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Jorge Romero
·Mar 27, 2022·

3 min read

I'm taking some steps towards monetizing my blog and my writing. Hopefully without selling out.

But. If you start seeing advertisements here...

I have a little bonus for you at the end though!

Hopefully these ideas are useful to you if you also want to monetize your writing :D

Monetizing the blog

As I am currently trying to learn enough to get a job in software development. As depressing as doomscrolling through job offers is...

I want to find other ways to get some income. Believe it or not, $500 USD a month would be life-changing for me. It would match my previous earnings.

Amazon and Buy me a Coffee.

I will be sharing my trademark book recommendations with affiliate links. So If you want to get the books you can help me out, at no cost to you!

I promise I won't spam you with books though. I only share those that are relevant :D

With regards to buy me a coffee, I set up the "monthly subscription" option, if anyone of you feels generous XD

I’m now accepting Crypto!

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Here, I'll share my BTC address

bc1q57j0ltl7y8ah7sqgpdcvganpatk4p2c0nj73gh

And my ETH address

0x4ad4D62748000239AE9Ca112A6C2390761BF065A

I also use that wallet for Polygon and Binance Smart Chain. So I can receive any token, from any of those three chains, with the same address!

If you are feeling extra generous, you may send me an NFT as well!

I will draw a picture for you and mint an NFT back for you in return!

But hopefully not on Ethereum because the gas is still too high XD

Monetizing my writing

On the other hand, I intend to try my luck at writing. I didn't really though it was a thing. But I recently came across this article on how to make money with technical writing by Catalin Pit.

So I will give it a try.

Hopefully I can afford the monthly Grammarly subscription.

Freelancing writing opportunities?

I recently applied for two freelancing opportunities writing articles here on Hashnode. Let's see if I'm approved!

Catalin also shared a comprehensive list of publications that pay for writing articles

SEO

Finally, Sandro Volpicella wrote the article SEO for Technical Content Writers

Which is a topic I knew nothing about. I'll be learning about it in the following week. And try to figure out how to do it :D

Something fun!

I have a little extra to share with you!

Check the "buy me a coffee" button at the end of the post. Then reload the page and check it again!

XD

I set up a Hashnode widget to dynamically select one message. Here.

<pre>
<hr>

<style type="text/css">

#blurb {
  font-family: sans-serif;
  font-size: 1.5em;
}
</style>

<p id="blurb"></p>

<a href="https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jorchRL" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" ><img src="https://img.buymeacoffee.com/button-api/?text=Buy me a Coffee :3&emoji=&slug=jorchRL&button_colour=40DCA5&font_colour=ffffff&font_family=Comic&outline_colour=000000&coffee_colour=FFDD00" /></a>


<script type="text/javascript">

const blurbs = [
  "*obligatory beg-for-money section*",
  "Do you like my stuff? Do you want to help my keep doing it? With cash!?",
  "I enjoy eating, you know?",
  "Clicky clicky, gimme that coffee!",
  "Send money :D",
  "*begs for money*",
  "*Makes puppy face. Looks at empty wallet*",
  "Quickly! Click that button! No time to explain!"
];

const blurbNode = document.getElementById("blurb")

blurbNode.innerHTML = blurbs[Math.floor(Math.random()*blurbs.length)]

</script>

</pre>

I also made a widget for the crypto addresses:

<pre>

<style type="text/css">

.logo {
  width: 30px;
  height: 30px;
  padding: 5px;
  }
.address-box {
  max-width: 500px;
  display:flex;
  align-items:center;
  }

.address {
  cursor: text;
  min-width: 300px;
  }

</style>

<span>Consider sending me some crypto!</span>

<div id="btc" class="address-box" >
  <input class="address" onclick="this.select()" type="text" readonly="readonly"    spellcheck="false" value="bc1q57j0ltl7y8ah7sqgpdcvganpatk4p2c0nj73gh" >
  <img class="logo" src="<btc logo src>">
</div>

<div id="btc" class="address-box">
  <input class="address" onclick="this.select()" type="text" readonly="readonly" spellcheck="false" value="0x4ad4D62748000239AE9Ca112A6C2390761BF065A" >
  <img class="logo" src="<eth logo src>">
  <img class="logo" src="<bnb logo src>">
  <img class="logo" src="<matic logo src>">

</div>


</pre>

Epilogue

Hopefully you got some ideas for monetization!

See you next time!

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