Want to grow your site but don’t have the funds?
You could do so much and have these big ideas, but the money is lacking?
Ezoic has a grant plan to help their publishers succeed, and you might be eligible!
Anyone who is an Ezoic customer (who monetized their site through EzoicAds) can apply for a grant.
Types of Ezoic Grants
With three types of grants, Ezoic publishers of any level can apply for one to help their niche sites grow.
These grants are given to site owners who want to grow their small sites into larger enterprises. They are only given to publishers in Ezoic Levels Access Now and Level-Up learning programs.
Any publisher can join the Level-Up learning program, so anyone is eligible to join.
Spark grants are evaluated based on concepts learned in the Level-Up program, so if you want to apply, you should gear your application to one of the course’s subject matters.
Spark grants are
- up to $200 for Access Now and Level 1 publishers
- up to $500 for Level 2 publishers
- up to $1,000 for Level 3 publishers
- up to $1,500 for Level 4 publishers
These grants are for rapid-growth publishers. They can be used to continue the current proven growth strategy and inject it with even faster growth.
Only publishers from levels 2 and up can apply for a Growth grant.
There’s no way to apply for this grant, but Ezoic will issue the applications if you qualify based on your metrics.
Growth grants are
- up to $2,000 for Level 2 publishers
- up to $4,000 for Level 3 publishers
- up to $8,00 for Level 4 publishers
Invite only grant program for premium publishers Level 3 and higher. You have to have been an Ezoic customer for over a year.
These grants are subject to more terms and conditions than the other two grant types. There are strict rules to how you can use the funds.
Also, part of the grant is an interest-free loan that the publisher can choose to accept to repay from Ezoic earnings over time.
Incubator grants are
- up to $10,000 for Level 3 publishers
- up to $50,000 for Level 4 publishers
- up to $100,000 for VIP publishers
How to apply for a grant
If you’re interested in a grant, there are some ways you can improve your chances of getting one.
Use all Ezoic tools
Using all the tools at your disposal will allow you to grow your site much faster, and thus be eligible for the different types of grants.
You can also use the tools to apply for each type of grant and show that you are committed to growing your site exponentially together with Ezoic.
Grow your traffic
The purpose of the grants is to grow your site. The main focus of your efforts should be on traffic generation.
When you have proven tactics you have a higher chance of being accepted as you can put that money to good use.
Also, if you can find novel ways of increasing traffic, you can help Ezoic as well as yourself with these insights.
Join Level-Up learning
Currently, there are only two programs that offer grant application opportunities.
- Access Now for new publishers
- and Level-Up Learning, which is optional and available to join inside the Levels dashboard for Level 1 and up.
Apply when a new grant opens up
You will be notified when you are eligible for a specific grant, but there are always grants available within the Level-Up Learning portal, so you should take advantage of the opportunity when a new announcement is made.
Applying for grants can be a great way to take the momentum of your site and invest in growth.
Joost Nusselder is The Content Decoder, a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new tools en tactics. He's been working on a portfolio of niche sites since 2010. Now since 2016 he creates in-depth blog articles together with his team to help loyal readers earn from their own succesful sites.