***Do I have to repeat the I don’t write paid posts or sell text links on this blog? I know I am paranoid but this is for the benefits of new visitors.***
I think everyone is going to say ‘YES!’ to the above question.
It is inevitable but the question is, how much are you affected by the loss of pagerank? Do you suffer a major drop? What percentage? 50%, 75% or a mere 20%?
Since I am attached to so many networks and with so many blogs, I can more or less gauge the effects felt by others. Almost all the paid post companies have nothing to offer. When you have a PR 0, you can expect to see almost no offers at all. Whoever tells you that they are still doing well, are mostly probably lying to you and to themself.
I am lucky that I have a lot of blogs and had joined almost all the available paid posts companies. So, that’s why if you are spying on me, you may notice that I still have paid posts to write, i.e. making money. (you can spy from my blog aggregator, I don’t mind, really)
However, I lost a huge chunk of income, in the region of RM5K this month. Some of these are money that I willingly forego as I deleted off my paid posts and text links sales on this blog and my personal blog. That alone probably costs me about RM2K. Painful? Not really because I have faith that it is a wise decision. I just need to grit my teeth and keep going. This is when my faith as a Christian comes in. I have to keep reminding myself that it is from God alone, my blessings fall on my lap. And God will provide me the daily bread I need.
Now that the new month is upon us, are we going to see an even worse decline in blog income for December? By January 2008, are we all going to eat air? Well, not really unless you are fully dependable on making money with paid posts. I have some stable income that will provide comfortably for me like Google Adsense, TextLinkAds and Kontera. Then, there are several paid posts companies which have their own rankings so I am still able to write paid posts.
What about you? Are you feeling the heat now?