However, it is easy to get carried away and lose track of your goals and the blogs objectives and make it all about the money. It's important to remember that when you maintain quality, the money will follow.
Hence, don't lose sight of your long-term gain in trying to make a quick buck today because your income will dry up tomorrow.
Everything Is Easier If You Are Passionate About The Topic
The fun part of the blog should always remain writing the articles. The moment you start doing it only for the money, your quality will suffer, and you will end up taking a beating for it, both, regarding money as well as your readership. It is the people who come to your blog that are responsible for the reason you are making money. Hence, you must keep them hooked and come back for more.
Make Sure You Focus On The Right Traffic
Additionally, you need to keep your affiliate networks happy too. If your blog has passive income coming in directly from the advertisers, then you need to ensure that you are getting in the right kind of audience (traffic) for their product or service which you are promoting on your blog. This doesn't mean that you bend your writing style to suit someone else, but you can try and make some amendments that will keep your advertisers happy.
This may include dropping their product names occasionally in the articles but remember to keep it original. If you spruce up your articles with lots of commercial interests, it will lose its originality and look more like something a company might write up for their advertisements.
Publish Helpful and Relevant Content Regularly
Maintain your frequency of publishing. If you go below the usual amount, your readers will sense that you have lost interest in writing for the blog. On the other hand, if you publish more than you usually do, the over-enthusiasm may be perceived as a tactic to lure in more readers. This is especially true if your articles are sub-par and not up to the standard of your previous posts.
Writing a blog is about finding your balance and sticking to it. You should stop experimenting after a while and write only articles that are interesting for you to write as well as for those who are reading it. Don't overdo anything and at the same time, stick to your basics, and you should be fine.
Finding Work As A Writer
If you find that you need more work there are plenty of websites available on the web that are specifically designed for writers. Many of these freelance writing websites allow you to either bid on projects or submit a resume for further review. The more you write, the better chance you have of getting more work. This is why an online portfolio is so significant. If you can show someone your previous work, they will be more inclined to hire you to blog for them. During slow times, keep your head up high and stay committed to the cause in front of you.