Apart from Google Adsense, what are the other ways I can Monetize my Blog?

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Dear warriors!
I have been uisng Google Adsense for the past 4 months and I never crossed the CPM of $2 (monthly average)
It's a blog on entrepreneurship, motivation and biography. I get anywhere between 4000 to 6000 page views per day and almost 90% of traffic are Organic and sent by Google.

Is there any other way I can Monetize my Blog? You can visit it by clicking on the Signature link. I will appreciate your advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anticareer
    I'm sure you can search clickbank for some motivational products to promote. For biography, some amazon ads to biographies.

    Why not look at a site that you would consider similar to yours and see how they are monetizing it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      I will definitely take a look into motivational products on Click bank. I don't know anything about ClickBank..Hope I read some reviews on WF.

      Thanks for your words

      Originally Posted by Anticareer View Post

      I'm sure you can search clickbank for some motivational products to promote. For biography, some amazon ads to biographies.

      Why not look at a site that you would consider similar to yours and see how they are monetizing it?
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Will you stop this unnecessary thread bouncing ??
    There is no need to reply to each individual answer posters ... This is not a chat website.
    YOu can reply all at once or after certain intervals.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Help me understand!
      Are these your personal words or you are trying to make me understand the WF rule?

      I am on WF for the past 5 hours seeking answers to several questions...Does that also bother you?






      Originally Posted by dsouravs View Post

      Will you stop this unnecessary thread bouncing ??
      There is no need to reply to each individual answer posters ... This is not a chat website.
      YOu can reply all at once or after certain intervals.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Hi Mousumi,

    2 others ways you can monetize your blog are with CPM/Rich Media Ads and selling text-link ads. Check out Valueclick Media and Burst Media for the first; and text-link-ads dot com for the second.

    Best!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tayman
      Also capture the email of your users, build a relationship with them, and promote products once the relationship has been established.
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      • Profile picture of the author mobileking
        have an opt-in form and start building a list! This is the best thing you could do, and your niche is perfect for this!
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  • Profile picture of the author iamseo
    Are you offering guest post opportunity on your blog ? How much PR or Domain Authority blog has ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Yes, guest post opportunity is there!
      The blog's anchorpage has a Page Rank of 3 and some internal pages are worth 4. The blog was officially launched in January this year.

      Originally Posted by iamseo View Post

      Are you offering guest post opportunity on your blog ? How much PR or Domain Authority blog has ?
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  • Profile picture of the author bizamanda
    You can start build the list by offering the visitor a free e-book that related to your niche. Put an opt-in form on your blog, ask the visitor to fill the form to get the free e-book. with that you can start doing email marketing and promote affiliate products.

    To support this strategy, you should create a simple e-book (or you can buy PLR), create squeeze page and autoresponder.

    Hope it's help

    Cheers,
    Amanda
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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    @Mousumi,
    Your site has a descent traffic and it is PR3, why not try selling ad placement somewhere on your site or maybe one way backlinks. You can either charge one off payment or recurring.

    Gama
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronno99
    CPM of $2 is low. Is it low because of CTR or CPC?
    You can probably increase your CTR by being more aggressive in your ad placement.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Well I would like to say you have a great blog for your niche.
    Second is you can find plenty of answers from google.

    Adsense is dead and I was one of the first to say this and will continue to say it.
    Too many other oppurtunities, I use one that pays me 60 percent. Yeah google pays like 5 percent.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadhere
    Yes, I know. It's hardly worth it.

    Use contextual links to related products. A real money maker. Dollars instead of cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexyew
    Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

    Dear warriors!
    I have been uisng Google Adsense for the past 4 months and I never crossed the CPM of $2 (monthly average)
    It's a blog on entrepreneurship, motivation and biography. I get anywhere between 4000 to 6000 page views per day and almost 90% of traffic are Organic and sent by Google.

    Is there any other way I can Monetize my Blog? You can visit it by clicking on the Signature link. I will appreciate your advice.
    Hi,

    It is a great blog with rich information about sucess rate!

    You can sell ebooks which related to the topics in your blog.

    You can promote books that inspired people.. etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author marykay77
    Optin form with free list - write a short ebook as an enticer - send helpful free content for while, then make smaller reasonable offers, and start growing from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdkesler
    you might look at linking to specific products on Amazon. they pay anywhere from 4% to 15% depending on volume of sales. I notice that your site has some stories about famous or almost famous people. You could promote thier biographies and link to the books on Amazon or Barnes and Nobles. Of course, you would want to sign up as an affiliate for these programs and then promote the links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Viremia
    Did anyone mention Chitika.com?

    They are pretty cool and they really pay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Throw some relevant affiliate products on there. Sign up for Clickbank and other affiliate programs to do so. And i have no idea of what it is that you want me to do when i visit your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

    Dear warriors!
    I have been uisng Google Adsense for the past 4 months and I never crossed the CPM of $2 (monthly average)
    It's a blog on entrepreneurship, motivation and biography. I get anywhere between 4000 to 6000 page views per day and almost 90% of traffic are Organic and sent by Google.

    Is there any other way I can Monetize my Blog? You can visit it by clicking on the Signature link. I will appreciate your advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamJWriter
    Fantastic site. You're right, it's way under-monetized with adsense. Giving away a free product of some sort that leads into a related sales funnel. Having your own product to sell is the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author milliondream
    Try to promote cpa offer related to your blog and also try to get subscriber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    Thanks to WF members!

    Yesterday, I created an account on Clickbank and testing a product on the blog called Mind Secrets Exposed 2.0

    In less than a day, the analytics shows there were 18 clicks were made but no sale

    I am going to keep the product online for about a week and then I will comeback to you for help

    Google has gone mad with SuccessStories. It consistently shows ads that are paying me 5-7 cents. I really have to think seriously about it. The very first month, the earning was $198 and this month (despite the fact that traffic has significantly increased) this month I did not even earn $60.

    ClickBank is new for me and the biggest problem is I have no idea which product will sell on SuccessStories.
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    • Profile picture of the author bugzy
      You can also try affiliate with content locking program
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    • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyKid
      Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

      Thanks to WF members!

      Yesterday, I created an account on Clickbank and testing a product on the blog called Mind Secrets Exposed 2.0

      In less than a day, the analytics shows there were 18 clicks were made but no sale

      I am going to keep the product online for about a week and then I will comeback to you for help

      Google has gone mad with SuccessStories. It consistently shows ads that are paying me 5-7 cents. I really have to think seriously about it. The very first month, the earning was $198 and this month (despite the fact that traffic has significantly increased) this month I did not even earn $60.

      ClickBank is new for me and the biggest problem is I have no idea which product will sell on SuccessStories.
      You managed to join Clickbank??? Which browser are you using? In my case, the CAPTCHA is regenerating without any result
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      • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
        I can't understand your question. Does this matter what browser I used to join Click Bank?
        How?
        the CAPTCHA is regenerating without any result?

        Originally Posted by MakeMoneyKid View Post

        You managed to join Clickbank??? Which browser are you using? In my case, the CAPTCHA is regenerating without any result
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  • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyKid
    Hi Mousumi Aami tomake bhalobashi

    Regarding your query, try affiliate programs. Amazon Associates ROCKS! You don't only get commission if your customer buys the suggested product but also whatever he buys from the store. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! You won't find this plus point in any other affiliate program. So trust me and go blogging. By the way can I have a look at your blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      My younger brother hasn't said this to me for a while now....and here you are
      And there is one man who keeps saying this to me for the past 6 years (now along with my darling son)

      Regarding Amazon, I do not have much experience with it so really need to read and learn more about it. And you can see my blog in the signature box.




      Originally Posted by MakeMoneyKid View Post

      Hi Mousumi Aami tomake bhalobashi

      Regarding your query, try affiliate programs. Amazon Associates ROCKS! You don't only get commission if your customer buys the suggested product but also whatever he buys from the store. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! You won't find this plus point in any other affiliate program. So trust me and go blogging. By the way can I have a look at your blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author Meka Anilkumar
    You are leaving the money on table, my dear friend. The first thing you need to do is capture the visitors to the email list. And send them newsletters every week. Generally People who looks for solutions to their problems are likely to subscribe anything.

    So, Why don't you create your own ebook? And offer all the stuff to your list. If you can't you can still hire the content developer who can elaborate your ideas in to an ebook.

    By the way your blog is simply awesome and gives the good value to user(at least to me ! ha ha).

    Anil
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I'd try Amazon books if your audience is American.
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  • Profile picture of the author WalterWhite
    Well there are so many options out there...

    I just created a Campaign using eleavers.com ( this is my first time trying them out )

    hope to see some good results using their Ad Network.

    Anyway...

    Good luck with you advertising efforts and share the success story when you make it !!

    Regards
    W.W.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Roberts
    There are several methods you can use to generate income from your blog. You can utilize affiliate marketing from several networks like Clickbank, JVzoo, PayDotCom.com, Amazon Associates and many others with products that are closely related to your blog content. There are also sites like CJ, AdBrite, Chitika and many others that you can also use to generate income. These networks using use various monetizing platforms to monetize the traffic from your website. You will need to do some research to decide what is best for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    @Moisumi,

    A great blog. If you don't mind can you please tell me which theme you are using for your this site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Oh the theme of SuccessStories?
      Honestly speaking, it was developed from scratch. Back in those days I had been self-learning web technologies and I took a year to develop this one and four more themes

      You are the first person who said the theme looked nice

      Thanks anyway!!


      Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

      @Moisumi,

      A great blog. If you don't mind can you please tell me which theme you are using for your this site.
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  • Profile picture of the author WEBGEEK
    Your blog is super! sad to know that you are not making enough money.
    I think the above suggestions will help you for sure.Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Muyon
    Amazon work on per sale. It matters on how u can advertise your product. In terms of advertisement u make the book relating to thier problem. U tell them about it. N u must also know what u are advertising. To make your advertisement effective. U can create blogs to do your advertisement. So that when one is searching for a content your blog will be enlisted.
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