You can pay $25 to get a year of premium, which lets you put google adsense on your xanga instead of xanga’s ads. From what I’m finding online it might pay for the premium in a month or two (optimistically) with my general level of traffic, then every few months I get a little money. If it works though, of which I am highly skeptical. I don’t know how many of my views are “impressions” or “unique visits” etc, or how many people would click a link. I’ve clicked a few text links, but usually when it’s some ideological BS and I’m curious (and don’t mind the people who made the ad paying for my click, heh).
But if I do this I promise I will never become a theodan clone and just post controversial stuff for the sake of it or mass-spam add requests. Or troll like loborn (who apparently makes money off the ads, big surprise). I only blog when I actually think I have something interesting or worthwhile to say.
So, what do you think xanga? Should I give it a whirl and see if I can get enough pennies to pay for premium?
Has anyone other than theodan actually made money doing this?