Affiliate Links Are Still Better Than Adsense (Most Of The Time)
I've written a couple posts about Adsense and display ads recently that may have over-hyped the effectiveness of it, or made it seem "easier" than using affiliate links. E.g.
- How To Make Money Without Selling Anything On Your Website
- Display Ad Alternatives & Additions To Google Adsense Income
- How Much Money Can You Make With Adsense?
- Don't Be Afraid To Risk Earnings For Gains: MediaVine Test
However, I just wanted to do a short PSA that affiliate links and affiliate marketing are still my preferred choice to monetize a website! True, there are many ways to make money from a website, and display ads like Adsense is one possible way.
However, a well placed affiliate link can go really, really far.
Did you see last week when someone made $100k+ from a single sale?
Or what about this one about a $3000 Dollar Sale?
That's not to say that every single sale you make is going to be so impressive. But the potential is huge!
It's very tough to scale a website from 1,000 visits per day to 10,000 visits per day. It's a lot easier to scale 1 sale to 100 sales!
Two Affiliate Commission Tips!
When researching products to promote for your website, I always look for two things:
- High ticket items
- Recurring commissions
I don't exclusively promote those types of products, but they are just two things I keep in mind during my research. It's easier to make 1 sale for $100 than 100 sales for $1.
On top of that, a recurring affiliate program can mean you make a single sale that repeats for several years. I have money coming in from affiliate programs from back in 2011! That's 7 years of recurring sales so far!
Do you prefer display ads or affiliate marketing?
Do you use one or both on your websites?