How to Make Money Blogging by Absolutely Ignoring These 5 Myths

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Make Money Blogging 5 #ContentMarketing Tips debunked

5 Content Marketing Myths You Should Not Believe

By Taranpreet Singh

Whether it is related to grow businesses online or improving the reach of blogs to a larger audience, content marketing has its significant role in both aspects. There are bloggers and blogging influencers from several different niches who make use of advanced content marketing skills to market their blogs.

It will not be wrong to address that they have their incomes in five or six figures using effecting blogging and marketing principles.

Repurposing content for a relaunch, creating highly engaging infographics and blog posts, these are all the common tasks a blogger performs. But believing in the myths about content marketing can minimize the effect and will lead to no result.

The key to success in blogging is to learn all the way from the very start and keep on modifying your blogging and blog marketing strategies.

What are the most common content marketing myths you should stop believing in? Here are the top five of them:

  • You Don’t Need to Follow Content Marketing Once You Become an Expert

While you may have been blogging for a great number of years and have reached the pinnacle of success in your niche of blogging, you will not survive if content marketing fails.

Even the influencers are accepting the fact that this myth should be debunked.

Blogs are mainly marketed through content. And if you stop doing that, you just cannot survive the competition.

As a next step of starting a blog, everyone thinks about blog monetization. There will be no sales or profit if the content is not marketed well.

Reaching the top is half the battle won. The rest is about maintaining that top position in your niche of blogging with content marketing.

[Related: How to Make Big Money with Your Blog: Content Marketing]
  • Social Media Marketing Is Wholly Different From Blog Marketing

Do you have a page for your blog on the social media channels where you share updates? What do you mean when you get ‘likes’ on the posts you share or on the page itself?

Even on social media channels, it is the content that drives user engagement.

If you are sharing a post about your recent blog post, you are marketing your content in a different way.

If done right, integrating social media with content marketing can lead to great results in terms of blog traffic, subscribers, and online blog visibility.

[Related: 3 Easy Ways to Make Money with Social Media Marketing]

  • Content Marketing is Not For Beginners

When content is marketed, a blogger gets considerable traffic as well as subscribers. This is what a beginner expects.

An effective content marketing strategy will bring in the right readers to your blog.  It is possible to learn from the advanced content marketing guides available on the Internet.

One such guide is: The Advanced Guide of Content Marketing

As a highly recommended essential of blogging, you should learn well the different aspects of content marketing for the growth of your blog.

[Related: 5 of the Best Free Blog Traffic Tips You Need to Make More Money]

[Related: How to Make Money in 2016 and Beyond as a Beginner]

  • Content Marketing Should Only Support Adsense for Blogging

A common idea why people start their own blogs is that they want to run Google Adsense campaigns on their blog sites and earn money.

Using content marketing to support the earnings is not everything you can do with effective blogging,

Adsense is just one way to make money with blogging. However, there are several other ways of blog monetization that can be used.

So, content marketing strategies should never be aligned only to support earnings through selling advertising space through Adsense.

[Related: Media.Net Will Make You See What Advertisers Want: Money]
  • You Need a Big Budget to do Content Marketing

Just because there is the term ‘marketing’ attached to the concept of content marketing, it does not mean it will need a big budget to be spent.

It is not impossible to gain online visibility without spending a penny on paid marketing.

Publishing valuable, relatable content on your blog with fine knowledge of using White Hat SEO for blogging can lead to unexpected, positive results.

Content marketing is about letting the target audience know what you are up to with the help of content.

[Related: This Is How to Improve Your Blog’s SEO Without Money or Plugins ]


The relationship you build with the readers of your blog will help in the long run to let your blog achieve great success.

Author Bio: Taranpreet Singh helps bloggers, marketers, and Bloggo-preneurs to grow their skills in the related aspects of blogging and blog marketing. He’s the founder of Connect with him on Twitter: @The-Bloggist.

Host Blogger’s Comments:

Did you read what Taranpreet wrote at the beginning of the article? “[Bloggers] have their incomes in five or six figures…” If you want to make money blogging, I’m sure that sounds appealing. I know it does to me.

How to Make Money Blogging

According to Taranpreet, you will be able to make money blogging if you do the following:

  • Follow content marketers. Subscribe to their blogs.
  • Combine content marketing with social media marketing. Don’t just focus on social media to make money blogging.
  • Start trying to make money blogging today. I regretted not starting sooner. I was waiting until I was no longer a beginner. Taranpreet explained even beginners can make money blogging because they use traffic generating strategies. The resulting traffic would help them monetize.
  • Don’t just rely on Pay Per Click ads on your blog. There are 15 other ways you can make money blogging.

Readers, did Taranpreet leave out any myths that you can share? Do you have any content marketing tips you wish to add? Have you already started monetizing? If so, how?

Many bloggers fear they will never make any money blogging. Others have dreams they will make so much money blogging they can retire from their day job. Who is correct?

I look forward to your answers in the comments section.

Please share so other bloggers can make the transformation to content marketers.

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  1. Donna DeGuglielmo

    Love and needed this post thank you Taranpreet Singh and Janice oh great title caught my eye. cheerio good people on the blogosphere. I know we do not know a set time the money will come in but is there an inclination of how to find out by getting more subscribers. Oh, you probably wrote about this I know you said something before… need to look blessings donna maria

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s article on Tuesday. I’m glad you found the title click-worthy. I always use the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer to make sure it is.
      You mentioned you want to make money blogging and boost traffic. Hopefully, my articles are helping.

  2. John Doe

    Thank you for pointing out the myths. You know the expression “if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough you and other people will start believing it as the truth “.

    • Janice Wald

      So glad you enjoyed. May I ask who you are? You are coming in to Tuesday’s comments as “Anonymous.” I like to greet my guests by name.

  3. Mark

    Thanks for exposing us to this five success blocking myths Taranpreet!

    Often times newbie bloggers, at some point or another, fall prey to at
    one of more, of these success blocking myths.

    Thanks so much, for not only bringing them to our attention, but pointing out
    how not to be victimized by them as well.

    It’s so easy to get sidetracked! Thanks for helping us stay focused and moving towards our goals!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Nice seeing you this week. I’m glad you enjoyed Taranpreet’s post about ignoring myths. With your expertise in marketing, you would definitely know the merit of what he wrote when it comes to monetization.
      Take care,

  4. Melinda

    Thanks Taranpreet, for exploding the myths!
    BBFFJ, thanks for having him guest. 5-6 figures sound good to me too!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      Thanks for coming by this week. I agree with you. We are ready for the money to come rolling in, LOL. My problem is I am so busy with my day job, I don’t take the time to push my blog consulting business.

  5. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    Looks like some good tips! I’ll have to save this to come back and re-read again soon!

  6. Grammy Dee

    Thank you for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on social media.

  7. Grammy Dee

    Thank you Janice for sharing this post at the WednesdayAIMLinkUpBlogParty. I shared it on social media.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Grammy,
      I saw you came to my blog party today and you promoted these articles for me I left at your linky party. I am grateful for all your support.

  8. Julie Syl Kalungi

    I love making money Blogging, I have been doing this for 4 years now and I love knowing that its something that is done on autopilot once Its set up properly. Thanks for sharing at the blogger’s Pit Stop Janice!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Julie,
      Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s post.
      Regarding making money “on autopilot,” that’s why I wanted to publish my book, to get passive income. Happily, 5 months later, I am still selling my ebook. However, Amazon hasn’t sent me a check. Is that odd?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Michele,
      I believe you are new to my site this weekend. If I’m correct, nice to meet you. I hope “lots to absorb” is a good thing, LOL. I am glad you feel I have an informative site and my guest author wrote an informative post.

  9. Sarah Harris

    Thank you for this post! There are so many options out there – good and bad – but this helps clear through and trim away a lot for a clearer view!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sarah,
      Thank you for coming over today and commenting. Great to see you. I am glad that you found the post valuable. I am glad the article helped clear away the myths.

  10. Gaurav Heera

    Its main goal is to help, inform, inspire and entertain. Content marketing shouldn’t be pushy or look like direct sales. The key to success is to create excellent contents that help your potential customers to achieve their goals and wishes; at the same time, it connects them to your brand in a meaningful way that is easy to remember.

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