there has been a lot of discussion on how to make tons of
money with Google Adsense. In fact, many people are making
the claim that Adsense sites can earn a higher revenue
then an affiliate-marketing site.
So that brings us to an important
question: Which is a better online business –
Affiliate-Marketing sites or Google Adsense sites?
Let’s explore each one and then
find out which online business is better option:
How do you like the idea of earning
m*ney 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?
Here are the
positives of Google Adsense sites:
• They are perfect for people who
run information sites that have no related affiliate
• 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 make a nice income.
Here are the
negatives of Google Adsense sites:
• 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 then Google Adsense?
Here are the
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.
Here are the
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:
1) Create a content site on a topic
that you are interest in, while paying a good amount per
2) Integrate your Adsense into the
menu bars and the top of your web content.
3) 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
4) Create optimized web page
articles that focus on a specific keyword phrase. Place
your Google Adsense in these blocks.
5) 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 them good content.
By focusing on both affiliate
products and Google Adsense, you will be building both
short-term and long-term profits.