In this post I will tell you some efficient ways to monetize you blog.
- The best way to monetize a blog or website is by Google AdSense. It's a CPC/CPM based advertising company, in other words you get paid when someone clicks on the ads and you also get paid whenever you get thousand views. The price of a click varies from $0.01 to sometimes even $5 per ad click. It is the only way to get a good earning and also the easiest but sometimes it's pretty hard to get accepted by Google for monetizing. They check so many things on a website, If they find even a little risk of producing invalid clicks on your site they will ban you forever and there is no way to out-smart or get around Google. In AdSense's eyes, the Advertisers are more valuable than their Publishers. In short, If you have a good website or blog with decent amount of traffic you should apply for AdSense first. Sign up for AdSense here.
- The second best way to earn money from you blog or website is direct-advertising. Here are some websites that work as an intermediary between you and the advertiser:
Sign up on any of the websites above and fill in all the information about your site including how much you want to sell the ad space for, the ad size and placement as well. This method usually works extremely well, actually even better than AdSense but it requires you to have large amounts of page views per month and your website must be at least 3 months old. Most advertisers like to advertise on proper domains (www.example.com) and avoid advertising on sub-domains (www.example.wordpress.com) so, if you own a blog then it will need to have a good search ranking and followers to get advertisers to notice your site. Also, sometimes it takes a lot of time till someone buys your ad space.
- Affiliate marketing is another way to make money from your blog or website. Once you sign up on an affiliate network they will give you the ad code of their products and whenever someone buys the product then you will be paid some percentage of the money. It doesn't always work well but when it does it pays good. In order to make money through this method you will need to write reviews of the products your showing ads of to somehow convince the reader to buy it through the link of the product on your site. Following are some good affiliate networks:
Amazon Affiliate Program
- The third way is only for very popular websites which have more than 500,000 page views per month. All you need to do is make a new tab or page on your website and name it "Advertise Here" or "Advertise on my site" or something similar. This page will be for people or companies that are interested in advertising on your site. This page will help them better understand your site like, what type of audience it reaches to, number of followers, monthly page views and other information that will convince them to advertise on your site. Also, don't forget to place a contact E-mail for them to contact you about prices etc.