I’ve been reading a lot on how to making money writing online. Since I’m partial to writing and not getting out of bed it’s the most ideal gig for me. So far I’ve made the majority of the money I have from writing relying on other websites. This is safe, just like working for an established business as opposed to starting your own. It’s also limiting as you don’t have full control.
As a writer, you should always look for as many streams of revenue as possible. I barely make anything from the Cleat Report. The moment I was able to get WordAds onto the site was also when is started writing at SportsBlog where I make decent money. WordAds, while simple, can be tough to get accepted to (or so I’ve heard). There are other options though and it requires you to build your own site from scratch. This is unfortunately not something I know much about however I can point you in the direction of what you should do to make money.
Ads are the best way for a writer to make money along with the acceptance of donations. I prefer ads because I have enough trouble getting people I actually know to lend me cash. I’m sure you’ll find the same problems early on in your writing career. Ads are great because the money is paid by big corporations plugging a product. When you ask for donations, especially early on in your blogging adventures, you’re asking your cheap friends to pay.
There are plenty of different ads to include on your site. Unfortunately with a simple WordPress.com blog you are limited to WordAds like I am here. If you create a site through WordPress.org though, you can explore different options. I’m in the process of planning out a site where I will experiment further with these.
The best ads at the moment are the ones that target your readers based on their search history. They’re known as Native Ads. Sites like Taboola and OutBrain are the big ones. If you Google alternatives to these you’ll find different resources pointing you in the direction. You can decide rom there which ones work best for you. Many you can add to your site immediately without any traffic requirements. Others do unfortunately require you to already be a big shot.
These ads are the ones you’ll see everywhere now such as the “From Around the Web” ones that try to trick you into clicking on them. There are many different kinds similar with many imploring the same strategies. It’s actually a smart way of marketing as it relates more to your content and different websites you’ve been to.
I’ll let you know more about my experience with these types of ads once I actual use them. For now, feel free to share any input you have on this topic.