Escape from $1 blog income for 3 months

Escape from $1 blog income for 3 months
This article will explain the state of the third month of blogging and what to do when access is close to zero.

I've been running my blog for three months now, but I haven't seen much PV growth, and I'm wondering, Will I see any results if I continue blogging at my current pace?

When you are gradually getting used to updating your blog, the third month is the time to start worrying about PV numbers and monetization.

This article is for Setting up eye-catching anyone who wants to
  • Those who have been blogging for about three months.
  • Those who are struggling with low traffic are in the early stages of blogging.
  • Those who want to know how to improve accessibility.

If you search for [3rd month of blogging] on Google, you will see booming articles such as [5000PV in the 3rd month!]

However, there is no need to panic if you don't see any results after three months.

Check the current status of your blog and aim for a steady increase in traffic.

How much PV is a good score in the third month of blogging?

There is little PV and no motivation at the beginning of the blogging process.

However, as you continue, the number of hits will gradually increase. The following explains the average number of hits and what is generally said about how many hits is a satisfactory level in the third month of blogging.

What is the average number of hits on a blog?

According to a 2020 Research Bank survey, about 80% of blogs have less than 50 PV per day. Furthermore, 60% of all blogs have less than 10 PV per day.

Data from the survey are as follows.

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It suggests that the average number of accesses to the blog is about several dozen PV per day.

De-intermediate at 3,000PV per month

Generally, it is said that if you have more than 3,000 PV per month, you are considered to be de-intermediate.

In other words, 100PV per day is the standard for de-intermediate.

If you have more than 100PV per day, you are in the top 13.3% of the total number of visitors.

However, I do not recommend using PV as a motivation for beginner bloggers.

This is because the number of accesses does not increase as expected, and it is challenging to stay motivated.

Until the third month of blogging, it is recommended to set the goal of continuity itself.

I suggest you set a goal for the number of submissions.

However, if you are in your third month and only get a few PVs a day, something needs to be reviewed.

At this point, it is better to view PV not as a [goal] but as a [signal] to determine if there is a problem.

How much revenue in the third month of blogging?

Frankly, in the third month of blogging, It does not expect to make as much money as it has burst out to make.

If you update your blog daily, you will have 90 articles in the third month.

With 90 articles, there is a possibility that a good amount of PV will be generated, and some revenue will be generated.

However, it is challenging to write 3,000-5,000 articles every day.

An average person should be able to update their blog 2 to 3 times a week. Then, it should be around 30 articles in 3 months.

Thirty articles for a beginner blogger is not enough to increase traffic.

If access does not increase, there is little prospect for earnings.

Is it true that PV increases in the third month of blogging?

In the blogosphere, [PV increases from the third month of blogging] or [PV increases after 100 posts.]

This is both true and false.

The assumptions underlying such talk of PV growth in the third month of blogging are as follows.

Assumption of PV growth in the third month
  • Updating the blog daily.
  • Must have selected keywords to target.
  • Writing articles that meet search needs.

Writing close to 100 posts will increase your PV; Google will evaluate your blog domain, and your search rankings will likely increase significantly.

However, it is tough for a beginner blogger to fulfill the above three conditions.

Therefore, it is false and accurate to say that the number of hits will increase from the third month.

Although a blog can have long periods of no results, growth in results can be expected in proportion to the length of time the blog has been in operation.

The third month is still in the early stages. Naturally, access and earnings are low.

Let's write articles with persistence.

Six ways to deal with near-zero traffic in the third month of blogging

Nevertheless, if the number of hits is close to zero in the third month of blogging, there is probably some problem with the article or blog.

If you have been writing articles continuously for three months, you can expect to receive several 100 to 1,000 PV per month.

If you are not getting it, find out the cause and improve it.

If the number of accesses is still close to zero after the third month, please try to implement the following measures.

It is also effective to review the basic skills of your blog.

What to do when access is low
  • Increase the number of articles
  • Increase content in articles
  • Include keywords in the title
  • Promote on social networking sites
  • Have someone close to you read it and review the flaws
  • Choose keywords with low search volume

1. Increase the number of articles

One way to deal with this is to increase the number of articles. If the number of blog posts is low, Google will not rate the blog domain.

Increasing the number of articles will solve the problem of low information content. However, unnecessarily increasing the number of articles with fewer words and less information will not be effective.

It is necessary to increase the number of articles that match the search needs.

2. Increase content in articles

Expand the content] to increase the number of questions and concerns that can be solved in the articles.

It is more beneficial for users to know what they want and the amount of information.

Increasing the amount of helpful information to the user will increase the likelihood of appearing higher in the search results.

Depending on the keywords and search needs of the article, content expansion may be considered if there are not about 3,000 words per article.

Consider content by referring to the content of other blog posts that are ranked higher and [different keywords] in Google search results.

3. Include keywords in the title

Articles will not gain access unless they are searched.

Users search for information because they have a problem or question they want to be solved.

The information they want is entered into Google as keywords, and Google displays articles containing those keywords. If an article or title does not contain keywords, it will not appear in the search results.

Be sure to include your keywords in the title.

Also, the trick is to pack keywords as far to the left of the title as possible.

4. Promote on social networking sites

It is good to use social networking sites and blogs to increase traffic.

You can expect access to your blog posts from SNS as well.

Share your blog posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

If you start one social networking site, I recommend Twitter.

Twitter has a retweet function and is easy to spread. In addition, with 45 million users, Twitter has the largest market share of any SNS other than LINE.

Many blogging services can be integrated with SNS, and if you use WordPress, I recommend you install SNS integration plug-ins.

Let's aim to increase your traffic by linking your blog with SNS.

5. Have someone close to you read it and review the flaws

Ask someone close to you to read your blog to find flaws and often overlooked problems.

You may not be able to see the flaws in your blog or writing by yourself.

By having someone else read it, they may point out things such as difficulty in reading the text, the structure of the article, or the placement of the text.

It is easier to elicit unreserved opinions if you are in a close relationship.

Improve those shortcomings and aim to increase your accessibility.

6. Choose keywords with low search volume

In the beginning, it is recommended to write articles on keywords that have a smaller volume of monthly searches.

Because keywords with large search volumes are more competitive in search rankings, it is difficult for beginners to gain access.

Conversely, keywords with a small search volume have less competition.

Selecting keywords is the basis of blog posts.

However, if you mistake choosing keywords, you will not gain access to your site, no matter how many articles you write that match your search needs.

It is good to use a tool such as Google's Keyword Planner to do the search volume before working on it.

An easy target is search volume from 100 to 1000".

Target keywords with appropriate search volume.

Nine skills you need to have the basics down by the 3rd month of blogging

Simply writing articles will not increase traffic.

You must select keywords for writing articles, research needs, and structure your articles.

In addition, you must learn the basics of SEO, SNS management, and how to write exciting titles.

The following is an overview of the skills you will need to understand by your third month of blogging.

Skills you should have a basic understanding of
  • Keyword selection
  • Needs research
  • Creating article structure
  • Attracting customers through social networking sites
  • Basic knowledge of SEO
  • Consider titles with high click-through rates
  • Set up an eye-catching image
  • Lighten or compress images
  • Post internal links

1. Keyword Selection

As a foundation of blogging, keyword selection is a skill that should be kept in mind.

This is because keyword selection allows you to create articles that meet users' needs more accurately.

When users have a problem or question they want to solve, they will search for some words or phrases. These words are keywords.

The keywords are a condensed version of the reason for the search and the question.

Since search engines display helpful articles that respond to these keywords at the top of the list, it is essential to react precisely to users' needs.

2. Needs research

Once you have selected your keywords, research your search needs.

Search needs are the information and solutions that readers want to know.

By clarifying the needs, you will know what information to include in your article.

Search needs can be researched by using [related keywords] [headlines of articles in the top search results] and [Twitter.]

For related keywords, follow the steps below to research search needs.

Steps to research search needs
  • Copy all relevant keywords.
  • Use Google Keyword Planner to find out the number of search inflows.
  • Estimate search needs for related keywords with high search volume.

For example, for [blogging tips,] the search need is I want to know tips on how to write a blog.

The headlines of the top searched articles are also helpful in understanding search needs.

The top articles on Google are listed because they meet the search needs. Analyze those headlines and research what search needs are being met.

Twitter questions can help discover search needs. Analyze what you want to know from the questions.

3. Creating article structure

The structure of an article is like the plot of a novel.

Creating a structure makes understanding the order of topics and the story's overall flow easier.

First, create headings that respond to the search needs you have researched.

Once you have created the headings, sort them in the order you want users to read them. The trick is to bring the most abstract titles to the top.

For example, if you have two headings, [What is Blogging] and [Recommended Blogging Services for Beginners,] bring [What is Blogging] to the top because it is more abstract.

Consider the order of headings that are easy for users to understand.

4. Attracting customers through SNS

SNS is an essential part of increasing blog traffic.

If you have not started SNS yet, start it along with your blog.

I recommend primary SNS services such as Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter is particularly compatible with blogs, as it has many users, and the retweet function makes it easy for tweets to spread.

In addition to automatically posting your blog posts on social networking sites, you should actively increase your followers by commenting and following your blog posts.

5. Basic knowledge of SEO

Basic knowledge of SEO is essential for increasing blog traffic.

SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization.

It aims to achieve higher search rankings by optimizing articles and web pages for search engines.

There is a wide range of SEO knowledge, but the key points to consider are as follows.

Points to keep in mind in SEO
  • Include keywords in titles, headings, and text [Important]
  • Write a description (article description) [important]
  • Use heading tags to clarify structure [important]
  • Use alt tags for images.
  • Generate an XML sitemap and register with Google Search Console
  • Breadcrumb lists and other internal linking measures
  • Convert URLs to SSL
  • Responsive design for mobile devices
  • Fast display of web pages

In particular, 1-3 is an essential SEO strategy. Keep them in mind when writing articles.

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6. Consider titles with high click-through rates

Even if your site ranks high on Google, you will not get many hits if low click-through rate. The click-through rate varies greatly depending on the title.

There is a trick to creating a title that attracts users' interest and gets a high click-through rate.

When creating a title, keep the following in mind.

Points to keep in mind when writing titles
  • The title should be a concise description of the article's content
  • Title should not exceed 60 characters
  • Include keywords you want to be searched for
  • Make the title enjoyable by making it authoritative, surprising, numerical, and explicit in the results

Titles should be added after the article is structured and written to reflect the article's content correctly.

It is recommended that you write out three to five possible titles and choose from among them.

7. Set up an eye-catching image

An eye-catching image is an image used to attract the user's attention.

Most are displayed at the beginning of an article (just after the title) or as a thumbnail in a list of articles.

Setting up an eye-catching image that matches the article will catch the user's eye and make it easier to read.

Eye-catching images are also displayed when articles are shared on Twitter and Facebook.

Make sure to set eye-catching images that have a substantial impact.

8. Lighten or compress images

Compress images to be included in articles to reduce file size.

If your site is slow, Google will rate your site lower and affect your search rankings. In addition, site display speed is essential from the standpoint of usability.

An Amazon study found that a 0.1-second slowdown in site display speed reduced sales by 1%, while a 1-second speedup improved sales by 10%. Thus, site display speed affects usability.

Images play a significant role in site display speed. The larger the file size of an image, the slower the site will display. Therefore, images need to be lightened or compressed.

Use an image compression site such as [Squoosh] to lighten the weight.

The image compression plug-in [EWWW Image Optimizer] is recommended if you are using WordPress. It can automatically compress images and also supports batch compression of uploaded images.

9. Post internal links

Internal linking is an effective SEO strategy.

By connecting highly related pages with internal links, search engine crawlers benefit from making it easier to patrol the site.

As a result, it is easier to increase the rating of the linked pages.

In addition, highly related pages are linked, allowing users to reach the information they want to know quickly. Internal linking can soon increase the time users spend on the site.

To connect internal links, it is necessary to increase the number of highly relevant pages. Give priority to writing articles on the same theme.

After the third month of blogging, consider monetization

After three months of blogging, consider monetizing your blog when many hits have increased.

The following summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of blog monetization and how to monetize your blog.

Advantages of monetization

There is no reason not to monetize a blog with access to a lot of traffic. There are three advantages to monetization.

  • Increased motivation to blog
  • Earn money for maintenance costs such as server rental
  • If the number of accesses goes up, you can earn a large sum.

Each of these advantages will be explained one at a time.

Increased motivation to blog

There are several ways to motivate bloggers.

For example, [make blogging friends,] [clearly state your update schedule on Twitter,] [keep track of the number of words you write to encourage you,] and [access numbers.]

Among other things, monetization is an excellent motivator for blogging. 

Even if the revenue is only a few dollars or a few dozen dollars, it makes a big difference in motivation.

Set a target amount of money through monetization and keep your motivation high.

Earn money for maintenance costs such as rental server fees.

If monetized, the cost of the blog, such as the rental server and domain, will be earned.

It takes a little effort, but it's an amount that even a novice blogger can aim for.

If you can make money maintaining your blog, you don't have to take out any expenses.

If you get more traffic, you can make a tidy profit.

It would be a waste not to monetize despite high traffic.

The amount of revenue can be calculated by [number of accesses × click-through rate (CTR) × conversion Rate (CVR) × unit price per result.]

The more access you have, the more money you can make from your blog.

In the case of affiliate marketing, it is not unusual for the unit price per PV to be 15-50 cents.

For example, if you have 10,000 PV per month, you could earn 200 to 600ドル per month.

No initial costs

The initial cost of monetizing a blog is zero. There are three main ways to monetize your blog.

Typical How to monetize
  • Affiliate
  • Google Adsense
  • Amazon Associates

The best monetization method varies from blog to blog, but none of the How to monetize require an initial fee. However, many of the three How to monetize listed above require that your blog pass a screening process.

If your blog has insufficient or inappropriate content, it will not pass the screening process, and you will not be able to monetize it. Make sure to create solid content to pass the screening process.

Cautions for Monetization

Monetizing a blog has many benefits, but there are also caveats. These are the following two points.

  • It takes time to become profitable.
  • You need to keep updating articles.

It takes time to become profitable.

As mentioned earlier, blog earnings are determined by [number of hits x click-through rate (CTR) x conversion Rate (CVR) x cost per result.]

No matter how high the click-through rate, sign-up rate, and unit price of results are, if there are no hits, to begin with, earnings will not increase.

When monetizing with high unit price affiliate projects, the unit price per PV can be as low as 15-50 cents if the project is efficient. We would still like to see 10,000 PVs as a lump sum revenue.

If you want to earn 10,000 PV per month, you need 300 to 400 PV per day. This is a challenging figure for a beginner in the third month of blogging.

It is not unusual for it to take more than a year to reach 10,000 PV per month, although this varies from case to case.

It takes a lot of time to become profitable. Monetizing a blog is a slow and steady process.

You need to keep updating your articles

If you stop updating your articles, your traffic may decrease.

Google incorporates [freshness] (newness of information) as a metric in evaluating content. For search terms, Google determines that users are looking for up-to-date information. Newer pages will appear higher.

Therefore, if a blog is not updated, information will lose its freshness, and access may decrease.

Decreased traffic will negatively impact revenue.

To increase and maintain access, blogs must be constantly updated. Continuity is the essential aspect of blogging.

How to monetize

Affiliate and Google Adsense are the most common ways to monetize blogs.

While both may seem similar, the mechanics of each are very different. Affiliate is pay-for-performance, and Google Adsense is pay-per-click.

The following is an easy-to-understand explanation of how each works and their differences. Consider the monetization method that is best suited for your blog.


Affiliate is a pay-for-performance advertising program. Advertisements distributed by ASPs (Application Service Providers) are posted on blogs, and commissions are generated when clicks are made and signed contracts.

The price varies greatly depending on the ad's content and can range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Choose the ads you want to post on your blog from among them.

Google Adsense

Google Adsense is a pay-per-click advertising program offered by Google.

Advertisements distributed by Google are posted on your blog, and you will be paid a few cents to a few dozen cents for each click.

To post a Google Adsense ad, you must pass Google's review process.

Google Adsense Review Points
  • Whether it is your domain or not
  • Whether there is a certain number of contents
  • Is the article unique?
  • No violation of Adsense policy

Google Adsense's screening process is more stringent than that of affiliate ASPs, and it is not uncommon for applicants to fail the screening process. Please make sure to create contents well before applying for review.

Also, although Google Adsense's performance amount itself is lower than that of affiliate programs, the hurdle to earn commissions is low because commissions are generated only by clicks.

Google Adsense unit price per PV is often around 0.5 cents, but the unit price varies depending on the country and keywords.

For more information, please check the following.


In the third month of blogging, you will get used to writing articles and start worrying about many things.

However, the first goal should be continuity rather than the number of hits.

  • Don't expect access or earnings until the third month. Let's aim for continuity.
  • Low access is a signal that there is a problem.
  • After the third month, you should aim to improve our skills and monetize our business.

In blogging, you should develop skills such as [keyword selection,] [researching search needs,] [article composition,] and [attracting SNS visitors.] Blogging requires a variety of skills.

Let's look back on the third month as one opportunity to teach them one at a time steadily.

As the number of hits increases, there should be a chance to consider monetizing the site.

The third month is the beginning of your blogging career.

You may not have generated a lot of traffic or revenue, but let's review whether or not you have been able to manage your blog steadily and link this to your future operations!

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