Today, there are countless options to make money online, but at the same time, Google Panda updates are making the life of webmasters and bloggers a living hell in itself. It’s quite possible that your blog makes $100 with Adsense today, and tomorrow morning when you wake up it’s gone – poof; just like that!
Therefore, it’s not a good idea to rely completely on making money with Google AdSense or any affiliate marketing tactics that work just on Google organic search traffic; sponsored reviews are a good way to supplement your online income.
You can make a good deal of money on the internet through sponsored reviews, but it all depends upon the Alexa, traffic levels, and Google PR of your blog.
As a matter of fact, if you’ve a good Pr2-3 blog with Alexa < 99,999 and daily traffic of over 10k hits, you should be able to generate decent amount of money only with paid posts – it could be anywhere from $200-$1,000 a month!
Tip: Don’t forget to ensure a healthy ratio of paid and un-paid posts – don’t get obsessed with paid posts, and stop writing your normal blog posts, as this could annoy your visitors and hamper your blog’s rapport, and in turn its SERP rankings too. Write something interesting even in your paid posts, so that they don’t look like “Uhh – what the heck – another paid post full of gibberish!” – it’d also rule out any chances of being penalized by search engines for selling links!
Note: Always add rel=”nofollow” tag to the paid posts once your commitment for keeping the post for 1month on your site gets over; if the advertiser doesn’t explicitly demand dofollow links, then keep in nofollow from day1!