I’ve been thinking a whole lot about this advertising/blog monetizing stuff. Hundreds of dollars a month would be quite nice. I could pay off our van in less than a year or so (and so many more things I want to do). But with pay per post, you actually have to do something. A whole lot of something. Like, at $10/post, that’d be a post a day. Which is obviously not a problem for me since lately I’ve been posting 3 or 4 times a day (by the way, is that driving you crazy??). But it’s still a lot ("a lot" is used loosely) of work to get the opps and submit them and do them. Where with more passive ads, I don’t have to do a darn thing but wait for the money to come in. Except that check is very small in comparison.
But then this evening I was reading about some people who have had much success with Google Adsense and have a five figure income. That’s insane. Sort of regretting taking that down yesterday. Maybe I’ll put it back up differently. But honestly, I don’t think I have the content for a large audience. It’s just me. Lil ‘ol Amy chatting about life. So that leads me to believe that I’ll never have the traffic necessary for the more passive advertising. So I may as well take a step to generate my own income instead of relying on traffic generation.
At the same time, I realize there are bloggers that have lots of traffic and make a decent income blogging on very similar topics as mine.
I feel almost greedy even thinking about all this so much but it’s one of those things where I feel like I’m missing out. If I’m doing this blogging thing anyway and I can make money doing it then why should it be someone else doing it and not me? I’m just not sure the best way to do it.
I don’t want to be wishy-washy and opt out of BlogHer, realize PPP is not for me, opt back in and so forth. I’m not even sure on the rules on that.
I think I’ve braindumped enough on this subject. I’m looking forward to Allison’s post this week about it. Maybe it will help.