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2:45 pm
February 21, 2013


ayoungpro

Lehi, UT

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Hello everyone,

 

I hope I am not wearing out my welcome by asking so many questions, but I'm committed to the success of my blog and you guys are awesome. I have a question about advertising on a brand new blog. When I migrated to Wordpress I signed up for Infolinks to test it out. Obviously at this point I am not generating a lot of visitors or page views, but it is getting better almost every day. I am thinking that I will disable Infolinks on my site for now but I am wondering what your opinions are on different types of advertising. I really enjoy blogging and I want my content to be stellar, but I am obviously trying to build a business as well. Any thoughts/advice/insight would be appreciated.

 

Thanks! 

2:48 pm
February 21, 2013


ayoungpro

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3:19 pm
February 21, 2013


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3:21 pm
February 21, 2013


ayoungpro

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Thanks!

6:17 pm
February 21, 2013


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Robert's article pretty much sums up the advice I could give as well. 

Having infolinks won't really generate any money until you get more traffic, so I 'd recommend taking that down. 

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7:34 pm
February 21, 2013


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Many people start out with google adsense. I'd recommend not advertising for the first 3 months at least. In fact, you might as well wait until you have multiple thousand pageviews within 1 month (unless you have some targeted traffic).

 

It's better to spend your time building traffic, write guest posts, etc. 

 

That's just my suggestion… at the same time, I understand the urge to want to advertise from month one.

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8:21 pm
February 21, 2013


ayoungpro

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Thanks Corey. I thinking I probably will disable advertisements for a while and focus on other things. I appreciate your input.

7:37 pm
February 23, 2013


mbhunter

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20s Finances said:

Many people start out with google adsense. I'd recommend not advertising for the first 3 months at least. In fact, you might as well wait until you have multiple thousand pageviews within 1 month (unless you have some targeted traffic).

 

It's better to spend your time building traffic, write guest posts, etc. 

 

That's just my suggestion… at the same time, I understand the urge to want to advertise from month one.

Interesting.  Certainly a valid take on the subject.

I'd heard another take on it:  Advertise from the start.  That way your audience will be used to it.  Additionally, if you're getting visits from search engines, they're there to solve some problem.  Why not serve ads that address the problem they're trying to solve?

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7:22 am
February 24, 2013


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mbhunter said:

20s Finances said:

Many people start out with google adsense. I'd recommend not advertising for the first 3 months at least. In fact, you might as well wait until you have multiple thousand pageviews within 1 month (unless you have some targeted traffic).

 

It's better to spend your time building traffic, write guest posts, etc. 

 

That's just my suggestion… at the same time, I understand the urge to want to advertise from month one.

Interesting.  Certainly a valid take on the subject.

I'd heard another take on it:  Advertise from the start.  That way your audience will be used to it.  Additionally, if you're getting visits from search engines, they're there to solve some problem.  Why not serve ads that address the problem they're trying to solve?

Yeah, that's the camp I'm from.  Toss it up now so people don't feel betrayed when you flip the AdSense switch a few months down the road.

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6:01 pm
February 25, 2013


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It's entirely based on your personal preference. I second Corey's thoughts and say don't worry about monetizing until 3-6 months in BUT many bloggers have proved me wrong. You could certainly argue either way. 

 

To answer your question, I would disable infolinks for the time being.

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8:17 pm
February 25, 2013


OneCentAtatime

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Post edited 8:30 pm – February 25, 2013 by OneCentAtatime


When I first started, I had adsense and infolink, before I understood anything, was banned from adsense. Apparently for click abuse. I plead not-guilty.

In first 6 months I generated huge $0.50 from Infolink. Right after removing infolink audience retention increased. Not sure if there's any connection though.

Please take it down. You can start out with affiliate links anytime, even in your first month,provided you get approved. 

 

I would sayas others suggested, put off earning part for first few months. All the best!

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1:19 pm
February 26, 2013


ayoungpro

Lehi, UT

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Thanks for all of the opinions! I have disabled Infolinks for now. I will instead spend my time trying to build my content and traffic for a while. I really appreciate all of the help, you all are the best!

4:02 pm
February 26, 2013


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The College Investor said:

You may find this helpful: How to Get Advertising For Your Blog or Website.

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4:06 pm
February 26, 2013


retireby40

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I would start with affiliate links. You probably won't make any money for a long while, but once the links are in your article, it's all passive income after that. Well, program changes once in a while so you might need to do some maintenance, but you get my point right?

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6:07 pm
February 26, 2013


The Frugal Path

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I've been blogging on The Frugal Path for five months now and this past weekend I began Adsense. You can put ads on your site, but I wouldn't expect to receive much income for quite some time. My first sponsored post was posted this month and came to me from a Yakezie member. In the beginning focus on creating great content and commenting on other blogs to get your name out there. 

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11:19 am
February 27, 2013


ayoungpro

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Thanks, I'll definitely look into affiliate links as I am not too familiar with them at the moment.

5:58 pm
February 27, 2013


CashRebel

Chicago

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The Frugal Path said:

I've been blogging on The Frugal Path for five months now and this past weekend I began Adsense. You can put ads on your site, but I wouldn't expect to receive much income for quite some time. My first sponsored post was posted this month and came to me from a Yakezie member. In the beginning focus on creating great content and commenting on other blogs to get your name out there. 

I'm in the same place as you.  I just signed up for Adsense today after about 5 months of blogging and I'm excited to try it out.  What did you find most challenging/easiest about setting up Adsense and getting going?

Ross

8:36 am
February 28, 2013


cheapstudents

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ayoungpro said:

Thanks, I'll definitely look into affiliate links as I am not too familiar with them at the moment.

I would definitely be interested in learning more about affiliate links as well. Does anyone have a link to a previous thread on this forum? 

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1:55 pm
February 28, 2013


MyJourneytoMillions

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Guys,

 

I hate to be the messenger here, but the income strategy you use for a new blog doesn't mean shit.  Literally, shit, if you don't have traffic.  If you are looking at a blog with 50 visitors a day, and 2/3 of them are you from your office you will literally not make a dime. 

 

Focus on your content and revisit this topic after 6 months of blogging. 

7:15 pm
March 1, 2013


Money Soldiers

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posts 16

Stick with it long enough and work hard on your blog everyday.  Then you'll see money pouring in.

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