As bloggers the number one reason why we blog is to earn a passive income from our blog although many of us blog for many different reasons. We will explore the number one reason why we blog and that is obviously to make money although we see from my last post that some people blog for fun. The big question is should we start monetising our blog or should we build our authority first? This may sounds a bit thought provoking but as bloggers what do you do first start building your authority or monetise your blog, by building authority i meant building a community having a solid network of bloggers and readers.
Building authority and monetising to me both walk hand in hand however, there is an old saying that goes you can’t have your cake and eat it, same goes for bloggers. I strongly believe that if you start building your authority before you begin monetizing our blog then the chances of making money becomes greater. i must warn you this is my personal opinion there are no scientific facts to back this up but in reality this is obvious. Building Authority is a way of having a network of bloggers, readers and subscribers around you, this will serve you well as with this network you can gain their trust and they will help to promote your Blog. How building authority will help you may ask? Building a network of trusted bloggers and followers will be at your advantage because if you are trusted then very one around you will believe in what you do or offer. A perfect example is Hesham of famous bloggers he uses thesis theme on his blog that means if he recommends it you would trust him that it is good theme.
Blogging is not a ones man game I guest you have heard that before, so build your authority first then after that it is time to start monetizing your blog with a network of bloggers , readers and subscribers around you they will help to attract new readers who will potentially becomes customers. Monetising is on every if not all bloggers agenda how you do it is up to you , there are many different ways to choose from, you have Google adsense , selling E-books and or advertising space.
Now what is your take in this do you believe that you should build a network first or do you start monetising straight away? Share with us what you think is the best way of doing this. What method of monetising works best for you and did you build your authority first or start making money straight away. Thanks for reading this far your comment is important feel free to share your thoughts.