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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by jowhyte(m): 4:35pm On Apr 26
33k views is a lot. That should have given you at least 500$ to 1k+$ if you are on good niche.

Some niche CPM are just terrible and does not worth monetizing via Adsense affiliate offers or sponsored posts/videos should be more profitable.

Again, your watch times says a lot. Around measly 80hrs of watch time from 33k views shows either your videos are very short or people are not watching enough.

EkenmaPeter:
We still de struggle but we no go ever stop.
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by CuriousX: 4:36pm On Apr 26
pennyseo:
This is a response to a thread where someone is asking if blogging is dead

https://www.nairaland.com/6480905/blogging-still-profitable

please don't contact me am not ready to share my mail or phone contact

Let me introduce my self : A Graduate from UNIBEN, searching for work after graduation from Lagos to Abuja, spent over 2 years submitting CV. Even tried PH,had to give up.
I recently opened this username for reason, let's leave this story for another day.

I am a seasoned YouTuber for years where I make videos and all sort, earning month to month doing reviews and the rest.



But in the past 2 years and few months I have dived into blogging to test the ground and i must tell you blogging is not dead.
It depends on your approach, there are over 3.5 searches done on Google on daily basis and it's increasing day by day.

I was recently paid few days ago and below is my earnings from a blog.
www.nairaland.com/attachments/13440427_img20210424034510_jpegce9684458600899c4d9c392b7b9fcde2
Exchange via 486 plus bonus on incoming fx by FG
www.nairaland.com/attachments/13449406_img20210426070155_jpeg2a8740fdf3a14ec14ee94cbe03f10b02

When you mentioned blogging or blog what comes to the mind of most Nigerians is Linda ikeji the celebrity blogger who just occupies a tiny space or niche , I always refer her as a gossip blogger.
Blogging is far More than that. blogging is broad, from medical, tech, finance, fitness which are broad niche to micro or sub niche like dating, fishing, sewing, swimming, recipes, parenting, cars, motorbike, wine, bear etc. I could list over 200 sub niches.

Here are some comment on that thread






Blogging has come to stay and it goes beyond gist or gossip which linda ikeji popularise.
I earned close to 2m plus this month.

Yes blogging takes patience, a blog should pick up from the 7th month , if everything is done right by the blogger then traffic should be coming in from 7th to 8th month as at the time of writing this post then the peak period should be 24 months.




Most successful blogger are on nairaland and I have contact with a few who i connected with to share some ideas though some choose to comment on thread and shy away from discussion on earnings etc.
There is a guy here whose sitz makes 4000 USD daily. shocked



Linda ikeji blog is not dry in fact she makes millions of naira in a single day from adsense. I can't say how much she earns but believe me she got an insane traffic that can guarantee more than 15,000 USD a single day.. Believe me she might make more than this. Most of her readers are Nigerians in diaspora who wants to know gist back home.

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13440392_img20210424030721_jpegcde9c4890b3d150370bca6286bee8293

I got to know that via some tools, which shows that more people a from abroad gets news from there.



Nigerians are not lazy, Nigerians are great people with best brain only the society and our leaders are making us look dumb.

I know a Nigerian that makes 25k to 30k USD monthly on apps from play store.

You should understand that a sole aim of going into business is not to laugh.. See I don't blog for passion rather for money. That's it




Blogging is saturated.
There is room for everyone. Believe me. Blogging at the moment is not saturated. In fact Google once made it clear that over 30% of search quarries are something that haven't been searched before and over 3.5 billion searches are done daily.


The key here is identifying those searches and picking the ones that are not talk about on any site or few sites. Avoid the most competitive ones as a starter.



To earn high, don't target Nigerians as advertisers in Nigeria are not willing to pay as high when compare with USA, UK, Australia, Canada, etc.
If you get 2 thousand page views daily you can get approximately the payment paid up there.


Picking your fight at the weakest point is your chances of success. Finally Avoid copy and paste

I believe that you earned that as i have seen someone who showed his earnings in a video but earnings are from youtube.

Can you mentor me? I would love to learn. I know basics like how to buy domain, and set up wordpress and post content.
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 4:41pm On Apr 26
FiverrTutor:


2million is a big big lie for a 2 years old blog. I know what I'm saying. Why can't he post the URL link of the blog here

Its a big hoax to me.....but the way he posted his topic it seems he is a Youtuber...Ok if he is a Youtuber lets see his youtube channel

how can a 2 year old blog earn 5000usd gbosa ...Oga an lie...oo

if you even check his febraury earning he made 0 naira and suddenly march earning 5000 about ...oga this guy de tink say we be mugu

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by 004gist: 5:01pm On Apr 26
Revolva:


Its a big hoax to me.....but the way he posted his topic it seems he is a Youtuber...Ok if he is a Youtuber lets see his youtube channel

how can a 2 year old blog earn 5000usd gbosa ...Oga an lie...oo

if you even check his febraury earning he made 0 naira and suddenly march earning 5000 about ...oga this guy de tink say we be mugu

It's possible if you target low competitive keywords.

Remember that this kind of blog is usually lengthy and not the regular naija kind of blogging u know.

"is eba sweater than honey" if u write a lengthy post on this like 1500 words. Google will rank u first page because no one talks about it except u

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 5:02pm On Apr 26
004gist:


It's possible if you target low competitive keywords.

Remember that this kind of blog is usually lengthy and not the regular naija kind of blogging u know.


Yes lengthy time in post give more impression and more money that is what Opera hub is using to pay writers

so tell me what are low competitive key words
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by 004gist: 5:08pm On Apr 26
Revolva:


Yes lengthy time in post give more impression and more money that is what Opera hub is using to pay writers

so tell me what are low competitive key words
Blogging has evolve, don't look at it from that narrow view we used to know.

Stop saying is not possible. This earnings has changed my views honestly not the 2 years stuff. But blogger is possible to make it after all
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 5:17pm On Apr 26
004gist:

Blogging has evolve, don't look at it from that narrow view we used to know.

Stop saying is not possible. These earnings have changed my views honestly not the 2 years stuff. But blogger is possible to make it after all

YES you guys should put us through in this game....bro no be to de talk blogging has changed tell us the tricks pls google money no de finish ... let's share good money an

I have a verified UK Adsense in my blog but they keep limiting the ads..i have a youtube channel that is monetized am working on the AdSense PIn now and content on my youtube
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Elixirsblog: 5:35pm On Apr 26
what's your niche
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by 004gist: 5:47pm On Apr 26
Revolva:


YES you guys should put us through in this game....bro no be to de talk blogging has changed tell us the tricks pls google money no de finish ... let's share good money an

I have a verified UK Adsense in my blog but they keep limiting the ads..i have a youtube channel that is monetized am working on the AdSense PIn now and content on my youtube

I haven't earned much from adsense. The last time I earned was 5 months ago and it took the blog 3 months to reach 100usd.

I was considering selling the blog and the ads to add to money to start up business but right now seeing this post has changed my mind.

Am starting afresh now
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Durklil: 5:48pm On Apr 26
Really
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Sprumbaba: 5:54pm On Apr 26
pennyseo:



Adsense is the key and should not be kicked aside, there are others that pays higher like ezoic, adtrive,Medianet etc . Most guest post ask for do follow links which I find not really my thing. Although some might like it.

There are other ways to earn like affiliate which I intend diving in soon... What do you think about vpn niche where each affiliate commission comes monthly as long as your referer keeps subscribing


I just deposited my own affiliate check this morning. The VPN niche for the US market is saturated and difficult to break into.
If you want to localize it to Nigeria, maybe you can make money from it.

I am 100% affiliate marketing. Build a niche-based, like Best of ...... and Product Comparison and Product Review. Targeting the US market, you can do $4000 to $8000 a month. Currently monetizing with info products and physical products. No Adsense yet.

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Sprumbaba: 5:58pm On Apr 26
leksdigital:
Of course Blogging is not dead, most of us want to become the next Linda Ikeji by just copying and pasting other peoples content.

There is no way on earth you will make money like that.

If you are serious about blogging, you should know the following

1. You need to understand SEO
2. You must do keyword research to know if the content you are writing is being searched by people
3. You must be creative
4. Do not do copy and paste
5. If you won't be original or you won't get access to breaking news do not do gossip and entertainment blogs , some top blogs have already dominated that niche and they pay people to source for content, it will be hard to beat them
6. You need to be consistent
7. You need access to the right tools
8. You need to look for other ways to monetize your blog
9. You need a good hosting
10. Be ready to do marketing, infact spend 80 percent of your time marketing and 20 percent of your time creating content
11. You need a mentor

If you would like me to mentor you, kindly join my Freelancer and online business group here.

https://www.lekeadelaja.com/group

Please this is not going to be free. I have come to understand that free trainings are never effective. It won't be expensive either. I will ensure everyone can afford it. Also
What kind of tools do you use? I am willing to know if any Nairalander is using tools like SEMRUSH as most of the best SEO tools are expensive.
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Emmaxy9(m): 6:19pm On Apr 26
@op although your screenshot looks suspicious; you earned nothing throughout the month of April. But I believe making money from blogging is very possible.

For some ad networks, 1000 page visits gives an average of 10$. There was a time I even saw a epmv from Australia at around 100$! I was shocked. P.s: this is Ezoic which pays per 1000 visits instead of CPC like Adsense.

Tbh, if you want to rack in dollars from blogging, the best bet is to target us, uk, Australia, Canada and other top tier countries.

It’s going to be hard; yes, I mean researching Content about things you don’t know, but at the end it’s going to be worth it.

Initially, I fooled myself going after passion and was blogging about Nigeria. But i found out it’s not lucrative and giving me the life I desire. Yes, people make money blogging for Nigerians, but you’d make much more doing so for us and other tier 1 countries!

And for folks who are questioning the authenticity of the thread due to the age of the blog; what I’d say is that it’s totally possible. I know a blog that was formed 2020 and now makes around 4000$ monthly from Ezoic. If you want proof, I’d give you link and you’d check his twitter; he’s actually transparent about it.

from the little I learned from the white man, the key is to target underserved niches or areas that are low competitive and have a good search volume. What’s more surprising is that he’s blog doesn’t even have too high DA. And he has about 260 posts from the last time I checked his sitemap.

Making tons of dollars from blogging is super real. But the question is not if it’s possible but are you willing to put in the work, toil, sweat, blood and grind? Tbh; it’s not easy. There are times I cry internally, not seeing my posts on first page after taking lots of time to write over 3000 word unique articles. Patience is key, and consistency with quality is everything.

If you want to make money from writing, then you should enter freelance writing. It’s quicker and has lesser heartbreaks. Get my ultimate guide book to freelance writing which teaches you all my strategies to become a terrific freelance writer.
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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 6:20pm On Apr 26
004gist:


I haven't earned much from adsense. The last time I earned was 5 months ago and it took the blog 3 months to reach 100usd.

I was considering selling the blog and the ads to add to money to start up business but right now seeing this post has changed my mind.

Am starting afresh now

Bro my problem is AdSense limiting my ads and it's annoying to me I just don't know the cause of it
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 6:23pm On Apr 26
Sprumbaba:


I just deposited my own affiliate check this morning. The VPN niche for the US market is saturated and difficult to break into.
If you want to localize it to Nigeria, maybe you can make money from it.

I am 100% affiliate marketing. Build a niche-based, like Best of ...... and Product Comparison and Product Review. Targeting the US market, you can do $4000 to $8000 a month. Currently monetizing with info products and physical products. No Adsense yet.

How do I go into product review and product comparison abeg show me the way
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Penboy: 7:05pm On Apr 26
pennyseo:


That's money was paid into dorm account and was exchange via the bank


Banks do not change money from dorm account to Naira account

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by geunik(m): 7:11pm On Apr 26
Penboy:



Banks do not change money from dorm account to Naira account
Tells you how people lie here to be relevant
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 7:31pm On Apr 26
Penboy:



Banks do not change money from dorm account to Naira account

I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond

You should understand that the Nigerian government needs foreign remittance, they lack dollars right now, they are bringing in policy that encourages people to sell fx to the bank rather than black market.


https://nairametrics.com/2021/03/06/cbn-introduces-naira-4-dollar-scheme-for-diaspora-remittances/

When next you go to the bank, tell them you want to exchange, don't withdraw it, they might give you a transfer form, from there you can transfer the fund and they pay you higher.


Please accept all I said with open mind and carry out extensive research.

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 7:34pm On Apr 26
Sprumbaba:


I just deposited my own affiliate check this morning. The VPN niche for the US market is saturated and difficult to break into.
If you want to localize it to Nigeria, maybe you can make money from it.

I am 100% affiliate marketing. Build a niche-based, like Best of ...... and Product Comparison and Product Review. Targeting the US market, you can do $4000 to $8000 a month. Currently monetizing with info products and physical products. No Adsense yet.


I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond

I don't do best of..... Because the competition is just way high every eye are on amazon rather I write long informative post that are not found on any blog I.e no blog has it as topics.

Most times am just the one talking about that stuff and boom Google being me to top. Although search results are low on this term or quarries

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 7:48pm On Apr 26
Revolva:


YES you guys should put us through in this game....bro no be to de talk blogging has changed tell us the tricks pls google money no de finish ... let's share good money an

I have a verified UK Adsense in my blog but they keep limiting the ads..i have a youtube channel that is monetized am working on the AdSense PIn now and content on my youtube

I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond


Check your traffic sources. Are you sharing your post on social media? Like Facebook, twitter or even nairaland.

If you do this and your site traffic from search engines is low than traffic received from this other sources then they will limit your account.

Stop sharing your content now and activate amp for WordPress, now activate the mobile them and dont force redirect desktop to mobile. Next place your ads code on the amp pages alone, when search engines pick the amp pages only ads will get displayed to organic viewers.

Keep this till ur ads is restored, and at lest more 4 months untill your url is removed from the flagged zone

This will best if majority of your traffic comes from mobile

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by fulfilled2016: 7:51pm On Apr 26
Pennyseo2:



I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond

I don't do best of..... Because the competition is just way high every eye are on amazon rather I write long informative post that are not found on any blog I.e no blog has it as topics.

Most times am just the one talking about that stuff and boom Google being me to top. Although search results are low on this term or quarries

I love this model. It seems everyone here do not believe you.

Would you love an idea to prove them wrong that the impossible is possible?


A 2 year old blog can make 5kusd in a month
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 7:52pm On Apr 26
Revolva:


Its a big hoax to me.....but the way he posted his topic it seems he is a Youtuber...Ok if he is a Youtuber lets see his youtube channel

how can a 2 year old blog earn 5000usd gbosa ...Oga an lie...oo

if you even check his febraury earning he made 0 naira and suddenly march earning 5000 about ...oga this guy de tink say we be mugu

I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond

I made 3200 USD previous last month. If you want prove I can share you pictures on that
Please don't derail the thread.
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 7:56pm On Apr 26
Truth234:


Is not even possible because I have a 10 years plus website. And a friend has an almost 23 years old blog he bought its url from someone and built on it. He has one of the most read websites but it does not take home $5000 a month with 5 to 8 staff/writers.

In fact, $5000 was his goal the last time we spoke.

I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond

It depends on what you are blogging, your target audience, the level of competition, luck is there also, your level of research.

I don't do news, or something that makes me write everyday. Each of my post respond to certain search quarries that are extremely low competition and such a post will still drive traffic in next 5 years time even though I just leave the blog like that without adding a single content to it

I have over 10 writers
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by NaijaCuzin: 7:56pm On Apr 26
jowhyte:
33k views is a lot. That should have given you at least 500$ to 1k+$ if you are on good niche.

Some niche CPM are just terrible and does not worth monetizing via Adsense affiliate offers or sponsored posts/videos should be more profitable.

Again, your watch times says a lot. Around measly 80hrs of watch time from 33k views shows either your videos are very short or people are not watching enough.

please do you have better niche ideas?

That can generate good fund from Adnsense
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 7:59pm On Apr 26
fulfilled2016:


I love this model. It seems everyone here do not believe you.

Would you love an idea to prove them wrong that the impossible is possible?


A 2 year old blog can make 5kusd in a month

A white guy I follow makes 30k USD, blog open 2019. With no backlinks to it although now he has backlink due to the age of the blog and traffic level.

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Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Elxandre(m): 8:00pm On Apr 26
CapitalBank:


Just going through your content and it look like I am the writer lol.

the flow and everything is what I could write. Most Nigerians think blogging is celebrity blogging like you highlighted. This is because it is where they first heard of it.

For most of us that learned from international space, we know all the sides not known to them. Another angle is flipping the blog for much more money. this your blog that made you $5k can be sold for nothing less than $45-70k if you can maintain that earning for 1 year to 2 years.

Above all, you did justice and I hope they will have the courage to do more research on their own.

Why should he sell something that makes 5k monthly for 70k?
Just trying to understand.
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by NaijaCuzin: 8:08pm On Apr 26
DomainGist:
If you can help me run some blogs and get Google adsense approved on it, contact me
I can, if its wordpress and co

Not
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 8:12pm On Apr 26
Pennyseo2:


I was block by nairaland boot, banned expires 3pm tomorrow, I just opened this account now to respond


Check your traffic sources. Are you sharing your post on social media? Like Facebook, twitter or even nairaland.

If you do this and your site traffic from search engines is low than traffic received from this other sources then they will limit your account.

Stop sharing your content now and activate amp for WordPress, now activate the mobile them and dont force redirect desktop to mobile. Next place your ads code on the amp pages alone, when search engines pick the amp pages only ads will get displayed to organic viewers.

Keep this till ur ads is restored, and at lest more 4 months untill your url is removed from the flagged zone

This will best if majority of your traffic comes from mobile

Wow thanks for dis trick I will try it and what ninche are u doing ...well but my traffic from social media is not that much na I don't even share to social media much
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by fulfilled2016: 8:14pm On Apr 26
Pennyseo2:


A white guy I follow makes 30k USD, blog open 2019. With no backlinks to it although now he has backlink due to the age of the blog and traffic level.

Sure, I believe under the guidance of someone like a mentor, nothing is impossible, especially if the said mentor has achieved same or greater.

Did any mentor helped and guide you into getting that result?
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 8:24pm On Apr 26
Revolva:


Wow thanks for dis trick I will try it and what ninche are u doing ...well but my traffic from social media is not that much na I don't even share to social media much

That's where the problem lies and this has made the system flagged your account.

Also check if you are blogging on terms that are not allowed by adsense.
Re: Rejoinder: Blogging Is Not Dead In Nigeria by Pennyseo2: 8:32pm On Apr 26
Smatkomo:
Please what are the SEO tools you guys can recommend?

The best seo tool for you is Google search result it self. That's what I use. others are just although still useful but not accurate.

Although I have access to moz, ahrefs, keywordfinder, SEMRush... All paid tools but I used them to analyse site and get their keywords, analyse their strengths n weakness

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