When should you Monetize your Blog?

When you own a blog, there’s always a chance to monetize and take full advantage of it, provided that you know what to do and when is the best time to do so. Top bloggers worldwide have told the curious folks and budding bloggers out there about the fact that they’ve waited at least 2 months to a year to monetize their own blogs. There have always been clashes in opinions when it comes to the right time of monetizing one’s blog. Some people will tell you to wait around for awhile until you get a certain number of subscribers while others might advise you to wait until you receive a certain amount of stable traffic before you monetize your blog.

Nevertheless, making a lot of money through your blog is still achievable but make sure that you do it at the right time. Successful and top-earning bloggers regularly face challenges with trials and errors along the way. Getting a good amount of traffic to your site is the key in monetizing your blog. Without any audiences, you won’t be able to make money. Follow these simple and basic tips before monetizing your blog:

  • Create an email list at the start of your blogging

    This is one of the most sure-fire ways in utilizing your blog and monetizing it. Since most bloggers don’t realize how important it is in managing and building a list of emails, you should know by now that the money can be found in the list. If you keep on updating your readers/ audiences regularly with unique and fun information or whatever it is that you need to announce, you’ll start to have a solid fan base and a good amount of followers who’ll listen to every word you say and this is the best time to entice them by monetizing your blog. Make sure that your blog caters to their personal needs and whims.

  • Have at least 100 visitors/ audiences on a daily basis

    There’s no doubt that you’ll need a good amount of traffic in order to earn and make more money through your blog. For instance, if you only have a handful of visitors or less than a hundred audiences to your blog per day, it’ll be extremely challenging for you to make money through your blog with Google Adsense. If you are on WordPress, you can use the WordPress Stats plugin keep track of your blog’s traffic or you can also use those that is provided in your hosting control panel. Once you’ve managed to get lots of traffic, you should start monetizing your blog instantly.

  • Wait at least 2-6 months or a year

    Depending on how well you’re able to get and increase your blog’s traffic, you should wait around for awhile before you start monetizing your blog. If you have an amazing amount of traffic to your blog, then wait at least 2-6 months before you start monetizing your blog but if you’re having a hard time in getting a sufficient amount of traffic to your blog, then it is better if you wait around for at least a year. Also, be patient and write good and original content on your blog consistently.

  • Have at least 30 -50 blog posts

    The moment you start writing your blog posts, they’ll show up on Google, which equals to your generating exposure and organic traffic. You’ll generate more traffic the more your blog posts are indexed.

In a nutshell, when you are very serious and keen on monetizing your blog to make greater money, make sure that you have unique, interesting, and informative blog posts or content on your blog that no other blog is offering to make it easier for you in getting more traffic. For the case of increasing your traffic, do your own research and compare your blogs with your competitors in the industry that you’re targeting in (e.g. finance, web hosting, art and design, etc). Find out what makes them tick and figure out how you can improve your own blog and beat out your competitors so that your targeted audiences would flock to your blog instead of theirs.

Before you monetize your own blog, you’ll need an adequate amount of traffic to your blog first. Remember, more traffic to your blog equals to a bigger chance of successfully monetizing your blog. Once you’re sure that you already have a solid fan base or readers, you can then start monetizing your blog. Advertisers are generally into popular, well-known and well-read blogs with big audiences!

About Jasmine

Jasmine is an experienced web hosting professional who also has a passion in web design and blogging. You can find her at Top 10 Web Hosting, a web hosting review website and Malaysia Online Boutique, one of the largest e-commerce websites in Malaysia. Do check out these websites.


  1. Lennart Heleander from Property Marbella says:

    Hi Jasemine,
    Your advisements are correct. Donít start too early. Here is my opinion in a nut shell. I am a proponent of making money blogging. We all know that blogging takes a lot of time and effort and why not make some money for your effort. Years ago making money from blogging was frowned upon. Popular sentiment today leans toward celebrating and respecting bloggers that are actually able to make money blogging. I actually cannot think of one single reason not to make money from your blog.

    • You are absolutely right. We should all learn from one another, and especially take advise from the experienced bloggers who have made huge sums of money online. I mean people like Darren Rowse and Shonemoney!

  2. yap, i agree with you. After we done all of that tips..you can start make money from your blog.

  3. True, banners are always going to be profitable as long as the people in charge are smart about it. A lot of people seem to just throw it live and call it quits though instead of tweaking and making it look good.

  4. Making money is one of the reason… some blogging because
    they just want to write and express their feeings.

  5. We should only monetize our blogs when they gets matured .

  6. Hi Alex,
    I agree with you that a blog should have a reasonable traffic before the monetization starts. I think the real urgency when a blog is new is some kind of list building windows like opt-in forms.

  7. Great post, i just discussed that same subject with on of my blog readers yestarday. Checking status is important also.

    • Great stuff. Let’s build more websites and monetize them when the time is right. When is the right time… read my post above!

  8. When bloggers invest so much time and money in their blogs why not earn? after all an investment should benefit us. Blogging has become a trend and almost everyone is planning to start a blog. Its good to start a blog and start sharing and interacting but in the race to earn some fast money bloggers should not fail to deliver quality work to its readers.

  9. Hi Jasmine,
    Creating an email list is definitely a must if you want to succeed in earning from your blog. As many successful bloggers always say Ė the money is in the list.


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