6 Best Free Blog Monetization Plugins For WordPress (2020 Edition)

Last Updated on March 2, 2020 by Fabrizio Van Marciano

When it comes to monetizing your WordPress blog, there are many ways to do it. You can display ads, write detailed reviews, create comparison posts, and more. One way to 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 monetize your blog without the use of a plugin. For example, if you're embedding any banner code into your blog posts, you can do this using the HTML block in the Gutenberg editor.

The same for writing reviews or creating comparison posts. You can do these using the default WordPress editor.

However, there are many advantages of using dedicated plugins for blog monetization. If you want to display ads, for example, 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.

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 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 blog, no other plugin does it better than Advanced Ads. This plugin will help you to manage different kinds of ads, from Google AdSense to Amazon Ads, and other general affiliate ads.

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Creating ads is simple and you can follow the Ad Wizard to get set up. There's a ton of advanced features in Advanced ads, which makes this plugin the most complete.

Some of the things you can do with Advanced Ads include create and display an unlimited amount of ads on your site, rotate ads, and schedule ads. You can even set a start and end time for each ad.

It's worth noting that there is a free version of this plugin and a premium (paid for) version. I use the free version here on Magnet4Blogging.

2. Pretty Links

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Here's a plugin that will help you shorten, manage, and track your affiliate links. Pretty Links is lightweight and comes with some cool features. There is a free version available that allows you to -

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

The Pro version gives you even more options, such as keyword replacement, create short links for blog posts and pages, add a pretty bar and social buttons.

3. Meks Easy Ads Widget

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If f you're looking for an easy way to place ads inside of your WordPress widgets, perhaps your sidebar or post footer, check out this plugin.

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

Whether you want to use rich media or contextual 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 cool plugin that will enable you to add and display custom Amazon products in 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 blog. 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 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.

EasyAzon is a free plugin, however, to get the most from the software, you will need to invest in the Pro version as the free plugin sadly is very limited.

Features for the free version 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 10K 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 product reviews on your blog, then this plugin is a must. The Schema plugin will make your dull looking search engine listings look 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.

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. If you're already using any of these, then share with me your thoughts or experiences in the comment section below. Enjoy and best of luck.

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