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I've only made $75 or so through nearly a year's worth of promoting my Amazon affiliate link through the blogs I own, the $75.00 coupon I had for adsense barely brought me in any revenue.

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AdSense here, too, though nowhere near Nathan's level yet (that'll come with PenStars). Mine's mostly from ages-old rev share articles I still have out there, with some nice people occasionally clicking something in my forum. Almost to the $100 payout now (after over 3 years of just leaving it running).

 

I also have about 10c from adf.ly on interstitial pages where I have yet to put a proper site up. :w00t:

 

I've never had any luck at all with affiliate marketing: I'm too honest for it and I don't enjoy marketing, so I steered away from it after a short sojourn at the start of my online earning learning curve!

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Lol, I just joined adf.ly a week ago and right now I am at 1.7$ with 1260 views. I guess it just comes to niche. And I normally just comment. Article sites are dying IMO. Blogs are they way to go. I will look towards the rev share site "penstars" . Isn't the concept the same as triond?

 

I might be interested in advertising if you get good impressions per day.

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Adsense yes, about $4/day now. Nothing great, but it continues to rise.

That's pretty impressive. My goal is $10/day.

 

Lol, I just joined adf.ly a week ago and right now I am at 1.7$ with 1260 views. I guess it just comes to niche. And I normally just comment. Article sites are dying IMO. Blogs are they way to go. I will look towards the rev share site "penstars" . Isn't the concept the same as triond?

 

I might be interested in advertising if you get good impressions per day.

Do you think that getting impressions depends on what you do?

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Article sites are dying IMO. Blogs are they way to go. I will look towards the rev share site "penstars" . Isn't the concept the same as triond? I might be interested in advertising if you get good impressions per day.

 

All rev share works in much the same way, just with minor differences. Those small changes can make a massive difference to your earnings, though.

 

The differences on PenStars are small but significant: no hidden processes for calculating earnings (i.e. you see how much the site gets and what your part of it is, no cheating, no hiding, no pretending), a starting 70% share (as opposed to the 50% on most sites), editing available (so you can improve), rev share from editing (which no other site in the world does), variable CPM and income based on per-view (which ties in with the transparent processes) and some other stuff including referrals and so on (as usual). In other words, it's designed to give you the best possible model for earning through rev share. The price of that will be higher-quality content (no dross published - and you know how tough I am about that!) but the rewards - especially in the future - should be significant. Stages two and three are a direct work site (for writing and editing) and article marketplace (and if I can raise the starting rev share percentage at some point, I will). Direct work should open up proper writing earnings to members - not that $1/500 or even $5/500 crap you get on content mills. Proper quality, proper earnings.

 

Do you think that getting impressions depends on what you do?

 

That's kinda vague, as questions go. Can you be more precise?

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Do you think that getting impressions depends on what you do?

 

Would you be a bit more clearer? I cant seem to be able to understand your point.

 

If you meant that getting impressions for the ad network is all that I do, then yes.

 

I post on high traffic sites and in a way so that the posts and links don't get deleted.

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That's kinda vague, as questions go. Can you be more precise?

Yes.

 

Lol, I just joined adf.ly a week ago and right now I am at 1.7$ with 1260 views. I guess it just comes to niche. And I normally just comment. Article sites are dying IMO. Blogs are they way to go. I will look towards the rev share site "penstars" . Isn't the concept the same as triond?

 

I might be interested in advertising if you get good impressions per day.

I was replying to the sentence "I might be interested in advertising if you get good impressions per day."

Doesn't the amount of impressions you get per day mainly depend on how much you promote?

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I was replying to the sentence "I might be interested in advertising if you get good impressions per day."

Doesn't the amount of impressions you get per day mainly depend on how much you promote?

 

Not necessarily but as a general rule, yes. In the case of multi-author sites (rev share and so on) it depends on the combined marketing of all publishers. At the other end of the scale, word of mouth can do wonders for visitor stats with no promotion.

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I have made money marketing my own products and services. I'm not really into affiliate marketing and have stayed away from Adsense. I hate it when I looking for information and I run into the sites created to generate Adsense income. I have run into many lately, but they have left a bad taste in my mouth in regards to creating Adsense sites.

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Not necessarily but as a general rule, yes. In the case of multi-author sites (rev share and so on) it depends on the combined marketing of all publishers. At the other end of the scale, word of mouth can do wonders for visitor stats with no promotion.

 

There you go. Spike said it well. Also, the factors on demographic and their participation matters a lot.

And yes you have to promote it on some more forums to get some members who will participate. Free GIveaways do the best in this case.

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I highly recommend not to put all eggs in one basket. Especially those who use nothing but Adsense. Google will ban you out of blue. It is happening thousands times every day to mostly innocent publishers.

 

Many sites who make tons of profit all either don't have Adsense or have Adsense as only a small part of their profit. Affiliation makes a lot more if the site is optimized for it.

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I highly recommend not to put all eggs in one basket. Especially those who use nothing but Adsense. Google will ban you out of blue. It is happening thousands times every day to mostly innocent publishers.

 

Urban myth, until proven otherwise. I have yet to see anyone banned who wasn't doing something they shouldn't (such as, for example, using other ad programs on the same site when AdSense prohibits it). I'm not saying it doesn't happen: I'm just saying I've never EVER seen proof of it - and until I do, I'll consider it unsubstantiated ranting.

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I don't use Adsense at all. I considered it a few times, but I still really, really hate it, so I don't. I do make some money advertising, but it's all through either private ads being purchased for months at a time, or through other ad networks I've tried out. Occasionally I'll accept link placement requests for money, too, so there's that. I don't do affiliate marketing at all, though, because I suck at it. :P

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Internet Marketing was never easy. I've been in internet marketing for almost 2 years now and I still don't have a residual income. Maybe because I'm most of the time lazy and such but I've earned around $200 over the course of my internet marketing life. It's not much but still, I can testify that people can in fact earn online. We should have the right attitude and the right information to be successful in internet marketing.

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