1. Build Your Audience
I mention this as the first tip because this will be your foundation in making money on Tumblr.
It doesn’t mean that if you have 1,000 visitors, you will have 1,000 people clicking the ads on your page. It is estimated that in every 1000 viewer, there will be 10 percent of that figure, which will click your ads.
Thus, if you will be paid for $0.05 per click, then 100 people clicking your website will convert to $5. If you do the math, in order for you to have $50, you need 50,000 views.
Of course, this is a hypothetical scenario and by mentioning this, you will have a general idea why building your audience is very important! PPC, when combined with other earning strategies, will help you earn more.
So, before you start thinking of affiliating with various companies, you must make your website worthy of their payment.
How To Get More Visitors (Traffic)
- Make your posts easy to share. Install social sharing buttons like SumoMe (what I’m currently using).
- Keep your site updated. Share relevant content consistently.
- Engage with other people Follow relevant people, reshare, start a conversation.
2. Affliate Programs
Affiliate program is like helping online stores or shopping websites to sell their products and in return, they will pay you 4-5% percent of the selling price of the product.
It’s a win-win situation. The most popular affiliate program available today are provided by:
I personally use Amazon affiliate program and ShareASale along with Google Adsense and they are pretty good ways to earn some extra cash especially if your blog will convince readers to buy the product advertised in your blog page. Other affiliate program that you may use is Linkshare, and CJ.com.
3. Use Ads
This is the most common way to convert your blogs into money. The most popular business partners when it comes to ads are:
- Infolinks: Infolinks unique and advanced ad units monetize all content on any platform, free of charge. Their smart algorithm delivers intent-driven ads to the right users in real-time, and blends seamlessly into a Tumblr’s look and feel. Their ads enable Tumblr users to create a beneficial revenue source, without interfering with the user’s experience.
- Google Adsense: Adsense pays great but they require bigger audience, and they’re quite strict so read their requirements before applying.
- Chitika: Another great publishing network like infolinks!
Google Adsense is maybe the most popular among these affiliates because they pay you per click on the ads placed in your page. Not to mention they are the biggest search engine.
As this might be the case, Adsense has many stringent requirements that can be burdensome to starting blog-for-money people. So it will good to consider other options as well.
Some companies trust those who have their own domain names more (e.g. myname.com instead of myname.tumblr.com). You might want to register your own domain name here. To learn how to set up your own domain name with your Tumblr, click here to learn.
4. Upload Files
If you have useful files that are just hanging around in your computer closet, then you can convert them to cash. You can upload them in a server website which pays for uploaded files. Then you can place the link in your Tumblr site.
By far, the most popular uploading companies that pay for your files are Rapidgator and DepositFIles. You might have encountered some of these companies while you are downloading something from the Internet. Now you know who they are.
5. Shrink URL
By adding URL or link to other sites may be helpful in making money through blogging. Once a sponsored link is clicked, it will automatically equate to an earning.
Two of the most popular companies that provide such services are:
These companies pay you $$$ for every XX clicks made on your URLs.
At this point, it is worth mentioning that Adfoc.us is a scam. It has become very popular lately because of the supposed big amount of payout.
But only to find out later that it is a complete waste of time as when you will finally complete the minimum payout, they will not respond to you anymore. So don’t even bother to try Adfoc.us.