Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I've Sold Out!

Well, sort of. My readership is incredibly small right now, but I figure it's never too early to start looking for ways to make this blog support itself. Fortunately, blogspot hosting is free, but I still have to justify my time investment, especially if I hope to get back to doing full reviews. In an attempt to achieve that goal I have signed up as an Amazon Associate. That means that when I talk about something that Amazon sells, I'll usually put a link to the product on their site. I'm a satisfied customer of theirs, and have been for years, so I don't mind sending people to their site to buy things.

Also, I've put a small link to them over on the right.

I'll probably add some other revenue generators later on, but I'll try to keep things as tasteful as possible.


FatherNurgle said...

So...how much bank do you get, like .005 cents per product placement?

Fulminata said...

Heh, actually, the commission if someone actually buys something isn't that bad. Dollars rather than pennies. The trick is getting people to actually buy something.

The links I'm using right now are based on actual purchases rather than clicks. Click based ads are the ones that give you the fraction of a penny returns (but with a higher volume, in theory). I may eventually try some of those, but I'm not in a huge rush to clutter up the page.

I'm not going to get rich off it even if I get a decent size readership that likes to spend money, but I'm hoping it will eventually give me enough to justify continuing it. Even a little bit of that kind of justification could come in handy after I'm married ;-)

In the meantime, it's kind of fun to mess around with setting up the links, and it gives me a little more practice with basic HTML code.

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