Monetize a Blog: How Much Traffic Do You Need Before You Can Run Ads?

How many hits do you need in order to monetize a blog and run ads?

I think the better question is “How many hits do I have to have before I am a publishing “platform”?

Advertisers want a platform to place their product on. You might not have tons and tons of traffic, but maybe you have a very highly niched blog with many loyal readers from a certain genre. Advertisers in that genre want to know you, so you need to play up that strength when initially contacting them.

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How Much Traffic Do You Need In Order to Monetize a Blog?

Do you want to make money off of your blog? First things first — you need to become a publishing platform. You might be asking yourself: How do I become a publishing platform? How much traffic do I need? When will brands start noticing me?

I will answer these questions and more for you! Join me as we tackle real numbers and truths behind advertising and your role as a blogger!

Read the Full Post Here: How Much Traffic Do You Need to Monetize a Blog?

About Francesca

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Believer that this community is a movement, and not just a website. Currently on a quest for unending free WiFi & stronger caffeine. I'd love to get to know you better: Find me on Twitter @FranBanducci and on Google+.


  1. Everything is very open with a very clear description of the issues.

    It was truly informative. Your website is useful. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I was very happy to find this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!

    ! I definitely appreciated every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new things on your website.
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  3. It’s a great question. And I think it depends on if monetizing is going to be though ad sales as compared to sale of a product or click/affiliate ads.

    We waited until we had 20,000 unique month readers (on our first blog) and now it is doing well. On our second blog we started from day one. Readers haven’t minded and we made money our first month.
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  4. This is a great post. Thx for answering this question for me. Now I can see a ray of hope since my numbers are oh soooo close :/
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    Great article, enjoyed

  6. This is the post I have been seaching for. All the right info and I just contacted Clever Girls. Thanks for your continued inspiration and information to help all of us bloggers learn the ropes and step it up a notch.

  7. Kerry — Don’t be discouraged!! It takes a ton of time and effort to get numbers to grow and if it is not in the cards yet – it is not in the cards. That said – ANYBODY can make their blog grow with persistence and great content ;)
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  8. Thanks for sharing the numbers. Your traffic is amazing. I have a long ways to go as my numbers are paltry compared to yours. But right now I’m mainly writing to write and play with this platform. Eventually, as I have more time, perhaps this will grow into something more.
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  9. This was very helpful. I do find monetizing–the when, the how– a bit overwhelming. Thanks!
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  10. You are welcome all — here is to all of you making some $$$ soon, yes??
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  11. That post was so informative! Thank you!
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  12. I read a few of your blogs off your site and found them very helpful! Thanks for letting me know about the Amazon Associates program.
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  13. okay thats cool Francesca
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  14. I am so grateful for this post as the information out there about monetization can be really convoluted, and I’m never quite sure in terms of numbers where I fall. Apparently, I’m still pretty darn small! But that is okay, I just need to increase exposure and keep on keepin’ on.
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  15. Great post if you’re interested in making money off your blog!
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  16. Awesome post! Thanks so much for sharing this :) A good reminder that I just need to buck up and get my work (and name!) out there a bit more.
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  17. This is the question that I have been asking for awhile. Getting excited about the answer.
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  18. Thank you all so much!! I am glad that it was able to help out in some way — cheers!
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  19. I learned a lot thanks!
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  20. Such a great topic, and the information shared was very helpful as well! :)
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  21. Great topic.
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  22. Great topic. Can’t wait to read what you have to say.
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