When to start Monetizing your Blog
Nowadays there are hundreds of blogs springing up daily and the common mistake I observe on all of them are – premature or early monetization. Most of the newbie webmasters dream about starting to earn from day one and create a blog and add advertisements almost simultaneously. This is a big mistake as it makes your blog look spammy and not focussed.
For example, this very blog that you are reading is 7 months old and I consider it still not worthy of serving advertisements. The income blogging game is all about understanding the basic money minting formulae that works!
Content -> traffic -> advertisements -> money
The above lifecycle is the only method that works. Great content drives good traffic which is the converted to money through ads or affiliate sales. I strongly recommend serious bloggers to concentrate on niche specialized content development for at least good 6 months before you consider monetization from your blog.
The process should be gradual and organized, initial months should be purely used for content development on the solid foundation of on page and off page SEO, followed by various promotional activities all contributing to building a good user-base.
Take home: blogs with great content are eventually appreciated by he search engines and people, build your blog on the solid foundations of quality and value and soon you will find your self earning a surprise income from your blog! Please feel to ask me any question that might come to your mind on these lines.