What is the Perfect Method of Monetization for Your Blog?

By | 2009/11/14

Whenever a dude wants to monetize his blog, the biggest issue they face is regarding the perfect method of monetization. They have affiliate links, cpm ads and cpc ads. Basically, any kind of Advertising they find under the roof. This is a very Incorrect and Unprofitable way to monetize your site. The reason for this is that when you have included too many streams of income, you may achieve a little bit of everything – and that may not be enough for a payout.

You may quit mid-way and become frustrated at the fact that you are some 20 or 10 dollars short of payout. It is very frustrating trust me. Moreover, too many types of ads may become a big reason for turn-off for a visitor. Most visitors wont mind ads – unless you keep irritating them with unnecessary pop-ups and sure-to-fail products.

My advice is that focus on a single stream of income. If you really like to experiment on all the streams of income like many pro-bloggers, my suggestion would be to have more blogs under your umbrella. That again means more of daily updating and more hardwork.

There are many ways to monetize your blog –

  1. pay-per-click
  2. pay-per-mille-impression
  3. affiliate
  4. text-links
  5. Direct Ad Sales

Of which, Pay-per-click is perhaps the most popular and Direct Sales are the most sought-after kind of advertising by webmasters. Direct Ad spot sales are compatible with any kind of blogs, however, affiliate selling may not suit everyone. Text-links are again a non-intrusive form of advertising and you should definitely consider it.

The main decision you need to make is regarding whether you prefer Pay-per-click or Pay-per-Mille or Affiliate. Don’t do all three together or either of the two together. You are most likely to lose any prospective income you otherwise could have earned.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Do comment.

6 thoughts on “What is the Perfect Method of Monetization for Your Blog?

  1. Vikas Gupta

    Can you give me some advice? My blog is a socio-personal blog (it’s diverse as you said, few Hindi posts there top in search engines) getting about 500 hits per day which I can increase to 700 daily and later to 1000 per day.

    How much you think I could earn with this blog? Thanks.

    1. Vivek Post author

      Hi Vikas,

      Vikas! Blogs like yours are the one’s that can perform really well in ads. Understand that. Because your visitors are general people (who click on ads) and not hard-core blogger who
      NEVER click on ads.

      I cannot exactly estimate how much you can earn from 500-700 hits per day. However, you must try Google Adsense on your blog. I have a blog that gets the same number of hits as yours. And I presume you can earn from half a dollar to a dollar per day. Another sure shot way you can earn is through Text Link Ads (if you have a good PageRank).

  2. Vikas Gupta

    You are right; my blog has general visitors and not smart hard core visitors who stay away from ads! I’ll surely try the ads.

    My PR was 4 some two weeks ago but it dropped to 0 due to change in domain name! I’ll get it back soon [a few months it will take].

    Thanks again. Even if it is 5 dollars per month I’ll be happy that the hosting costs have been covered!

  3. Vikas Gupta

    And thanks for the link to the reply on my blog.

    You can install the comment reply subscription plugin here.

  4. Concrete Molds

    pay per click programs are really great, i could earn some decent cash from it :,-


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