Do Ads pay bloggers

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Everyone has seen ads on websites, social media, and for the past year my blog.

I thought let’s see if I can make a little extra cash to pay for my £250 a year hosting, so I decided to start with using WordPress Ads.

I will start by saying last year I had over 40k visitors and just shy of 60k page views, so surely I made a nice amount from that? wrong!

I turned on the ads at the end of 2021 and let them run till April 2022, they didn’t impact too much the readability for users and I was happy with the amount.

In a year you would think that should be a lot of money. well nope!

Total was £2.00 yip that’s all….and I didn’t spend it all at once before you ask.

I was then approached by another company to do my ads, and I thought it’s got to be better than £2 a year.

This blog started to grow so I thought perfect time to get this new one set up.

Well…one year on and did I get much more?

I did notice that when it started it grew at a fast rate but then it slowed down, even though my page views and visitors were still increasing.

So after one year with Ezoic ads, I made a whopping 23 USD, so since again, it’s very low I am disabling it so my readers get a better viewing experience again.

So as you can see you need to be getting millions of views a day to probably make any money from your blog.

There are other ways to make money from your blog but all are very difficult and do take time…I have not even tried these options.

I haven’t made much money from my blog since I started, if I am lucky let’s say maybe a max of £100 a year from other ways.

I didn’t start out to make money from this, and that’s how I will continue. I wanted to promote small, medium, and large businesses as every little helps more so with the way the world is right now.

I enjoy going out and supporting places, this is the way it should be, and if you got annoyed with the ads I am very sorry but it was a little experiment to see what other bloggers were raving about.

The above blog post review is 100% honest and has not been influenced in anyway. Its a true representation of my thoughts.

Triyit Box (March 2023) : Review


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What’s in the box

The guys at Triyit UK sent me a wee email to say I matched for a new box, this is great as I have had a few boxes in the past and loved getting a great surprise when I opened it.⁣⁣⁣

  • Asahi Japanese Zero Alcohol Beer ⁣⁣⁣
  • Mr Porky Crispy Strips ⁣⁣⁣
  • Fruity Factory Fruit Twists⁣⁣⁣
  • Costa Coffee Latte ⁣⁣⁣
  • Harringtons Cat Food ⁣⁣⁣

This all looks good, and I am sure my cat Jasper will love the food.⁣⁣⁣

The Products

Costa Coffee Latte
Rich & Smooth

About : Enjoy your Costa favorites in a handy can ready to pick up straight from the chiller to take on the day. Introducing our core classics: rich Latte, creamy Vanilla Latte and smooth Caramel Latte. Sensationally smooooooth, proper coffee, in a can.

I have had these before, and actually very recently while I was at work.

These are great for your Costa Coffee fix on the go, or like me at work.

For me I got a very milky flavour to start with, followed by a light coffee and caramel flavour.

I didn’t find this too sugary like some people can, but I do have a sweet tooth so for me this was perfect.

If you like a strong coffee flavour this isn’t for you, but if you like a nice wee latte and like the sound of this check it out.


Rum & Ginger (with Lime)

About : Spicing things up a little with our sparkling rum, ginger and a dash of refreshing juice lime. Perfectly blended with 100% authentic Jamaican white rum at 4.5%abv and contains no artificial sweetener, flavour, colour or added preservatives. 

I love a wee rum every now and then, and when I got this as a wee extra in my Triyit Box I was very pleased to see it was rum and more so white rum.

I chilled this and then sat down with a movie and tried this.

Firstly this was a very nice light rum, and it was very refreshing. The taste of ginger was more of an aftertaste for me, mixed with just a hint of lime.

This was so good! I will be looking for this brand again and checking them out and the other flavours they do.

Highly recommended if you like a refreshing alcoholic drink, or a wee rum cocktail or looking to try something different.


Harringtons Pet Food
with tuna in jelly & with cod in jelly

About: At Harringtons we’re on a mission to make natural food the natural choice for every pet. Food that’s full of tasty natural goodness. Food that’s healthy, balanced and won’t break the bank. Natural food for all pets. That’s Harringtons.

Folks meet Alfie he’s a young boy with a big appetite, and I knew he would like to try these and also do a wee review for you.

Obviously, there were a lot of meows then purring after eating this, so let me translate all that for you.

He said “I was a very hungry boy as they were out all day, so I was glad to see them come home. They showed me something new, I gave it a good long sniff and it smelled good……I nibbled and nibbled again and found this very tasty….it made me a happy full boy”

I think he will look forward to trying the other packet.


Asahi Super Dry ABV 0.0%

I am never really away from my car these days, so any time I go out or at events, I always try and get a non-alcoholic beer.

When I spotted there was one in the TriyIt box I was very happy and excited to try this one.

I chilled this and then sat down with a random movie.

I would have to put this up there as one of the better non-alcoholic beers, its light has a nice flavour and the aftertaste is not as metallic or sour as some other brands can be.


Mr Porky Crispy Strips

About : These beauties are like pork scratchings but have a bite just like crispy bacon. There’s no rivalling Crispy Strips to the podium, with a whopping 59g of protein per 100g, making it a proper high protein snack. Did we mention it’s also perfect as a keto diet friendly snack with only 0.4g of carbs per 100g. 

Along with a beer tonight, I decided to grab this snack and chill with a movie.

On opening the packet these smelled SO SO good! and I couldn’t wait to dig right in.

These are super addictive! they are crispy and paced with a great pork flavour! they work great with a beer but t be honest they are much better on their own.

I can’t wait to check these out again!


The Fruit Factory Fruit Strings

Delicious fun Fruit Strings – Flavoured fruit laces, perfect for lunchboxes and a great on-the-go snack. Available in multipacks.

  • No artificial colours in our flavours
  • Perfectly portioned
  • Made with real fruit
  • Lunch box friendly

I don’t have any kids, but I am a big kid at heart so I grabbed a packet and checked it out.

You get a good amount of packets in this, one per day for a week at school.

On opening, these are mega long and reminded me of a log skinny snake.

I took a bit and ok they were okay, flavour wise I could taste all the flavours.

As I said this would be a perfect wee snack with a lunchbox for at school so I am sure wee kids would love this.


Final Thoughts…

As always these boxes are so much fun, and you always get great products!

This boxes products I enjoyed very much, and all of them I would be happy to have again.

Check them out here

The above blog post review is 100% honest and has not been influenced in anyway. Its a true representation of my visit, and my thoughts.

Mealzo Take Away App (Glasgow) Review 2022


About Mealzo

Mealzo is an online food ordering portal offering a 0% commission guarantee. We seek to team up with local restaurants and takeaways to give a safe and beneficial partnership. Through our mobile app and website, we always refine and adapt our strategies to provide the best possible service.

The App

The guys at Mealzo contacted me to check out their app and also place an order through it.

Just like everyone I have used many delivery apps, and also promoted one recently so I was excited to try a new one and see what it’s like.


Once you install the app, it prompts you for your location and then shows you all the takeaways near you that you can select from.

As you can see it uses a nice colour scheme which is very easy on the eyes, and also it has a similar layout to all the other apps you have used…which I like as there is a zero learning curve so it’s easy to use from the moment you open it.

It was time to take a look and decide where to order from and check out the whole app’s process.

The Order

Again just like the rest of the app, it’s very easy on the eye and easy to use and add items to your basket.

I decided to choose a takeaway called Chilli Grill, I have had food from them before and it’s been a while so I thought I would check them out again and try something different from their menu.

The order was for collection, so I made my way there and collected my goodies.

I ordered :

  • 10″ Munchy Box
  • Chicken Tikka Butter Masala with Peshwari Naan (for my dad)
  • Baked potato with Tuna Mayo (for my mum)

As you know I only review what I eat so tonight was the Munchy Box and I did steal some Peshawari Naan from my dad.

I will do a wee separate review for the food so keep watching…but the service from placing an order to the collection was just as easy as the other apps and I had zero issues.

Overall App Review

Overall I had a good experience with the app, as I said above the colour scheme was very good and easy on the eyes.

The process from start to finish was again very good, and I didn’t encounter any issues

Check them out here or check your phone’s App store.

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