This morning when I turned on my MSN, I received a message from Terence that my blog is mentioned in The Star. My first impression was, “Die liao, now what have I done?!?!?” I thought it must be my infamous rantings about politicians that got some attention.
But lucky it is nothing obnoxious.
Then again, my Make$ Money$ got mentioned is an honour already. Just to make it clearer, I have made RM1,400 since nuffnang was launched. And I am not shy to say that I did tell Timothy this, “You know, I’d prefer that the ads are shared out amongst the other bloggers than being on my site. Because when my traffic is good, one ad on my site is enough to sustain 10 smaller blogs.” (I have band 31) Tim was of course very touched. But folks, serious. If we are going to make blog banners attractive to advertisers, we have to play our roles to make it happen. [tag]Nuffnang[/tag] alone cannot do it because they need positive words on our blog to attract more local advertisers. When bloggers gripe and complain about not getting ads or getting measly sum, it will turn advertisers off and that will cause our local advertisers to stop investing in blog advertising. We shouldn’t look into the income now but rather build the idea and inject enthusiasm.
Here are the two bosses of nuffnang. I have met them a couple of times, maybe more times meeting Tim because we are both Penangites. All I can say is, if we work together as bloggers and nuffnang, we do have a bright future in blog advertising. Those of you who have the expertise and skills should start educating advertisers why they need to advertise on blogs. Don’t just look at the immediate income but think of the future prospect.
Stocktube asked me how’s my traffic after getting mentioned by The Star. LOL, BIG FAT ZERO! Hahaha. Serious. Not that I expect any but do you realise what this means? People who read the papers are not IT inclined. People who are IT inclined don’t really bother to read the papers but rather, read blogs. Hence, clicks are very few. I had been mentioned many times in the papers and yeap, usually, there isn’t much traffic.
Quoted by Jeff Ooi. Well, Jeff, I am glad you make that statement. Otherwise, the IRS will be breathing down our necks. Many bloggers do make five figure RM income from blogging. But let’s keep that a secret, shall we?
The full story online.
And nope, I am not paid by nuffnang to promote.