I am speaking specifically about Blogspot here, not talking about making money with blogging in general. I am talking about "making money with Blogspot". And I am here to tell you I do make money with Blogspot. Not getting rich from it of course. But comparatively speaking, Blogspot is my biggest earner on the internet. That is not with one single blog, I have, oh, more than four but less than ten Blogspot blogs. With no overhead, anything made is pure profit, and Blogspot is geared toward the entrepreneur. The platform is very strongly driven to help its users earn money online. In the process, Blogspot, or Google makes money themselves, well, sometimes they do.
They don't force you to use Adsense, While I am sure they like you to. But you could implement different advertisers or Amazon, in order to refine your earnings dependant on your site. I have a few different advertisers that I use, but whether you choose Adsense or any other advertiser, you have every opportunity to make money with Blogspot.
The real important part about making money with Blogspot, is traffic. And this is no different than with any other site out there in the world. Or any other business for that matter. Traffic will always offer the chance for income. And Blogspot is no different. It is far and away the best free blog platform for anyone interested in the blogging for dollars industry.
And who can really complain with making money with a completely free blog service that is one of the strongest blog presence on the internet. While you do have to follow and conform to the Blogspot TOS, the rules and regulations are reasonable compared to others (wordpress) that will remain nameless at this time.
I do use that other site, but with the understanding that it will not directly make any money for me. I would use it for link building purposes, along with micro-niching and traffic generation. Dang. Rambling again.
Here's the deal. Blogspot can and will earn you money if you want it. But it is much more involved then just placing ads on a blog that you write in your spare time. You have to have a focused determination and you have to work tirelessly with adjusting your ads, and adding new and fresh content. And you are and will always deal with the fact that it is a free platform. And there is a weakness in using a free platform to generate consistent traffic. There is perception. Many people who see that your blog is a free blogspot platform and have been around and searching the web for a while know that it is common to see abandoned blogs, especially if they are free. There is no financial tie to that blog, and there is no feeling of obligation for the owner to continuously work on that blog. It can make people feel that the information on the blog can be old and stagnant. And it really is an issue.
People will regularly overlook your blog just because it is a Blogspot blog. This means that you can not relentlessly focus on one keyword. your traffic will be severely hampered by that. It means that every single post you write needs to be considered as another portal for readers to find you and every single post you write, you should want to rank in the top five on Google. It is hard and daunting work for very competitive markets. This is the rub.
So, while you can make money on Blogspot, you will be doing it with a lot of effort. Probably more effort that would be required if you bought your own domain and wrote a blog that appeared to be authoritative in your particular market. But, it can be done. I am living proof. And although I will not disclose how much I make using Blogspot, you should realize, that it is enough for me to continue using the platform. And I have no intention on leaving anytime soon.
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