Full Time Blogging
Blogging is more than just an efficient way to deliver ideas to the public. It seems that blogging is a great way to become self employed. In last month's Business 2.0, the article “Blogging for Dollars” discussed many individuals that are earning money from blogging. Sites like boingboing.com and fark.com are managed by single bloggers or small teams of bloggers. By amassing an audience, these sites are able generate massive revenues from companies that advertise on their sites (Sloan, 2006). With forty million page views a month, fark.com generates $600,000 to $800,000 a month. Drew Curtis, the founder of Fark, became a millionaire overnight (Sloan, 2006). Best of all, the maintenance cost required to run a blog is minimal. Curtis runs his site with the help of just two contractors (Sloan, 2006). The rest of his help comes from the millions of readers who comment on posted articles.
Sloan, Paul, and Paul Kaihla. "Blogging for Dollars." Business 2.0 Sept. 2006: