First of all, let me start out by saying I know exactly nothing about blog advertising...
... which is why I want to put this out there.
This post is going to be very simple. I would like you to tell me your thoughts and experiences with advertising on blogs.
Do you advertise on your blog?
If so, how much money does it bring you?
If you don't, does it matter to you if other people do?
Would you advertise if it brought in enough money? If so what is the magic number?
Ready? I'll start...
- No, I don't advertise.
- I'd possibly consider it if the price was right. For example, I wouldn't be interested if I was only pulling in $10/mo - but if I could earn $500/mo I might think about it. Who wouldn't?
- I don't personally care if another blog advertises, as long as the ads don't get in the way of my reading experience.
Ironically, Kathy just introduced me to a Firefox plug-in from this post that actually hides all ads from your screen, so this isn't even an issue anymore. But wouldn't that be the ultimate hypocrisy to advertise on my blog while suppressing the ads at the same time?
Anyway, if you can share information the rest of us could use, that would be great. For example...
What are the most lucrative types of sponsorship programs?
What are the payouts based on?
How long does it take until you start seeing cabbage?
You know, things like that.
Obviously I'm curious about this whole thing, otherwise I wouldn't be asking. And sure, I could do the responsible thing and actually take the time to research the topic myself, but it's much easier (and way more entertaining) to simply ask all of you... the people with actual opinions I value.
So please, enlighten us with your thoughts, experiences, pros and cons. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who is interested in this topic.
This post actually generated $0.25 in revenue because I just found a quarter in the cushion of my chair.