Msg#: 3794519 posted 9:29 am on Nov 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
I have a business question I'd like to ask of anyone with experience with online advertising or monetizing blogs.
I have a political blog which gets approx 25,000 unique hits per month. A Jewish news portal has approached me about moving my independent blog to their site.
They've offered what would amt. to about $2,500/yr. at my current level of traffic (& which would rise as my traffic rose). Considering that my blog earns very little currently fr. Adsense & Amazon ads, this is an attractive offer. It will also allow me to break through to a larger audience than when I was independent.
Does anyone have any thoughts on whether the financial offer seems reasonable? I, of course, believe my blog is worth more than that. But considering that it's earning much less than that now, can beggars be choosers?
Msg#: 3794519 posted 2:30 am on Jan 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
It sounds a good offer, but the key question I am going to ask if I were you:
1. what is the cost if you want to move out of the network if they even allow you to do it? 2. what if you stop writing? to own a personal blog and to be part of a bigger network is completely different feeling, and you may lose your passion to write. 3. copyright stuff. who owns the copyright? Is it only a hosting, or they also own everything? If they own the copyright, you may consider it, since in the long run, the content may generate much more than what they offer even with the limited AdSense revenue today. Who knows what is coming in the next few years? Before AdSense, many contents seem worthless, right?