This is going to be such an honest/vulnerable post, I can see it already!
Honestly, Marquise from A Gurus writing, inspired me to write about this topic, which that collaboration post we did together on my blog went up this past Sunday, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, you can read it here!
Anyways, when Marquise and I were coming up with the topics we should write about for our collaborative blog posts, he asked me if I had been able to monetize my site from my writing skills. For those who don’t know, monetize means anyone that owns a website can place ads on it and when people view their site, the blogger may possibly make a little bit of money from those ads. There are many ways on how bloggers can monetize their site and placing ads on it is only one of them!
The reason why I’m writing about this topic is because I’m curious to see what y’all think about me placing an ad in my blog posts and please be honest!
I have tried monetizing this blog before by trying out WordAds by WordPress – it’s basically a WordPress Ad. I only lasted for a day or even less because I didn’t like how the ad took away the look of the Kylie’s Corner & More blog – maybe that’s just me!?
There was also an ounce of guilt that I felt when I placed ONLY one ad on this blog and by the way, I didn’t make anything off of that ad because I deleted it right away when I felt guilty!
I felt guilty because I know some say that bloggers who write and praise God on their blog posts should NOT make money off of their blog. I do see their point in that, but what if God so happened to bless these people who are determined to lead others to Him by giving them their blogs? What if writing about God and inspiring people is their passion? There are others who say, “well if it is something you’re really good at and it is your passion, then you should make money from it!”
I see both sides when it comes to monetizing. However, I’m not saying that I’m going to place an ad in my blog posts – I want to see what y’all think about it!
Y’all, sometimes blogging can be a lot of work and there are so many things that goes into creating bog posts, especially creating the graphics! I do have many talented bloggers who read my posts and I know they get it. Even though blogging can be a lot, I do love putting time into each blog post that I write for the Kylie’s Corner & More family and I enjoy creating the graphic that matches the topic of each blog post. I’m thankful God gave me this amazing platform to share His Word and how He has touched my life with people all around the world. I do all of this for Him and knowing that I may have touched someone else’s life when they read one of my blog posts is what motivates me to keep on blogging, and I’m thankful for you guys.
With that being said, please let me know your thoughts about monetizing by commenting below on this blog post – I really want to know what you think!
Did you notice that I actually posted on this past Sunday?? In case you missed it, I collaborated with A Gurus Writing and we wrote a little something on each of our blogs! Click on the pictures below this and it will take you to it. Both of the posts are about our worth and I hope you guys find something in it that inspires you!