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Welcome to Readers of the Wall Street Journal

Posted By Darren Rowse 15th of January 2008 General 0 Comments

Welcome to readers of Wall Street Journal who may have found themselves here after today’s article in there.

If this is your first time to ProBlogger.net then let me give you a quick tour of my online home.

Firstly, my name’s Darren Rowse and as the article in the WSJ suggests – I’m a full time blogger. I blog both here at ProBlogger but also at Digital Photography School. I’m also a cofounder of b5media a blog network with close to 300 blogs.

ProBlogger is a blog that is devoted to helping bloggers improve their blogging and explore ways to earn an income at the same time by writing about topics that they love.

More and more bloggers are now making at least a part time income blogging – with some even having gone ‘Pro’ with full time incomes using a variety of income streams.

I write more about the reasons for this blog and my experience as a blogger in my About Page. You might also like to see some of the ways that I make money from my blogs for an introduction into how bloggers make money blogging.

If you’re new to blogging you might find this ‘what is a blog?‘ article and my series on Blogging for Beginners helpful.

If you like what you read here you can follow my future entries (I write several times per day most days) in two ways – either using our RSS News feed or you can get daily updates by adding your email address to the field at the top of my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you enjoy your stay at ProBlogger. If you do have any questions feel free to drop me a note in a comment below or via my contact form.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. There is also a very active community of fantastic readers like myself!

    We are waiting to pick apart your comments!



  2. $250K is a nice income from writing a couple of blogs :)

    I have enough trouble just trying to read all of the stuff you write. Are you sure you don’t have your son helping you out?

  3. Not a bad write up on the WSJ, Mr Rowse!

    I question, were you approached prior to it being written (in part it reads like an interview, in part like its information gleaned from reading ProBlogger)?

  4. Mike – no… unless he’s sneaking out of his cot at night!

  5. Here is the reference for those who did not understand the mysterious title

    Darren Rowse, the Melbourne, Australia-based writer of ProBlogger.net, a popular blog that teaches other bloggers how to make money, earned roughly $250,000 in 2007 off ads on three blogs he writes. Mr. Rowse says he makes the most off traditional display advertising, where advertisers pay a fee to appear, but he also has used affiliate ads and Google AdSense.

    Mr. Rowse says publishers should experiment with several types of advertising and use an analytics program to figure out which ones are most effective. Once they do that, bloggers should, for the most part, rely on just one or two advertising programs “so they don’t clutter the site,” he says. Bloggers should be careful to pick advertising that doesn’t appear to taint the content or reputation of the site, he adds.

    Mr. Rowse says certain types of advertising can be most effective for certain sites. For instance, affiliate programs, such as Amazon’s, tend to work best on sites with loyal followers who trust their blogger for recommendations. Sites with lots of general search-engine traffic but fewer devotees may do better with a contextual ad program, such as AdSense. Regular display ads can also be very effective, he says, depending on how well the ad matches the site’s content.

  6. Very nice article. That is impressive. Would love to see the traffic bump today…

  7. Nice write up and they didn’t slap an ever so fashionable “nofollow” on the link. Happy days all round :)

    It would be interesting if you could report back how much traffic you get as a result of the link, Darren.

  8. Pretty massive exposure hitting the WSJ Darren, well done to have such a wide spread, reputable reputation, it`s a credit to you.

  9. Nice writeup. Congrats on the recognition.

  10. Hey Darren,
    Or should I say Mr. Rowse [sic].
    It’s not every day you get mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.
    Keep up the great blogging mate.

  11. Congratulations. Well deserved recognition.

  12. Congratulations Darren on the mention in a major media outlet like the Wall Street Journal. Wonder how many more visitore that will bring?

  13. Darren – congratulations! You certainly deserve the recognition.

  14. Although 250k is good money, I don’t think most of us realize how much time Darren puts into his work.

    Congratulations on the WSJ article!

  15. Now that’s big-league media coverage – well-deserving, I might add. I have now made Problogger.net my source for blogging tips when starting up my own blogs.

  16. Wow Darren! Congratulations on the mega-exposure from such an elite and reputable source! You are truly my inspiration.


  17. Very timely article, Darren.

    I have just learned something about blogging today – timing. Thanks :)

  18. congrats on the write up Darren

  19. Congrats on appearing in the Wall Street Journal!

  20. Great article. Congrats from a newbie to the field.

  21. great to see you get a writeup in the journal, darren, recognition well deserved !

  22. Just think. I once left a comment on that guy’s blog, and now he’s all famous and stuff. Congrats on the exposure man. You deserve it.

  23. Abhijeet says: 01/16/2008 at 4:36 am

    Congrats Darren….your achievements are unparalled and unprecedented

  24. Congrats …. Darren. Your achievements are great.

  25. Darren , you work so hard and give up so much good stuff, the publishing Gods are looking out for you! Congratulations!

  26. thanks everyone for your kind words and congrats.

    Now – lets get back to blogging :-)

  27. Great exposer! I’ve just started the blog monetize thing and I feel like I’ve stumbled onto a gold mine.

    Congratulations and here’s to learning a ton about making money with my blogs.

  28. I love the Wall Street Journal. For my own reasons I always loved to read their coverage of business failures for their witty and accurate stories.

  29. Congrats Darren. I believe a few (hundred) more have just joined the problogger fanbase.

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