Excuse me for a moment, but I have to have a small whinge.
I’ve been doing WordAds on this blog since 2012 and while I’ve earned money from it, I have to say not much. I thought having it would be good, earn a bit of money from the blog while doing it. Seriously though, unless you are getting huge stats you really don’t earn much.
I wonder how many people start doing it, then realise that they won’t see a cent until they have earned more than $100. Do you know how long it can take to earn that $100? At the moment I’ve had money pending for 9 months.
Some months I earn $15, or there abouts, then other months I earn $5, but this last month had to be the worst. I was paid 94 cents, yep, for 2 and half thousand impressions, whatever an impression is. That is like 3 cents per impression. Mind you the stats were the same for the previous month, but got 1/8 of the impressions.
I find myself asking some questions. One, is it worth it? No, it isn’t and I would like to get rid of them, but I am so close to the $100, but if they are only going to pay me 94 cents a month, it will take another year to get that 100 dollars.
Do they think we are stupid? Seriously the adds are there, so why aren’t I getting paid accordingly as my audience is annoyed with them.
Would I recommend WordAds to others? NO WAY. Unless you have a huge following, are getting thousands of hits a day, then all you will be doing is sitting around and waiting.
They now have a plugin so if you have a self hosted site you can use them on there, OMG, you have to be joking right, as if. As soon as I get my $100 I’m outta there, no more WordAds for me, I just hope I don’t die of old age waiting.