I’ve been watching this video off and on. It’s a presentation that answers the question ‘what does John Chow do to make money with his blog?’. This is very good information! There’s a lot of marketers on the net that would charge for this kind of information, but here it is, free to the web.
This week, something political was happening that I felt was very…bad. So I wrote up a post (or a couple plus an email) and put it on one of my blogs. It was so major that I even posted it to Craigslist in my local area.
Somebody also thought it was a good idea, and posted it to their local Craigslist page.
If you have a good blog post that you feel should be shared with people, don’t be afraid to throw it to the wolves at Craigslist (specifically in the categories like Music, Politics, etc.). You never know how much traffic will come in from it.
In my case, the post caused a major spike in my traffic on the site. I’m talking like 4x. Yes, it’s that attention-grabbing.
Don’t be afraid to try non-standard means to drive your traffic.
You know, sometimes I just have to scratch my head and ask myself what the point is to sticking with a paid-posting company that really doesn’t have much at all to blog about? Well…
For those that may not know, Bloggerwave is a company that helps you make money blogging…at least theoretically. To date, I have only seen two offers (the one from Bloggerwave, about their service, and another that may be on here soon, even though it’s totally unrelated to ANYTHING that I generally talk about). The truth is, I have made a little bit of money with them (due to the fact that you can add multiple blogs and they allow you to take the same offer on each blog). Personally, I like them. They are a bit slow to pay, but they DO pay out. I hope one day business picks up for them.
If you haven’t checked them out, you really should sign up with them, just as a ‘standby’ source of an extra ten bucks here and there. It’s worth that, at least.