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Can Blogging Make You Money as a Newbie?

by Ryan Biddulph


I am sorry. But I need to tell you the truth.

Newbie bloggers do not make money blogging for a good reason; newbies have no practice, skills, exposure or credibility under their cyber belt. Does an aspiring doctor getting their undergraduate degree make money? Nope. Under grad doctors have no idea how to be a doctor yet; not enough practice.

Ditto for lawyers who pursue their political science degree in university. Do political science majors make money as a lawyer? Of course not. Not enough experience yet because lawyers – like doctors – need skills, exposure, and credibility to profit as a professional.

Can Blogging Make You Money as a Newbie

Blogging is similar to being a doctor or lawyer in some regards. New bloggers do not make money like new doctors and new lawyers do not make money. There is a good reason for this; the only reason why doctors, lawyers, and bloggers make money is that people trust doctors, lawyers, or bloggers enough to hire them or to buy their stuff, and it takes years of practice to gain trust.

Would you choose a first week pre-med student to do surgery on you? Would you hire a first-week law school student to defend you in court? Would you hire a first-week blogger to coach you? Would you buy a first-week blogger’s course?

Of course, no sane person seeks professional counsel from a human being with 1 week’s worth of experience because it takes months and even years to spend 100’s to 1000’s of hours practicing enough to become skilled, credible and seen enough, in order to make money through most ventures.

What Do I Mean by “Newbie”?

For the intents and purposes of this post, I deem newbies being first day to about 3-6 month bloggers, but with a clear qualifier: you need to be blogging for 1-3 hours daily minimum to even earn the newbie tag. Anyone who does not create and/or connect for 1-3 hours daily is not even blogging in my book.

Bloggers need to blog. Otherwise, bloggers are not bloggers because buying your domain and hosting and basically doing nothing with it does not make you a blogger.

Generously Help People for a While

No worries, new bloggers. Generously helping people for a while allows you to make money blogging, but well down the road. Pay your dues now to get paid later. But accept how newbie bloggers cannot make money – at least, a decent chunk of change – because money responds to:

  • skills
  • exposure
  • credibility

and new bloggers lack skills, exposure and credibility. No one develops genuine skills, exposure and credibility with a few hours of blogging practice.

However, putting in 200, 500 then 1000 hours of blogging practice over months slowly but surely develops your blogging skills, exposure and credibility. Sure you need to follow a sound blogging system of creating and connecting. But following the basics daily positions you to make money blogging, down the road.

Make Your Why Fun and Freeing

Choose a fun, freeing reason why you blog to keep blogging during penniless, newbie blogger days. Bloggers who eventually go pro blog mainly for the fun of blogging and a little bit for profiting. Every seasoned pro possesses a genuine passion for blogging.

Blogging is the reward so future pros keep blogging without being bothered by any traffic, profits or business stats.

Be patient. Good things require time and generous service. See the journey through. Be persistent.

Money does not flow to new bloggers but money does flow to passionate bloggers who generously help people daily for an extended period of time.


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Sayem Ibn Kashem August 19, 2020 - 11:13 am

Perfect timing! One of my friends was wondering there is a huge competition in the market. But still, max people are earning money from blogging. I was about to explain what is the truth and how it works actually. Then I saw this content and just shared to him.

Ryan Biddulph August 19, 2020 - 11:56 pm

It really is about putting the abundance mindset into action Sayem.

Nikola Roza August 20, 2020 - 1:23 am

Hi Ryan,
you’re right. Newbie bloggers need to mature into serious and mature blogger before making money with their online property.
So no, newbies can’t make money with a new website.
However, experienced pros starting anew with a fresh website… That’s a different story especially since you defined new website as 3-6 months of website’s existence:)

Ryan Biddulph August 21, 2020 - 8:54 am

Good points all around Nikola. Thanks for sharing bro 🙂

Rijhu Sinha August 26, 2020 - 3:57 pm

Hey Ryan,

Rijhu this side. Yes well said and very true, newbie bloggers do not make money as they are new and they don’t have such practice, skills, exposure and credibility.

You need to blog continuously and consistently, you need to do proper research and focused, you need to follow a sound blogging system. you have to be patient and give time as well, as journey of success cannot be achieved overnight.

Yes, I completely agree, “Blogging is the reward, so you have to keep blogging without being bothered by any traffic, profit or business stats.” Thanks and keep writing.



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