Some websites distribute a content that is excluded from many acceptable use policies of Affiliate programs like Amazon associate, ad network programs like Google adsense, crowdfunding programs like patreon. I think about adult content, political content, ideologies and religions.
Some people think that account termination is synonym to “no income”. However, there are many alternative ways of making money online today.
Pay to read:
Pay per article
It is possible to ask readers to pay for reading a post. For example, if you install wordpress, woocommerce and the pay per post plugin you can determine which posts on your wordpress install should be paid. Woocommerce is an Ecommerce plugin for wordpress which includes product page, purchase page, email confirmation and payment gateways. The user would be able to buy the access thanks to a woocommerce payment gateway.
Once against, woocommerce can help setting up a blog with a subscription thanks to a WP plugin named Membership & Content Restriction – Paid Member Subscriptions.
Thanks to this plugin you can create subscription plans for accessing restricted posts. The workflow works as follow: first a visitor registers as wordpress user (subscriber role) on your registration page. Then, this user pays its membership via Paypal and can access a series of posts after login. On every post, there is an option to make it available to subscribers of subscription plan(s). It is also possible to buy an add-on to use categories and tags to determine which posts are part of the restricted area.
A paid add-on allows to accept recurring payments via Paypal.
Selling Ebooks online from your site
Woocommerce can sell downloadable products. Consequently, if you install woocommerce on your blog, you can sell PDF ebooks after setting up your product and uploading the PDF file to woocommerce. Interestingly, when you sell ebooks from your website, you don’t suffer from bad comments. You may perhaps know that on Amazon people post fake comments to destroy the reputation of competitors or people they don’t like. By selling your Ebooks, you prevent being criticized for nothing.
Selling video files from your website
You can use woocommerce to sell video files (like mp4) to download thanks to the downloadable product from Woocommerce. It works as follow: someone buys your video and they receive an email with a download link. Since you can limit the number of times it is possible to download this video, you can also limit the bandwidth used by the download actions. On the other hand, streaming may be expensive because people may watch a video over and over again if they have access to a video.