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Filthy Lucre   3 comments

Posted at 6:38 pm in Uncategorized

I don't run this blog to make money, which is good, because it doesn't.

On the other hand, if it did make some money, that certainly wouldn't be unwelcome. I would gladly do a seven figure deal for the movie rights (I would insist on Speilberg directing..), and who knows, more realistically, I might try to shop around a Columbia Closings book someday.

I went so far as to sign up for Google Adsense, and may actually turn it on at some point, but that requires some work with the theme and HTML, and looking at Internet chatter it appears that a blog targeted at a 40+ demographic in one medium-sized city is not going draw the traffic to make it worth-while. Now, don't take that wrong, it's already worth-while for me, and I'm happy to have each and every one of you Columbia Closings readers and commenters!

What I can do fairly easily is open a Cafe Press store. Cafe Press is a web shop that will put your designs on products of your choosing -- the standard set of merchandise: Tee shirts, cofee mugs, postcards, prints, wall clocks and the like. Now, I don't really have designs per-se, I just have pictures, but some of them I like pretty well, so I've set up an initial shop with some Columbia landmark products, as well as a bit of coastal scenery from Pawleys Island. If anyone actually buys anything, I'll be adding some more, if not, well, as W.C Fields said:

If at first you don't succeed...try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a danm fool about it.

I believe Cafe Press to be a reputable operation, so I expect that deficiencies, if there are any, will be due to my pictures not being as exemplary as I had thought, but in that case, they have a 30 day return policy.

Anyway, take a look here, that's always free!

Written by ted on July 11th, 2009

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  1. You definitely have something that can make money or at the least grow much more traffic than you currently achieve. You should look into having The State, Free Times or one of the local tv station do a story on your work. This should quadruple your traffic.

    boi-dan

    12 Jul 09 at 6:51 pm

  2. Also sign up for Google Analytics, it's free. It'll tell you a lot more info about who is coming to your site where they're coming from, how long they stay what are your most popular post and tons more. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    Mike

    16 Jul 09 at 10:14 pm

  3. Yeah, someone suggested that a while back and I've got it now.

    ted

    16 Jul 09 at 10:24 pm

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