Feedvertising: Make Money With Your RSS Feed

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In the last episode, you learned how to better position AdSense to monetize your Web site. While that’s a great way to make money off of your site itself, did you know that a large percentage of your audience might never see those ads?

Because an ever-increasing number of Web surfers prefer to read their favorite blogs via RSS feed (or email generated by RSS) rather than on the actual Web site, making money with your feed is crucial. So, if you want to monetize your entire audience, then you’re going to need a way to make your RSS feed work for you.

Enter Feedvertising, the newest, easiest, and most flexible way to run ads within the RSS feed of your WordPress blog. Unlike other feed advertising solutions, Feedvertising is totally within your control — you can accept brokered ads, sell ads yourself directly, insert affiliate links, or cross-promote your other blogs. It’s totally up to you, and the technology is completely free.

Take a look at this quick demo video to see how Feedvertising can turn your RSS feed into a great revenue source. It’s completely compatible with Feedburner too!

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  1. Got here from techcrunch. Wished I’ve heard about you before….
    This was a great tutorial this was for something I was looking for a long time now.

    Also learned a lot from other tutorials here. Good work and made with very comprehensive explanations!

  2. I love the name “Feedvertising”, sounds like its something that is going to invade the world of advertising and my feeds with it. 🙂

  3. Hey guys. It said I didn’t qualify for the Text Link Plugin b/c I don’t get enough traffic yet 🙁

  4. Lawton you can still use the plugin for personal use and insert affiliate links. The traffic requirements are only for the ads that are brokered by TLA.

  5. Good Source indeed. But the tool could score more users if it introduce Blogger.com friendly plug-ins in near future. I could be wrong either, please let me know.

  6. Nice job!

    I liked the flow of the registration process. A bit different than what I was expecting but well done -aloha.

  7. comments make you happy? somehow i doubt this one will. seriously, never, EVER use the word monetize again. seriously. it reeks of late-90’s .com-age. and feedvertising? show of hands, all of you coo’ing over this page, how many of you WORK FOR this site or an affiliate? finally, did you ever think that maybe people are taking in your rss feed to AVOID all the advertising and are trying to get back to the CONTENT?

    sigh. i somehow doubt this comment will make it through the authorization review by whatever mods you have, but seriously, you’ve gotta be kidding me.

  8. I think you need therapy, RJ.

    Step back from the monitor… and breathe.

    Oh, and next time you feel like speaking out, leave us a URL so we can see your genius somewhere else, because you sure didn’t show it here.

  9. I have WordPress installed, on my site – If i use Text-link-ads as my fedvertising source, will they start putting ads now or they will start when some advertisers wants to ?

  10. Very Interesting – Will text-linkads put ads soon after insatlling the plugin or after any advertisers selects us ?

  11. I agree with RJ 100% on the word “monetize.” It’s probably my least-favorite Web 2.0 buzzword, and it’s a empty word when we have better ones available, like “profit” or “make money.” “Feedvertise” is almost all right, because at least it’s descriptive of what it is (feed advertising), and isn’t simply verbing an adjective to try and use one buzzword where two perfectly normal words would do.

    As for ads in feeds– I’m of two minds on this. I tend to agree that people subscribing to RSS feeds are not really interested in ads. But then, people coming to my website aren’t interested in ads, either, but I put them there anyway. Actually, I’ve waffled back and forth on the whole advertising thing enough that I may simply ditch them entirely, or run ads only for things I care about. They aren’t bringing in gobs of money anyway, and nobody reading my blog has asked for them.

  12. I wish I could this worked like a charm, but I just got the following email message from Text Link Ads:

    “We are sorry but the inventory you have suggested https://www.ashleycecil.com has been declined at this time. The main reasons inventory is declined is:

    -The website does not have enough link popularity.
    -The website does not have enough traffic.
    -The website is currently selling text link ads.”

    I guess this is only for the popular kids. Although the third reason listed might be the key. But I’m sure I’m NOT selling test link ads (that I’m aware of anyway, lol).

  13. Hi,

    Feedvertising has not approved the website for generating income yet. Any suggestions on how to move things along?

  14. I always have terrible trouble with comment-related plugins that require me to put some line in the comment loop; I can never seem to find the right spot. Can anyone tell me where I should put the php line in my comments loop? I haven not modified anything much, and I would be very grateful. Thanks!

  15. Peter — The whole premise behind this site is videos; creating image and text-based walkthrough tutorials would not only bury me in work, it would also force me to sell my house and move into a cardboard box.

  16. Lol, you guys did a great job with these videos and there’ s also a lesson to be learnt from your comment replies: How to be extreeemely patient with your readers/viewer… ehe there’s funny people out there ;-P

  17. I already have google ads on my site. Is feed advertising using google adsense to run their platform??

  18. Does it work allso mit Movable Type ? I have a huge Blog (mohre than 3000 Entries) allready running with movable Type Platform. Where yould I find Plugin for my Blog?


  19. Just wondering about this. I have an account at TLA for a few other sites, this one I just installed Copyblogger on…haha

    Anyways, why exactly do we need this? If I look at many of the feed readers out there such as Google, my Feedburner feeds will show all my links in the posts as it is in the feed readers. Isn’t that essentially the same thing, or am I missing something with the other feed readers out there that they don’t show this?

  20. I agree with the above commentor that this should be available for Blogger.com users as well. What’s the reasoning for not allowing it, just curious.

    Also to the commentor above, Monetize, Monetizing and Monetizer are great words to use! 🙂

  21. Guys, who have written previously about Blogger, i would suggest you move onto WordPress, if you have just started out with your Blogger Blog!
    WordPress gives you incredible advantages in features. You can actually mold your blog the way you want. the themes are nearly endless and its the most Search Engine friendly Blog Platform. Write a same post on a Blogger, Movable Type or a WorpPress blog, the the latter would feature in top results!
    I am saying so as I have used all three and seen the results myself! Just a pointer! Cheers! 😉

  22. The video was great and I am going to try out Feedvertising. Great directions and I am hoping I see some results, everything counts and makes a difference..

  23. Wow! Very impressive concept. I am going to sign-up right away and publish to my personal blog.

    Great Site Guys.


    Daniel Tetreault

  24. Finally, a user friendly advertising plugin for WordPress complete with RSS feed advertising. Thank you for making it so easy!

  25. Excellent way of explaining a new monetizing way for our blogs! Thank you!

    Raphael from rippedcorner.com

  26. as soon as this will become available for blogspot, i’ll waste no time in stalling it for my site.

  27. sounds very interesting and workable, but I think I’m lost….don’t know where to start from the beginning. Can anyone help

  28. The debt consolidation link at the end looks more like a paid ad :). Also the video is not available. Can I show these videos on my blog?