Affiliate marketing is literally an example of ‘make money while you sleep’ technique. If you are from the Indian subcontinent and you target US audience, the saying becomes reality (only when you work hard when you are awake).
Most of you know affiliate marketing as a one-time commission method. But there’s obviously more to it that you can utilize to make endless money oozing out.
Just imagine a scenario: You get out of bed, and open your laptop, check your email, and see lots of notifications: “You’ve Been Issued a Payment.”
Wow! Overnight, you’ve made hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars. Money gets credited in your bank account while you nap. And what’s the secret to this? It’s “Blogging”
Started your own blog since you’ve heard it’s an easy way to earn money without sweating, but unaware of how to actually make money via blogging? Keep on reading! This handy guide will shed limelight to explore the simple yet effective ways to monetize your blog.
No matter what niche your blog is, whether it’s a hobby blog, a personal blog or your business blog, making money with a blog is 100% possible! There are over a dozen methods which were used to monetize blogs based on the niche.
My this post is a newly updated version of my previously covered post, titled 9 Best Methods To Make Money Without Google AdSense. In this post, I have added trendy new ways to monetize your blog and also updated few previously covered points.
Below is a rundown on some of the strategies used by few of the famous bloggers. Don’t get depressed if one method doesn’t work out for you just have a try to other method and build upon that!
From the name itself, you can easily guess how you earn money from your blog using this method. Yeah, you’re right! You get paid for every click a visitor makes on these ads. The profit you gain via Pay Per Click (PPC) ads vary depending on the amount of traffic your blog gets. Only a small percentage of visitors will click on these ads, so to earn a lot of money from them you will need a lot of traffic.
The design of your website plays an important role in increasing the Click through Rate (CTR). There are certain parts of your website which are more valuable and gains more attention from site visitors, so you can place the ads there to increase CTR.
For instance: To increase the chance of someone clicking the ads, consider putting a PPC at the beginning and end of articles/blog posts highly recommend. If on the other hand, you place these ads at the foot of the page where not one person can see them, then nobody will click on them.
Creating a new account with Google AdSense is the first step to start monetizing your blog. Through this program, companies can promote their ads at a comparatively cheaper cost while website or blog owners can make money displaying those ads. In this advertising, everyone earns money and businesses get a chance to bring their products/services right in front of their target audience.
While Google AdSense might not make you rich overnight, it’s a simple and useful tool for amateur bloggers. Once you sign up for an account, you can basically attach any kind of blog you want to it and start getting paid.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an amateur blogger or a veteran blogger, you might be aware of the method “Affiliate Marketing”. Affiliate Marketing is a great way to monetize your blog just by placing affiliate links to your content.
For Example: If you have a fashion blog, you could research affiliate programs that contain products related to fashion field (Cosmetics, Fashion Boutique etc.) If someone wants people to advertise their new makeup product, you could write a blog with a title “How to Choose the Right Cosmetics for Your Skin?” and at the end of the post, you could promote their affiliate product.
With this type of advertising method, you can get a commission with every sale that resulted from your recommendation. You can use affiliate marketing via ad networks like Amazon Associates or else you can also create private memberships with others advertisers.
Pay per referral program will add dollars to your wallet in a second! Depending on the advertisement program you are using, you can look for referral programs and refer your readers to that program. From cash back shopping portals, to survey sites, to job placement services, every item on this list will pay you to refer your site visitors – anywhere from $0.10 to $5,000!
Writing eBook is very popular nowadays! With the ever-increasing eReaders such as the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle, selling your own digital products online is a great way to earn money via blogging.
You could write an eBook about almost anything related to home interior design, tutorials, online courses etc. You can sell your digital products via the Apple iStore or on Amazon. You can sell it directly on your website as well! This way you get 100% of the sale price and traffic to your website.
Apart from eBooks, you can sell other digital products including:
Yes! You can earn more money via email marketing by sending tricky newsletters to subscribers with call-to-action! When people register to become a member, you get their email address. When people sign up to your weekly newsletter, you get their email address.
When a new member subscribes to join your list, they are redirected to a thank you page that would ask them to check their email and confirm the subscription. After confirming and verifying the subscription, you can send daily/weekly newsletters and emails to your subscribers; by this, you encourage your site visitors returning back to your website.
You can write detailed reviews about products and publish them on your site. Make sure to review products that are related to your website, as you are catering to your target audience. There is no value writing a detailed review about a gardening tool if your website is about SEO trends.
Regular sponsored or paid reviews can ruin your content quality. Don’t get too much attracted towards paid posts. Maintain your content quality.
Creating online courses and tutorials would be a great idea to earn money by charging people a membership fee (a fixed amount). These courses could be about anything and could include podcasts, videos, tutorials, etc.
Present your talent as an Online Course to your visitors.
For Instance: If you’re a great programmer or website designer, you could set up a one-week online training on how to be a better website designer. Make sure to make videos describing all the coding techniques that you might need, strategies that help achieve excellent user-friendly web design etc.
While creating the tutorial video, keep in mind that the information that you offer to your paying customers is different to any free content that you offer on your site.
As like paid memberships, private forums can be created to cater the needs of your site visitors. You can simply add a forum inside your WordPress blog using WP plugins.
Forum members can pay a monthly fee to access the forum, join communities and interact with the other forum members. There are many free forums out there, so to make the members access your account for fixed fee, you need to provide excellent, informative content that isn’t available elsewhere.
Based on your niche, you can start selling ad space to advertisers once you get a certain traffic volume. As mentioned earlier, there are certain places on your website where you will receive more attention from site visitors. You can sell these spaces to advertisers to promote their products/services. By this, you can add more dollars to your bank account!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this guide on making money with your blog. There are many other monetization strategies you can try with your own blog – the above-mentioned are just the most popular ones that tend to generate a lot of income for a lot of popular bloggers!
Don’t just read my post and dream about making money from your blog! Take the right action on what we’ve been discussing in this post and put it into action.
Start earning more money without satisfying the comfort of your own home!
$50 – $100 for a single click!!
Am I kidding? Or am I going crazy?
No, I am not kidding, neither am I crazy.
So, how does one can earn $50 – $100 for a single click on AdSense? That’s exactly what you are going to read here.
But before we dive into the core of this post, let me ask you one thing. Do you have an AdSense account? If not, don’t go for it right away. You should check these things to consider before applying for AdSense.
As you might have guessed, we need SEMRush here. We will be stealing the keywords of competitors using SEMRush.
Step 1: You have to collect the URLs of your competitors first. Just have a Google search. If blogging is your niche, go for make money blogging or any other popular keywords.
You have to pick those sites with less authority because it is hard to beat sites like quicksprout.com.
Step 2: Open a spreadsheet or notepad to paste the URLs there. You can save the file to expand the list for future use.
Step 4: Can’t you see a field there? Enter a domain of your competitor there and press Enter. Have a look at the organic keywords section. Click on Full Report.
Step 5: You will get a list of all keywords your competitor ranking. A click on the CPC sorts the list in the decreasing order of CPC. You must give preference to long tail keywords.
Step 6: Open Notepad or a new spreadsheet to insert chosen keywords. You can specify CPC if you want.
Step 7: As you piled up enough keywords, you can start writing search-engine friendly articles. Don’t go for keyword stuffing or anything blackhat.
You know what? AdSense needs organic traffic more than you imagine. So, read how to increase traffic to your blog.
I hope you know how to find high CPC keywords using SEMRush now.
What are you waiting for?
There are thousands of golden keywords waiting for you. Create an account and explore them NOW.
You want to make money, don’t you?
One of the best and popular ways for making money is Google AdSense. It is a platform that brings publishers and advertisers together under one roof. Making money using Google AdSense is all every blogger’s first choice while starting up with blogging.
But let me ask you one question. Do you have an AdSense account? Most probably, you don’t! And, that’s exactly why you are here, reading this article.
You might have tried many times and miserably failed. Nonetheless, this time, you are going to get a Google AdSense account.
In this article, I am going to walk you through the things to do before applying for AdSense.
Google is very strict about AdSense publishers that your account will get terminated soon after you do any fraudster activity or violet any rules. And, you can’t even get an account without a proper website.
So, here we go; things you must do before you apply for Google Adsense.
Content is king, it surely is!
Google as the whole gives the greatest significance to the content quality. So, you won’t get AdSense approved if you have low-quality content on your blog.
One of the main aspects of getting an AdSense account is to have high-quality content. When you write something, make sure you cover everything about it, giving no room for confusions.
Most important thing you should care about is the uniqueness. If you are a person who hires writers, you should use any plagiarism checker tools to ensure the 90-100% uniqueness.
Google hates duplicate content.
You should show your identity on your blog to get Google AdSense approval. Even if you want AdSense for your event or niche blog, you must apply to your public blog. And later after approval, you can show ads on whichever sites you want.
An about us page simply describes who is the person behind a particular blog. You can tell about yourself and your motive behind starting the blog there. Don’t make it too short and too long as well.
Just tell how you ended up creating the blog. And, don’t try to cook up anything about you and insert in the about section. It will do more harm than any good.
How much content do you need for AdSense?
Do you have this confusion?
Well, there is no specific number of posts one should have on his blog to get AdSense approved. But I recommend you should post a decent amount of content before you even think about applying for Google AdSense.
As long as your content quality is good, AdSense won’t reject your application even though you don’t have many articles posts in your blog.
I think about 20 articles will do the job. And, you should care about the length of the content as well. Each of your articles should have 600+ words in it. Fresh and unique content always win the game. Do not start your game play with copied content.
You may argue it isn’t needed. But I always recommend bloggers to unveil their email address on the About-Us page or somewhere on the website.
Google wants to know you are transparent and value user experience. In order to make it easy for the readers to reach out to you, having email ID shown on the website is mandatory.
The best place to show the same is the About-Us page. While you talk about yourself, providing email address doesn’t look weird there.
There may be exceptions! But you shouldn’t use images from any other sources.
Copying image is a form of plagiarism and as I said earlier, Google will not like you for doing that.
Always try to create unique images. When you write a tutorial, take screenshots by yourself. In case you want to post an infographic from a website, make sure you give proper credits.
If you have no other ways than using an image from another website, I recommend you should edit it. You can crop and change the color of the arrows and pointers to make it look unique. Obviously, you will not face any copyright warning thereafter.
As a person who wants to know how to apply for Google AdSense account, you must check your content type. Google doesn’t approve websites with sensitive and explicit content (pornography, pirated software, hacking, cracking etc.).
And, they have an acclaimed list of languages. If your website is in a language which is not supported by AdSense, I am sorry to say that you can’t show ads there.
At present, AdSense only supports ad serving in this language. The AdSense product interface and Help Center are not currently available in this language.
Make it easy for people to contact you.
A Contact-Us page is one of the prominent Google AdSense requirements. Google forms help you create forms if you are not using WordPress.
For WordPress platform, there are many WordPress plugins available for this purpose.
By nice, I don’t mean flamboyant. Just choose any minimalistic theme or SEO optimized themes with a top navigation that brings your audience to different categories and pages. That would do the trick.
AdSense team gives supreme importance to the better navigation. And, they will give you the exact reason behind rejection if your blog lacks a navigation element.
AdSense has different eligibility rules for few Asian countries from long ago. As for countries like China and India, there is a requirement for users before applying for AdSense. Your domain age should be at least 6 months old if you want to apply for Google AdSense.
Has your site been active for at least six months?
In some locations, including China and India, we require your site to have been active for at least six months before it will be considered. We’ve taken this step to ensure the quality of our advertising network and protect the interests of our advertisers and existing publishers.
Beside this eligibility requirement, there are blogs with less than 6 months old age are also getting approved. They must have focused on other strong requirements for AdSense or they could be regularly updated their blog with fresh content.
Always use root domain before applying for AdSense. Never try to use any subdomains for Adsense as they are not accepted by AdSense.
Apply with root domain only “Yourdomainname.com” no subdomain “blog.yourdomainname.com“.
Many users try to redirect a good amount of traffic from their other websites to the one for which they want to apply for AdSense. Traffic is not required to get approved by AdSense. AdSense team never check for traffic count while approving any AdSense account and it is sure.
So redirecting traffic to get approved by AdSense will not be helpful.
This one is not considered as an official requirement in AdSesne terms, but it’s always considered a better precaution to avoid any rejection. There are many available ad-networks alternatives to Google AdSense. (Revenue hits, BidVertiser, Chitika, Clicksor, etc)
I suggest you to avoid placing any other alternative ad-networks to Google AdSense while applying for AdSense. And keep them disabled on your blog till you get any response from AdSense team about your account approval or rejection.
So always make sure to disable all other ad-networks before applying for AdSense.
I have shared 13 things to do before applying for Google AdSense. Apart from these, you should be 18+ to get an account.
In case you have any doubt regarding this article, you can reach out to me using the comment section down below. I will be more than glad to help you out.
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No, you don’t need Google AdSense to make money online!
If you are a person who thinks AdSense is mandatory to earn decent income via online, you are dead wrong. There are many ways through which you can make a handful of money without using AdSense.
I know you have no idea what I am talking about. That’s why I have coined all the AdSense-less methods together in this post.
So, are you ready to find out how to make money without AdSense? Here you go!
I have listed out all the methods below to help you earn a decent monthly income.
One of the best (if not, the best) methods to make money online is affiliate marketing. Unlike AdSense, you won’t need massive traffic to earn decent money. With right kind of targeting, you can make $$$$ with a few daily visits.
Finding it difficult to choose a Profitable Niche for Affiliate Marketing?
The idea is you use your own blog or other publishing media to promote others’ products. Once anyone buys from your referral link, you will get a specific percentage of their revenue as the commission. Most of the digital products and e-commerce vendors have affiliate programs.
You can also join affiliate marketplaces like ShareASale and CommissionJunction.
Have you heard of sponsored reviews? You can use them to make money without AdSense.
First, you need a popular blog to get started with sponsored reviews. Brands will reach out to you for getting their products reviewed on your blog. If you don’t have a popular site, they will never do it.
Most of the times, they will ask you for a do-follow a link. I don’t think there will be any adverse effects for giving occasional do-follow links. Beside do-follow and Nofollow links prices vary, as an only do-follow link has a value as the backlink.
The price of sponsored post solely depends on your site traffic and matrices like Alexa Rank and DA.
Do you have any specific skill like writing or designing? If you have, you can sell them appropriately to make a ransom.
Say you are a writer. Then, you can promote your service on your blog and, design a Hire Me page to acknowledge you give writing service. But make sure you write high-quality content lest no one will give a damn about you.
You can also go for SEO, coaching and consulting services to make a good amount of money. The trick is the way you promote your service. It is possible to promote services inside your blog posts effectively. But don’t overdo it.
Do you know? Even a single backlink can do wonders in search results. That’s why people are always willing to pay $$$ for a single backlink from a high-quality site.
When you think your blog has become an authority and you don’t want to earn from AdSense, you can try your hands on contextual and sitewide links.
Beware! Giving massive and not-relevant links regularly will bring your blog to danger. So, you must weave proper content to back up the link. Moreover, I don’t recommend you should go behind sitewide.
You can sell anything online. Have you got a new cell phone? What about selling your old one?
Maybe, you can set up an e-commerce site and sell something (maybe, customized T-Shirts). In case you are a blogger, you can write an e-book on the strategies you use to popularize your blog. Don’t price ebook vigorously, though.
Amazon and Ebay are two good places using which you can sell goods. They will take some processing fees. But overall, they are profitable.
Many authority blogs successfully earn a lot of money by giving exclusive membership to their audience. You can also try the same.
Once you make your mind create a membership part, make sure you have enough content to provide the members. If you don’t have any exclusive and valuable materials, you will feel it hard to earn something over time.
For WordPress, you can make the process of creating the membership section easier with the help of dedicated plugins.
If you think advertisement is the best-earning method and you are not able to create Google AdSense account, you should try out its alternatives. Though the CPC and earning potential are less than that of the Google product, you won’t be disappointed.
You can sign up for Infolinks, Revenuehits, Buysellads, Propellerads etc.
Make sure you don’t integrate pop-up and pop-over ads because they disturb your visitors and, they will never come back to your site.
You are a single Google search away from many alternatives. They will help you make money without AdSense.
Do you have a flair for writing? Then, you can write an ebook on any of your favorite topics and sell the same via your blog.
As I said earlier, the success stays in the way you promote the ebook. You can use any methods to bring sales. One of the best ways I think is to have an affiliate program. And then, tell about your ebook to your fellow bloggers. Maybe, you can give them a review copy as well.
Did Adsense ban your website?
Don’t worry! You can also earn money from your blog by selling ad spaces on your blog.
You need to show ‘display your ads here’ banners on your sidebars. You can also create an ‘Advertise’ page with the terms and conditions for advertisers.
Given that your website gets a decent number of daily page views, you will get people pay to you within no time.
You have got nine ways to make money without AdSense.
I don’t mean you should follow each method. Just read them and decide which one is the best for you. Maybe, you can concentrate on multiple ways. But you should be good at them.
Do you make money online? If you do, share your method here in the comment section down below.
Is your blog is making good with your current ad network? If not then, its time for you to try some other Ad networks, having a different kind of nature. There are plenty of ad networks available out there, but sorting out a perfect one for your blog is always a difficult job. As ad networks have types like CPC, CPM and more.
Always considered few things like a number of page views, traffic and your blog’s category before applying for any new ad networks. As ads earning depends on these basic things mostly.
In this article, I have shortlisted a list of ad networks which is most considered and best recommended for new bloggers or small publishers. Quality content is key to your earning slab. The higher the content quality the higher will be your earning slab and this is for sure.
In ad network industry there are many ad networks which sometimes fraud with you by not paying you your earned amount, even after reaching minimum payout limit. So awareness is always important before starting any new ad networks.
In this article, I have shortlisted 9 trustworthy ad networks for new bloggers and publishers. These are the best-recommended ad networks in the industry which will boost your earning and will make payments on time.
Google AdSense offers a way for website owners to earn money from their Blogs/websites. AdSense works by matching text and display ads to you on the basis of the content and visitors. AdSense is a free, simple way to earn money by showing targeted ads next to the online content. With AdSense, you can show relevant and engaging ads to your site visitors and even make to order the look and feel of ads to match your website.
It helps publishers to produce more revenues. The innovative performance Base Ad Network was made to help publishers to convert online assets consisting of toolbars, websites and search widgets. Revenue hits allow all WordPress publishers, big and small to become and have the knowledge of the next generation of online advertising.
BidVertiser is a company that puts ads on the blog or site. They provide a wide variety of various ads that you can decide what to put on the blog or website.
Chitika is a search-targeted advertising network that works around a system of pay per click. It is very good for online writers who are finding to leverage their content so that they can earn some money from it without charging it directly from their readers.
It is one of the most effective ways to extend the customers that are targeted. Clicksor offers e-commerce resolutions to its clients in the parts of the high quality design, programming, technical expertise and innovation in marketing.
It is a global advertising platform that gives solutions for both advertisers and publishers. Advertising with Infolinks means providing brand messages to engaged users.
AdCash is an advertising trading platform that offers a simple, operational way for publishers to earn money.
It is the best paying advertising network. A pop-up ad is an advertisement that is shown in a new browser window.
Viglink is a traffic monetization service that is mainly used for publishers, forums, and bloggers.
Google AdSense is the highest ad networks and is a WordPress plugin that facilitates users to use Google products in a convenient manner comprising of Webmaster tools along with the word press site.
If you find any other ad networks works perfectly for you and you think it would be good to share it with other users, do let us know about it under comments. Sharing information is always helpful.
Let us know your experience after this article reading. Keep sharing and keep caring.