Best Way to Monetize your Blog

KristenAnne By KristenAnne, 13th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What is the most effective way to monetize your blog without diminishing its appearance or reputation? A look at the various types of advertisements and affiliates used to monetize your blog.

Best Way to Monetize your Blog

What is the most effective way to monetize your blog without diminishing its appearance or reputation? When we see websites riddled with advertisements and flashing banners we don't give their content as much credibility. I don't know if I'm alone in this thought process but I find text ads to bring down the appeal of a website.

AdSense or Affiliates

So then what is the best way to monetize your blog with so many choices? There is the most popular Google Adsense which can look acceptable if you choose image advertisements and proper placement.

You can take advantage of affiliate programs such as ClickBank or Amazon which pay you based on sales. But the ClickBank Products appear to be limited especially once you narrow out products with appealing affiliate tools or banners and legitimate looking selling pages. I have even found that the flashing products from Amazon's best deals or the personalized e-store detract from my blogs appearance so instead I imbedded certain product links with the content.

Pay Per Play

But the disadvantages of the above methods are the viewer has to perform a certain action in order to receive any form of revenue. There are certain sites pay per play which pay you for each time your site is visited as an audio advertisement ranging from 5 - 10 seconds automatically plays but does this irritate your visitor to the point where they no longer want to frequent your blog?

I can't say what is the best way (or combination) of ways to monetize your blog or website is but I would love to hear your opinion and experiences on the matter.

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author avatar KristenAnne
I'm a mother of one gorgeous baby girl I like to call Boo and also help my husband run a home improvements business. I like to write about business and saving money and the humour of everyday life.

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