13 Ways To Make Money With Your Blog [Part II] – ALTERNATIVES TO GOOGLE ADSENSE

While Adsense is a very good option for monetizing your blog, many people still feel that hte income from adsense is too little relative ot the traffic on their blogs. While the power of google adsense cannot be disputed, unknown to many, there are also many alternatives to google adsense that can help you increase the income from your blogs.

For those who do not want ot use adsense, there are plenty of other advertising options if you do not want to go with Adsense. Since everything is available through search engines in this age of the internet, a search for “Adsense alternatives” will net you a long list of other advertising opportunities. Some work in much the same way as Adsense, others provide inline ads or banners.

As you explore some of the alternatives discussed below, you should try a few different advertising programs to see which one works the best for your blog. Some advertising opportunities are similar to Adsense and display text ads; others display contextual ads, the double underline words in the body of your text, and others work with graphic ads.

Here is a list of other advertising sources for your blog, any of which may be the perfect advertising solution for you.

Clicksor – This advertising solution serves contextual ads within the body of your blog. These ads are simply words that are underlined twice and when clicked, send users to the sponsor’s website.

TargetPoint – Cost per click ads that display ads relevant to your content. They claim to pay out 50% of click revenue and offer many customizable features.

Adbrite – They have a few different advertising options including text ads, banner ads, inline ads, and full page ads.

Chitika – This advertising option is designed specifically for blogs and there are different advertising programs to choose form including text ads, inline ads, and graphic ads. Most of them operate on a cost per click basis.

Veoda – They also have different ad options including text, graphical, flash and inline ads. The good thing about Veoda is that they do not require a minimum number of visitors to sign up and do not require tax information which is good for small blogs that are just starting out.

Kontera – This is another inline advertising source where ads are placed as highlighted words that display a message when they are hovered over.

Text Link Ads – This site allows purchasers to buy text ads on blogs for a fixed monthly fee. The more popular your blog is, the more your ads will cost and the more money you will make.

Affiliate Sensor – This advertising solution combines the best of text ads with affiliate marketing. You earn revenue through Clickbank, an affiliate marketing program, without having to market directly in your blog. Text ads are placed, matched to your content, on your blog that link to Clickbank products.

AllFeeds – You can display a variety of ads through AllFeeds, from contextual ads, popaway ads, and text links. You can also display news and whether right form your blog with this service.

Bidvertiser – You only display ads from the highest bidder with this advertising soloution and you can block ads that you do not want to appear on your site. The payout level is set relatively low at just $10.

As you can see, there are plenty of other advertising solutions for your blog, and there are plenty more out there besides the ones mentioned here. You can always sell ad space directly, to companies or businesses that are related to your blog topic.

There are a few things you should remember before placing ads on your blog, however. Unobtrusive ads will seldom drive traffic away, but too many tacky ads will cause visitors to leave.

You want to find a good balance where you can earn income but not chase off visitors.

Make sure your ads are relevant and not annoying. Make sure that they do not take up too much space or become the focal point of your blog.

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