May 12, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal

Blog Announcement

I have stated in the past that I do not make money from blogging.

Actually, I make some money from linking via Amazon Associates. But that doesn’t amount to much at all…$10 a month on the good months.

I have gotten inquiries about advertising on Geek in Heels, but I always brushed them off because most of them were not companies/products I would enthusiastically endorse.

But after having been a SAHM for 7 months and contributing no money into our household income, I have decided that perhaps it is time for me to start trying to make some money from blogging. I did some research and discovered that with the amount of traffic I receive, I can make a decent amount of money from ads (that is, assuming people/companies will want to advertise here).

And while this means that my readers will be subjected to advertisements when they visit Geek in Heels, it also means that I can do more giveaways, featuring grander prizes. (It also means that I can treat myself to a new outfit every once in a while without feeling guilty.)

I have already applied to a respectable ad network, and was accepted later that day. While they charge a commission, they will advertise advertising on my blog for me (does that make sense?) and I have complete control over which ads will appear, in addition to the type, size, etc.

I hope you guys don’t think of me as a sellout, because I kinda have some guilt about that.

I will slowly be changing the layout of this site in the next few days/weeks to make room for the ads, so things may look a bit funky time to time.

And I will make an announcement once the ads are up and running, just in case anyone reading this wants to advertise too.  :-)

Lastly, because I don’t like to publish posts without pictures, here’s something that made me smile the other day…


(via Miss Cellania)

11 Responses to “Blog Announcement”

  1. Amanda says:

    About time you start profiting from your awesome blog!

  2. Jan says:

    I don’t think you have to apologize for this! You write so well and your content is still going to be free. I wouldn’t mind looking at ads when I know that you would get a decent chunk of change.

  3. Victoria says:

    You deserve it. I don’t mind the ads. If I were you, I’d want the same for myself. good luck! : )

  4. AmandaT says:

    Got for it! We benefit from your blog, so should you!

  5. Holly says:

    Absolutely no need to feel bad! Good for you!

  6. LatteLove says:

    I’m happy for you! This blog is definitely income-worthy and I hope things go well with it!

  7. Angela says:

    don’t feel bad!!! =) you deserve it for all the hard work you put into this blog. but thanks for considering us nonetheless, and i always appreciate your full disclosure about everything =)

  8. Don’t feel like a sellout. You have something to offer individuals and you should be compensated for your time and your expertise. Even if you don’t feel as such. I can understand the guilt. I’m a personal trainer, and I sometimes feel bad charging for a service that I know some of my clients desperately need. But it is important to make a living. You aren’t doing anything wrong and have no reason to feel guilt about it. Just keep being amazing at your blog, that’s all I ask. :)

  9. Nellie says:

    I really like and enjoy your blog. You definitely aren’t selling out. I appreciate that you’re going to make some money and that it will hopefully allow you to continue writing and posting. You rock it sista! You deserve it.

  10. Jen says:

    Anyone who thinks you’re a sellout is an idiot. You should make money from something you put so much energy into. I hope that someday I can do the same.

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