I was talking to PPC Super Affiliate Amit Mehta about our Internet Marketing efforts yesterday and the topic of how much income my blogging generates came up.
On a conservative basis, I’d say that monetization from my blogging alone amounts to somewhere in the mid to higher 4 figure range per month.
Which is a pittance compared to some of the “Super Bloggers” out there.
There’s a lot of talk these days about how much the top bloggers make, especially in the light of Business Week’s “Bloggers Bring In The Big Bucks” story.
Although I know Darren Rowse and Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker and visit Mario Lavandeira’s PerezHilton and Pete Cashmore’s Mashable, the names on the list were alien to me.
It’s a testament that blogging is an open field and you pick your niche and can do well with it.
But if you’re clued in to the power of blogging, you’d realize that the payoff from blogging comes outside of blogging.
If you listened in to the episode of the Net Income radio show where Shoemoney had Matt Mullenweg, part of the team which developed the WordPress blogging platform, the real money comes as a result of having blogged, rather than because of blogging.
If you missed that episode of Net Income, you can check it out:
As an example, Darren Rowse is a founder of the B5Media blog network, which receive venture funding earlier this year and Shoemoney’s income also comes from promoting CPA offers and developing AuctionAds with partner-in-crime Dave Dellanave AKA Dillsmack. AuctionAds was recently acquired by Media Whiz for an undisclosed sum.
Personally, blogging is a platform to (more…)
Insiders at the recent blogger convention SOBCon revealed plans about $10 million wunderkind social network site MyBlogLog. In the mix: a rebranding, a new widget and features to protect against social spam that is becoming more pervasive on the networks.
David Dalka mentions that during SOBCon upcoming changes to the popular social networking site include:
- A rebranding (to reflect it’s acquistion by Yahoo!)
- Some MyBlogLog 2.0 upgrades – site redesign and a Web2.0-ish widget upgrade
- Anti-social spam features like avatar moderation and masking type features
Since Google rules the roost at the moment on the search engine front, there’s plenty of opportunity for Yahoo! and Microsoft to capture mindshare and market share on the non-search engine traffic fronts.
There’s opportunity to look at the hubs of highly targeted traffic clustered around social sites and forums.
So far we haven’t heard not many high profile forums being acquired have been reported in the mass media, even though transaction values for these deals can range from the hundreds of thousands to the millions.
Selective media focus? Perhaps. But as social traffic and social media continue to (more…)
Lee Odden interviewed MyBlogLog CEO Scott Rafer and got some insights into the blossoming social community site. From the looks of things, there are certainly some interesting developments in store for the young blogging community site.
To date MyBlogLog clocks in at about 50,000 users, fairly impressive considering the fact that it launched in Mar 2005. And with the recent acquisition by Yahoo! it looks set to grow from strength-to-strength (Especially with a 2% daily growth rate).
From my personal observation, MyBlogLog users tend to be fairly active, especially since the service combines the best features of blogging and social community sites.
As Scott observes, the MyBlogLog widget (typically displayed in the right sidebar of most blogs) certainly proved to be its secret weapon.With blogs already being very social-oriented, the widget only helped accelerate the pace of the service’s “virality”.
It’ll be interesting to see (more…)
Having a policy like requiring blog registration prior to posting comments can reduce your blog to a one-way web publishing medium.
While not as extreme as banning blog comments altogether, it can severely reduce the number of comments you receive in your posts.
Let’s face it, we already deal with a multitude of usernames and passwords, and blogs are designed to be an easy communication platform to set up, publish to and for readers to access.
By adding additional layers of registration, and requiring users to login each time they’d like to comment, you’re increasing (more…)
A Roundup of Interesting Post:
TropicalSEO gives you the lowdown on linkbuilding services and a couple of recommendations. Is TrustRank the new PageRank? Read his post and see.
–> The Very Best Link Baiting Services
Hit a plateau in your blogging efforts?
Yaro Starak has analyzed ProBlogger Darren Rowse’s path to blogdom and provide some insight that blogging can be a pathway to greater things.
–> The Advantages Top Bloggers Have That You DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t
Super Affiliate Ros Gardner bumps her adsense earnings up 5 times and (more…)
I saw this blogging application mentioned by bigbyte over at the Wicked Fire forum (Easy Blog Updates).
w.bloggar is a desktop-based blog editor which supports an impressive list of blogging platforms including (more…)