How to increase blogging income with no increase in traffic!

Naturally thinking, the more your traffic grows, the more your business expands and the more profit you make. That’s quite true and it explains why people struggle to open more ways to drive traffic to their blogs.

But what if your traffic grows slowly or doesn’t even grow at all? What if your traffic is dropping? Does that immediately affect your income?

The thinking of a usual man is that business and thus profit will drop with a drop in traffic. But we want to dare and put on the cap of an unusual blogger and business person to see unusual ways to increase income while the traffic remains or moves down slope.

How to increase income with dyeing web traffic!

I can say with a huge dose of confidence that you can increase profit while your traffic remains where it is. The only bad case is when you don’t even have traffic. However, if you have a certain minimum (like 100 readers a day) and you are thinking you need 1000 daily readers to make more money, you’ve got to read this post with motivation.

With social media, blog commenting, blogging communities, traffic tools like Pinterest, etc, it’s hard to think that you don’t have 100+ daily readers after having been blogging for about 5 months. You’ll need to rethink your strategies. Something is wrong with your method.

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2 things to do to increase income

There are 2 things I suggest you start doing right now to inevitably step up profit.

1) Define a new strategy or rinse and repeat!

Now if you’ve seen some little success, the good news is that you’ve identified something that works for you.

Go back to the point where you had some success (maybe you promoted some products and made some sales), rinse and repeat.

What this means simply is that you should do what you did in the past and this time, do it better. For instance, if a certain banner on your blog already generated sales, that shows you the position of your audience. What you want to do now is write an in-depth review of that same product.

Get to the product owner and request for a unique discount code. That’s a hot strategy that will combine the SEO power of review articles to increase your sales. You’ll be making more income even with the same level of traffic.

What if with 100+ daily readers, you’ve not seen any income?

There are possible 2Β reasons here;

  • You are not monetizing your effort or
  • You are doing it wrongly.

One of the core reasons people don’t make money doing business online is that they are missing the right point. I have seen completely unrelated banners on some blogs and this makes me think that some of Β us don’t even know out business.

If you don’t know your business, chances are that you won’t know your clients. That means everything else will end in fiasco.

One other reason that could explain why you are not seeing results with your current level of traffic is the source of traffic.

Not every traffic is good traffic. If you belong to wrong Facebook groups or Google plus Communities, that may be the reason non of your visitorsΒ is engaging with you.

The solution is to leave those time wasters and join target groups that are able to send targeted traffic to your blog.

2) Know your current readers

The best way to get something from someone is to know that person. The simple truth is if you don’t know your readers and what they want, you won’t be able to satisfy them. Once there is no satisfaction, there is no business.

If you know and understand your readers, you will know their problems and that will enable you develop content that will provide solutions to their need.

What’s the pointΒ rushing for 1000 readers when you don’t even understand or know the needs of the first 100 you already have?

How do I get to knowing my clients Enstine?

That’s an interesting question isn’t it?

There are a couple of ways or tools to use on your blog to help you know what your readers expect of you. One of these tools is a heat map tool.

I think this is one of the best ways to read the minds of your readers as they click and scroll your pages and posts.

Basically put, a heat map tool will count how many times a link, banner or an element on your blog is clicked. It also shows you where visitors scroll most to.

All these clicks and scrolls will help you know the hot and cold areas on your blog. The data collected evidently will help you know the type of content your audience is more interested in.

Look at some test I did on this blog in the past;

hotjar review

You can already find out from the image where my readers click more. The 2 hot areas on this menu are ‘Six Figure Salary’ and ‘SEO’

That means if I write more towards these directions, there are chances of making more money even with the current level of traffic.

Bottom line…

There are many other tools (Polls, Surveys, Google Analytics, etc) to help you know your readers but let’s stop here. Why because I want you to try these 2 areas I have talked about;

  1. Make sure you know the business you are really into. Identify were you’ve had success in the past. Rinse and repeat.
  2. Study your readers and know what they want. Checkout my hotjar review and set it up on your blog. This will help you know those areas that are wasting on your blog.

I want to hear from you. Do you have 100+ daily readers? How else do you think you can increase income with your current level of traffic?

Share your points in the comment box below.

37 thoughts on “How to increase blogging income with no increase in traffic!”

  1. Great post indeed. Really i was surprised to read all facts which you mentioned above. I would love to implement your techniques to increase income.

  2. Hi Enstine
    This is my first visit to your post .It is highly recommended post and helpful too.In my first visit I have gain too much of knowledge from this post .It is such a eye catching post .A big thanks to you for sharing such a valuable post with us.

  3. Hi Enstine.,
    This was a great article which made me to recheck my monetization strategies. I think I must start from scratch with some new monetization methods.

  4. Hey Enstine,

    Much obliged for this amazing and to a great degree accommodating contextual investigation.

    Until I read this post, I thought salary is specifically relative to the activity: the more the movement is, the more is the wage. Which I discovered is totally off-base.

    Procedure is the most vital, without a legitimate system, regardless of how much the activity is, we will wind up fail to meet expectations.

    You rock.

  5. Hey Enstine,

    You made some valid points here and I never heard of the heat map view plugin. It looks quite intriguing and I can definitely see the value in using it as you pointed out on your example.! I must check out the post about it! Thanks for sharing Enstine!

  6. Hey Enstine,

    Thanks a lot for this awesome and extremely helpful case study.

    Until I read this post, I thought income is directly proportional to the traffic: the more the traffic is, the more is the income. Which I found out is completely wrong.

    Strategy is the most important, without a proper strategy, no matter how much the traffic is, we will end up under-perform.

    Thanks a lot.

  7. Hello enstine ,

    You are right , knowing what your readers want can help a lot in converting visitors to customers . Using the heatmap we can know what our visitors like the most on our blog . We can place ads on the area where the most visiters view.

    I tried using this on my site but got similar thing as it was before . I think there might be problem with the theme. Do I need to change it ? Can you suggest one for my blog ?

    Waiting for your response . Thanks for sharing this post.

  8. Great post.
    Trust is everything. If we build trust in our readers. We can increase our blog income without much traffic.
    Going to implement your tips one of my niche blog.
    Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  9. Hi Enstine

    Very lovely post indeed and a little mouth watering also.

    It sounds so good to earn money with a few visitors at a blog but to make it really happen requires the true skills of sellers.

    There are two types of people who can offer solution to those suffering from a problem. One type is of those who offer vague solutions with free tips and suggestions.

    The other type is of those who really want the problem of their friends or visitors be solve and they don’t bother if their solution is premium because their objective is to help their readers.

    So you pointed second type of people who really earn money with lesser traffic at their blog with a little guidance as you generously offer here and in your several others posts.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.

  10. Yup the fact is correct that its hard to think that anyone commenting on blogs, using social media and tools like Broaded are not getting a 100+ readers count a day. Even i am using these methods but OMG i was monetizing my blog in such a wrong way that even after getting decent amount of readers i was not making much.

    So thanks Enstine! Will try to implement your strategies from now on and hoping to see the change. πŸ™‚

  11. The only way I believe it works is to put banner ads of a product that you are actually using. For example, I’m using Genesis Theme, so I put the Genesis banner on my site at the same time write review about it, this will in terms make your reader feel more trust-worthy. Although I won’t guarantee a lot of sales but it’s true that one had to walk the talk in order for others to believe.

  12. Great post as usual Enstine, thanks for such insightful keypoints, very helpful especially for rising newbies like some of us. πŸ™‚

    Thanks once more for the ideas sir, remain blessed!

  13. Hi Enstine,

    Another great post, I must say. You are spot on about conversions because that’s the thing which actually matters. It all drills down to how good you understand your target audience, the better you do, the higher is your conversion rate.

    Myth of making money online debunked, I would say πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Enstine,

    You’ve provided something very practical and right advice to make a blog efficient instead of trying to get more traffic. Also, I would like to add, getting less but highly targetted traffic can also be a good idea!

    Have a Nice Day !

  15. Hi Enstine,

    I don’t think just by Monetize your blog correctly it will generate income!
    The Basic formula is Trust; Its only and only depends upon How to Represent and How to treat with your Readers. It will Ultimately Generate Income πŸ™‚

    • Hey Akash,
      I think I’ll write some more about how to monetize correctly so you understand what that means. It’s not just about pasting banners at the right spots. It’s about understanding your readers and giving them what they want. That is trust generator πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your contribution bro.

  16. Hey enstine,

    Cool case study buddy, must know our visitors interest and monetize the content relevant to the reader’s interest πŸ™‚ ! Really glad to read you’re content… πŸ˜‰ i am getting 50-60 organic visitors per day need to somehow figure out their interest πŸ™‚ must also work hard to improve my traffic & alexa rankings πŸ™‚

    Issac paul

    • You are right dude!
      While you work hard to increase traffic and Alexa, try to understand what the current visitors want and give it to them πŸ˜‰

      Good to have you around again bro

      • Hey buddy !!!
        Thanks for the appreciation ! enstine bro hope 1 day i will be like you as an entrepreneur πŸ˜€ ! You’re my inspiration as an entrepreneur πŸ˜€

        Issac paul

  17. Yet another great and informative post from Enstine, am one of people in this category and now have seen a little changes if not yet satisfactory. You advised me on one of my comments I made earlier when I started visiting your blog, I applied it and changes started arising. Now seeing this post I was happy to open and read what you have shared again, thanks for sharing.
    I tried the hotjar but was like it’s requesting for referrals to work out.

    • Hi Hiidee,
      Good to hear about our past interaction and how that is helping you forward.
      This really fuels me up πŸ˜‰

      Looks like they ran out of space for beta testers. Maybe you should contact them directly πŸ˜‰

      • Thanks for that Enstine, I have now contacted them as you have suggested, looking forward to their reply.
        I pray to have positive response as they told me before that am number 4356 on waiting list.

  18. Hi Enstine,
    Many of us when getting started with this blogging thing are sold this handout that the more your traffic, the money you could make.

    Well, to some extent, that sound true “if” the traffic is well relevant and targeted. But like you rightly pointed out in this article and like I have experience of some blogs…more traffic does not automatically translate to more money and we actually don’t need gazillion volume of web traffic to make thousands of $$$ online.

    With a well strategical and almost perfectly executed marketing strategies in blog monetization model like affiliate marketing, you can make significant money with as little as 100 targeted web traffic.

    Thanks Enstine, nice reading.

    • You are correct man!
      I have had some really fun experiences with many friends who contact me and want to attract advertisers.

      One of the things I do is send their stats to some of my clients who demand them. In the process, I find out some bloggers really get good traffic, some far beyond my reach and I keep asking them what’s wrong that with this traffic, you are still below $500/month

      This makes me conclude traffic is not the only thing. A lot has to be done πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your feedback and congrats on being my blogger t his week

  19. Hi Enstine!

    You make some great points. Some people seem to think that the answer is always more traffic when really, additional traffic isn’t that useful if you don’t already have a profitable system in place.

    I have always told people to get a profitable system in place before focusing extra effort on bringing traffic to your site. I do a lot with PPC. Success with PPC requires constant tweaking and testing to get the maximum return possible for your money. I encourage all people to try out PPC to really get that analytical mindset early on so you can take it and apply it to all aspects of your site. Split test, tweak, and improve everything – landing pages, opt-in forms, lead magnets, sales pages, so on and so forth. That is how you make the most out of each visitor.

    In the end it’s all about conversions. I’d rather have 100 readers that buy my stuff than 1000 who bounce, right?

    Have a good one Enstine!
    – James

      • I don’t have one yet, although I’m sure I’ll eventually end up coming out with a PPC eBook or course sometime in the future. I’m always looking to come out with more products and PPC is one area I’m doing fairly well in.

        I do talk a bit about PPC/CPI advertising in the book I’m releasing tomorrow, but it isn’t really a focal point of the book. Still, there is a bit to learn.

        I appreciate the suggestion though and I’ll let you know when I get around to it!
        – James

        • Yeah I went through your latest post announcing your new ebook but didn’t see PPC as detailed part of it. That’s why I thought to ask πŸ˜‰

          BTW, it will be great thing if you share your PPC knowledge in more details with us πŸ˜‰
          I remember my first affiliate commission ever made online ($33.33) was thanks to Google Adword. I promoted a Clickbank DIY Solar Panel creation course πŸ˜‰

          So we are waiting πŸ˜‰

  20. This is an excellent post Enstine!
    I loved the tip on getting a ‘heat map tool’ I am just starting to build some traffic to my blog and tools like these will help me out understand my audience!
    I enjoyed very much reading this.


    – Nestor

  21. Hi Enstine Sir,

    This is worth post that you’ve shared. I always love your blogging tips and money making steps that actually helps budding bloggers to make real money from blogging. This post is apt for it. you’ve mention the heat map tool, may i know that it is free to use it or we need pay for it ?

    Next thing im going to check out the hot jar review

    Thanks for it and have a great day

  22. Thanks Einstine for this, I’ll be looking more into my Google Analytics, hope it will help me understand my Audience better, I think this will be possible y setting goals on Analytics, mr. Enstine do you set Goals as a method to know the earnings potential of your posts/links for your clients? This is something I’ll be looking at, I need your view about it.

  23. Hi Bro,

    Life as a whole is about understanding and so also in blogging in all facet of online activities. The perfect distinction between an experience blogger and a newbie blogger is making use of useful opportunity that comes their ways. Certainly, one can increase earning without increase in traffic only if one knows how to and what to do. All it’s all about strategy and taking note of specific jumps-event either in the earning or traffic as the case may be.

  24. Nice piece of information Sir! Actually one of my niche site getting 200+ visits per day but not able to earn from it. Currently using Adsense for monetization. This article will help me getting good results.

  25. Hi Ensite Sir,
    This post really Make sense. It is believed that if traffic decreases, then income also decreases, but the truth is we can still make the same earn or even more by applying some strategies.

    A perfect strategies is not only helps in earn, at the same time it helps in increasing traffic.
    The Heatmap Tool is awesome it will help to read the mind of our readers as what they want from us and we can focus on that particular part.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  26. Great article, Enstine.

    I think that one of the most important things to success is the product you are promoting. Every product should be closely connected to your blog niche. Of course, if your blog has thousands of visitors you can try to advertise something different from your niche, but when you have only 100 visitors you must provide exactly what they want in order to receive profits. Otherwise, it will be a waste of time.


  27. Great post, recently found your blog and you’re doing a great job Enstine. The fast way to increase sales from the same traffic is just to focus on conversions and copyrighting. You don’t need a massive 100k+ list to make real money, just a few hundred subscribers is all if you really spend some time on the conversion aspect of your blog/sales pages.

    • Hey Ben,
      Yes I’m so excited you are part of this community and thanks for the comment.
      You nailed it in your comment. Your conversions actually tell you what your audience wants. Poor conversion means you are hitting off target πŸ˜‰

      I hope for a better relationship in the nearest feature bro

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