Darren Rowse
Bloggers adopt a revenue stream more lucrative than panhandling
31st of October 2004 Darren Rowse 1

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 ...more
Pro Blogging News
Spy Journal ProBlogs
31st of October 2004 Darren Rowse 4

Spy Journal ProBlogs

Tim has emailed this week while I was taking a bit of a holiday in New Zealand to let me know of a mini problogging network that he’s started reading the tips here on Problogger. You can check his new blogs at: Blog Tips Tech Tips Excel Tips Personal Blog ...more
Case Studies
Blog Business Summit
31st of October 2004 Darren Rowse

Blog Business Summit

The Blog Business Summit will be held between 24-25 January in 2005 in Seattle. It looks like a good gathering to get involved with if the founding board are anything to go by. It might be a bit out of reach of the average blogger at $795 for the two ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Stylephile
30th of October 2004 Darren Rowse 1

The Stylephile

The Stylephile is a new commercial blog from the Variety stable of blogs that is focussing upon Shopping. They’re posting on sales, openings and products/picks of the day. At this stage their income stream is not overly evident – although the topic of the blog will definitely lend itself to ...more
Case Studies
Weblogs Inc. adds top execs
30th of October 2004 Darren Rowse

Weblogs Inc. adds top execs

‘Touting itself now as “the world’s largest blog publisher,” Weblogs Inc. announced it has hired an editorial director and a vice president of sales and marketing. Judith Meskill, a communications consultant who writes a blog about social networking, will oversee the editorial side of the company. “We’re going to have ...more
Pro Blogging News
Shawn Collins on RSS: RSS & Blogs and Affiliate Marketing [MarketingStudies.net]
30th of October 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Shawn Collins on RSS: RSS & Blogs and Affiliate Marketing [MarketingStudies.net]

Here is an interesting interview with Shawn Collins (an affiliate program manager) on the topic of RSS & Blogs and Affiliate Marketing. ‘Since it’s increasingly challenging to reach the inbox of affiliates, with Spam filters, ISP black lists, abandoned email addresses, etc., I think RSS will emerge as the preferred ...more
Affiliate Programs
Blogs a good buy for Advertisers
30th of October 2004 Darren Rowse

Blogs a good buy for Advertisers

‘Advertisers including Paramount Pictures, The Wall Street Journal, and The Gap are successfully reaching niche audiences for a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising and a handful of bloggers are earning six-figure incomes from their blogs. Why aren’t more advertisers and bloggers getting together? Fear, ignorance and the knowledge ...more
Advertising
Google Sees Brand-Advertising Opportunities
26th of October 2004 Darren Rowse

Google Sees Brand-Advertising Opportunities

Those of you using Adsense might be interested in some of the upcoming changes and directions of the program being talked about by Google executives. ‘ After building its business through direct-response search listings, Google is likely to expand into brand advertising. Speaking to investment analysts on the company’s first-ever ...more
Adsense
The World of Contextual Advertising
26th of October 2004 Darren Rowse 1

The World of Contextual Advertising

Puneet Mehrotra has a good article introducing the The World of Contextual Advertising. He writes – ‘How much? Good question. I know of webpreneurs whose earnings range between $200 to $2,00,000 per month. Of course, it’s not child’s play. But no one said earning big bucks is a child’s play!…’ ...more
Advertising