How to Add Ads to Your WordPress Website
If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a marketer or someone looking to make a quick buck off the side. Great! So, you’ve decided to add ads to your wordpress website. How exciting is that?! Ad revenue is a great way to bring in quick cash without any investment. The best part is that you don’t need a huge audience to make money off this approach. You can literally make money off a few clicks of a button.
Before you begin running ads on your wordpress website, there are a few things you need to consider. Keep reading to learn more.
Is This the Right Channel For Ads?
Before you begin running ads on your wordpress website, there are a few things you need to consider. First, is this the right channel for your ads? Depending on your niche, you may want to try a different avenue for marketing. For example, financial websites typically don’t do well with ads because people are looking for loans or investments there. So, if you’re running an investment related site, consider an affiliate program instead. Or if your site is more of a lifestyle or entertainment related site, you may want to try an infomercial or TV ad campaign.
The point is simply this: Before you run ads on your wordpress website, assess the channel and consider whether or not it’s right for your target audience. Once you’ve decided this, you can begin optimizing your ads to fit that channel. Keep in mind that not all ads will work on all channels. You’ll have to find out what suits your audience best and runs the most effectively.
Will People Come Back Once The Ads Are Up?
Another important consideration before you begin running ads on your wordpress website is whether or not people will come back once the ads are up. In other words, will people notice the ads and click on them or will they just scroll past them as you do with other content?
The answer to this question is tricky because it depends on a lot of factors. First, consider what you will use the money from the ad revenue for. Will you use it to pay for hosting fees or will you invest in more content? If you choose the latter, then you should expect that the number of people who come back will decrease once the ads are up. However, if you use the money to pay for hosting fees or domain names, then people will likely notice and come back because the content is relevant to them.
How Much Will This Approach Cost You?
An important question to ask before you begin running ads on your wordpress website is how much will this approach cost you? You’ll have to consider a few things here. First, will you run ads on a free blog or will you have to pay for some sort of premium blogging platform? The cost of running ads on a free blog is pretty minimal. You’ll have to purchase a cheap domain name and set up a few plugins to serve the ads. After that, you can just paste a small snippet of code into your pages to serve the ads.
The cost of a premium blog platform will vary based on the service. For example, if you choose to run ads on a WordPress.com hosted blog, the cost will be around $5 per month. The cost of running ads on a self-hosted WordPress blog is around $10 per month. So, if you’re looking for a cost-effective approach, consider a free blogger platform. However, if you want to ensure that your blog will be able to pull in a steady stream of revenue, consider paying for a premium blog platform.
How Many Clicks Does It Take To Make Money?
An important question to ask before you begin running ads on your wordpress website is how many clicks does it take to make money? It’s a common misconception that just because you have ads on your wordpress website, people will click on them. In reality, people may only click on your ads if they’re interested in or relevant to what the ads are promoting. To find out how many clicks you need to make money, follow this simple but effective formula:
Your CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) is the amount you’re paying for each individual click on your ads. So, if you’re paying $0.50 CPM, then you’ll need 500 clicks to make $50. A higher CPM will increase your earnings per click. However, a high CPM also increases your cost per acquisition. If you want to make money online, you’ll need to consider your CPA before you begin running ads on your wordpress website.
Where Will The Money From The Ads Go?
An important question to ask before you begin running ads on your wordpress website is where will the money from the ads go? In other words, where is the profit in this approach?
The best place to find this information is in your Adsense account. If you’ve set this up properly, you will see a small amount of money deposited into your account each month. However, don’t expect to see huge earnings right away. It can take months or even years for this type of approach to start generating decent money. So, while it’s a quick and easy way to make cash, it’s also a bit of a gamble.
If you want to ensure you’ll be able to make money from this approach, consider setting up a savings account in a different bank. This way, if you do decide to withdraw the money, you’ll have somewhere else to deposit it. With online banking, this is very easy to do. You can also put a few hundred bucks into a savings account just to see how it operates and how easy it is to get your money out. This way, you’ll be able to determine whether or not this is the right approach for you before you begin depending on the amount you can afford to lose.
To help you decide if this is the right approach for your, we’ve compiled a list of everything you should know about running ads on your wordpress website. Keep reading if this sounds good but don’t forget about these cost calculations and CPA figures. They’ll help you determine how effective this marketing strategy is going to be for you.
How Do I Add Ads To My WordPress Website?
To add ads to your wordpress website, all you need to do is go to your dashboard and click on the small button that looks like this:
From here, you can simply choose an ad network and then paste the provided code into your pages. To find the code, click on support at the top of your dashboard and then select the code option under the “Technical” heading. Once you’ve copied the code, you can simply paste it into your pages. Make sure to keep a backup of your pages in case you run into any issues. You can also use FTP to upload the files directly from your computer.