PostHeaderIcon What Do You Blog For - Cash or Passion?

With lots of blogs emerging on the internet recently, one can easily find one or two blogs on any niche you can think of. The majority of those bloggers are either blogging about how to make money, how to blog or blog about social media.

Irrespective of what the niche is, bloggers blog mainly for two major reasons; MONEY and PASSION. Most bloggers start their blog for the purpose of making money. I've always been asking questions that which of the two is better, is it blogging for cash or for passion?

Using my case as an example, I started blogging around 2006 (not full time) and my main purpose of setting up a blog was to make big money. I never had any idea of what I want to blog about. I started with an IM blog, but later changed to a forex blog because I was not making any dime from the blog. I was disappointed because I felt that blogging was full of crap as I can't achieve my goal.

Then, later I discovered that one need a lot of traffic to really make money from a blog, so I did my research and found out what people search for most online. One of the niches that had a lot of searches online was news, so I created a news blog. Eventually I started receiving traffic with little return in my Adsense revenue. I wasn't satisfied with what I was earning because I thought I could become super rich if I start a blog. And also to get breaking news online and to post them on my blog was a huge task for me as a part-time blogger.

Since I was working harder than what I was earning, I totally lost passion for the money in blogging that I have to quit. Not until when I educated myself and found out the real secret behind blogging, that’s when I started my previous blog and I realised that blogging is more of a passion than business.

I found out that blogging for money will get you frustrated if the cash is not coming but if you are blogging for passion, entertaining and educating your readers, you will never get bored of it. Your readers will find your blog interesting and educative and this will make them come back. And remember that the more visitors you have the more your potential of earning big from your blog.

Now I write what I enjoy writing and reading, I blog on what interests me. So I dont care about the money. I know I can make money from my blog if I monetize but that will be after working on building traffic and creating a better experience for my readers.

  • Never let money be your priority when starting a blog
  • Blog only on stuffs that interests you
  • Make your blog post interesting and educative enough to turn your visitors into subscribers
  • When blogging for fun, let time plays it own part as the reward will come, but it will take some time
  • And lastly never loose focus, persistence is the secret of the game called blogging.

What other things do you think we can note to develop a huge interest in blogging? What can aspiring bloggers do increase their passion for blogging? Let us know you opinion.

Wish you goodluck

PostHeaderIcon How I earned my first dollar online

This is a post from my former blog. It's always nice and interesting to share such experience with people. It will motivate them to make theirs too.

I never believed it not until when it happened to me. I could still remember that day vividly when I shouted in a cybercafe at the surprise of my first dollar online (my first online income).

Many internet marketer will not share their money making secret with you until you pay for it. I won’t blame them, they are only charging you for the information and the time they spent in researching and testing the secrets.

My first dollar came from Google through their AdSense program. Actually I have read a lot about this program and I never firgured out how to go about it. I started by designing a small website with the intention of filling it with affiliate ads from clickbank and ads from Google AdSense.

I registered with clickbank and I got 10 hot affiliate products to promote. Then, I launch the website so as to apply for AdSense that internet gurus say it is much more easier to make money with. I submitted the website to Google's editorial crew for review to get approval to their Adsense program.

After 2 working days, I got a message from them stating that I did not qualify to use AdSense on my site. I was totally disappointed in my first attempt but they did mention one thing and that is the reason why the website was rejected. They said my site was rejected because I was promoting Google’s product on my site. I got confused, so I was forced to review all the affiliate products I was promoting and I later found out that I’ve got GoogleCash among the affiliate products listed on the website.

Immediately I removed it from the list, I reapplied. And later my site was approved. I nearly went mad when I saw couple of days later after I've done so many search engine submission and forum posting that I had earned $3 in my Google Adsense account. This, geared me up to do more and since then I have been making money from Google AdSense.

I will like to say that, Google AdSense is one of the best, easiest and quickest way to earn your first dollar online. Nothing can be more easier than AdSense.

PostHeaderIcon It's a New Dawn

This is a start and formal opening of my blog to the general public. I was initially blogging at, but with lots of difficulties have been facing recently with my host(Nairahost), I have concluded that I will opt for blogger's free blog hosting service. Atleast my blog will keep existing as long as blogger exists.

I will continue posting my thoughts and articles here henceforth and I will also try to bring in important posts from my previous blog here. I have tried the new Google's blog transfer program to see if it is possible to import my previous blog which is a wordpress blog to blogger. But it seems to be not working for my blog because it is heaver than what the spplication can handle.

I'll repost those hot articles here so that everyone can see it come live again. I do hope you like the design of this blog, I did the design myself using Artisteer Blog Template Designer, so if you want something like this, you can let me know. It will not cost much I promise :). It could even go for free, depends on me.


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