While playing around my Blogger dashboard yesterday, I was stunned when I noticed that I have published 1000 blog posts so far to my blog. If my blog is all about breaking news, gossips or entertainment gists, I won't be surprised but considering how difficult it is to come up with blog posts in the niche I find myself, I think I have done well so far. It's not easy at all.
It all started far back in September 2008, though became more serious with the blog in 2011. If you take a look at the archive page, you will see clearly that I was able to publish just 60 posts in 2 years i.e 2008 and 2009. In 2010, I published 156 blog posts and that was the year I received my first Google Adsense check. Imagine, receiving $133 check two years after I started blogging. Guess you would have abandoned the blog..isn't it? Well, am now thankful to God that I didn't.
If you are wondering why I didn't give up, well it's simply because I knew it will take time to make money from Adsense, so I focused on info-marketing when I started. I created one free eBook like that and in the free eBook, I made it clear to the readers that they will have to pay N1, 000 for the extra info needed to get started with the business I talked about in the free eBook The money I was making from the sales of the info product kept me going and when Adsense check came along the line, I was gingered the more. I am still making money from the info product till this very moment.
June 2010 is a month I will hardly forget because it was the month Google issued my first Adsense check and also the month I was employed by the great company am currently working with. The check really boosted my morale and if you check the trend via my blog archive page, you will notice that the number of posts I publish monthly started increasing from that month.
I kept on posting to my blog without looking back. I stopped the first check issued by Google and the money was returned back to my Adsense account. In fact I put my Adsense payments on hold till March 2011, when all my total earnings amounted to USD $3,109.39. I received the fat check and I was on top of the world when the money cleared into my GTB dorm account. If you check the archive page, you will notice have not been relenting at all from that moment.
Well, my blog is now big and growing bigger as each day passes by. I don't do "Copy and Paste". If I use someones article in my post, I make sure I mention the person or blog as source in my post. Most of my traffic are from the search engines and am now using the blog to make money online in different ways apart from Google Adsense.
I hope you are able to learn one or two things from my experience. I won't mind hearing from you via comments. If you can guess how much have earned so far from Adsense, you can also let me hear from you.