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Started blogging with a friend, is it good ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by nepalikto, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. nepalikto

    nepalikto Registered Member

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    I have first started blogging with my local friend to gain some experience
    He has made a deal to share 50 percent of adsense earning .
    but the problem is i am just an author of his blog and i'm planing to create my own blog and apply for adsense
    will any problem arise ?
     
  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Best advice is keep blogging if that brings in revenue... you share the adsense in his name...

    But in this business you need multiple revenue streams so yes get started with your own blog too... with the adsense account in your name...
     
  3. Pow-Pa-Plow

    Pow-Pa-Plow Registered Member

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    Working with a friend often seems like a great idea to many people, they think that "2 heads are better than 1".

    They also think more content = more traffic = more money.

    If you are doing this as a hobby, or for fun, sure go ahead. But it looks like this is more of a business venture to you, and i strongly recommend against it. Sharing Adsense revenue is not only against the T&C guidelines but is also just generally stupid, why would you want to give away 50% of your potential income?

    In general, businesses with friends and family members end up being flushed down the shitter. There are obvious exceptions to this, but one disagreement/fallout and your business will go tits up. Who gets to make the final decision? Who has more control?


    If its his Adsense account then dont bother, if its yours, dont bother sharing profits, just pay him for each article he writes and then forget about it. I am assuming it is his Adsense account, so i would really recommend avoiding sharing "profits".

    Besides, if you are just starting, profits are a very long way away, and you should focus more on doing this for experience, as you mentioned in your post.

    If you are going to write for his blog, either do it for free in return for the experience, or get someone to pay you upfront for your content.
     
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  4. back2form

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    If you are going to start or started already with your friend, then you need not ask suggestion about that here.. This might makes you to think bad / negative on him..

    Good understanding, hard work & interest are the 3 most important things followed by every business partner.. I am 100% sure - it will take any business to the extreme level of success..

    All the BEST!
     
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  5. nepalikto

    nepalikto Registered Member

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    its not against the policy if he want to give it to me
    and u guessed right its his account
     
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    Well said .....!

    My best suggestion keep friends relative away from business don't interlink them....!