Blogs – Money Maker or Waste of Time?

Can you really make money blogging? Yes, you can.

Can you make a LOT of money? Probably not.

Very few bloggers really make it big. And out of those bloggers who hit it off, their blog is not their main source of income. Even Darren Rowse of shared that his blog was one of his least money makers.

Don’t make your blog your main source of income. Or else, you’ll go hungry because blogging takes time. A LOT of time. Yes, it’s good to earn money from your adsense or maybe even from your private ads but I doubt the money is enough.

So is blogging really a waste of my time? Not quite! You see, it may take a lot of time and you might not be able to earn a lot from your blog but building credibility and exposure online could very well be the key to your success. :mrgreen:

From the words of Brian Clark of

Copyblogger has allowed me to raise my profile to the extent that I have a wider choice of partners to collaborate with on profitable projects. Most of what I do is behind the scenes


20 Responsesto “Blogs – Money Maker or Waste of Time?”

  1. marhgil says:

    Yeah, it takes a lot of time. And for me, the money is more than enough when I started receiving my Adsense checks, which started 4 months after I started my niche blog. My earnings on blogging is now more than what my current day job is giving me.

  2. Dexter says:

    I agree that it takes a lot of time to be noted by other bloggers and readers..

    It is not just like a food..mix it cook it and eat it.. You have to harvest the raw materials peel it off.. and wait for the proper timing..

  3. McBilly says:

    Hi marhgil. It’s great for you to be earning that much. Although you did work on your blog for 4 months before getting there. But it’s good to know that a fellow blogger is earning very good money from adsense. Do you have other niche blogs? Or is that your only blog?

  4. McBilly says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Dexter. A very good metaphor for blogging. Timing plays a very important role and you have to know when to act quickly when it does come.

  5. marhgil says:

    I opened several blogs on blogspot and only focused on my text messages blog when I saw that it’s the one making money. After earning a decent amount from it, I decided to get a hosted blog and was born last January. Now, is earning as much as my text messages blog. Maybe, I’ll start another blog next year :)

  6. McBilly says:

    Wow. That’s a lot of text quotes! I could really use a lot of them. Very useful. Hehe

    I’m really impressed. Good job Marhgil. I also saw your other blogs. Ang tagal mo na palang nagbloblog! Hehe.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing. I really appreciate it. Would you care for some link exchanges to several of your blogs? :mrgreen:

  7. marhgil says:

    Hehe. Oo, matagal na, 2004 pa, pero last year ko lang din natutunan yang Adsense na yan. :) More of a hobby lang dati.

    Ex links? Sure. Put the links and i’ll link back. Message ka na lang dun sa blog ko. 😉

  8. McBilly says:

    That explains your blogging experience. Galing! :mrgreen:

    Thanks Marhgil. I already linked to your blogs. Also posted on your blog too. ^^

  9. marhgil says:

    Thanks for the links. Already linked back. 😉

  10. third says:

    weee.. ngaun lng me nka OL uli.. sna i still have tym to do blogs.. extra income din yn db?.. pero cympre u stil have to prioritize ur job.. there’s no assurance on how much you will earn on blogs alone, if you have a nice paying job try to concentrate then do the blogging as leisure n lng cguro hehe

  11. McBilly says:

    Hi third! Yeah. Extra income nga but it takes time to build. Plus you’re not sure how much you’re going to earn. Hehe. Thanks for your insights. How’s your modeling at Penshoppe? :mrgreen:

  12. charles says:

    I agree. It takes time to build a blog and to earn with your blog. Patience is the key. :)

  13. McBilly says:

    Yeah. Your blog can go a long way with patience, consistency and a bit of luck. :mrgreen:

  14. Amy says:

    yeah with good strategy, your blog could earn you more than your day job…

    i had registered another domain last night hehe and brewing up my next blog :)

  15. Dexter says:


    Grabeeh… Talagang kinareer mo na yang blogging ah.. Keep up the good work

  16. McBilly says:

    Wow. That sounds great Amy. I’ll be looking forward to that new blog of yours. Curious! What’s the name of the domain? Hehe :mrgreen:

  17. McBilly says:

    Ahahaha. Good one Dex. I guess so. Amy wants to be the next John Chow! Without the evilness of course. hehehe

  18. Mr.Pinoy says:

    Newbie pa ako sa blogging.. just started my first post last November. Di pa ako nangarap na maka earn agad with my Adsense… Im just enjoying blogging right now. Give me some tips guys to improve my blog. I’ll greatly appreaciate it.

  19. Jemm says:

    Well, it is money maker in a sense.. go to i’ve been with them for a while now and i can say, my paypal has been active since then.

  20. goldenlimca says:

    I agree that it takes a lot of time to be noted by other bloggers and readers..
    It is not just like a food..mix it cook it and eat it.. You have to harvest the raw materials peel it off.. and wait for the proper timing..
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