34 thoughts on “Making money online through blogs, social media???

  1. Yea it surly is a social world we live in today. Being careful about what we say. For me that is one of the best ways for me to network with like minded people is interacting with them on social networks.

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  2. Personally I hate Ads. And some websites are so full of Ads that it’s kind of unbearable to stay on the site. Honestly I don’t hang about on sites full of ads or go back as my purpose when going online is to read stuff and not to see Ads. Ads are the main thing that make me stop visiting a site. It’s like going on a site and being hit by different sales people from all angles. Ad Free sites are bliss.

    I recently upgraded from a free WordPress site to a paid one with a domain name to disable ads. I haven’t a clue how anyone makes money online. I’ve spent money to have a site and I am terrible at making money. Ha. I started my blog to be creative, challenge myself and teach myself web skills and try to connect with other people into travel and creativity and spirituality and nature. Maybe in the future I will magically be able to generate income from the things I love doing or writing about. But Ads are a no go for me. Good Blog post. 🙂

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    1. I agree, which is why I decided to take down the majority of my ads. Too much of a nuisance and I don’t feel like the ads pay enough anyway to make it worth it.
      I’m terrible at making money too. I wish we didn’t even have to worry about such a thing at all but unfortunately we do 😕

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  3. On wordpress I think one of my blogs has wordpress ads, to be honest I have no clue how it works.
    I think making money depends. If it’s your business good for you, I hate blogs that pretend to be just blogging but really are all about advertising different products, but that’s just me….

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  4. I’ve got ads running on my blog. The thought behind them was to recoup charges for the service provided by WordPress. Unfortunately, in six months the return has been around $10 – I’m now contemplating disabling them, as they do get quite annoying.

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    1. They can be annoying and there has been one or two that I keep flagging as the ads are too gross looking. I think they finally got rid of one of them. And of course money is all about building traffic which takes a LOT of time. 🌺

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        1. I decided to remove the in-article ads. Those are the most annoying. I left one at the top and the one way over to the side (not sidebar). Those aren’t in the readers face nearly as much.

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  5. For me, blogging is “just” a pastime, as I earn a living elsewhere, though I don’t begrudge others their attempts to make it lucrative, even when, strictly speaking, they don’t “need” the money.

    Then there are others like my friend, who derives her income from her blogs. I’m a bit astounded, still, people can do this, but my friend and others prove it’s possible.

    That’s the market’s hidden hand – rewarding those who couch their appeals for money in the most pleasing, creative manner. And so it is with many aspects of life, not just blogging.

    Creativity and discretion, vying for influence. Thus the minuet unfolds…

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    1. Such a way with words you have. Love it! I think my biggest problem is that I grew up with the notion that money is evil. But gee whiz, if you don’t have money you have to live under a bridge or something and that’s no fun. 😕

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      1. So true, and money is one of the most objective means our species has of expressing regard. Some do pursue it in preference to all else, but such exclusivity isn’t sustainable. Best to make it just one of many delights attainable in this sphere. A good berry salad is another…

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    2. We are definitely not selling anything on our website just enjoying traveling and posting for others to see mostly our family keep track of us when we’re out doing whatever but the number one reason I started the blog was so that I wouldn’t get bored in retirement, of us kind of worry about that a lot.

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