Advertising, and other Thoughts

I’ve been showing Google ads for a while now, and I’ve been experimenting with one or two other ad systems.

Why bother showing ads? Simple: income. However, what I want to do with potential advertising income is use it to help me devote more time to running the 5 or so sites I have set up.

The more income I can generate, the more time I can devote to this blogging thing. Why? Well, first I like it a lot, and second, it sort of fulfils an ambition of mine, which is to become a full time writer. Writers, like everyone else, need to eat, support families, and pay bills – hence the ads.

I’d also like to take people on to help me out and build my little network into something useful. Obviously, if I want people to work with me, I’m going to have to give them something in return. Again, the adverts should help me move down this road.

Shortly I shall start running some ads for an Italo-English real estate company. These ads won’t produce any income initially, but I hope they produce results for the advertiser, for this blog and the other sites I’d love to spend more time developing.

I do hope you, my valued readers, and great bunch of people don’t hate me too much for going commercial, and I hope this post explains my motivation a little.

As always, thanks for reading and commenting. It is great to hear from so many people, and to have made quite a number of on and off line friends.

Cheers!

Alex Roe – the man behind Blog from Italy.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Rajab,

    Many thanks for the compliments and words of encouragement – and you are right, blogging is very interesting, but, doing it well is time consuming too. Crafting a good post can take some time to do.

    As to a redesign, what would you suggest? Are there any WP themes you have seen that you think would work better for this blog?

    It would be great to hear what you think.

    Cheers!

    Alex

  2. says

    Blogging is the best thing I’ve ever discovered . However, it is time-consuming and needs to be done “professionally” otherwise you won’t make it big.

    Your blog is an excellent one and Alex, you have what takes to have a successful blog. You are a great writer, you are passionate about your topic and you can handle the technical aspects of blogging.

    In my opinion, the only thing that the blog needs is a redesign and a bit of marketing.

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