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New Blog Startup

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by murderouspanda, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. murderouspanda

    murderouspanda Newbie

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    I have been reading a whole lot here at BHW, as you can tell from my join date vs. number of posts lol needless to say I have learned alot and have been sitting down with pen and paper lately to plan out a blog to try and make a little side money

    so I started a free blog on blogger as a pet project for getting more acquainted with IM. I actually used a method I found here in the forums, and I have to say its looks pretty nice and has been getting a few views daily (30-40).

    so my question is: is it better to try and monetize my blog from the start, or should I wait until I build up before placing adsense, etc.?
     
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  2. Nuker

    Nuker Regular Member

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    you can't monetize your blog without traffic
    so focus on traffic and seo now
    after getting arround 1k visitor so then you can put your ads
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    murderouspanda,

    Great question about monetization. While I certainly respect what Nuker just said, and yeah you need more traffic, I would say you can start to monetize whenever you want. For some monetizing early is a way to garner more income so they can start outsourcing the workload to others, while others might view ads as a way to detract more visitors. You have to figure out the best strategy for your blog.

    Speaking of strategies for blogs, I recently was reading this article about setting up a travel blog and found this pretty in depth article on seomoz.

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/seo-101-for-travel-bloggers

    Hope this and my comment is helpful!

    Shawn
     
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  4. CandyLand

    CandyLand Regular Member

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    Putting an ad up now doesn't hurt. However, if you have extra time between getting the traffic and seo (as mentioned above), why not try to scale your method up? Adsense revenue from just one new site is pretty small.
     
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    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Monetize off the start. My new blog gets 40 visits/day no SEO yet, and I've already made 5 amazon sales, $10 adsense in the first month.. No reason to not make money.. Even if you are getting very little traffic in the start.
     
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  6. murderouspanda

    murderouspanda Newbie

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    thank you everyone for your suggestions! I decided to throw up a couple of ads and we'll see how it goes
     
  7. DUVIS10

    DUVIS10 Registered Member

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    Patience is the key and like the comments below concentrate on content. The days for quick approval is gone and besides the tips you will find here the key is good pages with good content and traffic is good but for starters they want to see quality and that your serious on your topic (NICHE)
     
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    DUVIS10 Registered Member

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    ^^^^^^^^
    What he says...
     
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    DUVIS10 Registered Member

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    Thats the entrepreneurial approach but you need to monitor the content when you outsource to ensure they stay on point. But excellent source of data to keep handy on the link.
     
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    DUVIS10 Registered Member

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    hey... check out adbrite I been playing with the cat and mouse adsense and Im up and running with them in like 5 minutes. They will as for your ssn.
     
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    DUVIS10 Registered Member

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    hey... check out adbrite I been playing with the cat and mouse adsense and Im up and running with them in like 5 minutes. They will as for your ssn.