How to Monotize RSS Feeds on WordPress


Hi.  Welcome to  In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to monetize RSS feeds.  And the great thing about RSS feeds is it allows you to publicize your website and give your followers updates and news and basically spread the word on anything you’re trying to talk about or even sell.

However, you can also monetize your RSS feeds by targeting visitors who regularly follow your blog, and you can do this by affiliate marketing information and ad text.  And it’s great because it will bring you in some extra income.

So first, I’m going to bring you through some of the steps, and then I’ll show you some affiliate plugins.  The first step is: Keep it simple.  Don’t overdo it by placing too many ads or affiliate links in your sidebar or anywhere on your blog or website.  I would use one ad per feed, and I would remember to make ads and even affiliate links relevant to what you’re talking about and whatever content you’re putting in your post.

Two: I would choose the right affiliate.  And after these steps, I will show you some affiliates that you can choose.  And then three: Also use plugins because this will help you manually add text yourself by using these plugins.

So now what I’m going to do is show you some affiliate plugins, and what I did was come to and went to the affiliate plugins page where there is a long list of different affiliate plugins that you could use, such as Linkit Affiliate plugin, Amazon.  We even have
Commission Junction.  And they all give you a little bit about what these plugins offer, the features and so on.

And one of the ones that I definitely suggest would be to use the Clickbank affiliate because it allows you to promote your product by putting in your own text and then placing it in the RSS feeds.

The next thing that I want to show you are two plugins that I think are very important as well, and one you can find in the WordPress plugin directory. And this is called RSS Footer. And what it allows you to do is add simple text to your RSS feeds.  So what you’re really trying to get at is just to add simple text and not make it too complicated.

Another great thing is to sign up for an account at Google AdSense because here, they have a whole list of ads for monetizing your blog, and you can also install it as a plugin and get started with it on your website as well.

Finally, on your WordPress Widgets page, which you can get to by going to Appearance and then Widgets, you can actually drag and drop, and I will show you how to do this right here.  Here’s the RSS feed.  What you could do is click on it and then  drag it and drop it into any widget rea you want on your page.

Then what you could do is type in the URL for the link you want to possibly link your website to, and then you can even give it a title.  You also have other options of how much you want displayed on it.  And this is another great way to insert any RSS information as well.

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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.