I have been using WordPress as a platform to market products that I sell online. Back there I was totally a beginner at blogging, and yes until now. I never knew how to manage a website or blog since I was a fresh graduate of accounting at that time.
At first, I used a free plan from WordPress in 2016 then I noticed that I could upgrade it to get more features in blogging and to design my blog to look more professional. So, in March 2017 I started to use Premium Plan which I paid $8 Per Month (billed annually) as I started to manage and learn about many things like SEO that I have never known before, and yes I realized I made a lot of mistakes that affected my traffic.
One benefit of using this plan is you can monetize your blog with WordAds as a WordPress.com Advertising Platform. Down below I am talking about “does WordAds really give you income each month?”
I got pretty good traffic since March 2017. And it has been growing each month. Until September 2018 I made around 200 articles. Mostly my visitors are from Indonesia. It’s because my target market in Indonesia. I have also traffic from the USA and other countries.
Those 200 articles, 88% could gain around 20% of the traffic and 12% gives the rest around 80% of the traffic. It’s like Pareto Law, isn’t it?. This also means that I made 12% of the best quality articles at that time.
As you see above, I have unpaid earnings from WordAds for like 17 months. It’s sad actually as a freelancer who has no steady income (LOL), I hope that I can make an extra income from WordAds but sadly it’s still not giving me any for the last 17 months, at least to cover the plan I used annually.
I am curious about the rate. I have ever asked about the rate to WordPress but I didn’t get any satisfying answer about that. As you can see above, 11-12 2017 I got higher earnings than 06-07 2018 even the Ads Served are lower.
HERE MY CONCLUSION…
- Mostly my traffics are from Indonesia (South East Asia), according to some bloggers this area is paid lower than the USA. So I think I need to write in English more so I can get traffics from the USA.
- The rate depends on the advertisers who use WordAds as their advertising platform each month. So lower advertisers on WordAds means lower-earning you get.
- Since my traffics are not that much as mostly blogger I have read and also mostly are from Indonesia I should make more high quality and also English articles so I can gain more traffic from all around the world.
- WordAds is not a platform that you can depend on to get quick money or overnight success, so be patient and keep doing it (moreover for you who lives in South East Asia).
Thanks for reading and visiting my blog 🙂 Please comment down below so I will notice that you were here.
P.S.: I repost this article in 2020 only to give more information for those who might want to know how you can earn from WordAds