Focusing on the Sidebar: Show me the Money!

Last time I mentioned how the sidebar contributes to the blog in terms of aesthetics and usability (navigation), one thing I failed to mention though is that the sidebar can also be very important in terms of monetization. Obviously you can use the sidebar to insert all kinds of ads – from Adsense to the […]

Making Money Through Speaking/Consulting

I find it funny that people include “speaking gigs/engagements” and “consulting” as one of the ways to monetize your blog. I do understand that in some cases blogs help boost a person’s reputation in their field of expertise to the point that they get more invitations to speak in various engagements – and get paid […]

Review: Logical Media

Logical Media is one of the innovative services that pay for ad placement within blogs. Do you have a blog and are you seeking a way to make additional money from the blog? Are you seeking a way to offset other programs with the use of ads? Through the registration with Logical Media, the blogger […]

FTC To Go After Bloggers?

Okay, bloggers, listen up! You just might have to be more careful in the future. The news is that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is turning its eye on bloggers. CNET recently reported that the FTC may crack down on bloggers who review or promote products and get freebies or money as payment. Caroline McCarthy […]

How Important Is Update Frequency?

There have been a lot of posts on the frequency of updating for blogs. The fact is that we all know that we have to have regular fresh content in our blogs. But does this apply to niche blogs as well? I would have to say that it does not change one tiny bit. You […]

Your Niche Blog’s Domain Name

Let us go back to a fundamental consideration in niche blogging – your domain name. Some people choose to use a free blogging platform, especially in the beginning. This means that they will get a URL with the platform’s name in it. You have Blogspot and WordPress – the two most popular blogging platforms. The […]