Are you still struggling to get approval from ad networks like Google Adsense or Mediavine. So today, in this article I am going to tell you how you can monetize your blog without any ad network.
Sound’s crazy right?
Hehe, but it is true, most people don’t know that they can actually monetize their blogs without using any kind of Ad network. So, if you are also struggling while monetizing your blog then this post is going to be really helpful for you.
We all know that taking approvals from Ad networks like Mediavine and Adsense is really tough nowadays, I mean both of them have their own requirements and conditions that you have to fulfill if you want to publish their ads on your blog.
For eg., if you want to apply for Mediavine, your blog should have 50,000 page views per month and that’s a really big number for a new blogger.
But why wait for 50,000 Pageviews when you can actually start earning money without reaching that threshold.
Keep in mind guys, Ads networks are one of the ways to monetize your blog but they are not the only ones. There are plenty of other methods that will earn you a lot more money than Ads, just stick to the post and we will talk about them one by one.
Top 3 Ways To Monetize A Blog Without Ad Networks
Alright, so let’s take a look at all of the monetization methods that a beginner can use even if he has less than 1000 page views per month.
1. Affiliate Marketing
I bet, many of you are already aware of this term, but most of you guys are not actually doing this. Now if you are a newbie then you must be thinking
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Well, if I explain you in simple words then Affiliate Marketing is like promoting someone else’s products and getting paid for every sale you make in a form of commission.
Got it? No?
Ok, let’s take an example, suppose there is a product whose cost is 100$ and the company is paying 50% commission for every sale that you will make. That means you are going to get a 50$ commission per sale.
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1 sale- 50$
5 sales -250$
50 sales – 2,500$
Damn, it’s way too much right. but this is nothing actually, I know some of the Affiliate programs that actually pay 1000$ per sale. Just one single sale and you are done for the whole month 😂.
How to start doing Affiliate Marketing on your blog?
Getting started with Affiliate Marketing is way too simple than those Ad networks. I have described the whole process in just 4 simple steps.
Affiliate Marketing In 3 Steps
Step 1: Find relevant Affiliate Networks / Products that matches your blog niche.
Step 2: Signup as an Affiliate for all those programs and get your unique Affiliate Link (Link that you are going to promote).
Step 3: Start writing great content for your viewers and start suggesting them your Affiliate products.
Start getting sales and earning money from the Day 1 😊
This is how you can start making money using Affiliate Marketing and believe me guys it is way easier than Mediavine and Adsense.
2. Own Product Selling
Right now, we have just talked about affiliate marketing and how you can actually earn money just by selling someone’s else products. But, you can actually make way more money by selling your own products.
Ok let’s an example again, let’s consider a product of 100$, but this time the product is your own which means you are the owner of the product. Now, in the case of affiliate marketing you were getting 50$ per sale as a commission but this time if you sell the product for 100$ then the whole amount (100$) is going to get inside your pockets.
1 Sale- 100$
5 Sales – 500$
50 sales – 5,000$
That is double that of Affiliate Marketing.
Now usually the products that people sell online are Digital products like Online Courses, programs, video lectures, etc. That means once you have created your product then you can sell its copies unlimited times.
You have to do all the hard work just for once while creating the product and after that, it will keep generating your revenue for years. That’s the beauty of Digital product selling.
Make sure the product you are selling should be relevant to your blog niche and it should add some value to your visitor’s life.
3. Sponsored Posts
This is one of the easy and best ways to monetize your blog. If your blog is having a good number of visitors on daily basis then you can easily get Sponsored posts.
What are sponsored posts?
Well, we also call them guest posts, and they are basically posts that other bloggers write for your blog, and to get their post featured on your blog they will pay a handsome amount.
Why do people pay for doing guest posts and sponsored?
Most of the time they will include a link back to their own blog so that they can get a backlink from your blog. Backlinks help to improve website authority in google and to generate more traffic. That’s the reason most bloggers are ready to pay for it.
In some other cases, people want to get their product and brand featured on your blog so that they can get some sales using your website traffic. So there can be multiple reasons but the point is that you can earn a good amount of money by accepting sponsored posts on your blog.
How much I can earn?
It totally depends on your blog authority and traffic, if your blog is a bit older (1yr+) with some good traffic and your blog’s Domain authority is good then you can easily earn 100$+ per sponsored post.
Don’t worry if you have a new blog, you can still accept guest posts and earn money but is going to be less to what older blogs make (Maybe 20-30$ per sponsored post).
If you’ll be able to get 10+ sponsored posts every month, then you’ll be earning a good amount just by publishing someone else’s articles on your blog.
How to get started with Sponsored Post?
It’s very simple, just create a page on your website titled Work With Us, Advertise With Us, Write For Us, or anything like that and put all the necessary information that you want to convey to the sponsors like the types of articles that you accepts, how many backlinks will you allow per post, what is the amount you gonna charge and of course your email address.
Make sure you pin this page somewhere on your blog’s homepage menu so that it will be visible to all the visitors that visit your blog and if somebody will be interested they will contact you directly using your email.
This is how you can make a good amount of money without actually relying on any kind of ad network. If you follow these methods with a good strategy then i will bet that you will make way more money than ad networks.