Tip #22 – Use Affiliate Ads in Your Posts

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  • Written on: April 23rd, 2007

If your Technorati rankings and Alexa statistics are not representative of your REAL readership (which is often the case) you can still make a little dough while working on increasing your lagging indicators.

There are a bunch of Affiliate advertising companies out there that can provide you with money-making advertisements for your website or blog. Affiliate companies do the hard work of approaching advertisers, setting up campaigns, and tracking their results. All you have to do is copy and paste the code on to your website to start making money.

While affiliate advertisements have the same sucking sound problem that contextual advertisements do, they work slightly differently to make you money.

With contextual advertising, all you have to worry about is getting a click. If you get the visitor to click on the ad, you have made money. With an affiliate advertisement the click means nothing and the conversion means everything. You only get paid if the visitor you send to the affiliate website takes certain actions like installing a trial or filling out a form.

A great example of an affiliate blog post is one that I wrote about How Much I Like Netflix. Blogs are perfect for targeting advertisements to interested readers. I had one reader sign up for Netflix from the advertisement on my blog, earning me $8.00. While I am not running to the bank with fists full of case, the aggregate effect over time is pretty powerful; especially considering how many clicks you would have to generate to make $8.00!

I recommend AzoogleAds for affiliate advertising. They have never given me a reason to distrust them and they always have a wide variety of advertisements to choose from. Apply for an Azoogle affiliate account now, so when you want to start using it, the system will be ready for you!

  1. Mary
    Mary said on April 24th, 2007 at 11:40 am

    LOL! I was the one who signed up for netflix! I just got my second batch of movies yesterday. I appreciate it when you advertise a good service.

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