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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

5+1 Adsense Alternatives That Actually Pay

Adsense Alternatives

Starting a blog is very easy compared to growing a blog till it starts generating revenue.

Starting a blog can be as simple a heading straight to blogger.com, signing up, then creating your free blog. or purchasing a domain name and a hosting plan then installing WordPress.

If you have not started your own blog yet, I recommend you read this too good to be free article that will show you how you can start a free blog on blogger.

Assuming you read that article thoroughly, you will find out that I stated a few reasons why people start a blog.

For sake of emphasis, here are the few reasons:
  • To make money
  • To promote their businesses
  • To showoff their passion
If you are reading this article (of course you are!) I assume you fall into the first category - to make money

Many bloggers have taken their precious time to write articles to help you and I to earn a few bucks through blogging. One of such bloggers is Awogor Matthew of Review Net who has written many blog posts to help you and I make money online. Thanks to him though!

A handful of bloggers believe that one needs to start his blog, signup for AdSense, then make a whole lot of money. But sorry to disappoint you, its not as easy as that. Only those who can understand can indeed understand.

If you really want to pay your bill through blogging you must be ready to disown yourself (just kidding though). What I am trying to say is that you have to work very hard to grow your blog. Work on your traffic, SEO, build social media followers with fellow bloggers ij yiur niche. With that I Think chances of making money via AdSense will increase.

But quote me right! I didn't dispel the idea of making huge money using AdSense.

Lately,  AdSense policies has become to difficult to abide by. Nowadays an average blogger merely gets an approval. Worst of all bloggers from African and Asia.

In fact I experienced this problem. Throughout the first year of my blogging career AdSense kept disapproving my request to become a publisher and it pained me to the extent that I wanted to quit. But why did I want to quit? For one reason, I delved into blogging because I wanted to make money. But on the long run I grew so passionate about blogging. I would love to share my story as a blogger pretty soon. (you could interview me. LOL!)

Because of what I  experienced, I went looking for an alternative to AdSense which could also help me make money.

But are there working AdSense alternatives? keep reading!

I began to run a test and I call this test the "trial and error" test. I met all sorts of things wile running this test. I recall an AD network that promised it publishers $10 for a referral and another $10 sign up bonus with a minimum payout threshold of $50.

I tried it and it did not take me time to generate several referrals which ran into hundreds of dollars then I requested for payment but their company is still reviewing my request up till this moment (funny huh?).

To save you the stress of falling into the same trap I fell into, I have compiled a comprehensive list of top 5 AdSense alternatives that actually pay.


5 AdSense Alternatives That Pay


#1 Media.net

Media.net is the second biggest AD network by revenue which compromises of over 800 employees who want to develop innovative monetization products for digital publishers.

They have offline offices scattered across New York, Mumbai, Dubai, Los Angeles.

And top companies like Forbes, NY Daily News, Yahoo and
Reuters use their publisher network.

  • Traffic minimum: None
  • Publisher primary language: English
  • Prohibited contents: Adult, gambling, racism, fake products, hacking, drug abuse, tobacco and alcohol use.
  • Payment method: Wire transfer or PayPal
  • Minimum payout: $100
Sign up Now!

#2 Revenue Hits

Revenue hits runs a unique performance based (CPA) ad network which let's it's publishers generate more revenue.

You can use their ad network to monetize your blog, website, widgets, searches etc.

  • Traffic minimum: None
  • Publisher primary language: None
  • Prohibited contents: 18 contents, sales of illegal firearms.
  • Payment method: PayPal, Payoneer, wire transfer.
  • Minimum payout: $29(PayPal/Payoneer), $509 Wire
Sign up Now!

#3 Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is an affiliate network founded in 1996 and today is one of the largest affiliate networks that has over 1.6 billion sellers and affiliate members running into hundreds of thousands.

My good friend Prosperity Kenneth wrote a detailed post to help you get started with Amazon affiliate network.

  • Traffic minimum: None
  • Publisher primary language: None
  • Prohibited contents: Sexually explicit contents, violent contents, declamatory contents, racialistic contents.
  • Payment method: Amazon gift card, check, direct deposit.
  • Minimum payout: $10
Sign up Now!

#4 Infolinks

Infolinks is another good AD network that combat the end-users banner blindness to display less prevalent AD units that blends with site contents.

  • Traffic minimum: None
  • Publisher primary language: None
  • Prohibited contents: Ponography, violent contents, hate speech.
  • Payment method: eCheck, wire, PayPal, Payoneer, western union, ACH.
  • Minimum payout: $50
Sign up Now!

#5 Taboola

Taboola is one of the top sponsored contents network. They
work with top quality publishers such as Eurosport, Business Insider, Stroer, MSN, USA Today and many more.

  • Minimum traffic: 500,000 monthly pageviews
  • Publisher primary language: NoneP
  • Prohibited contents: None
  • Payment method: Payoneer
  • Minimum payout: Unknown
Sign up Now!

Bonus pack

MGID is a native advertising network for both advertisers and publishers. Publishers are given the opportunity to monetize their traffic by displaying advertisement or by recirculating visitors.


  • Minimum traffic: None
  • Publisher primary language: English though other languages are considered.
  • Prohibited contents: Adult contents, declamatory contents, abusive or illegal contents about hate speech.
  • Payment method: PayPal, bank Eire transfer
  • Minimum payout: $100
Sign up Now!



AdSense is not the only advertising network one can use in
monetizing his/her blog. You can make money with affiliate

marketing, selling advert space on your blog or by signing up for other good and paying AdSense alternatives like the ones contained in the list above.

All you need to do now is give them a try to see the one that works for you.

Your Turn

I have taken my time to make a comprehensive list of best
paying AdSense alternatives and I know that these might not really be the best for you.

You are free to let me know which AdSense alternative you prefer and why.

Make sure you share with friends who want to increase their revenue.

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