There are many different ways to monetize your blog. Unfortunately, most bloggers under utilize the potential to fully benefit from their written linguistic creations. They justify this lack of revenue by telling themselves “I chose the wrong niche”, “I don’t get enough traffic”, “why would my reader buy/click on my site when there are millions of other sites?”, or “It’s wrong form me to make money on my blog”. Generating more revenue typically comes when you adopt a positive attitude AND find more advertising space OR by using the space you have more effectively.
Just last week I was thinking about ways to use the space (website, RSS, newsletter, etc) on Technshare more effectively when Yasmine from RevResponse, an established affiliate network, contacted me about getting a sponsored product review on this blog to let everyone know about their latest product – the RSS to Email tool. The tool combines publishing and monetizing RSS feeds to allow bloggers a way to leverage a more intuitive advertising platform. As opposed to CPC ads that fire your readers off to an unknown 3rd party website, RevResponse keeps the reader on your page. They target relevant free eBooks, white papers, and magazines that are related to the content of the newsletters. Visitors that download one of the free products can earn you anywhere from $1.50 to $20 since you’ve given that publisher a potential new customer. This advertising platform is a must try for those who wonder how they will ever make any money from $0.05 clicks.
Reasons to try the RSS to Email tool
- It’s free – no cost to sign up or cancel
- Manages your email list for free – unlike Mailchimp, Aweber or other e-mail marketing software providers that charges you to handle your newsletters, RevResponse does it all for free.
- Higher value – $1.50 to $20 is a very attractive payout and sure beats bashing your head against the wall for a 5 cent CPC.
- Smarter selling – when you offer your visitor a free download of a magazine, white paper or eBook on your site, it says to the reader “Hi friend, here is something that you may find useful. If you like what you’re reading, then you should contact the author for more.” Compare that with your competitors who say, “Hey you, see that flashy link down there, I hope you’ll click on it so that I can make 5 cents and you can get the hell off of my newsletter.” See the difference? This is advertising refined.
Monetize your thank you pages
For bloggers that want to take their advertising to the next level, RevResponse also enables you to monetize your confirmations pages. With the same principles from above applied to your thank you pages, you can ensure that you get another opportunity to help your visitors find what they are looking for.
Perhaps this Feedburner alternative is the tool that you need to earn your fair share of the growing online advertising market. I’ve signed up and am eager to see how much revenue can be generated as well as allow my visitors to experience a different way to engage with advertising.
RevResponse is have a special promotion and offering new customers $25 for signing and being accepted. See if you site qualifies for a free $25. Offer ends March 31, 2012.