers and sponsors are more likely to pay a premium if your blog attracts a specific target audience with high purchasing power or a niche interest.
Understanding your audience’s demographics, such as age, location, and income level, will help you tailor your content and monetization strategies to appeal to them.
If your blog traffic is not mainly from the US, you will earn little.
For example, my coding blog’s Indian traffic is only worth $2 per 1,000 visitors. On the other hand, the US traffic for the exact same articles is worth $30 per 1,000 visitors.
Ad Placement and Types
Speaking of ad revenue, ads are a common (although not ideal) way to monetize a blog.
The placement, size, and type of ads you display on your blog can have a significant impact on your earnings.
Usually, though, you end up choosing an ad network that populates your site with ads without you having to worry about the placements.
In other words, the placements are very close to optimal without your input.
Another really common way for blogs to make money is affiliate marketing.
By promoting the right types of products, you can earn very nice (and somewhat passive) income from affiliate marketing.
The commission rates, conversion rates, and lifetime value of referred customers will all influence your earnings from affiliate partnerships.
In my experience, it’s basically exactly as easy to make a $1 commission as it is to get $10.
Here are the earnings of one of my decently performing affiliate posts.
Collaborating with brands to create sponsored content is another lucrative revenue stream for bloggers.
However, you need to be really careful with sponsored content.
Your blog’s niche and audience size will determine the rates you can charge for sponsored posts and the frequency of such opportunities.
Reach out to companies in your niche and ask for collaborations. That’s the way to build relationships and make extra income from your site.
Diversification of Income Streams
Relying solely on ad revenue or a single income stream can be risky.
It’s essential to diversify your monetization methods to include a mix of advertising, affiliate marketing, sponsored content, product sales, and other income-generating opportunities.
Also, after a couple of years of blogging, you might have a couple of sites to even further diversify the risk.
For example, for me, it’s the 3rd year and I already have 5 sites. 🙂
Of course, at first, all you need to do is get visits to your blog. Only focus on building the audience on your main blog.
Once you get about 10,000 monthly visitors start with affiliate marketing or ads, and then expand it from there.
Content Quality and Consistency
High-quality, valuable, and engaging content will keep readers coming back and attract new visitors, which in turn boosts your earning potential.
Consistently publishing fresh content also helps maintain your blog’s search engine rankings and social media presence.
Also, ads-wise, the longer your post, the more ads it can serve and the more it can earn. That’s not a one-to-one relationship, though.
If you have a post with 500 words, you won’t be able to 10x its earnings by making it 5,000 words. But it has some small impact, for sure. 🙂
And that’s it for today.
The earnings of a blog vary. There are tens of factors that can have a significant impact on your blog.
If you have a blog in an ok niche with all traffic coming from third-world countries like India, and you only show ads on your site, it might require 1,000,000 visitors before you make $1,000 from your blog.
On the other hand, if you have a lucrative niche and most of your traffic is from the US, and you do affiliate marketing and own info products, you might earn that $1,000 with under $10,000 visitors.
So there’s a huge difference. I highly recommend checking my free blogging masterclass after this. It’s so easy to start blogging the wrong way and earn absolutely nothing from your site.