Jacob asks Should New Blogs Have Ads? He has decided not to put ads on his new blogs for two main reasons:
- Not much money – it takes time to build readership and in the mean time it doesn’t really earn much
- Bring in the Audience – ads can put off a potential audience. When you’re working on establishing yourself you want to give your visitors as few reasons as possible not to come back
Both are legitimate arguments that are well worth taking into consideration when you start a new blog.
I however take another approach to Jacob: