AdSense vs ClickBank vs CPA to monetize relationship advice blog?

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My site is marketed towards women, we currently get about 30,000 visitors per month.

Our main monetization as of now is AdSense, but we only make $200 per month with that. We have a few links to clickbank products in 4 or 5 articles and tend to sell a product every few months.

$200 per month just isn't going to do. Should I keep optimizing AdSense and trying to drive more traffic? Should I move on to ClickBank or CPA? What would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You Should stick with Adsense and try Other Affiliate networks like clickbank, shareasale, maxbounty etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattBrighton
    Try and look at some keywords in the niche that have a higher CPC and start writing some articles / blog posts about those keywords. It should raise your CPM higher on Adsense.

    I'd also suggest having something like a deal of the week, or featured item of the week / month where you choose a clickbank product and write an awesome product review and feature it all over your website - try and get as many sales out of it as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Syed Raza
    When i started my first site i was stick to adsense because its easy and Good You get paid easily Thats why i would recommend it !

    Later, you can put your adsense earnings in into promotion of clickbank products to make sales This is because INVEST IS REALLY A NEED OF A BUSINESS

    As Online business also require some money to start if you want to crush the leaderboards

    Best of luck
    To your great success,
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
    Originally Posted by NetJunkie913 View Post

    My site is marketed towards women, we currently get about 30,000 visitors per month.

    Our main monetization as of now is AdSense, but we only make $200 per month with that. We have a few links to clickbank products in 4 or 5 articles and tend to sell a product every few months.

    $200 per month just isn't going to do. Should I keep optimizing AdSense and trying to drive more traffic? Should I move on to ClickBank or CPA? What would you do?
    Are you taking advantage of email marketing?
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    • Profile picture of the author NetJunkie913
      Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

      Are you taking advantage of email marketing?
      I have a small list. Plan on growing it further with a free eBook giveaway starting next week.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Needs to go in the right sub forum before they nuke the thread
    http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...onaire-makers/
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Build your list and mail your list stuff to build their interest. Don't be pitching some product all the time. Give free tips and advice most of the time and toss out an occasional pitch on a different product, CPA, CJ/ShareASale/Clickbank.

    What not to do:I got on a list recently and quickly decided not to buy, and started to save the emails in a swipe file. Now I'm so tired of the same old s*** from them daily, sometimes 2 or 3 in a day, I've dumped everything they sent.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleMallory
    If I remember right, relationship advice for women is a great market and Adsense is definitely not the way to go. I'd recommend using email marketing to promote click bank and CPA offers as well as other affiliate products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    30,000 visitors per month and you're only making $200 per month?

    Something is not right. I recommend you put more focus on Clickbank and CPA marketing because AdSense alone is obviously not cutting it. I also recommend creating your own product. It doesn't have to be large or expensive you can start out with a small ebook and sell it for around $7-$17 and see how that goes.
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    • Profile picture of the author NetJunkie913
      Originally Posted by tvon View Post

      30,000 visitors per month and you're only making $200 per month?

      Something is not right.
      Lol that's exactly what I said. $200 per month just doesn't add up.

      What I've started doing yesterday is putting ClickBank calls to action in my "high traffic, high stress" articles.

      Here's an example of a call to action in an article written for someone that wants their ex boyfriend back: "CLICK HERE to watch a video that will detail how you can win your ex back by using a SECRET technique."

      Is something like this good enough or would you guys suggest I strip the site of AdSense ads and replace them with affiliate banners?
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  • Profile picture of the author melprise
    Definitely go with CPA, it offers more value, or bang for the effort put in to promote a niche site, especially for an evergreen topic like dating.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleMallory
    Neither. Studies have shown that email marketing is the most effective selling method, so start building a list and treat them well. They'll buy from you if you help them. Once they leave your website they're gone, get their email address and it lets keep them as a potential customer
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    • Profile picture of the author NetJunkie913
      Originally Posted by KyleMallory View Post

      Neither. Studies have shown that email marketing is the most effective selling method, so start building a list and treat them well. They'll buy from you if you help them. Once they leave your website they're gone, get their email address and it lets keep them as a potential customer
      I'm in total agreement with what you said here. But I think I will keep the AdSense banners on my site, and keep working to optimize them, at least until I have a strong list and steady income from it. It's definitely time for me to put a focused effort to list building and email marketing.
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