Those who blog partly because they want to earn some extra money often ask the question:
Why is my revenue so low? My Blog Revenue very low but why
There are people who think that blogs simply can not generate much money. They are wrong!
Blog can generate you the same amount of money if not more compared to any other website. Now I am talking about PPC (Pay per click) sorces of revenue such as google adsense here.
The main problem I have noticed is that people tend to concentrate on wider markets.
If you are running a personal diary kind of blog, the chances are that there are thousands of similar blogs around. The more competition you have, the harder it will be for you to make some cash.
Instead try concentrating on smaller markets also known as niche markets. Not only it will be easier for you to develop the traffic, the CPC (Cost per click) should also be higher due to advertisers demand exceeding publishers supply.
Secondly you need to have a unique selling point. You need to give your readers something that nobody else does. This should really help you get returning visitors.
Finally its the ads themselves. You should channel your ads. This way you will be able to measure your ad blocks performance. One of the most important things is to experiment.
Try different ad formats, colors and positioning. Run your setup for a few weeks, note the performance and try something different.
Even if you think you have found the optimum ad setup keep on trying to improve it.
In most cases you can always tweak something to make your ad performance better.