If you want to learn how to blog for money for free, KnowItAll has your back. You may be scratching your head right now and asking yourself “What does this guy with a mess of a blog know about blogging for money?” and “How much money can this guy be making from this blog?” Both are valid questions. However, before I answer those questions I need to explain a few things about this blog.
StupidityIsContagious.com was never created as way to blog for money or make money online in general. That’s right, I created this very blog with no intention of ever making a dime. With that being said, the obvious question is why did I create the blog if not for money.
The simple truth is that I created this blog with no other purpose than to rant about things that really pissed me off. I was full of angry thoughts about various topics yet had no outlet in which to vent my frustrations. I was tossing and turning one night and a thought entered my head…..why not just create a blog? Doing so would allow me to get my thoughts out and the responses I would get would provide me with pure entertainment. I would no longer have to worry about suffering from an aneurism.
In late January of 2010 I began to create StupidityIsContagious.com and the blog went live on February 28th, 2010 with my very first blog post. It felt great to get my thoughts out! However, I started to become bothered by a troubling thought sometime later, almost a year later in fact. I created the blog to vent my frustrations yet I had no idea as to how many people were reading my posts. What was the point of putting my thoughts into writing on a blog if I had no idea as to how many people by rants were reaching? I might as well be talking to myself and I’m right back to where I started!
I needed to rant and people needed to read my rants in order for me to feel fulfilled. I became a man on a mission! I spent whatever free time I had learning as much as I could about WordPress and search engine optimization and began to implement what I had learned when I came across an amazing FREE tool that allowed me to start tracking my blog traffic at no cost. I began to use StatCounter and started tracking my traffic on January 24th, 2011.
I spent almost all my free time researching and implementing what I had learned and the end result was 48 visitors! A lousy 48 visitors over the course of 8 days! An average of 6 freaking people a day after creating 44 blog posts! That’s hours of time that I spent on my keyboard typing away and I reached a freaking 6 people a day! Luckily I’m stubborn. There was no way that I could have possibly done everything wrong. All that I needed to do was tweak things a bit and tweak things I did!
February 2011 – 1,907 Unique VISITORS!
Fast forward two and a half years and I get a steady average of a little over 1,100 unique visits per month. What does it cost me for this traffic? $0.00! Nada! Zilch! NOTHING!
Back to the questions posed at the beginning of this post. What do I know about blogging for money? I know that approximately 2% of bloggers make money for their efforts. I know how to get traffic at no cost. I know that if I share my knowledge and you are dedicated to making money from blogging you can make a decent second income.
How much money do I make from this blog? Approximately $2 a month! Like I stated earlier I never had any intention of making an income from this blog. It’s nothing more than an outlet for me to vent about things that piss me off and I have NO DESIRE to start over from scratch with a niche.
I KNOW that if I actually implemented what I know I COULD make a minimum of $1,000 a month. The problem is that I don’t have the time or the desire to devote the time necessary to make that $1,000 a month. The fact of the matter is that I don’t need to make a penny from blogging for money. My wife and I earn over a six figure income at his point in time, which makes us middle class in New York City. However, we will be earning over $200,000 a year within the next 5 years.
At the end of the day, devoting 2+ hours a day to blogging to make $1,000 a month isn’t worth my time. After the tax man screws with me no lube I would stand to earn around $600 a month. $600 a month means nothing to me but may make a huge difference in your life.
If you’re willing to learn I can teach you and it won’t cost you any money or you can fall victim for the below crap like many do.