Here are a few affiliate programs that are nice Google Adsense alternatives to make money online. It would be wrong to vouch for them, since the people running the networks changes quite often. As you can imagine, the affiliate network industry is a lucrative one, and many networks are bought out all the time. Nevertheless, here is a run down of a few popular ones, followed by a list of other affiliate programs that you may wish to try.
Affiliate programs that are related to one site only have been missed from this list. For example, the affiliate programs for eBay and Amazon are related to one site. The adverts you host will invariably led people back to that site. Such affiliate programs are not intrinsically bad or good, but this article covers affiliate programs that hold a range of adverts for a range of networked websites.
As a pre-warning, nobody has ever become rich through affiliate advertising. The networks will only pay cents, or a few dollars, per month.
With this network, you are asked to submit your blog to the network. If they approve it, then you will receive offers to write positive reviews on your blog. If you agree to write a review then you will be paid once the review is published. Your ability to make money on this blog is limited by how much time you spend writing, and how many offers you get. Obviously, if you are willing to put more time into your writing and promoting, then you will get more offers and more money.
This is a fairly well-known affiliate program, even though it is not to everybody’s taste. You may find this network a little more palatable if you have already tried Google’s AdSense and you are looking for an alternative.
Chitika is better for sites that have a reasonable amount of traffic; however, people who only have a trickle of traffic have been known to be accepted by it. It is okay if you add the code to your sidebar, but you may have more luck if you add it to your blog posts directly. If you have blog posts that are riding slightly higher in the search engine results, then you may wish to add the code to them.
This is a network for people who do not qualify for other networks. Quite often, people are not approved for other affiliate networks because their traffic is too low. If this is the reason why your website was not approved, then you may wish to try this network.
MadAdsMedia will pay you for impressions. This means that page views are what generate your income and not clicks. This means that even a small trickle of traffic will eventually add up to an income. As you can imagine, impressions (page views) are not going to pay you a lot of money. The system works on a relay system, so for example, a certain page will have to have 100 or 1000 page views before you are paid anything.
This is an affiliate network that works well for people who do not generate very much traffic. The network actually sells text links in order to make money, so if your website ranks reasonably high but does not have much traffic, then you may still make a little bit of money.
A good PageRank and a good Alexa rank will certainly serve you well if you use this affiliate network. You may install a plugin to your website once your site has been approved, and then all the work is done via an updating data stream. There is no need to install sets of code into your blog posts. You also have the choice of approving the text link too, and if you do, then you are paid for the duration of the links. This means that if your search engine ranking are a flash in the pan (such as with time-sensitive posts), then you will not make money for very long as the links will disappear quickly.
A List of Affiliate Networks as Google Adsense Alternatives
If you do not fancy any of the networks listed on this article, put a little bit of research into the networks listed below to see if any of them will suit your needs.
- Casale Media
- Coxdigital Solutions
- Spot Xchange
- Yahoo Ads
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