Make Money With Your Blog…Without Ads?


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For bloggers, ads are a godsend. These help bloggers earn from the diligence and hard work they put in every post they craft and publish.

For users, ads suck. They disrupt the viewing experience and provide little value to the content they visited to read.

As a blogger, you need to reconcile both schools of thought to build a financially sustainable blog without pissing off your readers.

As far as making money with your blog is concerned, we’ve discussed how to monetize your personal blog and how to use contextual ad networks to make money.

But is there such a way to earn from your blog without relying on ads?

A quick look at sites like CopyBlogger and The Daily Dish would show you that it is possible. Both don’t boast ads but generate enough profit to provide their target audiences with business solutions and irresistible content.

If you want to take the ad-less route and keep the cool factor of your blog intact, here’s what you need to do:

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WordPress Announcement List Awakens

I got treated with a friendly “Howdy” this morning, a message from the WordPress announcement list. This is the first in “about four years”, as Matt Mullenweg notes in the newsletter, which other than that isn’t much more than a recap of current things going on WordPress. While I’m sure the announcement list might come in handy, I do think that our own Lorelle VanFossen’s WordPress Wednesday posts are a more complete source of news. Still, welcome back to the land of the living, WordPress announcement list! If you want to subscribe, just register an account on and enable it in your profile.