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So I heard an awesome podcast the other day with a really cool study.
It was so good in fact that I’ve linked to it right here:
The biggest takeaway was that bloggers who earn $2,000-$7,500 per month make up their income with 35% of their income from Ads on average.
That is massive!! Over a third of their income comes from adverts… on average!
Once bloggers start earning more than $7,500 per month they are not so reliant on ads and spend more time focusing on affiliate marketing and creating courses.
But this made me realize… I’m almost 6 months in and I don’t have any ads!
And if you want to make more than $2,000 per month from your blog… you’re gonna need them!
Check this out…
With that, shall we?
That is the right question amigo!
You generally get paid in one of 2 ways:
Different networks will pay your website in different ways so it’s important to work out how much you will get paid i.e. Adsense will pay roughly $2 RPM. This means if you have 10,000 page views a month you will receive $20.
This begs the question…
Now, I can almost hear your mind saying…
“But adverts will make my website look tacky, is it really worth it for a few dollars?!”
You may have a point but here are 4 BIG reasons why you should use adverts ASAP:
You can also help to connect people with a great product! As long as the ads you have are related to what you write about and useful.
The main thing to remember is that if you are providing quality content consistently your readers generally won’t mind having some ads on the page. In fact, a lot of them will be happy that you are getting paid if it means you can spend more time giving them quality content!
We will look at the pros and cons of using different advertising networks in this article.
And since the majority of income from ads comes from 4 networks we will look at ONLY these 4 (note there are others):
Content must comply with Adsense policies ideally a blog over 6 months old
No offensive or negative content
10,000 page views per month
25,000 page views per month
100,000 page views per month
Must have U.S. based majority
There’s a couple of charts that pretty much sums this all up…
As you can see, over 1 in 5 bloggers making over $2k+ per month use Adsense. But only 2% of the overall income from adverts is paid from Adsense.
The point is…
When you qualify to apply to other networks, do it!!
You will just be leaving money on the table otherwise and you can easily see a 2-3 times increase in your advertising income! Plus you will provide better quality adverts that may actually help your audience.
Are you beginning to see how important it is to monetise your website with adverts?
The 5 best ad networks for bloggers are:
Bloggers starting out should use Adsense ASAP.
Once you hit the requirements of MediaVine you should change to this network as soon as possible.
If you are in the “food” or “mummy” niche you should focus on getting over 100,000 page views per month to really benefit from using AdThrive.
And do you begin to notice that content is ALWAYS king?
If you write posts that help your readers it will increase your page views per month and they will not mind putting up with a couple of ads at the side.
Keep changing for the better
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P.P.S. If you have any questions or thoughts please feel free to drop a comment below… or send me a message on WA here
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I have been living a life following “the script”. I grew up in England, went to school, university and then got a job as a teacher. I bought a house and got married (obviously the best decision of my life as my wife, Sarah, is possibly the greatest human being on the planet!) But I’ve always felt like there is more to life than just waking up and going to work for someone else. I have been blogging since mid-2017. I am now on a journey to put the pieces of the puzzle for making money online. I would love to help as many people as possible that are looking to make money online to free up their time.