June 7th, 2012

Armchair BEA | Day 4 | Beyond the Blog

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Hello! I’m actually attending BEA TODAY!

But I still wanted to participate in Armchair BEA. I just won’t be able to comment on today’s posts until tomorrow!

Check out my other Armchair BEA posts!

Armchair BEA | Day 1 | Introduction

Armchair BEA | Day 2 | Best of 2012

Armchair BEA | Day 2 | Giveaway | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Armchair BEA | Day 3 | Networking

Today’s topic: “Today we will be sharing tips that will help you move your blog forward or perhaps your own personal goals of writing and making an income from what you love to do.”.

I would not consider myself a creative person. I would LOVE to write but I find that I lack the discipline as well as the creativity to do a good job. That doesn’t mean I haven’t tried. I have and do currently have a work in progress. I just haven’t done much with it and have a long way to go before I’d call it a book. I would love to spend more time on it and make it more interesting. But to do that? I had have to stop doing something else to make room for it. I love reading too much to give that up and I can’t really give anything else up except for sleep and I need that!

Money in Blogging

To make money off of writing on the blog I do have an Amazon.com affliation, which means most of my links go to Amazon.com and if anyone makes a purchase while on my link I get a very small portion of the sales. This has amounted to about $30 a year, not even enough to pay for my hosting or domain name! But I’ll take it. I once had someone buy an Amazon Kindle DX, which gave me $35 for just that one purchase! That was a few years ago but I’ll never forget it.

I enjoy linking to Amazon.com and then reviewing my earning reports to see what books had the most impact to my readers. This year the book to be ordered the most through my links as been The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, with 7 copies being ordered. This is probably because the book was being shipped SIGNED if you preordered by the publication date! It’s not very often that you get to do that especially through Amazon.

I also have adversiting ads available through BlogAds but have not had anyone advertise yet. I was spectical to do this but can’t see any harm.

In the long run, I’m not blogging to make money. I blog because I want to. I want to express my feelings and I want my feelings to be hear by someone else like me: a book lover. My husband, on the other hand, would love to see me make money off my blog. To me it’s just a very small bonus. And thank you to those who click my links and sometimes order something on Amazon!

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to reading any comments on my return after BEA.


Disclosure: Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase anything a very small percentage of the purchase price will be awarded to The Cozy Reader.

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