Some of you may notice that I’ve had a few more ads than normal floating around here.I know a lot of bloggers are proudly ad free and it can be a touchy subject.
We have recently found ourselves in the midst of taking a bit of a financial blow this summer.
Without going into too many details or trying to sound like I am planning a pity party; I have decided that I need to make my blog work for me a little bit more to give us a little financial lift.
It won’t affect content or posting at all, but I might be doing a few more reviews here and there, and have more slots open on my sidebar for sponsors.In fact, I’d like to post more projects like I used to in the days before I worked a regular job as well. I love that part of blogging.
I know the Lord provides for us and this is an opportunity He has given me with my shop and also with my blog.The nice thing about Blogher is that it’s mostly traffic driven, not necessarily click-on driven revenue.
Someday maybe I will make ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!MUWHAHAHAHAHA! but until then I’ll take it where I can get it a bit at a time; all of those pennies ad up! 🙂
I originally started with Blogherads on my sidebar to help off-set the cost of projects. It brings a nice steady bit of pocket money and I would recommend it to any one looking for a few extra bucks. I pick my ad subjects they run, and when they do post reviews there are many I choose not to participate in due to content, same for book club reviews. I think when I hit about 500 hits a day I was making about $30 a month. Not bad for doing what I love to do, It has steady increased bit by bit since then. I also make a little bit from independent sidebar advertising as well. I would love to run an ad-free blog, but it’s just not an option for us right now.
I know with the economy the way it is, if you are finding out that you need a bit of a financial boost and are okay with advertising there are many great places to start such as: Blogherads,Social Spark, Rivit, Clever girls network, plus private advertising as well. I know it’s a tough time for many people. We have many neighbors and friends who are struggling to keep their jobs and homes. I feel very, very blessed that I have the opportunity to work, and work it I shall! I have just started selling my things at a new venue I am excited to tell you more about later. In fact, I am so driven, I would shake that money maker if the kids hadn’t already ruined it…. :)… just kidding. So hang in there with me. If you have any question about advertising on your own blog, feel free to ask away!
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