A great way to make money online is by selling advertisements on your blog. This is one way tops bloggers are making money on their blog and you can do it too.

I have been making money on my blog and I must say that selling advertisement space on my blog is one of my top methods of making money from my blog.

In this post I am going to share some tips on how you can do the same to make money from your blog.

How To Make Money Selling Ads On Your Blog

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Boost Your Blog Traffic

One of the many reasons why people choose to advertise their website, products or services is to get as much people as possible to view whatever they are advertising. When advertisers are looking for a blog to advertise on they want to choose a blog that has lots of traffic.

It would be very unwise to advertise on a blog that has little or no traffic at all. You simply wouldn’t benefit at all.

The more traffic you have then the more advertisers will be attracted to your blog.

Set Affordable Prices

If the price is right then you will sell all the advertisement spaces on your blog in no time.

But how do you determine how much you should charge for an advertisement space on your blog?

Well this determines on how much traffic your blog is getting and that is why I used to first point on boosting your blog traffic.

The more traffic your blog has then the higher you can set your price. Don’t be afraid to set your price as well if you think that this is what your blog worth, but bear in mind to be considerate that you do have other competitors selling ad space on their blog as well.

Have a discussion with advertisers and come to a price agreement and this will help you to get the upper-hand in selling that ad space.

Location Plays An Important Role

Location and placement of the ad spaces on your blog plays a very important role.

Advertisers want to place their ad where it can be seen because they want to get maximum exposure on their banner.

The 3 most popular places to advertise on a blog is in the header area, the sidebar or in content area. This is because most people who browse blogs are normally attracted those sections of a blog.

So if you do decide to sell advertisements on your blog then use those areas and you will make money from it.

Update Your Blog Regularly

I don’t now about you, but nobody wants to advertise on a blog that isn’t being updated regularly. That is a dead blog.

To attract advertisers then you should update as much as you can. Write posts and publish at least once or twice per week.

When advertisers see that your blog is being updated regularly then they will be more inclined to advertise on your blog.

Size Does Matter

What size of banners do you decide to sell on your blog? Remember size does matter.

It is always best to work with popular sizes on your blog. An advertiser might love to advertise on your blog but the sizes that you are selling not going to work for him.

Work with the popular sizes.

468 X 60

300 X 250

125 X 125

728 X 90

The sizes listed above are some of the most popular banner sizes. Use those for selling ads and get more sales.

Do You Offer Discounts?

Another great way to sell the advertisement space on your blog is to offer discounts to advertisers.

The thing is, people are more inclined to buy something when they are offered a discount. If you do this for your blog then you can sell basically every ad space on your blog.

Don’t just let advertisers slip through your fingers, tell them if they purchase a banner on your blog then you can offer them a text link ad at a discounted price.

I have tried this and I must say that it works.

Try It Out…

Try it out and see how it works for you. These 6 tips for selling advertisements on your blog are guaranteed to work.


  1. Arun Dominic


    thanks, but I tell you that affiliate marketing is better than selling your ad space…

  2. charan


    nice post Kharim ! recently i got a mail one of the site owner asked for ads in my site , but i dont know how much could i charge for normal size of google rectangle ad and am getting good organic visitors to my blog .. thanks in advance please reply

  3. Reply

    Yes Kharim I think you are correct, selling direct ads are more better way to make money with blogs and we get advance and fixed payments, BSA helps alot in this.

    • Reply

      Hello Rajnish,

      I use BSA and I must say that they are pretty awesome when it comes to selling ad spaces on my blog.

      Selling direct ads is a great way to make money from blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  4. shahzeb


    You have given a clear idea to design a blog which can attract advertisers. Thank you keep sharing

  5. Akaahan Terungwa


    Hi Kharim,

    It’s been a while…how are you?

    Direct sale of ads has been a challenge to me – from day one. Somehow, I have never attracted the advertisers that are ready to spend some bucks on my site(s). In my monetization experiments however, I discovered that some other monetization options like affiliate marketing and direct services/products pay a ton more.

    However, I believe it’s time to take a second look at the ad option again – thanks to you.

    Do enjoy the day!

    Akaahan Terungwa

    • Reply

      Hey Akaahan,

      Yes it has been a mighty long while. I am good, just been busy with some offline stuff.

      Well to sell ad space then you need to boost your blog traffic. Sell in sections of your blog where advertisers want their banner placed and also make sure the price is right.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  6. Ryan Jones


    How do you offer up the spot though? For me I am currently using ad sense and it seems to work just fine for my new blog, haven’t hit the pay out just yet but we’re getting there :-). Have a total of 4 people posting on the site and traffic is growing (which is awesome) as well as my google search appearances.

    But if I wanted to sell to a certain company how would I go about doing that?

    • Reply

      Hey Ryan,

      I use BuySellAds most of the time. But there are plugins that you can use to sell ads on your blog, OIO Publisher plugin is a great plugin to do so.

      To sell to a certain company then you can email them, let them know you have space selling on your blog and offer them a discounted price.

      Hope that helps. Thanks for the comment.

  7. Basharath


    You have given a clear idea to design a blog which can attract advertisers. Thank you keep sharing…

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