So I’m in the preparation stage of starting a cooking blog, and as I’m thinking about what I want for my blog long term I’m realizing how much I HATE video pop up ads.
Are video ads and video pop-up ads inevitable for monetization via ads?
I guess I’m wondering if I should be focusing on learning more about other ways to monetize my blog or if I can include ads without the rage inducing video pop up ads.
I cannot overstate the depth of my dislike for pop up ads. They make me want to commit arson and I refuse to have video ads on my blog if it is at all avoidable.
I get it, ads can certainly be annoying. From my personal experience (I’m with Mediavine), you don’t have to do video ads. But they are pretty high paying and a decently large part of the ad management strategy.
That said, there are a lot of ways to monetize your blog! I know people who sell ebooks very successfully, people who work with brands - either for sponsored content or for content on the brands’ channels, people who sell courses, etc. It can be done!
Have you taken the free Eat Blog Talk revenue stream quiz? It is very handy in helping you determine how - besides just ads - you could monetize your website. I would suggest starting there to see what your options are and which ones align with what you want to do.