ClickBank, Google Adsense or Commision Junction? Which is better for my Situation?

by Andrew Davis 9 replies
Hi everyone!

This is not really a question about which company is the best, because I know the answers will always vary, and it will be according to the type of site you have, or way of advertisement.

My question is based on my current situation.

Right now, I'm only using Google Adsense, and they are paying me "Dog Cheap"!
I often get $0.00 - $0.01 cent clicks...
It's really bad!
I probably have a poor nice, I have a hi5 Resource site.
(hi5 is a Popular Social Network)

I spoke about this yesterday here, I really like my hi5 site, and I don't want to abandon this niche just because Google pays low for it.

Since the Audience are Young teens, I was wondering if it may be a smarter idea to advertise through Commission Junction or Clickbank.


Maybe I can advertise health Products, or Phones and Electronics, etc...

Is this a better idea?

Since I know Google won't pay me more than 20 cents if that much.


I was looking at Commission junction, but the sales seem tougher than with ClickBank.

Maybe I'll try to sell E-books instead.
Do you think a Teen audience may be interested in E-books?

Thanks in Advance!
-Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Choose Clickbank products with high gravity. If you use Commission Junction check the paying statistics for each program. It tells the amount paid for every 100 clicks to the site.
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    • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
      Don't guess what your visitors want, you'll just be wasting valuable space on your site.
      Do you know what Adsense ads are getting clicked on? If not install some tracking software that can tell you and then join the affiliate program for those products and advertise them or something similar on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarcusXavier
      clickbank is definitely the best out of three as far as ease of making sales. and I agree that you shouldn't be guessing about markets. you need to find a niche with a need, find a nice product that you can sell to this market, make a plan of action, and then execute it.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin campbelle
      Nice to see another trini on board.

      You can also look at CPA programs with zip code and email submit offers that pay around $1 per email. Look at networks like Azoogle, Maxbounty and CPA empire.

      Kevin.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarcusXavier
        Originally Posted by kevin campbelle View Post

        Nice to see another trini on board.

        You can also look at CPA programs with zip code and email submit offers that pay around $1 per email. Look at networks like Azoogle, Maxbounty and CPA empire.

        Kevin.
        yep. CPA marketing is definitely one of the easiest and most profitable business models for internet marketing. i know guys that make $5,000-$8,000 per day easy. but i've heard that there's guys making more than that.
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        • Profile picture of the author Andrew Davis
          Hey! Thanks for the cool responces everyone!


          @ napoleonfirst,
          Yup! I'm looking for those click bank Products with the Highest Gravity!
          The converstions look good!


          @ KirkMcD,
          I'll deninitely check up on those tracking softwares!
          That would be cool if I knew what people are really clicking on.
          Can Google Analytics do this? I only have Statcounter right now.

          Actually I'm did some reseach today and interacted with some of my visitors about what type of Products they like etc...
          You'll see my research results below.


          @ paul,
          Thanks for the insight!
          I was thinking that way also myself.
          I am also not very attracted to E-books,
          and knowing that teens won't really have easy access to Credit Cards, this may be a hold back too.

          With the info I got today, I think I'll try with ClickBank for a little.
          It's a better chance than sitting back and collecting a few cents for me.


          @ MarcusXavier,
          I also agree! I'm liking the looks of Clickbank so far!
          This niche I'm working on right now won't be my main niche.
          I've found lists of those high paying keywords that pay up to $50+ dollars a click in Google Adsense!
          I think I'll base my next niche around one of those keywords.
          This hi5 one is more of fun and a learning experience for me.


          @ kevin campbelle,
          Glad to see another Trinidadian on these boards and into the internet business!
          I really don't know how many of use are into internet marketing, but my guess, very few...

          I'll definitely look into those CPA programs you mentioned!
          Sounds quite interesting! I'll try to research on this tonight!



          Here are the results from my research today. Maybe some people here with a simmilar audience may find it helpful.

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          My target Audience is mostly Greek and Romanian, kids between 13-17 years old.

          I had some Moderators and helpers of my Forums who are from these countries, so I asked and found out some very good advice, because they gave me a good general feedback on what they know the trends of their nationalities to be.

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          1) Both Greeks and Romanins teens don't usually like to buy things online, because of fear that it may be unsecure.


          2) Romanians usually don't like online shopping, rather those 40 years and over use Credit cards to buy online.


          3) Greeks also usually buy from local stores, but the teens would often buy very expensive and hard to get clothing from online stores, because they are not available locally.
          Namely, Armani Clothing, and Vintage wear, and Designer Clothing.


          4) I showed some Hoplink pages to my informers, and from what they responded, the things that are of interests are:

          a) Maquillage Advice amongst girls (This has to do with makeup etc...)

          b) Fitness e-books amongst both Genders. (They are reported to be obsesed about thier image)

          c) Education Books, Namely laguage books. (These countries are very multilingual, at average, I have seen those students to know at least 5 different languages)

          d) Tattoo books, which I saw had very high Gravity in ClickBank. (This have this emo style about them thay incloves piercings, tatoos, etc).

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          With the bit of information I have gathered so far, I think I'll use clickbank to promote most of my Products, (since I have a fair idea now of what my target audience likes)

          I may also use Commision Junction for sales of Expensive clothing, and latest Cell Phones etc...


          Thanks again for all the info guys!
          All other suggestions/comments/critiques are welcomed.
          -Andrew
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          • Profile picture of the author kevin campbelle
            Sent you a PM Andrew.

            Kevin.
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            • Profile picture of the author brilliantjv
              A service which links email to sms to blog profiling to dating comes to mind.

              I hope this doesn`t sound too confusing?


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                @ kevin campbelle

                Thanks for the PM!
                I finally got the time to reply Today!
                Sorry for the delay.



                @ brilliantjv

                A service which links email to sms to blog profiling to dating comes to mind.
                Yup! it sounds very confusing to me

                Thanks for the suggestion!
                Can you elaborate in it a little more?
                I'll try to do some research on these as soon as I can.


                Thanks everyone!
                -Andrew
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