The Ultimate Guide to Ad Sales: How to Sell Ads Directly

WARNING! Selling ads directly can have high rewards, but not for your “average” publisher. It’s also extremely time consuming. If you’re not already 100% sure that you MUST sell ads directly, you’re most likely better off joining an ad network. Click the button below to find the best ad network for your needs! Click Here! […]

The Ultimate Guide to AdSense & Ad Networks

This post covers the basics of ad networks, including strategies for boosting earnings and running effective experiments. We’ll touch on a number of the large ad networks, but focus on the dominant player: Google AdSense.

14 Creative Ad Units To Include In Your Next Ad Proposal

While most display advertising revenue is generated through traditional banner ads, revenue from less traditional advertising implementations is growing significantly. Many publishers who sell directly to advertisers would like to expand beyond the IAB standard ad units in their proposals, but struggle to come up with ideas that excite advertisers without being too overwhelming from […]

How to Make an Awesome, Free Media Kit in Under Two Hours

For site owners who have plans of selling ads directly to premium advertisers and weaning themselves off of ad networks such as Google AdSense, one of the first steps in the process is developing a media kit that offers a “snapshot” of your property and audience. This process can be intimidating if you’ve never done […]

10 Free Tools to Help You Sell More Ads

If you run a website that has a large and valuable audience, there is the potential to unlock significant value (i.e., cash flow) by weaning yourself off of ad networks and selling your valuable inventory directly to premium advertisers. Unfortunately, making this switch is much easier said than done; selling your ads is a long […]

The Ultimate Guide to Native Advertising

Native advertising has become an increasingly popular term and concept in recent years, emerging as one of the hotter trends in the digital advertising world. While actual implementations of full scale native advertising campaigns remain far less common than traditional strategies revolving around display advertising, it seems like this marketing format is here to stay. […]

How to Make a Spec Sheet

When attempting to monetize a website through direct display advertising, there are a handful of documents that need to be assembled to make the sales process flow smoothly. In addition to a thoughtful media kit, it helps to have a rate card and a spec sheet assembled as well. That last document can be a […]

How to Create a Rate Card

If you’re trying to sell ads for a website you own, you may have been asked to provide potential advertisers with a rate card. If you’re not sure what that refers to or how to create one, you’re in the right place. This guide will walk you through the basics of a rate card, including […]

How to Sell Ads on Your Website Directly: 11 Tips & Tricks

One of the biggest challenges and opportunities in monetizing a website relates to selling ads. The vast majority of Web publishers rely on others to sell their ads–specifically, ad networks that match up buyers with inventory. While that route is by far the easiest to implement–in some cases it can be done in a matter […]

What Is A Media Kit? (And How to Make an Awesome One)

A media kit is simply a summary of a website and the opportunities to advertise there, generally prepared for potential clients or media buying agencies who are trying to determine where their client should be spending their marketing budget. If you’re trying to sell ads directly (as opposed to monetizing your display ads through a […]

Seven Examples Of Media Kits That “Make It Rain”

DON’T HAVE TIME TO SELL ADS? Selling ads directly can be rewarding but it’ll take you a lot of time to get set up. If you value your time, it may be better to sign up for an ad network and you won’t need a media kit. Click the button below to find the best […]