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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Linkworth

For a long time, I struggled with whether advertising was right for this blog. I didn't start it to make money and I'm not going to get rich off of it. However, as you'll see on the right, I've had some requests over the past six months and have chosen to accept money for space. Left untouched to this point has been this section--the content. The blogging community has been up in arms in the past about selling content space and I usually come down on the side of not selling content. On the Up For Poker Blog, we refused any content advertising requests out of hand. While it hasn't helped the bottom line, it has allowed us to be able to say, "We're honest here."

Well, I'm honest here, too, but that's not going to stop me from taking some walking-around money from people for a link or two. When I set my prices for this version of advertising, I set them high enough that I didn't really think anyone would pay for it. They still may not. However, the company that runs the service, Linkworth has decided to give me some money to mention its business of selling various services related to Search Engine Marketing, Text Link Advertising, and how we can all Make Money Online.

Do I feel dirtier for having done this? Yes. Do I do things for money that make me feel dirty on a regular basis. Yes. Do I wish I could win Powerball so I could pay other people to feel dirty for me? Yes. So, this may be the last one of these you see, or you may see the occasional paid post here. Such paid advertisements will always be identified as such. Cuz, you know, baby's gotta eat. And if comment spammers are going to try to steal it for free anyway, I'm going to find a way to get paid for it.




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