When I first started working online in the blogosphere, I began writing for a guy who is a really good friend of mine now. He showed me a website called Mashable and one of the advertisements that was located in the sidebar and said “Mercedes” on it. He said when you get a site this big you get to sell advertisements like that one for a million dollars a month.
I guess technically his gestimation wasn’t that far off if we were talking about today. Mashable probably does make in the millions annually, but they wouldn’t have been making millions back in 2011 before they were close to what they have become today.
In truth making money on the web doesn’t come easy. If it’s a quick buck you want to make, writing stuff online for ones self probably comes closer to last place than anything else.
Now with all that being understood…
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