So, in my infinite wisdom (yeah right), I’ve decided to come up with a plan to make one hundred dollars a day from any blog.
Sounds too good to be true? Well it is, but then again it isn’t. How can that be? Simply because it’s all theory. If you don’t like math this might get a little intense for you, but please bare with me.
There is no fool proof way of making any amount of money blogging, unless you are promised money upon completing an article.
Anyway, moving on. Let’s say we have a blog, and let’s call that blog, The Blog Of Vast Nothingness, or BOVN for short.
Suppose BOVN averages 500 visitors in a 7 day week. From those 500 visitors, BOVN earns $10 a week.
Theoretically, all we have to do is look at the fact that we want to make $100 a day and use a bit of simple math. So if 500 visitors will make us $10 and we want $100, which is 10 times $10, we need 10 times 500 visitors. So simple! 5,000 visitors a day will get BOVN $100 dollars a day!
The guys over at BOVN have run into another problem. They aren’t getting 5,000 visitors a day! Daily, BOVN averages a little over 70 visitors a day.
Here we have two options. Optimize and promote the articles they already have to get more traffic to them, or create new ones. Since optimizing and promoting can cost money, they chose to just create new articles.
Now let’s look at the article count. They have 40 articles total. Some articles only attract one visitor a day, others attract 6 or 7, some don’t get any. Either way, we can assume that for every 40 articles BOVN gets about 70 visitors. The math here we would do is 70/40, which would mean that every blog article is worth 1.75 visits. So in theory, 5000/1.75 = about 2,857.
That means that in theory, BOVN needs 2,867 articles to get 5,000 visitors a day to earn $100 a day. That my friends is utterly ridiculous.
This is why optimizing your articles is still important. Also consider affiliate marketing to supplement your income, it isn’t as difficult as you may think. You don’t want to have to write 3,000 articles just to make a little over $100 a day. You can apply the same math to your blog to see how far away from $100 a day you are.