There are several methods bloggers can use to monetize their blog. You can choose to monetize your blog through ad networks (also known as ad providers) or direct advertisement or you can choose not to run ads at all on your blog and still make money from it. However, it is difficult to make money without running ads on your blog and it requires some amount of hard work from your part if you want to make it happen.
You can read my article on how to make money with your blog to know the various methods you can utilize, to start earning from your blog or to increase your revenue.
Ad providers makes it easier to make money from your blog. In this post I will be sharing with you guys some of the ad networks that you can use to monetize your self-hosted WordPress blog, and I believe you should try them out and start making money from your self-hosted WordPress blog.
There are several ad providers out there but the ones on this list are the ones have had the opportunity to work with.
Some of these ad providers have some kind of limitations, like amount of traffic per month, minimum payout etc, so you should read through and figure out which one of them best suit you.
List of Ad Providers to make money from self-hosted WordPress websites:
Google AdSense is a contextual ad network, it is the first advertising network I started with as a beginner and I would recommend it to any new blogger anytime any day and that is why it is number one on this list. The major reasons why I would recommend Google AdSense is the fact that it pays well and offer quality ads too (ads related to your niche).
Google AdSense have strict quality and content guidelines that you need to follow if you don’t want your account to be permanently banned and one of these guidelines is that your blog must be professionally designed and you must also offer value to your audience.
They don’t accept websites in the hacking niche, porn websites and websites where they sell ammunitions.
To start using AdSense on your blog, all you need to do is create an AdSense account, get AdSense ad codes, and place the code in your blog. But getting an AdSense approval is a lil bit tough. The minimum payout is $100.
- Minimum payout: $100
- Payment mode: multiple options
Viglink allows you to earn from your outbound links and it offers you a friendly user experience. Especially if you find it difficult working with affiliate networks. You can use Viglink together with any other ad providers. Viglink works in a very different way and you stand a chance of seeing a considerable increment in your blog’s revenue. You should consider using Viglink for some time. If you want to use Viglink you can integrate it on your WordPress blog by using their official plugin.
- Minimum Payout: no limit
- Payment mode: Paypal
Infolinks is another name on this list and it has its own uniqueness because it offers you various options to monetize your WordPress blog.
It is easier to get approved on infolinks as compared to AdSense and unlike AdSense, the minimum payout for infolinks is $50.
They offer in-text ads, in-frame ads which allows you to run ads on a browser margin. With the in-frame ads you can earn some money from it since many users are using large screens.
Infolinks also have an iphone app and an Android app, allowing you to monitor your account on the go. They also have an infolinks WordPress plugin, which you can install on your WordPress blog to quickly let you integrate infolinks ads on your blog.
- Minimum payout: $50
- Payment mode: Paypal
If you are looking to sell ad space on your blog, BuySellAds is a way to go. BuySellAds is like a meeting point which connect bloggers to advertisers and they provide one of the best ways to get direct advertisments for your blog (just consider BuySellAds as the middle man).
Using BuySellAds is easy, but it is not that easy to get an approved BuySellAds account. To use BuySellAds, all you need to do is register for an account, add ad inventory on BuySellAds, grab a code, and place the code on your blog. An advertiser can then click on the blank placeholder, and buy the ad. BuySellAds will take care of the ad serving and payment and in the end they take 25% commission for their work.
It is worth trying BuySellAds because you don’t have to work so hard to get direct advertisements, and the quality of ads through BuySellAds are good as well.
But you should be aware that BuySellAds focuses on the quality and design of your blog. That means it is an ad network for quality WordPress bloggers.
You can also make some extra cash through your twitter network via BuySellAds sponsored tweets feature which they offer.
Just like Infolinks, BuySellAds also have a WordPress plugin which you can install on your WordPress blog to quickly integrate BuySellAds on your blog.
- Minimum Payout: $20 for Paypal and $500for wire transfer.
- Payment mode: Bank transfer, Paypal, Bank check
OIO Publisher WordPress Plugin:
This is a self-managed ad option for your blog. OIO Publisher WordPress plugin is a premium WordPress plugin which makes it easier to sell direct advertisement on your WordPress blog, and it is one of the easiest way to add automation to direct ads on your blog. All you have to do is to connect all your ad spaces using this plugin, and you set prices and other details for running the ads. An advertiser who wish to advertise with you can click on a blank ad placeholder, buy the ad by making payment, and the ad will be self-served for the defined period of time.
AdRotate plugin is another WordPress plugin you can consider if you take payment manually, and the good news is that the plugin is free.
- Minimum Payout: No limit
- Payment mode: Paypal
The list above is just a few of many ad networks out there which you can quickly use and start making some cash from your WordPress blog, in case you are yet to start making money from your WordPress blog. However, you can choose not to run advertisement on your blog and go with other methods of making money from blogging, methods like affiliate marketing, selling eBooks, sponsored reviews or selling your own products.
Let me know in the comment section bellow, which of the ad networks are you using to make money from your blog? Don’t forget to add as much details as possible.
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