1. Consider your audience carefully.
Rather than writing a personal blog, create and maintain a blog on a specific topic(s). Your readers will be more likely to return regularly to your site because it provides reliable content in the specific subject area that is interesting to them. It takes consistency to get your readers trust, build on it.
2. Update your blog regularly.
Careful attention to blog maintenance and providing fresh content will help you grow and maintain a steady audience. Develop a lifestyle of daily updating your blog, or weekly as it suits you and your goals.
3. Be patient towards your blog and realize it will take time to make money.
While the process of setting up advertising links via ad players such as Google Ad Sense, Amazon Associates, or Pay-Per-Post is fairly straightforward, it may take several months before you start to receive ad revenue. Ads typically pay on a format of “cost per thousand readers,” or CPM, so drawing readers to your blog is very important.
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4. Spend quality time and effort needed for your blog.
Maintaining a quality blog requires an investment of both time and significant mental energy. The payoff, however, comes both in the form of ad revenue and in the community successful blogs can create.