Have money? Will blog.

I have heard time and again from many people over the last 7+ months that ‘you can make so much $$$ if you just put AdSense on your blog’. Not this blog, not my main blog, but my very first venture into hardcore blogging. I use hardcore loosely, mind you.

I recently broke the milestone of 9,000 views yesterday – which I’m proud of. But it doesn’t give me enough of a reason to move it off of the free WP platform and onto its own domain where I can plug in AdSense wherever I please. I just don’t think that’s enough traffic. When I can get over a few hundred views a day, maybe I’ll consider it. But till then, I’ll be that blogger who blogs for the simple pleasure of blogging – not a few extra cents so I can … do whatever it is people do with a couple of extra cents.

Just like Andy Beal says…

While very few can quit their day job and live off the money they make from blogging, many avid bloggers are finding their passion might just provide something more than just satisfaction in having their voice heard.

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One comment on “Have money? Will blog.
  1. Jeff James says:

    In every pursuit we undertake there’s always the tension between practicality and pure indulgence. The chasm can never be bridged as the distance cannot be measured, thus no connection between the two can be made.

    If you’re out to blog in all likelihood you simply enjoy a forum for you to share your ideas with like minded people along with the rest of the world. If by chance or sheer quality your blog property is the recipient of substantial traffic is it so wrong to “monetize” this traffic?

    Is it impure to say hey, “look at how many visits I have, let’s publish relevant ads my readers will like?” Well..the content may impact your willingness to “sell yourself out.” However you choose and whatever road you take as a blogger…don’t sell yourself short!

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