Often newer bloggers really enjoy creating content for their blogs, interacting with readers and they don’t worry too much about making money. They might try some monetization, but if it’s not successful then they give up and go back to just writing.
There is nothing wrong with blogging for fun, but in my experience the “blog for fun” bloggers, otherwise known as the “bloggers who don’t make much money” almost always end up fading away into the sunset. I believe the reason is for this is that once the novelty of blogging wears off, their passion for the topic isn’t enough to keep a long term commitment to their site. I’m not suggesting that long term bloggers like myself are only in it for the money, but there is no question – it is a big motivator to continue.
Although it’s not a good idea to worry too much about money when your blog is new – once you have been at it a while then you should make it more of a priority.
If you are interested in making more money with your blog, but don’t have the time – you need to change your regular blog activities. If you put out 5 posts a week then cut it down to 4 and spend the extra time on money making activities. If you spend 2 hours a day reading other blogs, cut that down to 30 minutes and spend the difference on money posts.
Make more money with your blog – it’s survival depends on it!