A New Blog is Born

I have been away for while, for one reason or another. Anyway, I decided to take some of my own advice and set a blog from scratch to see how easy it really is to create another blog income stream.

In fact I resurrected an old domain that I had about my person. (In a previous life I had a radio show on a community radio station which allowed me to play all the music I love, blues, real rock. Stuff like Zappa, Beefheart, Wreckless Eric, you get the idea. The old site supported the show with play lists and discussions. When the station died so did the site).

Setting up the blog was easy, WordPress, of course, by far the best platform for a blog, and a free theme which looks pretty neat. Total set up costs, including the domain name that I bought a couple of years ago less that £20. Some, not much, research into key words. I did look at blogs in the area of classic rock to see what seems to work.

So far I have added a couple of Adsense ads (I hate sites overloaded with Adsense) and an Amazon shop containing only good music (well, my definition of good anyway).

Add to that regular posts about a subject I love and thats it. The results after 2 weeks? An average of 12 unique visits a day, with no promotion or back links. Some sales from Amazon, some click throughs and I have earned £30. Not bad but I have yet to add a mailing list and a good, it has to be good, Clickbank guitar tuition affiliate programme.

You will notice that I have committed one of the cardinal sins of blogging for cash. I did not do a lot of research and look for a hot niche. This was deliberate, for some reason I can not get exited writing about weight loss, acne cures or any of those, even though they would be far more profitable.

One thing that this proves is that an income stream is easily possible for no, or little outlay. If you want to see the result for yourself you can visit realrockandblues.com here. Hey that is probably my first backlink! I love blogging.

I have started a Sqidoo Lens about this experiment. To catch up on how its going vist my lens

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9 Comments

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    July 19, 2009 @ 3:39 am

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  3. Filme Runterladen Said,

    July 19, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    Damn, that sound’s so easy if you think about it.

  4. College Campus Said,

    December 31, 2009 @ 4:01 am

    your blog looks interesting.

  5. Megan Ally Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 3:13 am

    I also maintain several blogs to earn money online. sometimes it is hard to keep your daily earnings to stable levels..'”~

  6. Luca Richards Said,

    October 4, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    money blogging takes also lots of work but the rewards are great if you get it right;`:

  7. Nathaniel Wood Said,

    October 5, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Online video watching has been my hobby”~,

  8. phil Said,

    October 5, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    Hi Nathaniel, perhaps a blog about the newest, best videos, including back stories of those involved, how to upload videos and make money from them. Sounds like a plan to me.

  9. Formica Sheets · Said,

    November 9, 2010 @ 2:06 am

    money blogging is the stuff i like, you blog and make money at the same time, isn’t that great ~

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