Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 07:11 am
As bloggers, you know the importance of diversifying your blog income, but you can’t seem to get your page views high enough to meet the Mediavine requirements. I hear you, that’s why you’re going to want to read this Fomo ads review, to find out how you can get started.
The Importance of Multiple Income Streams
You’ve probably heard all bloggers say that you need to focus on multiple income streams if you want to earn a living with your blog.
That is so true. The last thing you want is to pour your heart and soul into one income stream and have something happen to it. I’ve been in those shoes in the past and it isn’t fun.
With this blog, I am doing things a lot differently. I am constantly experimenting new income streams because I am striving towards a more passive income lifestyle.
There are only so many hours in the day and I can only do so much. Therefore, I need my blog to work for me 24/7. I’m sure you feel the same way.
That’s why you need to focus on testing and experimenting with different methods to make money online.
That’s why I’ve decided to get started with this new blog ad network. (well new to me, I’ve been seeing other bloggers talk about them for a while in different Facebook groups.)
What Is Fomo Ads?
When you think of the acronym Fomo you probably think about the “Fear of Missing Out.” At least that’s what most people think about if you’ve become familiar with some of the blogging terms and acronyms.
But that’s not what this is. The Fomo ad network allows publishers to monetize their blog and earn money by displaying ads on their content.
I know what you’re thinking, I don’t have enough pageviews, you’ve already been turned down by other networks.
Well, that’s what makes this ad network perfect for new bloggers. You don’t have to have a lot of traffic to be approved.
Blogs That Suit This Network
I know it’s hard to find the perfect ad company you want to work with or fits your blog. I’ve decided to jot down all the categories you’ll find inside of Fomo to see if your blog will fit into any of them.
- Luxury vehicles
- Sports cars
- Books and Literature
- Young adult
- Current Events
- Business and Finance
- Learning tools
- Family and Relationships
- Fitness and Health
- Weight loss
- Strength Training
- Mental Health
- Vitamins and Supplements
- Meal planning
- Food and drink
- Weight loss
- Board games
- Hobbies and activities
- DIY and crafts
- Home and Garden
- Interior decorating
- Home improvement
- Law and politics
- Style and fashion
- Business casual
- Plus size
- Head gear
- Men’s fashion
- Women’s fashion
- Sports and outdoors
- Body Building
- Football USA
- Football EU
- Competitive shooting
- Recreational vehicles
- Technology and science
As you can see, this network is suitable for any type of blog. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to join and start making money with your blog.
Different Than Other Ad Networks
One of the cool things about this ad network is that the ads are not as obtrusive as some other networks. You won’t find any aggressive popups.
In fact, these ads are based on building a personal connection with your ads. Their belief is that the most powerful marketing is the personal recommendation.
If you’re the type of blogger who doesn’t like monetizing with display ads because of the way they make your blog look, you may want to see how this network is different.
How to Sign Up With Fomo Ad Network
You can sign up with the ad network here. To get started, you just enter your all your information.
Next, you’ll be asked to add the title and your website information. You will want to choose a category for your blog.
Make sure that you choose a category that relates to your blog, as I believe these are the types of ads that will be shown on your content.
Once you hit “save” you’ll be taken to the dashboard. This is where you will log in to check your stats and real-time reporting.
As you can see, I’ve just signed up this morning, so I am not sure how long it actually takes to start seeing ads on your blog.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how long it takes.
Embedding Your Code
You’ll need to embed the Fomo ads code on your blog. If you are using WordPress, you can use the Header & Footer Code Plugin to add the code. Don’t worry, they provide you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to get the code added to your blog.
I personally had to wait 24 hours before I started seeing any ads show up on my blog. The cool thing is that you don’t have to wait around for days to be accepted or you don’t have to worry about not having enough pageviews.
Customing Ad Theme
As a publisher, you have the option of customizing the way you want your ads to look on your website.
Log into your Fomo account and go to
Dashboard >> Theme
You have the option of fine-tuning your ads or applying some CSS styles to make them match your blog.
You have the option of styling the:
- Image padding
- Text color
- Link color
- Enabling a shadow
Play around with it and see what looks good on your blog. I personally didn’t spend a lot of time tweaking my settings and left everything as default.
One of the features that I really liked about this network is the ability to add rules according to my specifications. Say, for instance, you have a sales page or a shop where you sell your own products.
If you’re like me, then you don’t want ads to display on those pages. Well, you can set up a rule so they don’t show up and here’s how you do it.
Log into your account and go to
Dashboard >> Rules >> +Add Rule
Now you can add the rule you want. To keep the ads from displaying on specific pages, this is how I set up my rule.
It might seem a little complicated at first, but basically, you’re just adding conditions that you want or don’t want. Don’t worry, they have a video tutorial on the dashboard that shows you exactly how to do this so you don’t feel lost.
As you can see, so far, I’ve chosen to hide ads on my contact, ebooks, and about page. I’m sure that I’ll eventually hide it on more once the ads go live.
You work hard on building a website you love, this means that you don’t want just any and all ads to show up. Well, the cool thing is that you have the ability to block advertisers that don’t relate to your blog.
You’ll do that from inside your dashboard. You won’t be able to do that until the ads start showing up on your blog.
Other Ad Network Requirements
Yes, there are probably other ad networks that pay a lot better. But most of them require you to have a lot more pageviews. You can join Fomo regardless at what level you’re at with your blog.
Let’s take a look at the pageview requirements for other ad networks:
- Adsense: No required amount of page views (never had good success with them)
- Medianet: No required amount of page views (never had good success with them)
- Gourmet Ads: 10,000 page views per month
- Monumetric: 10,000 page views per month ($99 set up fee)
- Mediavine: 25,000 sessions per month
- Adthrive: 100,000 page views per month
I am sure there are other networks you can join, but these are some of the most popular ones that bloggers hear about on a regular basis.
As you can see, the most reputable networks require you to have a lot of pageviews. If you’re a new blogger, you can start today with Fomo and make money with your blog.
Fomo Ads Pay Out
Fomo publishers get paid on the first day of every month. Payment is made via Paypal and is automatic. The cool thing is there is no minimum threshold you need to meet in order to get paid.
Google Adsense requires you to meet a $100 threshold before you can get paid. I’ve read stories where it can take years for bloggers to earn the $100 threshold.
Some people end up leaving the network without seeing the money they earned. You won’t have that happen with Fomo.
This is what makes it so perfect for new bloggers. No more waiting to reach a minimum amount of threshold just to make a few pennies.
When you’re a new blogger, your main focus should be to find ways to start bringing in some income to pay for the costs of running a blog.
Is It Worth It
Honestly, I have no clue, yet. They claim that you will make 2x more than Adsense just by displaying ads from relevant brands on your blog.
The only way to tell if it is actually worth it is to test it out on your blog. You have nothing to lose and the best part is that you might get lucky and find an ad network you like working with.
The best part is that you have nothing to lose as they do NOT require a minimum threshold to get paid.
It’s important to constantly be testing things out, especially, when you’re not getting hundreds of thousands of page views. If you’re ready to take it for a spin, you can join for free here.
Fomo Referral Program
Another great way to make money with this program is to refer bloggers to this network. You’ll be paid $10 for each person you refer that actually embeds the code into their blog.
Before you can start referring people to this network, you’ll need to sign up and become a member.
It won’t be hard to refer people to this network, because a lot of new bloggers are constantly looking for ways to monetize their blogs.
Can You Make Good Money?
I don’t think that you can expect to make thousands per month with this network. But you can use it to earn some money from your blog until you reach more page views and can join some better paying ad companies.
Based on their frequently asked questions, you’ll be paid $2 per 1000 impressions. I know that’s not a lot, but the great thing is that you don’t have to reach a $100 threshold to get paid.
Once you reach more page views you’ll be leaving this network and joining a better one. Think of it as a stepping stone to making money with your blog.
You can get more of your questions answered about this network here.
Final Take Away
Making money with a blog isn’t as easy as most people think it is. Yes, it’s totally possible to make a living online, but it’s going to take a lot of time and work to see your work pay off.
It’s important to keep testing things out and see what actually makes you money. I am a huge advocate of affiliate marketing because if done correctly, you can earn passive income while you sleep.
If this ad network makes me more money while I sleep, I’m all for it. If I had enough pageviews, I’d probably be joining a different one.
I wanted to join Monumetric, but didn’t really want to pay the $99 set up fee. So I’ll keep you updated on how this display ad network does for me.
If you’re a brand new blogger that is having a hard time increasing your traffic so you can make money, you might want to check out this tutorial to help you uncover low competition keywords.
This free program will teach you how to monetize your blog with affiliate links and actually make money.
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Are you struggling to increase your pageviews to join a better ad network? If so, do you think you’ll give Fomo a shot? If so, let me know in the comments below.
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