Profitable Mommy Blogging #4
November 12, 2008 by Kelly
My guest this week is Carrie Lauth of Natural Moms Talk Radio and Carrie Lauth.com. Carrie has been blogging for several years now and earns a good income from her efforts in the Natural Mom market. Carrie has a lot of wisdom to share with other mommy bloggers. I’m positive that you’ll enjoy this interview
Carrie offers an affiliate program with products you could recommend on your blog.
Don’t forget to pick up Carrie’s Natural Mom Guide to Blogging too!
My Entrecard Results…
As I shared last week I opened my mind up to Entrecard and gave it a go this week on Profitable Mommy Blogging. I placed the widget on my sidebar and spent about twenty minutes a day exploring the Entrecard site, dropping my card and buying/selling ads in the Entrecard economy.
The first few days I was a bit enamored. I found some new blogs – that was the best part of the whole experience. But after that, the shine wore off the apple pretty quickly.
Take a peek at my stats…
I hope you can read the graphic above. You can see that Entrecard came in #6 for my traffic referrals with 45 visitors. Having invested approximately three hours into Entrecard, that means I worked five minutes for each visitor.
Look at #8, Problogger.com. I received 31 visitors from leaving one single comment on Darren’s blog. Since that comment took me all of two minutes to leave, so I worked about four seconds for each visitor.
Coming in at #10 is TwitterMoms. I have spent about 30 minutes at this site with 26 visitors, my time cost per visitor is just over a minute.
At #1 and #2, Twitter and StumbleUpon generate a lot of traffic for us and produce a respectable bounce rate for social media traffic sources.
Interestingly, Entrecard traffic produced the highest bounce rate. (85% of Entrecard users left the site within 60 seconds.)
I know these aren’t highly scientific results. It is only one week’s experience on one new blog – but I’ve seen enough to know that I’ll always be working harder for a visitor at Entrecard than with other more targeted activities.
So, my decision was to turn away the last few advertisers and remove the Entrecard widget from out site. I just don’t see it as being a good use of my time.