I never intended to generate revenue from my blog, but I did place a few Google ads in unobtrusive places on my posts just to see what would happen. For the most part, I let these ads run on auto-pilot and forgot they were even there. Then, after a year or so, I got a check for $100 from Google. Cool!! Then, six months later I got another $100 check. Obviously I’m not going to quit my day job, but I’m not going to complain about getting $100 checks in the mail either! Getting these checks made me wonder how I could increase my revenue and get those checks more often. So, this week, I moved the ads to places that are more conspicuous but still do not detract from the content. I’ll track this for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference. I use a WordPress plugin called Advertising Manager to manage the Google ads. This plugin is old but allows me to easily import the ads.
So here are some questions to the bloggers who are serious about monetization:
- What other services, besides Google Adsense, do you use?
- What plugin do you use to manage your ads?
- Do you use any affiliate programs that do not require daily interaction?
- What other recommendations do you have for monetization?
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