Top 10 Blog Monetization Strategies, Ranked In Order (2016 Edition)

An overview of the top 10 blog monetization strategies, ranked in their order of what works. Updated for 2016.

  • m2m news says:

    Thanks for posting I have the idea again.

  • Justin P says:

    Very good list.
    If the PR of your site is good now a days you can sell links also putting it at your site. 

  • You mention selling a blog, any idea where or how to sell?

  • Lauratito says:

    I still learn to improve my earning from adsense, how to improve traffic and get visitors to “click” my ads.. This is one of my favorite web. thanks

  • Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful top 10 list.

    I’ll definitely consider ‘Banner Advertisement’ and ‘Buy and Sell’ strategies.

  • rohit17 says:

     Thanks for the useful info! Liked it…

  • What are your thoughts on CPM (Cost Per Mile) ads?

  • Patricia R says:

    Great post. 
    You should check us out next time you’re looking for banner advertising networks. We’re a new self-serve ad platforms for publishers. Great for bloggers and a fantastic alternative to Adsense if you’re ever in need for one.

    Cheers!

  • IVAN says:

    My blog is about 4 months now, and it is just the beginning. I would like to make it great by the help of your guide. Let me try it. Be blessed for your wonderful work.

  • john says:

    Hey David,

    Interesting article on monetization strategies. I would like to add another factor that can help us to monetize our social network and also help us to earn money from it. I have recently installed feeligo application (feeligo.com) on my blog. It has substantially increased user engagement on my website. Their System is non-intrusive and enjoyable for users. I have started earning revenue based on usage of the Feeligo system. The entire suite is free to use.Installation only takes a few minutes. If you get stuck during installation the support team is available 24×7. Any webmaster who wants to increase the network activity should try Feeligo.

    JohnMathews

  • john says:

    Interesting article, thanks Barak!. I would like to add another factor that can help us to monetize our social network and also help us to earn money from it. I have recently installed feeligo application (feeligo.com) on my blog. It has substantially increased user engagement on my website. Their System is non-intrusive and enjoyable for users. I have started earning revenue based on usage of the Feeligo system. The entire suite is free to use.Installation only takes a few minutes. If you get stuck during installation the support team is available 24×7. Any webmaster who wants to increase the network activity should try Feeligo.

    John Mathews

  • Jim says:

    Great post I think I’m going to try out a few alternative methods.

  • HarryQ says:

    Isnt Google going to get angry at you for doing paid posts?

  • Rehmat says:

    Great article David. At the moment, I’m monetizing my blog through AdSense only. Will try out your suggestions. Thank you for sharing these great ideas.

  • shristhiyadav says:

    Hello David,

    Thanks for such an amazing post. You have mentioned all the possible ways to monetize the blog
    I am looking for direct ad sales . What could be the best options for that, if I prefer direct ad sales for my blog.
    Thanks once again

  • Helena says:

    Great post!
    We had solid traffic on our website for a couple of years so we decided to upgrade our Google AdSense to Google AdExchange. We were assisted by MonetizeMore during the process and since then, our website monetization strategy has been working great for us. If anybody wanna check ’em out, their website is http://www.monetizemore.com. Trust me, these guys are great.

  • Hie ! Great information over here man!!

    A little off topic but I was paying attention to your opt-in strategy and yea it’s quite different from the rest. I like the fact that you are giving away a course that is of such high standard and you actually put in a comment from a popular copywriter. Great stuff i think freebies tend to do the job especially when they are useful like the blogging program.

    But yes i think these are quite clear and i think I am going to put effort in building membership on my site. thanks a lot!!

  • thanks for such an informative and helpful post.

  • Frankoh says:

    That’s a cool insight for blog monetization. I already use some tips outlined here on my blog at http://www.frankmarkets.com I hope to also grow from there.

  • amit kumar says:

    thanks for sharing such a cool information..
    i think banners advtsing is the best and the easiest way to monetize

  • Dean says:

    This is a nice article but i honestly must say that I’ve only ever worked with adsense and it does me good

  • Kam Kay says:

    Unlike older days, it takes forever to make money from just blogging. You have to be very careful on signing up with random affiliate programs. People put in so much effort to write that beautiful long post, but it gets lost in million other similar posts. As pointed by many others, real money is in consulting or writing a book. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  • Amrish says:

    These strategies you have highlighted will surely bring in money if done in right way as you have mentioned. If our blogs has very good traffic Direct advertisement will surely help to bring in quite some money and of course affiliate marketing is another area which has big potential and if done in right way we can fill our pockets with dollars. Thanks for sharing this

  • sofisantuch says:

    Adtomatik is also an ad network. I’ve been using it for a year and the result couldn’t be better. The best service. I totally recommend it.

  • Ben Oliveira says:

    Nice post!
    I’m from Brazil and it was very helpful.
    It’s always good to learn more about digital marketing.
    Thank you!

  • Jaqueline says:

    Hey David,

    Nice list, can you give some more guide about membership programs? I’m curious to start one on my blog.

  • Angelia says:

    This post is very helpfully for me, cause now I started blogging and wanna try to monetize my website, and now I finnaly get some Idea after read this post, thank you so much David, greeting from Yogyakarta ..

  • Katie Watts says:

    Speak Your Mind? Okay then, I think there are more posts and blogs about blogging in general, setting up blogs and how to make money on them that repeat each other.
    I am a hobbyist blogger and an affiliate of the products that I use for my hobbies. I get more search results for how to make money off a blog than I do with other categories.
    Blogging about blogging seems to be the trend. I would suggest new bloggers be honest and REAL and find their craft or interests and stick with it.

  • Hi David,
    for me, it’s a combination of selling ads, sponsored posts and affiliate marketing.
    Plus, I also have clients for my services of freelance writing and social media marketing.

    I need to try the membership program site model.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Nico Black says:

    Very nice list David. You’ve pretty much summed it all.

    I do believe you’ve missed one, though. May not be a favorite of yours but “native widget advertising” definitely deserves a mention. Especially in a Top monetization strategists of 2016 list.

    The industry has been growing fast and I would definitely place it above Display adverting if not higher when effectiveness is what you focusing on.

    Native ads are way smarter.
    I am not just talking about content promotion widgets. Native Ad networks have moved way past this. There are smart widgets available that actually add value to your content and are not damaging the blogs UX.

    Comparison shopping widgets
    Financial calculators
    Travel price quotes
    Local business listings
    Investing Tools
    Stock Quotes

    There are many more available and most of them avoid ad blockers as well, which on its own make them more effective than banner ads IMO.

    Great update, though. Lots of valuable info in your article, as always 😉

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