10 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make That Stop Them From Making Money With Their Blogs

Efoghor Joseph

Efoghor Joseph Ezie is a registered nurse turned small business manager. He loves talking about small business, blogging, affiliate marketing, SEO and social media marketing. Efoghor is the owner of http://www.bizsuccessguide.com You may visit his site for more business tips.

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46 Responses

  1. anis says:

    Cool post Thanks for sharing

    I have found this article useful You gived us 10 common mistakes that blogger make It would be great if you gave us solutions and tips to prevent these mistake

    Btw cool writing style and awesome post !

    • Anis, thanks for reading this post, and especially for your comment/observation. I will get down to work immediately to write on the solutions. I always love to make my writing interactive; I always think of ways to satisfy my readers. So expect my follow up to this in the next few days.

  2. Also some people blog on topic which they are not interested which will make them quit blogging after some months.
    I enjoyed reading this post and agree with all your points. Gonna visit your blog for more awesome posts.

    Thank You

    • You are right, Thejas. Passion plays a significant role in success. It is the driving force that would keep you going when things are difficult. To make it big in blogging, you need to be passionate about what you write.

  3. Srikanth says:

    Hi Efoghor Joseph,
    Post was really helpful i would like to add a point you have mentioned their are many tools for finding keywords but you havn’t mentioned them can you please add them.coming to the post will be really new blogger as it was intended too.Thanks For Sharing!!

  4. Enstine Muki says:

    Hey bro,
    Good to see you here man

    You know why starters fail initially? Because they are starters without a mentor. Any newbie without a mentor surely will not commit these errors.

    Hope you are having a nice weekend

    • Enstine,
      That’s true. When you work without a mentor, it takes a longer time to get to your destination. Lots of mistakes would be made along the line because there is nonody to guide you.

  5. Jennifer Cunningham says:

    Enjoyed the post. Trying to stay away from ignorance. Working on email list now.

    • Jennifer,
      I wish you the best. Building an email list would really help you in the long run. There is this saying that “The money is in the list”. You need the list for follow up, sales, affiliate marketing, etc.

  6. Pavan Somu says:

    I agree proper way of monetizing is an prominent factor to earn money online with blogs.

  7. Bashir Ahmed says:

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for your awesome post on my blog. I hope my blog readers will enjoy your post and give you 5 stars for this post. I admit that I’m doing one mistake. I’m not using autoresponder email service but soon I’ll use it for my blog. Thanks for bringing it in attention.

    Thanks once again for great post.

    • Bashir,
      Thanks for giving me the opportunity to guest post on your blog. I have no doubt your readers would enjoy this post. I pray it should help those who had in the past made some of the mistakes listed here, to correct their mistake and move on with their blogging career.

  8. paras says:

    awsome article .your writing style is unique.and this article of mistakes by newbies always on my mind.

  9. Siegfried says:

    monetizatino of blog is not very easy topic – it is hard to determine when should it happen. implementing ads correctly is not easy as well

    • Siegfried,
      Yes, you are right. But somehow, if we are patient enough, we can avoid the rush to make money which usually pushes us into monetizing too early. Observing your traffic, the mood of your readers, taking a look at some offers made to us, etc should be part of things to do before monetization.

  10. Corey Will says:

    You pretty much said it how it is: If you are making these mistakes then your blog will fail.

    There is definitely a learning curve and then once you know what to do, you have to stay motivated!

    • Corey, you just said it all. There are times to make these mistake, but the moment you navigate your way out, things become pretty easier. I only pray one does not make the mistakes for too long.

  11. Thank you for this post. Im a newbie trying to get on the grind just don’t know the ins and outs yet so this helped a lot

  12. Jessie B says:

    We can improve our mistakes only if we know about it. Thanks for this guiding and informative post about the mistakes done by bloggers. I’ll check my blogging pattern once again and if there will be need to make some changes i’ll do accordingly.

  13. @Scarlet,I believe this post would help you identify common areas where these mistakes are made.I would also advise you get a mentor who can put you true

  14. Efogher Joseph,This was a very useful post packed with solid advice. I have been neglecting my title tags. Thank you for the reminder.Angela

  15. Angela, you are welcome.
    Always remember to optimize your post before publishing. This would help you get maximum benefit from both human and search engines

  16. Osei Fortune says:

    Well there are quite a few mentioned mistakes im making but learning something new everyday so recently i started to use seo and do a little keyword research .. by the way can you recommend any website or tool i can use to do my research for me its adwords

    • Osei, please check the following links:

  17. Osei, You really need change some practices in order to catch up with recent trends.As for the research tools, here are a few ones you can make use of:

    You can send me a mail so I can attach others. Comment box is refusing to accept more URLs

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Joe, only 3 links are allowed in comment box. if you want to add more links please remove the “http://www.”! from link.

      like: mydomain.com

      Thank you!

  18. Osei says:

    Thank you will try them each out and see how they work :)

  19. Rajeev. R says:

    Awesome article. I enjoyed reading this article and agree with all your points

  20. Ashish says:

    Well SEO is something which should be took seriously. Many bloggers made this mistake and they still facing trouble. It can drive lots of organic traffic to your blog which is very good for making money online. Adsense loves the organic traffic :)

  21. Ashish, I agree with you that SEO is still relevant for organic traffic. But the problem now is that a lot of bloggers are busy chasing after building backlinks at the expense of providing quality content for their readers. If you build the backlinks and there are no contents for the referred traffic, your efforts are wasted.

  22. Beth Hewitt says:

    Great post, I would add that they haven’y figured out their niche properly. Bloggers often blog about everything or nothing. They really need to be building up a solid following of people who are interested in what they have to say. Also I make most of my money as a by-product of my blog. I am not just a blogger, but I make a lot of connections, clients and sales from people who have read the kind of stuff I do. And finally many fail to realise that Blogging is a long term strategy and they give up before they really got started.

    • Beth, You are absolutely right. To make an impact, one needs to identify one’s niche. Knowing your niche makes it easier to administer to a target group. But when you blog without a target niche, anyone comes to your site and also gets out without finding satisfaction.

      Persistence is one key virtue of everyone who wants to succeed as a blogger. Even if you don’t get tangible result right now, there is need to be patient because sooner or later you start getting encouraging results.

  23. oh this is really interesting and every beginnner blogger face these problems at first thanks for the share

  24. Antoni says:

    Nicely stated. I was a victim but i came to realise my mistake and i killed them with my bare hands

    • Antoni, great to hear your testimony. One is bound to make some of these mistakes at the outset, but being able to identify them and rise above them is certainly a huge achievement on your part. keep it up.

  25. Beth, Thanks for this wonderful contribution. Discovering one’s niche is very important. It enables you deliver to a target audience. It is difficult to make a headway if we keep blogging just about anything.

  26. Akhilesh says:

    hey ! really very nice post and it also have interesting stuffs for all new bloggers like me but i want to ask you, is it compulsory to check our site title before writing each post.

    • Akhilesh, Good to know you found this post helpful. It is not compulsory to first check your site title before writing each post. It is necessary to check your site title before writing post title in order to be sure your title conforms with the theme of the blog, if you are a visitor and you are writing your first article there.

      However, if you are the owner of the blog, you do not need to follow this ritual since you know everything about your blog – its concepts, categories, target audience, etc.

  27. ataur rahman says:

    Thanks this site for your helping post. I am a new blogger. So this tutorial will help me very much. I will follow all the steps on my blog to about money making by blogging. I agree with you.

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