How much money? Well in 3 years of blogging with ads, I have made $6.54. In 3 years of blogging on various topics I have earned enough for a value meal at McDonalds. I am sure my posts have been more useful than that to someone.
If you find a blog post on any site that helped you please consider doing the following:
- Leave a comment: This will help the blogger know what people are interested in. They will tailor their blog to your interests. If you are a blogger as well, they will visit your page as well.
- Read another post: This will give the blogger more page views and also let them know what people are interested in.
- Share a link: Link to their post someplace. Quote the blogger, tweet the link, post it on Facebook.. people who listen to you will check out the blogger.
- Click an Ad: Does it hurt you to click an ad for something that hopefully interests you? I am not suggesting you should click on links to what could be spyware, but a safe ad for a good company or product only helps the web.
You are welcome to dislike ads. Remember the days of Tripod and Netzero where popup ads and banners used up precious bandwidth? I hated those days too. I won't post ads like that! But I also would like to host these blogs on my own host and get off of Blogger. If these blogs can't support themselves then I can not do that.
So I post this stuff, maybe you like it and maybe you do not. No matter what, consider the suggestions above and while you are considering click an ad.
I am very glad you visited, thank you!