6 Best Free Blog Monetization Plugins For WordPress (2022 Edition)

Last Updated on December 9, 2021 by Fabrizio Van Marciano

When it comes to monetizing your WordPress blog, there are multiple ways to do it. You can display ads, write product reviews, create product comparison posts, create tutorials, and more. One method that can make your life easier is to use some plugins. In this post, we'll take a look at six powerful blog monetization plugins I recommend using for WordPress.

Why Use Monetization Plugins?

You can obviously monetize your blog without the use of a plugin. For example, if you're embedding a banner code into your blog posts, you can do this using the HTML block in the Gutenberg editor.

The same goes for writing reviews or creating tutorial posts. You can create all of the content you need simply by using the default WordPress editor alone.

But that would be pretty boring, right?

Plus, there are many advantages of using dedicated plugins for blog monetization. If you want to display ads, for instance, there are plugins designed to make your life easier for managing those ads.

If you prefer to write reviews, again, there are plugins designed to make your reviews stand out.

Some of these dedicated plugins come with a host of features, such as conversion tools, click tracking, SEO features, and so on.

Right then, let's take a quick look at six of the best blog monetization plugins for WordPress.

A quick reminder - whenever you're installing a new plugin for the first time into your WordPress site, make sure you back up your WordPress site first. If you don't have a backup solution, do check out BlogVault.

The six plugins we're going to look over today are -

  1. Advanced Ads
  2. Pretty Links Lite
  3. Meks Easy Ads Widget
  4. Amazon Auto Links
  5. EasyAzon
  6. Schema

Now, let's dive into each one in more detail.

1. Advanced Ads

If you're looking for a simple way to manage ads on your WordPress blog, no other plugin does it better than Advanced Ads.

Advanced Ads has some of the best ad management features built-in. You can embed Google AdSense ads, Amazon Ads, custom ads, as well as affiliate ad codes.

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Creating your ad campaigns within Advanced Ads is quick and easy. There's a useful Ad Wizard included designed to make the process simple.

When it comes to advanced features there's more than you'll ever need to use.

Some of the things you can do with Advanced Ads include -

  • Creating and displaying an unlimited number of ads
  • Ad rotation
  • Ad scheduling (With start and end time)

It's worth noting that there is a free version of this plugin and a premium (paid for) version. The free version is ample enough for most blogs with medium traffic, whilst the premium version can help you get the most of your blog monetization with ads.

2. Pretty Links

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Looking for a plugin that will help you clean up your long and complex-looking affiliate links? Look no further than Pretty Links Lite.

This plugin is designed to help you shorten your affiliate links with your website's domain. You can also manage, and track your affiliate link clicks and traffic.

Pretty Links is lightweight and comes with some cool features. The free version of this plugin lets you do the following -

  1. Create an unlimited amount of affiliate links
  2. Set link redirection type
  3. Enable tracking
  4. Nofollow links
  5. Create sponsored links, and more

The Pro version offers you even more possibilities, such as keyword replacement, creating short links for blog posts and pages, adding a pretty bar, and social buttons, and more.

3. Meks Easy Ads Widget

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If you're looking for an easy way to place ads inside of your WordPress widgets without the extra gimmick, perhaps your sidebar or post footer, check out this awesome plugin.

With Meks, you can add as many ad units inside a single widget as you'd like. There are predefined sizes to choose from or you can customize your own ad sizes.

Whether you want to use rich media or plain-text ads, Meks supports both. You can also alternate your ads with rotation too.

4. Amazon Auto Links

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When it comes to Amazon affiliate links, there aren't many good plugins around. Amazon Auto Links is a simple plugin that will enable you to add and display custom Amazon products right into your blog posts.

The plugin is designed to save you time having to search for products on the Amazon site first and then copying the code back into your site. With this plugin installed, you can do everything in one dashboard/tab.

Features include -

  1. Auto link conversion
  2. Filter unwanted products
  3. Shortcode insertion and PHP function
  4. Create customized buttons
  5. Ad d unit options, and more

5. EasyAzon

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EasyAzon is another free and popular Amazon affiliate links plugin designed for Amazon niche sites. It works similarly to the Auto Link plugin. However, EasyAzon has been around for some time.

Features for the plugin include -

  1. Multiple-language and location setup and support
  2. Link behavior and attribute options
  3. Some free training material (Most of which are outdated)

The plugin is currently installed in over 9K websites.

6. Schema - All In One Schema Rich Snippets

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Last but not least, is the Schema-rich snippet plugin. If you enjoy writing detailed, SEO-friendly product reviews on your blog, then this plugin is a must.

The Schema plugin will make your dull and boring-looking search engine listings look super-attractive and eye-popping.

Why is this important?

It's important for several reasons -

  1. Improved CTR conversions
  2. Give search engines the relevant info it needs to display your snippets
  3. It helps you to improve search engine rankings/visibility
  4. The correct information for displaying Facebook post links

This is a free plugin with over 90K active installs.

That being said, many modern SEO plugins now have Schema built right in. You might want to check out the Rank Math Pro plugin which I reviewed here.

It's a wrap!

So, there you have it. Six beautiful WordPress plugins to help you monetize your blog effectively. If you're not using any of these yet, do check one or two of them out.

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