The formula for making money by blogging is quite easy: Build a ton of traffic, then monetize it. While the formula is simple, the process is a lot more complex. As a result, most bloggers are never able to build their blog traffic to a size that can generate a job replacing income. The reality is, you don’t really need a lot of traffic to make a good income by blogging. You just need to maximize the amount of money you make on your current traffic.
Take for example, the blog running Google Ads. On average those ads net $1 to $2 CPM. That means you’ll make a buck or two when the ad is shown 1,000 times. Considering that many blog don’t even get 1,000 page views a month, and you can see why I’m not so big on Google Ads anymore. Luckily, there are ad networks that pay a lot more than Google and by far the most profitable ad network for low traffic blogs is Social Spark.
Social Spark allows bloggers to monetize their blogs with sponsored content. Most of the time, this content is done with a blog post, but there are also sponsored videos and social media campaigns as well. Social Spark is ideal for low traffic blogs because the effective CPM is extremely high.
What’s great about Social Spark is that they are always dealing with very high quality and well-known brands. You will actually be writing about content and services that you enjoy using and writing about. Disney and Sears have been some of the huge brands making the most out of their partnerships with Social Spark.
How To Make Money with Social Spark
- Sign Up
Create a profile in SocialSpark.
- Add Properties
Link your blog to SocialSpark. You will then be asked to authorize Google Analytics and Direct Publishing on one of their supported platforms.
- Browse Marketplace
SocialSpark provides you with Offers and Leads from Advertisers, collectively known as Opportunities. Each Opportunity details what the Advertiser would like you to blog about and how many SocialSpark Points you can earn. You can accept the terms of these Opportunities as defined by the Advertiser or negotiate terms.
- Write Your Post
Once you have found an Opportunity you like you, write a blog post within SocialSpark. Your post is submitted back to the advertiser for approval.
- Get Paid
Once your post is approved it is published to your blog via Direct Publishing. After 30 days, you are paid your points. You can convert your points directly in to cash and receive payment via PayPal.
How Much Can You Make with Social Spark?
The great thing about Social Spark is it’s not very traffic dependent. I would get paid the same amount to write about Disney as a blog with less than 1,000 page view per month. Obviously, this is not fair (you can negotiate a higher rate) and it’s the reason you hardly see any Social Spark posts on my blog. However, for the low traffic blog, Social Spark is a gold mine. I’ve seen many blogs with less than 1,000 page views per month making $100 to $1,000 per month off the network. This might not seem high by Dot Com Mogul standards, but it’s worlds away from the $1 to $2 you would make off Google AdSense. Give Social Spark a try and watch your blog income reach new heights.
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