For a long time, I struggled with whether advertising was right for this blog. I didn’t start it to make money and I’m not going to get rich off of it. However, as you’ll see on the right, I’ve had some requests over the past six months and have chosen to accept money for space. There are so many blogs like BrokeAndChic that tell you all the different ways in which you can make money online, and allowing ads on your page is one of the easiest and simplest ways to do it, so it was pretty hard to resist. Left untouched to this point has been this section–the content. The blogging community has been up in arms in the past about selling content space and I usually come down on the side of not selling content. On the Up For Poker Blog, we refused any content advertising requests out of hand. While it hasn’t helped the bottom line, it has allowed us to be able to say, “We’re honest here.”

Well, I’m honest here, too, but that’s not going to stop me from taking some walking-around money from people for a link or two. When I set my prices for this version of advertising, I set them high enough that I didn’t really think anyone would pay for it. They still may not. However, the company that runs the service, Linkworth has decided to give me some money to mention its business of selling various services related to Search Engine Marketing, Text Link Advertising, and how we can all Make Money Online. On top of this, you may want to investigate the pros and cons of domain flipping too!

Do I feel dirtier for having done this? Yes. Do I do things for money that make me feel dirty on a regular basis. Yes. However, I shouldn’t as many people look to try and montiser site internet as their main or side income, especially if they’re going to put a lot of time and effort into their webpage. Do I wish I could win Powerball so I could pay other people to feel dirty for me? Yes. So, this may be the last one of these you see, or you may see the occasional paid post here. Such paid advertisements will always be identified as such. Cuz, you know, baby’s gotta eat. And if comment spammers are going to try to steal it for free anyway, I’m going to find a way to get paid for it.

This post was part of a paid advertisement. Regular silliness will resume shortly.


Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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