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Clickbank to the Rescue, an Adsense Alternative

Clickbank is one of the largest and most popular Affiliate Networks around. It has thousands of digital products and thousands of affiliates promoting those products in exchange for a large commission on every item they sell. Commissions vary from 10 per product!

Unfortunately, most affiliates end up loosing money with Clickbank or give up all together before they make any money. They loose money because they end up as buyers, buying more and more Clickbank products as they try to learn more on how to promote those products instead of actually selling them.

Mini-sites of yesterday will not work today. The simple one page sale site will not work as effectively any more as it did in the past. The fact that there are so many of these site out there has made competition really fierce. What visitors to web sites want now is content, valuable content!

In recent years another option, Adsense, became an alternative means for online marketers to make a little income, and I do mean little. It used to a 'great little earner'. However, today, Adsense sites return less and less money as competition grows and those who want to do the 'right thing' are left behind by those who don't really care how they 'succeed.'

More and more automatically generated Adsense sites are popping up and more and more fancy algorithms are used to generate those sites. A quick search on Google will return numerous software up for sale to create these sites by the push of a button. How many do you want, one or one thousand? The content of theses generated sites are next to impossible to actual read as they have no meaningful content most of the time. They are geared towards search engines and to create 'place-holders' for Adsense ads.

The number of these sites, and software to generate them, is a good indication of how desperate people are in trying to make a 'living' with Adsense. My guess is that there are very few, if any, people making significant income with Adsense unless you have such a high volume of traffic to your site that the 1 or 2 cents do actually add up to dollars, eventually.

And this is where my old favorite, Clickbank, comes in. With a little twist and lateral thinking you can actually combine the earning power of Clickbank with the ease of use and flexibility of Adsense. Imagine what would happen if you combined Adsense ads with Clickbank products. You could make dollars from your Clickbank 'advertising' instead of getting only one or two cents from Adsense ads.

So how would you go about implementing a system like this? Obviously, the simplest way would be to scour Clicbank's Market place and pick out products which fit in with your sites theme/niche and manually format them to look like Adsense ads. You also want to make sure that you have your Clickbank affiliate id linked to that block of text of course, so that people will buy the product through your Clickbank id and the commission can go straight to your Clickbank account.

The other option is of course some form of automation that allows you to insert Clickbank product listing in your pages at strategic locations. It would ideally have some form of niche/keyword matching so that the Clickbank products inserted to your pages will match the content of those pages.

If you did something like this, your income would increase faster then using Adsense. People are so used to seeing Adsense ads by now that they are trained to ignore them. And, of course, should they loose concentration, there are still the reminders that are sure to put them straight, 'Ads by Google'

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