People often ask me how I turned blogging and affiliate marketing into a full-time business. I usually give them just broad and high-level directions because I save my in-depth answers for the crowd that is actually serious about blogging. Over the years, the Stream SEO community has grown into a credible space where bloggers or entrepreneurs can learn and understand about SEO and Social Media Marketing techniques through my journey and adventures in the field.
Like many of you are aware, I worked in the tech space for close to 7 years. However, I wanted more than what my job offered me—I wanted financial freedom while being able to enjoy my life. So, I finally took the decision to get into blogging full-time in 2013, and I haven’t looked back since.
One thing I can tell you from my experience is that success doesn’t come overnight. Neither does it come without any initial investment. When I started out, I spent all my hours and days looking for the right methods to make money online. For me, investment came in the form of time and zero initial earnings for the first months.
Over the course of my research, I came across several ways to make money online. I tested several ad networks and wrote paid content for brands. All my experiments and research led to the same conclusion – AdSense alone just isn’t enough, especially when they ban you and you’ve got no ways to complain or solve the issue. I needed another ad network alongside AdSense for me and my readers that would give me high returns and account support so that I could really focus on creating content. So, when I discovered Media.net 2 years ago, a platform that was giving me exactly what I needed, I jumped at the opportunity and signed up. And I am so glad I did. Media.net has changed the way I monetize some of my websites and I’m better for it.
I’ve been asked before why I prefer Media.net over other ad networks, so I thought I’d share my reasons in a blog post.
Here’s presenting the top 6 reasons I believe you should switch to Media.net.
#2 largest contextual advertising business in the world
By revenue, Media.net is the second largest contextual advertising platform in the world. Since Media.net has exclusive access to the Yahoo! Bing network of advertisers, as a publisher you will get access to over $6 billion worth of search demand. This ensures that no matter how narrow or broad your niche is, Media.net will always have quality advertisers for your content.
This also meant I could scale by monetization strategy with them. Media.net’s client roster includes some of the best of the publishers in the business like Forbes, Elle, Reuters, Kiplinger, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Daily News, Esquire, Seventeen and many more. So, you can be sure that you’re in good hands. If you’re looking for the best Adsense or Facebook Audience Network Alternative put it simply Media.net is your best choice as well.
I realized early on that if I intend to spend substantial time creating engaging content, I would require account support in terms of ad optimization. It was one of the primary reasons I signed up with Media.net. And I’m happy to say I got what I want. All I have to do is shoot an email to Media.net’s account support and I know that my problem will be taken care of. If you’re new to the space of monetization, account assistance to guide you through the nitty-gritties is a blessing.
I literally have an account manager I can reach every day. You might not think this is something you need until one day you face a problem or a complete ban with Google or Facebook and you’ll go crazy as you won’t be able to contact them easily and even if you do they might never reply back…
While I knew I wanted to serve ads on my website, I also knew I did not want to ruin my site’s user experience with irrelevant ads. Media.net offers ads that are contextually relevant in nature. This means, Media.net will only display ads that are in line with the content of your webpage. So, if your website is about travel and tourism, Media.net will display ads within that sphere. This is paramount if your users are averse to spammy and in-your-face ads. None of such ads with Media. Net – they really put your UX above everything else.
Your website’s traffic most preferably come from Tier1-Tier2 countries as that’s where Media.net has better ad monetization.
I believe that the best kind of ads are the ones that add value to a user’s experience. This is why I was sure that I would only serve native ads. Ads offered by Media.net are designed to match the look and feel of your website. This ensures that your user has an uninterrupted experience. In fact, their native ads are designed to be responsive for mobile as well, which means more revenue for you.
Works well with other ad networks
Media.net is nothing if not compatible through and through. Apart from being compatible across devices, Media.net is also compatible with other ad networks. This means, you can deploy Media.net ads without any negative impact to your current revenue strategy. Some other networks can be very picky when they realize you use more than 1 monetization option in your website.
You can customize your way to success and they pay on time
I believe that customization makes all the difference. Ads need to match not only your website’s layout but also its color scheme to look truly native. And this is what I like about Media.net. – the option to customize to the tee. You can create custom ad sizes that aren’t available with other ad networks. You can also choose from a plethora of ad types like desktop interstitial ads, in-content ads, mobile docked ads and below the article ads.
Media.net has been paying on time ever since I started working with them almost 2 years ago. If you remember from my Media.net review, I was earning around $400 per month back then.
This is the latest payment received in September 2018:
Obviously it hasn’t been like this all the time. My earnings have gradually grown over time. Just in 2018 my earnings have more than duplicated in the last 9 months. As you can see they always pay between the 26 and 30th of each month (they pay NET 30 but sometimes payments arrive a few days earlier than expected).
I find monetizing with Media.net effortless. It’s a great option if you’re looking to make enhanced revenue.
In fact, you can sign up here and get an additional 10% for 3 months. Try them out. I hope you fulfill your revenue aspirations with them just as I did.
Talk to you in the next one 🙂