Google adsense is an online contextual advertisement platform owned by google, where companies or individuals who wants to advertise there products pay and submit there products and then google in turn allows approved websites and software to place those advertisement banners or text on there sites and then make money through clicks and impressions.
Google adsense is unarguably the main source of income for almost every blogger, except for those involved in affiliate marketing and selling of there own products. Here in Nigeria, every blogger’s main aim is to get approved by adsense because that is the sole means of earning money from blogging in Nigeria.
So many bloggers or bloggers to be in Nigeria are so much into adsense, that when there application are rejected or if there sites are banned, they lose hope and there blogging career comes to an end, without even considering other adsense alternatives.
These other alternatives may not pay as much as google adsense, but if you work hard on your blog and gain enough traffic, then you will definitely be making as much or even more than what you would have made with google adsense.
The best adsense alternatives to consider if you are Nigerian blogger are:
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Media.net is obviously the only advertisement platform for bloggers which can compete with google adsense. Media.net is owned by yahoo/bing , its advertisement features are similar to that of google adsense, and getting approval from media.net is much easier than google adsense.
Media.net pays by PayPal and wire transfer. But since PayPal does not allow Nigerians to receive payments, you can easily go with wire transfer which is also an easy process.Its minimum payout is $100.
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Infolinks is one of the best google adsense alternatives for Nigerian bloggers, a lot of websites already run ads and make money through this platform. Infolinks display text ads on your site and you get paid for each click, it does not support pay per impression. The minimum payment here is $50.
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What amazon is mostly known for in terms of blogging is its affiliate programs and sales. But if you are a serious blogger, then you can also consider this platform.
Getting approved and succeeding here means that your blog must be getting a lot of traffic.
Adversal is not all that popular and definitely cannot compare with the likes of adsense and media.net, but with its ability to make payments to Nigerians and African bloggers, it found its way to our list. The minimum payment here is $20 and it pays through wire transfer.
Bidvertiser is also another advertisement platform to consider, but you can use this if you got rejected or banned from google adsense or media.net. They pay per click and offer text and banner display ads and its minimum payout is $50. You can receive your payments by creating a payza account and linking it to your bank account.
There are many advertisement platforms out there, which perform better than some platforms in our list but due to there inability to provide means of payment to Nigerian bloggers, they were not included in this list. Examples of such platforms are chitika(PayPal only),revenue hits, propeller ads and much more.