Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Make money from your blog

Ok, here's the thing. I would love to be able to get a couple of extra bucks from my blog. Why not right? I used to have adsense, but being the complete computer noob that I am, didn't realise that if I clicked on the ads every now and then it would cancel my account. Stupid I know, but I really didn't think about it at the time.

Anyways, long story short, I can't have adsense anymore. So I’ve been looking for new ways to monetise my blog without selling it out. I don't want to turn it into a billboard or write fake posts about a product that I don't love.

i'd like to blog for money, so I’ve started using a product called Smorty, where advertisers can pay bloggers to write opinion posts with links back to the advertiser’s site. So here's what I’m going to do: I’m going to be open about everything I write. If it's a paid for post I’ll tell you. And if I don't like the product that I’m writing about, I won't lie and use gushy language to bullshit on about it.

What I’m trying to say is I hope that by being honest about it, it won't come across as if I’m cheapening this blog or what I have to say.

Feel free to let me know if you think my paid for posts are full of shit though and I’ll stop them.


Jack said...

gday mate,

hey go for it. If you think these products are good, then sweet tell us about them.

If someone cares that you are making money from that recommendation then I think they might have a hint of jealously going on. You've actually created the traffic through an interesting blog and now you want to monetise some of it.

And I think a recommendation from you personally is heaps better than Adsense anyway. You don't really have control over what ads Adsense displays. At least this way you choose what goes and what doesn't.

In other news, we're into the racing for the America's Cup. We're all set to get into the semi finals of the selection series. So all good.

Jess and I have a louis vuitton ball next week which sounds like it should be way over the top. I'm growing my mullet especially for it.

hope all is well.

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