After trying out the WordPress Personal plan earlier this year, I was curious as to whether upgrading to a paid plan would result in improved earnings when using the WordAds revenue program.
It doesn’t. If you’re making money on the Free plan, stick to it.
Considering it’s 4:10 AM at the time of this blog post, I should be already in bed but I was up doing some repair work. I got an email saying my subscription for my blog was expiring and I instinctively paid for it, but realized it was for the WordPress Personal plan I was planning to ditch once it lapsed. Immediately after paying I cancelled the subscription, thus ending the plan earlier than I intended. At least the refund process was quick and easy.
Ever complete a purchase and immediately think “Wait, this isn’t what I intended to buy”? That was me just now.
Purchased a 1-year subscription to WordPress Personal on January 4, 2019
After staying on WordPress’ Free plan for almost 7 years, I’ve finally purchased a WordPress Personal subscription plan. Although it’s a bit more expensive than a free plan (duh), but we’ll see if the ad revenue that WordAds generates will be enough to cover the costs.
I wonder whether using the Free plan is a factor in how WordAds determines its payout rate. Let’s find out when I release my next update on WordAds revenue…
Update (May 11, 2019): Spoiler alert, it doesn’t. If you’re earning ad money on a Free plan, there’s no point upgrading to a higher tier. If anything, I’m now LOSING money as 2019’s ad revenue rates have plummeted to very low levels.