The other day I posed the question of how you know whether or not someone is being genuine in their blog. That post received a good number of quality comments that really deserve a read-through (so get on it if you haven’t). I was blown away by the responses, and I loved that people were taking the time to give such insightful replies. You guys rock, plain and simple.
I think I was trying to make a point that was difficult for myself to even explain. One of the comments said, “Goodness if you make 1200 a month blogging please teach me how.”
Sure, but would you be willing to pay for those secrets? If I popped them all in an eBook and sold it for $19.95, would you buy it because you think that I’ll have the magic system to help you make money as well?
If I tell you that I make $1200 a month myself with these secrets, then you just might, hey?
Let’s take a step back and go over my supposed facts from the previous post.
Did you know that I make nearly $1200 a month from blogging? Did you know that my childhood dog’s middle name was “Bogey”? Or, that I took dance and tumbling classes from the age of 5 to 13?
My childhood dog’s full name was Chester Bogey Schoenman. How awesome of a name is that? I like to give my childhood self a big pat on the back for helping to come up with that one.
I took tap, jazz and tumbling classes from the age of 5 to 13 (or maybe it was 12). I remember really enjoying it for the longest time, but it became more awkward the older I got.
I do not make $1200 a month from blogging. Nope, not yet. I’ve had a couple of good months, but the truth is that I’m not there. It’s cool that some of you thought that I was! Hmm… did I just lose the possibility of selling you my eBook?
If you think about it, making good money from blogging is a ton of hard work. I had a discussion with someone the other night about the amount of traffic it would take to make money from one website – a lot! There’s also a business-sort-of-mind that has to be instigated. It’s not something I have yet grasped.
Let’s think about it some more. If you blogged solely for pay per post, and that pay was approximately $20 an article, it would take 60 articles a month to get that sort of money. That’s a heck of a lot of articles, and each of them would have to count. I can’t even think of enough ideas to get to that number (well, I think I’ll surpass that number this month with this post a day project, but that doesn’t pay).
There is the possibility of advertising more. I’ve had a few really good ad sales, but overall, I don’t search out advertisers on a regular basis. Perhaps I should vamp it up a bit, hey?
Affiliate sales are minimal at the moment, and the income I do make from them actually comes from other sources, such as my HubPages. Maybe I should make some more HubPages?
So, that’s the reality of it. I’m not there just yet.
Now back to my point. Some of you out there were under the impression that I was making that just from blogging, so what about other people that say they are making that money? It’s just more of the whole being genuine in blogging theme. When people are doing stuff for the goal of making money, there’s always a bit of the unknown involved.
Just to note, I think I’ll get back to my more travel memory type posts after this one 😉