This post is all about curiosity… and I should say right up front that I am calling no one out, nor am I saying this is right or wrong.
I have noticed a lot of blogs out there and other web sites, both Scout related and non Scout related that seem to be making an attempt at monetizing their sites. Again, I suppose I don’t have a problem with this, I don’t do it and won’t do my blog for money, but it seems that there are folks out there making money for nothing.
Now you may say.. “Well Scoutmaster Jerry, you make money from the podcast.. right?” No, I do not make a penny from the podcast. The relationships that we (PTCMedia) have with our sponsors are such that it pays for the website domain and the bandwidth. We get nothing… not even promotional material.
On one web site that I follow the individual that hosts actually even put a Amazon.com wish list on his blog. I have never asked if he has received anything from it, but thought to myself on a couple of occasions that this would be a great way to get me some more gear. But I have not been able to get myself to beg.
So I am curious… is there money to be made? Do you think it’s a good idea? Bad idea? Would you ever fulfill someones Amazon wish list? note: If so… let it be me!!! Joking… kinda.
There is a guy that I follow on Hammockforums.net and Youtube. He is a backpacker and hammock camper and has some real entertaining videos out there. I don’t think he monetizes his Youtube stuff, but man oh man he gets lots of stuff to test and show from the followers of his media. This I could get into.
So let me know what you think, like I said, I can’t bring myself to doing this.. but want to know how you all feel.
Have a Great Scouting Day!