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Blogging on Blogger started for me Dec. 9th, 2013 with my first blog called The Lowdown Truth. Later that month on Dec. 25, 2013, a second blog was started called A Writer's Review. Finally, five months later on May 23, 2014, I started this blog called Christian Blogger's Journal. Although this is the timeline for starting the blogs, it took a little time after I started each to monetize them with Google Adsense. I was approved for Adsense with my first blog after 18 posts. The other two I monetized after having 10 posts.
I'm explaining all this because this blog in part is about my journey as a blogger. This information may help you gain some perspective on blogging yourself. The amount of time I've been blogging is about the same amount of time I've been writing on-line all-together. Basically, I started from scratch with this Internet thing about 10 months ago. There has been a learning curve involved as well as I work a full time job as a lawn care business owner/operator during the nice weather seasons.
I wanted to share some stats with you, mostly because my wife doesn't want to hear them. She cringes when I start talking stats and what they meant to me. Regardless, I find them very insightful and numbers objectively tell me something maybe my feelings are lying about. Although the stats for this time period may be low, they show me the possibilities for the future.
The Stats (monetized posts only, these are Adsense visitors only)
The Lowdown Truth: 2266 visitors
30 posts $7.06
.24 cents/ post .0031/visitor
A Writer's Review 1398 visitors
22 posts $2.35
.11 cents/post .0017/visitor
Christian Blogger's Journal 512 visitors
21 posts .55 cents
.03 cents/post .0011/visitor
Total 4176 visitors
76 posts $9.96
.13 cents/post .0024/visitor
Those are the objective stats of this venture called blogging in the last 8 months. I have a blogging system I've been using loosely for the last 4 months, before this I wasn't doing a lot of promoting.
To me, this is better than how I felt I was doing. This time period including a lot of improvement and learning for me. That I was able to make something at all writing on my own platforms I made, is very rewarding. What this tells me overall, is that these stats will be much better after another 6 months. This gives me motivation to keep writing and improving on my blogging efforts.
How does this compare with Hubpages?
A couple days ago, I sort of decided if I wanted to make any money with my writing, I would have to write mostly on Hubpages. After seeing the numbers, I see this differently. Personally, I enjoy my blogs much more than writing on Hubpages, but really I wouldn't make much more there even comparing with these fledgling numbers.
At Hubpages, I've calculated making around .004 per view. That isn't much more than my blogs at .0025, and I really do think this number will improve with my blogs within the next 6 months while Hupbages will likely stay the same. So then it comes down to views, where do I get the most views?
At Hubpages I've written 32 articles and received 5,779 views. That is 180 views/article compared to 55 views/article with blogs. So Hubpages does get more views per article overall, but with some improvements and time I should be able to match that or better within the next 6 months with my blogs. Not sure if I will improve my Hubpages views significantly within that time.
When it comes down to it, it's hard to make money writing on-line when writing about what you want to. The ability to write the articles about what you desire to and when you want to, comes at the cost of making it difficult to make significant money.
In six months time, I want to get 250 visitors/post and make .005 cents/visitor. That means $1.25/post.
Long term I want to get 4,000 visitors/post and make .005 cents/visitor. That means $20/post. That would mean if I spent 2 hours on each post, I would make $10/hr. That to me would be very optimal when it comes to making blogging a real source of income and still be able to write about the subjects I desire.
Blogging has been a positive addition to my life, it provides benefits that are beyond money. Writing on-line in general has been a great opportunity for me. I'm encouraged to keep writing and plugging away at both my blogs and Hubpages. Hopefully your writing on-line has been a positive experience and you got something out of this article.
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