I’ve been banned by google adsense. This happened to me right after i started this blog. I got banned cause i clicked on my own ads. I did it to see how it works. I did so i could understand how clicks and commissions are processed. My mistake was that i signed in right after i clicked. If i clicked from a different computer/internet connection, i might still be wasting my time with adsense. I’m glad i got banned from google adsense. I think if you never get banned, you’re doing something wrong.
I get emails from bloggers every day. Most of the emails request information or suggestions. I try to be helpful, but what i really want to say is this. “Try it out. Tweak it. Try to game it. Try to understand it.” When you do these things, you get a better understanding of how money is made online. You have to personally experience it in order to actually do. I think most bloggers can’t monetize cause they try to copy what other bloggers have done. This won’t work. You have to be bold. Try to game the system. If you violated their TOS, who gives a shit. Dust off your hands and find another affiliate site. Or go with a different ppc site. If you get banned from payperpost, go with sponsored. And vice versa.
Getting banned from an ad program should be welcomed. It means that you were trying things out with it. It shows that you are trying to monetize your blog. The bloggers who just slap on the links, never make any money. See how far you can go with that ad program. Buy things using your own affiliate link. Sign yourself up for those lead commissions. Try it multiple times. See what you can get away with. If you’re not willing to be daring with monetization, you’ll probably find that it’s hard to make money. If you violate the TOS or your account is suspended, then move on to the next ad program. You will have learned something. Don’t be scared about getting banned. This is the internet, for every ad program, there are dozens just like it. Think like a cat. If you mess up, you have 9 lives to work with. Keep pushing the limits until you get it right.
Instead of seeking answers from other bloggers, why not try to find the answers yourself? Is it that hard to try out a new ad program.