“Hey OM, how are you? I’m a huge fan of your blog and the hard work you put into it. Your numbers are amazing and I love the way you interact with people. I was wondering how I can also monetize my website? What are the tricks and tips you use?”
I get this question a ton. A ton.
The amusing thing about the example I just used is that the person named off everything I do to grow my blog. Oh sure, there are some blogging tricks you pick up along the way, but the majority of blogging on WordPress is utilizing the tools we all have. That’s kind of what makes it interesting to me. Do I think some websites are afforded special privileges that allow their post greater reach? Absolutely, but you’d have to ask one of the cool kids how to get that black card. I’m just a regular blogger.
I think people believe I’m being trendy when I say “the grind” when it comes to the work a blog takes. And that’s just the blog. I’ve stopped most of my side projects like writing on a book and I only have time for posting and interaction for now. But that all changes daily and you have to adapt with your website if your website is your sole focus. Mine is. I love https://aopinionatedman.com/ and I’ve spent countless hours here. Countless hours.
You see this is more than just a website I come to and change designs on. It is more than just a blog where I log my life through micro posts and random iPhone shots. It is more than what any of you think it is because you can never know what this site means to me.
I’ve spent almost five years now on this playground and it has been long enough to become my amusement park. It is the escape my brain needs from things that obligate it, to the fantastic. Everything is fantastic here isn’t it?
You can do anything with a website, make money, sell ponies, or share your dreams. How much work are you willing to put into it? Start there.