Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Secret of Money Making Bloggers

Some bloggers have made thousands of $$ from their blogs, but, unfortunately, most bloggers failed to do so.

In order to find out the secret of those money making bloggers, I have read an interesting article posted by Chitraparna Sinha in (below). Happy reading.

5 Reasons You Aren’t Making Money from Blogging

Posted by  on 8th Jul 2014 | 
Unlike the years when pro bloggers like John Chow and Darren Rowse came on the blogging scene, making money from blogging is comparatively easier now mainly due to:
  • a lot of exposure
  • timely guidance
Earning a decent $1000 within the first few months of blogging is not tough these days.
Still, there are a lot of newbie and intermediate bloggers out there who find it difficult to earn a substantial income from their blog/s.
Let’s explore.
Why Most Bloggers Don't Make Money Blogging

1) You have no Writing Skills

I don’t understand why bloggers tend to ignore this fact. You need to possess writing skills for creating a decent piece of blog.
True, no one is a born writer and second, you cannot afford to hire a writer when you are struggling to even pay the blog hosting fees, learning to be a better writer makes sense, doesn’t it?
All the technical details like PR, PA and DA does matter but just because your blog has PR 3 won’t make advertisers beeline with advertorials.
Where is the quality? Advertisers want quality. Think about it.

2) You are only depending on AdSense

Move over AdSense, right NOW!
If you are creating a blog just to earn money from AdSense, you’re making a big mistake. Don’t get fooled by those online AdSense reports. The bloggers who earn thousands of $$$ with AdSense probably have more than 50 blogs running AdSense.
…and did you honestly think you can achieve the same amount of success with just one blog? Really!
Don’t create blogs for AdSense. Even Google doesn’t want that.
Even if you want to make it the main earning model, start with at least 20 blogs at once. Do you have the manpower or money for this? No? Then don’t be a cry baby!

3) You are not a Marketing Ninja

Okay, not everyone has clever marketing skills. I don’t have but I still make a decent amount every month, so I must be doing something ‘right’.
What are you doing to market blog posts?
Just some Facebook and Twitter shares will give momentary traffic spike but they don’t work in the long haul.
Think – is your content worth marketing?
Be truthful and honest to yourself. If the answer is a resounding “NO”, then first learn to create marketing-worthy content and then reach out to advertisers.
Check out Joe Pulizzi’s Content Marketing Institute for awesome resources.

4) Your Blogging Niche is NOT Profitable

If the chosen niche doesn’t have any takers, who can you blame for not earning anything?
The first step towards making money from blogging is to choose a profitable niche. Blogging is a medium to connect with a particular segment of viewers. However, the topic of your blogging medium needs to be in demand as well.
For proper keyword research and to find profitable niches, I would recommend the LongTailPro Keyword research tool by Spencer Haws.
Niche matters a lot when you want to earn from affiliate marketing, which is definitely not easy. Most bloggers and marketers fail. For inspiration, you should not miss reading about Brad Campbell who is making a cool 6-figure a year in the affiliate marketing sphere.

5) You are not Networking

Business means networking. You cannot ever have a profitable business if you don’t know how to network with others.
Sign up on any of the popular social networking sites to start connecting with fellow bloggers. Facebook would be a good first option. You can join blogging groups, talk to experienced bloggers and learn from them.
  • Mix with the crowd.
  • Help others.
  • Become popular.
The idea is to make others recognize your blog. Not only will it send referral traffic, you will find other bloggers eager to advertise on your blog.


Making money from blogging is not tough.
Start using that grey matter (brain!) evolution has given you.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One year later

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

It has been one year since I last up dated this blog, many things have changed, some personal some general, happy and sad, even tragic.

But I shall try to avoid writing about personal, and sad or tragic things, I shall try to write about things that are worth sharing.

Thanks and regards,
Harry Nizam

Friday, March 1, 2013

The First of March

Hi Guys,

When I woke up this morning I looked at the Calendar and realized, among others, that I have not been up dating this blog since 7 February 2013.

The main reason for that was because I have been very busy with my day job which needs my fullest care and attention. 

Besides, I have was busy with my extra-curricular activities, as Judge in Speech contests in Toastmasters, and  the Asian English Olympics at the Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta.

Actually there are so many topics that I can choose, especially about Politics, Laws and Environment.
Therefore I will encourage (and motivate) myself to write again on this blog. Wish me luck guys.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Horrible Traffic

Yesterday I faced one of worst experience in my history of driving car.

I was supposed to be a Judge of for a Speech Contest held by the Motivators Toastmasters Club which take place at the Mayapada Building, Central Jakarta, which starts at 6.30 pm. 
Usually, it would take me not more than one hour to get to that place. But considering that it was raining quite heavily since 4 pm, I left my office in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, at 4.30 pm.

The streets that I passed were so heavily crowded with cars, motorcycles, bicycles, taxis, big and small buses. Some of the streets were inundated by water at the depth of around 10 centimeters, forcing drivers to move very slowly and stop causing a very bad traffic jam.
At 6.30pm I only reached the street in front of the Hotel Sultan, Central Jakarta, which means that I only reach a half way of my destination, and the vehicles in front of me were almost not moving. 
I tried to call Tantia the Chief Judge at Motivators but not answered so I sent a text message via Blackberry Messenger (BBM) telling her about the ugly situation and apologize that I cannot come to the Club.

After half an hour, I decided to return home by taking the toll road, so I ascended the Semanggi flyover and drove to Jl Gatot Subroto. The traffic was also jammed and I reached the nearest toll gate at 8 pm. Thank God the toll road road was not so crowded.

I reached my house in South Jakarta at 9pm feeling so very tired body and soul.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Girl behind the PKS Scandal

One of the reasons for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to arrest former chairman of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Luthfi Hasan Iskaq last Wednesday, was their investigations that lead to the arrest of several people including a 19 years old girl i.e. Maharani Suciyono the day before.

Maharani was arrested with Luthfi's assistant i.e Ahmad Fathanah, has five wives (here), in a bedroom of Le Meridien Hotel, Central Jakarta. At that time, they were both naked, and the KPK found Rp 10 Million in her hand-bag.

Maharani is a student at a university located not faraway from the People's Representatives Council  in Central Jakarta, and she live in the same neighborhood as Luthfi (read here).

After she was released from KPK detention, Maharani and her lawyer held a press conference at Hotel Nalendra, East Jakarta, on Tuesday, during which she denied that she and Ahmad Fathanah were inside the hotel's room when they were caught by the KPK. She said that they both met at the hotel's basement and coffee shop, during which Ahmad Fathanah gave her Rp 10 Million.
Maharani told reporters that she knew Ahmad through a waiter at a coffee in Senayan City one day before the arrest. The waiter told her that Ahmad want to meet her and gave her the latter's mobile phone number (read here and here).

According to the KPK, the Rp 10 Million received by Maharani, was part of the Rp 1 Billion Ahmad received from Meat Importer as a down payment of Rp 40 Billion to be given to Luthfi who will arrange Meat Import quota with the authorities.

Photo : Courtesy of Tribune News

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Year of the Water Snake

According to the Chinese Calendar, the new year will fall on 10 February 2013, and the Year of the Water Snake will begin.

Unlike the present Year of the Water Dragon which Feng Shui experts said is good for romance, in the Year of the Water Snake people's commitments and promises will be tested.

A Feng Shui expert Gunadi Wijaya was quoted by The Jakarta Post as saying that this new year will not be very good for romance. Couples need to be very careful if they want to maintain their relationship.
He said that the snake is fast and quick as it moves while the water is robust. Couples need to watch for backstabbers, avoid any fights and excessive emotions.

Another Feng Shui expert Yohan Suyangga said that  in the coming year we will see major scandals and affairs that we have not seen before. He said that snakes have poisons with great effect, but people can use those effects negatively or positively.
He further said that the Year of the Water Snake would be good for Politics and would serve as a prelude for the elections in 2014. New leaders will emerge, those who use to compete with each other will work together and form a coalition.

I am not a believer in Feng Shui, I just like to know what people have in their minds about the future. So I hope that everything would be okay, people would be happier and luckier than in the previous year.

Picture :  Courtesy of MotherSky.