There are many ways to make money with a blog. Here I am sharing some of the best methods which I used in all my blogs to make money.
Your online success not only depends on your content but also the right monetization methods you choose.
For example, Pay-Per-Click networks give better result in fashion related blog but works less in technical related blogs.
Always pick the right one which works with your niche and audience.
So it is better to start monetizing your blog after having some good quality content and traffic.
PPC (Pay Per Click ) Publisher Programs
PayPerClick networks work well with all kinds of blogs. If you have more content to monetize you can earn more.
You will get paid for each valid click from your blog. So you need a huge audience (likely from search engines) and text-based content to get more money.
Google AdSense is the best PPC network. Sign up with google AdSense when your blog is up and have some quality content.
Once your application is approved you can run AdSense code on your blog. They will provide contextual ads (either text or images) relevant to your blog.
If you have more content to monetize, the more you can earn from Google AdSense.
The profitability depends on the niche, traffic, ad placement and on your blog.
Read more about Making Money with Google AdSense.
Chitika is the best AdSense alternative. Chitika accepts small as well as large publishers. They offer search targeted, mobile and local ads.
New Chitika AppCenter 0ffers more ad types, so publishers can earn more from their blog.
Sign up process is easy and they will approve good quality blogs within a day. Now Chitika supports almost all countries and you can effectively monetize your non-US traffic.
One drawback of Chitika is their ad is not working well with all niches.
Other PPC publisher networks
CPM(Cost Per Mille ) Publisher Programs
The CPM ( Cost Per Mille) model works better for high traffic blogs. You will get paid for each 1000 impressions. Most of the CPM networks offer the best rate for US/Canada traffic.
Check out the Best CPM Publisher Networks and earn from each page impressions.
In Text advertising inserts text link ads in your content usually in the form of double-underline hyperlinks. Whenever a user hovers the mouse, a floating bubble opens with an advertisement.
If clicked, the visitor is directed to the advertiser’s landing page and you earn advertising revenue; otherwise, when the mouse is moved away from the hyperlink, the ads disappear.
Infolinks is a leading in-text advertisement networks. They offer 70% of the revenue share to their publishers. Read more about the Infolinks publisher program.
Banner Ad sale
Once your blog got the good traffic you can consider banner ad sale. You can fix your own price and sell ad space.
Keep in mind that the advertisers may consider your Alexa rank, your page rank and the quality of traffic before choosing your blog. So it is better to start banner ad sale after establishing your blog.
BuySellAds is a good place to start banner ad sale.
You can also consider direct banner ad sale from your blog. You can use the komoona Ads plugin for your WordPress blog.
Affiliate marketing is the process of selling other people’s product or services on the internet for a commission.
It’s a very simple process because you only need to share a link in your blog. When someone buys a product by clicking your link, you will get a commission.
This is the best income stream for my blog. But remember! Banners never make a sale. Read more about affiliate marketing and the better place to start affiliate marketing.
Sponsored review is a good way to earn money from your blog. But you will lose credibility if you are not ethical about it. If you write a paid review you need to disclose it to your readers.
All this option will work only if you have targeted traffic. So concentrate more on your content and search engine traffic.