Content marketing is often said to be one of the greatest ways to put yourself on top of the search engine results page and to generate qualified leads.
Yet, using blogs and Web sites to market your brand is a painstakingly (and often frustratingly) slow process. Amid the sea of information overload and many others offering similar contents that you offer, it will take months or years before your contents can become a powerful customer magnet. Many entrepreneurs do not understand this, falsely thinking that having a blog or a landing page means they’ll see customers and leads calling them the next week.
Realistically, content marketing is virtually worthless until you have a large, devoted following. Until then, you should consider ways to monetize your contents — a “side gig” for your blog pages, so to speak.
There are several ways to monetize your contents. For example, if you make use of YouTube, you can monetize the videos (certain exceptions apply, due to Google’s rather arbitrary demonetization policies) by allowing Google to run ads on your videos.
For your web sites and blogs (note: blogs that you run on your own web hosting account or virtual private servers), I recommend JSEcoin.
By copying and pasting a small snippet of HTML code into the footer of your web site (this can be done across your web site by simply editing the template once, if you use any kind of CMS), you can earn JSEcoins every time a visitor reads your blog or web page.
Now, you may have heard of “cryptojacking.” In the past, there were unscrupulous people who embedded Coinhive code on their web site so that unsuspecting visitors would generate cryptocurrency for the web site owners.
JSEcoin is different for three reasons:
- JSEcoin script loads only after everything else on that web page has been loaded to the browser. Coinhive would load as soon as the web page began to be downloaded to the browser, slowing down the page load and degrading the browser performance.
- Mining JSEcoin happens only by visitor’s explicit consent. When a visitor first loads the page, they see an opt-in notice on the bottom of the web browser. Unless and until they click or tap on the blue “Continue” button, no mining will take place. The mining immediately ceases when they close the tab or browser window.
- Coinhive (which is now out of business and no longer in operation) mined Monero in visitors’ browsers. Monero, while much easier to mine than Bitcoin or Litecoin, was never designed for this. The in-browser mining of Monero often would consume 80 to 100 percent of CPU capacity and would result in overheated laptops, crashing mobile browsers, and degrading of user experience. By contrast, JSEcoin was specifically designed for browsers and promises (according to the whitepaper) to consume only 10 percent of extra computing resources at most. In general, JSEcoin is mined using the excess computing powers while the CPU is idle (for example, when a visitor is reading your article).
JSEcoin can be converted to other currencies.
Even with a very low traffic web site, you could generate about one dollar a month. (By very low, I mean five visitors a day.)
In addition, you can earn extra JSEcoin by running ads, though payments from ads are much lower than payments from mining at this time.
To start with JSEcoin, simply sign up for an account on the JSEcoin Platform with your email address and you will be provided with the HTML snippet.
Note: You can only use the JSEcoin publisher mining if you have an ability to edit your HTML. This means you cannot use it if you are blogging on sites such as Medium, Tumblr, or Automattic’s WordPress.com (for self-hosted WordPress, JSEcoin does provide a plug-in).
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