Monday, 19 September 2011

Lessons I’ve Learnt 20–Making Money From Your Blog.

No, I’m not going to talk about Adwords, Sponsors etc. I know they work for some. They have even worked for me in the past.

I choose not to to sell space on my blog anymore for a couple of reasons. First of all I personally don’t like  looking at cluttered pages. Secondly, I have never clicked on an ad on anybody else’s site so why should I expect others to do that on my site.

Having said that it is still possible to make money from your blog.

  • I have secured ongoing commercial arrangements with a number of companies directly off the back of my blog.
  • The weekly Magazine column came after they saw my blog.
  • Commissioned work.
  • Commissioned Projects for Magazines.
  • And just this morning I have had 2 emails following up posts off my blog. One was a 2 year old post. The other was the possibility of another ongoing international arrangement.

A Lesson I’ve Learnt is that you may don’t have to have lots of people commenting on your blog posts or even lots of people visiting your site to make money from your blog. You just have to have the right people visiting.

3 comments:

Rose Legge said...

I need to be thinking creatively this way - and yes, I've gotten portrait commissions off my blog, too!

Emmaline said...

Thanks for the advice Trish, I recently visited your shop when I was at the Markets, I loved having a poke around and couldn't resist some of your shibori (excuse my spelling!) fabric!

Trish Goodfield said...

Sorry I missed you Emmaline. It is very rare for me not to be thereon a Sunday, happens maybe once, twice per year. Ans shibori is totally correct.