Everyones question: How do I make money online?

Ok, this is my question sure, but not this time around.    This time I’m merely passing on a question from a friend of mine, and my observations.  My friend runs an upstanding political blog.  In the current climate, how does one break even and become “ramen profitable” on something like that without using google adwords?  There are plenty of scammy/blackhat ways to do that, but whats a good way to do it and still treat your readers right?

About @BusinessCait

I’m a small business addict. Not that I’ve started a lot, but I digest every bit of information that I can. In the past I’ve started a web based game that did well, and I intend to turn it around soon with what I’ve learned since then. I also have new things I am working on, and if any of them make it past the first stages you might hear about them.

Lately I’ve taken an interest in social media management. I’m not a marketer, but I’d like to see how businesses can put it to the best effect.

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2 Responses to Everyones question: How do I make money online?

  1. Your friend could try selling their own ads using something like OIO Publisher, though making a living off ad revenue is hard going for most bloggers. Selling products to fans and readers might be a better way to go. If your friend’s blog is popular enough, they may be able to sell merchandise like t-shirts or bumper stickers. A blog is also a good platform to launch a book or start booking speaking and consulting gigs.

  2. J.R. Maroney says:

    Check out the lean startup track at the Web 2.0 conference.

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