I thought I'd ask you guys what you'd do in this situation. I'm not really sure what I should do and I've sort of let this site sit.
Basically I was selling an affiliate ebook/video course thing through PDC with a specific publisher. This was great and everything. I was selling it for about a year now and got paid every month. I suspected that the publisher of this particular product was one of those anti-affiliate type of people that resent having to pay their affiliates.
Anyway, they recently announced that they're going to end their affiliate program.
The problem I'm faced with is that there is nothing to replace it with. This is a very unique niche and there are no other products for the particular traffic I'm getting, at least in the ebook/video format. There are books on Amazon, but the commission on an $11 book isn't just crap.
Basically I'm faced with a bit of an issue here.
I see three options for myself.
First, create my own product.
Second, change all the links over to amazon.
Third, use adsense.
All of these have their positives and negatives.
Creating my own product would get me back to double what I was making before (since I was getting 50% commissions). The problem with this is that I don't have the first clue on how I could make such a product. Just the type of niche it is in, I'd have to know a lot, so I couldn't make it myself. I also don't have the money to outsource it.
Amazon would probably be the easiest way to go. I just change the links and move on. My site will go from making decent amount of money, to very little.
Third, is a little tough. You'd assume that I could just put the Adsense ads up on the pages and move on. I looked at the CPC and I'd probably get decent click values. The problem is that the site doesn't really contain "content". Everything on the site is very targeted toward keywords and the articles on them are just sale pages, which the Big G wouldn't like.
I'm in a little bit of a pickle on the direction I should take. A side note is that the site is about a year old.
What do you think is the best option in this case? I'm sure a lot of people have an opinion on the direction.
The only thing that comes to mind for me, since making a product would be burtal for me, is to change everyone over to Amazon. Redo the front page of the site and monetize that for Adsense. Than start building content around that I can put Adsense on.
What do you think?