7 of the Best Ad Networks for New Bloggers
There are many ways you can make money blogging, such as advertising, affiliate marketing, selling digital products and sponsored posts among others.
Joining the right ad networks can help you to make fulltime income from advertising.
However, some of the best ad networks have minimum traffic requirements you must meet before you apply.
This can be discouraging, especially for beginners who have new blogs with zero traffic.
In this post, I have compiled a list of 7 best ad networks for new bloggers. You do not need to meet any minimum traffic requirements to join these networks before they have instant account approval process.
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Types of ad networks
Vertical Ad Networks: These are niche or topic-specific ad networks, which display ads from a particular subject, such as technology, fashion, and automobiles among others.
Inventory specific Ad networks: These are ad networks which deal with specific inventory, such as mobile, video and native ads among others.
Affiliate Ad networks: These are the ones which use CPC, CPA, CPM and other revenue models to compensate publishers who display the ads on their websites.
Suggested reading: Types of ad networks
Factors to consider when choosing an ad network
Ad formats available: An ad network which offers a variety of ad formats is the best you should choose because one type of ad does not fit all your audience needs and content types.
Payment terms: Carefully research on the compensation model (such as CPC, CPM, CPV or CPA) used by the ad network to measure the returns. Also, make sure that the ad network supports your most favorable payment method.
Customer reviews: Carefully research or ask customers who have used the ad network about their experiences before you use it on your website.
Size, reputation, and age of the ad network: How many advertisers does the network support? How long has it been around? What is its global ranking? The answers to these questions can help you distinguish the right ad network from those which are simply scammers.
7 Best Ad Networks for New Bloggers
- It was founded in 2010, which makes it one of the oldest ad network with excellent market experience and public trust.
- There are no minimum requirements for approval. This means that you can be accepted even with a new blog.
- It is ranked on position #78 globally in Alexa.com, which means it is one of the most popular ad networks around.
- There are no limitations on the type of niche or website accepted because all content types and subjects are supported.
- Its dashboard has a simple beginner-friendly dashboard, which will save you tons of time.
- The registration is simple and fast and only takes about 2 minutes to complete.
Ad types: Pops (popunder, popup, tab up and tab under among others)
Minimum payment: $5
Payment period: Daily upon request
Payment methods: PayPal, Payoneer, and Payza.
Cost/pricing model: Cost per view (CPV). This means that a bid is set for each popup.
- Only displays quality ads, which have been carefully selected to match the purpose of your site and target audience behavior.
- This ad network is owned and managed by Google, which means it is legitimate.
- It is easy to set up and AdSense account, and also manage the ads.
- If you have multiple sites or online business platforms, you do not need multiple accounts, meaning that you can use one account to all.
- AdSense has an active and vibrant support forum who will answer all your questions.
Note: Unlike other ad networks in this list, Google AdSense has strict minimum entry requirements, which you should meet to get accepted.
Ad types: Text, image, rich media, flash, video, animated image, audio, and links.
Minimum payment: $100
Payment period: Around 21st to 26th of every month.
Payment methods: Checks, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Wire Transfer and Western Union Quick Cash.
Cost/pricing model: Cost per click (CPC). This means that you get paid a certain amount per click.
- Easy to get started with setting up an account
- It accepts all types of websites regardless of the niche, content or age.
- There are no minimum requirements which you must meet to join this ad network.
- You can run their ads alongside other ad networks, which will increase your blog income.
- They have a present and top-notch support system where you shall get answers to all your questions.
Ad types: Popunder, slider, mobile and video.
Minimum payment: $25
Payment methods: Payoneer, WebmoneyZ, Prepaid Cards and Wire Transfer
Cost/pricing model: Cost per mile (CPM) This means that you earn per number of ad impressions. For example, you shall make around $1 to 4 for every 1000 impressions.
Suggested readings: Propeller Ad network review 2018
Ad types: Popunder/ups, slider, banner, box shadow and footer among others.
Minimum payment: $50
Payment methods: Payoneer, PayPal, and Wire Transfer
Cost/pricing model: Cost per action (CPA). This means that you earn after a user clicks on the ad and performs an action, such as purchasing and subscribing among others. It also supports CPM and CPL pricing models.
Ad types: Banner, mobile, and text.
Minimum payment: $10
Payment methods: Payoneer and PayPal.
Cost/pricing model: Cost per mile (CPM). This means that you earn based on the number of impressions the ad is displayed on your website.
Ad types: In-text, in-frame, in-tag, in-fold text ads.
Minimum payment: $50
Payment methods: Payoneer, wire transfer, and PayPal.
Cost/pricing model: Cost per mile (CPM) and Cost per click (CPC). This means that you earn based on the number of impressions the ad is displayed on your website. You also earn based on the number of clicks the ad gets.
Suggested reading: Infolinks review 2018
Ad types: Banners, pop-under, sliders, XML feeds, mobile ads, display ads
Minimum payment: $10
Payment methods: PayPal, Payza, wire transfer and check
Cost/pricing model: Cost per mile (CPM), Cost per click (CPC) and Cost per action (CPA). This means that you earn based on the number of impressions the ad is displayed on your website. You also earn based on the number of clicks the ad gets. You also earn when a user clicks on the ad and performs an action on the website, such as making a purchase.
Recommended reading: Bidvertiser review 2018 edition
Resources you may need to build a money making blog
How to research keywords: Keywords are the phrases or words which people enter on search engines to find information. You must use the right keywords if you want your blog posts to be found by search engine users.
How to optimize your blog posts for SEO: Writing SEO friendly blog posts is more than using keywords. You need to learn link building, optimizing images, creating SEO friendly URLs and much more. You will get all the details on those SEO factors in this post and much more.
Do bloggers make money? In case you are if blogging is the right business for you, this post will answer this common question of whether bloggers make money or not. Yes, it is possible to make a full-time income with a blog when you use the right strategies explained in this post.
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