When we started writing in The Customize Windows, we thought: should we start monetizing immediately, or would it be better to wait for traffic and readership necessarily more important as ever?
Monetize during the early days
It is the choice we made ??when creating this blog, at least our readers have been warned that there would be advertising on The Customize Windows. Making this choice can limit the bad feelings when the fact that your readers will think that your blog will never display ads. In this case, if you view advertising from day one, your readers will not be surprised to see a few more in coming months, it avoids the trick to monetize your blog that initially showed no advertisements at all.
Adding an advertisement in the blog also allows needs to adapt the design to make the advertising to be the least intrusive and disruptive as possible. Add advertising space a few weeks or months will require you to rethink the design to avoid that this change is too brutal for the readers.
Of course, the first time the income is low or nonexistent, especially if you use Google Adsense, Adbrite, Dexmedia, Technorati media with a blog that needs some traffic to start making a little money each month. Especially it should not be discouraging to see your Adsense account to $ 0 for some time, but when you see your account will gradually fill it certainly motivate you.
Displaying advertisements from day one can also make familiar with different systems those governs monetization. Few days ago we wrote about the basic terms like PPC,CPC,CPM etc those are used in online advertisement world. You might be interested to read it as well.
You will learn how to optimize and make full use of the systems and if you make mistakes, they are better made at the beginning to some readers that later they will do more damage.
Wait for a traffic and a larger readership
Some prefer to wait several weeks or months to have more traffic, which means more revenue faster. The argument is that this solution is likely to lose future readers when they find an advertisement where they enter your blog.
For our part, we advise to add advertisement, even very little from the earliest days and even if you have never used a system of monetization and gradually increase it according to the traffic. We find that seeing the climb in the account that went from $0 is more satisfying and leaves us more room to maneuver when the optimization, investment and testing of different systems.
Expected income from blog
Know the basics:
- Only few advertisement company pays well. You can get a gross idea from cubestat. Enter your website address and analyze it. For us, it is almost 90% correct.
- Do not go for Adbrite, payment wise it is horrible (pays less than we pay to a begger); we got 7 cents perday when our unique visitors were 1000/day with over 2000 pageviews/day!
- In text Ads are good only for websites with >20,000 visitors/day or more. However, it is very disgusting for the visitors.
When I will see the real money?
From 5-6 months after the launch. Obviously, you need to create around 700 good posts during that time. Click is important.
We get 16 clicks per thousand visitors per day on average as most of our advertisement units are out of the text area. If you want more clicks, place inside the text areas.
I want to earn thousand of dollars per month…
Yes, you can. But your writing standard should be outstanding. Plus you have to think of using multiple advertising companies, have to wait for 18 months or so, you need better affiliates side by side. You can not expect to earn few thousand dollars per month with a poor quality or copy-paste blog.
This is why we give importance to do better SEO of your site, so that your number of visitors becomes immense.