So, as you may or may not remember, about a month ago I was approved for an ad program called WordAds to make a little money on my blog. Come to think of it, I think I only mentioned it on Facebook, not on my actual blog. Anyway, that old lady you see in the bathtub at the end of most of my posts is one of those ads.
I searched high and low, including talking directly to WordPress (the creators of the program) to find out how much one could stand to make from uglying up one’s blog with ads. I got a few different answers, but the most definitive was that the subscribers are paid per “impression.” This means that when someone loads the page, or a new page and a new ad is displayed I get paid for it. No clicking on the ad required.
At this news I got pretty excited. So I poured it on and was able to get about 90 hits a day. I thought maybe this could make me some money. And did it ever! In one month I made….get ready…
Just to clarify, that dollar amount in not “in millions of dollars.” I got 214 pennies. And that’s not all. Apparently, they only pay out in $100 increments. So at this rate, I’ll be a cool hundred-aire in about four years! Look out Donald Trump! If you don’t watch yourself I’ll be buying one of your…water bottles.
Anyway, I just wanted to put this out there. Do the ads bother anyone? In my financial state, I really shouldn’t be balking at $2.14, but is it worth it to you guys? Does anyone even care if they’re there? I mean really, it’s nice to see an old lady in a bathtub isn’t it?
I was just looking through the ads on F-Words so that I could find the picture of the old lady in the bathtub, but I see that this month they have switched from my previous old-lady-in-a-bathtub demographic, to an online-dating-and-online-video-game-playing demographic. Maybe I should just lose the ads, no? Let me know what you think.
Thanks you poor suckers. If I don’t respond to your comments right away it’s because I’m busy counting my 214 pennies.