Don’t advertise.

I know, when you’re new to blogging you want more traffic.

And there are two ways to get traffic when you’re a new blogger.

  • Spamming.
  • Ads.

I don’t do marketing because it’s spamming when done without ads.

I had this lithuanian blog and bought advertising on Google Adwords. I was new to blogging industry and I’ve paid 150 litas to advertise my new blog.

The blog wasn’t monetized, it had no offers, no ads.

As I said, I was new to this blogging thing.

I bought the ads, saw visitors come in through analytics and that’s it.

Some people have read my blog and then went off to do something else.

This was my first time when I literally wasted 150 litas. it’s about 30€

Back in the day, it was huge money amount here in Lithuania.

Most people have earned 400 litas, that was the minimum wage.

So what have I learned.

I learned that you don’t need to advertise your blog, when your blog isn’t monetized.

When you advertise, you want your users to convert into email subscribers, or buy something. I don’t know, maybe press ads and whatnot.

When your blog isn’t monetized, it’s not worth advertising it, just because you will lose money and you’re here to earn money, right?