Monetize Your Blog By Directly Approaching Advertisers. You have now created your “advertise here” page and your media kit document.
You have your contact details available on your site but still no e-mails from interested advertisers. If you run a small site, having an advertise page will not be enough to attract advertisers. Google Adsense is your friend while your readership is small. But what if you are tired of contextual ads? What if it does not work for your content? A guide to follow when approaching advertisers Search Google for your content keywords. Here is an example of an email I sent out recently to one potential advertiser:
Create A Media Kit To Attract Advertisers To Your Blog. Having direct advertisers is a very lucrative way of monetizing your site.
Ads are one of the few ways in which a blogger can capitalize on existing traffic without any additional work, such as developing products like e-books or providing services like search engine optimization. First step for a blogger to attract sponsors to his or her blog is to create an online media kit. What is a media kit? Your advertising media kit should give potential sponsors the chance to learn behind-the-scenes facts and stories to supplement the content on your site. Think of the media kit as a resume for your blog.
Why should I develop an online media kit? An advertising media kit is a sales tool for selling advertising on your site and it is a must-have for any blogger who wants to monetize his or her content via direct advertising contracts. How do I write my own media kit? Remember the key practices of writing content online. What should I include in the media kit? Image by Irina. How a Rookie Blogger Became an Accidental Entrepreneur and Created a Six-Figure Online Business in Under 19 months [CASE STUDY] A-List Blogging Bootcamps. Best Blogging Tips. From Zero to 2001 Subscribers in 4 Months: How I Made My Blog Bloom [Case Study] A-List Blogging Bootcamps. By Barrie Davenport of Live Bold and Bloom Your blog can and will grow.
But just like a garden or a relationship, you have to tend to it constantly to make it take seed and bloom. Are you willing to do that? If so, read on. Four months ago, I didn’t know beans about blogging. I’m a personal and career coach, and I wanted to promote my business. In spite of my small audience, I loved writing posts, finding photos and all of the creative aspects of blogging. One happy day I found Leo Babauta’s blog, Zen Habits where I found info on the A-List Blogging Bootcamps. ~LESSON #1: Reach out and make yourself known right up front. Be the nice, but noticeable student who makes sure the teacher knows her or him. I took the Bootcamp in February 2010 and soaked up every bit of information, feedback and advice.
~LESSON # 2: Enroll in the A-List Blogger Club and participate in an A-List Blogging Bootcamps Trust the experts. ~LESSON #3: Create useful, interesting posts that serve your reader. 58 ways to build a better blog. Are you not satisfied with your site yet?
Are you looking to improve and optimize your chances of success? Do you need inspiration to get your project to the next level? Below is a list of 71 simple but effective actions that you can take today to improve your site. These are the things I have learned about and done on my own projects with great success over the years. I hope that you do enjoy this advice and that you take some action after reading this in order to improve your site. Get a domain name Forget yourname.wordpress.com or yourname.blogspot.com. Think of a memorable name You can try to go with your full name, but if you are not a household brand like Seth Godin it won’t work as well. Install self-hosted WordPress WordPress.com is a light version of WordPress. Don’t be just another WordPress site Think of a catchy tagline that describes what you do and how you are different. Focus on a niche topic.