Monetizing WordPress website or blog is very challenging today but not much difficult if you work smart. Beside monetizing website through Google AdSense or displaying contextual ads via Media.net; there is many possibilities to make money with sponsored posts.
In this post, I’m going to give you some very important idea and tips that how to make money with sponsored posts whether your website or blog is brand new or older than a year or two. Also I’m gonna share few interesting resources which I use with success.
Before pointing out to main topic, I would like to introduce you what is sponsored post?
Sponsored post are articles which is commissioned by third-party agencies where you write your point of view and experience of specific products or services.
Mainly a potential advertiser offering to write a review on a specific topic or product which is called sponsored post.
Sponsored post is one kind of article that a blogger or website owner is paid to publish.
Sponsored post can be written by blog owner itself or provided by company, business or brand. If you’re hired to write a review on any product or service and be asked to publish on your blog so you will charge rate more.
Sponsored posts might be a variety of formats such as reviews. videos and more.
Tips to make money with sponsored post
Making money with sponsored post, you must have a professional website or blog including nice layout and design with personalized theme.
Make sure you have an unique and original logo. Also focus on your blog sidebar is filled with important things like subscription box or social accounts bar.
If you’ve done all of these, then set up an advertising page (with your media kit) to explain potential advertisers about your blog statistics. Also you should showcase the best of your website so be sure to write your strong points like your website monthly impressions and visits etc. You can add more stats to showcase how your website is all about.
There are different networks (act as third-party) where you can start creating a profile to be found by brand or company (advertisers). I will explain and suggest to you in below about advantages and dis-advantages of using third-party agencies website.
Advantages and Dis-advantage between Third-Party Agencies and Your Own Blog Media Kit
If you’ve a brand new website or blog (if you don’t have a blog create one here) then third-party agencies website is a great option to be found by advertiser or brand that offering to write a review for them and publish your own blog to get paid. You can create a profile, add a blog linked in their website including all detailed statistics (via Google Analytics), setting price for each article /or review and its super easy.
But your own blog media kit is even more better to showcase your website statistics to be found by advertiser. And the advantage of being directly contacted by advertiser means you will get paid what price you set for them if they accept. And there is no price deduction.
But if you work via third-party agency site so you will be charged up to 30% from your earnings paid by advertiser as well other difficulties as most of the times they pays in 7 to 14 days which is dis-advantages for a blogger while being paid directly is so simple.
So I’d recommend to write some unique content on your blog, do SEO for that, promote it and rank your site in search engine to get better result or you can easily find an advertiser via third-party site like coobis.com.
Here are the Coobis review, read it to learn more how to earn money with sponsored post.
How much should I charge for a sponsored post?
As a blogger, you must remember first thing which is setting price for a review depending on your website rank on Google and other search engines mainly unique web traffic that comes through search. It is very important to set your review price for an advertiser.
If you have a large audience based website which has really good traffic (more than 1 million per month), you can simply charge from $500 to $1000 or even more. If your site has traffic less than 10,000 visits per month then you might set from $30 to $75 dollar.
These above price settings idea given based on my own research as I am regularly writing sponsored posts for brand and companies too. Your advertiser might be interested if your site topic or niche related to their brand, business or keywords. So it depends on your website or blog niche type too.
You can simply negotiate pricing for review or article posting with your advertiser. Above pricing ideas given based on writing a review or article. If your advertiser provide the content then your pricing should be reduced.
Once you set a reasonable pricing for your site, it’s important to follow Google guideline to avoid site termination from Google rank which is as following:
Not all paid links violate our guidelines. Buying and selling links is a normal part of the economy of the web when done for advertising purposes, and not for manipulation of search results. Links purchased for advertising should be designated as such. This can be done in several ways, such as:
Adding a rel=”nofollow” attribute to the tag
Redirecting the links to an intermediate page that is blocked from search engines with a robots.txt file
How do I get paid for Sponsored post?
If your showcasing your offer on your own blog or website, then you can set which payment method is simplest to get paid for your work.
If you’re using third-party site, then you will only be able to set payment method available in their platform. Most of the site mainly pay via PayPal. So if you don’t have a PayPal account, create one.
Think before you accept advertiser proposal as always accept the proposal which is related to your website or blog niche. Also get high ranked website to increase your sponsored post earnings as high traffic website owner earns more money than less traffic site owner. Always focus on writing quality content so you’ll have good chance to be considered again. Hope it will work so. Thanks.