Google AdSense is major earning sources for lot of websites and making them earn good money from years but now earning with AdSense is not much satisfying. Many website owners’ earnings are down even after their website visitors are increased.
If you are also one of them who is facing AdSense earning drop problem then it’s time to change the way you earn and adopt a new way to make much better then Google AdSense.
There can be many reasons why AdSense earning drops. What I have found is that there are two major reasons which are responsible of low AdSense earnings.
People Know AdSense Ads – Google AdSense is from quite long time and thousands of websites are using AdSense and now people recognize AdSense ads and avoid clicking on those ads. Because of that many website face Click thru rate problem which is going low day by day. Low clicks means low earning.
Google AdSense Sharing – I am Google AdSense publisher and AdWords Advertiser and I run few blogs. As you know Google never tell sharing percentage with publishers and because of that you play a blind game. When I advertise on Google AdWords I found that for some niches minimum cost per click is very high and when as AdSense publisher I get clicks on same niche I found CPC is very low compare to what Google is asking. Yes I know advertising cost on Google is always high compare to advertising on publisher website but still there is no comparison what Google charge and what Google pays. Google may be sharing very less percentage with publishers and because of that AdSense earnings are getting down.
Apart from these two reasons there can be many more reasons which depend on website to website and I am not going deep in this.
Finally question comes what next, how to increase earning from our website.
From about one year I am not satisfied with AdSense earning and started searching for different sources to increase my earning and after lot of study I found only one great solution which I am doing from long time but was not serious as much as I am now and that is Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate Marketing Best AdSense Alternative
Many of you may be aware of affiliate marketing and may be earning good money but many website owners never find affiliate marketing interesting as some time it do not give instant results. For those who don’t know much about affiliate marketing here is quick overview about affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing is selling others product or services and earning commissions from those sales. When you start affiliate marketing you get unique referral URL thru which you send visitors to another website and visitor you have send buys something from that site you earn commission which can be fixed percentage or fixed amount. Affiliate marketing can be done by joining affiliate network which offer lot of advertisers who want to sell their products and services and some companies offer direct affiliate program from their website. There are different type of affiliate program like Cost per Sale(CPS), Cost per action (CPA) etc which pay you on per sale bases or action bases like when visitor register free on advertiser website etc.
You can promote affiliate product by displaying banner ads and writing review on that products or services.
How Affiliate Marketing can be better than AdSense
Many webmaster don’t find affiliate marketing attractive compare to AdSense because every day you can check your AdSense earning but affiliate marketing may not help you make instant money. You will find many days are without any affiliate earning which disappoint many of us. But if you will give some time to affiliate marketing you will find it is a great way of earning.
With Affiliate Marketing you can earn by selling others product and you can earn commissions as much as 50% and some affiliate program offer more. If you can make only single sale per day of a product which offers $20 per sale then you can make $600 per month from single affiliate program. Now consider if you can make more than one sale per day or promote some more affiliate products from your website. Depending upon your website traffic you can make much more then what I have given example of.
When Affiliate Marketing Don’t Succeed
If you have tried affiliate marketing before and found it don’t works then have you think why it is not working for you? This is common problem for many webmaster that they don’t succeed in affiliate marketing again there can be many reasons.
Choosing wrong product or service – Many times affiliate marketer chooses product or service to sell which is not related to their website niche. Now think like this if AdSense ads start showing irrelevant ads compare to your topic then will people click on that ads; defiantly no so how you expect that you can sell a product which is not related to your niche. When visitors land on your webpage they are interested in that topic not any different topic and if you will show product or services related to that topic then they may be interested in that product which can give you affiliate commissions.
Just Thinking About Higher Commissions – Now you have chosen product related to your niche but are you considering quality of that product or just chosen higher commission product. This is another common reason when affiliate chooses high paying products but not focusing on product quality. Try to promote popular or quality product which can convince your visitors.
Writing Review without using product – When you write a review on a product then people hope honest opinion not a review which just say buy this product. Many affiliate marketers write review by reading others reviews and just tell good points of that product. This is not a good review, always try to use the product or service before promoting it and write good and bad things about that product in your review by this way visitor will trust you and can make sound decision to buy that product.
Till now what I have learned affiliate marketing can be the best alternative to AdSense but it takes some time and expect good knowledge of affiliate marketing. Don’t just jump into affiliate marketing do some research like which product to sell on your website and try to learn about affiliate marketing as much as you can because affiliate marketing can help you earn much more than AdSense. Happy earning.