How to Make Money Without AdSense
When I started blogging, Google Adsense was the only known blog monetization way to me. At that time, it was not as tough to get approved by Adsense as it’s now. I got my Adsense approval with a subdomain site.
Later I moved to a self-hosted WordPress blog and started blogging more seriously. Soon I realized that Adsense is not generating many earnings for me. I started looking for other monetization ways for my blog.
AdSense is considered to be one of the best money-making programs for bloggers for the following reasons:
- It is easy to use.
- You don’t have to worry about low-quality ads.
- You don’t have to manually change the ads after a certain time.
- You don’t have to worry about the payment
Adsense is still the best advertising network for bloggers. But it will be an exaggeration to consider it as the only way to make money blogging. Warren Buffet said, “Do not put all eggs in one basket” That means don’t depend on one source of income. What if your Adsense account gets banned? So if you don’t get Adsense approval, or you got banned, or Adsense doesn’t work for you, read on.
How to Make Money Without AdSense
You can dig more into these best AdSense alternatives for your blog to make money without AdSense.
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the profitable ways to earn money from blogging. Basically, you promote someone else product over a small commission. It can generate more profit as compared to AdSense.
First, you need to sign up for a few affiliate programs that are relevant to your niche. You can choose products that you would like to promote to your audience. Once you get approved to be an affiliate of a certain program, a special link ‘affiliate link’ will be given to you. When someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase, you earn a commission. As simple as that.
Few tips for successful affiliate marketing;
- Choose products that are relevant to your blog.
- Try and test the products, if possible.
- Check their commission rates. Don’t accept any offer that has less than a 5% commission rate for affiliates.
- Always make affiliate disclosure on your blog.
- Write fair and unbiased product reviews.
2. Try alternatives. Adsense is not the only program out there
To be honest with you, there is no REAL Adsense alternative. With the quality of Ads, the highest CTR rate, and recurring income, Adsense is still the best Ad network.
But there are other Ads networks for bloggers rather than AdSense. You can earn some decent revenue by using those networks. Here is a list of some high-paying Adsense alternatives.
I would suggest you do some experiments to find out what works for you. Because what works for me, might not work for you and what works for you, might not work for me.
3. Earn money by writing reviews
Many individuals enjoy reading blog posts every day. Remember that many businesses will pay you to write product reviews and publish in-depth articles about the features of their products on your blog. Either you or someone else must write and publish the material following their requirements. Just be careful to make sure the post relates to your blogging specialty. There are many top blog platforms where you can monetize your reviews and make an income that is on par with or higher than Google Adsense.
4. Sponsored Posts
A sponsored post is just another kind of blog post on your website. It should have a similar writing style and tone. The difference is that the brand pays the blogger to create a post and publish it.
However, sponsored posts can take many forms. Some companies just want to mention their product once in a post. While other companies want bloggers to write a complete detailed reviews. Some brands just approach bloggers to publish pre-written sponsored posts on their blogs for a fixed amount. In some cases, the bloggers don’t have to write the post. They just need to review the post and make little tweaks before publishing the post.
Here are a few sites to find sponsored reviews opportunities;
- Izea Pay Per Post
When applying to the above sites, you should have a media kit prepared. It should represent the total number of social media followers, email subscribers, and your blog monthly statistics.
5. Direct Advertising. Cut the third party out
Direct Advertising is an awesome way to monetize your blog. The best thing about direct advertising is, you’ll cut the third party out. And you’ll get full control of your Ads like where and how the Ads will be displayed.
But if you’ve just created a new WordPress blog, direct adverting may not work for you. You’ll have to generate a decent amount of traffic to your blog to attract advertisers.
Here are some tips for getting direct advertising.
- Create an ‘Advertise’ page with information about Blog stats, Audience profiles, Advertising options, etc. You can check our Advertise page to get some ideas.
- Use the OIO Publisher plugin to manage your ads.
- Visit other blogs related to your niche and check who is advertising on those blogs. Try to contact those advertisers.
Read more related posts about Google Adsense
- How To Make Money From Google AdSense