Filthy Lucre!

I was hoping to make a small income from this blog by writing reviews of products that I liked. Well, I actually only made about £45 or $70 in total last year so I’m going to have to try a lot harder. I have come to the conclusion that that includes incorporating advertising. It won’t bring in a huge amount of money but I’ll give it a go and see where it takes me.

It may be that some adverts appear that I’m not 100% happy with but I’ll do my best to figure out how to filter them from the site. I may have to prevent all weight loss ads from appearing, despite weight loss being one of the central themes of the blog. The trouble is that ads appear making ridiculous claims such as “Lose 15 pounds of ugly fat in days!” Please bear with me while I try to tame such advertising (I won’t be actually choosing the ads, I’ll just be providing space for Google to place ads here).

While I’m at it, I’ll be choosing a new visual theme for the blog. I like clean and simple themes, but I’m a bit limited by the default WordPress one that I’ve been using up until now.

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2 Responses to “Filthy Lucre!”

  1. Thats £45 more than I made from my blog.

    I can’t actually see any advertising (not that I want to). Am I missing something?

  2. I do feel very ambivalent about advertising, but I need to get serious about earning a living from the hours that I spend online!

    No, you aren’t missing anything – yet! I’m just reading about AdSense filters before switching it on. I really don’t want to ever host some of the ads I saw when previewing what would appear. It’s terrible what some people will try and sell to potentially very vulnerable people. I will probably switch off ‘weight loss’ ads despite the fact that they are some of the best-paying ones. That would still allow ads for healthy eating and nutrition to appear.

    The other change I need to make is to switch off some of the ad blocks in the new theme that I’m going to use. There are too many of them. Again, it might lose me some money but I want this to look like a blog with some ads added, rather than ads with some blogging added as an afterthought!

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