Topic: Google AdSense Vs. Affiliate Marketing
Which is a better online business -
Google Adsense Sites? or Affiliate-Marketing Sites?
Let's explore each one and then find
out which online business is better option:
How does you like the idea of
earning money without dealing with customers or answering emails. This is
possible when you run a Google Adsense site. With Adsense sites, you can have a
virtual passive-income that requires little maintaining. But is this the best
option for an online business?
Positives of Google AdSense
- They are perfect for people who
run information sites that have no related affiliate product
- You can set it and leave it. With
Google Adsense, you can create a content page, and there is little need to
update the content.
- Adsense sites are easy to scale.
Since they require little upkeep, you can easily create multiple websites that
each makes a nice income.
Negatives of Google AdSense
- They are not a great long term
solution. Instead of getting your visitors to subscribe to a mailing list, you
are focusing on getting people to click on ads. Real online businesses
concentrate on building assets that can use for long-term growth.
- These sites are dependent on
search engines. Most Google Adsense sites make the mistake of depending on
search engines for the majority of their traffic. If the SE algorithms change
then your income might drop significantly.
Being an affiliate marketer is great
for those who want build a theme site. With this type of business, you can
easily create web pages around a topic and get people to buy products through
your products. If done correctly, you can easily build a loyal following that
will help you make money for years to come.
But can affiliate marketing make you
more money than Google Adsense?
Positives of Affiliate Marketing:
- A great advantage of
affiliate-marketing is that you can build a long term business that will bring
in a revenue stream for years.
- With affiliate-marketers you need to focus on building an email list. This
list is a major asset of your business. Every time you have an offer, you can
go to your list and increase your profits..
- Unlike Google Adsense sites, which
only concentrates on high paying keywords, an affiliate marketing site can be
centered on a topic that you have an interest in.
Negatives of Affiliate Marketing:
- You have to learn how to write
persuasively and get people to purchase the product that you are recommending.
For many people this is a difficult skill to learn.
- Each affiliate marketing site
requires a lot of effort. You must spend a lot of time writing product reviews,
building your email list and creating web content.
So which is better? Affiliate
marketing or Google AdSense?
The answer is that both are great
solutions for an online business. Instead of choosing one over the other, you
should create websites that can take advantage of both.
Here is how you can do this:
By focusing on both affiliate
products and Google Adsense, you will be building both short-term and long-term
Create a content site on a topic
that you are interest in, while paying a good amount per Adsense click.
Integrate your Adsense into the menu
bars and the top of your web content.
Add web pages for affiliate-products
and your opt-in email list. But, make sure that you leave out the Adsense
blocks on these pages. This way you are ensuring that you are building your
Create optimized web page articles
that focus on a specific keyword phrase. Place your Google Adsense in these
Provide your email list with good
content and product recommendations. Once in awhile, email your list and
provide a link to some of your web articles. That way, you can earn a little
bit of m*ney from your subscribers while giving th