Earning a living as a craft industry professional requires creativity and diversification. You may have built your blog, your YouTube audience, or your social media following to directly benefit your own brand, but that might not be the only way to utilize the power of your community to affect your bottom line. Monetizing your blog, newsletter, or social channels might be an option for you. We’ve gathered a collection of some of the most popular ad networks, influencer marketing agencies, affiliate networks, and ad management plugins for your to explore.
Ad networks aggregate ads from brands, and buy ad space from publishers. Ads can be targeted at certain types of content, verticals, or demographics. Some ad networks are very selective about the publishers they sign, while other programs are open.
Influencer Marketing Agencies
Influencer Marketing Agencies help brands connect with bloggers, vloggers, and social media personas. Publishers sign up or apply for free, filling out their background, interests, and social stats. Brands can recruit influencers to produced sponsored content, and track their stats and return on investment through their own dashboard on the agency’s site.
Affiliate networks aggregate affiliate programs, making them easier for merchants to find publishers, and easier for publishers to find programs to join. Payment to the network is paid by the merchant, so joining a network is typically free for the publisher.
WordPress Ad Management Plugins
Ad management plugins allow you to upload, schedule, and track direct-sell display advertising for your blog. You can define the sizes, the zones, the frequency of rotation, and the cost. They’ll also send advertisers reports and renewal reminders.