1/100th of the Way There

written by BlogEx on September 3, 2007 in Blog Monetization and Site News with 8 comments

The stated goal is to be generating a full time income at the end of only one year and as of tomorrow, I’ll have only ten months left. As the title of this post suggests, I’ve got quite a way to go. In the month of August I made $50.00 just from from the Text Link Ads affiliate program. Unfortunately, that was the only source of income this month. While there’s no denying the ground I have left to cover, I still have reason to be optimistic. Several of the most popular blog monetization programs require your blog to be 90 days old before they’ll accept it into their program. As if that weren’t enough, others require your site to have a minimum Google PageRank to qualify for acceptance. As you may know, this blog has neither. So, until those two criteria are met, I don’t have real high expectations for the monthly income levels. I don’t want to sound like I’m just making excuses, I simply don’t think the income level is the proper way to judge success just yet. In my opinion, the number of RSS subscribers as well as the daily traffic numbers both suggest the blog is doing quite well. In fact, I’ll be publishing the monthly traffic statistics later in the week in hopes of generating some private ad sales to help jumpstart those income numbers while I wait for some of the other programs to open up to me. In the mean time, I’ll continue to post about any new monetization methods I come across and relay the results.

Happy Labor Day everyone!