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Friday, January 21, 2022

Alternative Ways to start making more money in 2017!

Monetizing your blog or site has for the majority of site owners hasn’t been that successful with them only making a few $$ monthly from carrying ads everywhere on their site.
The secret to monetizing your site is simple: Stop selling Advertisements.

The whole system of ads is trashed. Displaying ads was something that used to work flawlessly wayback. Yes, you might see some blogs out there making money from advertisements but have you ever looked at their traffic statistics?

Have you noticed that only blogs with loads and loads of traffic make real money using advertisements? e.g lindaikejiblog.com

Why you need to drop the ads and embrace affiliate marketing

  1. Ads don’t add anything to the design and look of your site.
    Ads don’t tend to be visually appealing and if over used can make a site look cheap.

2. Using ads simply means you’re playing with your reputation
Oh! Beautiful banner! I think, I should add another one there. And one there too. One under every post won’t hurt. Oh! And one beside the header will increase clicks. You have the exact same thoughts while placing ads which distabilize your contents.
You are putting your reputation on the line by displaying ads. The mere fact that you show ads on your blog might even turn some of your visitors off.
It’ll show them how desperate you are to make money. They will feel less unimportant.

3. Ads affects blog loading speed
I won’t wait ages for a blog to load only to find out that it is full of advertisements. Some won’t even bother to look at your content.
Fact is fact that adding banners or advertisements affect the page loading speed of your blog.

4. You loose traffic!
This is another thing that cannot be ignored under any circumstance. There is only a 50/50 probability that a person who has clicked on a advertisement of your blog will ever return back here.
Clicking on an ad will take them to another page diverting their attention. Some people pay close attention and come back to your blog where as some carelessly close your window.
1$ or not, is it worth it? Worth loosing your reader. Some one who could become your potential customer?

5. Divert Attention
I agree. You’ve put in some considerable amount of effort and made sure that your advertisement opens into a new window. But it still will break your readers concentration, won’t it?
No matter how you argue, the truth is that Advertisements aren’t your blog audience’s best friends.
Your readers will concentrate more on the motion advertisements rather than your precious content that you wrote with all your spirit and dedication. Will you let that happen?

Why the difference?

I could go on and on about why you shouldn’t display advertisements on your blog. But I value your time.
I follow a principal fundamental called K.I.S.S – Keep it Simple, silly!

And the alternative is……
Make a product. Sell it!

Selling a product of your own makes sense. Doesn’t matter how minor it might turn out to be, ranging from an e-book to a large scaled webinar, from a small plugin to a whole new software.

Anything will do, as long as it fits your audience.

The best example is Brain Clark from Copyblogger. I’ve never seen a single advertisement or a banner on Copyblogger. Inspite of that, Brian earns 20 times if not 100 of what you, me or any ad-displaying blogger earns.The most important thing for any blogger or site owner is to understand your audience. (Treat it like a business)

You need to put in that extra effort and understand your audience. Because you can’t sell to somebody, you don’t even know. A bunch of bloggers sell stuff to people without understanding their audience. You can’t shove products down your readers throat if they’re not interested, right?

The best way to know your audience perfectly is to work on one particular niche and become an authority. I won’t be talking about becoming an authority.

Again, remember that narrowing your niche down will help a lot.
You’ll make a lot more money.
Selling a product will make you a lot more money. Why?

Because if your product is worth the money, people will come back and buy your future products.

You’re deliverying them value which increases the chances that they will recommend you to others
And it’s much more easier:

The best thing nowadays is that it’s easy to sell a product to your audience. With services like Selz, you can sell ebooks or digital downloads securely from any website in minutes with no programming.

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