Im sure many of you are already aware of Steve Pavlina's personal development website and his amazing blog entry entitled "How To Make Money From Your Blog". But for those who aren't aquainted yet, I suggest you should spend some time reading it. Although it's quite a long read, i'm sure it will offer you new insights and presents some basic elementary idea to help you jumpstart your money-making career. I'm not saying you will instantly become rich after reading the article but sometimes you've got to start somewhere. By that, I meant learning from the basic skills and techniques. Anyway, here's the opening lines of the article if you are still not sure you want to read it: was launched on Oct 1st, 2004. By April 2005 it was averaging $4.12/day in income. Now it brings in over $200/day $1000/day (updated as of 10/29/06). I didn’t spend a dime on marketing or promotion. In fact, I started this site with just $9 to register the domain name, and everything was bootstrapped from there. Would you like to know how I did it?

This article is seriously long (over 7300 words), but you’re sure to get your money’s worth (hehehe). I’ll even share some specifics. If you don’t have time to read it now, feel free to bookmark it or print it out for later.

Do you actually want to monetize your blog?

Some people have strong personal feelings with respect to making money from their blogs. If you think commercializing your blog is evil, immoral, unethical, uncool, lame, greedy, obnoxious, or anything along those lines, then don’t commercialize it.

If you have mixed feelings about monetizing your blog, then sort out those feelings first. If you think monetizing your site is wonderful, fine. If you think it’s evil, fine. But make up your mind before you seriously consider starting down this path. If you want to succeed, you must be congruent.

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