They have the power to help you turn your blog into something profitable … but they also have the power to destroy the experience you’ve created for the readers of your blog.
So, should you try to monetize your blog with ads?
It’s something a lot of bloggers struggle to decide on, so I thought it’d be helpful to take a closer look here. If you’re still trying to decide, consider this: unless you have massive amounts of traffic, you probably won’t be able to make enough money from basic pay per click (PPC) ad units. On top of that, readers might not approve of your ads. That said, every blog and niche is different, so you could make substantial money.
Before you think you missed the boat, there’s still a powerful alternative to the PPC unites from ad networks.
Consider selling ad space directly to advertisers. This requires more work on your part, but you’ll be able to secure a monthly payment per ad unit, which leaves no guess work … you can say because you sold four 125×125 ad units at $100 each this month, you can expect $400 this month.
Again, ads tend to dent the experience for the reader so you’ll need to consider how it all weighs together before committing.
Let’s Take a Look at Your Ads
If you have already placed ads on your blog, and you’d like some feedback regarding what an unbiased visitor thinks, submit a link to your blog in the comments below.