10 Reasons Why Your Blog is Not Making Money

Why is your blog not making money online? Most beginners have the sole intention of making money when they step into the blogosphere. So, undoubtedly the most popular question in their mind is “Why is my blog not making money?” Many newbies keep wondering over it, and are just not able to find answers. In this article, I am trying to put forward some probable answers to this grand problem.

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1. Low traffic blog

How do you expect to make money from your blog if no-one or very less people come and visit it? Its similar to being hungry but you just have peanuts to eat. You can’t expect to make money when you have a very small audience.

2. Improper placement of Ads

Its very annoying to see Ads all over the blog. Place your Ads where they will be seen but where it won’t be a nuisance for people reading your content. Some people think over this point to such an extent that they fear placing Ads where they should. Thus, minimizing their profits!

3. Low Quality Content

Who will visit your Blog if you copy articles from other blogs? You wont have any takers if you write on topics discussed by other bloggers. You must create high quality unique articles to get traffic and publicity in the Blogosphere. You can also create List Posts, How-To articles or Comparison Articles to get traffic fast as these articles are expected to go viral on Social Media sites.

4. UnMasked Referral links

Making money selling different products with affiliate links is not a secret anymore. But people somehow are not free clicking Affiliate links on different websites. So it is good to mask your affiliate links using URL shorteners or different WordPress plugins. This will keep your visitors unaware that they are clicking on Affiliate links.

5. No promotion of your Money making or High Traffic pages

Many-a-times Newbies fail to identify their High Traffic and Money making pages. It is a very good idea to identify these pages and monetize them properly. Promoting these pages over Social Media sites and using different SEO techniques for these pages can help you get more traffic on these pages. In turn, it will help you make more money out of these pages.

6. No Strategy or Wrong Strategy and Planning

You are not going to start making money by just writing articles. You need to plan and device different tactics for making money out of your blogs. Create a proper strategy which you think will work for you rather than copying someone else’s strategy. Money making tactics depend on your blog traffic, your blog niche and many other factors. So, do not copy the strategies of famous bloggers but make your own ones.

7. Giving up

Most bloggers seem to quit blogging in the first three months of blogging because they don’t seem to make any money. You cannot expect to make money with new blogs so early. Everyone has to struggle hard for more than a year to be among the Money Making Bloggers. Don’t expect blogging to give instant or fast results!

8. Inconsistency

Writing a blog post once in a month is of no use! You must be consistent in blogging and post regularly at small intervals. Taking long breaks in blogging is not adviced. If you are going to be busy with some activities, you can write posts in advance and schedule your posts to be published when you are busy and away from your blog.

9. “I will follow the crowd” Attitude

People like uniqueness! They wont appreciate if you are just one among the many. You need to use strategies and write articles which are unique. Dare to be different! Stand out of the crowd and people will surely notice you and inturn you will get wide acceptance.

10. Only MONEY on your mind

Just blog as a passion. Do it because you love it! Don’t feel restrained by anything and most importantly, “Forget About the Money”. Believe me, the more you ignore money, the more it will follow you. Just concentrate on writing good content, keeping your readers happy and creating a group of loyal readers. Its all going to work well in the long run.

I am sure you guys will have a lot more questions in mind or some probable answers too. I would love to hear them. Keep in touch through comments…

Guest Blogger Rohit Sane blogs at TechFreakStuff.com about Technology, Internet, SEO, and Computers tricks. Image credits Tracy_O under CC license. You can also guestblog here and share your make money online tips.


  1. Harsh Agrawal says:

    Nice points here…and it’s a fact if you traffic..Money automatically flows….
    Another one about masking, it’s very important to make your ugly looking aff. link into Pretty affiliate links..
    You can use plugin like Gocodes WordPress plugin…

  2. Rohit Sane says:

    Thanks Harsh for dropping by and your valuable comment on the masking of affiliate links. Really appreciate your contribution!

  3. rainer says:

    rhanks for the tips.. gotta try it at my newly blog right away

  4. Allie A. says:

    Thanks for the tips. They will come in very handy to remind me to be consistent and keep my blogs new and fresh for my readers.

  5. Kok Siong Chen says:

    Ya, you are right! Until now, my blog still not making money. The traffic to my blog is too low. It is not enough to be monetize. Thanks for reminding!

  6. Blog says:

    Basically, it takes a lot of work. This is a good thing.

  7. Sourish says:

    Proper ad placement , high paying niches . Some blogs make 1 $ for 10 clicks , others make 1$ per click. So always choose a high paying niche . Target just one thing , say “wordpress” only , and the bounce rate will decrease …

  8. Nick says:

    I know some blogger and web designers in Florida that should be reminded of these things. Thanks for posting the article. Do affiliates mind when you mask the link? What about Google?

    • Rohit Sane says:

      affiliates dont mind if you mask the link.. keep the link no-follow so that you don't receive google penalty..

  9. Asif says:

    nice post, yes these things are the core reasons for a blog not making any money. If only money is in your mind then it’s going to be tough to survive.

  10. Shashank Shekhar says:

    @Rohit these are some really great points n I feel meeting ur clients offline can also be a good tactic starting few services different from others or same services done differently can also contribute to your money earning tactics thanx once again enjoyed reading it ;-)

  11. Kim says:

    I thought that a blog was a blog. I was wrong. I am so glad that you pointed out all of my errors. I will try to correct them. I would like to make more money.

  12. krish says:

    If you care all these 10 reasons, i think that will solve all the problems. Thanks Rohit for sharing it.

    What i was not doing was scheduling, will think of it now.

  13. Bob says:

    I see, im not the only one here having trouble with my blog. A very good information. I learn may things from your blog and generally the way you organize the content. I am really inspired now i kept thinking about what i could do about my blog.

  14. reciprocal link says:

    Yes , Rohit you are right . Your ten tips are really helpful . All the points you have discussed is right .Here I am just pointing out a point .what you said about Improper placement of Ads is really true . Ads should not be posted between a post .I mean an article should not be divided into parts because of placing ads.Ads should be manually placed verifying the post contents .

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  16. Matthew Matteo says:

    Hm.. getting cash at home has sometimes really been really hard; most of the time I purchase some ebooks and work from those. although they get extremely expensive! Trying to make money without any sort of job experience is even harder. Some ebooks is just useless, however this post really helped. Thank you! :)

  17. Josh says:

    Thanks for the gr8 tips its going to come very handy.

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