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Can I sell ad space on my website? (9 posts)

  1. HigherAspirations
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm brand new to wordpress, websites, etc.

    I'm wondering if, with wordpress, I can have one of those websites that has ad space around the periphery, which gains revenue for the site when visitors click on the ads.

    Thanks for the answer/help/insight/advice!

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    are you using a something.wordpress.com site, hosted at wordpress.com?

    Or are you using a self-hosted domain.com type site, using wordpress.org software?

    If the second, you can do anything you want. WP provides the software, you run free!

  3. HigherAspirations
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hm.

    I don't know.

    I haven't started yet, and I don't know the difference.
    Internet-speak has never been self-evident to me.

    I was just about to sign up with BlueHost and download the software.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would recommend you continue on with your plan!

    bluehost may even have a 1 click WP installer, but installing yourself is always good practice.

    But, if you are getting your own hosting, that means you are using wordpress.org software

    Which is a good thing. That means you can use any theme, plugin, etc. as well as edit code, and yes, you can sell ad space

  5. HigherAspirations
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!

  6. the99
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Right,

    If you're starting from scratch you should use something like hostgator. It comes with a one button wordpress installer and videos on how to install a wordpress site. It's what I used for my site [removed link] and it's worked out great so far.

    Then once you have a site, you can sign up for a google adsense account to create advertisements on your page. Then all you need is visitors and you're all set. Post if you have any questions.

  7. mtkahn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a similar question. I have a registered domain name, that I registered through the upgrade your blog section of wordpress.com (i.e., the url is example.com, not example.wordpress.com). Would I be able to sell adspace on this site?

  8. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    registered through the upgrade your blog section of wordpress.com

    this means you are in the wrong forum -

    for all things related to WordPress.com, please ask at http://en.forums.wordpress.com/ or contact http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  9. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You don't have to base your hosting decision on one-click installs; many hosting companies have that. ;)

    As for monetizing your site via ads, yes, you can easily place ads or adsense on your site but actually earning money is not so easy...

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