|I saw the signs of the end to this revenue stream.|
Blogjob was one of the revenue sharing blogging sites I had most recently been writing on.
I can't say that I was surprised by this announcement.
Why? Because I've been a member of profit sharing websites for a while, and one thing they all have in common is that the always quit sharing their profits. Either they will come forward and bravely admit they cant pay and have to stop, or they will just sit back silently and not paying out.
I was a little shocked by the timing of this one though, because just earlier this week it cut its points payment system by 50 points, so you could only earn 100 points a day (minimum) instead of 150.
Now, I know (again from experience) that cutting payment earnings is closely followed by the removal of payment entirely. I've just never seen it happen that quickly before.
The next step will be that the site will likely either be sold, or disappear entirely.
This happens all the time for the same reason. These sites share revenue, which means the give back some of the money to its writers that they earn from the ads there. But these sites never generate enough ad profit to keep paying the tons of writers there to earn a buck. There is just never enough search engine traffic.
And the owners always try to fix it, but it can never be fixed.
I hope I am wrong, and that Blogjob can come back from its downfall. But I'm not holding my breath.
I was, of course, sad to see it go.
|Losing Blogjob means I'm losing money.|
Many people have been burned by all the sites, just like I have, and are talking about moving their posts to their own domains.
I would do the same, but have never had any luck at monetizing my free blogspot blogs. And I certainly can't afford my own domain. I'm working on these revenue share sites for a reason, after all, and that reason is because I have $0 leftover after bills are paid. My online earnings are supposed to be my fun money.
I will not be posting on Blogjob while its rewards system is suspended. I can post for free right here on Noner Says.
I will, however, continue to read and comment on the blogs that I have been following there. That is, if those bloggers continue posting there.
There are other sites that still share revenue with their writers, but I'm not "good enough" to write there. Which is to say, I'm a personal blogger, not an article writer, and most of those sites don't look kindly on personal blogs because they don't bring in enough revenue (case in point being Blogjob).
Meanwhile I'll be posting here and hoping to get enough traffic to my own blog to maybe convince someone to click an amazon link and buy a thing. That's as close to monetization as I get.