Realita yang akan saya tuangkan berikut ini mungkin dapat memacu semangat anda untuk lebih lagi "menjual" atau membuat blog anda sedemikian rupa sehingga dapat digunakan sebagai
mesin pundi-pundi penghasil dollar uang di dunia jagat maya ini. Berikut adalah seklumit rekapitulasi penghasilan seorang senior blogger dari Irlandia bernama John Chow, dimana penghasilannya tersebut dibawah ini hanya dia dapat hanya dari blog-nya JohnChow.com. Berikut adalah cuilan postingan yang saya ambil dari JohnChow.com:
This quest to make money online with a blog has been an amazing journey. What started off as a personal home page has turn into a five figure per month operation. I never intended the blog to ever make money. However, because one of the subjects I blog about is how to make money by blogging, I monetized John Chow dot Com as part of a case study to show what can be done if one pulls out off the stops.Bagaimana .. ? Cukup mengiurkan bukan kalau saya konversikan pendapatan John Chow -selama Mei 2007- tersebut dalam Rupiah (dengan asumsi 1 US$=Rp 9.300) adalah sekitar 98.202.000,- Wow.....!!!! sungguh sebuah nilai yang fantastic bukan ? Semoga postingan ini dapat menjadi motivator untuk bagi kita dalam memaximalkan blog yang kita punya untuk menambah penghasilan kita. KEEP BLOGGING ....... :)
Monetized back in September of 2006, the blog made just $352.94 using nothing but Google ads. In October, the blog income went to $1,361.64 because I added more revenue sources. The blog income continued to grow: $2,139.93 in November, $2,790.05 in December, $3,440.66 in January, $7,011.05 February and $8,545.25 march and a record $11,702.66 last month.
After eight months of non stop growth, I am happy to report that the blog has finally experienced its first decline in advertising income.
Total Blog Income For May 2007: $10,559.40
Why am I’m glad for the income drop? It’s simple. When you keep showing month after month of non stop growth, people have trouble relating to you (they think you’re Google, or something like that). Now, everyone can see that I’m just human. Here is the income break down.
* Affiliate Sales: $2,485.74
* ReviewMe: $2,000
* Direct Ad Sales: $1,650.00
* Text Link Ads: $1,521.07
* Google AdSense: $1,246.50
* Kontera: $1,000.00
* FeedBurner: $300.53
* Buy Me A Beer: $194.65
* Subscription: $110.00
* TTZ Media: $50.90
* Grand Total: $10,559.40
Blog traffic was a record high 374,255 page views from 187,324 unique visitors. This finally beats the traffic level set back in the Digg infested month of October 2006. The blog is also experiencing record high RSS subscriptions (please subscribe if you haven’t done so).
Blog advertising expenses for the month was $522.14 for SiteMatch Google ads and $326.40 for normal Google ads. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is provided by BlueFur. The blog is hosted on a BlueFur Xlite dedicated server which cost $169.95 per month. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks for 15% off.
Looking at the revenue number, you can see most things went up but there was a huge drop in ReviewMe income - they are no longer my number one income source. I also experimented with a few other income sources in May. I added a Buy Me a Beer plugin for readers to send me beer money via PayPal. Surprisingly, it worked really well, raising almost $200 in nine days. What didn’t go over as well was the offer to remove nofollow in comments for $10 a month. Only 11 readers signed up for that. But that’s OK because you never know until you try. Making money by blogging is all about experimenting.