WordAds Enabled on Site

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Hey y’all.

No entry in “In Praise of Character in the Bleak Inhuman Loneliness” this Friday. As promised, I’m letting the story breathe for a minute before we visit Pokhara. Pokhara is a peaceful place and deserves insulation from the chaos of Kathmandu. Even in cyberspace.

I’d like to take the space to address a change on the site. I have enabled WordAds advertising, which means some of you may be seeing increased advertising on the site. Since my site has reached a moderate level of traffic, running these ads means I may stand a chance to make a little money from this venture. Repay some of the coffees, dirty chais, and flat whites I bought while writing it, anyways.

(I’m lying, no one in America knows how to make a decent flat white. Miss u Ristr8o!)

These ads should look something like the ones above — possibly targeted based on your location or interests, you know how online advertising is.

If you want to disable these ads, that’s totally fine feel free to use adblocking software, if you aren’t already. I won’t hold it against you. That said, if you’d like to DISABLE your adblocker on my website, you’d be doing a small act to show your appreciation of me. That said, the choice is yours, Really.

Please let me know if you are having an overly obnoxious experience with the ads — I can turn them off if I decide they’re too intrusive.

I don’t yet know how much money I can earn per month from this, but research tells me not much more than a couple bucks a month, right now. I may do an earnings breakdown after a few months, just to share the information for aspiring bloggers and other WordPress users.

I have also begun placing Amazon Affiliate Links into my book reviews to attempt to generate income. If you click these links and do any shopping on Amazon (like buy the book), I earn a small percentage commission. My opinion is, of course, unaffected.

Hope to drop a few posts on you this weekend to space out the Nepal stuff; we’ll resume our story on Monday in at the Pokhara bus terminal.


15 thoughts on “WordAds Enabled on Site

  1. Hey, thanks for posting this. I did a search and found this post even though it was written a while ago. I’m looking to do the same, but no luck yet. I will keep trudging but I will tell you, I love the way this community helps each other out by sharing this kind of information. Any updates?

    • Sure! I might write a post that goes into more detail but basically: ad rates are really low right now.

      For me, Roughly every 10,000 views= $5 in ad money. And wordads won’t pay out until you’ve made at least $100.

      It’s a pretty tough way to make money.

      • Well, first I’d like to say I spent more time on your blog and it and your travels are amazing! (I guess that right there is why we really do this, right?) But, I like to eat so thank you for that info. Yea, hard way to make money for sure! Keep trucking! You are doing awesome work, may I share a piece for my Sunday Share piece next week? I’ll provide a link back!

  2. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to increase your revenue, I’m too broke to donate to sites too much but I’m happy to waste my time if it means helping a great blog like yours. So clicking on stuff, watching ad stuff, whatever! 🙂

    • Thanks man! Just spread the word. Tell your friends, share on FB… Whatever is appreciated.

      WordAds actually pays by inpressions, not clicks, so you don’t even need to click on the ads for me to get paid! Just make sure my site is whitelisted if you use an ad blocker.

      Much appreciated 😎👊🏻

  3. That’s cool, why not make a little. Any advice you can give on your experience down the road would be great as I have thought to try this if I end up having a following, if not, no biggie. 😊 I ‘m enjoying your Nepal chronicles by the way, I read them at night until I’m too tired and look forward to picking them up the next day. Have a great weekend!

  4. would be interesting to know how your ad venture goes, as I am knew to this and wonder how long it takes to build IP traffic and do you consider paying for traffic? just curious if there is natural progression ie number of posts = oodles of traffic, cheers.

    • I don’t pay for traffic, no.

      Posting frequently and on a schedule has been directly tied to a massive increase in my site views.

      I may do a post about this over the weekend.


      • thanks, its nice to get a real picture as a blog grows so i can be realistic, one blogger posted his ebook sales after spending $300 bucks etc on ads and it was sobering and honest, cheers.

      • Yeah the only thing I’ve experimented with there was a $10 ad buy on Twitter, mostly because I was bored.

        I’m also not selling an ebook or any sort of product really, so I’m sure my earnings potential here is low.

        But a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so to speak. So we’ll see how this goes.

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