Everything thinks that monetizing your blog making money from it monetizing your site just reduces your user experience. It crushes it So much so that they’re like oh no one’s going to come back to my site That is not true today I’m going to talk to you How to monetize your blog without destroying your user experience soft electronic music. By monetizing your website, you can earn money.
1) The first tip:
I have for you is avoid having too many banner ads Look if you have one or two banner ads and they’re relevant that is not an issue Limit the banner experience to one or two per page Don t do more than that because then it just becomes a site full of ads instead of text And if you have one or two and the ads are relevant people will still click on them.
The reason most people have banner blindness is that all the ads they see are irrelevant It’s like I don t want an ad for football when I’m on a page about marketing. The ads need to be relevant So if you want to do really well make sure your ads are relevant Only have a few per page and not many more than that If you have too many ads on a page it may not only just irritate your users but it’s going to slow down your site time which does ruin your experience as well.
2) The second tip:
I have for you is pop-ups don’t convert well for sales but they can work well for emails So if you’re trying to monetize your site a lot of people are like oh let me just do pop-ups and get people to buy my product or service right then and there in the popup. It’s very rarely that pop-ups generate a lot of sales directly Indirectly though they generate a lot of emails.
So one of the best things you can do in your pop-ups is offering a free resource in exchange for an email such as an e-book a landing page tool quiz whatever it may be Any sort of resource whether it’s a tool whether it is an e-book whether it’s a cheat sheet does matter what it is just some sort of resource that allows people to put in their email and be like wow if I put in my email what I’m getting is extremely valuable.
Then from there, you can continually sell those people through email drip sequences and any email provider has that feature By doing that indirectly you’ll get sales which allows you to monetize The moment you have an exit pop up that just asks people to buy something it is just not going to work You need something that is user-friendly people love and they want to put in their information.
Because it is so valuable they’re like wow I’m happy I saw this exit pop up because if I didn’t t I would have never got this free resource And when you recreating this exit pop up you can use tools like Hello Bar to do so and I would recommend that you put the pop-up on the exit intent which means when someone leaving your website not when they first enter your website
3) The Third Tip:
4) The fourth tip:
I have is only present really highly relevant offers The moment you just go out there with all the ad networks and you put these irrelevant offers and services and ads in front of your audience you’re going to lose their trust If you don t believe in something don t show it to them If you think that someone s product or service sucks don’t push it to your audience If you think an ad is irrelevant don’t push it to your audience. If you do what is best for them, in the long run, you will do better. A good alternative to those spammy ad networks is using solo ads It’s a great alternative and you ‘ll also find that the bigger ad networks like Google, of course, they’re going to be much more relevant in their listings than the smaller ad networks.
5) The Five-Point:
Last but not least before I wrap over this video, I want to go over some unique monetization methods that you’re probably not leveraging that work well that are t spammy and they tend to make way more money than just putting ads on your site:
• First, create an info product Example of this is Pat Flynn s Power-Up Podcasting course. It’s a great way to learn podcasting His audience loves it and he can sell it and make good money.
• A Second Monetization an offer that works very well is coaching offers You see a ton of examples from Mike Matthews from Legion Athletics all the way to the Rush Raffinose They all do coaching It works extremely well.
• The third thing you could do is gate content You ‘ve got to pay money for that Whether its monthly fee or a yearly fee it works well.
• The fourth example builds a freemium tool If you’re in the weight loss category you can do a daily calorie consumption calculator and then upsell them into a diet app I can do a free SEO audit tool and then upsell them into hey you want to check more than or pages Pay me money.
If I have a finance site and I have a grocery budget calculator I can upsell them into a whole app that solves their budgeting problems.
Last but not least speaking gigs I got to a conference you see me on stage Sometimes I do speak for free That is actually very rare In almost all cases I can get grand on the low end to grand in most cases just for an hour speech I rarely ever speak for under grand or even grand. That show powerful speaking is When I started I was only charging a few grand to five grand Work your way up to Over time people will pay you And that s an easy way to make money You don t have to market to your audience or anything like that You just show up You get to travel experience the world and you’re getting paid some X amount.