How I Made a Cool $400 Passive Income Using Adbeans

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I have been writing articles aboutHow To Make Money Online‘ and ‘How to Monetize Your Blogfor quite a while now, and I thought it would be better to actually review a service that I have been using for sometime and spread the word about their awesome options to make money for writing to your own blog!!!!!

Doesn’t it sound great..you do not have to write reviews for someone’s products or services, you don’t have to worry not getting traffic for your hard-work, you don’t have to worry about your blog not getting enough unique articles even. All your effort and time spent on researching a topic and writing an article, will actually earn you a few extra moolah in a ‘passive’ way. Now what does ‘passive’ mean?

It simply means that you do not have to go an extra mile to earn your income. All you have to do is what you have been doing all these days, write your article and publish it as usual. Now let us see how it all started and worked for me, hope this interests you enough to sign up using my affiliate link – Sign Up For Adbeans. (of course I get a 10% commission if you sign up using this link)

A few months back I received this email via my contact form which got me thinking about their validity and authenticity.

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After some careful research and digging, I decided to give it a try and agreed to sign up. Before that, I asked them what are they looking for in my website. I did not want another banner or text link URL from my homepage. Here is what they had to offer me:

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I chose Option 1 due to the fact that, I realized they will assign keywords related to my blog niche, and I can always write articles on those keywords which will actually be easy for me and better suited for my needs. Once confirmed, they created a user account and started assigning keywords into them which can be accessed from “My Websites” section of your account control panel.

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Once you are assigned the keywords, all I had to do was study the niche and write a unique and original article around the same. Each keyword will have a specific URL which will be in your dashboard. You need to link to that specific URL as per the adbeans guidelines. Once I publish the article in my website, I need to come back to adbeans and specify my post URL in the section below:

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Once you submit your article for Approval, the keyword is removed from your account and an adbeans representative will check the article and approve it for payment. Payments….YESSSSS….that is the interesting part now, let us focus on that 🙂

Adbeans have their algorithm set to determine how much to pay for each of the options above. For DMC, they offered me 16 GBP per article published, which is equivalent to around $23.

How the Payment is made –

Adbeans payments will be accumulated in your account on their website. A minimum payout of 30GBP is required for you to withdraw the amount and transfer it to any bank account of your choice. So that means a minimum of 2 articles to be published and approved before I can withdraw the amount. That sounds reasonable doesnt it? Once you accumulate a minimum payout amount, and opt to withdraw the amount, it takes 30days for the payment to be credited in your bank account.

Are they Reliable –

This is the main question every blogger will have for any publishing networks out there. Are they reliable? Will they actually pay? What if they close out their business before they pay?

Well, in my case, it worked out quite smooth. Till date, I have withdrawn around 225 GBP which corresponds to around $400. You can see my account statement snapshot below (just to prove that I am not faking it)

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Now, let us summarize some Pros and Cons of Adbeans:

Pros:

1. Decent Payout – The payout amount is quite low and also the payment per article is quite decent. You do not have to wait for completing 10 articles before actually realizing any income out of it.

2. Affiliate Program – As I mentioned earlier they have an affiliate program using which you can refer your friends and make some side-money out of it as well. My affiliate link is here – Adbeans Sign Up Affiliate Link.

3. Passive Income – You do not have to go out of your way to accomodate their articles. The keywords are usually related to your blog niche and will be easily adaptable to your website. Readers will not notice diverse topics which may take them by surprise.

Cons:

1. Keyword Density – Sometimes I had used up all my keywords and had to send them reminders to assign new ones. Their account managers are quite responsive and do it immediately, but still you have to remind them from time to time.

2. Adbeans website – It is quite convoluted and sometimes takes me all around the site to arrive at what I was originally looking for. Like to find my affiliate link, I had to spend some time to actually find it on their website!!!

Over To You 

Hope you found this review useful and will use my affiliate link to sign up and start earning some extra money along the way. Do let me know if you need more information about the service. Have you used any similar networks before? Did you find them reliable and did you actually make money from your blog? Share your thoughts about the same in the comments section below.

Author Bio:

Praveen Rajarao writes for dailymorningcoffee.com and www.techivy.com. His topics range from entertainment to blogging on DMC and purely technology related articles on the TechIVY. When he is not completely obsessed with his work career as a software tech lead, he spends time blogging and helping out other bloggers with some tips and advices. If anyone interested in submitting guest articles on either of his websites, go through is guest post guidelines and act fast now. 


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Comments

  1. Sue Neal says

    Hi Praveen and Atish,

    This is very interesting, though I’m not looking to use this kind of service at the moment – to be honest, I don’t really like the idea of having to shoe-horn keywords into articles in order to meet advertising requirements. I think I’d find that quite restricting, as a writer.

    You never know, though – it’s something I might look into at some future date.

    Thanks very much for teaching me something new!

    Sue
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Sue – Glad to see you actually liked the article. Yes, there are certain websites and networks we need to stay away from.

      Also, when we do accept the keywords and write, we need to make sure we are not over-doing the same and having too many outgoing links from our website.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thought on this.
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  2. says

    I’ve never tried Adbean and in fact I’ve never heard of them before reading this article. Seems like they are operating well and they do pay. I received numerous emails just like the one you’ve screenshot, but I didn’t really bother to read them as I assumed they are spam. I will use your affiliate link to sign up for Adbean if I’m interested in them later, Praveen. Thanks for sharing, I’ve got more insight into Adbean now!
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Peter – Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I too took some time before actually deciding to give them a try, and it did work fine for me.

      And yes, they do pay and the payment process is quite smooth though a little late. But I really didnt mind the delay as long as my bank got what was expected 🙂

      Hope you do start using them and make some extra money out of it. Have a wonderful weekend.
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Ravi – As I mentioned, the payment amount will be accumulated in your adbeans account. You can withdraw them to any of your banks once it reaches 30GBP. Once you withdraw it takes around 30days to credit into your account.

      If you saw my invoice, i actually didnt bother to withdraw until it accumulated the 2nd time for around 135GBP, there is no hurry and all you have to concentrate on is the writing and content for the keywords provided.

      Hope you do like them and start off earning money from your blog.
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      • marilyn cada says

        thank u praveen for sharing with us. never heard of adbean before. however, i have a question, since they pay for the article does signing up require a specific amount of traffic to your blog?

    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Sapna – Glad you liked the article and hope it answered all your questions about the network and service they provide.

      Do let us know if you start using them and share your experience as to how you find them working for your needs.

      Have a great day ahead.
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  3. says

    Awesome mate. Really interesting to hear that and it motivates me to work harder to make more money.

    Also, I learned few things from your post. Thank you for this inspirational post.

    Keep writing. 🙂
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Mohd Aktar – Good to see you here and glad you liked my post. I tried to share what I know about this and hoping to help others out with their blogging adventures with some motivation which purely means financial rewards 🙂

      Have a good day dude.
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    • Atish Ranjan says

      Yes right. Google is against paid links but if the bloggers who are blogging as business needs to accept sponsored links but Yes it needs careful insertion in a better way that Google cannot catch you selling links.

    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Musthafa – I agree with you 100%, a blogging has to be more than careful when sponsoring links. You do too much and google will consider your site as a link-farm and ban you going forward. Once that happens,there is no way around but to scrap the whole project.

      Thanks for chipping in this advice and hope others take it seriously too.
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  4. Neamat Tawadrous says

    Hi Praveen and Atish,

    This is an interesting article and an easy way of making passive income. But the only thing I don’t like is the restriction of keywords that they are posing. I am not looking to join at this time but I might consider it in the future and if I did, I will let you know to use your affiliate link.

    Thanks for sharing this information about Adbeans.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Neamat – I did not get what you meant by ‘restriction of keywords’. Yes, they do provide some keywords based on your niche and it is upto you to either use them or wait for more.

      Thanks for showing interest and hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
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  5. Kent Morris says

    Hello,
    I don’t really like the idea of having to shoe-horn keywords into articles in order to meet advertising requirements. This is an impressive article and an easy way of making money.

    Thank you.

    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Kent – Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this topic. Yes, there are some varied views about including keywords and outgoing URL links in articles…..and both sides of the discussion are valid.

      Thanks for your comment.

  6. says

    Hi, Thanks for this information. This would be a added income source for many bloggers.

    Well I wanted to ask you on thing. What is the requirement of the blogs to be approved by Adbeans ??

    I guess you should have mentioned it. Because Im a new blogger, so giving this requirement of the blog would be helpful so that we can judge to apply for it or not with our blogs.
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Shathyan – I am sure Adbeans will have their own algorithms to determine if your blog is ready for becoming their publisher. I am really unaware of it since they were the ones who approached me.

      As long as you have good traffic I think you can always give it a try. Good Luck.
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    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Enstine – Good to know you signed up and hope they do get back to you with some keywords soon. Share your experience with the readers so that they can also benefit from more reviews about the tool. Good Luck.
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  7. says

    Great to see Praveen that you have earned a lot from adbeans. Does it accept blogger blogs? I mean can we earn money from adbeans if we have a blogger blog.

  8. Nizam Khan says

    Good passive income source! Well, it seems to be worth giving it a try. You have made this post more authentic by sharing your invoice history and hopefully I will be registering with you affiliate link. Thanks for sharing and tweeted 🙂

    • Praveen Rajarao says

      Nizam – Thanks for your feedback, I do hope it works out good for you. The point of income can only be proved by facts and figures, and I hope this article proved to be authentic with my personal details.
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  9. says

    Hi,
    I too have earned money from Adbeans. They pay me 40 pounds per blog post. As I keep reading your blog post, I notice a window that slides in to entice me to read another article from your blog. It is very interesting and would retain the visitor to your blog for long time. How did you manage to do it? Any WP plugin?
    Tks for your time.

  10. says

    Hi Atish! Thanks for sharing your Adbeans experience. This helps me a lot since I, too, have been recently contacted by Adbeans. I’m very excited to get started. I just got my log-in details and waiting for my site to be added into their website.

    Are you still with Adbeans as of today?

  11. says

    Hi Praveen,

    I too got a mail of same kind yesterday. I am still confused whether go for it or not. I am using Adsense in my blog. The links what they are offering may contain links to sites which do not comply with the Google adsense terms and conditions. Suggest me whether I can go for it or not.

    Mahendra

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