Whether you want to admit it or not, you care about money. You probably make the majority of your income working nine to five or doing some sort of Internet thing, but why not try and make a few bucks by placing some ads on your blog?
You may hate the idea of placing ads on your blog and may find it a bit cheesy, but there is really nothing wrong with it. The only caveat to that is if you start a brand new blog and start throwing up ads from day one, people may start hating. However, after you grow your audience you should definitely start popping up ads. You won’t loose any traction by throwing up ads after you are established; just look Shoemoney, John Chow, TechCrunch, and Engadget.
None of these blogs lost any traction by placing up ads and if you’re worried about it just keep in mind that many blogs even have too many ads. The thing is, I have not seen any blogs lose traction by popping up ads and if you feel that ads have lost have lost you some readers then you are probably doing something wrong besides the ads.
So the question I have for you isn’t whether you should be placing ads on your blog, but instead when should you start placing ads on your blog and how many ads should you place?