I have been thinking and exploring.. I know there are professional bloggers out there, but what if we can really collect some money from our blog, since so much effort been done on it.
Either we like it or not, tech blogger like me is helping companies with free advertisements. So far, I have been writting evaluations about the following companies:
1. Maxis, Celcom, Digi
3. IBM, Microsoft, SUN.
6. Google, Yahoo, MSN.
7. Many more.
It is without doubt that having contents related to such companies also helps to raise its popularity. For instance, using Yahoo, if you search for "hotlink active 5", you would be landed with a result from IT-Sideways at the fifth spot. So yeah, I actually have some real traffics coming from nowhere due to my contents. This also bring about the issue of whether writting quality content is more important than famous content.
And to make money from these companies, firstly we need to investigate the cyber law. One thing is very important, we need to investigate the legality of write-up on others behalf. If it is legal, then we need to find out to what extend we can write about them which makes us not liable for any legal proceedings. I think Cyberlaw is regulated by MCMC.
If all goes well, then we can make money from them.
1. We can deliberately write something which is not accurate. Those companies' PR might have to login to pay in order to provide for comments.
2. There must always be a free comment part, thus what we can do is that whoever wants to claim as PR of that company, they would have to login first. Non-login's comment would be condoned as unprofessional.
For instance, we can write that "Hotlink Active 5" allows for 3 favourite numbers to be registered. Then Maxis PR would come in and correct it "Hotlink Active 5" allows for 5 favourtie number.
I am sure this would stir up a lot of issues. Why don't we try, maybe we can land on front page of newspaper?