A website must be properly monetized if you expect to earn a regular income from it. Even though there are many ways to monetize your website, it's a good idea to work with techniques that are suitable for you and not someone else.
The way you go about it, then will depend on the niche you're in, as well as your own personal preferences. The good thing about making a little money from your site is that you can then start to scale up your efforts and make even more. In this article we shall be looking into 3 workable monetization methods that you can use now.
The first strategy involves the concept of sponsored reviews, and it can work very well even if it's a longer-term method.
This creative monetization method was brought about by PayPerPost. The concept is simple; you join/register with a sponsored review site/blog; and then you are offered to write from a list of select topics. There are all sorts of benefits to using this monetization method, even though it's a long-term strategy. Once you are receiving enough traffic, then you won't need to use third party companies to do sponsored reviews. If you prefer to get paid per impression instead of per click, you can try CPM advertising. CPM is for Cost Per Mille, which means cost per one thousand impressions; quite a few networks handle this type of advertising. Before you use this method, you should build up the traffic to your site, as you do need quite a few impressions before you make any significant money.
Audio ads or "Pay per Play" ads is another monetization method that you can use on your site, where the concept is straightforward and simple - you just need to play a small piece of audio ad (not more than 5 seconds) whenever someone enters your site. Even though this is a new form of advertising, which is still being tested, you should be able to see good results.
While not all monetization methods will work for all sites; you can use these tips if you're site is receiving some traffic. As with so many things in online marketing, the best approach is to test until you find one you like and works with your site. The really nice part about testing is that if you find something that does well for you, then you can test that one on other sites you may own.
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