If you run a blog or a site with an active community that posts comments on your aticles, there’s a new way to make money from it, thanks to the Discovery earning scheme of the DISQUS Comments System.
First, what is DISQUS?
DISQUS is a free commenting software that can be integrated into one’s blog or site. It can be used in almost all blog types — WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Tumblr, Drupal , Joomla, and many others. DISQUS replaces the traditional commenting platform offered by those blogs and provides an easier and more interactive alternative.
Here at PinoyMoneyTalk.com, we have been using the DISQUS system for more than a year now. (See DISQUS in action at our comments section below.)
Over the past year, we’ve been pretty satisfied with it — and that’s not just because it is free. What we love about DISQUS is that it provides administrators an easier way to manage comments on their sites. One can easily delete spam and blacklist commenters that may be spammy in nature. Administrators are shown the reputation info of a commenter, which helps the former decide if the latter is a genuine community member interested in discussion or a mere poser on the site.
Before we continue, a disclaimer: this article is not a paid post and our recommendation of DISQUS is just based on our experience using it. If you want to learn more about DISQUS and how to install it on your site, head over to their official site at www.disqus.com.
How do I make money with DISQUS?
In October 2012, DISQUS added an income earning opportunity in the Discovery box of the comments section. The Discovery box acts like a “Related Posts” plugin that shows other related articles posted on other blogs or sites. The links appear at the bottom of all comments made on a site. In a way, it helps generate additional traffic for DISQUS-powered blogs by circulating and redirecting visitors from one blog to another.
Here’s a sample of related content from other sites appearing in our comments section:
Now, some sites pay DISQUS to become a “Promoted Discovery” content or links that are featured in Discovery boxes. Just like in Google Adsense, when visitors click on these Promoted Discovery content, the blog owner gets to receive a share in the payment made by the advertiser.
Unlike Google Adsense, however, where the revenue sharing model is known, DISQUS is still mum about the revenue split. What we do know for now is that the DISQUS Promoted Discovery is still in its infancy, which explains why the revenues are far less compared to Google Adsense’s. In the last month, for example, we only earned $5.00++ from hundreds of clicks made on our site.
Here’s a sample of the earnings summary on DISQUS Discovery Program (sample only — this is not ours!):
How do I get paid?
Earnings are currently paid only via Paypal. Minimum earnings needed for cash out is $100. According to the site, the first payment will be made during the first quarter next year, but I’m pretty sure very few will be eligible since Promoted Discovery is still in its early stages.
How do I join to make money?
Registering to get a DISQUS account is for free. Once you’ve become a member, log in to your account and go to Settings>Discovery. Here you can choose your desired revenue model and also enter your Paypal email address for payment.
Do take note that earnings are more or less related to the commenting activity on your site, so if you have an active community, you stand to earn more.
In the future, we’ll try to show you more ways to make money online. The DISQUS Promoted Disovery is just one of the things we found that are genuine and with good earning potential. If you want to learn more about these ways to make money online, subscribe to our feed by entering your email address below or liking our PMT Facebook page.
12 thoughts on “Make money online with DISQUS Discovery earning program”
Wow! I didn’t know about this.. thanks for the info. It’s a good money earner for bloggers.
Thanks a lot mate for this info
A friend just told me about this and so grateful to discover this great opportunity to earn enough profit for my family. I am considering ppc campaigns and this would be a great addition to what I am doing right now. Thanks a lot.
very informative and useful post….will be helpful too many reader.
Hmmm…I wonder if the amount of revenue will increase as time passes
I havent heard any such program. Nice to know if in case we want another source for site monetization.
The money we earn from Disqus is less than what you can get from Adsense. But this is a good start. It is still in its infancy that’s why things are hard to figure out yet, but hopefully the program gets better in the long run. I can’t help but thank Disqus for creating this money making opportunity for bloggers.
Although Adsense is a best way to earn money online but now a days they have made very strong rules and regualtion to add Adsense in our website or blog… so according to me Diqus is a best tool these days to earn online
Now, some websites pay DISQUS to feature their content or links in “Promoted Discovery” boxes. The site owner receives a portion of the money paid by the advertiser when readers click on this Promoted Discovery material, just like with Google Adsense.
useful and informative post thanks for sharing
This is really cool. I use Disqus all of the time so it’s nice to know you can actually make money from it. I have been strapped for cash recently, so I’ve been researching ways to make money on top of having a job. Surprisingly, there are a lot of ways to make money online! Who would have known?!
That is what I was looking for, thanks for sucha nice post.