I get asked a lot how to monetize a site, and the main problem people run into is that they try to monetize way too soon. There’s nothing wrong with putting up a few ads like adsense or affiliate links, but your time is much better spent on generating more content and traffic until your site is getting a least 200-300 visits per day.
Because maximizing a site’s earnings requires testing: different ads, different placements, etc… and you can’t do that effectively until you have a significant level of traffic so that your testing results are significant.
So, in this post, I want to show you 2 simple ways you can increase your Adsense earnings from the get go, and then quit worrying about monetization until you get your traffic to a few hundred visits per day.
Here’s how to do it:
So to recap:
- Use the ‘contextual targeting tool’ to find the 5 highest-paying phrases that would fit into your site, and make 5 pages that are optimized for each phrase, then add them to your sidebar and at the end of posts as titled something like “most popular articles”
- Use the ‘Quick Adsense’ plugin to quickly add Adsense ads to all of your pages and posts at one time, and then forget about monetization until you’re getting at least 200 visitors a day. Spend all that extra time creating content and generating traffic.