I’m playing around with it for right now, but I’ve been exploring ways of monetizing my blog. While the purpose of this blog definitely isn’t to make money online, a little help on the side never hurts … and it would be nice if one of my blogs paid for itself, LOL!
I’ve looked at various “pay to blog” services and while I haven’t definitively decided on any one service yet, Linkworth is one of the ones I’m currently checking out. They’re a competitor of Text-Link-Ads.com in the text link advertising racket. Only time will tell if it’s a better service or not, but I must admit that their own blog and member forums have provided me with a lot of eye-opening reading materials and resources for search engine marketing and optimization.
Also, one thing I’m liking about Linkworth is that when you have an assignment available, you can choose to accept or reject it. I know not all paying services work that way. I’m told that Pay-Per-Post is like that, but many of the assignments are “off the wall” type stuff — that’s my main concern. I don’t blog just to be putting something out there, I do it when I have something to say or share that means something to me. And if an advertiser likes what they see on my site and wants me to link ’em once in a while in a post, I’m ok with that. (though I’m pretty sure that won’t make me rich by any means, LOL!)