First off, Happy Valentines Day. If you don’t have a Valentine just hit me up with an email and I’ll send you some UberSensual pictures of myself. Kidding.
Anyways, it appears that Zac Johnson recently made a post kind of in response to what I wrote about posting blog income. You can read his post here. I’m not sure if this is a response to me, because he didn’t mention me at all (or just didn’t want to link to me), but it was posted two days after I made my post.
Now I didn’t really make this post to ramble more and bore you to death, but more to ask you for your opinion. I’ll take a quote from his post :
So back to the topic… why do some blogs post monthly earnings? Not only can these types of posts help with exposure for a blog, but they also play a huge part in motivation and show that “bloggers” actually are making money. What better motivation is there, then seeing someone earn $30,000 a month from a blog?
This still kind of neglects the points that I made. We all know that seeing screenshots of gurus making money is great motivation for people, but where is there more money to be made: blogging or affiliate marketing? Um the answer is affiliate marketing.
Now here’s my question to you guys, if you’re reading an affiliate marketing blog, which screenshot would you rather see?
Now if I was an affiliate, I’d surely be motivated by seeing the bigger numbers and more potential in the industry that I want to get involved in. Most affiliate marketers won’t become bloggers, so who cares how much blogging income makes? Bloggers may care, other people may care (although I think would still like a bigger income report anyways), but will affiliate marketers care? I’m not saying blog income reports are a bad thing, but income in the form of the industry you’re the “guru” in is much more appealing.
So give me your thoughts. Would you rather see blog income reports, or affiliate marketing/adsense income reports?