New blogs are copping up each day in countless numbers. If you’re starting a blog with hopes of making money online, it won’t take long to realize how difficult this task is. Regardless of whether your monetization plan is to promote affiliates, or use cost-per-click ads like Adsense, or even run CPM ads, it takes a massive amount of traffic to make money online.
How much traffic do you need to make money online? Look at it this way, rates with Adsense will vary depending on your niche and the source countries of your blog’s traffic. It also depends on the size and location of your ad units.
As a rough example, let’s say that you have 2 larger ad units that make $1 eCPM and a smaller ad unit that averages $.50 cpm. In total, that works out to $2.50 in your pocket for every 1000 page views on your blog. Now, if your blog is getting this type of return with Adsense, you’re probably in a decent niche and getting a reasonably good click thru rate.
Let’s say that you manage a whopping 100,000 page views each month. You’re only going to make $250 dollars with Adsense!
Most bloggers will never reach that level of traffic and will more likely plateau around 5-10,000 monthly page views. Even at 10,000 page views per month, you’re only going to make $25 bux, so it will take you 4 whole months to reach your minimum payout for Adsense.
Did I say that making money online was easy? No! To make things easier, one of the best options to increase your blog’s traffic is to either join or start your own blog network. Here’s an article with some tips on how to accomplish this: How to start a blog network.
Now, you may be wondering why you should bother joining or starting your own blog network. Here’s some reasons to join a blog network.