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Bloggers adopt a revenue stream more lucrative than panhandling

‘The odds of making a living by writing a blog are a lot like the odds of a garage band turning out a hit album: It can happen, but you better enjoy the music and hang on to your day job in the meantime.

Two years ago, the odds were even longer. The main source of income for bloggers was panhandling, for example, putting the ubiquitous PayPal or Amazon Honor System micropayment bug on your site, and periodically passing the metaphorical tip jar among the faithful for an electronic funds transfer. Even the most successful bloggers were barely making beer money, and were astonished when Libertarian Republican Andrew Sullivan announced his blog’s fund drive had earned enough, along with some ads for Amazon.com, to hire an assistant.

Since then the economics of blogging have shifted rapidly, thanks to a simple but brilliant idea called Blogads, which allows bloggers to outsource the equivalent of a newspaper’s business and advertising departments, and focus solely on writing. You report! You decide! Blogads sends check!’

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About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Michael Wong says:

    I think blogging is cool way to earn one’s keep. Besides, there are many levels of living: steaks and $50 bottles of red wine everyday is one way to live. Me, I’d prefer to spend little and work even less. Blogads! gotcha. Lesson 11.