Blog averages 4 million views/month, how much money should I be making?

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Hello Warriors,

I have a blog, it does pretty well, but I'm still relatively ignorant when it comes to marketing and monetizing internet traffic.

I've scoured the web for an answer to this question, and I haven't found much. Maybe that's because a short, simple answer doesn't exist.

In any case, here's my situation:


In August, my site got about 3 million views. In September, 3.5 million. This month, I'm pushing 5 million. I do have some ads. It's Wordads, which is, I'm told, the only option I really have. In August, I earned about $4,500. In September, $6,500. That was with just one ad at the bottom of each page. Starting in October I asked the Wordads folks to put a banner ad at the top in addition to the ad at the bottom. They did, but I won't know what I earned for October until they release my earnings report in mid November.

Of course I'm thrilled to be making this kind of money from a blog. Going in, I never expected to make even 100 bucks in one month. But, now that my site has taken off, I want to make sure I'm not leaving money on the table. I've got a family, and my site has become my biggest source of income.

So, does my views vs earnings ratio sound fair? I read a few folks online who claimed you ought to be making 5,000 bucks per 1 million hits. If that's true, I'm allowing myself to get scammed pretty badly. If I'm not making as much as I should be, I'll leave Wordpress and start my own site. But I won't bother doing that if the money would be about the same.

Sorry for the long soliloquy. Any insights? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vanilla Gorilla
    use adsense. add an opt in with a sales funnel. maybe begin writing about making money blogging? Post proof that you're making legit cash. Create a product or sell someone elses that shows how to replicate. I'd kill for that much traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    Maybe, you should start focusing on just one niche, sub-niche or micro-niche. Having 4 million views in one month is already good. Come up with high quality articles for your blog. However, if you do not have time to study all of the things that you need to do, just ask for the help of a SEO expert, so you can start monetizing your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author NeshSab
      You have a gold mine, my friend.

      Few questions before giving any kind of advice:

      Do you monitor your traffic sources? Your blog is hosted on Wordpress.com, right?
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      • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
        Originally Posted by NeshSab View Post

        You have a gold mine, my friend.

        Few questions before giving any kind of advice:

        Do you monitor your traffic sources? Your blog is hosted on Wordpress.com, right?

        Yeah, Wordpress gives me those stats. Facebook provides the lion's share. Then Twitter, Reddit, Google searches, and a collection of other blogs. I've also been lucky to have my blog featured on some big-time sites like Yahoo on a few occasions, so that's been a good source as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author agmccall
          View and visitors are two different things

          How many unique visitors do you get per month?

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          • Profile picture of the author astronomynerd
            OMG you have a a goldmine that needs digging. Why not try some Adsense and Clickbank?

            Would you mind sharing this blog of yours? As I am very interested!

            Have a great day
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            • Profile picture of the author JR Rich
              Wow! You have - indeed - struck gold my friend. About the only thing I would add at this point would be a nice, effective capture campaign. Write- up or have a pro create a freebie report based on the kind of content you've been using so far and use it to get subscribers to a list.

              Use the list to inform and entertain... and then to sell.

              With that many visitors per month, you're going to have a whopping big list in the next 90 days!

              Wish I had your problem.

              Congrats!
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          • Profile picture of the author goindeep
            Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

            View and visitors are two different things

            How many unique visitors do you get per month?

            al
            Yes but there are only 7 Billion unique people on the planet with only a fraction of those changing daily. lol.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandakelum
          Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

          Yeah, Wordpress gives me those stats. Facebook provides the lion's share. Then Twitter, Reddit, Google searches, and a collection of other blogs. I've also been lucky to have my blog featured on some big-time sites like Yahoo on a few occasions, so that's been a good source as well.
          Ok first thing's first. I will move this site to a VPS with my own domain as soon as possible, if I were you!
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        • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
          What's your Twitter following like? Congrats on having this much success blogging thus far. You're a 1%er.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    With 4 million views per month, you can really try a lot of strategies and still manage to survive though you fail for a couple of times. Still, you have to come up with the most viable strategies and be smart about using the figures that you have earned to make even more money than what you are already earning.
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    Why don't you take a fraction of 1 months earnings, and hire someone that knows what they are doing regarding monetizing high traffic websites?

    Edit: That sounds real sarcastic, but I am being dead serious, think of it like investing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nytshade
    You need to build an email list and market to that list in order to increase your earnings. That's all you need to know, the rest is just noise!
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Your Blog is getting about 8 x the traffic WF gets, WOW...
    Would love to see it, mind sharing?
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Would love to see it, mind sharing?
      Guess not ....
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  • Profile picture of the author markdc
    Well, I don't think there is a concrete number that could tell you how much you should be making. You can try to experiment and monetize your site in different ways. That's a very nice stat that you have by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobmcalister
    that is great ! Think if I had a site with that much traffic, I would ask THEM what they would like to see/read/buy...and then give it to them, separate from your wordads income...congrats...that is retiring type of income for me !
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  • Profile picture of the author basicsailor
    You only need capture page for leads and you are on the horse If you need any help don't hesitate to contact me...
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  • Profile picture of the author thefoxsay
    Send me an PM and mail (moreinfo@whatdoesthefoxsay.eu).

    Maybe we can help each other. I also have an advice regards to your blog, to secure your future visitors also.

    Best regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    You should be selling advertising yourself. You don't need an ad network. They are just taking your money at this point.

    There's lots of guides online about selling your own advertising space. With your stats you won't have trouble finding clients.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by Ghoster View Post

      You should be selling advertising yourself. You don't need an ad network. They are just taking your money at this point.

      There's lots of guides online about selling your own advertising space. With your stats you won't have trouble finding clients.
      I agree.

      I know one blog that receives around 1 million views a month and they sell banner ads for 500$ a month. You could easily find companies that are willing to pay top dollar to get a piece of your traffic. Consider that.

      I would also recommend adsense and a email list.

      Good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    I would love to see it too! Maybe I'd like to pay you to put a banner ad on that site. PM me the details.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyG11k
    AdSense makes peanuts, however you should test and tweak different layouts and ad formats

    You should also add relevant Amazon products

    You may also try sponsor ads.

    Hope it helps?
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  • Profile picture of the author thefoxsay
    Do you know what kind of people visiting ? randomly, blogers or others?
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    If you've got a broad niche, it's hard to say EXACTLY what to promote to increase revenue.

    However, why not start some sort of newsletter?

    With the traffic your getting you'd be able to build it FAST.

    Then you can start running email promos for max $$$$.

    Also, any specific reason your not using AdSense? Some of your political keywords could have a high CPC.

    I'd also suggest you run a few ads on your site yourself i.e. affiliate banners etc.
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  • I would recommend selling ad space or paid guest post. Make as much money as you can. Congrats on the traffic, that is very impressive.
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  • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
    Adsense and BuySellAds is a good option for you. I am pretty sure, you gonna make more with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hartmann
    Wow, maybe you should be teaching us how to get traffic.....as a few people have said, build a list and find out what they would like. Create products to suit this need or affiliate to other products. If you want less hassle then placing your ads better will make much more money. If your ads were only at the bottom of the page then having them at the top too should see a huge jump imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    1 million impression per month?

    If you insert your Adsense pub into your blog...
    1 million impression x CTR 3% x EPC $0.2 = $6,000 per month.

    So $5,000 per 1 million hits is enough good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ppetri
    With that much traffic and sales I wouldn’t change anything. I would however get an opt-in form on your site and give away a free report or a 7 day free ecourse on your particular niche. Start pulling in leads and then you can add an affiliate marketing campaign through your autoresponder, basically offering comparable affiliate products to your list. With that much traffic and depending on your optin conversion rate of course… you could double your money each month.


    The next thing I would suggest is get another website up and running right away. Do exactly what you are doing with the next site. (with lead capture of course, so you can monetize your traffic)
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      If you don't show your site, then it's all a fairytale
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      • Profile picture of the author kingsroute
        Hi,
        I agree with coffeeguy, unless until you reveal the name of your blog, no body can guide you properly.

        Depending on the content ,some one here can suggest you whether you should go for Ad Sense or you should place some affiliate banners.

        If you have problem in revealing your website name then, place the affiliate banners of new wsos.
        Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Raymond Duke
    You're kind of big now. You need to get most of those subscribers onto a newsletter and put out content that makes them happy, and makes you money.

    See: 5 Secrets of a Great E-Newsletter Business | Inc.com
    And: How I Use Email Newsletters to Drive Traffic and Make Money : @ProBlogger

    If you are clueless about newsletters, you can do a course like this one (not an affiliate link): Email Marketing
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  • Hi,

    Great blog if that many are visiting but you have been throwing money away by not having an opt in box and something free to gve away to get sign ups. Forget starting another site until you correct that drastic mistake you have been making.

    Once again we have to tell people here to BUILD A LIST! The money is in the list never in just the website or blog. I bet you could have been making up to 10 times as much had you done this right from the start?:rolleyes:

    Forget more ads on your blogs which send your visitors to someone else. Also giving too many choices will confuse and result in less not more earnings? Yes you do get paid but if they were on your list you would get paid again and again with the same people buying from you?

    Otherwise great job.

    Stephen & Jennifer.
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    • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
      Originally Posted by Stephen and Jennifer View Post

      Forget more ads on your blogs which send your visitors to someone else.
      Once you get up into the multi-million views per month range you are moreso in the publishing business rather than the marketing business. At that point you want resources as close to 100% as possible dedicated towards continuing to build viewership numbers. The traffic is going to be so diverse that you can't possibly cover the necessary ground to target all of them with your own products or services. Selling your own stuff will never outperform selling ad spots in the long term anyway.

      The OP should disregard almost all of the advice in this thread, keep doing what they are doing and see if they qualify for a high traffic ad network yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Those are some unbelievable numbers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Apollo-Articles
      CPM banners will earn you some $, Adsense will earn you more $ and properly targeted affiliate programs will earn you even more $.

      You should build a list as the others suggested, however in the short term this will likely reduce you're profits.

      I'd recommend for the long term building your own product and advertising via your list (even getting affiliates to push) this will earn you the most $$$.

      For now I'd immediately replace your current ads with Adsense (see http://bloggingwithamy.com/wp-conten...3/heat-map.jpg for the best locations - the darker the better).

      Don't go too wild with the ads.

      A couple of example case studies for you:

      Site 1.
      Traffic: 6,000 (unique hits a month)
      Revenue: $500+ per month
      Niche: Hobby site

      Site 2.
      Traffic: 900 (unique hits a month)
      Revenue: $4800+ per month
      Niche: Lead generation

      As you can see revenue generated varies wildly and I'd imagine your site would be to the lower scale, saying that I still consider you're missing out big time on revenue.

      Here's an action plan for you:

      Today - Implement Adsense (See above) should take no more than a few hours. (You can see your income more or less as people click so you can benchmark instantly) - although you must apply and this can take a while.

      Short term - Seek affiliate programs you can recommend (see Clickbank, CJ & Amazon*).

      Medium/Long - Get your list going as I said with a pop up box you'll lower your short term revenue but the price of having control over your customers is priceless (imagine what would happen if Google dropped your site tomorrow? It happened to me!). Communicate regularly and build a product based on their wants.

      Good-luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Mak
    adsense for sure, then spend $100 to get someone to write a free report, give it away and get user optin to your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    I'd start selling advertising myself, if you make another page with your statistics and how much you want for each ad, and the size of each add you should get a whole sidebars worth easily.

    Or like others have said go down the building a list/selling affiliate products route.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author SoloSmith
    Try Buy Ads | BuySellAds other than the typical advertising websites. This one lets you put the price you want. With that kind of traffic you don't ask how much you should be earning, you tell them how much you want to earn
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFury
    Not sure exactly without knowing what your blog is ... but you look to be making way too little money for the kind of traffic you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    About one penny per view. With 4 million your should make at least $40,000 per month - actually closer to $50,000 per month and that would be $600,000 per year. All the best to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    wow, so you get that much traffic? may I ask how many articles you have written so far?

    did you promote your blog actively on facebook? btw, is it correct that this blog belongs to wordpress, so it's not your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      wow, so you get that much traffic? may I ask how many articles you have written so far?

      did you promote your blog actively on facebook? btw, is it correct that this blog belongs to wordpress, so it's not your site?
      He laid out his secrets to success in the first post. He said, "I run a Wordpress blog. It's just a pretty basic layout, and the content is whatever I feel like writing about. Sometimes it's parenting, sometimes it's politics, sometimes it's pop culture."

      Pretty simple stuff.
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      • Profile picture of the author goindeep
        Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

        He laid out his secrets to success in the first post. He said, "I run a Wordpress blog. It's just a pretty basic layout, and the content is whatever I feel like writing about. Sometimes it's parenting, sometimes it's politics, sometimes it's pop culture."

        Pretty simple stuff.
        Yeah, if you believe a random person on a forum...:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author jadog
    My math from my sites is you should be able to do between $1800-$3600 per day. I have a few sites with those numbers and I get between $14-$25 RPM If you need help monetizing or optimizing your income feel free to PM me
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  • Profile picture of the author LeMistress
    Holy cow, 4m views? I'd kill to have that much traffic. Could you maybe give us a little peek at your blog? It's true though that your strategy would depend on what blog is really about and what you're willing to focus on. Every niche/product would have its own conversion rates and profit margins.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    Most blogs with that kind of traffic, have rotating ads placed all over their website served from multiple ad networks that pay on a CPM structure.

    You're selling yourself short with going for only one ad network. Find networks that will offer you high CPM.

    And definitely start selling ad space on BuySellAds
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    If you have so many visitors while you are writing about different topics, this means that you are a good writer and your words are helpful. Congratulations!

    You should be careful, though. Don't add too many ads and products because if your blog is so simple and it attracts so many visitors this is because they believe that you are sincere and you are not simply trying to make money.

    Don't give them the impression that now that you became famous, you became greedy…


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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Besides those being massive numbers from a blog about nothing in particular, Im not in any position to give advice about a specific website without actually first looking at it even if this discussion is on a forum.

    Can you please share your web site?
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  • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
    I think we're talking amongst ourselves know. I think he left? But anyway great thread and great advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author James_Harkin
    Are we talking about HITS, VISITS or UNIQUE VISITORS?

    One of my popular blogs has 3,750,000 hits per month. It is heavily promoted on major national radio stations. But, that equals approximately 110,000 visits and just over 44,000 unique visitors. Its regularly in the top 100,000 sites worldwide. Just 3.2% of my visitors stay more than 1 hour on the blog.

    I highly doubt that a random non specific blog can generate 4 million visits every month unless the visits are mainly spam crawlers or the site of an extremely popular reality TV star or other celebrity. Personal experience, I have had google and bing crash my webserver on occasion, now scaled back to very limited crawling action. I even had to tell google to seriously slow down its crawler and even ban the Chinese search engine baidu.

    Before claiming 4 million visits please look at your statistics as there are probably crawlers that spend less than 30 seconds on the site and basically create a false positive. If your 4 million visits spend more than 5 minutes on your site then my hat is off to you and of course if you are being truthful $4,500 from this site is very good indeed. However, if its 4 million hits, then that is a hit on a webpage or an image or other file on your site.

    Let us know what your statistics say and if you are a celebrity or running a celebrity fan site, please let us know who you are so we can better help you with your marketing.

    Thanks...

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  • Profile picture of the author wenbedma
    The amount of money you make is not directly related to the amount of visitors you have but how intelligent is your marketing or monetization strategy. As such you could do a combination of the following; Promote or sell a product, combine ad networks(adsense etc) and finally you could create a sales tunnel to building a list. With these changes you could see more than double your current earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Praize1
    First,start selling products yourself as an affiliate.
    add something like a Pop-up that asks for people's name and email address in exchange for a free video that shows how to do something then when people opt-in,let them be re-directed to a sales page of the video you are promoting.There are awesome plugins that will design really amazing pop-ups for your blog
    Second,make sure you are building a list - at the end of every post,give a call to action for your readers to opt-in to your list
    Third, add an "Advertising" Page for the general public where people can advertise and with the type of traffic you get,most folks would easily pay $100 for a few thousand impressions - you should also start doing sponsored reviews.There are tons of product owners that will pay you really well to write a review of their product
    Fourth,go join Buy Ads | BuySellAds - you will get connected to more advertisers that way

    Hope that helped,
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  • Profile picture of the author jaytheanalyst
    First of all, congratulations on having a successful website. I don't know many people who can have millions of views per month. That is a major success. The amount of income sounds good that you're making. With this successful website, I believe that you can make anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 per month. What's needed is just a great offer or product on your website that converts. You will be making money in your sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
    Alright, thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the input. I have chosen to remain anonymous, and maybe that isn't necessary. But my blog is now fairly well known and I just don't want the economics and financial aspect of my operation getting out there. I don't know why, exactly. I'm sure my readers wouldn't begrudge me my profits.

    So, sure, I could be making all this crap up. I can't fathom why any human being would create a profile on a marketing forum only to anonymously brag about a fictitious blog. Then again, this is the internet, and it's sort of known for that kind of thing. I don't blame you for calling shenanigans -- but there aren't any shenanigans here.

    As far as my unique visitors: I'm not sure. I'd estimate, for this past month, I've probably had about 3 to 4 million visitors total. In one day I had a million and a half, so that gave me a pretty good boost.

    To the people who said it's not possible that I've had this sort of traffic with a non-specific blog: that attitude might be what's holding you back in your own pursuits. There are no rules to blogging successfully, save one: be good at it. All of the other "tips" and "guidelines" are useless, in my experience. Put compelling content out there, and people will come. Personally, I built a social media following for a year before I launched my blog. Then, when I started it, it only took a few months before I had my first viral post. Once one thing goes viral -- you're in. The only task is to seize the momentum and maintain it. Now, I generally have one or two viral posts a month, with several others getting several hundred thousand views each, and my least productive posts garnering 30 or 40 thousand hits.

    I don't have a recipe for viral posts. Topical, controversial, relatable, provocative, relevant, insightful, funny -- these are good qualities if you wish for your internet content to "go viral", but you can't be topical for topical's sake, and you certainly can't be controversial for controversy's sake. I only write from my heart -- as corny as that sounds -- and I try to communicate it in a compelling way.

    Again, thanks for the feedback. I just hope that the people who doubt my story simply because it doesn't fit the blogging "rules" will seriously rethink their philosophy. This is a creative field, and there aren't any guidelines to creativity (except for the one I already mentioned).

    As some suggested, I might eventually start a second site with a more specific niche, but I just don't have the time for it right now. At the moment, I think I'll concentrate on building my traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Dead Guy
      Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

      Alright, thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the input. I have chosen to remain anonymous, and maybe that isn't necessary. But my blog is now fairly well known and I just don't want the economics and financial aspect of my operation getting out there. I don't know why, exactly. I'm sure my readers wouldn't begrudge me my profits.
      I will say that you do have good writing and communication skills. That too makes a difference.
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      • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
        Originally Posted by The Dead Guy View Post

        I will say that you do have good writing and communication skills. That too makes a difference.
        Thanks, I appreciate that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Williams
      Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

      I can't fathom why any human being would create a profile on a marketing forum only to anonymously brag about a fictitious blog.
      This happens occasionally where someone will come on the forum, act like they make a lot of money, and then a few weeks later they'll launch a WSO or product about how to make money like them.

      Of course these people tend to be found out as frauds, but not before they scam a good amount of people.

      Anyway, I have some ideas of who you may be, but I'll keep those to myself. Regardless, good luck furthering the monetization of your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author overspool
      Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

      I built a social media following for a year before I launched my blog.
      Well, I for one believe you, and agree it is possible to be an extremely successful general content blogger. For example, if Howard Stern never ended up on the radio and started a blog I'm sure it would have been successful. He does all the things you say your posts are about but on the radio.

      Can you provide some color on building the social media following? Was this tweeting your thoughts and observations? Facebook? Was it from scratch or are you "known" in some form or fashion?
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    • Profile picture of the author Foxer
      Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

      Personally, I built a social media following for a year before I launched my blog.
      Thanks for sharing your story. You are a very good writer and communicator.

      One question though... what things did you do to build your social media following?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
      I still don't get why you haven't posted a link to your blog?

      Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

      Alright, thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the input. I have chosen to remain anonymous, and maybe that isn't necessary. But my blog is now fairly well known and I just don't want the economics and financial aspect of my operation getting out there. I don't know why, exactly. I'm sure my readers wouldn't begrudge me my profits.

      So, sure, I could be making all this crap up. I can't fathom why any human being would create a profile on a marketing forum only to anonymously brag about a fictitious blog. Then again, this is the internet, and it's sort of known for that kind of thing. I don't blame you for calling shenanigans -- but there aren't any shenanigans here.

      As far as my unique visitors: I'm not sure. I'd estimate, for this past month, I've probably had about 3 to 4 million visitors total. In one day I had a million and a half, so that gave me a pretty good boost.

      To the people who said it's not possible that I've had this sort of traffic with a non-specific blog: that attitude might be what's holding you back in your own pursuits. There are no rules to blogging successfully, save one: be good at it. All of the other "tips" and "guidelines" are useless, in my experience. Put compelling content out there, and people will come. Personally, I built a social media following for a year before I launched my blog. Then, when I started it, it only took a few months before I had my first viral post. Once one thing goes viral -- you're in. The only task is to seize the momentum and maintain it. Now, I generally have one or two viral posts a month, with several others getting several hundred thousand views each, and my least productive posts garnering 30 or 40 thousand hits.

      I don't have a recipe for viral posts. Topical, controversial, relatable, provocative, relevant, insightful, funny -- these are good qualities if you wish for your internet content to "go viral", but you can't be topical for topical's sake, and you certainly can't be controversial for controversy's sake. I only write from my heart -- as corny as that sounds -- and I try to communicate it in a compelling way.

      Again, thanks for the feedback. I just hope that the people who doubt my story simply because it doesn't fit the blogging "rules" will seriously rethink their philosophy. This is a creative field, and there aren't any guidelines to creativity (except for the one I already mentioned).

      As some suggested, I might eventually start a second site with a more specific niche, but I just don't have the time for it right now. At the moment, I think I'll concentrate on building my traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        Originally Posted by Mo Goulet View Post

        I still don't get why you haven't posted a link to your blog?
        Because it would appear self-promotional and the post would probably be closed or deleted.

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        • Profile picture of the author juk123
          Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

          Because it would appear self-promotional and the post would probably be closed or deleted.

          RoD
          Or, more likely he is posting bs.
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  • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
    I'm not scrolling up to find the quote but I agree that views and unique visitors are entirely different...

    Even still with that much traffic you have to be ranking front page so why bother with ads at all?

    Someone else said it best to just ask your readers what they want and sell it to them.

    Forget seeing your blog, I want to know how you got to that many views and know nothing about how to monetize it? Not talking trash, just astounded!
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  • Profile picture of the author technician27
    I am guessing you are making around $5-$6K every month and you don't know much about marketing etc. Why don't you invest some money and hire someone professional (prefer local) for 2-3 months and try it. I am sure you will start making least 3x more money every month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
    You truly have an insane amount of traffic man.

    Do you have a an opt-in form in it? A pop-up to collect emails?

    If you don't you are missing you BIG TIME.

    Focus on building your list and then create an email follow up to promote products related to your niche.

    The money you are making right now is peanuts compared to what you could really be making by having a good sales funnel in place.

    If you are not collecting leads then you are not taking advantage of thousands of customers because most people that visit your site won't come back.

    By collecting people's emails you are going to create a database of customers from which you will be able to promote products over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author usemyteam
    You are one lucky and hardworking fella! You can use that kind of traffic by marketing whatever you would offer - services, ebook, etc. Start an email campaign or newsletter. It would help even more.
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  • Profile picture of the author alodie
    Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I have a blog, it does pretty well, but I'm still relatively ignorant when it comes to marketing and monetizing internet traffic.

    I've scoured the web for an answer to this question, and I haven't found much. Maybe that's because a short, simple answer doesn't exist.

    In any case, here's my situation:


    In August, my site got about 3 million views. In September, 3.5 million. This month, I'm pushing 5 million. I do have some ads. It's Wordads, which is, I'm told, the only option I really have. In August, I earned about $4,500. In September, $6,500. That was with just one ad at the bottom of each page. Starting in October I asked the Wordads folks to put a banner ad at the top in addition to the ad at the bottom. They did, but I won't know what I earned for October until they release my earnings report in mid November.

    Of course I'm thrilled to be making this kind of money from a blog. Going in, I never expected to make even 100 bucks in one month. But, now that my site has taken off, I want to make sure I'm not leaving money on the table. I've got a family, and my site has become my biggest source of income.

    So, does my views vs earnings ratio sound fair? I read a few folks online who claimed you ought to be making 5,000 bucks per 1 million hits. If that's true, I'm allowing myself to get scammed pretty badly. If I'm not making as much as I should be, I'll leave Wordpress and start my own site. But I won't bother doing that if the money would be about the same.

    Sorry for the long soliloquy. Any insights? Thanks.


    Hi Stillanovice,

    That is almost, completely insane!

    WOW!

    You are certainly at a very good place in your IM business
    experience.

    And you have been given some of the best business advice
    right here in this thread from your fellow Warrior Forum
    members.

    Do spend sometime to closely examine those advices, and
    follow through on some of them.

    You are really at a good place, Stillanovice. It can only
    be uphill from here on out, if you take action on some
    advices you received in this thread.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author cianci1129
    Your profits are great, and I think you can be making way more based on the number of views.

    I don't know what your niche is, but you should build a following using email marketing. Add a simple optin form to your web site, perhaps a resources page with affiliate offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    This thread is over a year old. I'm guessing he figured it out by now.

    I would hope so
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