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The Three-Digit Zeroes

Based on experience, the hardest part on trying to make money online by SEOing your blog is on the initial stages. Because you don’t see results immediately. You do some on-page optimization. You do keyword research. You make a well-written blog post for the keyword. You do off-page optimization: directory submission, exchanging links with other bloggers, social bookmarking, article submission, etc. You did all of these, and everytime you check your rankings on your target keywords, you are far-away from the first pages of the SERPs. Your Adsense income is still a 3-digit zeroes, i.e., $0.00.

How do you deal with this? Simple. Accept it. Everyone starting from scratch undergoes that phase. Don’t quit. Just continue what you are doing. You are on a trial stage. You are being tested. If you quit, then you lose. If you continue, you’ll see the fruits of your labor in the years to come.

Continue SEOing. Continue writing quality content. Continue the link baiting. Continue the keyword hijacking, especially of those HITLOD keywords. As months pass by, you will see them hitting the first page of the SERPs. One by one. Slowly but surely. Clicks will start coming. That 3-digit zeroes will become cents. Cents will turn into dollars. Dollars into a hundred dollars. And then a thousand dollars. And more if you don’t quit.

Yes. visitors will come. And you will make money. That’s what happened to me. And it will happen to you too! Coz I am nothing more special than you.

This post is for every beginner out there who were inspired by this blog, started their own blog, and are now undergoing the hardship of the initial stages, seeing the three-digit zeroes despite all the things they are doing. Don’t ever quit people! Coz quitters don’t succeed. Keep on blogging!

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.

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