Category Archives: Blogs

Earn Money from your Blog


Problogger just posted the results of his Survey on How Much Money Do Bloggers Earn Blogging?” (for month of October)

On 3054 responses, 855 (28%) don’t earn money, nothing, nada.

2199 bloggers (72%) are making money from their blog.

Among these 72% :

  • 572 (26%) earn under $10 per month
  • 264 (12%) earn between $10 and $29
  • 286 (13%) earn between $30 and $99
  • 418 (19%) earn between $100 and $499
  • 176 (8%) earn between $500 and $999
  • 88 (4%) earn between $1000 and $1499
  • 66 (3%) earn between $1500 and $2499
  • 88 (4%) earn between $2500 and $4999
  • 44 (2%) earn between $5000 and $9999
  • 22 (1%) earn between $10 000 and $14 999
  • 198 (9%) earn more than $15 000 per month

Here the pie chart for bloggers making money (72%):

Blog Earning Pie Charts

Conclusion:

On total answers (3054), 65% are making nothing or under $100 per month. (28% nothing, 37% under $100)
35% are making more than 100$ per month, on these 9% are making more than $15 000 per month (huge)

So is a blog a good way for making money ?

YES if you are a High-Traffic weblog or a Top Blogger.
NO if you spend a lot of time blogging and you make less than 100$ per month.

You can earn more money by setting up a classic website and not spending as many hours as you would on a blog…

Do your maths.

Personally I love Blogging, it’s a Lifestyle.


7 Great Sites for WordPress Themes


As I am looking for a custom Worpress Theme for this blog, I found 7 ressources for templates (free, paid and custom).

Here are seven great links for custom wordpress themes:

  1. Templates For Sale at SitePoint Marketplace
  2. WordPress Templates at Digital Point Forums
  3. Free WordPress Templates
  4. Top Free WordPress Themes
  5. WordPress Themes Free
  6. Free WordPress Themes
  7. Unique Blog Designs (NEW)

Unique Blog Designs Team:

I will choose the 7th because of the two cute girls and the nice guy.


I need a custom wordpress theme


Well this theme is temporary. I would like a nice custom WordPress theme, if some designer is reading this please email me vincentabry@gmail.com or let your infos in comments.

Or if you know where I could have someone to do this, please tell me in comments.

Actually I like themes like these ones: (a good starting point)

http://www.problogger.net/

http://www.johncow.com/

http://www.johnchow.com/

http://www.shoemoney.com/

http://courtneytuttle.com/

http://www.dailyblogtips.com/ 


Blogentrepreneur For Sale


Blogentrepreneur is for sale.

This Marketing/SEO/Entrepreneurship weblog has great numbers for October 2007 (especially impressive ratio dollars/visitors)

  • Unique Visitors: 6,500 (figure is growing monthly)
  • Pageviews: 10,600 (1.3 per visitor)
  • RSS Daily Readers: 900+

and good revenues :

  • Text Link Ads – $234.63
  • ReviewMe – $125
  • Affiliate Revenue – $105
  • Private Text Links – $65
  • Private Post Level Links – $29.20
  • Private Image Ad – $70

Total: 628.83 $ for october.

Adnan is leaving the Blogosphere after his “experiment to see whether the internet was an avenue forward in terms of making money online, and forming new friendships, gathering a loyal crowd of readers and using technology for progress”.

“Whilst this is not the time for a full explanation (which will come in the next few days), it is with great regret and sorrow that I announce that I’m leaving the blogosphere, and have decided to put Blogtrepreneur.com – my flagship blog – up for sale.”

Good Luck Man.


$132 994 from Adsense in 1 month


Blogger and Webmaster Jeremy Schoemaker aka “Shoemoney” answered questions on his blog about the famous picture where he is holding a $ 132 994.97 Google Adsense Check.

Check is real even if it’s hard to believe (click to enlarge) :

Shoemoney Adsense Check

It was for the month August 2005 and we can see the full month report from AdSense (he has permission from Google to display CTR and eCPM rates) : (click to enlarge)

August 2005 Shoemoney Adsense

– revenues were made on his website Nextpimp.com (Wallpapers and Free Ringtones)

– it’s 100% user generated content (494 000 members)

– at the time his expenses were 1 server @ 299$ per month for hosting, so it’s at least 130k profit.

– none of traffic was PPC (Pay Per Click) but was 70% from direct access, 15% from search engines and 15% from referrals

– stats : 75 000 uniques visitors per day

– to the question Do you think its possible to still earn that kind of revenue? (most often asked question), Jeremy answers : YES.

– Shoemoney never tried to make any money the first 1.5 years it was running. He just concentrated on providing a good service. About 2 years after he started the site he started to do good revenue from AdSense

Insane, no ?! these nice pics make me living again… even if people like “Shoemoney” are not a lot in this world…

And see, there is more to come: Shoemoney says that Adsense earnings only count for 5% of his total revenue on his websites.

In october Shoemoney’s blog gave him $ 30 000 in direct sales (advertising logos, banners).

In march 2007 he earned $ 709 626.81 as an affiliate of Commission Junction.

Shoemoney Commission Junction

Back to Adsense Check, when I look on comments in the post, Shoemoney says:

“I have a good friend that was doing about 2M per month.. so that would be about 65k per day so yes 100k every few days for sure is possible”

The guy who is speaking about must be Marcus from Plentyoffish.com (2 millions unique visitors per day!)

So I am going to bed now and I will put Shoemoney’s Adsense Check just above my bed.. may be it will bring me success…


Drive Targeted Traffic to your blog with RSSHuger


Rss Hugger

RSSHugger just opened its doors and it’s now Free.

RssHugger is trying to help blog owners gaining more exposure while helping readers find more relevant content.

And the $10 registration fee has been removed. So it’s now completly Free. The only thing you have to is post a review about it or i you don’t want you can pay a unique $20 fee.

Rss Hugger founder is Collin LaHay, an experienced entrepreneur, search engine optimizer and and internet marketer.

His goal “was originally to get 50,000 blogs signed up with a $10 joiners fee, but due to the fact that I want to support all of the great bloggers, even those who cannot afford $10, I changed this goal to sign up 250,000 free blogs within the first year of operation. With over 112 million registered blogs, with about 175,000 new ones per day, I feel this goal is possible. The money will be used to pay off college expenses, to invest in my other internet startup companies, sponsor like-minded business folk, and continue to support Kiva, who support entrepreneurs in the developing world.”

“Now that we have removed the registration fee, and offer a completely free way to join rssHugger for 10 years, everyone that writes a quality blog should join!”

Rss Hugger has already been covered by John Chow, Mashable, SEO Book and many other blogs.

What I like with this website is the idea to drive targeted visitors to my blog as well as attracting new rss subscribers.

Here are the Benefits of owning a blog page at RSS Hugger (www.rssHugger.com/YourBlog.com):

For the blog owners:

  • Raise awareness of your blog
  • Send tons of visitors to your blog
  • Share traffic with the community
  • Be part of a viral/buzz marketing campaign
  • Build deep-links for your blog posts to help with search engine optimization
  • Get new interested RSS subscribers who view your content on a regular basis.

For the visitors:

  • Find blogs that interest you
  • Easily subscribe to many blogs
  • Skim over hundreds of blogs to find what suits you

What is cool is the Top100 Rankings and The Random Blog Page.


Technorati Rank is dead?


Technorati just announced the dead of their rank?

By removing the links generated by the 2000 bloggers project of Tino Buntic, they just announced the end of their current indexing system.

Why? because some of bloggers already make links in the only goal of having backlinks. But they won’t be removed. How could Technorati know that this is done on purpose or just because the bloggers like some other blogs?

May be the technorati rank should remove the counting of links in the algorithm?

I think it will be hard, and their rank is going to loose credibility in next few weeks / months.

MORE in french :-)

READ MORE:

http://www.randominanity.com/2007/02/goodby-technorati.html


2000 bloggers on a page: Hurry Up!


2000 blogueurs

Monday morning Buzz: if you are a blogger and want to be included in Tino Buntic’s page, 1000 places still available but not for long..


I blog therefore I am


I Blog, Therefore I Am


Update on Techcrunch-Sam Sethi-Le Meur


Techcrunch UK is still on hold since december 13.

After Loic Le Meur gave his own public explanation on december 16, now it’s turn to Mike Arrington to give his point of view on his personal weblog Crunchnotes


The End of Weblogs in early 2007


According to Gartner Group, weblogs will be at their top in the first half of 2007.

There will have about 100 million blogs. According to Gartner most of people who wanted to create a weblog already did it and there would have about 200 million of weblogs closed or ex-bloggers.

On the other hand this peak of weblogs could give more maturity for better commercial opportunities.


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