Thursday, January 20, 2011
Image from flickr.
I finally monetized. I've earned 31 cents via Google Adsense in the last week. Woohoo! This blog was not created to earn money, and everything I've read suggests it won't earn much because the topics are too diverse. Sometimes it's a travel blog. It briefly morphed into a dating blog. Now it's sometimes a job search blog. It's a diary, reflecting whatever is happening in my life. The purpose has always been to interact with people all over the world and it's a success in that area. This will continue to be my fun blog.
I want to set up another blog with the goal of producing an income. It still needs to be interesting so people will want to read it. I need to find my niche. Google seems to like my local travel posts. If you search "Galveston Lost Oaks" I'm fourth on the list! I also continue to get views on others that I wrote months or even a year ago. Will I be able to create enough content to support a blog, though? I suppose I could start writing posts and hold off publishing them until I've got a good head start.
I've also thought about starting a geocaching blog. So far, at least two of you have started hunting caches because of me and people seem to like reading about it. There are thousands hidden in my local area and over a million hidden worldwide, so I would not likely run out of material. Not only are there caches to find, but also travel bugs, challenges, hiding caches, events, equipment, etc. Does it have the potential to earn a profit? Google doesn't send traffic to those posts, but would that change if there were more of them?
What would you guys rather read about? Any other ideas?