Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

What To Look For In Content Writers

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Content writers are springing up all over the internet. People are more than willing to call themselves pro writers and begin selling their services. But if you come to rely on contract writers, you might just end up getting hooked on something that isn't good for your overall ...

Getting A New Blog Off To A Good Start

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

If you're thinking of starting a new blog, my advice is to really get focused and get your blog off to a fast start. If you don't jump into the action with both feed forward, you may end up with a relatively slow takeoff, and your motivation might lapse. ...

WidgetBucks Sucks

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

I needed to update my WidgetBucks review with some new information. That is, WidgetBucks has been removed from any pages I had it on. The program is weak. At first, it started off relatively like gangbusters, but it died off over time. I personally don't think ...

Chitika Performance

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Chitika has been picking up a bit for me. The "Linx Code" and the "RPU Code" both seem to do okay as far as supplemental income goes. The RPU Code is a strange beast. It doesn't actually get close to displaying related products, but it earns ...

WordPress 2.5 Initial Observations

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The people at WordPress were very excited about the 2.5 version of their popular blogging software, and it's not hard to understand why. To me, this is an excellent upgrade, because it focuses on area that actually needed improvement. The interface for administration has been tidied up so ...

2008 Blogging Revenue

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

2008 is shaping up slightly different than the last few years as it pertains to blogging revenue. The leaders are: Adsense, TLA, Kontera, Zango, and Amazon. Adsense continues to perform erratically, but still is a substantial amount of money. TLA has grown every month since I have been in the program. Zango ...

There Are Millions Of Content Producers On The Web

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Everyone and their uncle is a content producer these days. I'm doing it, you're doing it. You could say we've had an explosion in the number of content producers out there. So how can all of these people think they have a legitimate shot at being read? ...

Your Needs Versus The Reader’s Needs

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I've been giving some thought to a basic struggle for any professional blogger. You have to weigh your very real needs of income with the very real needs of your visitors. If you can strike a balance, you have a blog that can earn money and keep coming ...

Inline Advertising And Blogs

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Inline Advertising works on some blogs. I've been using inline ads for at least 8 months now, and I have a few observations. The dream of inline ads is that you can continue to earn your normal Google Adsense money, and by adding the inline advertisements (Intellitext, Chitika ...

WidgetBucks Fiasco

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

WidgetBucks was doing okay, and then a major snag in updating their stats seems to have derailed the good faith the company was starting to build with bloggers. They have not updated their stats for 8 days now, which makes anyone look shady, and they haven't even commented in their blog ...