Time to test the waters!
As my 2015 goal state I want to make my blog able to sustain itself. I think it would be great if I can get it to pay for itself.
In that respect I’m finally jumping into the world of AdSense. As some of you may have noticed I have an ad on my side bar.
I’m excited! I’ve always wanted to start my own business but I’ve never really made the time to cultivate a passion. Starting this blog has been a nice jolt in waking up my brain and I’ve been learning so much.
Monetizing is just another step on the ladder.
Recently I just signed up for an AdSense account and now I need to figure out how all that works.
You’ll see some ads hanging around. I will probably move them around testing their functionality.
I hope to learn quickly and move into affiliates. I think this path would be better as I could focus on products I actually use and enjoy.
Today I clicked around trying to figure out how to block categories that were not pertinent. Get rich quick anybody??? hmm nope. Dating probably not. Clicking and un-clicking categories so far has been fun.
I am a little disappointing also though because I haven’t had a chance to really dig into it and so I haven’t been able to block all the ads that are just not useful or aligned to this sites values. For example I keep seeing a link for “is he cheating on you?” NO! I don’t want an ad about that shiizah. So please bare with me as I take on this learning curve.
For me this is also a way for me to explore the world of the side hustle. As well as the multiple income stream world.
Now to pick your brain!
How about you? have you monetized your blog? How long did it take you to learn how to implement? What do you feel are the best and worst things?