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Ten Tips for Blog Profits provides a simple guide on how one blog became profitable

Ten Tips for Blog Profits provides a simple guide on how one blog became profitable

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Ten Tips Sam’s Blog Profitability for
  • 3. Background :
    • 100% of my income comes from my blog
    • I’m not a coder, developer or journalist
    • I make between $800-$4k/mo
    • 90% comes from Banner Ads.
    • I like what I do
  • 4. Tip One : Pursue your bliss
    • Dailywireless.org
    • Started in 2002
    • No revenue
    • No dependents
    • No risk
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7. Tip 2: Focus
    • Know your strengths and weaknesses
    • I aggregate & contextualize
    • Edit and illustrate
    • Link to variety of sources & opinions
  • 8. Tip 3: Readers first
    • Clear and direct
    • I avoid opinions
    • Create an interesting topical mix
    • Provide big picture & context
  • 9. Tip 4: Conserve Time & Money
    • Aggregation is fast & cheap
    • I don’t tweet, moderate or report
    • I work 6-10 hrs/day
    • Techmeme, RSS, Google & Yahoo
    • provide leads
    • Don’t spend money
  • 10. Tip 5: Don’t Give Up
    • Make it personally satisfying
    • AdSense provided initial revenue
    • Banners now provide 90%
    • Be realistic
    • Be flexible
  • 11. Tip 6: Negotiate Rates
    • My rates show double what I expect
    • Some advertisers will pay it
    • Niche blog better than mass market
    • Product-oriented better than no product
    • Expensive products better than cheap products
    • I charge between $23 CPM and $.03
  • 12. Tip 7: SEO Rules
    • I’m not a SEO expert, but:
    • Google provides more than ½ my traffic
    • Junk Ads kill ranking
    • Links improve ranking
    • I missed Facebook, Twitter, Social web, geolocation, and mobile
    • Nobody’s perfect
  • 13. Tip 8: Be Flexible
    • Moved to Wordpress
    • Created backup site
    • Changed focus from MetroFi to WiMax and Cellular
    • Added Kindle support
    • Try new stuff (print, widgets, etc)
  • 14. Rule 9: Have Fun
    • You’re not going to get rich
    • Your blog will reflect you
    • Need professional advise? Don’t ask me.
    • Just do it.
  • 15. Rule 10: Break the rules!
    • Create your own
    • Do what you want
    • Time is better than money
  • 16.
    • Sam Churchill
    • www.dailywireless.org
    • [email_address]
  • 17.