I’ve written about making money through advertisements using Google Adsense and TLA. These are two which have helped me keep my earnings even so far (read can do a lot better still).
Yet another popular program is Chitika eMiniMalls which has worked wonders for some and just not worked for others.
I had applied for the program over a year back when traffic wasn’t what it is today and was rejected. I tried pursuing the same again in December and this time I was accepted for the program.
Chitika | eMiniMalls SM bring life to product promotion on the web. With eMiniMalls you can hand-select specific products (or product categories) targeted to the content of your webpage, and provides your users with robust comparative shopping information to make an informed buying decision – before they leave your site. As users click, you make money.
Chitika works in a contextual and non-contextual mode. If you are running Google Adsense along with Chitika then you will need to run Chitika in the non-contextual mode to ensure that you don’t break the terms of your adsense program.
Besides the eMiniMalls program, Chitika also offers you ShopCloud$ and ShopLinc. The ShopCloud$ work similar to any popular TagCloud which you may have seen, only difference is that instead of tags you have product links displayed.
ShopLinc is a customized “shopping store”. You can customize the look and colors of the online store.
Lastly, Chitika offers you a referral program as well, where you can earn 10% for upto 15 months of what your referral earns. The referral makes the same revenue that they would normally.
I have yet to exploit all the many features that are offered by Chitika. But, I plan on looking at this seriously to see if I can make this a good alternate revenue source.
Do you have a Chitika account? Tell me what your experiences with Chitika are so far. Do you have any tips to share?
Ajay is an investment banker by profession and a die-hard blogger by passion. He is the owner and chief editor of Techtites. In his free time, he also blogs at AjayDSouza.com, authors a few WordPress plugins and operates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle