Thursday, February 16, 2012

A New (small) Decision

I did what is referred to as "monetizing my blog".
In a couple of days, there will be some ads around here. I will get paid for each time someone clicks on one of those ads. We'll see how it goes.
I have no control over which ads get placed, so I'll see what happens, and if I'm uncomfortable with what shows up, I'll un-sign-up. :0)
I also tried to become an Amazon Affiliate, which means I could link to products here on my blog, and if someone bought the product through that link, then I would get a percentage of the sale. But... it's not allowed in my state.
I am allowed to do that with stores that have brick-and-mortar stores, so I'm going to look into that. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll go ahead and do it, once I have the time to sign up.
I am VERY sure that I will not promote something that I wouldn't recommend if I weren't getting paid for it.
I just figure, I've got opinions on products. If I can get paid for sharing those opinions, why not?


  1. will do :0)
    the sign-up for the ad service says it will take up to 48 hours for the ads to begin showing up, they'll be up there on the left.
    I don't get much traffic, so I'm sure the money generated will be minimal, but a little is more than none!
    I was pretty disappointed about the Amazon thing, as it seems like the best way to let a blog generate money with minimal input from me, but our state enacted a law about sales tax that is incompatible with the way Amazon does things.
    I'm also looking at getting my Etsy shop up and running. I've had it for almost 2 years now and never done anything with it.
    Can you tell where my mind is these days? (0;