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Gypsy Journal RV: Blogging for bucks

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

I hear from people all the time who have a blog and want to make money from it, or have companies send them free products. I always tell them that, first of all you have to have the reader numbers and the track record to attract those businesses, but also, if you’re willing to plug any product just because they give you a freebie, you won’t have a lot of credibility with your readers.

Last year this spot got 770,000 visitors, according to the stats that are sent out in December. When you are drawing that kind of numbers you get approached by a lot of companies who want to reach those readers.

Every week I get anywhere from two to six inquiries from somebody wanting me to tell the world about their product or service. Sometimes an e-mail requesting a plug for whatever it is they’re selling, and other times they don’t even have the courtesy to ask, they just send a press release and say print this. I guess I’m supposed to jump right on that.

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