After years of battling against online adverts, popup windows and the likes, we now litter our blogs with adverts stemming from the likes of Google AdSense, Commission Junction, TradeDoubler etc. – but it is accepted. We now, more than ever, realise that we can make money off our blogs – a few clicks here, a few clicks there and next thing you know you’re getting a little cheque for $25 in the post, or whatever your preferred currency is.
So for those of you aiming big… I direct you to Rick over at FeedBuzzard.com with his recent entry “The Car That Blogging Bought“.
After reading his post, I realised I missed one of the old ProBlogger posts from back in March…. “The House That Blogging Bought”
So is this what everyone is aiming for? Or are you just blogging for pleasure?
I’m blogging for pleasure but I added AdSense to my blog to help pay the cost of a TypePad Pro account. If Google dropped AdSense in the morning I’d keep blogging as much as I do now….. but I’d have to go hungry for a while 😉
Good to know, good to know. I guess if you can make the 150 bucks a year to pay for the pro account its a good start!
Can’t have you going hungry….!
I’m Rick, the guy who bought the WRX.
You don’t HAVE TO litter your blog with ads. Nobody is forcing you. Those that do range from “it pays for a coffee” to “all out sploggers” who are only in it for the money.
And it’s just about to get a lot messier. Think TiVo. Think convergence devices. Watch for the Yahoo! television network. Heaven forbid the Google channel.
arrgh, my brain hurts now…
Hey Rick, good to hear from you!
You are right – you don’t HAVE to litter your blog with ads, nobody does, but it does happen. There are certain blogs that I read (like my own) who don’t carry any ads (though I’m still toying with it)…. then there are those people in the middle, who balance their content with nicely targettied and fitting ads… then there are those who just go “balls out” (pardon the abruptness) and litter their blog with ads for products they neither know nothing about or, in a lot of cases, care about.
You’re right on one thing – convergence it bringing this whole advertising lark to a head, and its been gearing up the last few years.
If I ever see a Google channel on cable (no doubt it will be running 24hr advertising) it’ll be a day too soon. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not against ads by any means, simplly more amazed at how high the acceptance level is now that majority of bloggers are coming to terms with the fact they can earn a buck or two from their blogs, from doing something they like.
In your case, however, I commend you and sincerely hope that your new wrx brings you many months of happy driving…. I know it would for me anyway!
Cheers dude 🙂
Hey, If you want to ever sign-up I have a couple of great affiliate referal links for you! ;^)
Hell, if I could be the one shining up a WRX on a Sunday morning with blogging dollars then I’m all ears 😉
I dont have any ads on mine.. For the reason that im under 18 and most ad places need you to be over 18.. Load of crap.. 🙁
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