I’ve talked a lot about Google AdSense in the past and recommended AdSense as one of the best ad networks for your blog. AdSense is a great network for blog monetization with its high-quality ads and secure recurring income.
But what about those who have been blocked by AdSense or cannot be approved by AdSense? Is This An End To Making Money With Blogging?
No! This is!
Blogging without AdSense
In this article, I’m going to share how much of an issue with restricting AdSense accounts or not getting AdSense approval than you might think. AdSense is widely recognized as one of the best money making programs for bloggers because:
- It’s easy to use.
- You have to change ads manually after a certain amount of time.
- You don’t have to worry about paying (AdSense payments are very reliable).
However, there are several issues with using AdSense:
You need to follow the content guidelines set by the AdSense team. You can’t post anything you want to post. Even if you don’t violate our webmaster guidelines, AdSense guidelines prevent you from posting certain types of posts. (Example: websites where we can watch movies online.)
To make more money from AdSense, you need to continually experiment with various optimization techniques, including using keywords with higher CPC.
If most of your traffic is coming from countries like India, Pakistan or Malaysia, then you can make money easily with AdSense.
Neither of these drawbacks makes AdSense bad, but these issues indicate that AdSense may not be as good as you think it is.
When I started blogging, I didn’t know how to make money. I started blogging out of a passion for knowledge sharing and only heard about AdSense after a few months of blogging. Even after implementing AdSense on my blog, my first advertising income was $ 47 from sales from DreamHost partners.
It didn’t come from AdSense or any other advertising network. You may be wondering why I’m saying this because I make so much money (over $ 30,000 per month). But I have to ask you: have you ever seen any.
If you look at my AdSense earnings for 4 years, you will know that I made almost no money using AdSense compared to the big money I make using other monetization techniques. The only good thing about AdSense is the recurring income that can make you feel safe.
Now that I know my AdSense story, I will share my experience of successfully monetizing certain blogs without using AdSense. What would happen if I choose to?
Your blogging life becomes more experimental
The best blog teaching comes from experimentation. If you try the latest monetization methods, you may find a solution that works surprisingly well for your industry. You can also learn experimentally from the experiences of other bloggers.
Instead of wasting the time trying something new, try methods that have worked for other bloggers. For example, I talked about Viglink, which is a great advertising network. But it’s not ideal for a niche. However, he’s doing very well in the fashion business.
I don’t blog about fashion, but one of my clients does and he trusted my judgment and gave me permission to experiment. And hey you did it! there he is! This is now a case study!
For a case study on running Viglink, check out a fashion blog here. I can’t say I used it three years ago and I don’t know how they have changed over the past three years. They may have served badly paying ads or they may have continued to run premium ads. I really do not know it.