No, this is not a blog post with all of the answers.
This is a blog post that is seriously asking the question “how do you monetize your personal blog?”.
A personal blog has its own unique challenges because it can be random and not niche specific.
On my blog, MsCrookedHalo.com, I talk about any and everything.
Yep, it is just a ramble and rant type of blog.
Although, if I do come across any answers on my own, I will be glad to share them.
For example, one way that I monetize my personal blog is through the use of Project Wonderful.
Project Wonderful, to describe it simply, is the anti-adsense.
With Project Wonderful, customers bid on your ad boxes on your blog, usually based on your niche but predominantly on your traffic, and you are paid regardless of whether or not the ad gets a click.
Of course, the more clicks that your website deliver, the more advertisers will bid on your ad blocks.
And cashout is ony $10!! Yay!!
The only catch is that they charge $1 per withdrawal.
So, if you withdraw $10, you will actually get $9.
On the other hand, if you withdraw $100, you will get back $99.
So it only costs $1 no matter how much you withdraw.
I have also been toying with the idea of adding paid posting to MsCrookedHalo and SingedWings.com .
And, of course, there is always google adsense which I currently only use on my niche blog, Voucherlist.org.
And there is a reason for that.
Niche blogs convert better than general blogs when it comes to adsense.
Another idea that I have seen on a very popular personal blog, TheBloggess, was to sell links on the sidebar.
But I would need to get my stats waaaaaaaaay up to be successful with that.
Doable, though, if I buckle down.
But me, buckle down, uh, yeah…..OK…..
So, other than those few ideas, I’m stuck…
How do you monetize your personal blog.