I've a free blog with a few followers at WordPress.comI want to know how to monetize it properly?I've been using affiliate links with Amazon but it isn't working well, I also don't want the readers to feel the site is filled with ads because I'm just starting out.As it's in the free plan, I'm not allowed to use java script. I.e. no dynamic ads (ruling out google completely). I can't even use the text+image option while linking products as it creates a frame code which is not allowed on WordPress.com
Firstly i would suggest you to move your blog from Hosted Wordpress blog to Self Hosted wordpress.
This guide will helpful to you for Monetizing Wordpress.com blog
Thanks a lot!I'm not actually willing to spend money on my blog until I've enough followers. Moreover, I'm still a student with no source of income (the affiliate marketing isn't generating any revenue) so I don't have money to spend on upgrading either.Thanks for the link though!
Ur thinking is right, but users feel awkward when they see .wordpress.com connected to your site.For this reason, you should move to self-hosted wordpress.org, or you can try blogger with custom domain name. it will cost you rs.99 domain only.
I'm not interested in blogger as I've not had much good experience with it before. I'll move to custom domain once I've enough views
I've read that guide but will only move once I've enough views!The suggestion of adfly and short.st are good though, I'll try using them.Thanks
Before earning, you have to spend a bit as investment, if you follow all the things properly then you will get profit as return.
If you don't want to use Ads than go with affiliate marketing and your own product selling
Thanks, I'm already trying affiliate marketing. I don't have any idea for selling my own products though.I agree that I've to invest something for a return but I'll take that risk later when I've enough content and support.
You could showcase your writing abilities on this blog to win freelance writing jobs and also win some ghost blogging gigs for yourself. That is one way of making money from this blog.
That's a nice idea. I think that'll be one of my long term goals.Thanks!
Good luck! Glad you liked my idea.. Hope it works for you in the long run!