Money Making Monday: Chitika

Techtites Daily: Money Making Monday

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.

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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?

If you don’t, then you can read more and signup here. Please use the referral code ajaydsouza so that I can get some credit.

And I got one trick that can help you with Chitika. You can read it in the Wednesday article of Techtites Daily.

6 Responses to “Money Making Monday: Chitika”

  1. Rishi says:

    Thanks for the info!

    Can you suggest that on what rules/basis Chitika approves sites and blogs for the MiniMalls?

  2. Ajay says:

    I believe this approval is mainly traffic based and as long as you stick to their terms and conditions.

  3. I’ve yet to have one good day’s income from Chitika. I’ve decided to give it one big push for a month, and if it doesn’t deliver I will remove the ads.

    I’ve currently got 2eMinimalls, lots of shoplinc deep links, a shoplinc search box and a Related Products link. If that doesn’t generate cash then chitika never wlll on my blog!

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