This is a paid post…

No.  I am not being paid to write this post.  Specifically.  I am however being paid by the ads on the left and right sidebars.  I’ve been running those ads in one form or another since the beginning of this blog.  It hasn’t changed and it most likely wont.  I make a little over $100 a month off of this site and I have others that make more and less.  As a result of that, each and every one of my posts is a “sponsored” post.

That being said, please do not think that I will care much when you contact me complaining about my having done two paid posts through the reviewme service in three days(elsewhere).  Also, I’m not really bothered by the fact that you are “removing” my feed from your feed reader.  If there were a door in this place we call cyberspace, I would gladly show it to you and even be nice enough to make sure it didn’t hit you on your ass on the way out.

You see, every post I write is a paid post.  The fact that I make a little bit more off of a Reviewme post than I do off of a normal one doesn’t make it any more of a paid post than this one.  I’ve monetized my blog and I’m happy with it and the resulting income that I receive for my time.

Any Questions?

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About Shane Ede

Shane Ede is an IT guy by day and a Entrepreneurial Blogger by night. You can follow him here on Thatedeguy or over on Twitter and Google+.


  1. There is a HUGE difference between putting advertising near content and making the content an advertisement.

    I don’t care if you do paid posts so there is no need to debate that part (and doors hitting me or something).

  2. Thatedeguy says


    I think it’s a very fine line that must be walked in saying the content itself is advertising. If it is disclosed and honest(like I try to make mine) then it really doesn’t seem any different from the text links and banner ads that we all see. Now, on the other hand, if it is undisclosed and obviously not honest, that is where I see a big difference.

  3. No questions, bud. Do as you do and let the rest do as they do. Cyberspace can be – um – interesting. 🙂

    (Hope you and your family are fully recovered from whatever bug you had.)

  4. Well said. There really is no *free* internet. So ads, as you are well aware, are a great way to counteract that cost and possible generate a bit of revenue. If someone doesn’t like the ads, its lame to complain to the author of the page… if you don’t like the ads, go somewhere else. Or – better yet, donate money.