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6 Ways to Make Money with Advertising on Your Blog and the Websites to Help You

6 Ways to Make Money With Advertising on Your Blog and the Websites To Help You

Without a doubt, Google Adsense is the go-to source of income for most bloggers. Most new blogs with some decent traffic set up Google ads on their website.

But there are times when Google Adsense becomes a less-than-ideal option for your blog. Here are some scenarios:

  • Your Adsense account doesn’t get approved
  • You’re not happy with what you’re making with Adsense and want to explore new ways
  • Your account is disabled or banned for reasons unbeknown to you

Whatever the reason, there are some Google Adsense alternatives that you can keep handy for future or start using them once you’ve done reading this post.

6 ways to make money with advertising

There are many ways to make money blogging. Here are some of the ways to make money with advertising on your blog.

  • Pay per click advertising
  • Sell your own advertising on your blog
  • Sell text links on your blog
  • CPM ad networks
  • Pop-ups
  • Paid reviews

Some facts on blogs that make money

Blogging has moved from the tech geeks domain to “new media”. It is now cool and can be very lucrative. Before we dive in here are some interesting facts about some blogs that make serious money.

Ways to Make Money Advertising on your blog

1. Pay per click advertising

Pay-Per-Click ads, also known as Cost Per Click or CPC, is one of the most common models of internet advertising. It simply means an advertiser will pay you once someone clicks on their ad.


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Infolinks is one of the best ways to implement in-text advertising on your blog. It offers publishers a 70% revenue share and follows a PPC (pay-per-click) model. In-text ads are double-underlined words on a page that show up as ads when clicked.

Infolinks also offers other options such as insearch ads, intag ads and inframe ads. They pay you via Paypal, Wire Transfer, ACH, Payoneer, eCheck or Western Union once you reach the initial limit of $50 for Paypal or eCheck or $100 for Wire Transfer and WU, so it depends on the mode of payment you’ve chosen.


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Media.net is another big alternative to Adsense and is powered by the Yahoo Bing Network. The ads featured are contextual focusing on relevant keywords and that takes some time before they are optimized for your site. As you keep using this network, soon the algorithm will determine the best keywords for your audience based on the clicks.

As opposed to Adsense, Media.net assigns a dedicated Account rep who can also suggest you ways to making more revenues from your ads. The money transfer options are wire transfer or Paypal. Minimum threshold for payouts is $100.


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Chitika is another alternative that only serves contextual ads and offers a CPC program. You can customize your ads and use them along with, if not instead of, Google Adsense with no problems.

The best thing? They have a small minimum threshold of $10 if getting paid via Paypal. If you’re opting to get paid via check, the threshold is $50.

2. Sell ads on your blog

If you’re already getting a decent traffic, you may want to take things in your control and sell direct ads on your website. All you need is an “Advertise with us” page on your blog listing out the different formats of ads available and how much it costs per month. Make sure to mention your Alexa rank, Google PageRank, and other traffic stats for buyers to know.

But if you want to save yourself the hassle of selling, you can use the following third-party alternatives to sell ads on your blog:


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BuySellAds is an online ad-marketplace where you can list your ads for others to buy. They don’t accept low traffic blogs so if you’re just starting out, you may want to wait for at least a few months before you start generating good traffic.

BuySellAds gives 75% of the total earnings to its publishers, which is pretty decent. There is no minimum threshold for payouts and you can remove money two times every month to your Paypal.


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BlogAds works in a similar manner as BuySellAds. They keep 30% of all ad sales as their commission. If you refer new users, you can earn a cool 15% of the earnings also.

If you’re receiving money via Paypal, you need to have minimum funds of $75 and for Check or Wire Transfer, it’s $750.

3. Sell text links on your blog

If you get good organic traffic on your blog, you can try text-link ads where you link a piece of text on your site to another page on a different site.

Before you try these, make sure you use the Nofollow tag to combat any possible Google penalty.


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LinkWorth is a popular text-link network where you’ll also find options to use rotating text ads, paid reviews etc.

Minimum threshold for payouts is $25 if you’re using Paypal, and $100 for Check, Wire Transfer and EFT.

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4. “Cost per Click” ad networks

So far we’ve been looking at mostly CPC (Cost Per Click) model for ads. CPC means the advertiser pays you when someone clicks through their ads. An alternative to this is CPM (Cost per Thousand) where you are paid for every 1,000 ad impressions served.

With CPC, your income can vary hugely but that isn’t the case with CPM. If your CPM network sets your CPM at, let’s say, $5 per 100,000 impressions then you will make $500 in total when that number is reached.


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PulsePoint is a popular CPM network where you can set your own CPM prices. In order to be accepted in their network your site needs to have good amount of original content. They mostly sell to a US-based traffic. When setting the price, set a higher price than you make on your backup (example Adsense). If they can’t beat that price, your backup is displayed.

You receive your earnings every 45 days via EFT, Paypal or check.

5. Pop-ups

Granted, many advertisers and bloggers dislike popup ads but it’s still an option. You can display these ads as pop-ups or pop-unders


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PopAds offers pop-under ads and works quite well with an English-speaking traffic. You set your own price and the popunder frequency for each visitor.

You can get paid via AlertPay, Paypal, and Wire Transfer, and you can withdraw payments any time. They also run a referral program at 10% of the earnings.

6. Paid reviews

You can make some good money by publishing reviews on various products and services that you trust. The best thing about this arrangement is you command a price per review. I’ve seen websites asking anywhere from $150 to $500 for reviews. Of course it depends on your rank and incoming traffic as well as your niche.


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SponsoredReviews allows advertisers to build backlinks and bloggers to make money. It connects bloggers with Search Engine Optimizers, Marketers and Advertisers who want to build traffic.

You can offer writing paid posts on your blog to their network of hundreds of advertisers. Set your own price per piece. And you’re not expected to write positive reviews only – honest and in-depth posts are welcome.

Payments are made bi-weekly via Paypal.


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PayU2Blog is another alternative for getting paid to write blog posts on your site. Not all blogs are taken in, so you may want to sign up and wait before you know.

PayU2Blog works a little differently in that they assign you a blog post topic in areas such as real estate, health, retail, etc. You don’t have to write glorious reviews or endorse anything if you don’t believe in a product or service.Personal experience, honest opinions are encouraged.

You get paid via Paypal every two weeks.

 Over to you

There you go. Some of these are ad networks while others are sponsored posts and reviews that don’t use ads at all.

There are still other ways to make money, such as using affiliate networks such as Amazon Associates, so your options are wide open.

The secret is to continuously “diversify” your income streams. And the best part? Most of these options can still be used along with Google Adsense. Which ones are your favorites?

Guest Author: Pooja Lohana is an Online Business Coach + Writer & Editor. She helps entrepreneurs shine their blog and copy, and simplifies online marketing so they can make more sales and live the Un-9-5 life. Check out her step-by-step course on breaking into freelance writing.

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  • Thank you for some great ways to monetize my blog. Some of these I was not aware of yet which is great! I have found some great affiliate program opportunities through ShareASale, Commission Junction and Izea.

    • You’re welcome Rachael. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Michael Dietrich

    Thank you Pooja and Jeff for this information.
    This comes to the perfect time, because I’m on it to start my own blog.

    • All the best Michael! Let us know how you go.


  • This is an amazing resource list. Thank you so much!!

  • Hi Pooja ,

    This was a great share! I’ve heard of all of these except for the Sponsered Reviews. But this is something I can also add to the table.

    for the cpc you have to get a lot of traffic in ordwe to make a decent amount to live off of. Right now I’m just using Google Ad sense and I haven’t made a lot from it but I can see its possible.

    Thanks for the share! Have a good one!

    • Glad you found it helpful, Sherman!


  • Rajesh Asarpota

    Great piece of info… Tks Jeff.

  • Chris Windley

    Thanks Pooja and Jeff – this was great timing for me so I included in my #BPMManagement twitter stream 🙂

  • Thanks for the information. I will join some of these programs.

  • Linda T. Chesley

    Making money through blogging requires a carefully thought out topic. If you have an existing blog with a small audience, be honest when considering whether the topic has broad appeal that isn’t already covered by other established bloggers. If it does, great! Otherwise, there’s nothing wrong with starting a second blog that will be more successful in attracting an audience, marketing itself, and making money through a variety of methods for more..

  • Janet Arnold

    Your references are greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

  • Jimmy Donnellan

    Guys, steer clear of PopAds. Opens up new windows of spam and is the quickest way to annoy your readers, trust me.

  • Thanks for the great article. Very helpful, indeed!

  • That’s really some interesting post you have here about monetizing website..i love Infolinks the most..did not understand it till now I get it and my earning is increasing..Nice post

  • liyona sharon

    Adzonal is a excellent CPM ad network, I am working with them last two months and I am seeing good result and on time payment. Try it

  • ricky misaki

    thats a good idea information thank’s jeff 😀

  • akp media

    I really like this article a lot. It gives me an idea for my business and my life experience. Keep it up guys.

  • Really helpful article….

  • Julie Reynolds

    There is also a new Network Envero Media. Sent me prepayment for my inventory, and offer great post payment options as well. Highly recommend.

  • Mark Smith

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge! now I know how to monetize my blog. I have to deal with out of home advertising and this knowledge is valuable for me

  • Thanks for this post, it helps me to create another great article on my blog 🙂

  • Very Nice tips and site links
    Thank you.

  • Ivan Cherkasov

    Thanks for your advices. I would follow these ways with pleasure. Anyway, for those, who are on a shoestring and try to make extra cash and combine it with its hobby, using youtube and 777spinslot would be helpful. That’s my opinion.

  • Chinga Singo

    Your advise are brilliant about different way of making money from blog or websites by using ads or other affiliate program opportunities.Thanks.

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  • Veronica Garcia

    This is a great article. Very informative and helpful. I’d just like to add that Adosia is another alternative to AdSense. We came across them and have been using them since. I recommend looking them up and giving them a try.

  • Nice list of site which is definitely a good adsense alternative. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Lalaine Ivy

    Thank you! This will be a great help! Since I am now starting to do blogging, and wanting to earn money. Thanks again!

  • Thanks again sir . I am fan of this site . Can you help me sir.

  • Really useful post.

    I didn’t knew that so many alternatives are availabe to adsense. I am going to start with infolinks. Anyways, thanks for this post.

  • Brianna Rivera

    What website do you recommend to start with for a blog? I’m trying to generate traffic before spending the money on an “upgraded” page.

  • AdsTargets should be included in your list.