Sunday, February 11, 2018

Proper Data Management Can Help You Make Money with Your Blog!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



Blogging is one of those things that can have so many different types of value to it. Some people do it as a personal journal of sorts, others do it entirely for fun. I started out doing both of those things, and then began to lean towards writing product reviews and hosting giveaways. Readers liked the latter, a lot. My traffic went up and people who visited often came back. I was thrilled! Fast forward a few years, and my blog began to make a little money. Here and again sponsors would contact me and ask if I would send a tweet out for pay, or mention their product in a blog post in exchange for a little cash. At the time, I was a stay-at-home-mom, so I was so happy to say, 'yes!'  As time moved forward, I got more contacts and sponsored offers came in more regularly, the blog began to be a valid source of side income. Today, I still make a little money from it though I don't have near as much time to blog these days because my 40,000-hour-a-week job (only a slight exaggeration), which I some days love, keeps me very, very busy. That means if I'm looking for a little extra income on the side, I have to be very deliberate in how I post. Master Data Management Companies can help!

Understanding the analytics and metrics of your blog is a good start. It took me awhile to understand exactly what I was looking at, but I did finally get a good handle on them both, on my own. I wish I'd have reached out and gotten help first instead. I would have saved so much time. Trial-and-error can get you where you need to be, but it sure takes a lot longer to get there that way, than it does hiring quality help. For me, it would have made good business sense to do the latter. Why didn't I? Quite simply, I didn't know there were companies out there to do that for me. Now I do. From this type of information, I learned things like the best time of day to post, who was visiting my blog (and from where), which posts were getting the most traffic, where the traffic sources were coming from (Facebook, Pinterest, Google Search, direct type, etc.). That helped me to know which types of posts were apt to generate the most interest to my readers, and helped me shape which types of information I would choose for future write-ups. If you're looking to make money with your blog, that type of information helps, a lot.

Microsoft MDM can help you with simple (and/or complex, though at this stage of the game, I'm still sticking with 'simple') things like understanding how organizational tweaks and changes can help you, knowing how to use your own technology (or helping you to add something new) and helping you to understand what your website's statistics are saying to you. When you know these things, you're one step closer to the financial gain you're hoping to find. A blog is a wonderful way to make an income, and yes, you could spend 80+ hours a week trying to do it, or you could get help and cut that time in half...so you can have free time to do the things you'd like in addition to blogging. Seeking help allows you to work smarter, not harder. It's a cliché, I know, but it couldn't be more true. I am at a crossroads now, where the time I have to blog keeps getting less and less. I don't want to lose my blog though, because I enjoy it. Keeping my numbers up, which I do through utilizing my analytics, will help me to still have an audience when I find time once again, to get those posts a-rollin' (oh, and while I'm saying that, let me also add a big thank you to those of you who continue to visit week after week, year after year, I appreciate you and think you are amazing!).

My grandma used to say, 'there's no shame in getting help.' I agree, but want to take that a step further and add, 'in the case of blogging, there's money to be made, a heck of a lot quicker, when you do.'

12 comments:

  1. I don't have a clue about this, but there are folks that do. If you want to make money with your blog you need to know how. Good for you for getting that help.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. I'm horrible at tracking data. I just write up a post, hit publish, them just hope that my readers like what I'm delivering lol. It's good to know that there are resources out there to help us bloggers better understand the data though!

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  3. I knew there were good ones out there but I never looked into them too much. The cat's reviews would be a bit out there, so many probably wouldn't like that at our lair lol

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  4. There really isn't any shame in getting help! This sounds like a really good management company

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  5. I haven't really explored these options. I really need to look into it.

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  6. I feel a lot of bloggers don't understand the analytics of their blog. Microsoft MDM sounds like a great tool for bloggers to track their site.

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  7. This is a great post, I'm always into organizing, easy tracking stuff. Though I was not too aware of this before - and this would be good for management.

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  8. I'm with Theresa. I'm horrible about tracking posts. I should look into this. It's certainly great!

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  9. It's so important to understand the technical side of your blog. Analytics are key to helping you maximize your presence and really get yourself out there on an entirely new level.

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  10. great post. It's super important to be organized in any business venture. Understanding your analytics will only help you focus on what you need enhancement with and demonstrate what social platforms work well for you.

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  11. These are good tools to be aware of. Monetizing a blog is a great way to make some extra money on the side especially if you know the analytics behind your blog.

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  12. I love that there are so awesome tools to help bloggers, not only that but that people are willing to share the info with others. Thank you!

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