I read with some bemusement a story that two new social-media sites are distributing a portion of the advertising revenue raised by a member's online post back to that member.
"I just feel like everyone on social networks has been taken advantage of for long enough," Michael Nusbaum, the creator of Bonzo Me, one of these new sites, is quoted as saying. "Facebook has been making a ton of money, and the people providing the content aren't getting anything," Nusbaum added.
Well, there's another option that ensures an even greater share of advertising revenue for your online posts. Have your own website.
The downside for those of us who post blogs on a website we own is that we have to pay for hosting and for registering a domain name. And from personal experience, I can tell you that you'll be lucky to make enough money each year to cover even those minimal costs.
But MichaelMeckler.com is mine, as is the bulk of the (rather paltry) ad revenue.