As someone who is new to blogging, one of the first things you will do after setting up your blog would be to look for an advertising network that would allow you to monetize your blog and earn a decent online income from it.
Obviously, most people would tell you to sign up with Google AdSense, which is, by a fair distance the most popular ad network for bloggers and has helped hundreds of thousands of people earn an excellent living from blogging. But it is not so simple.
Getting approved by AdSense is not easy. Google takes so many things into account before giving you the much coveted AdSense approval, such as the age of the blog, the quality and uniqueness of the content, if it has anything sexually explicit and whether it is entirely appropriate to be read by a family-based audience, and so on.
So if you’re struggling to get approved by AdSense, here are the top AdSense alternatives that offer quick approvals for new bloggers that you should know about.
Chitika was once the #1 alternative to Google AdSense, but it has since been replaced by newer and nimbler players. But it is still very good and offers quick approvals for new bloggers.
Chitika offers a very low minimum payout to bloggers, just $10 by PayPal. It consists of an easy to use interface and has no minimum traffic requirement of any sort.
However, to make the best of Chitika you will need to have at least some search traffic, otherwise you may not make much money from it, as this ad network only monetizes search traffic. Chitika is no good if much your traffic comes from the social media.
Another thing to watch out for – Chitika has a zero-tolerance policy. This means even a single invalid click will get you permanently banned from the ad network.
Revenue Hits is one of the best AdSense alternatives and has its own business model. It does not pay you for clicks and impressions and instead pays when a click is converted into an action. Advertisers pay to display their ads on Revenue Hits.
As a publisher, you can place their ad code on your blog. When someone clicks on the ad, and fills up the contact form related to it, or completes a purchase, only then will the publisher get paid. The payments per action are high and range from $10 to $50.
The minimum payout is $50, and you will be paid by PayPal, Payoneer or bank transfer, depending on your choice. Most bloggers who use Revenue Hits make $10 to $100 a day. Revenue Hits is great for first time bloggers as it does not require a minimum traffic.
It offers great support, high CPA rates and an excellent minimum payout compared to AdSense. The best part is that your account will be activated instantly, without any intervention.
Bidvertiser was founded in 2001, around the same time as AdSense and is one of the oldest ad networks. It offers a big range of ad formats which means more ads, more clicks, and yes, better payments. The minimum payout is very low – $10 by PayPal, $20 by check, or $50 by bank transfer. The drawbacks of Bidvertiser are that the ads may not be of the best quality and the interface looks rather outdated.
PopAds is a top-rated pop ad network which is a perfect ad network for first time bloggers as it has no minimum traffic requirements. With pop ads, there are no restrictions on the type of the blog – PopAds is happy to work with adult related content.
The approval process on PopAds is quick and almost instant and publishers are guaranteed much higher CPM rates compared to other ad networks. The minimum payment on PopAds is really low, just $5.