If you are a regular reader of The Work at Home Wife, you may have noticed the new ad in the sidebar this past month. This blog was part of the pilot program for IZEA Media. I have been pretty happy with this program, and it may be one of the few good AdSense alternatives to investigate if you are looking to make money online.
What is IZEA Media?
IZEA Media is owned by, surprise, IZEA. This is the same company that owns SocialSpark, PayPerPost and SponsoredTweets. This is a legitimate and well-known company that I have worked with for quite a long time.
IZEA Media is their newest venture. These ads are similar to what you will find if you have an AdSense account. The exceptions here are that these are all image ads, from what I have seen so far. And, the size of your image ads are limited. As of now, your choices are 300×250, 728×90 or 160×600. These are your standard medium rectangle, leaderboard or skyscraper ad sizes if you make money with AdSense.
Why I Like It
I like this program for a few reasons:
Even though it can be one of the AdSense alternatives to consider, you don’t have to choose between the two. IZEA assured me in the beginning that I could run both their ads and my AdSense account on the same site.
So far, the image ads have not been a problem. This was another big concern before I would put up their ads. Some AdSense alternatives I have seen are on the other side of scummy and scammy. I don’t want those on my blogs. The ones I have seen with IZEA Media haven’t crossed this line yet.
Did I mention guaranteed income? Unlike your AdSense account, where you usually earn from clicks, IZEA pays by pageviews. As long as you are holding up your traffic, you will continue earning money.
How to Apply
This program is found on the SocialSpark site. If you are not already a member there, you will need to sign up for an account.
Once you are in your SocialSpark dashboard, you will see a tab in the upper right corner called “ads.” You will then need to apply for the IZEA Media program.
Your blog will need to meet their qualifications. I’m not sure what all of these are, but another blog that I have in the SocialSpark network states that it isn’t eligible right now because of minimum traffic requirements – 5,000 pageviews per month.
So far, so good. It’s a good little program. It’s one of the few AdSense alternatives that I would recommend. Even if your AdSense account is in good standing and you are still earning money with AdSense, IZEA Media may be a nice little additional income stream each month if you are looking to make money online as a blogger or other website owner.
What do you think? Will you try it? Have you been running their ads already?