Should you monetize your blog, by inserting ads? Or should your blog be free of ads?
Should you insert ads as soon as you set up your blog? Or, should you wait until your readership increases, and then add Google AdSense, affiliate ads, etc?
Most bloggers do write, because they love to. Bloggers are sharing what they know for free.
Monetizing a blog can help to cover some of your overhead. However, making money from inserting ads, is no guarantee that the amount you make, will even begin to cover what you have spent.
When bloggers look at their overhead, a lot of them are not “putting a price” on their time. Is your time worth anything? Does what you share have value?
If you find a good blog, the information that is provided, can have a lot of value. Reading a good blog, is like reading a good book that made the New York Times best seller list. If you were to buy a book, you could spent $20.00 +/-. But, if you are reading a blog with great information, it is free to the reader.
So, my question to you, my readers is…..
1) Should you monetize your blog from the start?
2) Should you first gain readership, before inserting ads?
3) Or…..should a blog be ad free?