Are you one of those budding bloggers who are not monetizing their blog and skeptical about doing it right now. Well, i have also walked in your shoes as i was also not using Adsense or any other ad platform on my blog in my early days of blogging. The reason being, our image or the fear of being judged by our readers, visitors or subscribers.
Before I will write about should you use or not use Adsense on new blogs, here is a small conversation between me and My BB (Budding Blogger) friend.
I was talking to one of my budding Blogger friend, and he told me that he has an approved adsense account but he is not putting adsense on his blog.
- Me : Why?
- BB : Because it’s a new blog and putting adsense might make my visitor think that I blog for money.
- Me : Then why did you apply for adsense, when you are not planning to monetize your blog?
- BB : I will monetize it when I will have good traffic.
- Me : What difference does it make compared to now as you are going to monetize at a later stage? Will the perception of your readers be different at that point of time?
Our conversation went on for a while and for some reason I felt, its not only him but many others who share his feeling about advertising on new blog. My question is, Why not now? Why later? Making money from your blog doesn’t makes you a less passionate blogger or a money grubbing blogger. It’s like earning from your passion and dreams. Now think: Is that a disgraceful thing?
When you have a blog which you can monetize as you are planning to pay a part of your bills through your blog, start monetizing it now. Chances are high that you might not make anything beyond USD 10-100/month. But at least you are making something out of it.
Now let’s think this way.
What are advertisement and why to advertise on your blog?
When an advertisement runs on your blog related to your content on the sidebar or on header etc.. which is related to your blog niche, it is helping visitor in a way. You are giving him the right place to get the product he is looking for or he might be interested in.
Take an example : On ShoutMeloud I write extensively about Blogging, Webhosting and make money online. I share my personal views and experience. Now many readers are here because they like to read my experience with different product that I use and chances are high they would like to try them or such related product might be of interest to them. That’s the reason why I keep web hosting and wordpress theme banners on the sidebar and header.
The point here is there is no right time to place an advertisment on your blog, but the only thing which you should have in your mind is :Do not run an advertisement in a way which might hamper readability of your blog post. Keep one or two ad unit instead of putting it all, this is another fact , less ad=better CTR = Better Money.
So in case if you have an adsense account and a new blog, start putting advertisement . Start with one ad unit or two, make sure you don’t put it in a way which might create a distance between you and your regular readers.
What’s your Opinion on this? A budding blogger should use adsense advertisement or should not? If yes, how should he implement it?