I wrote a blog post a while back on organizing your notebook. It really blew up and has been featured by lifehacker, fastcompany and a ton of other sites. It now ranks number one on google for terms such as “organize notebook”, “how to…” etc. and pulls in 40,000 uniques a month.
In the begining it pulled in a lot of the design crowd as I promoted it in their usual stomping grounds but now it’s just a totally mixed bag and seems to have served it’s purpose.
It seems a waste to let it just sit there so I’m now wondering if I should try and monetize it and use the funds for much needed content marketing efforts. Not expecting to get rich but hey every little counts.
I’ve been thinking I could perhaps sprinkle in a few amazon referral links relevant to the post in a section entitled “The tools I use” such as
- This awesome never goes blunt japanese mechanical pencil
- These great muji notebooks
- Or this book which recently caught my eye
Here’s a few things that could make it worthwhile
- the post always prompts “Can’t wait to try this out” in a lot of comments so a trip to amazon is a logical next step.
- the sale price of the recommended products is 10~20$ so not too low and not too high
- I do have the traffic.
The bad point is obviously how affiliate links may come across on the blog of a bootstrapped product . I’d of course be forthright about the links and wouldn’t foolishly try and hide that fact.
What do you think?