Display third-party ads on your site. Add text-based or image-based ads to
your site and get paid every time a user clicks on one. Google’s AdSense
Program is the most popular solution for publishers. Others
include Infolinks, Chitika, and Media.net. Sell your own ad space. Why give a chunk of your profits to Google when you
can strike a deal with advertisers directly? Well, it’s a lot more work – work
that could easily outweigh any increase in revenue. But if advertising is
important to your business and you want to get more “hands on,” going it
alone is worth investigating. Services like BuySellAds make going it alone a
little less lonely. Attract site sponsors. Technically, sponsors give you money to support the
running of your business (in exchange for a nice shiny banner pointing back to
their site). In practical terms, there’s little difference between a regular display
ad and an “ad” from a sponsor. As your site grows, potential sponsors may
contact you directly. Or you can reach out to them yourself once you have
sufficient traffic to pique their interest. Host surveys. This won’t be for everyone but may be worth trying out if you
can’t find better ways to monetize. The idea? Hide the bulk of your content
from users until they have completed a simple survey. Once they have,
they’re free to read the article and you earn a few cents from Google.
Visit Google Consumer Surveys for details. Send your audience to related content on other pinguino review . The idea is simple:
display other people’s content on your site and get paid for clicks. Think of it
like hosting ads, but instead of promoting products you promote other articles.
See Nster for more.
Bottom line? Renting out your real estate is attractive because it’s “easy money” – no
awkward customers to deal with, no products to develop, no worries about tight
On the pinguino review, income is rarely as large as publishers hope or expect (unless they
have gazillions of visitors in a commercial niche). And it’s easy to make your site look
tacky if you overdo it.
2. Promote Other People’s Products
There are two essential differences between this monetization method and the last…
1. With ads, you’re paid “per click” (or sometimes “per thousand impressions”).
When you promote products as an affiliate, you normally receive a percentage
of any sale (meaning if there’s no sale, you’re not compensated).
2. Affiliate recommendations are precisely that: pinguino review. With ads,
you’re not endorsing the products, merely placing them in front of your
Because you put your reputation on the line with affiliate products, it’s crucial that
you’re familiar with the products (and actually do recommend them!).
Familiarity also allows you to write about the product in an original and helpful way. Details: