Affiliate marketing and PPC (Pay Per Click) are the most commonly used methods of earning commission for webmasters, but which is the better market to play in? PPC is probably one of the most widely used within blogs and news magazine sites, however, where does affiliate marketing come in?

Affiliate Marketing
Usually when you hear of affiliate marketing, you hear that you only get paid for every successful referral made. Well…, the truth is, it’s true. Affiliate marketing relies dependably on how many complete sales/offers you make, and generally you get a faction or a percentage of the sales you made.

In addition…

Making a sale through affiliate marketing is rewarding cash wise, however, the main objective is try to convince as many potentials buyers into purchasing a product with your affiliate link; thus having a precise landing page with a designated purpose is needed in order to generate sales for a successful affiliate marketing campaign because you are asking buyers to spend money from their own pockets. Although launching an affiliate campaign may be a time consumer, it can show tremendous results if you play the right cards. Affiliate marketing and PPC have their own method of earning commission, and generally, affiliate marketing is only mainly focused on the quality of the visitors, as to PPC, relies more on the quantity and the larger part of a visitor’s curiosity.

Pay Per Click
Pay per click is probably one of the most used methods of monetizing mainly because it is fast and ready to go on the spot. There is no need for a convincing sales page simply because it costs reader’s end, nothing. Pay per click is if you are a publisher, you get paid for every click that is made on a banner designated from a publisher’s account from Google Adsense, Bidvertiser, Chitika, or whatever, that is the method they are using to getting paid.

Which is better
PPC and affiliate marketing have their own gains. If you are a person who has a lot traffic and believe ads won’t really distort their site’s theme, go for PPC. If you are a person of interest in making commissions from low end targeted traffic, go for affiliate marketing. They each have their own differences, and as to which is the better market to play in, all solely depends on which side you are in the bargain. But overall, the performances of the campaigns remains solely on how much effort you put into promoting your project. And also, not to mention, mixtures of both markets can be nice too.

Which are you using?
Are you making money online? If so, which of these methods are you using?


  1. yadu123


    Affiliated marketing is one of the effective and easiest way of earning online money. I am quite interested in this topic, hope you will elaborate more on it in future posts.

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  3. Matilda Mitchell


    Amazon Affiliate program pays much better than other affiliate programs out there.”~

  4. Luis Howard


    Pay Per Click programs these days are very popular and you could earn money from it.:~’

  5. Ryan Green


    i have just signed up with the amazon affiliate program and i am still not earning a good deal of cash from them.,*.

  6. Madison Brown


    i do not have any good experience with Bidvertiser, they pay lower than Adbrite so i do not use them on my website.;..

  7. Joshua Brown


    i signed up with the Amazon Omakaze affiliate program. i am not yet earning from this affiliate program because my blog is still very new.”.~

    • Reply

      Well all you have to do is generate alot of visitors by driving traffic to your site. And market your products.

  8. Elizabeth Ashe


    Well I think it really depends on your angle and how you approach it. As with anything you have to learn it and take action then tweak later. Affiliate marketing is a great way to get passive income that really pays off in the end.

    Great Site!

    I’ll be back to check it often.

  9. Dev


    thanks for this great post mate .
    i think affiliate marketing is best ..:)
    .-= Dev | Technshare´s last blog ..12 ways to Increase comments on your Blog =-.

  10. Reply

    Affiliate Marketing give big bucks, but you have to convince visitors to buy products. And I think this is easy to do 🙂

  11. Robyn from Sam's Web Guide


    I actually have not started to seriously put things in place to monetize my blog. Somehow, I’m more interested in affiliate marketing, although I know it will be more difficult than the easy PPC.

    I tend to not like PPC Ads because of how they look. Maybe I’m not looking in the right places but I can’t seem to find any that would match my blog’s look and feel.

    What are your plans for monetization? Any beautiful PPC recommendations?
    .-= Robyn from Sam’s Web Guide´s last blog ..How to Add an About Author Box in the Post Footer in WordPress =-.

    • Reply

      Thanks for reading and commenting Robyn.

      Well I have tried Google Adsense but I went at it the wrong way. But that was when I was new to making money online. I just plastered Adsense all over my site and hope to earn big bucks. I read a few things on couple blogs and realized that people are not coming to my site just to click on my ads, they come to my site because of the contents that are on it. I still use Adsense on some of my other sites blogs and forums.

      Don’t get me wrong, you can make alot of money from Adsense, but first you have to built up your site traffic and then you place some ads on it. That’s the best way I can say if you want you want to make money with PPC.

      As for Affiliate Marketing, you have to give readers a reason to buy or use products that you recommend to them. Make tutorial videos or screen shots and prove to them that this product really works and then that’s where you make sales. As simple as that. But you need good content and generate traffic.

      Thanks again Robyn 🙂

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