If people have a lot of traffic to their website then…

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  • #488021

    timethief
    Member

    Okay by me … wish I was going with. :(

    #488022

    ianrobo
    Member

    I probably get around 1500-2000 unique page hits a day and you know what I would not even think of advertising

    for a simple reason want my blog to be pure and not to be soiled by adverts for the simple reason I am just interested in blogging and nothing else.

    Now I would like wp.com to offer more features and skins, I find some of the headers and colours a bit bland and for what I would like I would like to vary it but to pay £10 a month for that, nah, sod it.

    just more themes please and the ability to change them and I would be 100% happy instead of 99.5% happy

    #488027

    taletellerin
    Member

    @ianrobo – Spoken like a true blogger, I’d say. :D

    #488028

    ianrobo
    Member

    indeed mate, about to start my third blog and you think that time expands somehow !!

    the key I find to successful blogging is to challenge people and make them think those successful ones do that and good luck if you can make money but if you are blogging for money it is totally the wrong reason.

    #488033

    timethief
    Member

    @ianrobo
    We can make suggestions for new themes and the Theme Team will consider them. All they require is a link to the theme you are suggesting so they can check it out. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/themes

    #488148

    bo0ga
    Member

    I’m not going to the one blogging. I want my sites to be user posted. Similar to sites like fmylife.com

    #488150

    starsquid
    Member

    Then whats in it for the other users? Nobody wants a site/blog with all ads n stuff. You gotta bring something (interesting) to the table first before getting good viewership, ads or no ads.

    #488160

    taletellerin
    Member

    @bo0ga So essentially the idea that you register a free blog and have other people work on it but earn money with it yourself. Well. Honestly? That’s about as far away from my idea of blogging as anything.

    #488163

    timethief
    Member

    I agree that profiting from the posting of others on a monetized site is not blogging.

    #488167

    thepmpguru
    Member

    I see there are alot of Questions / Queries / Myth’s regarding Blogs and Money and I have already started a very comprehensive article over it, Although my Blog is not related to Blogging so I would request you guys to host it on your Blog instead.

    I noticed in many places where experience guys in wordpress.com community (The top are already in the list above) tries to discourage new bees from monetizing the blog or I would say mentoring / guiding / helping them not to have there own domain until reach to a certain level backup with reasons as well.

    I second with that and I think this is the best advice one can get.

    Just an abstract from my article:

    You should know your audience: You have any idea, What are you writing, For whom are you writing, Do you know the skills, Likes, Dislikes, mindset of your audience.

    Have you ever imagined before starting a new Blog, There are millions of Blogs and thousands are added everyday and a billion followers but a few Blogs have all those billion followers, Why ?

    I believe money will follow if you get famous, So you should know first the art of getting famous to attract all those billions of users eager to get the information they are struggling for or have thirst for.

    You should write well, You should write well…

    #488169

    timethief
    Member

    @thepmpguru
    dukka in Sansrkit ie. Pali = excrement, offal, waste, trash, etc.

    The realities are that many bloggers shovel a lot of dukka when making claims about how much they make online. In fact their traffic stats, PageRanks (usually lack thereof) and the pay out rates for the advertising they use and the affiliate plan payout rates, as well as the rates for being paid to blog are all public knowledge, provided you know where to look for it.

    On another forum I used to frequent I ran into such a dukka shoveler who claimed he was making big money from advertising, affiliate schemes and from being paid to blog. He also kept lecturing those who dissented with the advice he was giving to students that we weren’t being supportive and ought to be encouraging them to make money by blogging. I dissented and advised the students in question to get off-line part-time jobs in the service industry. The dukka shoveler posted a personal attack on me and and that did it.

    I did the research required on his site and posted all the relevant information to the forum thread shaming him for telling lies. He never posted again. What the results of the searches I did demonstrated is that he would have made better money working part time on the business end of an actual shovel in the city property maintenance department.

    This is a link to Lorelle’s post dated 2008 on how much bloggers who get paid to blog were making then. Blogging Jobs: How Much Are Bloggers Paid to Blog?
    http://www.blogherald.com/2008/07/15/blogging-jobs-how-much-are-bloggers-paid-to-blog/

    #488170

    thepmpguru
    Member

    Thanks timethief,
    I don’t know how to took my last message but I actually tried to praise you guys for doing a wonderful job in guiding people not to follow those scams.

    I was making the same point, If you really upto money and want your Blog to be a source of income or living for you then you really need to assess whether a Blog or your Blog will have the potential to make a living for you.

    Is Blog really a place where you can turn into a living and resign from your day job. This is what one had to think and work hard to seek an answer for himself.

    I must thank you guys for helping and guiding people.

    #488171

    timethief
    Member

    @thepmpguru
    Thanks for the praise. It’s far easier to either remain silent on the subject than it is to tell the truth. I agree that those who excel at research and writing and who are inclined to choose blogging as a career path ought practice due diligence before they commit. :)

    #488172

    taletellerin
    Member

    In the end I believe it is with every freelaninc gjob in the arts – make sure you know your market and your marketability as well as your craft before you dive in. And realise that success – should it ever come big time – most probably won’t come over night.

    #488173

    taletellerin
    Member

    Gah. Make that “every freelancing job in the arts”.

    #488175

    thepmpguru
    Member

    @taletellerin.

    There can be a huge debate over it.

    If one has good Visual, he can take a lesson from your messages. There is a huge difference in both the messages, If some one can derive the difference and finds what is good and what is bad, he can carry :)
    every freelaninc gjob in the arts
    “every freelancing job in the arts”

    @taletellerin I agree with you..
    I will give you a simple example. In pakistan we have an area where the world’s best diamond’s are produced but they are the cheapest in the world. The reason is they are RAW and there is no factory like we have in many countries which can polish it according to world standards.
    The same diamond after getting polished is sold at the atmost price in International markets.

    Now a blogger should know as you said before diving, Do I have Diamond, Do I have the factory for Polishing and Do I have access to International Markets to sell it.

    #488181

    phoxis
    Member

    @timethief : (offtopic) :
    I don’t think dukkha does mean excrement, offal, waste, trash, etc. in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, and Pali. It means a state of sorrow, or Suffering. For example if my blog gets deleted i will get a lot of “dukkha” দুঃখ in bengali, दुख in hindi. Both comes from mother language sanskrit.

    I cannot understand if and how everyone could start a blog, post ads, and wait for people to come and start clicking them. It is difficult job. At first personally i blog simply to share my writeups and published contents, with CC license. I do not expect money from ad clicks atleast, and thats one of the cause i choose wordpress.com being simple and adfree (almost). Even if i would liked the click money, how much could i get doing that, because these needs unique visitors. For small bloggers like me, i think it is worse than begging, and for the visitors ads are irritating.

    #488182

    timethief
    Member

    @phoxis
    Yes dukka is correctly translated as describing suffering and misery. Suffering and misery happen. Sh*t happens too. ;)

    #488183

    timethief
    Member

    @thepmpguru
    Your diamond analogy is right on.

    #488186

    flynnsblogs
    Member

    Some of us just like to blog AND remain anonymous (to a certain degree) and not all of us are out to make a fast buck. As far as paying for their own domain name, purchasing an upgrade here at WordPress.com doesn’t have a private domain registration.

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