Have you ever done a google search on ‘how to potty train your toddler’ and stumbled upon a high quality article that details ‘how you can potty train your little one’ so well that you wondered what was in it for the blogger?
They were clearly not asking you to buy a potty or yet another online course. So why did they have to waste their time blogging that awesomely?
Well, if you looked clearly, there might have been ads strewn all over the blog post.
Let me break it down to you:
[su_note]You do not have to be recommending products in order to make money blogging. No, you can earn from ad network companies if you prove to be getting high quality and sufficient traffic.[/su_note]
Best Ad Networks for Small Publishers with Traffic of upto 100K Sessions (Per Month)
Ad network programs will also demand that you use friendly language that does not border on violence or pornography. Some of the ad programs that we look in this blog post include:
1. Google adsense
Adsense is an online advertisement network owned by Google.
It is the easiest network to join since it does not have a defined traffic requirement, Needless to say, approval into adsense is a requirement before you are approved into all the other ad programs.
What you need to look into before applying to Google adsense
1. Use friendly language that does not border on violence or immorality.
2. Have a google account
3. Add the adsense script into your wordpress site
4. Add an ads.txt mangaer file so as to filter away malicious ads from your site
5. Use English on your site
7. Provide a real mailing address for PIN verification.
Google adsense payson the 20th of every month for ads displayed the previous month. It pays via Western Union or Wire transfer.
Ezoic requires a minimum 10,000 pageviews per month before they can accept you into the program. They have been shown to accept everyone as long as you have the 10k pageviews and have been approved by adsense.
Other than the free plan, they also have a premium plan where you pay for increased income.
Most bloggers including me have complained about how ezoic lowers your site speed which would affect the overall user experience. To counter this, they introduced an ezoic speed accelerator subscription.
Ezoic pays monthly via paypal and payoneer.
Related: My Ezoic ads Review
Mediavine is considered by many bloggers, including yours truly, as the holy grail of ad programs. You are considered to be a cool kid if mediavine has accepted you into their program since you are assured of better RPMs as compared to those of us still using ezoic and adsense.
Currently, mediavine requires that your site is getting at least 50,000 sessions per month before they accept you. You will also need to have adsense approval.
However, it is never that easy to get into mediavine even after achieving these two conditions. They have at other things that they look into before they approve you.
I have never given much thought to monumetric since they charge a $99 fee for bloggers who have between 10k to 80k sessions before they are accepted.
To get accepted into adthrive, you need to have at least 100k sessions.
I hear that they have equally good RPMs which is good considering that for a blogger to get 100k sessions, they must have put in a ton of work into their sites.