Nothing can beat time and knowledge gained over time. – There is no quick methods. No end all be all eBook. Even if you are constantly on Digital Point Forums, no amount of knowledge comes to you over night. The things I’ve learned which lead to my best successes are learned from trial and error. Oh and by adding your RSS feed to your user profile on digital point forums, that helps with traffic too 😉
Problogger networking enables you to stand out. – Darren had posted about making yourself stand out. By not only networking, but going to conferences, meeting people and interfacing on a face to face level does tons not only for your credibility but also makes you stand out. You aren’t just that one guy who always comments. (In my case, you’re that guy who had lunch with Darren Rowse at FOOA)
Adsense doesn’t mean much – Yeah it would be nice to earn a ton of money from a blog. Realistically that isn’t going to happen, and if t does it’s not overnight. Solid content, building your readerbase, and continually reaching out to readers is what helps you to excel. If you’re lucky maybe you can earn a few bucks on top of that… but that is if you’re lucky.
Selling a blog doesn’t mean content suffers – it only means the author can enable another online resource. I’ve learned this from a few people, Matt Coddington, sold NetBusinessBlog a while back. He’s still churning out content and by changing his direction without NBB, he can expand beyond “make money online.” Also my buddy Nomar, he used to be blogging over at KingNomar.com, but as of recently he’s started things fresh over at MonetizePro.com Bottom line here, sometimes you need to let go, take your earnings, and realize you can start anew.
Making contacts helps bring in traffic – From ProBlogger to Lithman.net to Derrich.com. Every time I’ve reached out and made a few friends I’ve found I usually two two things, backlinks and traffic. Networking helps not only with allowing people to share their experience, but also usually they share the links and traffic as well. What goes around comes around.