4 Tips for Knowing When to Monetize Your Blog

Hey there, here is the html version for my blog post, below. I just ask that you let me know either way if you'll use the article or not in the next few business days, otherwise I'll send it to another interested site. Thank you! Most everyone with a business site or a blog considers the idea of monetization – making money off of your work. It is definitely possible, as countless bloggers can attest to. The problem for many is knowing when to begin. When should you start monetizing? With 31 million bloggers in the U.S. alone, according to Blogging.org, there are probably millions of people asking this exact question. The answer is not 100 percent clear. There are certainly some good indicators of when monetization might be viable, including traffic levels, amount of content and overall influence. In the end, however, you decide the timing. You Need Content The phrase “content is king” may be overused and strewn all around the web, but that doesn't mean it's a myth. People go to blogs for content, probably content produced by you, and you need to have a respectable amount of it before you begin asking for money. Marketing and media relations consultant and blogger Rebecca Coleman recommends 3-6 months of regular content creation, at least a post a week and 20-50 posts already created before you begin monetizing. You Need Traffic If you plan on selling ad space through Google AdSense or to other vendors, you need to have enough traffic on your site to justify it. The arguments over just how much traffic is necessary are endless,...

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