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Instant Website Monetization | How To Start Making Money With Adsterra

by Olly V
guide to instant monetization with Adsterra

What’s instant website monetization? It’s when you can get your blog or site approved fast and access profitable advertising formats.

Publishers and bloggers know Adsterra for its high CPM rates and 10-minute or less website verification.

If you’re looking for an AdSense alternative ad network, you should take a look at this guide. It makes it easy for any publisher or webmaster to increase their revenues if they’re aiming to develop their websites and grow traffic.


Register as a publisher to enable your website monetization

Your first step to making profits with Adsterra is registration. Please navigate to adsterra.com and choose SIGN UP → AS A PUBLISHER from the upper menu.

Registration page

After you hit SIGN UP AS A PUBLISHER, you will be redirected to the registration page. Please fill in all the fields required.

  • Make up a login
  • Make up a password
  • Choose the most suitable way to contact you
  • Choose the preferred payment method (you can change it later)
  • list the websites you want to monetize.

Ensure you entered a valid email as it will be attached to your account, and you will get all advertising codes in your inbox.

After you’ve filled in the form, hit the SIGN UP button (mind to put a tick to accept our Terms and Conditions). 

After you click, you’ll see our service message where we ask you to check the email and follow the verification link. Let’s move on to this part of the guide!

email verification stage

Verify your email

Now you will need to verify the email you entered earlier. Please open your inbox and find our letter (usually, it’s from Adsterra Team). Open it and click CONFIRM EMAIL.

* Check the Promotions and Spam folders if nothing found in the main inbox.

By clicking the CONFIRM EMAIL button, you navigate to the authorization page and automatically sign in to your account. Sometimes you will be asked to re-enter your login and password. Just type them in and enter your account. 

Now you are going to get familiar with the main tools, functions, and  website monetization opportunities of your Publisher’s account on Adsterra.

log in page

What’s inside a publisher’s account

The first page you see after signing in is the Websites page. Here you will add all websites you want to earn from. You can see the big ADD WEBSITE button here. We will click on it in a few seconds.

If you don’t have any website or want to make money on your mobile app or social media account (FB, IG, TikTok), you will need to choose another button which is called ADD DIRECT LINK (it is also available on the vertical toolbar). 

So let’s move on and see all possible options. We will start with adding a new website. 

#1 How to add your website to Adsterra

Let’s open the Websites page. For now, you don’t see any items added. It’s time to add your first website. Click the ADD WEBSITE button.

In a new pop-up window, you choose which ad codes (ad formats) to put on a website you want to monetize. That’s the initial step to making money with Adsterra. Although pretty clear, let’s examine the main fields one by one.

On the Add website window, you need to fill out several fields.

  • Your website URL. Please enter the full URL, including HTTPS.
  • Your website category. It’s a dropdown where you pick the category of your website traffic (movies, books, anime, news, etc.).
  • Available Ad Units. These are ad formats that are going to be displayed on your website. Let’s assume you choose the Native Banner format. This means that your website users will see ads designed for this format. Advertisers that prefer to promote their products via this format will display their ads on your web pages.
  • “Remove campaigns” filter. Here you check which advertising types are unsuitable for your users. E.g., these might be ads with sound.

Now please click the ADD button. Your domain will be sent for approval, and you will get this service message (below). Now it’s time to check if the website has been verified and copy the code (or ad script) to put on your website.

Website verification

Getting your website verified

Usually, the website approval is amazingly fast. While on verification, the status of the domain will be Pending, then it changes to Approved. You can check the status on the Websites page. You will get the email when the website is approved, as well.

Getting Adsterra ad codes/scripts after the website has been verified

1. You can copy the code from the service email (check the inbox)

We successfully passed the verification and got an email with the code script. You can copy this script right from the email by clicking the button View Code Scripts.

Get codes via email

2. You can copy the code from your account

Another way of getting the code script is to take it from your publisher’s account. By this time, your website status will change to Approved.

From the Websites page, click All codes → Get code. On the drop-down window, you see the script. You need to copy and paste it on the website. On the left, there is a short instruction on where to place the code. Please read it carefully as the instructions vary depending on the ad format.

Managing your website monetization

You sometimes want to combine ad formats on one website, add new codes and disable that you don’t need. Let’s see how to manage this easily.

On the Websites page, find the domain you want to edit. To the right of the domain, you see a toolbar.

Let’s examine the icons on the toolbar.

  • You can get the code as we did it earlier by clicking All codes → Get code.
  • You can choose Add code and generate a new script for another ad format.
    * You’ll need to wait for another email with approval.
  • You can check this website’s performance by clicking the Statistics button.
  • Or, you can edit the types of filters you put when first added a website.
    * But these changes will be applied to the new ad codes.
  • The toggle ON state will hide this website from your statistics.

#2 How to make money without a website

Don’t have a website? You can make a profit with your mobile app or social traffic using our universal Smart Direct Link tool. Now we will outline the main steps for how to request one, but you can read our definitive Smart Direct Link Monetization Guide as well.

First, you will need to open the Direct Links page from your account. Here you click the ADD DIRECT LINK buton and choose the parameters you need. 

While applying for a Direct Link’s code you’re able to set up its category and put filters on those ad types you don’t want to monetize. Clich ADD after you make all settings.

Done! After we approve your request, you can copy the script from your account (also, from the Direct Links page) or from the system email you will get from Adsterra.

Ad formats for instant website monetization

Although this is not a part of our guide, it’ll be helpful to give you a short overview of all Adsterra ad formats. This will help you make the best choice.

If curious about all pros and cons of each website monetization option, save this quick guide to Adsterra ad formats.

Users will see this ad as a separate web page behind the main browser window or in a new tab. So, it doesn’t require any ad space on your website.

Learn how you can make money with Popunders in our full guide.

The Adsterra’s innovation, this format shows record user engagement and, as a result, higher CPM for publishers.

Want to monetize your HTML or WordPress website with Social Bar? Check this  guide.

Native Banners fit any web page. You can customize them to match your fonts and colors. They are also great when you combine several formats.

Our expert shares all ins and outs about placing native banners and earn with them.

This is a regular link, just as simple. After you get its code, you can place it anywhere on the website: text, buttons, images, etc. As we said earlier, the Link is a No1 choice for those who want to turn a profit from social traffic or mobile apps.

You see them in various pixel sizes: 160×300, 160×600, 300×250, 320х50, 728×90, 468×60. Banners fit static HTML, WordPress- and Blogpost-based sites. 

Though classic and a bit old-fashioned, banners still bring profit. See how in this expert article.

Monitoring your revenues | Statistics reports

As we said earlier, Adsterra Self-Service Platform for publishers is a control center. Once you add a website, you can track its performance and manage all ad placements with regard to metrics. That’s when you need the Statistics reports.

From the control panel on the left, hit the Statistics tab. Since you haven’t started monetizing yet, you will see the empty cells waiting for the future great numbers to appear.

What key website monetization metrics you can check:

  • IMPRESSIONS (how many times your ads were shown),
  • CLICKS (how many times users clicked on ads),
  • CTR (click-through-rate, or the number of clicks on an ad divided by the number of ad impressions)
  • CPM (how much advertisers has paid for 1000 impressions of their ads on your website). CPM rate is calculated automatically for each website and depends on traffic quality. It is based on many parameters: website visitors’ country, device, browser, OS, ad formats you use on your website and many others.
  • REVENUE (how much you have earned).

On your Statistics page, you can change the start and finish date to compare the reports by various timeframes.

Group websites’ stats by date, domains, placement, country, device format, or operating system.
The hit on the export icon will start downloading your .CSV report.

#3 Publisher’s profile | How to change payment methods and personal data

On your Profile page (hit the Profile tab from the left), you see all your credentials you typed in on the registration stage, as well as the preferred payout method. If needed, you may enter another name, change the payment system, and the messenger account name.

* From your Profile page you can’t change the email to which your account is attached, and your login.
* On payment days, we temporarily block the fields with payment systems details. We do it to prevent the payout delay or turn-down.

#4 Transparent payment reporting

Open your Payments tab. The first part of the page is about payment rules. All hints on minimum payouts, transfer fees, payout dates are here. Please, read it carefully to proceed your website monetization smoothly.

Next comes the payment history table with filters. Once you start getting passive income, you check all your scheduled and released payouts here.

What do these fields mean?

  • DATE — here you can check when the next payout date is, and when previous payments were released. Along with recurrent payouts, you find here all balance adjustments with the reasons mentioned in the COMMENT field.
  • SUM — the number of your earnings with Adsterra within a period.
  • FEE — the commission taken by the payment system for money transfer. TYPE – the type of financial operation (e.g., ‘next’ for the next payment).
  • ACCOUNT — your account details.
  • COMMENT — a detailed description of the financial operation.
  • DOCUMENTS — files that confirm payout.
payment history

#5 How to get a regular +5% income: Adsterra referral link

That’s, probably, the easiest way of getting passive income. On the Referrals page, click the GENERATE INVITE button and share the unique link when recommending Adsterra to your readers and partners. Once somebody signs up to Adsterra via your link and starts monetizing, you’ll be getting a payout equal to 5% of their income. 

#6 Adsterra live chat support and knowledge base

We tend to automate everything, except the warmth of our 24/7 communication with partners. You may connect with us via the chat icon in the lower corner of the screen.

To some questions, the best answer will be a tutorial from our blog, so you will get the link to read it out. Sometimes the top choice is to look through our FAQ base with guides and tips, and you’ll immediately be offered the most suitable article. But sometimes only live support works, and we are proud to be the best-in-class here.

#7 Advanced stats tracking with Adsterra API

With Adsterra Publishers API, you can easily pull the statistics on your websites’ core metrics. This will help a lot when you use third-party tracking services or dashboards. No need to export yet another one .CSV, all data fetch automatically: CPM, CR, clicks, and revenues metrics.

On the API tab, you generate a unique API token that will allow for sending your Adsterra statistics to other applications, systems, and dashboards (without sharing your credentials or any extra data.
Need more hints? Dive into the long read on how to use Adsterra Publishers API.

Generate Adsterra API token

Why choose Adsterra for instant website monetization

Choosing a partner for instant website monetization is a leap of trust. You need a bit more than a good welcome guide. On top of that, “instant” are the ways of getting ad codes, but you still will have to grow traffic and improve its quality. The good news is that you can do it! Like many Adsterra publishers who are making hundreds to thousands dollars weekly. 

Blog monetization case study by Adsterra publisher
$1,200 in two months
A success story of Twitter traffic monetization told by Adsterra publisher
$800 daily payout

Points to try Adsterra

Now, you’re ready to start

Quite a long ride, right? Only when you read the guide without taking any action 😉 With Adsterra, you natively start generating revenues from your website or blog in a few minutes. The biggest thing here is that there will be many challenges on your way to making a solid income whatever means you choose.

Adsterra will stand by your side when you’ve just started planting these seeds of website monetization and when you’ve grown your business to six-figure profits. You’re half-step from your next great leap to profit.

In case you’re looking for instructions on how to monetize websites based on the most popular blogging platforms, please enjoy these guides to WordPress and Blogspot (Blogger) websites monetization. 

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