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Most Profitable Ad Network For Low Traffic Blogs

written by John Chow on April 17, 2012

The Ultimate Online Profit Model

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

  1. Sign Up
    Create a profile in SocialSpark.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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{ 40 comments }

Zac Johnson April 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

Social Spark is a great way to get quality offers and reviews for your blog. They work with some high level brands and the payouts are quite decent.

Samuel Ho April 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Hi John! In this post, you had mentioned some blog with less than 1000 page views can be earned 100 to 1000 bucks per month via Social Spark. It is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing this great post and Zac’s comment.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips April 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

Now that is awesome.

So another product from Izea network.

You simply love izea’s idea :)

Brian April 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Great concept do not get me wrong. I am real quick to understand platforms. I was a bit lost. I am not sure how to contact people. I am not sure of much. Great idea though but lost my interest quick

Steven April 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

THis is rubbish. You are just trying to make money from other bloggers clicking on your link and joining social spark! Nice CPA campaign John!

John Chow April 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

You figured that out all by yourself, huh? I guess the 1000′s of other posts referring people to other ad networks wasn’t enough of a hint? :)

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips April 18, 2012 at 12:50 am

Why this is rubbish …

John is showing new opportunity to own readers and in that way if he is making money than I do not think that there is anything wrong :)

Harshad April 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

LOL

fas April 18, 2012 at 4:49 am

Dude wake up, its called affiliate marketing.

Caleb April 18, 2012 at 10:42 am

He already told you he makes money online by telling YOU how he makes money online :!:

Erik Emanuelli April 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Thanks for sharing this resource, John !

I will sign up and take a look at it !

Sunny April 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks for sharing! I am subscribe to SocialPark but I never gave it a try… there’s so many ways to make money from a blog, its hard to find which one can work… I have about 19 000 views per month and what you said about Google AdSense program is very correct. I make an average of $600 a year on AdSense… Nothing much, but I enjoy the extra few dollars.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips April 18, 2012 at 12:52 am

$600/year that is quite low Sunny … its around $50 only.

But there are many people who are making $60000/year from adsense.

Sunny April 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

It is what it is. It’s my coffee money :)

Sunny April 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Its seemed my subscription won’t go through because I don’t have 51% of my traffic coming from the US. Where you aware of this rule John?

And please, any other suggestions for a nice blogger with 19k visitors a month in average? :)

John Chow April 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

Ya, they accept blogs with mostly US traffic. That’s where the money is unfortunately.

Sunny April 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Too bad! I may try to blog more on my second blog, beautyqueennextdoor.com

TheYoungBlogger April 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I have signed up for this where I tweet the advertised post.I mostly use PayPerPost though.You can get pretty good earnings when your 12 and don’t have any financial responsibilities.

Thanks For Sharing,
Bradley Nordstrom

Zac Johnson April 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Hahaha classic… “You can get pretty good earnings when your 12 and don’t have any financial responsibilities.”

Shalu Sharma April 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hello John, I am having serious thoughts of what to use on my blogs. Ads or affiliate links. The one you have suggested looks promising. I must look into it. Thanks

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips April 18, 2012 at 12:54 am

Shalu you have some great contents on your blog.

You should promote your contents through social media and I am sure your adsense earning will increase in multiple.

Shalu Sharma April 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

Hello ZK, thanks for that. Its a new blog which I set a few weeks ago. But I need to go John Chow and dot come mughal way by using some his set criteria. Thanks for the complement. I had a look at your blog on SEO. Pretty good things you have on there. Bookmarked it for future reference.

Caleb April 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

Why not do a little of both :?:

Jack April 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Long ago I dropped Social Spark because I could make much more money with other sponsored posts companies…and not have to hand over my proprietary information, (eg Google Analytics) or make it painfully obvious to all my visitors that I was an Izea whore.

But everyone’s gotta start somewhere and might as well start out as an Izea hoe, at least it gets you money in the bank.

SEO Dubai April 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I never heard of this website before, you really helped me out. Thanks.

Chitra April 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Is it necessary to allow ‘Direct Publishing’?

Abhik April 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Sounds like a nice revenue generator, but I won’t let a service have the author permission on my blog.
Does they allow manual posting of content?

Zac Johnson April 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I know they allow this with their premium site partners. You may just have to contact them after you sign up and see how this can be setup.

Chitra April 21, 2012 at 2:21 am

Thanks Zac. I have also signed up with SocialSpark and I am not comfortable with the direct publishing feature. I will contact them and see how it goes.

Singapore boy April 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

awesome share John.. would love to know more beside adsense :-)

Colin Klinkert @ The Tech Labs April 18, 2012 at 3:35 am

I agree with Abhik,

Also, I am not a fan of Analytics and don’t use it anymore since the latest changes over at Google.

Eldie April 18, 2012 at 5:11 am

Wow! Great info John. I would try this advertising partner to see if my earnings would increase.

But I have a question, does it work with my current Google Adsense ad partner?

Zac Johnson April 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Yes, this can be promoted along side Google Adsense.

Pearson April 18, 2012 at 7:18 am

Before anyone signs up for this service just Google “Pay Per Post Google Ranking” These guys used to run a similar service back in 2007 and bloggers using the service saw there site de-indexed. There requirement of insisting the links to be do-follow runs against (BIG G)google terms of service.

They are enticing newbies who don’t know the risk of using such a risky service.

John, I have followed you since 2007 and am dissapointed to see this service from Ikea pomoted here.

Pearson April 18, 2012 at 7:19 am

Sorry, not ikea but IZEA.

John Chow April 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

All Social Spark posts follow Google guidelines about full disclosure and the use of the nofollow tag. There is no risk to publishers for using Social Spark. You’re still living in 2007, it seems.

WayneLifestyle April 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

Its a great opportunity for bloggers. I think Social Spark is very effective for getting more return. Thanks for this nice post.

Brendan Carl April 20, 2012 at 5:41 am

Thanks for sharing this. My two sites are of low traffic, so using an advertising network, such as this, is an excellent way to make some good money.
I have actually never heard of this network before. I will check it out and look into using it for my site. Thanks so much for sharing this!

aaa April 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

that socialspark give you only nofollow link for $$$. i not believe somebody will use it

deepak May 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

i intend use this one network in one of my blog. Hope it works out.
Is there any other services like socialspark at present.?
Any socialspark alternatives..?
Just wanted to know.