The following is reblogged from Rahul Miglani's blog, My Magic jobs. In this post, Rahul reviews the various apps and add-ons that allow you to put paid advertising on your blog.
Google AdSense is the leading pay-per-click ad network. It is hard to get its approval or sometimes you get banned by breaking its terms. So here we bring a list of alternatives.
Adbrite is as much paying as AdSense, but they split revenue as 75/25 so you keep the most part. You don’t need to worry about getting banned as terms and conditions are quite relaxed. They easily approve your blog or website. The minimum payout is $100.
BuySellAds could be the best alternative. It is not a pay-per-click network; here you sell your ad spots for a fixed price. You don’t need to worry about click or impressions. You need at least 50,000 hits per month to get your site approved.
Chitika is very much like AdSense. It shows the relevant ads to your search traffic. Its minimum payout is $10 only via paypal. Try it.
Bidvertiser: In Bidvertiser, advertisers can bid for your ad spots. Minimum payout is $10.
Clicksor is a leading ad network. It has lots of formats like popup, inlink, popunder, banners etc. The minimum payout is $50. Quit good for you.
Infolinks are the leading in In-Text advertising system. It is also pay-per-click. It highlights your keywords, and when someone hovers on one, an ad will pop out. $50 is the minimum payout.
Kontera is one of the oldest in-text advertising networks. It works the same as infolinks.
TextLinkAds offers to sell text links on your blog. They split revenue 50/50. It is quit good for you to make some cash. No need of traffic but needs high PR.
Luminate is quite different from others. It monetizes your images in blog posts.
SkimLinks and VigiLink are two more ad networks. These two will link your keywords with an affiliate product. You will make commission on each sale.
Important: These may be good AdSense alternatives, but one thing is common traffic. If you have traffic then you may find good number of advertisers for your blog. Without it, you can't monetize your blog. Even AdSense will not work without traffic. So first work with your blog's traffic, then think of monetization.
Rahul Miglani is the owner of MyMagicJobs. A Unix Freak, he writes tricks and tips for Unix OS and related commands. He writes poems, short stories based on real life and current affairs on his personal blog. He also interviews prominent bloggers on Blogger Interviews.