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Affiliate and Advertising Revenue Options ?

 1:35 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am new to world of website publishing and need advice. My site entails hunting and fishing products and the review of them. At first I was thrilled to see a small stream of revenue coming in from Goodle Ads and thought it would only increase as traffic increased. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case in fact today I'm only at $3 and change with approximately 1,000 visitors. The click thru's at times are up, but the revenues generated down. I see other posts here that deal with the same matter.

My question is are there other decent pay per click advertisers out there and is anyone having any luck with them? I searched the net and found some possibilities, but some looked like they might be "fly by night operations". I know some of you will get a chuckle from this, but with a brand new site I would be pleased to see a stream of income of just $20 a day. Any help would certainly be appreciated. Jim



 1:58 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I assume you are already an affiliate for Bass Pro Shops and their competitors?


 2:06 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes, that is right I am a Bass Pro affiliate. There aren't a lot of options in the category of hunting and fishing, at least not yet.


 2:21 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

with a brand new site I would be pleased to see a stream of income of just $20 a day

I haven't managed that with my eight year old site yet!


 2:24 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Unless you decide to go into ecommerce, I think that making a significant amount of money from advertising / affiliates will be difficult.

The problem is that if you don't keep the visitor in your site and send him merrily away via adsense or an affiliate, you don't get the full benefit of the potential sale. At best, you get a percentage of the action {the purchase}, but more than likely just get paid for the click {adsense}.

Don't get me wrong, there are some benefits to this proposition also:

1- You don't have to worry about converting the visit to a sale, that is the other guy's problem. Granted that you help him along by prepping the visitor via the ad. {I was going to say "prequalify", but that is too strong"}.

2- No dealing with a shopping cart or writing effective sales copy. You can write an essay about a particular fishing hole and not have to worry about taking 5 pictures of a reel to drive sales.

On the other hand, the amount that you mentioned for 1,000 is low. I have heard worse, but I have also heard several higher ones.


 9:09 pm on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I get less than that for 16k impressions a day go figure :¦

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