As we are wrapping up our discussions on passive income in your Silhouette or Cricut, we are looking at ads on your standalone website. If you’ve missed any posts this week, you can catch up here and here.
Why Add Ads to Your Website?
If you have a standalone website (not Etsy or another marketplace) you can add ads to your website. In this type of passive income, you get paid each time that an ad is shown or clicked. The ads shown are generally based on the visitor’s search history. As an example, you can see ads on this website at the top of the any page and in the sidebar on the right hand side.
How to Implement Ads on Your Website
The easiest way to get started with ads on your website is through Google Adsense. Simply visit Google Adsense and sign up for a free account. After being approved as a publisher, you’ll install a piece of HTML code on your website and ads will be shown. After installation, there is no maintenance and you’ll be paid monthly.
Another easy to implement method of adding ads to your website is through Amazon CPM ads. Again, you’ll sign up and get approved, install a piece of code, and get paid monthly for views and clicks of the ads. The installation of Amazon CPM ads is slightly more than Google Adsense.
Thinking to Your Future Ads
As your website grows and gets more traffic, you might be able to join an ad network. Ads networks install code and manage the relationship between advertisers and your website. When joining an ad network, you typically make more money per ad – but they have minimum traffic requirements.
Tell me in the comments, how do you feel about ads on websites?
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