The Enquirer says I can make money off this dang blog
December 26, 2007 09:19 AM
Actually, they're just running an AP wire story, but it's interesting nonetheless:
NEW YORK – Zach Brooks pocketed $1,000 this month blogging about the cheap lunches he discovers around midtown Manhattan ($10 or less, preferably greasy, and if he’s lucky, served from a truck).
The site, Midtownlunch.com, is just a year and a half old and gets only about 2,000 readers daily, but it’s already earning him enough each month for a weekend trip to the Caribbean – or in his case, more fat-filled culinary escapades in the city.
In the vast and varied world of blogging, Brooks is far from alone.
It’s no longer unusual for blogs with just a couple thousand daily readers to earn nearly as many dollars a month.
Well, that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, if you ask me. You'll notice I haven't quit my day job. Or maybe you all just aren't clicking enough on those google ads. Click click click! A reader told me this weekend that she bought one of those Hillary Clinton nutcrackers off my site. Made me so proud. It's a good thing to not only support NBS, but the entreprenurial genius behind the Hillary Clinton nutcracker!
I also like this point from the article:
Getting paid might even help validate what may otherwise seem like a silly or obscure obsession.
Amen to that!