Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Am Not Sure About This

Someone suggested that I enable Adsense on my blog to make money. She also told me that she has made $5.00 in two years. I am going to give it a go and see what happens. I am waiting for approval, the story of my life. I am also looking into a couple of other options. Apparently there are companies that will pay people to blog about their products. Unfortunately the blogs have to be approved by the company before they pay you, so I don't know if that is really going to help me out or not. But that does seem more my style.

Don't worry I will always start the post with a disclaimer letting you know that I wrote it for money. However, I will not be changing my writing style so I will be incorporating my humor, memories, rantings and everything else into the so called advertisement. If you have seen Anne of Green Gables, just think Avril's Atonement. If you haven't seen it, just know that Anne is trying to get a story published but it keeps getting rejected, so her friend submits it to a contest sponsored by a baking soda company. The story wins, Anne is humiliated and says that she doesn't mention the baking soda anywhere. Her friend says she just added that part herself. She inserts the specific brand of baking powder during a cake baking scene and has the lovers credit their eternal love to the baking powder itself.

I figure if I am going to be writing anyway and I can find a product that fits into the story why not? For instance, in Some People Think it is Fun to Make You Wet Your Pants, I could totally mention how if I had self-tanning lotion back then, I would never have been found. I really hope this works because my head is already spinning with ideas for crappy tie ins!

Please let me know in the comments what you think of all of this. In the long run this is a place for me to practice writing. I don't want to lose readers because they find the ads too obnoxious. I'd much rather lose them because they think my writing is too obnoxious.

In the meantime, click on the ads. Just think, every 20 ads you click on, lets me do a load of laundry. For another 20 ads, I can dry them too!


  1. I say go for it! Ads don't bother me at all and I'd love to see your reviews of products. Of course I am the girl with a degree in marketing that has decided her super-hero alter egos is "The Consumerist". Good luck!

  2. I will click yours if you click mine ;)
    Where are yours?