Note: Included at a discount with the BlogWinners Full Membership.
Your website is live and people are starting to arrive. Now it’s time to monetize your content and start earning some real money. In this chapter, we’ll show you how to set up and optimize ads on your website so you can make as much money as possible. We’ll talk about the best ad networks to use while you’re getting started and how to move forward as your website grows.
Be warned: Although setting up ad networks looks easy, the wrong ad network or layout will get you banned from Google, and just like in the world of SEO, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. There is a fine balance between making money with advertising and staying in Google’s good graces. We’ve had a lot of experience with that and we’ll help you walk the tightrope.
We'll also talk about affiliate marketing, which is selling another company's product for them and making a commission on every sale. We'll cover the top affiliate networks on the internet and talk about strategies that have been successful for us.
In 2013, David Payette left his job at an Apple Store to start a freelance web design business called Payette Forward. Figuring that "having a blog" would sound good to potential clients, one morning in August 2013, David sat down and wrote the only blog post he ever intended to write, and forgot about it. Six months later, that blog post went viral and 5 million people read it in a week.
David relocated to Maui and worked as an SEO and WordPress consultant, occasionally publishing articles on payetteforward.com. As traffic to his website continued to grow, David stepped back from client work entirely to focus on his own projects.
Currently based in New York, David has transitioned Payette Forward from a one-man operation to a small startup with team members in the United States and abroad. He and his team have recently launched BlogWinners, an online course that teaches people how to replicate David's formula for success so that they too can enjoy the freedom of a decentralized lifestyle.