Ten Tips for Blog Profits

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Ten Tips for Blog Profits provides a simple guide on how one blog became profitable

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<ul><li> 1. </li></ul> <p> 2. Ten Tips Sams Blog Profitability for 3. Background : </p> <ul><li>100% of my income comes from my blog </li></ul> <ul><li>Im not a coder, developer or journalist </li></ul> <ul><li>I make between $800-$4k/mo </li></ul> <ul><li>90% comes from Banner Ads. </li></ul> <ul><li>I like what I do </li></ul> <p> 4. Tip One :Pursue your bliss </p> <ul><li>Dailywireless.org </li></ul> <ul><li>Started in 2002 </li></ul> <ul><li>No revenue </li></ul> <ul><li>No dependents </li></ul> <ul><li>No risk </li></ul> <p> 5. 6. 7. Tip 2:Focus </p> <ul><li>Know your strengths and weaknesses </li></ul> <ul><li>I aggregate &amp; contextualize </li></ul> <ul><li>Edit and illustrate </li></ul> <ul><li>Link to variety of sources &amp; opinions </li></ul> <p> 8. Tip 3: Readers first </p> <ul><li>Clear and direct </li></ul> <ul><li>I avoid opinions </li></ul> <ul><li>Create an interesting topical mix </li></ul> <ul><li>Provide big picture &amp; context </li></ul> <p> 9. Tip 4: Conserve Time &amp; Money </p> <ul><li>Aggregation is fast &amp; cheap </li></ul> <ul><li>I dont tweet, moderate or report</li></ul> <ul><li>I work 6-10 hrs/day </li></ul> <ul><li>Techmeme, RSS, Google &amp; Yahoo </li></ul> <ul><li>provide leads </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont spend money </li></ul> <p> 10. Tip 5: Dont Give Up </p> <ul><li>Make it personally satisfying </li></ul> <ul><li>AdSense provided initial revenue </li></ul> <ul><li>Banners now provide 90% </li></ul> <ul><li>Be realistic </li></ul> <ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul> <p> 11. Tip 6: Negotiate Rates </p> <ul><li>My rates show double what I expect </li></ul> <ul><li>Some advertisers will pay it </li></ul> <ul><li>Niche blog better than mass market </li></ul> <ul><li>Product-oriented better than no product </li></ul> <ul><li>Expensive products better than cheap products</li></ul> <ul><li>I charge between $23 CPM and $.03 </li></ul> <p> 12. Tip 7: SEO Rules </p> <ul><li>Im not a SEO expert, but: </li></ul> <ul><li>Google provides more than my traffic </li></ul> <ul><li>Junk Ads kill ranking </li></ul> <ul><li>Links improve ranking </li></ul> <ul><li>I missed Facebook, Twitter, Social web, geolocation, and mobile</li></ul> <ul><li>Nobodys perfect </li></ul> <p> 13. Tip 8: Be Flexible </p> <ul><li>Moved to Wordpress </li></ul> <ul><li>Created backup site </li></ul> <ul><li>Changed focus from MetroFi to WiMax and Cellular </li></ul> <ul><li>Added Kindle support </li></ul> <ul><li>Try new stuff (print, widgets, etc) </li></ul> <p> 14. Rule 9: Have Fun </p> <ul><li>Youre not going to get rich </li></ul> <ul><li>Your blog will reflect you </li></ul> <ul><li>Need professional advise? Dont ask me. </li></ul> <ul><li>Just do it.</li></ul> <p> 15. Rule 10: Break the rules! </p> <ul><li>Create your own </li></ul> <ul><li>Do what you want </li></ul> <ul><li>Time is better than money </li></ul> <p> 16. </p> <ul><li>Sam Churchill </li></ul> <ul><li>www.dailywireless.org </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <p> 17. </p>