WordAds Review 2019


Before I start, I just want to say stop paying too much for your website! 

It amazes me how people are paying top dollar for their website and hosting, for no real reason. Always look for the best deal to reduce your costs.

I always recommend BlueHost to my clients. They give you a free domain and hosting for $2.95 per month, one of the cheapest out there. Compatible with WordPress and WordAds, their hosting software and algorithms enable you to earn more with the ads on your website. Check them out here. I would also earn a commission if you did 🙂

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OK, so without writing a novel, let’s get straight into what you came here for…the $$$


I’ve been displaying WordAds on my website for a few months now, but we will just look at these 2 recent months, December and January. As you can see my total earnings are $375.18 USD. Note all amounts are in American dollars.

I made $49.87 in December, then $99.46 in January.

My website views for those months:

December 2017

January 2018

It’s important to know how my ads are laid out, as earnings and stats will obviously vary depending on how you set it up. Your earnings will also depend on who you use for hosting. I use BlueHost, which I run through WordPress, and use a WordPress theme called “Expound” which automatically enables a banner ad at the top of every page, a side banner, and 2 ads at the bottom of the page. So on my website there are 4 ads total per page.

WordAds recently updated, and income is now calculated by “ads served”. Visitors must physically see the ad in their screen (scroll down to the ad) for it to be counted.

How it works

You are paid solely on ad impressions (views). It doesn’t matter whether the ads are clicked or not, which is good if you get decent traffic.

If you use WordPress and are on the free plan (yoursite.wordpress.com) you won’t be eligible for WordAds. You need to have a custom domain, which you get free with BlueHost.

Approval was instant, all I had to do was apply and I was accepted.

Payment can be received by a PayPal account. And you must reach a minimum of $100 total to be paid.

Rates (CPM)

Going just off my earnings over these 2 months, I’d say WordAds CPM rate is anywhere from $2.25-2.40 USD per 1,000 views. Which is actually very good, as they say the standard CPM rate is around $1 per 1,000 views.

Nobody will be able to give you a straight answer of your rate though, this is just my earnings and it is influenced by a number of factors.

As you can see, the CPM rate seems to be a bit higher in December than it was in January, and I wouldn’t be able to tell you why that is.

People often ask me how my earnings are so high, and theirs are nowhere near mine. I was the same, and I tried a number of hosting options and website builders. Then I started using BlueHost. According to Wordads, their algorithms and back end systems are much more reliable than other hosts to display ads on your website. They also battle against ad blocks and applications like that. So my earnings have been MUCH higher since using them. I’m telling you now, you won’t get numbers like mine with anyone else.

It’s probably also important to understand a bit more about my website to understand my earnings.

About my website

It’s a local news website based in Australia in a small country area, and most of my views are repeat visitors.

Most of my traffic is driven from when I post links to articles on its Facebook page (13,000+ followers)

Very little traffic comes from search engines, but I’m looking into improving my search engine rankings and SEO knowledge.


Overall, I think WordAds is great. 10/10. For the amount of traffic I get, it’s a decent amount of money, and being Australian, the US dollar converts to more Australian dollars for me.

I think it’s a great alternative to other ad networks, which can actually be quite difficult and time consuming to be approved for.

Most networks pay per click (PPC) meaning people must click your ads for you to earn any money. With WordAds, you get paid just for visitors on your website, without needing them to click your ads.

Build your own website here, get your own domain name and start earning money from WordAds, its easy!

I’d also love you forever if you’d kindly consider donating to my website, for taking the time to write this review. Thank you 🙂

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60 thoughts on “WordAds Review 2019

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  2. I had 288600 visitors and 937000 ads served in the month of April 2020, on my site insightful.co.in. They just paid me $32. I am really disappointed. I mean there is no point continuing if I make this kind of money.

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  3. Hey there! I’m using the free version of wordpress.com at current and have been considering switching to a paid plan so I can make just a little extra on the side. something to kinda help ya know.

    From what you’re saying in your review bluehost.com sounds great but I’m still a bit lost on something. So are you saying that if we say buy a domain through bluehost.com there’s a way to sync it (or something) to our WordPress and the Bluehost domain will count as bumping to the paid version of WordPress?

    Just trying to make sure I understand all of this.


  4. Hey, So I left a message here last time when I was still being ripped off by wordpress and I noticed that this article got updated a little. My earnings now have increased *substantially* to about $0.07 per thousand impressions, still a far cry from the decent CPM of $1. I don’t know anything else other than it potentially being because of the region(I am based in asia but my main traffic comes from the US) but I feel that $0.07 is still pretty low. I have bout 800,000 ads served per month but my average payout is about $50~$60 USD.

    You mentioned blue host, but I’ve bought a plan that will serve me well for another year. I want to increase my earnings so I was wondering what I should do. I don’t want this plan I bought to go to waste and I’ve heard the self-hosting may be a little costly because of the other things(apart from the hosting) to be bought.

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    • Can you cancel your plan with them? Get a refund and try out BlueHost. Worked for me. Even if you have to cut your losses with your current plan…


  5. Very useful blog. I started my blog on wordpress (www.pickupsmiles.com) and looking for monetizing it. I bought premium plan on wordpress. Should I be switching to bluehost?


    • Yes I highly recommend BlueHost as I was advised the earnings will always be higher through them because they are a premium domain host.

      I definitely always recommend them, it is extremely reliable and cheap. And it links to WordPress so you can continue to use it as normal, and use the website builder etc.


      • Hi, can this bluehost thing be explained better?
        Does it mean that once we use blue host to get our custom domain, we don’t need to purchase the WordPress premium plan anymore.

        Mind you, WordPress advertises their premium plan for “site monetization”.

        So I don’t really get how it works. Kindly explain more, thank you.


  6. I previously blogged on Blogger but changed to WordPress at the first of the year. This may seem like a silly question but my “Revenue” shows $0.05 (I’m considering buying a state of the art safe to keep it in) but my “Total Earnings” is still at $0.00. Are Revenue and Total Earnings different?


    • Hmm…it doesn’t show up like that on mine. I just have total paid, and total outstanding, because you only get paid in $100 increments, so there may be an amount outstanding

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  7. Thank You for a super helpful post. I am still getting my head around monetizing my blog, but I have finally started to generate money from Word Ads. The goal is to soon be earning something akin to your levels, that’s for sure!


    • Hi Jacob, I’m Nigerian too. Thinking about monetizing my blog, can you shed some light on how you did yours? If you did it.


  8. Interesting stuff, thanks for the numbers! I was accepted into the WordAds program back in November and have been recording the earnings since. My last update is here: https://ripitapart.com/2018/07/25/wordads-adventures-episode-4/

    It looks like the pay-per-impression rate isn’t constant for everyone. In January 2018 it looks like you had about $0.443 per 1000 impressions but my blog was $0.669 per 1000 impressions (granted, I only had 17,887 total ad views in that month so there’s probably a lot of math when calculating revenue based on viewership). Geography probably is a factor as well, since I’m based in Canada.

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      • I haven’t yet (I’m still using native WordPress) but will definitely look at going with them now. My CPM this month has been the worst I’ve seen so far, getting only $0.13 CPM if I’m lucky.


      • Yeah I’d definitely at least give it a go, as everything stays the same in regards to running your website etc


      • I started with just a wordpress plan, but then shifted it all over to BlueHost. But BlueHost runs through WordPress so basically nothing changed. All the same tools and stuff


  9. Almost all of my traffic is US based, and my payout for this month was $1.62 for 30,500 ads served…not sure how you guys are getting the payouts you’re talking about, but if your payouts are legit, I’m getting absolutely zilch in terms of ad revenue…

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    • I got $3.07 for 534k ads served so I think I’m getting robbed my wordpress. They’re giving me vague answers too, telling me there’s no problem whatsoever. But majority of my traffic is coming from the US so i think?? theres something severely??wrong with this.

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    • I can assure you my earnings are legitimate, I have no reason to lie about that. If you read over my article again, I recommend BlueHost for hosting, as it supposedly maximises your income. That’s who I use anyway, and it certainly helped me…


  10. Hi, I am happy for you guys but in my case it is not like that.

    My last three months are:
    02-2018 $69.87 289,500 Ads served
    01-2018 $86.23 282,491
    12-2017 $134,89 338,492
    09-2017 $103.36 315,036
    08-2017 $144,90 59,271

    If your calculations are right, I should receive this month $289.5 . Also, that it’s not the first time that happens. I keep asking to WordPress but they give very vague answers. Probably, you know something that I don’t.

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  11. Appreciated the review! I myself using Wordads at my site too (ethugamer.com) but is encountering a big question mark with January earning 🙂 There are a lot to this matter to be honest, but well your info does help.

    My last 3 months earning

    Periods Earning Ad Served (Impression) Views
    01-2018 $15.16 68,744 23k
    12-2017 $13.25 43,353 16k
    11-2017 $7.79 42,308 15k

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    • That’s not too bad! Your rate does seem to be a bit lower than mine, but I can see your website is growing
      and views are increasing, so too will the income.What country are you from?

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      • I base in Vietnam. Yeah the locale of the traffic does affect the rate, but I wrote in both my native language and English to attract US & UK traffic (more than half of my traffic was in US) the rate seem to be very positive (double with just 1k impression in Nov to Dec) but have no idea while it’s a little low on January. But well as they mentioned, it’s fluctuate each month. I am new to these CPM Ads, so maybe it just a matter of expectation, will definitely looking for some more way to earn a little extra income.


      • How is it going now? If you read over my article now I recommend BlueHost for hosting, to maximise your earnings


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