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Are you thinking about putting ads on your blog? Why not? It’s a great way to earn passive income from your hard work. And adding ads on your blogs is so easy, here’s a step-by-step guide on how!
If you're thinking about starting a blog site or you'd like to grow your blog, you might wonder if you'll ever earn money from it.
The quick answer is yes. There's money in blogging. As long as you have the patience for it, you can earn real money online using your blog site. But, you have to be smart about blogging, you need to know all the right strategies to gain a wider viewership.
Let's be real; not all of us could afford to sit down and blog for hours, not when we’re juggling ten million things at once. Thankfully, you don’t have to do this at all. If your blogs are starting to gain traction, then why not start putting ads on every post?
Not that you need more convincing, but putting ads on your blog is one way of earning extra cash while you sleep. There's no shame in making money off your hard work – especially if you’re not doing any of the heavy liftings at all. If you've always dreamed of blogging for a living, this is a great start.
You might think that the whole process of adding ads to your blog posts requires some hard-coding but nope, you’d be surprised how easy it is to set up the ads. All you have to do is to choose the ad platform that you'd like to join in, register, wait for the ad approval, and then copy+paste the code snippet on your blog. If you're unsure how or where to post the code snippets, your ad platform is likely to have a step-by-step tutorial for this.
Making money on blogging may not be reason enough to quit your day job at the moment but give it time, and you'll start earning extra cash on the side. It's never a good idea to put your eggs in one basket, right? With money coming in from blogging, you could easily save all your passive income in case you come across hiccups with your main job.
Getting the word out about your latest content can be taxing if you’re doing it the old fashioned-way – SEO. Sure, SEO is a terrific way of attracting more people to your content, but the process isn’t a one-time thing. It takes weeks, even months of optimisation to see any results from your SEO efforts. Also, there’s no guarantee that your SEO campaign will yield the desired results.
That’s not to say you should abandon your SEO campaign completely! SEO remains as one of the most dependable ways of generating organic traffic. Just think of paid ads as a boost of exposure with no effort on your part at all. Leave the promotions to your ad network so you have more time to focus on creating awesome content that your readers will LOVE!
You want a reliable ad network, one that gives you flexible monetisation opportunities and great terms. One thing to keep in mind is that some networks have a minimum traffic requirement for members. If you are starting, getting around this requirement can be tricky, so look for alternative networks first.
Some of the most popular ad networks are:
Google AdSense is a blogger’s go-to because the service comes with a wide range of tools and features that will be useful for measuring your metrics. The only downside is that it will be hard to get a hold of an actual person in case your ads come across hiccups.
When you’re ready, sign up and wait until you get an approval email from the ad network. As for the time it takes to get the green light, some ad networks take only a few hours to approve an application, but some take days, even weeks.
Each ad network has its own set of guidelines and requirements, so make sure that you have read their terms and conditions before sending your application.
After getting the green light, you will receive a short ad code snippet. This piece of code goes within the HTML section of your blog site. No technical skills needed, copy and paste the code in the area where you want the ads to show and that's it.
Just be sure to choose a spot that won’t get in the way of your content, so you don’t put readers off. Avoid peppering your blogsite with too many ads and give your readers the option to close the ads if they want to.
It's important to track the performance of the ads so you can adjust your marketing efforts and maximise the moneymaking potential of your ads. If you're starting with the ads, it will take about 4 to 6 weeks of tracking to see some progress. Don't adjust the ads every day because you might not get accurate metrics.
Once your metrics have stabilised, check which ads are making more money, which blogs are getting more views or clicks. If say, your banner ads aren't getting attention at all then perhaps you should replace or remove them.
If you’re unsure how to track your metrics or you don’t know what to do with the info you’ve collected, go ahead and ask your ad network rep about it. They will interpret the data for you!
Putting ads on your blog site is a great way to earn passive income while also motivating you to put out amazing content. Thankfully, the entire process is easy to do. And with these tips, you can start earning more money off your content!
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