In our Women on the Move channel, we’ve been discussing strategies to monetize your blog. Natalie started the monetize discussion by explaining the ways to make money blogging. Are you using your blog to simply make money or are you using it to further a blog based business? There is a difference, and you should understand it.
This week, Natalie continued the conversation by discussing how to find a niche for your blog. Doing so is another important step in your money making process.
What we haven’t covered are the pros and cons of making money from your blog. Similar to other great debates, such as Blogger vs. WordPress, niche blogging vs. general lifestyle blogging, ghost blogging (penning for someone else) vs. taking credit for your work, there is a discussion to be had when it comes to monetizing.
Does monetizing = selling out on your blog?
Are there certain blogs that just should not monetize?
Do you find it irritating when a blog that you love suddenly starts to try to sell you a product or a book?
To get us talking about these questions, Mama Mary from The Mama Mary Show, Theresa from Rock on Mommies, and Stefanie from Ooph have joined forces with us today. Together, these three women are leaders in the San Diego blogging scene in California. Theresa & Mary were also the driving force behind the BlogHer 2011 Flash Mob.
Think of them as the Charlie’s Angels of blogland, and your newest friends.
Monetize: What Do You Think?
Now it’s your turn. What are your thoughts on monetizing a website? Are there certain sites that should not be monetized and stay true to their core?
Let the discussion begin!
More Monetize Posts:
If you need more info before you weigh in, check out this posts:
- How to Make Money Online Without Selling Your Soul
- Build Your Blog, Monetize Later
- 28 Ways to Make Money Off Of Your Blog
- 5 Ways to Monetize Your Blog Without Selling Out