Danny Arao: “Huwag kang mag-blog kung…”

June 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

UP MassComm professor and journalist Danilo Arao advises people not to blog if their only goal is to make money. This is an ever familiar subject for those who’ve been blogging for a while now. But it’s good to have a sound perspective from mass media and the academe.

Salamat sa kapitalismo, maraming mapanlikhang paraan para kumita sa blogosphere. Pero ang mga mapanlikhang paraang ito ay malinaw na tahasang panloloko sa mga online visitor. Dahil ang blogosphere ay bahagi ng public domain, kinakailangang maging responsable ang mga blogger sa pagbibigay ng tamang impormasyon sa publiko.

Read the follow-up post here.

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WordPress training seminar in Cagayan de Oro on July 25

July 17, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Once again, Blogie Robillo is organizing an advanced training seminar on WordPress deployment, usage, and management–this time on July 25 in Cagayan de Oro City. Specific topics include: WP installation & maintenance, web hosting basics, understanding WP themes, choosing & managing WP plugins, managing content on WP, and monetizing your WP blog with Google AdSense.

Signup here. The seminar costs Php500 and will go last from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Still waiting for WordPress seminars in Metro Manila, guys!

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WordPress plugin developers still need good business model

June 16, 2009 | No Comments Yet

There’s been a lot of talk about how to earn money from WordPress themes, including whether or not such methods comply with the GPL it possesses. Now it’s the plugins that need addressing. Kevin Eklund of ToMuse discusses this issue in depth.

Many developers reach a point at which they are simply unable to continue long-term support their plugins. This is largely due to the maintenance and support costs incurred for their plugins which far exceed the revenue generated by the donation based business model which most plugin developers utilize.

He then lists alternative business models for developers: premium, freemium, paid support, and ad-supported.

WordPress is a flourishing community and a potentially good source of income, so we have high hopes for the hard working folks who have made the publishing platform as beautiful and flexible as it is today.

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Blogging 101, Blog Marketing & Advertising, Blogging Monetization & Business Hands-on Workshop

February 10, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Janette Toral is holding a comprehensive blogging workshop on February 18-20 at Netopia Internet Cafe, Ground Floor Greenbelt 1, Legaspi Street, Makati City.

Here’s the general schedule:

February 18: Blogging 101 Workshop
February 19: Blog Marketing & Advertising
February 20: Blog Monetization & Business

Anybody can sign up, including DigitalFilipino.com Club members. The fee for non-members is Php3000 per day. Register here.

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More advertising networks for bloggers

July 1, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Quick Online Tips lists 5 new advertising networks for bloggers.

  1. Forbes Blog Network
  2. Technorati Media
  3. Unruly Media
  4. Adphilia
  5. BuzzLogic

We mentioned Technorati Media, and here are four more advertising companies that might be of interest to your make money online endeavors.

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Technorati Media blog advertising network launched

June 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Technorati joined the ranks of many blog advertising network with the launch of its own, Technorati Media.

According to TechCrunch:

Ads are sold on a CPM basis. They will not make revenue guarantees, says Jalichandra, but the split between parties is negotiable. He declined to state what rates have been negotiated with beta partners.

Bloggers/publishers can sign up here.

You can never run out of good advertising for your blog, and if the existing solutions out there are not working for you, try Technorati’s. Watch out for more advertising services in the future.

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YugaTech

November 21, 2007 | 3 Comments

YugaTech is the blog of Abe Olandres, one of the most well-known professional bloggers in the Philippines. On YugaTech, Abe discusses technology, blog monetization, photography and all things about online entrepreneurship. He also traces his roots from humble rural beginnings to a student urbanite, to now one of the most sought-after blogging personality in the Philippines.

YugaTech is a must read if you’re interested in the blogging and new media scene in the Philippines.

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