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House prices are rising around the country. Buying a house is more complicated than ever for many. Statistics show Millennials are not buying homes at the rate of previous generations. If they’re not buying houses at the pace they once were, they are living with their parents, other family members, and friends. Or they’re making a rent payment to a landlord.
Paying rent is a choice many make for a variety of reasons. In addition to the ever-increasing price of homeownership, many choose to rent to keep their lives simple. Renting allows flexibility in location. The typical lease is a one-year commitment. If you don’t like where you live, you can move in a year.
Additionally, there are no upkeep expenses for renters. There are no roofs to replace, no landscaping, painting, windows, appliances, etc. to repair and replace. You have a fixed rent and utilities – that’s about it.
For the most part, it’s hassle-free living at its best. Any remaining headaches encountered by renters likely arise from the old-school methods many landlords still rely on for collecting applications, rent, etc.
Fortunately, new technology has advanced to the point where it’s now possible to pay rent without writing a check. Banks, credit card companies, and the like, offer several options. Today, I want to introduce you to a creative, innovative company that provides a unique way to pay your rent and earn extra benefits for doing so. That company is Findigs.
Have you ever heard of Google Adsense? If you’re a blogger, chances are you’re quite familiar with it. Because it seems like Google’s Adsense advertising platform is the default mechanism that bloggers use to make money from their sites.
It’s an easy system to get into, but that’s also a huge part of the problem. It’s too easy. So today, we’re going to talk about some Adsense alternatives.
The barrier to entry in Adsense is so low that the ads are not customizable. And, frankly, bloggers have very little control over what they’re showing their audience. This can be an unpredictable way to website monetization. Worse, Google’s cost per click payout has shown signs of a decline.
That’s a major issue for bloggers who are looking to monetize their sites and earn extra income. Google Adsense provides a lot of flexibility. But unless you’re exceptionally experienced with ad serving psychology like ad placement for banner ads, you might be doing yourself a disservice.
Google won’t optimize the ad placement on your site. They require you to do that. They won’t test the best images, locations or types of ads on your site.
Again, that’s all on you. Which is a tad bit intimidating.
But it’s also why I’m so psyched to be sharing this sponsored post with you. So we can all learn more about how to better utilize advertising space on our website. Because there are definitely better options out there, over Google Adsense.