First of all, sorry for all those paid posts lately. There will be more to come but I will make sure I come out with good non-paid posts. I really can’t help it, there are so many offers for me lately. My blogs contribute to more than 85% of my income. Hence this leads me to this topic.
Also I’m currently out of things to blog hahaha… I don’t want to feed you with my emo or personal posts. I’m keeping it to myself for the time being unless until I can’t stand it and almost explode 😛
Ok.. I’m sure you know that many people started blogging because of the opportunities to earn money from it. You can’t find many bloggers that don’t blog for money anymore. Everyone will at least take part in one money making program. I know you do this too! Don’t tell me you don’t! You are not a Saint! We’re all evil in blogsphere. Almost all of us are going into the dark side of blogging already. You are no better than me ;p you are not qualified to lecture me.
I know some people have a blog with more than 50% of the content are ads! Do you think there will be people visiting it? Do you think you will even visit it? Usually I don’t visit a blog that has more than 50% of its content filled with paid posts or those that posted their sponsored posts continuously without any non-paid post(s) in between. I don’t mind contextual links in a non-paid post or some will prefer to call that a sponsored post too.
WAIT! I’m not here to teach you how to blog before some suckers trying to shoot me by saying that I’m in no good position to criticise the way they blog. I’m just stating my preferences of blogs that I visit. We all like to say this – if you don’t like it, just get out of here! That’s what I’m doing to blogs that I don’t like. I won’t bother to go back the second time unless the blog really has very good blog posts then I will be sponsored posts blind.
I always make sure that I have at least one non-paid posts in between a sponsored post. I am trying to maintain my quality of my blog, I don’t want it be a blog that fills with ads though I know that by having sponsored posts are enough to downgrade my blog quality… Well… We usually will hear this remarks from those Saints. They are just jealous. I don’t care! I have my own way to rate whether a blog is worth my visit or not.
Sometimes I have to control myself from writing too many sponsored posts if I really can’t come out with anything good to write. I limit myself to a maximum of 3 posts a day. If a blog has very fast posts turnaround, many readers will have problem following it. The 3 posts might be laid in these patterns:
Sponsored-MyPost-Sponsored or MyPost-Sponsored-MyPost
Regardless of the TOS of any money making program, I will do this.
Besides that, I also do this to programs that only required a link and not a post:
MyPost-MyPost(with contextual link)-MyPost or MyPost(with contextual link)-MyPost-MyPost(with contextual link)
I make sure that each post will only have one advertiser link only instead of multiple links as this is obviously breaching their TOS.
Update: Oh ya… I’m not referring to Kontera or AdBrite as you have no full control over where you want to have it and how many links to appear in a post, its all automated. What I’m saying is the tasks that are assigned to you and you have to do it manually and submit it when it’s done.
This is how I maintain my quality. Sometimes I’m quite picky when selecting a task to write. At least for this blog. Hahaha… For my other blogs, I will just take any task that is available but I also make sure that I follow the way I laid out my sponsored, non-paid posts and also non-paid posts with contextual link in my personal blog.
I can guarantee you that no one will visit a blog with tonnes of sponsored posts. If you have the ability to write a sponsored post that doesn’t look like a sponsored post, then you are really good! I salute people like this. However, if you are just like anybody else… Ah well… I will say that you won’t be getting much loyal visitors except maybe your own friends.
I even know some bloggers that even started blogs that only meant to write sponsored posts, the whole blog is only sponsored posts!! Believe it! Hahaha… I won’t say that it’s wrong, it’s your freedom anyway. It just won’t be a place that I will return to. Obviously I don’t think you will even mind about the traffic to that blog of yours, all you care is the money. Right?
Whatever it is, it’s your choice. However, many newbies must know that to earn money from blog is not easy. The money will not fall into your hand just like that. You have to do something about it before you start making money from it. You must have certain establishment and commitment before you can make it big. Just see those popular bloggers out there, they started sincerely as a Saint before turning evil hahaha…
How about you? Do you go for the money and ignore the quality of your blog? I can tell you that I’m doing my best to maintain my blog quality at the same time making money from it. In fact if I don’t care about the quality, I can make a lot more than what I’m making now but I still have my integrity and still sane enough not to be blinded by the delicious money. Such a good girl 😛 Don’t leave me OK!?!?! I need you, without you I can’t come this far.
MUAKS! Love you all that have been staying with me during my thicks and thins.
WOW!!! Didn’t realise this post is so long 😛