>Thousands of blog posts have been written about blog monetization. Is advertising the solution? Affiliate marketing? Text links? Sponsorships? I must confess that I haven’t agonized over the topic, choosing to use my blog as a playground for my passions instead of a potential revenue stream.
But yesterday, at the Santa Cruz farmers’ market, I met a man who had the right idea.
There he sat, with his antique typewriter, amidst the ripe figs and fuzzy peaches, ready to harness his muse for any paying customer. When I chatted with him, he was hard at work writing a poem about music for a waiting customer.
I could just imagine myself, parked next to him with my netbook ready to embed text links, write blog posts, and create content for the highest bidder. Blog monetization mystery solved.