You have month number one under your belt and now you are working on month number two. Congrats! These are tough months for some individuals. Like I said in my “How Much You Make Blogging Month 1” article, this information you read here is something you will have difficulty finding out in the wild. My blog/ website that you landed on is very unique in the way that it is organized, coded, and scheduled. The dream of most bloggers is to make passive income doing what they want, writing about what they want, and creating content when they want to do it. So, just for fun, I decided that I would create a blog that reflected exactly that. If are curious in the content month to month follow this link. At the time of this posting there will be a calendar that can be interacted with. Check it out!
Month number two was exponentially interesting to me and I could see how a lot of people could have the same experience that I had. I was very consistent making blog posts with month number one. For the most part, I had a new post every day with a few exceptions. Now for month number two, I had significantly less time to work with. This was especially true with the Christmas season in the works. First and foremost, I am a book publisher. I have book publishing to do. This also really put this blog to the test. I was beginning to notice trends in the analytics data, as I was also becoming more and more confident in the way I posted information and pictures. Go through the history of my posting and you will visibly see this.
Now onto the question at hand. How much does one make blogging month number two? What if I was to tell you that I increased my profits from month number one to month number two by 1400%? Sounds pretty good right? That is exactly the mindset you need to have when looking at these numbers.
Remember how much I made from month number one? Get ready, here comes the big number! I made $2.47 from month number two, and I am still absolutely ecstatic about it. Yes, I know that it is a pretty large amount of cash. With that amount maybe I could go to the grocery store and pick up a soda. That is missing the point though. Remember, 1400% increase. There is some serious potential with percentage increases like that. As this blog grows in size, as does the traffic to it. We have no where to go but up. If you liked that, get ready for month number three! It might just blow your mind.
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Oh boy, I could talk about this topic all day long. Learning from success and failure is habit that all successful people are refining throughout life and is something that people like you and I need to strive for. I already have thought of a good example of this topic. Lucky you! Over the course of this blog I have been adjusting everything from the pictures used to the way that the titles are phrased. Everything is purposeful, I can assure you. I am beginning to see trends thanks to Google Analytics and Adsense. I invite you to look back through my posts and see how they evolved over time if you are interested in how to evolve your blog in the right direction. This is truly an example of changing criteria over time in order to find out what people enjoy reading about. I certainly have had some wins and losses.
Just the other day I put a white board up in my office so that I could write and graph out what posts did well and what posts did not. Some of the data is a little screwed since my Twitter audience is mostly made up of writers, publishers, bloggers, and artists. However, doing this gave me a good idea of what interests my current audience.
Now to turn the focus on you. Have you been experimenting with what works and what does not? It’s important to try something new each day. I invite you to start switching things up a little. You’ll be surprised at how drastically changes can be made. Try changing what is shown in your images. Entice your audience with different words used in the title. Change up the length of your posts. I have found that individuals do not like reading super long articles despite how much I like to write. Big surprise, huh? There is certainly a sweet spot in between all the previously listed extremes. It’s all about learning something new every day and acting to change or adjust what does not work.
What have you found that works and does not work for your web pages? I would love to swap experiences and knowledge with you! Hit me up on the comments down below or on my social media!
Maybe if you have visited my site over the past couple days you noticed my unobtrusive advertisements that are now solidified on the pages. If not, welcome! Ad-mire (ha! ad pun) the sites and great content complimented by these funny little boxes. I’ll tell you what, it was a pain in the butt learning how to place ads on an Easy WP site. The main problem I had was that there was no easy way to get to the website’s code. If you’re anything like me, no coding background, no previous website creation background, you’ll probably find doing this a difficult task since you need to directly place code from other websites into your own. Breathe easy young one, follow along and I will tell you how I worked around this. (REMEMBER) Make sure that you have your Easy WP site already created and ready to go. It is also important that you have been posting to and using your website. Part of the authentication process includes an analysis of the amount of website content. Remember, I am not getting paid for mentioning any of these companies. This is literally the easiest way to do this.
If you’re you’re doing this for the first time I highly recommend using Google AdSense. Create an account with them and give them your website details. This is super easy to do. A few short questions later, you will end up on a screen that gives you some scary looking code. Take a deep breath, we will come back to this later.
Since there is no easy way to access the code on Easy WP we will need a plug-in that allows us to do this. Go to this tab on your dashboard
on the top there is a “search plug-ins” search bar. Type in “Ad Inserter” and install the plug-in.
After the plug-in is installed you need to make sure that it is activated. Click the “Plugins” tab again on the left hand side, then again on the “installed plugins” drop down menu. Make sure what’s circled in the picture says, “deactivate” -meaning it’s already active. If it does not say this, click it to make it so.
In that same picture next to the word “deactivate” there is the word “settings”. Click the word settings.
Click the tab circled in the above image. After clicking that tab there will be new tabs that pop up underneath it. Click the “header” tab the appears.
Remember that code that Google Adsense gave you earlier? Go back to that code, highlight all of the code it gives you with your mouse, and copy it.
Go back to the “header” tab mentioned in #8. Right click in the big black box and paste all that code.
Alright, you’re half way there. Make sure #1 in the picture above is green. If not, click it to make it so. After it is green, click the save settings button in #2 in the picture above.
Go back to your Google Adsense page and complete the instructions it gives you.
Now you wait until Google Adsense verifies your website. It says on the Google Adsense screen that it could take a couple hours or a couple days. This waiting part took me a couple weeks. Be patient. It’s not broken. Sometimes this takes time. The first time I did this, I did not have enough content on my brand new website. I posted for a couple days, which solved the problem.
After you have been verified, Google will congratulate you and give you one more piece of code for you to place. Same as before, copy that new code just like in step #9.
Go back to the tab in image #7 listed above, then click the “header” tab in step #8. There will already be the code you placed before in that black box. Click at the end of the old code, enter once, then place the new code under the old code.
Repeat step #12- basically just making sure the code is active (green light) and everything is saved.
Again, go to Google Adsense and finalize the steps it give you. Through Google Adsense, set up the way you want the ads to be presented on your site. This will be your personal preference.
After you finish the next steps there is another waiting period. This waiting period is for the ads to actually appear. This waiting period took me 24 hours. Could be shorter for you. Could be longer for you. Patience- Just like in step #14.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully placed ads on your Easy WP website! Twenty short steps? Psssh, that was nothing. Let me know what you think in the comments down below or on my social media.