CPA: Cost per action.
PPC: Pay per click.
You may notice the green highlighted text, this is InfoLinks in action. This is PPC. I have made less than $2 since I started it, from about 40 clicks. Not very good. On top of that, the minimum cash out is $100.
Commission Junction Experience
The majority of my ads are run by Commission Junction, mostly because I was able to get accepted into this program right away. I’ve been with Commission Junction for a year or so and I have made decent money by running Google Adwords campaigns with their offers. I just recently started to use them for site based advertising. They have many banners and links to choose from. Whenever I write a post that relates to a certain product I will post the banner/image. I have already made a small amount from Commission Junction that by far exceeds my total made from PPC.
It seems to me that with my current traffic, CPA is a better advertising method. This means that if a user clicks through my link, and buys something or participates in a trial I get a small commission from it. Nothing extremely large, but one completion can be up to $20 or more. All you need is 1 person to go through with it.
Unfortunately I need $100 to cash out, but I feel I will get to $100 far sooner than my PPC campaign, which is going basically nowhere. If I can’t get to $100 quick enough though just on site advertising I’ll start some adwords campaigns again.
Basically the same thing as Commission Junction, but I did not see any easy to use images and html code like Commission Junction. I have not used them yet. There was no real screening process.
I did notice a lot of “scammish” products on ClickBank that I would never promote.
For whatever reason, they have NOT told me why, but I was denied for this program. My best guess is that they do not want anything to do with Entrecard or other traffic generating programs. That or my site is simply not high traffic enough for them. Their denied message is vague at best.
I regret to inform you that we have denied your publisher application to
participate in the ClickBooth Network.
We typically deny applications because we do not feel your site
complements our offers. According to our program Terms & Conditions, we
reserve the right to deny participation for any reason. If you believe you
have been wrongfully denied participation, you are encouraged to write
back with your explanation.
No big deal. I don’t expect to get accepted into the larger CPA programs anyway since I don’t have a 10K unique/day site. I did e-mail them and ask for them to be more specific, I’ll see if they write back.
I’m going to be mixing up my ads, to see if I can indeed make over $10/month, because really I just want to pay for my hosting and maybe get a little side income Making $10 a month is a bit harder than it looks, or maybe it’s my niche not clicking links or buying products.
Updated: I was accepted into clickbooth, and if you want to sign up (and don’t mind referral links ) check them out here.