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Blog Review: The Million Dollar Experiment Heads Down Under

The Million Dollar Experiment Heads Down Under

Description of site:
New Zealander Rob StGeorge has set out on a quest to see if it's possible to make a million dollars using a free blog site. This blog is record of his progress to date.

One of the standard Blogger in beta rounders templates with a custom header.

Neatly organised with a good flow of focused posts. I particularly like the regular progress reports.

Navigation and Functionality:
Sidebar links and blog archive.

Just as you'd expect advertising is a very key part of the Million Dollar Experiment. This blog is monetised by Google AdSense, Blogsvertise, Blogitive and Money4blogs. Rob also includes a donate button at the end of every regular post.

I've been following Rob's experiment since the outset and have been intrigued by his different money making strategies and hooked on his regular updates. He's not quite a millionaire yet, but he's slogging away making a little every day. I hate to sound negative, but I think even Rob would acknowledge that the chances of him becoming a millionaire are somewhere between slim and non-existent. At least in the meantime he is providing a valuable testing service and feedback on the different monetisation schemes available. If you would like to earn a little from your blogging – not a fortune, but enough to cover your hosting and other expenses – you could do a lot worse than checking out his recommendations. Some people will disagree with this type of blog on principle but at least it is open, honest and does exactly what it says on the tin.

Despite being regularly updated Million Dollar Experiment is still fairly new, lacking in content and progress is slow. Notwithstanding this it has a regular following of loyal comment leavers and is well publicised in the directories. Its new status, lack of depth and slow progress to date are reflected in the rating I award. I am also mindful that some readers will see it as just another distracting money making blog. I wish Rob every success in his continuing mission and hope he has the perseverance to see it through.



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