A few years back, blogging was just another hobby that some people did in addition to working full-time jobs. Today, blogging still functions in that way, but a lot has changed.
This is 2017, and blogging has become one of the more profitable online professions. I started as a blogger in 2008, and in the last 7 years, blogging has gifted me a new house, a new car, and many other things which I would not have achieved without my blogging job.
Gone are the days when we bloggers were only dependent on AdSense to earn money online. Now we have many more ad networks and monetization methods available which we can implement to earn huge amounts of money from our blogs.
If you have been using these traditional methods of making money from your blog, it’s time to revise your blogging business plan. Make some new tweaks, change the design, and optimize the marketing aspects of your blog. Work hard to promote your blog and integrate new ways to earn money.
After the Penguin update and the page layout algo update, my suggestion is to get rid of any ad network which is not performing well. For example, Infolinks is a good ad network for a tech blog, but for a webmaster blog like ShoutMeLoud, it does more harm than good.
Likewise, if one affiliate network is not working well for you, try out a new network and see how it performs.