Do the statistics show Bloggers make money?
If you look at the statistics, you may ask that same question, “Can Bloggers make money?”. Polls that were taken in The United States indicate that only 5-8% of bloggers can claim to be able to support their families with the income they receive from blogging.
Now, that may seem like a very dismal figure, until you put an actual number to it. The problem with statistic is that they can be very misleading.
Just like the man who couldn’t swim almost drowned wading through a pond he new statistically was only an average of 3 feet deep. (The statistics didn’t tell him about the 12 foot hole in the middle of the pond).
Match the percentage to a real number
It’s the same with statistics that are intended to be negative. When someone tries to steal your dreams by quoting a statistic like I mentioned earlier. “Only 5-8% of bloggers in the US make enough money blogging to support their families.” You need to ask the question “5 to 8% of what number?”
When you consider that there are over 30,000,000 blogs in the US, then you can deal with real figures. 5 – 8% of 30,000,000 would mean that 1,500,000 to 2,400,000 families in the US can claim to actually be supported by a blogger.
Now that’s really saying something, isn’t it? Now let’s go a step further, Let’s say we apply that same percentage worldwide. There are over 600,000,000 blogs on the internet today. If we were to say 5 to 8% of the worldwide number, it would be an incredible 30,000,000 to 48,000,000 bloggers able to support their families with their blogging.
What about you?
Interesting isn’t it? But regardless of what these figures say. And regardless of what the statistics show, it really just boils down to whether normal everyday people like you and I can actually make a full time income blogging.
The answer to that question is a simple, straight forward, resounding “Yes“. But, There are conditions. One of them is that you will not be able to build income quickly. It will take time. To believe otherwise is nothing more than hype.
The beautiful thing about blogging is the way you can continually gain more and more visitors. These visitors are called “organic traffic”. This is the best quality traffic you can get on the internet. These are people who are actually searching for what you’re writing about. You just can’t beat that kind of traffic,
Be careful of the “hype”
The only way to gain that sort of quality traffic is by consistently generating great content. This may be why the percentages are the way they are. It does require commitment and work. AND time.
Often people are mislead by the advertisements of a relaxed person sitting on the beach with a cocktail on a little table and laptop on their knees, while raking in millions of dollars. When people believe it’s that easy, they’re being set up for failure.
Blogging is real work
The truth is, you must be prepared for the actual work and be able to put in the time to build momentum in your blogging business. And yes, a blog is a business.
From the moment you get your first payment deposited in your account, it is an actual business. It needs to be treated as such to be successful.
So the next time someone asks you, “Really,.. can Bloggers make money?” You can answer them with the simple statement “Absolutely”.
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