Update: As of October 2012, I have officially removed all Nuffnang ads on my blogs. After further analysis, I realized that it’s not worth it to keep their ads since their system, in my opinion and in all honesty, is too subjective. So, PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the blog post below was my past review of Nuffnang. I don’t recommend them anymore as one of my top online money-making site. Make sure you also read the comments.
One of the third party advertising networks where I earn money online is Nuffnang. I love Nuffnang not because of the money I earn from them, but also because of the opportunities they give to their members (called Nuffnangers) to meet-and-greet and the awesome contests they hold from their advertisers. They even have freebies/giveaways to their member bloggers!
Nuffnang is Asia-Pacific’s first and leading blog advertising community. Advertisers can choose between a graphic- or animation-based advertisement. They have offices in 4 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and here in the Philippines.
I joined their Glutamax “The New Me” blog-writing contest and I won a pack of Glutamax products. The winner took home an Apple Macbook! It was my first blogger event and I went home full and happy. I met a couple of bloggers, too. Read more about that event on Just Another Pixel.
So, now, let me share with you how you could join and make money from Nuffnang. It’s SO easy. What’s best is you get your earnings in our local currency (Philippine Peso) AND the advertisers are local companies. The chances of people clicking on those ads are way HIGHER so your earning potential is higher, too, of course.
Before the guide, here are some important information about Nuffnang that you need to know:
- Minimum Payment: Php 2,000 for Nuffnangers in the Philippines
- They do not pay out through Paypal. They would either mail you a check OR deposit it directly to your bank account. My first payment from Nuffnang was deposited to my Unionbank EON account.
- They will charge you Php 20 every withdrawal or payment request. (Update)
- You can add multiple blogs to your Nuffnang account to increase your earnings.
- They have three (3) campaigns for bloggers and advertisers:
- Cost Per Mile / Impression (CPM) campaign
- Your earning potential here is based on your average unique visitors.
- Bloggers are arranged into specific “blogger bands” based on the average unique visitors. The higher your blogger band is, the higher you earn PER ad that appears on your Nuffnang ad unit.
- Here, you earn immediately when an ad is assigned to your blog. No unique clicks are necessary.
- Cost Per Click (CPC) campaign
- You earn through the unique clicks by your unique visitors on the ad that are running on your Nuffnang ad unit.
- Your earnings will be credited and will reflect on your account 3 days after the CPC campaign ends.
- In short, for this campaign, if the ad unit on your blog doesn’t generate clicks, you don’t earn anything.
- MCPM (Metered CPM) campaign
- In this campaign, an advertiser buys a set of unique visitors from your blog.
- Buffered earnings will appear on your account. You will receive your full earnings from the campaign once you’ve reached the set unique visitors bought by the advertiser.
- Cost Per Mile / Impression (CPM) campaign
- The ads are manually assigned to you. So, don’t be surprised if you don’t see any ads showing up for weeks.
Making money online with Nuffnang is very easy. I’m going to show you exactly how easy it is to setup Nuffnang ads on your blog and start earning immediately.
1. First off, sign up to Nuffnang. Fill up the form completely.
2. Once you’re done signing up, you can then go to the Blog Manager to add multiple blogs. On this page is where you can see and manage all your blogs that you’ve already added to your account.
3. To add a blog, simply fill up the Add a Blog form and click “Add New Blog” button.
You should get a prompt like this:
4. You will then be redirected to a Blogger Survey form. Make sure you fill this up properly as this are information about you, your blog and your traffic.
5. Once you submit the form, your blog will automatically be added to the list.
You can change the Ads Preference for your blog. This setting is for how you want your Nuffnang ad unit to appear when there are NO campaigns running on it. These are the choices:
- Minimize Ads – your ad unit is minimized and will only show the Nuffnang logo or caption to reduce loading time of your blog. They’ll appear like this:
The first one is how your leaderboard or large rectangle Nuffnang ads will appear when minimized.
- Show Charity Ads – non-paying ads will show on your blog to help promote various humanitarian causes or any community project by Nuffnang.
- Show Default Ads – will show non-paying ads that promote Nuffnang.
- Show Global CPC Ads – You can earn from this while waiting for CPM campaigns. If there are no CPC ads to display, your Nuffnang ad unit is automatically minimized.
On this blog, Pinay Online Money Maker, I set it to Default Ads just so I know exactly how the ad would appear and how it would affect the layout of my blog.
6. You can now start adding Nuffnang ad units to your blog. Just click on the Ads icon on top of the Nuffnang account page.
7. Now, all you have to do is select which Nuffnang ad units you’d want to put on your blog and simply copy and paste the codes anywhere you’d want them to appear on your blog.
You can choose among three (3) types of Nuffnang ad units:
- Leaderboard – size is 728 x 90. You can place this on your blog’s header or footer.
- Skyscraper - for your sidebar, size 160 x 300.
- Large Rectangle – size 336 x 280 that you can place in between your contents or right after your post.
I only use the skyscraper and large rectangle. But, if you want to maximize your earning potential, use all 3 on your blog. Place them on the top-fold of your blog so as to generate the most clicks.
8. That’s it! Easy right? You can then monitor your earnings by clicking on the Earnings icon on your Nuffnang account page.
It’ll show you the campaigns or ads that appeared on your blog/s and how much you earned from them so far.
At the bottom of the Earnings page, you would see your total earnings and how much more you need before you get paid.
Nuffnnang also has this Analytics page where you could see how your blog’s doing.in terms of unique visitors / traffic. You can even check what keywords were used by most of your visitors that directed them to your blog.
The Nuffnang Glitterati Club are bloggers who are “Exclusive Nuffnangers”, meaning they only have Nuffnang ads on their blog.
Here’s a description straight from the Nuffnang website:
An “Exclusive Nuffnanger” is a Nuffnang blogger who has NO advertisements from, mentions of, or links to other ad networks originating from SEA, or any ad networks we deem as competitors on his/her blog.
There’s no need to apply for the club as you’ll be automatically included as long as there are no other ads on your blog aside from Nuffnang.
Here are some of the benefits of being a Nuffnang Glitterati Club member or an Exclusive Nuffnanger, taken directly from their website.
That means you earn more and your payment is processed more quickly when you’re an Exclusive Nuffnanger. For more of the benefits of Nuffnang’s Glitterati club membership, click here.
Warning: They can detect automatically in 4 days if your blog has other ads once you’re in the Glitterati Club. Your removal from the club will also be automatic.
Once your Nuffnang earnings have reached the minimum of Php 2,000 at the end of the month, you’ll be given an option to cash out. However, your payment will only be processed at the end of each month.
My first payment from Nuffnang was deposited to my account earlier than I expected. They sent me an email requesting for my bank account information. After about 12 days, they emailed me again saying my payment has already been deposited to my account.
Here are a few more things you need to note about withdrawing Nuffnang earnings:
- For regular Nuffnangers, payment is processed and sent out within 60 days.
- Take note that there’s a charge for direct bank deposits. For my first payment, it was Php 43.82.
- They charge you Php 20.00 per withdrawal. (Updated 01/12/2011)
I highly recommend you have them deposit the check directly to your account so you won’t have to worry about going to the bank, waiting for the check to be mailed to you and all that hassle.
That’s it so far about how to make money online with Nuffnang. I hope you join now if you’re not yet a Nuffnanger. And I’m hoping to see you in their next events.