How to Monetize your Blog by Running Ads
This website, www.pinayinvestor.com, will celebrate its first anniversary next month. However, it was only in April of this year when I started posting ads on this site. At first, I didn’t want to run ads because my goal was only to share my learning experiences in investing and the seminars that I’ve attended. I didn’t have plans of monetizing this blog because I actually had no idea how to go about it and I wasn’t comfortable seeing ads on my site.
After I attended the Love the Leap Program by Ginger Arboleda, who’s now my boss at Manila Workshops, I realized that I wasn’t only sharing my stories, but I was also giving value to my readers. Monetizing my blog became one of my goals this year and running ads on my site was one of the strategies that I’ve thought of.
I initially tried to apply for Adsense, but for some unknown reason, my application was disapproved. Then I tried Infolinks, Nuffnang, and Chitika, and fortunately, my applications were approved. I started posting ads early in April and I was always excited to check the daily reports even if it wasn’t earning that much yet.
I tried to re-apply for Adsense, but it was rejected again. This time it was saying that the language of my blog is not supported, which I don’t understand because majority of my blogs are written in English.
I also created another niche site in April and even with only less than 10 articles posted, my adsense application was approved on that blog. (weird…)
Then I created my YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/pinayinvestor), and since I already have a Google Adsense account, I got the option to monetize my videos as well.
One of my readers here at Pinay Investor sent me a private message and asked me if I am really earning through blogging, particularly with ads.
Actually, that was also my question before I created this website, but I got no answer. And that’s one of the reasons why I created this blog and started posting ads, to find out the answer first hand.
And my answer is, YES. It’s not much, but yes, it’s earning.
Okay, let me give you an idea…
I only started running ads on April 2015 (two months ago) and this blog is almost a year old now with more than 70 blog posts. So far, here are the estimated earnings:
Nuffnang: Php 250
Remember that I only started running ads in April, so it’s only been 3 months. Take note also that the type of ad and its placement on the site are significant to its earnings. And obviously, Infolinks got the highest earnings so far because it’s almost everywhere on the blog. Yeah, I know it’s annoying sometimes, but it’s income generating. 🙂
My YouTube earnings / revenues, on the other hand, has reached the threshold of $100, and Google finally sent me a letter through mail last May 12 with the information required to verify my account, which I only received on June 17 (35 days after they mailed it).
I’m new with Adsense, and I’m not sure how much I’ve earned so far in total, but for sure, it’s already more than a hundred dollars. 🙂
I also applied as Publisher with Propeller Ads just today and I’ve yet to find out what they have in store for my blog. Will give you updates soon.
Another way of earning with blogs is through referral programs. Most of these advertising companies offer a certain percentage if you successfully refer another publisher.
So if you have a blog and you want to monetize it, you can consider running ads on your site and/or refer other publishers to run the same ads on their websites as well.
And speaking of referrals, should you decide to try out running ads on your blog, please use the links below when you register or apply. With full disclosure, I may earn a small percentage if you use these links but it’s not going to cost you anything. It’s the same as when you use another link, and I will truly appreciate it if you use my links below. Thank you so much! 🙂
Monetize your blogs now! Enjoy blogging and earning at the same time. It’s fun and exciting, I promise! 🙂
If you have questions on how to run or post ads on your blog, post them down below at the comment section. I might be able to answer them. 🙂