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make mone with adsenseNext to “How do I get started making money online“, most beginners ask “Should I put adsense ads on same page as Affiliate ads?” It seems that a common misconception of beginners is that the more ads you have on a page, the more money you will make. I guess I can see that logic, but I’m about to tell you why that

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is a bad idea! Follow along as I explain why you need to pick just one monetization method. I’ve come to this conclusion after many years in the affiliate marketing business and by doing many test to see which made me the most money.

Using Adsense Ads on an Affiliate Marketing Website Is a Bad Idea, Here’s Why!

Okay, like I said above, I can understand how you might think that having as many ads as possible on a page is a good idea. Heck, the Internet is full of websites with more ads on a single page than content. But generally those websites do not make any money.

Reason #1 Why You Shouldn’t Mix adsense ads with affiliate ads. As many website owners are finding out, having too many ads (in the eyes of Google) post Panda is a bad idea. As of late, Google has been penalizing websites with a lot of ads above the fold. This goes for Adsense ads as well as Affiliate ads. If for no other reason than this, you should limit the ads you have above the fold. I generally only put one, but have been known to put two if the width of the web page allows it. I like a lot of white space around my ads. My tests have proved that I make money with Adsense in a greater amount when I isolate the Adsense block.

Reason #2 Why It’s Not A Good Idea To Put Adsense Ads on an Affiliate site. Time and time again studies have shown that web users get ad blindness very quickly. Bombing your customer with a plethora of ads just makes them ignore all of them. Not only that, but it makes your site look spammy. By limiting the amount of ads you have on a page, you are making the customer focus on one ad. Whether that ad is an Adsense ad or an affiliate ad. Plus, even with those that aren’t ad blind, too many ads confuses most people and they end up hitting the back button.

Reason #3 Why You Should Never Put Adsense Ads On The Same Website As Affiliate Ads. Because you lose money. That should be the biggest reason of all not to mix the two monetization methods. Even if you’re lucky enough to have found a niche paying $1 to $5 per click, most generally Adsense pays less than Affiliate offers. You may get that sweet $5 Adsense click every once in a while, but are you missing out on a $50 commission by sending your customer off to another website? That has been my experience when I tested the same sites over a period of time. In nearly all cases, my affiliate income fell dramatically whenever I added Adsense. What’s more, the additional Adsense income did not make up the difference! Reason enough to pick one monetization method and stick with it. Actually you should be doing your own testing to see which pays more, Adsense or affiliate income.

The Golden Rule of Affiliate Marketing is make it easy for your Customer to buy from you. If you have pages with more than 40% ads, you’re confusing your customers. Don’t further complicate the situation and lose money in the process by sticking some Adsense ads up hoping that you’ll get the people who didn’t jump on your Affiliate link to click on your Adsense link. It doesn’t work that way!


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quick ways to make moneyIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for ways to make money now. I know. DUH! Otherwise you’re just bored and want to kill some time while at work! But for the sake of this article, I’m assuming you need a few extra dollars, or a bunch of extra dollars. Here are 5 ways peopl

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e can start making money quickly. I have other article on this site regarding quick ways to make money, a few are the same ones only updated while a few are different and will work if you do! I’ll also prerequisite this by saying that you’ll have to dedicate some time and effort in order to get these or any other method to work for you. So if you think these are going to be easy money making methods, they’re not! So let’s get started!

1. Sell Your (and Other Peoples) Stuff on Ebay

Yeah, I know you’ve heard that before. But even though Ebay ( is not as individual friendly as it once was, it’s still a great way for the Average Joe or Jane to make money quick. I’m still amazed at what people will sell on Ebay and what other people will buy! Not only that, but you can start offering a service to your local community to sell their stuff. They just agree to pay the listing fees and your commission. Generally most people who list items for others get around 10 to 15 percent of the final auction price.

You could expand on this service by agreeing to list items on Craigslist or Etsy, but there’ll be a lot more effort in this. On a Craigslist listing, someone will have to communicate with potential buyers and arrange for the transaction.

2. Take Legitimate Surveys and/or Read Emails To Make Money

Yes Virginia, there are legitimate companies who will pay you to take real surveys. There are also companies that will pay you to read and sift through a mound of email that comes into a company. One of the leading companies that will pay you to do these things is Send Earnings (click here to visit their site). The way this works is large corporations want to know which products have a good chance of making them money on the market. You’ve heard of consumer groups? These are groups of consumers who evaluate products before they hit the market. Some get paid cash to perform these evaluations, some get the merchandise they’re evaluating, which can be sold for cash!

Many of these same corporations also get a huge volume of email each day. Can you imagine the volume of email companies like Wal-Mart, Taget or Sears must get every day? They don’t want to pay a full time employee (or more likely a group of EMPLOYEES) to sift through that mountain of email and pick out which are legitimate and which ones are junk. It’s cheaper to hire a company like Send Earnings to do it for them. This is where you come in!

3. Become A Virtual Customer Service Agent At Home

If you like talking on the phone and dealing with people’s problems, then being a Customer Service Agent may be right up your alley. A company called Working Solutions (, hires people to become service reps. You’ll need an up-to-date computer, a high speed Internet connection and a land line telephone to get started. You’ll have to fill out an application on their website and wait for approval. Just beware, if you’ve never worked customer service, ask someone who has and they’ll tell you to get a thick skin! If you haven’t learned anything from the Internet yet, you’ll soon discover people are a lot “braver” over the phone than they are in a face to face situation. Prepare to get an ear full from some people wanting to vent. On the other hand, you’ll genuinely be helping other people who appreciate your help.

Every project that you’ll be working will pay differently. Some projects will pay only while you’re talking, some will pay per phone call, etc. You get the picture. Working Solutions website says that some agents average between $7.50 and $30 per hour depending on the project.

4. What Would You Do For $5?

I guess it’s possible you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, but if you haven’t then you’ve probably heard about Fiverr ( You may have even went there and wasted lots of time checking out the gigs and getting a laugh out of them. But if you’re needing money, have you thought about actually signing up and becoming a vendor? Don’t think you have nothing to offer. After all, just take a look at what some people are doing for $5!

Five dollars may not sound like a lot of money, but it can add up really quick for the right gig. The most successful people on Fiverr seem to have multiple gigs. I’ve seen some with thousands of feedback ratings. Realizing that some people don’t go to the trouble of giving feedback, you’ll quickly come to the conclusion that I did, that these people are making a pretty good pile of cash! Five bucks at a time. Okay, so you don’t get the whole five bucks. I think it comes out to somewhere in the 3 to 3.50 range. Still, it’s money and it can add up quickly if you have multiple gigs that are popular!

5. Take Part in Medical Trials To Make Money

Okay, I honestly only put this one here for something different you may not have seen before. I personally wouldn’t sign up for a medical trail because being human guinea pig doesn’t sound like something I want to do. But I know others have no problem doing this. That’s okay with me, afterall, it’s your body! I’ve seen some data suggesting that some trials can pay up to $250 per day. Obviously there are conditions to be met with each trail. If this sounds like something that interest you, then check out Paid Clinical Trials ( Just be aware that there could be some serious side effects by taking part in these trials!

I’m betting these aren’t the get rich quick schemes you thought they would be are they? The fact is, you can make money in a short amount of time with any of these methods. Obviously there are other methods that you can use to make money quick, these are just 5 I thought might help you. So what are you waiting for!



I'm always amazed at how nervous people are about meeting customers online. Many new web owners are very reluctant to put up any form of contact information on their websites. But this can backfire and cause more problems. This series on using email on your web pages will help you understand why you should include contact information, two ways to do it, and even a discussion of how I do it.

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p>Read the series:
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has already been to it. By adjusting these features, your customers will be more likely to click on the links.

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