Poll: How Do You Monetize Your Blog?

How do you monetize your blog?

Are you an AdSense maniac or an affiliate fanatic? Do you direct-sell ad space to advertisers like I do on Webmaster-Source?

Or are you part of a marketplace like BuySellAds, or a network like Casale Media or Doubleclick?

Or is your blog an ad-free zone?

Take a minute to vote in this poll (no registration, no hassles, just two clicks), and maybe elaborate upon your choice a little in a comment. We’d like to know.

I’ll start. I direct-sell 125×125 ads on Webmaster-Source mainly, and I voted that since it’s my largest source of blog income. I do have a single AdSense block that I haven’t been able to bring myself to delete (I’m halfway to another check again :D ), and I put the occasional affiliate link in, but mainly I try to keep to the 125x125s, which are noticeable enough, yet unobtrusive enough not to be a bother.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Vote in the poll below, and share what your solution is. (If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the permalink to vote in the poll.)

Where do you use your smartphone the most?

  • EVERYWHERE! Whenever I have a chance! (86%, 6 Votes)
  • While waiting in line (29%, 2 Votes)
  • On public transportation (14%, 1 Votes)
  • In the car (ಠ_ಠ) (14%, 1 Votes)
  • In the bathroom (14%, 1 Votes)
  • At restaurants (14%, 1 Votes)
  • At work (14%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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  • http://www.garanew.com Gossip

    I haven’t made any profit from my blog yet, :)

  • http://www.garanew.com Gossip

    For me the blog is ad-free and willing to try adsense soon, :)

  • simon

    I used to use adverts a lot, but my stats started to show that a lot of people were using ad blockers. To me, this means they were getting my work for free without ever having the chance to click on a related advert.
    Because of this I changed my structure so that my advertising was minimal and most of my features required users to login. Once logged in, they would not see adverts, but would have paid for access if the content required it. I use wp-member ( wp-member.com ) on my wordpress blog to protect my content and charge users for access. Since I did this I have a much more stable income from users than I ever did running an array of adverts previously