Making Your First $100 by Blogging

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If we leave everything related to the Internet out of the question…

How long did it take you to make your first $100? Ten years of school, three weeks of job training. And then 10 hours of work?

For some reason, people’s expectations are very different when it comes to blogging.

It’s either an income within the first month, or it’s a quit. And let’s say you’ve decided to be one of the winners. You’re going all in.

You’re going to work so hard and without breaks and you’ll make money within weeks.

Sorry to break the news for you… But you probably won’t make it. Not because most people fail but for another reason.

Before I tell you why, let’s look at how you can make your first $100.

How Can You Make Money with a New Blog?

When I started my first blog in 2003, I put ads on it.

You can make money with ads

It worked. But definitely not at first. I knew nothing about adding AdSense to a blog.

But once I learned it, it made me quite a bit of money.

At one point, it earned around $100 a day on average. Funny thing is: Even today, you can put ads on your blog and make money.

You can use affiliate marketing

In the tips I wrote, I often used software.

I signed up for affiliate programs for the software and had affiliate links in the blog posts. That made me some money, too, although for that blog not nearly as much as I made with ads.

In case people buy products in your niche and provided vendors have affiliate programs for their products, then you can make money with affiliate marketing.

Just like I did. For some topics, it can be a great seller. For others, not so much.

Why You Shouldn’t Work as Hard as You Can

You may have done the calculations…

If you can write 60 words per minute, you can write 600 in ten minutes. That means that it will take you roughly 20 minutes to write a decent length articles.

That’s three blog posts per hour.

If you wrote 8 hours a day, you could up with 24 blog posts per day.Just think about how fast your blog could grow, right? Stop!

Sadly, reality doesn’t work like this.

You may get away with writing for 8 hours with no previous experience. But the following day, you’ll be tired. Burned out. Exhausted.

And trust me, it takes a long time to recuperate.

Consistency Wins Every Time

Instead of working 8 hours a day, you’ll get further within 15 minutes.

Say what?

15 minutes a day is better than 8 hours. And I can prove it. Here’s why:

A: You work for 8 hours, write 24 articles and are burned out for the rest of the month. Result: 24 articles.

B: You work for 15 minutes per day.

The next day, you would have written one article. After one month, you would have written 15 articles. The 8 hours one day is still ahead.

But 18 days later, you’re at the same number.

And from there on, method B wins. Because most bloggers who follow method A gets an incurable burnout. If they get back to blogging, they’ll never again try to work for 8 hours.

How do I know?

Because I was the writer who chose method A. Going all in. Going fast.

And then going nowhere.

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