While I never talk about how much I earn it is no secret that my money is made almost entirely from indirect sources. I blog so people know who I am, know I can help them with certain things, and hopefully trust me to deliver. I say “almost” because I still make a small percentage from affiliate links and such.
That said, there is no right way or wrong way to make money from blogging. While my feelings against Adsense are well-known, I am all for any of the other direct monetization tactics providing they support long-term reader loyalty rather than work against it. One of my contacts makes a consistent and hands-off five-figure income monthly from his mini-network of blogs. It must be nice to know he is earning even as he sits sunning himself on a Mediterranean beach!
I would expect most of you, if you make anything at all from your blogs, will either earn from ads, from writing or from your existing business. Or I could be completely wrong! Hence the following poll 🙂
As well as taking part in the poll, also let me know in the comments your thoughts and experiences of blog monetization (I wish there was a better word) …