I feel that I must apologize, somewhat, for the increase in advertising on various pages here on my site. My rationalization is that it helps serve the hundreds who come to my site via Google searches everyday and want more than just my journal entries: sometimes, the content-driven ads actually have answers for them. Right? Right?
Oh fine, it’s the money.
Speaking of which, remember how I mentioned that content on “mesothelioma” and “asbestos” generated the top-earning clicks in text-based advertising? Well, Michael Buffington (of Stinkfactor Challenges fame, though sadly the domain was allowed to expire) has started a profit-driven asbestos weblog, exclusively about asbestos issues and that little Google Ads box in the corner. And why not? As Mkelley said when he started Applesque, “Where else but on the web can you start a business idea with $0?” *
The Ferengi would be proud.
* It must be pointed out, however, that the $0 doesn’t cover the cost of domain registration and web hosting.