How Much Traffic Do You Need to Start Advertising on Your Blog?

Traffic is a good thing... when it's related to your blog!

[This is a part of the "Getting Started with Blog Advertising" blog series.]

This is a very typical question that I’ve gotten a number of times across TentBlogger already as well as in personal emails and tweets:

How much traffic do I need to start advertising on my blog?

Just like anything else there are a number of different perspectives that are just as valid as the one that I’m going to propose but I’ve found this to be a great starting point, especially for those bloggers who are just starting out.

I’ve also used this particular strategy in many of my individual clients who I have coached as it relates to their individual blogs and businesses.

Here’s what I tell them:

Unique Visitors is NOT the same as Pageviews!

250 Unique Visitors per Day

I suggest to people that they start advertising on their blog around the point that they are averaging at least 250 unique visitors per day. What that looks like over a month’s time is approximately 7,500 unique visitors.

Here are 10 reasons why I suggest this number:

  1. I’ve already shared that I strongly urge people to wait to advertise until they’ve established a good rhythm to their traffic and have gained the trust of their consistent audience. Review this post here for more details.
  2. The fact that you have 250 unique visitors per day means that your content is good enough for people to keep coming back for more. Trust, on some level, has been established.
  3. Also, this means that you more than likely are beginning to get “organic” traffic from search engines. Organic traffic nearly always converts better which most simply means that your advertising will be more effective. That’s a good thing.
  4. With about 250 unique visitors a day you now have a firm grasp on your audience and have vetted the types of content that seems to be holding them captive. The community and culture is being cultivated and you’re doing a good job of growing it and taking care of it! Time to capitalize!
  5. You’ve created expectation of your efforts from your readers (and the search engines). This is good.
  6. You, at this point, have been consistent with your writing and have a good grasp on what it takes to develop content day-in and day-out. You’ve been training yourself for advertising conversions!
  7. With nearly 7,500 unique visitors a month you are now beginning to be a very competitive player in the advertising space and are more attractive than most other new blogs out there. Remember, with 7,500 unique visitors this will most likely translate to even higher pageviews and advertisement impressions!
  8. It appears you are committed to your blog and your craft. Advertisers can expect returns and know that you won’t bail on them.
  9. Luck is no longer a part of your traffic equation and your Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks are not doing most of the heavy lifting for you. Your traffic is coming from the “better” sources, like RSS subscribers, email subscriptions, newsletters, trackbacks/linkbacks, and referrals.
  10. Finally, with 250 unique visitors a day you actually have readers who will purchase your products and click your advertisements! Better than none, right? Although this is a “duh” moment, it’s time to celebrate!

These 10 reasons can help you formulate your approach as well as your timing to start advertising. If you’re not getting close to 250 unique visitors per day then you can spend the time, energy, and focus on developing great content and cultivating your community!

How Long Will It Take Me to Get to 250 Unique Visitors per Day?

Now wouldn't that be nice...

This is a great follow-up question which is generally hard to estimate, but here’s what I’ve seen historically happen when a blogger commits to their blog and “goes for it.”

If a blogger:

  • Commits to blogging at least 3 times a week…
  • Averages 250-500 words per post…
  • Leverages Twitter and Facebook strategically…
  • Focuses their content (and I mean really focuses their content)…
  • Spends time responding to comments, generating feedback…
  • Cultivates their community well and with authenticity…
  • Locks down their brand and messaging…
  • And doesn’t do something ridiculously outrageous with their blogging platform (like bloating it with unnecessary 3rd party plugins, software, or uses inferior blogging system)…

… then there’s no reason why they can’t have at least 250 unique visitors by the end of the first 6 months. I’ve seen this done much faster as well as much longer as well.

If you’re not getting at least 250 unique visitors by the end of the first calendar year then there is something significantly wrong with how you’re executing on your content, strategy, and brand.

For comparison, TentBlogger has been around for less then 3 months and is already averaging nearly 500 unique visitors per day:

Traffic is so yummy.

But I also have a lot of advantages:

  • Established community and online following.
  • Years (a decade) of experience to leverage.
  • Advanced knowledge of SEO and content strategy.
  • Leveraging a premium WordPress Theme that seriously helps with traffic generation.
  • Succinct and focused content, brand, and messaging.
  • A whole lot of luck.

But even this blog’s growth is slow in comparison to a few other’s that I’ve managed and helped coach! My hope is that you can do even better (and faster)!

Every little bit matters!

What Can I Expect to Earn with 250 Uniques per Day?

This is another great follow-up question that I feel like I can adequately answer given my experience.

Assuming that you are using the 10th strategy and method as it relates to making money blogging, a blogger can potentially earn anywhere from $50 per month to $500 if they execute really well.

Naturally, there’s a lot of factors that play into what you will actually earn but if you’re not getting these types of returns with 250 unique per day then you’re either not interested in making any money blogging or you’re not executing strategically!

But, at the end of the day, you have to admit that even the low-end is a beautiful thing! A few months and you’ll easily pay for that yearly hosting cost!

Sweet!

But Mr. TentBlogger Sir… I Want to Advertise Now!

By all means, you may my friend, by all means.

But, don’t forget that I counsel people to wait to start advertising until a number of things are in order first. You are at liberty to take this advice or leave it.

Thoughts?

How close are you to 250 unique visitors per day? What’s it going to take to get there? What can I do to help?

[This is a part of the "Getting Started with Blog Advertising" blog series.]

  • http://thatguykc.wordpress.com ThatGuyKC

    Thank you for candid advice. I was playing with the idea of advertising on the new blog, but you make a solid argument for waiting.

    Also, very realistic and encouraging as well. Am looking forward to the future launch of a tentblog of my own.

    What kind of ads do you think you’ll have on TentBlogger.com eventually?

    • John Saddington

      not sure yet. i want to do something a bit different than “typical” so I’m developing that strategy now…

  • Andrew

    Great tips there John. I’m still im the planning phase of developing my first serious blog, and so far have learnt heaps reading though the old posts here. I was actually thinking about whether I should start advertising on my new blog straight away or not.

    However one question I have is, should I allocate advertising space when I start my blog, or should I not worry about advertising spaces until I’m ready to add them?

    • John Saddington

      most blog themes will have the “space” necessary for ads, so you don’t have to worry about that very much. If it doesn’t, you can always swap out themes when you’re ready!

  • http://bibledude.net @bibledude

    GREAT post dude… I’m not quite at that mark, but close and continuing to grow steadily. It’s been slow growth, but as I continue to fine tune the things that you suggest here, I am seeing it grow more consistently. I know that I still have a few things to work on thought….

    I have been selling some advertising space, but I think it’s come more through strong relationships that have developed over time with certain advertisers who have grown to trust me and what I’m doing.

    • John Saddington

      what are you at right now dan?

      • http://bibledude.net @bibledude

        about 175-200, but I also know that I’m getting about another 70-75 per day on the RSS feed that I don’t think are reflected in that number because not all of them actually hit the website…

        in fact, I’d love to learn more about how analytics and feed stats work…

        • John Saddington

          cool. great job so far! we can definitely jump into this more… got it written down.

          • http://bibledude.net @bibledude

            and let me know when you want to buy some adspace… i’ll give you a good deal… :-)

            • John Saddington

              hah!

  • http://3hill.wordpress.com Trey Hill

    I just recently (like, two days ago recent) decided to pick blogging back up, but, you know, for real. I have a lot of time on my hands and a job that is super flexible, plus i enjoy writing. I just wanted to say that this series has been extremely helpful in guiding what I should have done a couple of years ago when I messed around with a blog. Just wanted to say thanks for the help you have unknowingly bestowed!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing trey! keep up the good work!

  • Adam

    Great post.
    Not even close to 250 per day.
    I probably need to focus my content a little more and learn some SEO tactics. Any recommended reading.
    whatever advice you can give will help!

    • John Saddington

      you’ve already got a bunch of ads on your site:

      http://cl.ly/380m3V261J250h0R222S

      what do you think about my waiting for those numbers to arrive?

      • Adam

        Dropped a lot of the ads.
        Now its time to try to draw in the readers with killer content :)

        • John Saddington

          a follow-up question… were those converting for you?

          • Adam

            Only the one I left. Had some click throughs no conversions.

            • John Saddington

              a great place to start. from scratch. pick it up and start anew… can’t wait to see you grow dude!

  • http://www.beautifulcanvas.org Dave ©

    On our family blog (linked above), we’ve been well over that for several years. But we’ve explicitly steered clear of advertising or even talking about #s except to ourselves. We do look at #s somewhat regularly to benchmark what people read, to identify new sources of traffic, etc.

    In January, I’m going to relaunch my video site so it will be at ground zero in almost every respect. Kind of exiting actually! I’ll let you know how things progress.

    What can you do? Two things: 1) Tell us what metrics you suggest tracking from day 1? 2) Send 12,000 people to the site once it’s relaunched ;)

    What can we do for you?

    • John Saddington
      • http://www.beautifulcanvas.org Dave ©

        Great post about tools but, among all the metrics available, which ones do you think are most important?

        Visitors and page views are obvious. But what about others? Subscribers? Video plays? Average time on site?

        • John Saddington

          those are important too. subscribers is your goal in the long-run, but this post was just about visits.

          i’ll discuss subscribers a bit more, that’s a good reminder.

          but for now, just consider visits first.

  • http://www.jeffhossler.com Jeff

    Thanks for the advice. I have been just kind of “playing” at blogging for a while. I’ve had a desire to use it as a way to help people and possibly earn some side income but haven’t taken the steps or even really known what steps to take to make it happen.

    When I came across your blog it really resonated with what I’ve been feeling. I don’t have any visions of becoming rich but I do want to have a way to supplement my income by doing something that genuinely helps people.

    Thanks for all of your great advice from a TentBlogger in training.

    • John Saddington

      sure thing jeff! you’re on your way!

      it does take intentionality though to move forward.

  • Kevin Cooper

    Thanks for laying down some benchmark numbers for us–helps set goals and expectations.

    • John Saddington

      sure thing kevin!

  • http://www.kennyjahng@gmail.com Kenny Jahng

    Adam, Getting up a lot of laser focused content is one of the most efficient methods to getting at your goals. There’s different types of content to produce, regular blog posts, “cornerstone” content, guest blog posts (on other people’s blogs), etc.

    There’s some great reading out there to help you along the way of better writing and seo/promotional strategies. I’ve recommended a short list to my associates in the past on my online marketing blog here: http://www.usat.ly/seoprmustreads

    I think it must be noted that estimates for potential ad revenue can vary widely depending on the topic / writing featured on the site. Since ad revenue that is based on content contextual advertising is usually generated from a bidding-based platform amongst advertisers, the general product and services that would typically be advertised gives a clue to how lucrative advertising can be.

    For example, if you have a site that is devoted to the love of romance novels (books), then you can assume that the per click revenue will be relatively low. Look at the average price of a book and the fact that Amazon by example pays out 4-6% on a SALE (not click!), and that it takes many clicks to make a sale typically (anywhere from 0.05-4% conversion rates are could be considered good!), you’re backing into a very low cost per click budget by advertisers — of which you’re sharing that revenue with the ad networks.

    On the other hand, if you’re an enthusiast that is going to write solely on ins and outs of cosmetic surgery or furniture or real estate in your state, for example, these could be much higher ticket items that are being promoted, so the advertisers are willing to pay much more for a customer’s click through to their site. A doctor that is advertising Lasik surgery that might cost $3000 total is probably willing to pay on a pay-per-click basis much more than an author or publisher selling a $9.95 book. Does that make sense?

    The other factor to consider is velocity. How much traffic there actually is on the topic you are writing about. For example, if your site is going to cover the recipes using saw dust as a condiment, you might gain a huge portion of that potential audience out there, but there probably aren’t that many total number of people doing searches on a daily basis about that subject. Low velocity. There is something to be said about “Long Tail” content (look up Chris Anderson), but if revenue is an objective, sitting too far our on that tail isn’t usually a good idea.

    All this might sound confusing. Which is why I circle back to where I started above — creating tons of laser focused high quality content (that means writing about a very very very focused niche topic – don’t diverge!) is probably some of the most efficient way to spend your time meeting your objectives for traffic, readership, and revenue.

    Good luck!

    Kenny

    • Adam

      Thanks Kenny for the advice.

    • http://www.kennyjahng@gmail.com Kenny Jahng

      Oops, apparently Bit.ly doesn’t like a www. preceeding their urls! Why would they ignore that in their DNS?

      http://usat.ly/seoprmustreads

      • John Saddington

        some good links there.

    • John Saddington

      amazing advice.

  • Brian Notess

    Only 220 more visitors to go!

    Thanks for yet another very practical post.

    • John Saddington

      :)

      you keep it real.

  • http://tomjamieson.wordpress.com Tom Jamieson

    Good word, John. I love how practical your approach is. It’s very helpful to me and the way I think. Ever since your earlier post that challenged me to define my purpose in 140 chars or less, I have felt a real sense of how to proceed with my new self-hosted blog. Thanks for all your help!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing tom! you’re doing a great job.

  • http://www.imperfectpeople.net Katie @ Imperfect People

    Very good info but I’m kinda bummed I am 5 months in and not seeing near that kinda traffic. UGH.

    • John Saddington

      so what’s it going to take? what’s gotta change?

    • John Saddington

      i will say though…. i think your twitter handle is hard to spell. i just tweeted you and stumbled over it a few times…

    • http://www.aboutfigurines.com Edward Melton

      I just realized this is an old post but I will leave the comment anyway. I just looked at your site. It looks good however I am a little confused about your post titles. An example is Hannah on her birthday.

      How would someone search for that article? Hannah or birthday would be my guess and those we would never be able to rank for.

      I am new to blogging so I am probably wrong but my suggestion would be to make your post titles more keyword or search term friendly. Love the post I just think the title does not help you get readers from searches.

      Edward

  • http://synapticlight.com/ Phillip Gibb

    on the brink :)
    bit of a drop from a lack of motivation, but that it just a valley thing. Soon someone/company will see value in advertising on my blog :)
    The question is how to reach out to those people/companies that would benifit but don’t know of you yet.

    • John Saddington

      phillip… i have a GREAT post, tailored for you, that’s coming soon about how i do this…..!

      • http://synapticlight.com/ Phillip Gibb

        cooool

  • Rodlie Ortiz

    Do you count affiliate stuff in this number? I’m probably at about 80 unique visits per day. I have a few affiliate links that have helped me to cover my hosting fees and then some. So in about 7 months since I’ve started using them I’ve brought in around $300 or so.

    • John Saddington

      we’re just talking about direct sales for now… affiliate will be another series i believe.

  • Modern Reject

    John, thanks for this well laid out and easy to understand post. I had been asking myself this question. I thought it should be based on pageviews not unique visits.

    At any rate, considering I started 6 months ago and 3 of those months were on the semi-useless Tumblr, I’m not in bad shape.

    Ok, please excuse me while I scour this here site, for more tips and motivation.

    • John Saddington

      :) enjoy! hope things are well out there!

  • http://awhitestoneblog.wordpress.com Kate

    This is great and so very helpful! Thank you!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing kate!

  • Chris

    Great post – thanks John. Having a solid number gives clarity and motivation for people who are looking for answers.

    Funny thing – I’ve been above that number for a while on my blog but I’ve never really given serious consideration to advertising. I’m not sure I’m there yet but it’s good to know that I’m not way out in left field if I wanted to go that route.

    • John Saddington

      waiting is fine chris. that’s the “bottom” line… i’m obviously way above that and I haven’t even started!

  • http://designsbychris.com Chris Huff

    The blog my wife and I are hoping to monetize next month isn’t getting anywhere near 250 unique visitors a day yet. It averages around 29 per day (the low this month was 9, the high was 96). We started the blog with the goal to monetize at the 3 month mark, according to a particular advertising network’s guidelines. Should we wait even longer? Would it do any good to test the waters at this point?

    Of your items in the “If a blogger” part of this post, the only one we’re not doing yet is making use of facebook and twitter strategically, probably because I don’t know how to use them strategically. Could you write a post about it?

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      chris,

      29 a day is pretty low to start advertising. I think there’s a lot that you should probably still do to make sure you’ve got your “formula” right.

      i’ve definitely included a twitter/facebook part! it’s coming….!

  • Jeremy Myers

    I gotta say, this was one of the most helpful posts for me in the Getting Started with Blogging Series. It answered A LOT of my questions. Thank you.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing man! glad i could help!

  • http://www.maztek.com/blog Tracy Mazelin

    Fantastic post John – very timely for me. There is a lot of wisdom here. I’ve had a blog for little over a month and have been focusing on generating content and organizing ideas for what I want to write about. It’s fun to watch the spike (all be it small for now) in traffic on the days I publish a post.

    I’m about to move into a phase of executing on some strategies to generate more organic traffic. Hopefully I will be able to get to the 250 visits a day mark in the coming months. Thanks again for your continuously great information.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing tracy! use this as a short term goal for yourself!

  • Fred Lee

    Great post John, was always wondering about this… sad, i’m at 1,000 unique per month…. hahahaha… thanks for tips though!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks fred! hope things are well with you!

  • DJTechMag

    Thanks for the great advice, my blog has been running for just over a month and I have had 780 visits, averaging out at about 20 visits a day. I know am a long way of 250, but now have a goal to aim for.

    Thanks Again.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      this is where you start though…! great stuff man!

  • http://www.vocabularylibrary.com/ Sant

    Thanks for this great post. I disabled the ad in my blog as I was still falling sort of the unique visitors. I would wait for sometime and report back the results.

  • Jarrett

    Nice article! I have been advertising on my new blog since I put it up, but I think I might take the adsense off. I am getting about 25 or so uniques per day but in about a month or so I could see my blog getting 200 or 250. Thanks for the tips!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i’d probably take it off too… at least for now.

  • First Destination

    Thanks John…..for such a wonderful article….
    I like the way you put followup question…..Great work…

    I have started a blog recently and i am learning from the other blogger which is already on high nodes…..

    After One Month my unique visitor is 550+ (In first one Month)

    can you suggest whether my progress is on right direction or it is slow?

    I am writing on HR Interview Question, Puzzle and on Interesting Facts about thing around us.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      wow! that’s such a great start!

  • http://www.hugskissesandsnot.wordpress.com Stephanie

    This was a great post! I’m no where close to 250 after 7 months. I think I’m going to start really looking at my content and see what I can do to focus the subject matter and revamp/organize my categories. This is the push I need to join the community!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      awesome! go for it!

  • jorge jacobo

    This is a great Post! I was looking for the answers to the questions above. I didn’t know what to do when I first started my site.
    The one in Spanish is hitting just about that in 4 months. Looks like I am not doing that bad. Click through adsense in Spanish not that good about 12 dolars a month.

    The one in English I don’t know what I can do with it! Only practicing my English.

    Thanks for this good post again! And yeah I am going to keep this post in mind always!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing jorge!

  • http://mmapages.com Jonathan

    Interesting. Now I think I know what I’ve been doing wrong. My blog topic is too broad. I’ll start focusing my content more and see what happens.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      seems like you’re doing a good job already..

  • f3v3rmag

    Thanks so much for this blog post! As a new blogger it’s really great to gain some more insight.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      :) interesting name.

  • http://Www.bodybuildingdatabase.com Ste

    Great page, what’s the next step in going about advertising a space though? I.e is there a site to let people know you have space?

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      why not solicit yourself?

  • http://www.keithklingen.com Keith

    John, thanks for this post. I appreciate the challenge that you give me of setting a goal to reach a certain amount of daily views before trying to start advertising. I am an aspiring TentBlogger myself, and have been writing my blog for a year, but have yet to see it really catch any momentum and I am setting a goal for myself this year to work at diligently building it up.

    Thanks for your resources and advice here, and for giving me a clear challenge to try to get to!

    • http://dustn.tv Dustin

      Keep working at it and trying new things Keith! Consistency and perseverance will always win out!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      you’re welcome!

  • Jonny Solari

    Wow i am sooooo far off this. I’m going to try and blog everyday in March and see how this affects my traffic. Here’s hoping!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      awesome! rock it! stay the course and be specific with those goals!

  • http://checklistmommy.com ChecklistMommy

    I’m 2 months in and hitting >2k clicks a day at the blog — so I think I’m ready to run ads. Thank you so much for this series! It’s VERY HELPFUL!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      wow! you’re doing great!

  • http://www.amyclarkefilms.com amy

    Yeahy! good honest advice for once. I know that Lisa from 2createawebsite says 300 so I’ll only start advertising from 250-300 unique visitors day! Thanks.ax

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      you’re on your way! don’t stop!

  • http://underratedmovies.wordpress.com/ Eric

    Thanks. Very helpful article.

  • http://www.mycdstories.blogspot.in priyanca singh

    I started my blog 3 months back and now my daily pageviews has crossed 5000 mark. Unique visitors are around 600 per day. pages/visit is 6.5
    Avg time on site is more than 9 minutes.
    However this is a blog related to pornography. I have advertisements running on site for around 20 days. I have got over 200 clicks but earned just $6

    What shud I do to increase my earning?

  • M.Karthikeyan

    Thanks for this blog post!This is very helpful for me.I have two websites. One is http://www.wallpaperscloud.com/.I have more than 300 visitors per day. I will start advertising soon.But my 2nd website http://www.downloadfreeicon.com/ is get only 10 visitors per day.It has icon designs content. How can I improve traffic for my site? Could you help me?

  • M.Karthikeyan

    Thanks for this blog post!This is very helpful for me.I have two websites. One is http://www.wallpaperscloud.com/ . I have more than 300 visitors per day. I will start advertising soon.But my 2nd website http://www.downloadfreeicon.com/ is get only 10 visitors per day.It has icon designs content. How can I improve traffic for my site? Could you help me?

  • http://lukerumley.com Luke Rumley

    Good stuff, thank you John! I just launched and have a looong way to go, but I would like to “begin with the end in mind” and have goals to shoot for in terms of analytics and engagement on the blog.

    I wonder if anyone has grown a truly successful blog at a 1 post/week rate? You say 3/week and Michael Hyatt says 5. I truly don’t think I have that much to say!

  • http://www.makeupreviewshall.com Prerna

    Great Tips John , Thanx for the tips. This is so encouraging for new bloggers.

  • J.Molina

    Getting to that 250 is challenging, but like you said John: Content, Branding, and Strategy are important.

  • http://www.surrealpsd.com conzpiracy

    Excellent post! Im very close to that magical 250, this year I’ll be upping the ante with a lot of video content linking back to the site. That should do it :D

  • http://talkinginternships.blogspot.jp/ Seb Hall

    This is just the post I’ve been looking for, Richard!
    I’m averaging about 50 unique visitors per day at the moment but I’ve only been doing my blog for about a month.. I feel like I need to leverage SEO more to get more traffic but the problem for me is probably the focus part.. i sometimes go a bit off topic or i start offering advice when i haven’t even explained who i am or what i’m doing …

    please feel free to take a look!

  • http://fitnesswayne.com Fitness Wayne | Paleo and Exercise Blog

    Thanks, this was a helpful article. It gives me a concrete goal. My blog is about a month old and I am getting around 30 unique visitors per day. I am posting basically every day and am starting to get a decent number of followers through WordPress. I am going to get to 250 within a year but I hope I get there by 6 months.

    • http://john.do/ John Saddington

      great! rock it out!

  • http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com Andy

    Thanks for the thoughts John! My numbers have been increasing, and I look forward to that time. I appreciate the post and the advice!

  • http://pcskull.com/ Aniruddha C. (PcSkull)

    Nice Blog, I started my blogging since 3 month but unable to get much traffic as I was not intricate in my blogging . What should I do to regain my position ?

  • http://boozeandsuits.com Eric

    Hi I have a new blog called Booze and Suits (http://boozeandsuits.com) and was wondering what free ways I could go about finding new traffic?

  • Embo

    I started mine in June/July 2012 and am up to 77,000 views so far. I’d been wondering if they were good figures. Obviously not bad! I haven’t done anything but put a link on mine and my hubsters twitter account… Perhaps I should be a bit more pro-active and see where it takes me ;)

  • http://www.themeadenproject.wordpress.com Embo

    Oh, if anyone wants to look it’s themeadenproject.wordpess.com ;)

  • http://ovario2.com ovario II

    I started my blog in 2009 as an assignment for my web design class and I have no idea what happened but it grew fast. In January 2013 I took another seminar and people where shocked with the huge traffic I get. It’s growing by the minute, now more than ever. Last month I got +63,000 new readers and last night while on the phone I noticed that in 32 minutes I got 440 unique visitors. The numbers fluctuate between 2,000 and 8.000 new visitors a day but sometimes the number multiplies depending on the topic or events of the day. Yesterday I got 17,009 new visitors and my blog was crashing.

    I want to advertise on my blog but not the adsense stuff, I want companies like airlines and hotels to pay me for advertising on my blog. Companies that want to tap on the Hispanic market but I don’t know where to start.

    Any ideas?

    • http://john.do/ John

      what if you were to start contacting some of those businesses?

      • http://ovario2.com ovario II

        I don’t know what’s the best way or the best businesses to contact. For instance, Hispanics who read my blog travel to US and Canada often. Where do I start, calling American Airlines, the Hilton Hotel? Who do I speak with? Is that the way, to call companies randomly and ask to speak with the person in charge? Isn’t there any protocol to follow? Is there a right way to do it?

        I just don’t see how I can call the AA headquarters and ask to speak with the person in charge of marketing. Who am I? Would they take me seriously when I only happen to have a blog that people like? Don’t they have entire departments that work on marketing alone?

        I’m just afraid to do it wrong and mess it all up.

  • http://investfourmore.wordpress.com investfourmore

    Great read! I started about a month ago and I am up to about 50 visitors a day. I am getting there!

    • http://john.do/ John

      don’t stop!

  • Wayne

    So, how much traffic do you have in this blog and how much money do you earn from them? And how long have this blog been up to?

    • http://john.do/ John

      we get 6 figures traffic here. this blog has technically been online since 2009. although content spans way farther back. money wise i don’t earn much as i’ve scaled back the monetization. a good post about that is here: http://john.do/2012-review/

  • http://datingasociopath.com positivagirl

    Thanks for this. I have been going for 3 months and now regularly get over 250 unique visitors a day (about 850 hits a day). I had wondered if this was good or not, as it seems to be growing every day/week.

    Thank you, useful information!! :)

  • Charlie Gilbert

    Hi, first of all great blog. my blog is on wordpress and I’m starting to get 50+ views on my blog a day – I’m not going to advertise for a while but one thing I’m struggling with is how do I advertise? Is it even possible with wordpress? Also why are you not advertising? Thanks man!