There are a number of ways through which bloggers can monetize their blogs. Making money with Google AdSense, direct advertisements, paid reviews and affiliate marketing etc. are the most common monetizing techniques used these days by almost every new blogger. Apart from these traditional ways to make money from blog, today I am here with a new concept of making money with Social sharing buttons.
Yesterday, I came across po.st website that basically provides a URL shortening services. Along with URL shortening services, Po.st also provide opportunity to publishers to earn money by placing social sharing widget on their blogs or websites. It is the only social sharing platform that allows you to generate revenue from social sharing buttons.
So you will get double benefits by using Po.st social sharing buttons on your website/blog. Your content will be socialized by your visitors and additionally you will also be able to earn extra cash from your social sharing widget.
How to Make Money With Po.st Social Sharing Buttons?
First of all you will have to sign up for po.st social sharing platform.
Then select your favorite layout of social sharing buttons out of a number of available options. Or you can also create a customized layout.
Copy the HTML code and place it where you want to display social sharing buttons widget. I will recommend you to place it before and/or after the article.
Finally you will have to send a publisher request email (with website URL) to email@example.com so that they can setup a separate revenue account for you. Don’t forget to place the social sharing widget on your blog before applying for publisher account.
After getting an approved publisher account from po.st, a 300×250 size ad (sourced from RadiumOne) will be displayed after a visitor shares anything from your blog. RadiumOne is one the known and AdSales team and a parent company of po.st that provides premium ads from top Fortune 500 brands.
You will get publisher account login details in email to track your revenue and earnings anytime. Payments are made on net 45 days basis at the end of each calendar month and the minimum payout is $250.
More number of shares will lead to more earnings & a publisher can earn even up-to $25 eCPM with po.st Social Sharing buttons. Publishers get 100% of the revenue generated from the ads.
Po.st social sharing platform supports a number of popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Stumble Upon, Pinterest, Reddit etc.
Po.st Social Sharing Analytics
You will also be able to access complete analytics report of social sharing of your articles, from po.st user portal. These analytics reports include number of shares, number of clicks, Most shared URLs, Top countries according to number of shares etc. The Insights report will tell you total visitors of your website, total content sharers and engagers.
PO.ST Social Sharing Buttons Integration with WordPress
WordPress users can easily add po.st social sharing widget to their blog with the help of plugin. Just install the WordPress post plugin and your activate it. Find your publisher key from your po.st account and put it in the required filed at plugin options page. You can select the widget layout style, social sharing buttons, placement of widget, its orientation directly from the plugin settings page.