‘Million’ is a magical word. However, until a few years back, it used to be an alien word for me. I’m from New Delhi, India, and here we talk in Lakhs and Crores. Thanks to globalization and the growth of the blogging and startup industries, “million” is no longer a word that is exciting for me. Why am I talking about this word? Because ShoutMeLoud receives more than 1.5 million page views a month, and one of my goals for this year is to reach 2 million page views a month. I think we can get there… Welcome to this special transparency report of ShoutMeLoud! Every few months, I publish a report like this stating what is happening with our blog, how we performed in terms of traffic and income, and a lot of new ideas and suggestions for bloggers in every niche to grow their own blogging businesses. If you are not sure why I publish such transparency reports, then you should read our philosophy here and check out previous income reports … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud July 2017 Blog Income & Traffic Report: $50k Milestone
Here is the latest income report! (December 2016) On December 1st, 2008 ShoutMeLoud was born. I started out as a person who had no idea that anyone could actually make money online. In fact, I thought all online money-making proposals were scams. In time, however, I discovered that bloggers can earn money from a blog in various ways. These include: Putting up advertisements Affiliate marketing/sponsored reviews Selling products such as eBooks and online courses I earned my first online income by helping a guy with a matter related to his Google Webmaster Tool. He paid me $10 via PayPal. This was the first time I realized that I could make money online. That was 2008. Now it’s 2016. Over the past eight years, I have learned and implemented various techniques that help me to make a living from my blog. Whatever I earn now is a result of the hard work that I have put in for all these … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLouds Blogging Income Reports: 2008-2016
Well, you are not alone as this is happening with all the bloggers around the globe & in this article you will learn why this is happening & how to fix it. Ad blocking technology (Which blocks ad display) is making the life of upcoming & existing bloggers (Including you) challenging by affecting the overall blog revenue. It’s true that Adblockers make web surfing faster & more enjoyable experience, but at the cost of revenue for bloggers & web-publishers. Many bloggers like us understand that by not blocking ads, we are supporting bloggers & encouraging them to churn out more compelling content. But, still a majority of internet users use Ad-blocker to have a smooth web experience. I don’t even blame them, as it’s annoying when you open a website & it shows multiple pop-up ads & is full of ads. But, how do innocent bloggers like you & me whose blog revenue is going down due to increased use of Adblocker? Recently, you … [Read more...] about How To Stop AdBlockers From Hurting Your Blog Income?
I left the corporate world when I found out I was pregnant with my last child. He was born in the year 2000. After a couple months of getting used to the idea that I now had an infant to care for and two other children, I realized I needed something for me. I missed working, but working out of the house wasn’t one of my personal choices. Fast forward to today, I am now a single mom to three kids and I have custody of my four-year-old nephew. And, I’ve been fortunate to work solely from home all those years and still am. I can’t count the amount of times per week that I am asked how someone can make money online and do what I do. It’s not magic, anyone can do it but the problem is most people think it’s easy and doesn’t require much work. Wrong. It takes hard work, dedication and a lot of patience. First and foremost, having diverse sources of income is important when your business relies on the Internet. I have my own affiliate Websites and I also do … [Read more...] about Multiple Streams of Blogging Income
Professional blogging is a situation when a person takes blogging as a full-time profession. He indulges in the blogging activity in such a way that he has no time to do any other work. It means that only blogging become a source of bread and butter. So discussion is, Is it really worth to resign from a current job and to go for professional blogging? Some persons always remain in dilemma that what is the correct time to start with professional blogging. Quitting your current job which is paying you some decent recurring money is a tough decision. Here I am describing some points which you should consider before getting into professional blogging. Money Money may be the most important factor for tending you towards professional blogging. If you are earning some decent amount of money from blogging, may be slight less than your income, then you should consider yourself to off from your job. It is a foolishness to left everything for blogging because it may be possible that some life … [Read more...] about When you should start Professional Blogging