Lately, I notice an increase in paid posts from two bloggers that I least expect to get suck into the dark side. And I give myself a little cheer and toast to them.
Firstly, the post by Wuching today got me thinking for a while.
A good friend of mine who used to read my blog said to me the other day that he’s not going to read my blog anymore because I have too many ads on my blog and they slow down the download.
I can relate with those feelings when I initially write paid posts. You feel sort of guilty and feel bad that your friends hate them. But nay….fark them. You know why? The most we get out of them is probably a few good words that make us happy. But try writing something that don’t agree with them and they will probably hate you, turn against you, stop commenting and reading altogether and that’s all you get. I got some similar comment the other day on my Make$ Money$ blog:
Dissappointed | Dissappointed@hotmail.com
I used to like this blog until it is bombarded with too many paid reviews.
Sorry, itâ€™s out forever from my bookmark.
Apr 28, 3:07 PM
The world evolves. It changes. Once upon a time, people did webpages with Yahoo Geocities and making cute little graphics with PaintShop Pro. Then, people start blogging. And we cannot forever go on blogging about our lives all day. Trust me, after a while, you will run out of things to tell. I had written about my ancestors tales right down to my visions for my grandchildren. And repeated some.
So, we move on to the next stage. I.e. making use of our blog to make money. In between, we share some stories. We keep a social circle of bloggers friends. We get richer. And richer. And richer. We give away some, we enjoy some and we save some. All these are good money. In fact, I had just made a huge fixed deposit account from the amount Bryan helped to cash out from my PayPal. All 20K of it. I had earned USD7K from PayPerPost alone, since October 2006. If the current exchange has not dropped from 3.6 to 3.3ish, I had reached my new year resolution.
So, cheers to all the smart people who make use of their blogs to earn money. Just remember not to get sucked in too much and give back when you can. To those delusional ones who still insist blogging is not to make money, then, obviously, they are very stucked in early days of blogging and have not move ahead. Just check out Techcrunch, a PR8/10, can be called a god of blogging, damn rich American who have so many ads on his sidebar, you cannot see a thing besides ads.
The choice is yours. Be left behind or be smart.