Gone through a few changes recently but one I have yet to explain is that as I aim to make money online I also know I need to “monetise” this blog even if only to pay for itself but it is as a part of the bigger picture, for the start I have added adsense to the sidebar.

I am also going to be “trimming the fat” so to speak, cutting out all the crappy stuff I really don’t need or want.

I do want results, that has to be the bottom line, if it means a few changes here, so be it. 😉

Having no got settled into WP I constantly find new things that I see blogger mmiss out on so much, or at least some of things you can do with blogger are not highlighted like in WP, you can spot some of them lol 😉

It’s growing on me fast! …

There are some great bloggers out there using WPress, I see their blogs with a different eye than before…

cool dog!
John Sullivan's cool dog!

There is good reason to do things with mutual respect, we all know we need others to help, as we also help others, people need people, it can’t all be one sided… it won’t work at it’s best.

It’s all a two way street, you know as well as I know that’s a truth, we have to be right too…

Else there’s…

no hope
For any of us!

It’s not all cosy though and everyone has to be aware of the rouge element among us…

That is, there are some people we encounter online which normally annoy us all, the spammers and scammers, snake oil salesmen, selfish marketers only in it for the buck at any cost

Really there is only one possible messge to them at any point you enconter them…

Up yours!
Piss off spammers!

The one good thing coming from social media is the fact these people have nowhere to hide, reputation should mean more now than it did two, three, four years ago… those who did bad a few years ago could even find shit they did dug back up again, it would be easy to happen.

Though the one thing we see now, which if you think about it, is not only lame but also in some ways it’s likely to be these people who will get crap in a few years when it’s all ridiculed.. that is, the “social media experts!”

If you have that on your twitter profile or similar, then yes, I’m talking about you, and I am not the only one either. You are no expert cos you’ve been on twitter five mins!

Get back to basics…

Therein lies an issue I have to consider, social media traffic, and the need to make money online, they don’t seem to go together yet they will have to.

I like this social aspect of the interwebs, it’s good for alot of reasons but it does take up time, it’s time that’s also a bit harder to measure in results, a bit different to Search engine traffic, enough for it to matter.

So, while I think twitter and other places have their uses, I am not convinced it’s the right option with pure make money sites, adsense, affilates, things of that kind, yet isn’t it just getting harder to rely soley on SE traffic?

The SE traffic and social traffic is getting harder to separate, one can’t be without the other it seems to me.

Will it get worse? Will it get to the point you really can’t ignore social traffic at all?

What do you think?

Monetisation, it’s not a sin!
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4 thoughts on “Monetisation, it’s not a sin!

    • March 15, 2010 at 12:11 am
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      Thanks 😉

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  • March 16, 2010 at 3:09 am
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    Hi Rob ~

    I’ve been trying to monetize for several years now in anticipation of retirement – still working on it!

    Social Media is important – Twitter, Facebook, social ning sites and forums. I gain new insight, and give advice to help others.

    In the mommy blogger arena (of which I really don’t consider myself, perhaps only slightly, as I am primarily a work-at-home blog) there is much dissention whether monetizing a blog takes away from the authenticity. Another discussion entirely.

    Glad to see you’re up and running on wp, looks great! And I’m glad I was able to help you with the plugin advice! Off to comment on your Portland flood pictures now. Keep in contact!
    .-= Cindi @ Moomette’s Magnificents´s last blog ..4 WordPress Plugins to Make Your Blog a Fast Mean Machine =-.

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    • March 16, 2010 at 3:23 am
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      Hiya,

      It’s certainly not as easy as many make out, yet it’s also not as hard as some make out. 😉

      I agree social media has it’s place and I will continue to utilise it, not just in the hope of it helping my income but also because it’s a good place to meet great people. 😀

      That argument on whether blogs should be monetised or not is stupid, if they are willing to put food on your table, then by all means let them whine, if not, they should shut it, let people get on with it. 😛

      That’s my view anyway, for what it’s worth.
      .-= Rob´s last blog ..Make money online using the right keywords =-.

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