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Nonetheless many discount blogs and small independent news sites as possible instruments for content monetization, most such critics are stuck into an old and intellectualized notion of what blogs and one-person web sites should be about.
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There is no law or tacit agreement among online publishers whereby bloggers should limit themselves to short, shallow commentary, or where they utilize their blog only as an instrument to report about their personal lives and communicate with their friends. If they want to do so, that's fine, but they should not moralize others for not following in a religious fashion their own traces.
If you want to become independent of your traditional work slavery, if you want to get out of the alienating 9-to-5 of your present job, if you want to devote the greatest part of your time to study, research and write about what interests you the most, while paying not just your coffee and hosting expenses with it, there are definitely more than one way to achieve this online.
They keys to them are your dedication to this, your ability to focus and follow a specific field (and not everything that appeals to you), and the quality and depth of your writing.
While your blog friends may tell you differently, the fact that most of them make only a few dollars a month is only due to them choosing to be too self-referential, parochial in scope, purist and idealist in spirit (but rarely in the facts), too shallow in their content, too broad in the focus, and often very distant from understanding that a blog is not a religious format transmitted by God to some elects, but only a technology platform that allows just about anyone to publish online without needing to be a technical-savvy person.
What you can do with it and how you do it, it is all up to you. Judges should not be other would-be bloggers, but the actual visitors and readers, the advertisers and anyone else that without improperly crowning herself with judgmental powers nobody awarded them, that uses blog and independent news sites to learn and keep himself on top of things instead of being pontificated about moral and ethical issues of how blogging should be.
Taking such a stance, will always get you easily ostracized by old school blog purists and other (would-be)-intellectuals, but the fact of the matter is that you should not pay attention to these critics as they do not represent in any tangible way the public you will be addressing and the economic success you may be able to extract from your hard work.
In this light, I and the other editors in this virtual newsroom have decided to bring to an end our weekly Sharewood Picnic, which nonetheless its streak of new media scoops and growing popularity is now increasingly copied and fails to satisfy one of the key criteria I have indicated as being necessary for any kind of online success: focus.
What replaces them is a more focused and coherent weekly mini-guide devoted each week to a specific theme, and not just to all the new and interesting tools that have caught our eyes. At the pace new technology is moving today, we can't follow all the new releases anymore, and the only way I can keep this daily magazine relevant to my readers is to give them more of what they come here for: focused information, news, resources and tools that empower them to become their own bosses.
Monetizing online content and learning what tools and services can lend you a helping hand when you will decide to go from blog fun to independent news publishing is the "focus theme" we present in this content monetization mini-guide.
While in this first release here, we offer you only ten new services to check out, this content monetization mini-guide will collect over the coming weeks and months additional resources and tools which we will keep adding as we discover and learn about them.
Livia Iacolare and Robin Good -
This mini-guide has been originally written by Robin Good and Livia Iacolare and first published on MasterNewMedia as:
Content Monetization: How To Make Money With Your Blog Content
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thanks for sharing. this list is really good. i know some of them but the others not. now i will make more money i think.
Bel post Robin, peccato che non ti posso pagare con Kaaaki.com
This is a new way to monetize your site:
Grande Robin, leggo i tuoi articoli e seguo i tuoi consigli dal 2005 e funzionano anche se non bene come a te (nn per il blog su menzionato ma per altri più targettizzati ;) ). Avrei pagato per essere Roma al tuo speech ma l'ho visto su radio radicale. ciao Luca