We need your help!
FGA mentioned that we might be able to start advertising now. Something about a Google Page Rank of 4.
However, we’re on a free wordpress.com site and we’re a bit … I think overwhelmed is the best word for it. And Google is just making us even more confused.
We both like money, but we don’t have a whole lot of time. Since we didn’t start out with a paid blog, we may not be ideally set up to just add advertising.
Then on top of that #2 shares a distaste of advertising with many of our academic readers. (#1 figures it’s the price of freedom.) But if there’s real money involved, her scruples can be bought.
Also, neither of us wants to lose money.
So here’s our questions:
What exactly is it that we have to do to change a free wordpress blog into one that allows advertising? We think it involves paying money to wordpress (something like $17?), paying money to a domain name place (something like $10), and paying money for hosting (we have no idea how much this costs). There may be other costs we’re missing.
How much is this going to cost?
How much effort will this take?
Will people be able to find us with the new domain name (or is that what we’re paying wordpress for)?
How does one get advertisers? And if one does, how does one control them (so they’re not icky ads)? Does one have time to negotiate with individual advertisers?
What complications are we missing?
Is it worth it?