viral - 12:59 am on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
@dibery I use other networks in particular adconian and tribal fusion. Both are pretty good but they can be picky. Especially tribal fusion they really only deal with high traffic sites and they stipulate how many ads you can run etc. Both these networks have earned better for me than adsense, and they can guarantee me a particular rpm/cpm no matter what click through rate. The cpm guarantees were special deals when a big advertiser wants lots of exposure. However adsense tends to be more stable and can serve more ads. Which can be a problem when you start talking hundreds of millions of impressions a month.
Networks like adbrite and chikita quite frankly suck. I know people who say they can get good rpm from these networks but they have never worked for me.
Having said that, the best money comes from having your own product to sell. A marketing friend told me I should sell some of my own stuff. At first I wasn't sure what to sell I had big traffic but no real specific product in my niche. After some consultation with people who do this sort of stuff all the time I worked out a product I could make myself (it is kind of subscription based) and it works real well.
You need to be careful though Google seems to be cracking down on clickbank and affiliate type sites. However if you put it through DFP Google seems to be ok with it (For now). having said that once you work out a product you can also setup an affiliate program and next thing you know you got someone else selling your stuff, which is nice!