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How to Make Money with a Blog WITHOUT Trying to Make Money

Updated on February 26, 2014

If you want to know how to make money with a blog then you need to STOP trying to make money!

Don't write blogs just for the money; write blogs to benefit others and they'll want to give back to you.

By the end of this article you will know exactly how to make money with a blog.

Don't Do It for The Money!

If you're truly serious about having a successful blog online, that brings you a steady income, then you can't focus on the money! If that's all you care about then it's going to start to show and your traffic will dwindle, you won't get as many comments and people aren't going to pass your blogs around. You don't want any of that to happen!

When you write with the specific purpose of making money it'll often come off as an ad or something your readers will see right through. They will realize why you're writing about a topic and ignore all your affiliate links or ads. They will see you as a beggar, trying to squeeze change out of all of your readers. Why? Because so many people write for that reason! They're use to seeing it and people are hard to fool these days.

A job is where you make money but a job is also something that people seem to hate. Do you want to hate posting on your blog? Then why focus on making money, which will only make blogging seem like a job and a chore to you? And when you don't see the money coming in, you'll get frustrated, you'll think about quitting and you'll wonder why you even write blogs. These are all good reasons NOT to write for the specific purpose of making money.

Do It to Benefit Others!

Instead you should focus on helping others in any way that you can. It could be something as simple as brightening someone's day but you have to focus on your readers. Most successful writers, bloggers or not, all seem to help people with what they write about. Think about your favorite authors or bloggers... what do they do for you? Why do you follow them and read everything they put out?

Is it because they help you? Is it because it's enjoyable to read everything they write about? It probably is! And when someone helps you out through a simple blog post what do you usually do? You let them know through a comment or you pass it onto someone else you think it would help. You don't look at it as an ad. You read every inch of their page, clicking the links they give you because you trust them. And when you write, you want your readers to feel the same way about you.

Because when you read their comments it's going to make YOU feel good! The praise will make you want to write more often and will show you what people really want to read. It makes blogging seem like less of a job when you can see the difference you are making. And, by paying attention to how people comment, you can easily pick new topics for future blog posts. This is truly how to make money with a blog.

Your Readers Will Want to Pay You!

How can I say that? Well, there's a subconscious need for us to give back when someone gives us something. Like when someone gives you a Christmas present and you kind of feel like you should give them one too. But with blogging it's not quite as forced as feeling like you have to give back. You honestly want to give back because you appreciate what the writer has done for you.

Sure, some of your readers will "give back" by linking to your blog posts and passing them around to others. That will get you a lot more traffic and some new readers. But other people will keep an eye out for what you recommend to them. They will start to trust you and may even want to be in your shoes. So if you recommend a book to them, they're going to want to read it too because maybe it helped you get to where you are. And they won't care if it's an affiliate offer; they will be happy that you showed them the book and feel like you deserve the commission.

And some people might even want to give you money as a donation or for some one on one help. They realize that you need money to survive and that your blog might cost money to keep it online. So some people might want to donate to you so that you keep feeding them your awesome blog posts that help them get through their day. Other people might want you to personally help them through consulting or just answering their questions and will actually pay you to do that. They know you're busy and it might even make them feel a bit special that you'd take time out of your day just for them.

As odd as it sounds, this has been proven to be the best way to make money with a blog. So don't write for money, write for your readers and they'll give back to you because you deserve it. Now you knowhow to make money with a blog!

Do YOU Know How to Make Money with a Blog?

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      vijaya kumar 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      wow! awesome hub which i haven't read before. i agree with your point don't start a blog just for making money online instead write an article which helps the readers and what readers excepts the money comes at the back of your blog..

      "so if you want to make money write an article which helps reader and they return you as money"

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      Dr Franklin Rafa 

      7 years ago from London uk / Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

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      7 years ago

      I want to make money through blogs. I want the information:

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      Dori Ball 

      7 years ago from Safety Harbor, Florida

      Thank you for reminding me why I started writing in the first place...

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      Dr Franklin Rafa 

      7 years ago from London uk / Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

      there are so many ways to make money , if you have any problems with money you can email me , note: i only help people to cast different kinds of indian spells , if you want to know more about me you can visit my profile thank you , email ;

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      Ben Guinter 

      7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hey Steve,

      I would say that you should write for the people first and then, after you finish writing your post, come back and make really tiny edits so that it's SEO friendly. Your writing will come out a lot better that way.

      And if your horror stories are getting a ton of traffic, then stick with it! If your how-to style posts are getting more of the traffic, then stick to that. The people want what the people want, and some people are just better at certain styles of writing. So, let your stats tell you what you should stick to writing about, but ALWAYS check your grammar, spelling and punctuation.

      So, keep an eye out for which posts people seem to like the most, stick to that style of writing and just keep at it. You can only fail if you quit!

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      Steve West 

      7 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      As a new hubber I am finding there are so many things I didn't know about this whole online writing for money thing. Do you write to people or search engines? Should I write horror stories or how-to's? Should I be concerned about grammar, spelling, and punctuation? I guess if it were easy everyone would be doing it, however it is not easy. You actually do need to be a good writer. I truly would like to make a career out of writing; it fits my idea of a perfect job. How do I make it work?

      I have been looking at ways to help other people who come to my page and after reading this hub I feel it is the right way to go. Helping others is what I will focus my future hub efforts on. Thank for the good advice. I enjoyed reading your article. If you get a chance look at my page, I would love some constructive criticism from someone who obviously has it figured out pretty well.

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      7 years ago

      very basic advise but true, but sometimes its hard to focus on what you want or what other needs.

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      7 years ago from The tiniest state in the union.

      Indeed, Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago


      The ways to make money online always inspired me more and more. I am happy to see your post. you had said that write for the benefit of others not for making money. Exactly it will turn over a lot rather than to work for making money. thanks for sharing your idea.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      7 years ago from Fontana

      It seems like commong sense; however, most of us don't really think of it that way. We have to think about what expertise we have to offer that other people want.

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      7 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thanks for reminding me to focus on serving others, how you can help people on your blog.

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      Natural World 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma 2012

      Voted up, useful and interesting! Thanks. Informative.

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      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      It is indeed so hard to write a blog at hubpages not thinking about money since right from the beginning we sign up in order to earn even for a very small amount (at least when starting). I like the idea of blogging in order to benefit other people. At times, we are too caught up at how much we could earn and so write blogs motivated by it. But when we write to benefit OTHER people? That's truly priceless!

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      Claude Clements 

      7 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      I couldn't agree more. I could see a turn in my comments once i started being more concerned with my content instead of traffic.

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      7 years ago from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

      Great hub....Thanks for sharing.

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      Dee aka Nonna 

      7 years ago

      Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Thank you for sharing.

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      Shasta Matova 

      7 years ago from USA

      I fully agree with this. When I read blogs that have turned commercial, I stop following them, because they are no longer fun to read.

      My daughter had a play once in school. Since they did not have a big auditorium, they managed to get some space in a church, but the church insisted that we could not sell tickets or sell the bake sale food we had. We could only ask for donations. The drama teacher was incredibly surprised at how much more she received when it was voluntary. Voted up.

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      7 years ago

      So true, so many people start a blog or writing on HP for the money. When it doesn't work straightaway, it gets dull or boring and they disappear.

      I was like that in the beginning and then I decided to write about what I like to watch and share some of the things I have learnt on HP. It's turned my account around and it makes it easier to write.

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      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      Good advice!! Providing value to your readers is one of the most important things with online writing. Helping others is also a great feeling, and if you make money from doing it ... well, life is just darn good!

      Sharing with followers, pinned to 'Awesome Hubpages' shared board (if you are on Pinterest, let me know on my hub and I'll add you to the group), up, useful and awesome.

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      7 years ago from South Africa

      I enjoyed reading thank you. This is an interesting perspective to adopt when you have a blog.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      7 years ago from Pune, India

      Great tips for new bloggers, thank you for sharing them.

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I really have to work on my blog I have totally neglected it thanks for your valuable points

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      Barbara Badder 

      7 years ago from USA

      Inspiring! I've always done the website thing. Maybe I'll try a blog.

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      7 years ago from India

      Great information ..this hub is really very useful ...Thanks for the useful tips and advice

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Reading this hub is the best thing I could have done for myself today; I have been feeling down of late because I don't feel like my hubs are "commercial enough" and I'm not reaching enough people. This gave me the shot of confidence I needed to keep on keeping on with what I am doing, which is writing hubs that I feel might help others. Thank you for this!

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      Karen Creftor 

      7 years ago from Kent, UK

      Very useful hub thanks! *voted up*

      ~Kaz x

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      7 years ago from 821 N. Mantel Ln. Santa Ana, CA 92701

      Fabulous post Bendo13. Quite useful and helpful details. Keep it up.

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      7 years ago from France

      Hi Bendo13, what a brilliant hub. I can see what you mean about writing a hub not just for the money. I will hold my hands up for that one, especially when I first started but I don't now. I love doing it and making new friends. If I earn it will be a bonus.

      It is a lot of reading so it is bookmarked for me to refer to. Thank you.

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      Ben Guinter 

      7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yes MsKejci, I make money through my HubPages hubs and from a handful of different blogs in different niches, outside of HubPages.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      No problem, molometer... I hope you start seeing great success from your posts!

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      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Bendo13 you are right and thankfully my head is now in the right place. Thanks I owe you one. I have embraced to 21st century.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, samer1.. thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from egypt

      good content

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad you got something out of it, Jlava73!

      Exactly, socialninjastx... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from Conroe, Tx

      So true. Do it because you want to and you will achieve greater success than doing it for money.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      8 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Excellent Advice!

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, MaxFueled... I hope it brings you success!

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      8 years ago from , Fort Worth, Texas

      It's amazing how something so simple can be right in front of us, yet be so easly overlooked! Thanks for the valuable tip Bendo13....I will put it to use.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks for the vot, pharmacist... I'm glad you've seen success from a similar philosophy!

      No problem, trich36... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for the great advice man.

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      Jason Poquette 

      8 years ago from Whitinsville, MA

      I have personally found this to be true Bendo. Great points. Voted up.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, vperry... let me know how it works out for you!

      It's a long article, breakingnews... gasp! haha

      I'm sure you can, pedrn44... just stick with it!

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      8 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Great advice, Bendo. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I can make it work for me.

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      8 years ago from Pakistan

      oh my God, whats this

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      8 years ago

      Great share! Thanks. Worth trying, for sure!

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That's a great way to go about it, Dolores Monet... if you would come to your blog and read it yourself then others probably would too! Just watch the results and see what gets the most attention... and then set a schedule for yourself... maybe post once a week so it's not overwhelming.

      Thanks, MoiraCrochets... I'm glad you like it!

      I'm glad to hear that, eslob... thanks for reading!

      No problem, francismalz... I'm happy to help people along the way!

      Glad to see you're back, Gloshei! There's a lot of content in there and even more in the comments, but hopefully you can piece it all together! Your readers will be different than mine, depending on where you write and what you write on, so your best bet is to get to know them as much as possible.

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      8 years ago from France

      Hi Bendo, Keep coming back to this hub and find a different answer each time. I only hope one day I can make it flow like you do and help others too.


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      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thanks for the advice. Very inspiring. Keep it up

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      Bandar F 

      8 years ago from Dammam

      Good post, thanks for sharing, i learned alot :)

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      8 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      A very beautiful hub! Kudos!

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      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Love the advise. I just started a new blog and am trying to do what you have suggested. I love to check out people's blogs, about home projects, crafts, and the like. I am trying to create something that I myself would like to see. But am a bit lazy.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, Hashirraja... glad you liked it!

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      8 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad you two liked it, Kawaljit kaur and Eight8Consulting... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from United States

      nice one.....really loved it :)

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      Kawaljit kaur 

      8 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      Good advice. I am sure it works. Thanks

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I hope you get something new from it each time, revortay1... thanks for reading!

      The more you give the more you get, cyoung35... that was some good advice you were given!

      Exactly, Firstiwe... it's the best way to approach it!

      True, Hubertsvoice... a little research can go a long way. But everyone finds the perfect groove for themselves eventually. I didn't research the "when" to post this or "how" to (that came with practice) but I knew the "where"... HubPages needed a post like this (the "what") and that took care of the "who" too... I didn't think it'd be such a huge success but you all proved to me that it's the kind of content you want!

      That's very true, lazko... with how fast things move online we sometimes think it'll happen for us just as quick. But building a following and a steady flow of traffic can take some time... you just have to stick with it, take breaks when you feel a little burnt out and just let search engines like Google have a little time to see all the activity going on.

      No problem, Earn4free... sometimes we need reminded of the common things!

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      8 years ago from the Earth

      Interesting point of view Bendo13! One of my blogs gained PR2 a couple of months after i stopped my monetizing attempts, i.e. i stopped writing, promoting and linking. After i wrote so much content i told my self "stop mate, give it some time". And it worked. Sometimes doing nothing is better than doing everything :).

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      8 years ago

      Bendo, thank you for your article it's great. I am retired with a good income. I started writing because I have a lot to say. Even though I have a lot so say I have been researching how and when to say things and when and where to post them. I have the time to do this, some do not. I would encourage those who do not have the time to do both research and preparation while blogging to research and prepare first.

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      8 years ago

      It is really worth trying to think about readers first, and if they like your blog, then monetizing it is not a huge problem.

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      Chad Young 

      8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Great hub! I was once told if you want to make money online to take your most valuable knowledge and then give it away for free. This is so true and your hub is right on the mark.

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      8 years ago from PA

      This is a very good hub! I must say I have visited this quite a few times and I can't quite know why. All very good information and a great way of thinking about blogging

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad you agree, lender3212000... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      That is true, great content will attract readers and income as well!

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I'm glad you liked it, FaithDream... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Great article. Written with such common sense and purpose. Enjoyed reading your topic. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My thoughts exactly, Dale! Thanks for reading!

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      Dale Mazurek 

      8 years ago from Canada

      This hub and theory makes a lot of sense. Just keep on blogging and dont even pay attention and before you know it the money will start coming. Very well written hub

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That's a great example, eddiecarrara! And it kind of gives others an idea on how they could come up with topics... just think of things you recently learned how to do or something you used to solve a problem yourself and write about it. Chances are you're not the only one with the same problem! Thanks for the vote!

      Thanks, plikwatulimo... I hope you find success with it!

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      8 years ago from trenggalek

      wow....this is good opinion. So, iwantto try it.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 years ago from New Hampshire

      Hey Bendo, I usually write about problems I have found solutions to. I once wrote a small 4 page blog on an indestructible mailbox because my regular mailbox became batting practice every other weekend. I know a lot of people have the same problem, that's why I wrote the blog, not intending on anyone even reading it, but I figured if someone did find my blog, I could point them in it right direction. Now I make money with adsense and Amazon, go figure:) it's funny, if you search indestructible mailbox, my blog comes up, and I just wanted to help people, I wrote from the heart and it pays off :) great hub, good advice, voted up.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could be an inspiration, LetLoveBe! That topic seems like something a lot of people could benefit from these days... keep pumping out info like that and the money will come!

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      8 years ago from Any Where

      Your article/essay helped me to write what was on my heart at the moment (reintegration after deployment). I usually blog about romantic love. Thank you for the inspiration to continue (even though I have yet to make money!).

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yeah Troppus1, it's been said that what is popular (doing things just for money) is not always the best way to make money. Thanks for reading!

      Definitely, b2b-sales-europe... if you want to find success you have to start with quality content! All the traffic in the world can't save crummy content.

      Glad I could help, pinkish... thanks for reading!

      I hope you don't mean that you're going to try to add my content to your blog, Facebook Apps Developer? Perhaps it's just broken English, but I don't want my writing copied and posted on another site... but definitely suggest these ideas to your friends!

      Yeah a lot of people want that, wordscribe43... but with all good things, it takes a little work. The longer you stick with it, the more success you'll see!

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      Elsie Nelson 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Excellent advice! I will add that it takes a lot of time too. Many people expect overnight success, but it takes a while to build readership.

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      Facebook Apps Developer 

      8 years ago

      nice advice. I'll try to put it up in my blog and suggest my friends.

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      8 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Great insight! You are simply pointing in the right direction: making money means to serve a customer. If no one is buying (reading), there is no market.

      Sell (Write) for the benefits or to fulfill the needs of someone, they will pay and there is a market.

      We are living in a time with informational over flow. To be seen every writer has to find his community.

      As in every business a little additional marketing will help to increase making money, but marketing can't compensate for the lack of quality!

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      8 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Great article - love the insight as so many other sites are focusing on how to make money with your blog while TRYING to make money.

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Why thank you, kripkrip420! ;) And I agree with your statement too!

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      8 years ago from In relation to what?


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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      This is true, mojefballa... but it only keeps coming if you have the right mindset!

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      Ikeji Chinweuba 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      making money is really fun..especially when the money keeps coming and coming..

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, Sparklea... you'll get the hang of it in no time! Welcome to HubPages and keep in mind that you want your writing to come off as a conversation with your reader, so your past experience is really going to pay off!

      Haha nice, xmobile... I guess it did a little! And true; there are always bills to be paid... but which would you rather a tiny bit of money now because you did it all for the money or a ton of money that is sprinkled into your account now and starts to snowball as you get more readers and never drops off?

      Glad I could help, DrDuchess... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from Nowheresville

      Thanks for the Hub. Tremendous help.

      Lol at the above comment

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      8 years ago from Hubpages, GoogleNet

      Great article. It really is hard to not do it for the money when there are bills to be paid though.

      Btw my Kid bro looked at your picture and said you look like voldemort

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      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Wow! Thank you! Loved it! I am very new to Hub Pages and I've made alot of mistakes, but I hope the more I do it the more I will see improvement. I totally agree that it is so important to keep the reader in mind. I was a member of Toastmasters International for 16 years (international public speaking organization) and I was taught to always have the audience in mind, NOT myself. I've been a writer most of my life. So glad to have discovered Hub Pages and I am trying to make composing inspirational hubs a priority! YOURS WAS A MASTERPIECE. Sincerely, Sparklea - Hub newbie :)

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Welcome to HubPages, NewOrleansFlair! I'm glad you got something out of this article... thanks for reading!

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      8 years ago from Louisiana

      New to the hub and really enjoyed this article. Will have to come back and read again. Very interesting!

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, felixkugz... I'm glad I could help inspire a different mindset for you! Thanks for the vote!

      You've got quite an interesting writing style, jeremiahjpwalton! With this kind of mindset I'm sure your book will be a success... can't wait to see you get it published!

      Glad I could help, HikeGuy! HubPages will be a nice side income for you before you know and without you even trying!

      Happy I could help you out, AUPADHYAY! Feel free to keep digging through my writing; I've written a lot on how to structure your hubs. I don't really give much information on a specific layout but I give a lot of tips.

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      8 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Refreshing -- much better fit with how I want to work. Articles on keyword analysis give me a headache. I do commercial writing for a living -- when I write here, it has to be something I'm enthusiastic about. Thanks for providing a focus on giving value to the reader.

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      Jeremiah Walton 

      8 years ago from New England

      Great advice! I appreciate the article and I'll keep that in mind when it comes to my book I'm publishing "Nostrovia!". Check it out on my hub and tell me what you all think of my writing!

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      8 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Bendo 13 hey!

      Very nice post! The way i view posts has changed after your post. I vote up!

      Cheers and keep those good posts coming!

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, My Digest... I'm glad I could be an inspiration! Thanks for reading!

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      My Digest 

      8 years ago

      You are an angel Bendo! I love this hub! You inspired me. Thanks!

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      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yeah WD Curry 111, you can tell when people do things for money that the outcome really is lacking any personality or drive... they're just doing it to get by.

      I mean look at professional sports; they only really try hard when it comes time to make the cut for the playoffs. When it becomes more of a job than a passion then you run into problems.

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      WD Curry 111 

      8 years ago from Space Coast

      I'm not a blogger, but your attitude and approach is good for any endeavor. As far as blogging and hubbing are concerned, let me give a sloppy quote from the book of Ecclesiastes.

      It is good for a man to grasp a thing in one hand and not let goof something else withthe other, The one who loves God will come forth wit both.

      I aqm a freelanc artist and writer. I have found you are right. When I set out simply to make money, something always seems to ruin the day before it is all over.

    • Bendo13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Welcome to HubPages, realestatebytodd! Glad you got something out of my article!

      I hope you see success from it, loveonline!

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      8 years ago

      Very inspirational - gonna try to put some of this to use :)


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