Have you been searching for a few legit reasons why your website isn’t making money?
If you have landed on this post then chances are that you’re searching for some answers and looking for a solution to this.
Am I right?
Well, then you have come to the right place as I’ll be providing you with not 1, but 7 legit reasons why your website isn’t making money as well as offering you a solution to fix this issue.
When I first started out here several years ago, I found myself asking this question several times.
After failing several times and making a ton of mistakes I was finally able to learn what I was doing wrong, how to fix it and get headed in the right direction.
Here lately, I have received several emails from my loyal visitors who have run into the same dilemma and have been asking me what they are doing wrong.
I figured instead of answering this question 50 million times I would simply blog about it instead so that everyone can benefit from it.
If you were one of the many people who emailed me, or you typed this question into Google and landed here then you’ll definitely want to stick around as I’ll be answering this question in detail.
Without further chatter from me, let’s get right into things today.
Are you guys ready?
1) You Aren’t Consistent Enough
When I first started out here years ago, I struggled with this problem for years and this is the top reason why I feel it took me so long to finally start earning some decent money with my website.
To this day, I still struggle with this as it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day for me to keep my website updated with fresh new content.
It seems like life always gets in the way and I always find myself caught up doing other things and not being as productive as I should be.
How many times should you be adding regular content to your website?
Well, this is a question that I’ve been asked I don’t know how many times.
To be quite honest with you guys, this really depends on you and how established your website is.
If you have just started your site and it’s less than a year old then you could probably get away with only posting a couple of times a week.
However, the more you post the better your chances are of ranking for your target keyword on the first page of Google.
Create some type of blogging schedule, get into a routine of posting regularly and make sure you are following some type of step by step blogging guide for the most effective results.
2) Change Your Mindset
Being successful online & making money from your website all revolves around the way you think and ideally how you perceive things.
It’s sad, but statistics show that close to 90% of people who come into this industry expect to see results overnight.
Isn’t that crazy?
To make matters even worst they also think that if they spend 8 hours working on their site they should receive some type of monetary compensation ( receive a paycheck) for the time they invested.
Is this how you guys think?
Come on, tell the truth lol.
If it is then I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you’ll never make your first dime with your website if this is how you’re thinking.
Building your own website isn’t an hourly job where you’ll be getting paid for the time you put in, this is a business that you need to build from the ground up.
If you were to start a brick & mortar business out in the real world from scratch do you think you would be making money overnight or in your first couple of weeks?
Of course not!!
Why should this be any different online then?
Do you guys see where I’m going with this?
3) You Are Too Focused On The Money Aspect
There are a plethora of benefits that are associated with blogging and building a website but I think we can all agree that making money is the #1 benefit, tho, right?
Far too many times I talk to people who have just started their website and they wonder when they’re going to start making money.
This is simply known as a bi-product and something that comes later on down the road.
Before you can make money with your site you first need to build a solid foundation, create content, and build an audience of people who trust you and would feel comfortable buying from you.
I’m sure that many of you guys have heard the phrase if you build it they will come, right?
Well, this especially holds true for the internet marketing world and the reason why most people fail at making money online.
Contrary to what you may have been told from online gurus out there in the internet marketing space, you aren’t going to wake up tomorrow morning, next week, or even next month with a thousand dollars in your bank account.
This is going to take time, lots of hard work, determination, and lots of learning before you make your first sale.
In my own personal experience within this industry, I didn’t make my first sale until I had at least 40 blog posts or more.
Once I finally made my first sale, it was kinda like a snowball effect and eventually I was able to grow this to the point to where I was earning a full-time living.
If you focus on building a website that will help people out and provide them with a solution then the money will definitely follow.
However, if you’re more focused on checking stats, and sitting around waiting for the money to come pouring in then, unfortunately, you will never make ANYTHING in this business.
Absolutely ANY niche out there can make you lots of money if you approach it the right way, have the right training program, and don’t expect to see results overnight.
4) You Picked The Wrong Niche
When you first started out building your website, what were a few key factors that made you decide to go with the niche that you have chosen?
Was it something you were extremely passionate about or was it something that you heard could make you lots of money?
Picking the right niche is crucial if you want to have any type of success online and one of the many reasons why most people fail to make any money with this.
Let me explain?
If you pick something that you have no interest in and you are bored to tears every time you try to sit down and write an article, product review, or try and create any type of content around it then you may want to consider switching niches.
If you’re anything like me then you may feel like since you have chosen a particular niche and invested a decent amount of time and effort into creating a website around this topic that you need to make it work.
This is what I did for quite some time and after failing several times, I decided to throw the towel in and pick something I knew more about and was actually interested in writing about.
Pick something that you could see yourself writing about for years to come without getting bored with it or running out of things to talk about.
Share your personal experience that you’ve had with it, and offer a helping hand to other people who are struggling with the same issues you had when starting out.
Pick something else and move on, don’t dwell on the mistakes you made in the past or you will NEVER move forward.
Sounds simple enough, right?
Let’s continue moving forward, OK?
5) You Don’t Feel Confident Enough
Let’s face it, building a website and creating your own brand isn’t easy.
There is so much you need to learn and study that you may feel like you aren’t qualified or you aren’t smart enough to figure all of this out.
Have you guys ever felt this way?
Not to mention the fact that this business is based on your writing skills which include, but isn’t limited to things like
- Word structuring
- Forming proper sentences
- Learning the proper use of punctuations
This can be quite challenging, especially if you didn’t do too well in this in school.
To be quite honest with you guys today, I didn’t do too good with these subjects in school but I didn’t let this stop me from being successful online and you shouldn’t either.
Trust me, If I can figure this out and learn everything you need to know to earn a full time living from the comfort of my home then there is NO reason why you guys can’t do the same.
6) Are You Selling Or Being Helpful?
Don’t you just hate it when someone tries to sell you something?
I know I do and I will go out of my way to avoid a salesman that have booths set up inside of Walmart, Kroger’s and many of the other places that I shop.
Nobody likes the car salesman mentality and there is nothing worst then trying to sell someone something rather than helping them out.
When people come to your website they are looking for help in solving a problem and are usually looking for a solution.
They aren’t looking for the opportunity of a lifetime that could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams they are simply looking for some help & direction.
If you aren’t writing helpful content that connects with your audience and helps answer their questions then you are seriously wasting your time.
Trust me, you definitely don’t want to be like the guy pictured above as this will likely turn your audience off and they will click out of your website faster than they entered it.
7) You Don’t Have The Right Training
There are a plethora of places out there that claim to show you the true & proper way to build a profitable website online.
However, if you have been involved in this industry for a while now then you know that the majority of these programs provide you with little to NO value.
Also, from the experience that I’ve had with these types of shady programs, they tend to leave out a few of the most important details needed to make all of this work.
In order for you to have any type of success building a website, there can’t be any missing puzzle pieces or important steps left out or this simply won’t work.
Over the past 6 years that I have been involved in this business, I know from personal experience that there is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things.
Some of the shiny object programs out there do a fantastic job of showing you how to take shortcuts and game the system using blackhat techniques.
These techniques may offer you short term success, however, in the long run, this will likely do more harm than good and Google will penalize your site and take away any rankings that you may have had.
Depending on the severity of your actions will determine whether they simply slap you & give you a warning or completely remove you from the SERPS for good.
Learn The Right Way To Build A Website That Makes Money
If you have ever attempted to build a website and any of the 7 things I mentioned above resonate with you then you’re really going to want to stick around and continue reading.
When I first got involved with this industry years ago, this was only a small handful of mistakes that I had made over the years and as you can probably imagine, I was pretty fed up and on the verge of giving up.
It wasn’t until I found a training platform called Wealthy Affiliate, that I was able to FINALLY learn the right way to build a website that doesn’t leave any important steps out or show you how to take shortcuts.
If you’re sick and tired of not making any money with your website and being told the wrong way to do things then I definitely think that you owe it to yourself to check out everything WA has to offer you.
One of the many things that I absolutely love about WA is the fact that they make it easy & affordable for anyone to get started by offering their Free Starter Membership.
This includes everything you need to get your website up & running along with all the training, tools, & help & support needed for you to be highly successful online.
You’ll also have me right there by your side to guide you and help you out every step of the way.
I’ll also be there to show you how to avoid many of the mistakes that I made when I first started and get you headed in the right direction.
Thanks to the amazing training at Wealthy Affiliate I have built several websites that are now earning me a pretty decent income and I would love to show you exactly how I did this.
My Closing Thoughts
These are just a few of the many mistakes that I made when I entered the online space years ago.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who is either just getting started in this industry, or you have been trying to make money with your website for years, then I really hope you have got some value from this post.
You should use the list of things I mentioned above as a guide as what NOT to do when you’re first starting out.
Also, if you were one of the people who emailed me asking what you were doing wrong then I hope I have provided you with a thorough, in depth, & informative answer to your question.
However, like always, if you guys still have questions for me then I would love to hear all about them and answer them for you in detail within the comments section below.
Have you guys made any of these mistakes when you first attempted to build your website?
Did you fix these things and move forward or did you throw in the towel & give up?
I would really like to hear from you guys and get some engagement going on this topic.
Until Next Time
~Your Friend, Scott~