Slumping Summer Sales

This is supposed to be a blog about making money.  But there's one small problem: I'm not making money as of late.

No one is buying the programs I promote on my strength and fitness blog. 

Other stats are in pretty good shape:  I'm getting decent traffic and I think I'm even improving in terms of search engine rankings (even though my page rank is stuck at 2).  But people just don't seem to be investing in training programs right now. 

I think it's just a seasonal thing.  It's the time of year when most folks have left the gym to hit the beach, the lake, or the picnic table. 

I've thought about changing my monetizing strategy (like going back to using adsense), but I really like having tight control over what I promote.  I have nothing against adsense per se, but there are just too many fitness scam ads on it.

I'm not too concerned about it.  Blogging is just a hobby for me: I don't really depend on it for my livelihood.  And I still have an awesome car that I bought with blog money.

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2 Responses to Slumping Summer Sales

  1. From what I have found, fitness is seasonal. Summer time, interest in organized fitness programs drop off. In the Fall it will pick up again.

  2. I believe you are correct there. I did make one sale a day or two after making this post. But I'm not too worried about it. By the time fall comes my search engine rankings should be even better.

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