This is a question that years ago I would be very interested in because while I went through University and learnt more about Web Design I was hoping that I could do it as a full-time occupation, however I never really put the work in and now I don’t want. This blog or any of my others were made for me personally and hoping that I could make money off them, to be honest I’m consolidating them all to this one because blog is now for me not to make money.
I feel that if you want to make money off your blog you need to be consistent and have a subject to make all your content around and to be honest I’ve never been able to do that. The main reason I am asking this question is because you see many YouTube content producers switch to services like Patron where people can pay them an amount a month for them to keep producing content for you. The reason for this is because they feel or can no longer get the money they used to be able to get from advertising. Now I hear you say what does that have to do with Blogging, well for me I would say its the same system even if it is different media. I think you can still make money off a blog if you do it right and if you are willing to put the time in. It’s not just the content that you produce its about taking the time to find other blogs on similar subjects, taking the time to read them and comment.
I say that because a prime example my most success article as far as views and money generated was this one about my Chromebook. Why? Because I posted it in Google Chromebook’s community on Google+ so although its hit or miss doing something like this but you are promoting to people who are already interested. Now don’t get me wrong when I say it was successful it wouldn’t be enough to live off ever or even pay for this hosting but it just showed that if you were to put the effort in it could still be done. The problem that most have is everyone has a blog these days, how do you stick out from the crowd and keep those views up? These are all questions that you have to ask yourself because I don’t have the answers, because I can’t help but feel that it comes down to the individual. Why I hear you ask? Well in my opinion only you know your content on who you want to read it.
If I was going to push this blog into a money-making machine, I would probably have to spend only 10% of my time creating content and 90% working out how best to market the content find the right places to promote it. To try to answer the question can you make money blogging still? I would say yes but like everything as more people do it, it becomes more and more difficult.