I'm in the process of starting a political blog so I'm looking for some good ways to monetize it. I know it's not that easy to monetize such kind of blogs, but I'm passionate about American politics so I'm going to give it a shot.
I've done some research and found that many on forums are talking about using native Ads when it comes to monetizing political blogs. If you take a look at some big political websites such as Breitbart and CNN you can see that they use this kind of advertising. But I'm just starting out with my blog, I certainly won't get that much traffic. So I'm wondering if this could be an effective way of monetization.
I thought of Adsense, but unless my blog gets a huge amount of traffic I don't think it's worth a try.
I also thought of creating a mailing list and promoting CPA offers to my subscribers. I might be wrong, but this would scare my subscribers away, since they're expecting political content from me and not some shady CPA offers. So, is there a way I can figure out what kind of offers/products they're into other than politics? that way I can promote stuff without damaging their trust in my blog.
I'd love to know your opinions/recommendations. Thanks in advance.