Many bloggers publish content because they enjoy sharing their thoughts with others. But it’s never harmful or greedy to think of monetizing your blog. And the right way to monetize your WordPress blog is by promoting products and services that will add value to your readers.
There are many affiliate programs and ads network available online. One of the affiliate programs that I just love is Amazon Associates program and more specifically Amazon widgets.
Amazon describes Amazon widgets as “a series of small, easily configurable elements that can be used to feature Amazon.com products on blogs, websites and social networking pages.” I’ll brief you about three of the fifteen Amazon widgets and I’ll give you an example on how to use them on your blog.
If you are a Google AdSense user, then you will like this widget. The Omakase Widget works the same way as Google AdSense but it could generate more income for you. This widget automatically features products that are related to your blog’s content. For example, if you’re always writing about designer bags then you can add this Amazon widget to feature best-selling designer bags. Since these bags are expensive, you will generate more income from them than Google AdSense while providing relevant ads to your readers.
Almost everyone owns at least one car. And if you are an individual who knows all about cars and enjoys writing about the ways to pimp your ride, then Amazon has created a widget specifically for you. The Auto Part Finder Widget helps your readers search for car parts on Amazon while reading your blog.
If you usually publish reviews about movies on your blog, then you should try adding the Carousel Widget to your blog posts. This widget allows you to handpick the products to show to your readers. For example, if you are reviewing the movie Finding Nemo, then you can add items such as its DVD, video game, and books to the widget and help your readers easily buy products they are interested in.
The available range of techniques and services to monetize your WordPress blog are wide. But what’s important is not to harm your blog readers’ enjoyment when you start displaying ads on your blog. I personally suggest using Amazon widgets if you are interested in ease of implementation and ability to customize the ads. Amazon widgets are quick to set up and have high conversion rate. It’s a great place to start.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is a set of optimization strategies and techniques for websites, blogs and web pages with the aim of improving organic positioning in search engines such as Google by generating traffic and digital authority.