Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Now I make more money with AdSense!

I've used AdSense for quite some time. It seems I'm slowly grasping the details of how to make at least a bit more money with AdSense than what I made in the beginning. If you are planning to make some money with niche blogging, you should certainly think more about the niche than what I did in the beginning.

The first blog I started is dedicated to using Linux. Unfortunately, the fans of this free operating systems belong probably to the most anticommercial audience on the whole Internet. The click through rate of the ads is low. Furthermore, the readers don't even buy any of the books offered in the affiliate bookstore. I slowly start to believe, that 99 % of the Linux users are using some kind of ad block in their browsers. And in case they don't use a software adblocker, they must have some kind of mental ad blocker installed in their brains.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Coming back to niche blogging

It's been a while since my last article on this blog. During the silent months I've been busy in many different areas. Of course, a lot of my free time has been dedicated to niche blogging.

Unfortunately, I have not had much time for metablogging about making money with niche blogs as I have been quite busy studying business administration. It seems that a MBA programme in business administration is not very useful for creating a steady income by different niche blogging strategies. On the contrary, one can quite well earn a decent income by ignoring everything one learns in marketing classes and by concentrating on creating second quality content.

It is quantity that matters, not quality.

At least that is the impression I've got by following some webmaster forums, discussing with other online entrepreneurs and analysing some of the obviously successful web sites. At least in the affiliate marketing business the content is often of low quality. It has been written primarily for search engines and secondarily as marketing bs. Very rarely on encounters anything that is actually worth reading.

Even a short glance of the content makes it clear that it has not been written for any half intelligent reader. Of course, it is better to concentrate on the more stupid readers as they might be more willing to buy the advertised products.