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Make money from blogging? Spamming’s easier and more lucrative

Dan Lyons on – spit! – monetising blogs.

My first epiphany occurred in August 2007, when The New York Times ran a story revealing my identity, which until then I’d kept secret. On that day more than 500,000 people hit my site—by far the biggest day I’d ever had—and through Google’s AdSense program I earned about a hundred bucks. Over the course of that entire month, in which my site was visited by 1.5 million people, I earned a whopping total of $1,039.81. Soon after this I struck an advertising deal that paid better wages. But I never made enough to quit my day job.

The full article’s worth reading and includes some interesting numbers.

5 replies on “Make money from blogging? Spamming’s easier and more lucrative”

Heh. Did you catch Janet Street Porter’s Media Revolution the other night? Spin-off from the Money Programme. Made some interesting comments about online publishing, where ads are going, how freesheets fit into the media mix etc. Interesting stuff, even if some of it covers old ground – I’m sure it’s on iPlayer.

And that, boys and girls, is why you shouldn’t start drinking until *after* work ;)

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