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#1 nick1200  Icon User is offline

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does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:33 PM

like the title says

does your site pay for it self ?

a simple yes or no will do :)

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#2 BetaWar  Icon User is offline

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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:37 PM

No... no it doesn't. But that is probably because I never put any ads up on it, nor did I give people any way to give me money... Not that I get all that many visitors that aren't spam bots anyway...
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

View PostBetaWar, on 26 Oct, 2009 - 02:37 PM, said:

No... no it doesn't. But that is probably because I never put any ads up on it, nor did I give people any way to give me money... Not that I get all that many visitors that aren't spam bots anyway...


I second this.. though I have a few random international folk that are not spam bots and a chunk of my family.. I am afraid if I put up ads and one is a malware in disguise that I will be getting a phone call to clean up the mess.
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:42 PM

Nah. I've earned a few quid off of adverts the past couple of days, but nothing solid. My hosting is about 100/year, so it won't hit that. Not yet, anyway. (I'm with dreamhost)

Blog is more of an experiment to see how I can actually monetise on content. Never tried it before now. :)
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#5 nick1200  Icon User is offline

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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

i dont know if this is out off order but making a site is like a hobby ?
you pay for it but never get anything back in return
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:57 PM

I guess, sorta. It really depends on how much time you dedicate to it. If you know what you're doing, and you dedicate enough time to it, I think it can at least get enough to pay for itself, if not earn you a few pennies in the process.
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:14 PM

Yeah I don't make much off my site either maybe a dollar a year, but then again I don't pay for hosting either so it's all profit. :P
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:20 PM

It's definitely proportional to the effort you put in to it. There are thousands of bloggers that make a living just from blogging, and probably tens of thousands more than make enough money on the side to pay for their vacations/hobbies/toys/etc.

I think for a lot of people, they start something they enjoy, then begin to understand how to monetize it correctly and earn money over time. There are some that set out with the intention of making money from the beginning, but I think they are probably in the minority.
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:30 PM

Mine is hosted on a free site so it costs me nothing.

I THREW IT ON THE GROUND! I ain't a part o' yo system!
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:20 PM

My site does not pay for itself, nor do I want it to. I'm not really looking for publicity, and I don't even have ads on my site. When I write something I feel is important, I simply make sure it gets out to the ones I wish it to get out too. It's easy to get people to visit your site, through reddit and such depending on what you blog about and stuff.
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:21 PM

Yes.
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:45 PM

Nope, not yet anyways...lol
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Re: does your site pay for it self ?

Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:57 AM

Nope, though I've just really started the process of setting up my first actual blog site. I have no expectations though. It's just experimenting, a new virtual sandbox to mess around with for me.

I think the best way to look at it is that the cost/time associated with your blog (or any site you're responsible for) is really just an investment in yourself. Advance existing skills, learn new ones, throw in a little social networking on the side, and it could lead to some kind of a paycheck down the road.
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