When it comes to earning money from your blog, one of the easiest ways to get started is to install adverts on your blog. Most bloggers have heard of Google Adsense, and head there as their first port of call. Media.net is not only a great alternative to Google Adsense, but it can actually be used in conjunction with Google Adsense, helping bloggers to earn more money from their blogs.
What is display advertising?
There are plenty of ways that bloggers can make money from their blogs, and selling advertising space on blogs is a great way to earn money from blogging, however it can be a time consuming process to find advertisers.
The easiest way to get started with display advertising is to use a service such as Google Adsense or Media.net. Display the code on your blog and earn some advertising income every time that your advert is displayed, and also when it is clicked. Bloggers can also sell advertising space to brands and other bloggers, either privately or with the help of an agency.
Why would you need an alternative to Google Adsense?
Google Adsense have some strict rules about being a part of their advertising program. For example, they won't approve new blogs without enough content. If a new blogger can't display adverts on their blog then they can't make money from day one.
Google Adsense have also been known to ban accounts for a variety of reasons – not always at the fault of the blogger. This isn't a decision that you can easily appeal, so you would need a Google Adsense alternatively.
Finally, you might want to place more adverts on your blog than the number that Google Adsense allows. By using Media.net, you can display both Google Adsense and Media.net adverts, increasing your income.
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How much money can you make with adverts on your blog?
There are a lot of things that go into figuring out how much money your adverts will earn you.
The adverting network you are with will have a large say in the amount paid out to you, as well as how many visitors you get and how many visitors click on the adverts. You can also earn more if you have lots of keywords that don't have much competition – meaning that advertisers will pay more to be featured on your blog.
Google Adsense has a payment threshold of £60, and Media.net has a payment threshold of $100.
Getting started with Media.net is really simple – it takes just 10 seconds to get signed up.
Once you have signed up, you are able to fully customise your adverts and even run them in conjunction with Google Adsense to see which ones perform better for you. Here is a brief video overview of using Media.net
I have managed to negotiate a fantastic deal for my blog readers, where you can get an extra 10% on top of your Media.Net earnings for 3 months when you register using a link on this blog post.
This is a great way to supercharge your blogging earnings, whether you are just getting started, or a seasoned blogger.