Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Google Adsense Check - 1st Payment

I started putting Google Adsense Ads in my three (3) blogs during the month of November 2008 and my earning back then was not that good. I actually reached my first $100 earning in the 1st week of December.

To make the long story short, I got a message on January 15 from Google Adsense telling me that my check is being processed.

"You can see in your AdSense accont that your check is already being processed. By early next week, you'll also be able to see atracking number in the payment details of this payment, which you can track at www.dhl.com."


After a couple of days, I received my check through DHL (Secure Express Delivery in which I paid $24) on January 27 and I shouted for joy! LOL

Here's the proof of payment:I deposited the check to the local bank here in our town the day that I received it. I have to wait for 5 days for clearing purpose. Now I am pretty excited! Ha Ha


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Earn From Your Blog - BIDVERTISER


Here's another opportunity to earn from your blogs. I've come across a website which is like Google Adsense because they are both Pay Per Click Advertising. I just registered on "
Bidvertiser" website and so far so good. My earning is not that big compared to my earning from adsense but it is worth a try. You can also put Bidvertiser ads in your blog together with your Adsense ads. You can earn as a publisher and as well as being an affiliate.




Now, here's some more information about Bidvertiser:


What is Bidvertiser Publisher Program?

BidVertiser Publishers Program is a fast and easy to use way for publishers of all sizes to display unobtrusive text ads on their website and earn money. The program is free and BidVertiser pays you for valid clicks on the ads on your site. You simply paste an HTML code into your web pages and ads will instantly start appearing. Advertisers will bid against each other for your ad space, while our 3rd generation bidding-based ad serving system will always display the highest bidders, those that will generate the maximum revenue for your advertising space.

Make money with affiliate program that pays you for every click

You get paid for every visitor that clicks on an ad. Our goal is to enable you to make as much as possible from your advertising space, by letting advertisers bid on your ad space. We pay monthly, either by check, or instantly through Paypal with a minim of only $10.

Always have the highest bidders displayed on your website

BidVertiser will always display the highest bidders on your site, assuring the maximum revenue possible at any given time.

Have your bidding steadily improved over time

You will see a constant improvement in your bidding over time, as both your visitors and our advertisers will be exposed to the opportunity of bidding against each other on your ad space.

Customize the layout of your ads

BidVertiser gives you a simple point-and-click tool to help you customize the layout of the ads to fit your site's look and feel, in order to retain the high quality of your website.

Block any unwanted ad

BidVertiser enables you to filter-out any unwanted ads. Prior to your own filtering, each ad has to be pre-approved by our editorial team. This mechanism gives you a peace of mind with regards to the ads displayed on your website.

Generate detailed reports to monitor your ads performance

Use the Publisher Center to generate detailed online reports to monitor your ads performance, including the number of page impressions, clicks, click-through rate, and the total amount you've earned.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tips On Choosing Affiliate Program

To earn money from affiliate programs, here are few list of tips for you to begin with before choosing an Affiliate Programs

1. Stability of the Company and the Products

Make sure the affiliate program you choose works with reputable sponsors who are selling products that you would be comfortable buying yourself.

2. Choose a Product that People Need

By choosing to promote products that people "need," you don't have to create a desire to make them "want."

3. Product Prices

Choose an affiliate program that offers products in a price range that is high enough so you'll actually make money from them but not too high that none of your readers can afford them. Choosing products in the $10-$500 range is generally a good balance.

4. Commission Tracking

An important aspect to consider is whether or not the affiliate program offers some way for you to track your sales, and even the number of visitors you refer. This can be very important for allowing you to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the program, make comparisons with other programs or advertising opportunities, and give you piece of mind that you are receiving what is fairly do.

5. Payout Method

Before you join an affiliate program, make sure you'll be paid at least once per month. Also, check the minimum payout amount. $100 is typical for a minimum payout amount. Naturally, payout amounts less than $100 are even better. Finally, ensure that the payout method (PayPal, check, etc.) works for you.

6. Customer Support

If you have problems with your affiliate program, it's imperative that you can get the assistance you need in a timely manner. Be certain that the affiliate program you choose offers adequate customer support via email or telephone, so you can get the help you need when you need it.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Affiliate Terms and Their Definitions

Here are terms used when describing affiliate programs and the most common definitions:

Affiliate
An independent party that promotes the products or services of a merchant in exchange for a commission. Also sometimes termed an associate, partner, reseller, or referral partner.

Affiliate Program
Used in a broad sense, an affiliate program is any type of revenue sharing program where an affiliate web site receives a portion of income for delivering sales, leads, or traffic to a merchant web site. In a narrow sense, affiliate programs are commonly considered those programs that use a pay-per-sale model. Also termed associate, partner, referral, reseller, or sponsor programs.

Merchant
A company that has set up an affiliate program and has agreed to share a commission with affiliates that promote their site, products or services. Also termed an advertiser or simply referred to as an 'affiliate program'

Commission

An amount of income you receive for referring a sale, lead or click to a merchant's site.

Pay-per-sale
A program where you receive a commission for each sale of a product or service that you refer to a merchant's web site. Pay-per-sale generally offers the highest commissions and the lowest conversion ratio. Also referred to as Cost-per-Action (CPA for short) and generically as an Affiliate Program.

Pay-per-lead

A program where you receive a commission for each sales lead for a product or service that you refer to a merchant's web site. Pay-per-lead generally offers mid-range commissions and mid-range to high conversion rations (since visitor purchases are not required). Like pay-per-sale, also referred to as a Cost-per-Action or CPA for short.

Pay-per-click
A program where you receive a commission for each valid click (visitor) you refer to a merchant's web site. Pay-per-click generally offers low commissions (range of $0.01 to $0.25 per click), and a very high conversion ratio since visitors need only click on a link to earn you a commission.

Pay-per-impression

A program where you receive a commission each time a merchant's ad or link is displayed on your site. Pay-per-impression generally offers the lowest commissions, but a nearly 100% conversion ratio since a visitor merely has to view the ad to earn you a commission, often resulting in the highest earnings potential. Pay-per-impression programs are generally measured in CPMs (see below) and form the standard of banner advertising for larger sites.

Conversion ratio

The ratio of visitors from your site that are 'converted' to a sale, lead or click, and go on to earn the you a commission. A conversion ratio of 5% would mean that for every 100 visitors to your site, 5 would click-through, make a purchase and earn you a commission. Many factors will influence the conversion ratio including: how targeted the affiliate program's products are to your visitor's interests, the price and value of the products or services being promoted, the merchant's ability to successfully track all referred sales, and the professionalism and comfort-level the merchant's site provides to potential customers.

Click-Through Ratio

The percentage of visitors who click-through on a link to visit the merchant's web site. Higher click-through's are preferable although not always a measure of success. Pay-per-click program earnings are highly dependent on click-through rations. Click-through ratios can be improved through a variety of means including: making links more visible to visitors, adding personal comments or testimonials about the benefits of a product, or even reducing the number of possible links that a visitor can follow.

CPM

The practice of calculating a cost per thousand ad displays. It is used with programs that pay on a impression basis, with the CPM rate being the amount you earn for every 1000 times an advertisement is displayed. For example a $5 CPM means you earn $5 every time 1000 ads are displayed on your site.

CPM can also be calculated for pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead and pay-per-click programs by using the following formula: Amount Earned from Program/# of Ad Impressions/1000

Calculating the CPM of affiliate programs can be an effective way to means of comparing results over time from various programs, allowing you to put more emphasis on the strong programs, and dropping the poorly performing programs.

Two-Tier Commission
Two-tier, or multi-tier, refers to the practice of an affiliate merchant paying commissions to both the affiliate that referred a sale, lead or click, but also to the affiliate that referred that affiliate to the program. A descendent of multi-level marketing, two-tier programs are generally quite legitimate and offer the merchant an effective means to promote their program quickly. However, be wary of any programs which try to charge start-up or membership fees to join.

Residual Commission

Residual commissions refer to programs that provide affiliates the ability to earn an income month after month for referring a sale to a merchant. They are generally programs that offer some type of service for which the customer is charged a monthly subscription fee. Examples include web hosting, telecommunications, and e-commerce solutions. They offer an effective benefit to affiliates since the affiliate can earn income for an extended period, perhaps even years, from one initial sale.

Tracking method

Tracking refers to the way that a program tracks referred sales, leads or clicks. The most common are by using a unique web address (URL) for each affiliate, or by embedding an affiliate ID number into the link which is processed by the merchant's software. Some programs also use cookies to track sales.

Banner Networks

Many networks have arisen to better facilitate the pay-per-click program concept. Most pay-per-click programs are part of a network where the network acts as middleman between the actual advertisers and the affiliates which run the ads. For this, the network takes a cut of the revenues.


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Saturday, January 3, 2009

ShareASale.com - Affiliate Program

Shareasale.com allows independent and corporate websites the opportunity to match existing content with links to other websites, and get paid for it. There are currently over 2,000 Merchants plugged in to the ShareASale Network. Each of these merchants has a different type of product that they are selling - and each is ready to commission you on that sale if you bring a customer to them.

Affiliate Network providing pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-click programs for webmasters.

Their minimum payout is $50. If your commission does not exceed to $50 by the end of the previous month, your earning will continue to accumulate. They offer payment through either paypal or check on a monthly basis.


Last week, I joined this program but then due to a lot of activities during the Holiday celebration, I wasn't able to browse the site and don't have time to look for the offers they have for their affiliates not until last night.

As I log on, I saw this "Our records indicate that we do not have required International Tax Forms on file on your account - in order to ensure timely payment, please click here"

When I clicked it, it states there that I have to fax a letter stating my citizenship (I am not a US Citizen and I do not live or work in the United States). The problem is I don't have a fax machine. LOL. With google adsense, they have form where in members will just have to type the name, serves as signature.

Anyway, who have tried ShareAsale program? And if so, how's your earning so far?




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