When I first started writing my blog last September, I enjoyed reading the blogs of people who made money by advertising on their sites. Come on, who doesn’t like that idea? But then the blog took on a life of its own. Since it’s about money and frugality and stretching dollars, which are as much a part of my life as eating and breathing, I have something to write about all the time. If I don’t make a post on a given day, it’s for lack of time, not lack of ideas.
I’ve looked into some pay-per-post schemes, but I hate the idea of having to review a certain product and write about it. I don’t really want to be told what to write about at all. That’s why I have my own blog – I’m not writing for anyone else or getting paid to write, so I get to say pretty much whatever I want. But recently, I’ve come across Kontera being used on several blogs, including fellow pf blogger TBH. I signed up with them last week, and for now, I’m liking it. I still get to write whatever I want, but then their software goes through my post and finds words that fit the keyword requirements of their advertisers. They make that word into a link and it’ll show up underlined twice in blue. (any other link in a post is put there by me, for your education and entertainment) I was a little hesitant to try to turn Frugal Babe into a moneymaker, but after all, this is a blog about finances. And while I’m usually all about stretching the dollars we have, it can’t hurt to try to get a few more.