Are you a webmaster who needs funds to keep your website running? Or is your website the only way for you to earn income?
Whichever you are, for as long as you are a webmaster or a web publisher and you need cash, affiliate marketing may work well for you.
With affiliate marketing, you may get cash pouring into your bank account easily. And if your website is rich in great content and you want to earn more profit, why not get into the Google Adsense program as well?
Google Adsense is actually an affiliate marketing program in a sense. In Google Adsense, Google act as the intermediary between the affiliates and the merchants. The merchant, or the advertiser, simply signs up with Google and provides the latter with text ads pertaining to their products. These ads, which is actually a link to the advertiser’s website, would then appear on Google searches as well as on the websites owned by the affiliates, or by those webmasters who have signed up with the Google Adsense program.
While one can find a lot of similarities between Google Adsense and other affiliate marketing programs, you can also see a lot of differences. In Google Adsense, all the webmaster has to do is place a code on his website and Google takes care of the rest. The ads that Google places on your site will generally be relevant to the content of your site, based on the keywords on the page or post. This would be advantageous both for you and for the advertiser, as the visitors of your site would more or less be actually interested with the products being advertised.
The Google Adsense program compensates the affiliate in a pay-per-click basis. The advertisers would pay Google a certain amount each time their ad on your site is clicked and Google would then forward this amount to you through checks, although only after Google have deducted their share of the amount. Google Adsense checks are usually delivered monthly as long as your total earnings are $100 or over.
Also, the Google Adsense program provides webmasters with a tracking tool that allows you to monitor the earnings you actually get from a certain ad.
So, where do all of these lead us to?
Where else but to profits, profits and even more profits! Affiliate marketing programs and the Google Adsense program simply work, whether you are the merchant or the affiliate. For the merchantís side, a lot of money can be saved if advertising effort is concentrated on affiliate marketing rather than on dealing with advertising firms. For the webmaster, you can easily gain a lot of profits just by doing what you do best, and that is by creating websites.
And if you combine all your profits from both the Google Adsense program and other affiliate marketing programs, it would surely convert to a large amount of cash.
However, two factors need to be considered when looking at Google AdSense. One, your earnings will increase if your traffic increases. This is simply the law of averages. So make sure you do everything you can to (ethically) increase your blog’s traffic.
Second, where you place your Google AdSense ads on your blog is very important. One of my other posts tells you all about the best places on your blog to place your ads!