Selling Advertising Space On Your Blog Directly To Advertisers Is A Proven Money Maker
One of the reasons why people engage in blogging nowadays is to make money from it at the end of the day. And the reason is simple - you use money to buy a domain name, pay for hosting, buy computer and Internet connection, you can even employ people to do some work such as typing or pay for the service of freelance writers to keep your blog updated. All these require money. You also use a lot of energy and time to research, write and update your contents consistently. As simple as creating a blog could be, I can tell you that running a blog to the extent of earning from it is not a child's play.
My usual advice is not to go into blogging for fast money. Join blogging because you want to be part of the industry of people that provide contents on the world wide web. You should blog in order to add value to the life of your audience.
However, if you already have a blog and you have finally decided to monetize it, one proven blog monetization strategy you should consider is ' selling advertising space on your blog.'
Selling direct ads space on your blog is a proven money maker
One unique way you can make money on your blog is to sell certain space on your blog page for advertisers. Selling ads on your blog page is usually good If you have started having a kind of traffic statistics that can win the interest of advertisers or sponsors.
Linda Ikeji is a perfect example of a blogger who is making money from selling ads space directly to sponsors on her blog. Linda earns a huge money from adverts individuals and companies placed on her blog.
In order to show his audience the money making opportunities in blogging, the famous online information marketer, Akin Alabi, said in one of his post that he once paid Linda 300,000 Naira to placed a NairaBet banner advert on her blog for a month. According to Akin Alabi " There are some that cost 350,000 Naira and there is one called complete site takeover that cost millions a month.
Let calculate what her earnings could be.
There are over 20 slots for those banners. That alone is over N6m."
This is the secret behind the creation of many websites, blog and social networking sites that abound on the Internet. Many of them make huge money from direct ads sales and depend on it for running their
Though, you cannot reach the level of Linda Ikeji in a day, you can start from charging small amount but once you traffic is rich enough, you can start increasing your charges.
Another pro-blogger I want to mention for the scope of this article and who has made much income from direct ad sales on his numerous blogs is Yaro Starak.
He is one of the most experienced blogger out there and he testifies that selling direct advertising works and that it is one of the best way to make money from your blog or website.
In one of his blog post he testifies, " I've made money using this method since the early 2000s. It started off as a trickle- my first ad sale was direct to a small business for $50 a month for one banner on my card game website. From that point forward I've grown my income from direct ad sales to the point that I've made as much as $5000 a month from it, and at least $1000 a month from direct ad sales for ten years straight.
That makes direct ad sales my most consistent income stream, and by
far the longest serving income stream I have had online."
The above statement made by a respected blogger who has a je ne sais quoi in blogging is one of the most testifying statement to show that you can make real money selling the space on your blog such as the one at the right and left side bars, top header or bottom of your page directly to sponsors.
Every blogs or websites be it news site, health site, social media site, video sharing site, music, sport, small business, finance, online/internet, stores and so on with sizable audience that advertisers will like to reach can sell ads and make money from it.
It is important to know that you must put up an 'advertise here' page on your blog for the public I.e potential advertisers to know that you are selling your ad space. You can do this manually yourself or employ the service of online ads agent such as buysellads that can help you to manage your ad sales. Buysellads charges between 25-50% commissions. You can also use Cranky Ads which is easy to install and manage and it automates the ad selling process, managing the sales of advertising space on your blog, website and YouTube videos on your behalf.
To optimize your advertising space, only put adverts that is relevant to your blog niche and audience.
I hope this article has opened your eyes to the huge income online entrepreneurs are making from selling ad space on their site? If yes, you can share this article on your social networking sites such as Google+, twitter and Facebook through the share buttons placed at the bottom of this page.
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