How To Publish An Ad To Your Website
The final step of the monetization process is to publish your ad to your blog. The good news is that Market Samurai automates this process so that you can upload your ad to your blog with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Let’s take a look at an example.
Here’s an ad that I created using the sidebar template. I just dragged in a suggested headline, an image, a sentence and a ‘Find Out More’ button which includes my amazon affiliate link.
Before we publish this ad, lets take a quick look at the simple blog that I’ve set up at Wordpress.com for this example.
As you can see, this is a very simple two column blog with an area for articles and a single sidebar which is where I’d like to publish my affiliate ad.
Now lets head back to Market Samurai and take a look at the publishing process.
The first step to publishing my ad is to click the Publish button.
Select Blog or Create a New Account
Now here at the top of the screen I need to tell market samurai which blog I want to publish to. My options are to create a new Wordpress blog account or a new Wordpress Direct blog account.
For this example I’m going to create a new Wordpress blog account.
This title field is the internal market samurai name for my blog. So I’m going to call it ‘My How To Play Saxophone Blog’
Enter Blog URL
The URL is the web address of my blog. In this example http://howtoplaysaxophone.wordpress.com
Enter Blog Username and Password
To allow market samurai to connect to and update my blog I need to enter in my blog username and my blog password.
Now all I have to do is click the Add account button.
Next time I come to publish an ad, this option will appear in my dropdown box.
Select Publishing Option
I can now select from three publishing options.
I can publish my ad as a sidebar widget, as a blog post or as a blog page. Usually this will be the same as the template that you selected at the beginning of the process.
For this example I’m going to use the sidebar widget option.
Retrieve Sidebar List
If I have a blog that has multiple sidebars I can retrieve a list of my sidebars by clicking this button.
Handling Multiple Text Widgets
Also, if you have multiple text widgets on your blog sidebar you can retrieve a list of your text widgets using this button. For this example, I can just accept the defaults.
Now, the last thing I need to specify is where I want the images in my ad to be stored.
If you just want the images to be uploaded to your blog, you should choose the first option.
Alternatively, if you want the images to be uploaded to another account such as your Flickr account, you can enter your Flickr details here.
The final option is to remotely link the images from their current location. Generally speaking you should never use this option unless you own the domain where the images currently reside.
So for this example, I’ll just upload the images to my blog account.
Now that I’ve selected these options, all I have to do is click the Publish button.
Market Samurai tells me that its logging into my blog.... now its adding a text widget and now its all done!
I can visit my site by clicking this link.
Ad on Website
And here you can see my completed affiliate ad live on my blog.
Check Affiliate Link
If I click on the Find Out more button, I get taken straight to amazon.com and i can verify that my affiliate information is carried through.
So there you have it, market samurai’s monetization module allows you to create high impact affiliate ads and upload them to your website with just a few clicks of your mouse.
More Monetization Lessons
- Introduction to Monetization
- How To Register With Affiliate Directories
- How To Find Products & Assess Market Viability
- How To Write A Compelling Ad In Minutes
- How To Publish An Ad To Your Website
- How to Sign Up for the Google Adsense Program
- How To Replace Your Affiliate Offer With Dynamic Ads
- How To Use Bit.ly To Track Your Affiliate Click Through Rate
- How To Use The Pretty Link Plugin To Track Your Affiliate Click Through Rate
- How To Create Trackable Affiliate Links Using WordPress Direct