You may find yourself writing on your website for a couple of months now, maybe even a year. The website is getting considerable traffic and the traffic that arrives is quality traffic that sticks around. If you are in this situation, then it may be best to look into monetizing your website. This will allow you to get paid for the traffic that comes to your website. The process of monetizing doesn’t, in any way, may you feel like your personal writings have a price tag, but they do allow you to make your time more valuable. Below, we will take a look at some of the more popular ways of getting monetization for websites.
This option is considered the easiest to execute. You won’t get as much money from going through the donation route, as going to the other options below. However, your readers will actually appreciate that they aren’t being bombarded with advertisements. If donations will be an option, even if not your own revenue option, then the easiest way of going about this is to look into PayPal. The online company has an option that allows you to create a donations button. When your readers click on that button and offer a donation, the funds will go directly to your PayPal account.
The route of advertisements is the middle route of donations and Google Adsense. This is because you get the personalization of how you get your funds when it comes down to donations. However, you still get the professional advertisements that you may see on other websites. This route also involves a little bit of work when your first begin.
You can have a section or page on your website that allows individuals to purchase spots on your website for ads. When making this page, it’s good to have some option of sign up as well as an outline of your website stats and demographics. It’s also nice to reach to advertising websites, these companies find the advertisements for you and you can choose what goes up. You get paid, set a price and pay a small fee for service.
This option is one of the easiest and most popular way of going about getting advertisement for your website. Google Adsense takes the common content created on the websites and matches it with related advertisements. For example, if you are a WordPress website, Google Adsense will match you with WordPress advertisements and blogging related ads. Google Adsense pays you a set agreed price per click. In addition, Google Adsense is more formalized. You have the opportunity to see which advertisements get clicks and which ones aren’t so popular.
The option to get signed by an advertising company is a big step. This is usually reserved for websites with regularly large traffic. However, getting signed is the biggest guarantee for having a regular income. The act of getting signed will mean that a company will pay you for articles added onto your website.
This is different from contributing to other websites because the content you are being paid for is on your website. The advertising companies will also sign with other companies to have advertisements on your website. In addition, depending on the website’s niche, you may even be eligible for product samples and reviews. A good example of these advertising companies include IZEA’s Social Spark program. This is an option to look into after using the other options shown above.
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Justin Germino says
Donations never worked well for me on any blog except my poetry blog where I ask to donate to support my art. The next time I run a donation I will do to raise money for a charity.
AdSense works if you have lots of traffic or have very niche blog in keywords that pay high CPC rating, you can kind of do research to see what works. I didn’t break over $25 per month with AdSense until I had more than 15k visits per month.
If you are a blogger who doesn’t mind doing sponsored reviews or including an advertiser link in your post, and you are a small blogger but your site has a PR1 or later you may want to start with PayU2Blog, within my first 30 days of starting up my first blog I was making about $90 per month with them. You write a post and include a link in each post but the post can be about anything. I later moved fully to IZEA services like SocialSpark / PayPerPost but those require your blog to have higher PR (2+) or much more traffic to get some decent offers.
Emmanuel Banks says
Hello Justin, Thanks for the comment.
I can agree that donations usually work with art related blogs. It seems more appealing to give money to support your art whether than “donating” for a writing-only blog. That’s a great move to donate the earnings to charity. However, all of these ways to monetize a WordPress best work with a higher traffic rate. Thanks for commenting
Suresh Khanal says
Thank you both of you Justin and Emmanuel.
I tried a few monetization options and adsense is doing fine for me. $300/month is not a bad money in this part of world.
Affiliate also earns a bit. I sold a few wordpress plugins and a couple of hostgator hosting brought some money in.
Recently I’m looking into Amazon. Though the commission is 4% or 6%, I hope it can work some good for me.
Never knew about PayU2Blog and IZEA. Certainly going to look on them.
Tuan Do says
It appears that your sites are doing very well for Adsense. Traffic is the most important factor to increase the Adsense earnings and I have no idea to boost the traffic as it is too consistent at the moment.
I’ve also sold some stuffs on Amazon and the commission rate has been increased to 6%, it is too bad that the rate will be reset each month.
Btw, I saw you were listing seommotips on Flippa, how is the sale going?
Justin Germino says
I don’t own seommotips that site isn’t mine and I am not selling it. Yeah the commission reset of Amazon is a bit of a bummer.
Suresh Khanal says
Hahaa there was a bit confusion Justin. Perhaps, Tuan was asking me.
Yes Tuan, traffic is everything and everybody is after it. PS Exam and ICT Trends are earning better than others in Adsense for me.
I’m listed SEOMMOTIPS but it appears people aren’t interested unless they see some good earning. Because SEOMMOTIPS does not use any ad so no revenue, there are no bids yet. I’m thinking about injecting some ads, and list it again with revenue proof after some time.