Boston Globe finds out you might–someday–be able to make money from blogging! (plus, WIN lets writers own their words again)
Two years after WIN (and three years after Gawker) someone comes up with this crazy idea that bloggers should get paid….
“Eventually, popular writers will be able to earn a living by posting their work and attracting eyeballs to advertisements, said Gather’s founder, 35-year-old technology entrepreneur Tom Gerace.Eventually, popular writers will be able to earn a living by posting their work and attracting eyeballs to advertisements, said Gather’s founder, 35-year-old technology entrepreneur Tom Gerace. “
…. yeah, some day you’ll be able to make living from blogging–it’s crazy! That someday happen a couple of years ago, but who’s counting right? Who wrote this story anyway?!?! So bloggers, to be clear, you could wait for it to happen or you can work with WIN and we’ll pay you and you’ll even own you words.
I did mention at some point we shifted back to letting the authors own their words right? That’s going to be a big advantage we have over traditional media going forward. For example, if the author of the New York Times Style section–or Defamer for that matter–worked at WIN they could keep all their collected words and be able to make a book our of them and keep 100% of the money! Our new model is that we get the online rights for an exclusive period, and that if the writer puts the stuff in print somewhere we get a mention sayins “Originally published at BloggingBaby.” Kind of cool huh? More upside for WIN-bloggers.
Also, back to the article, it’s interesting that the author–who is clearly out of the loop–quotes John but never mentions that he has a competing business–wow!