Monetizing your website or blog the easy way

A lot of webmasters and site owners are missing out on additional sources of income from their web sites. Depending on the traffic you get and how well you target your audience, you can make anything from a few dollars a month to thousands. I think everyone is familiar with Google’s Adwords, you hardly visit a site without seeing ads from them. In addition to that, you can derive income from any of thousands of Affiliate Programs, like Amazon and various Affiliate program aggregators like Commission Junction, LinkShare, or ShareASale. These are all great sources of revenue if you have the time to manage all of the programs you enroll in.

There are a couple of fairly new programs available now that really simplify making revenue from your sites, One I have found particularly nice to work with is SkimLinks. SkimLinks aggregates over 11,000 different affiliate programs from 24 different networks including Amazon, eBay, and most other popular Affiliate networks. But even better than that is you install a small java script on your web pages or a plugin for WordPress and links are monetized automatically. You simply link to the site or product in your articles, and if someone goes there and purchases a product, you get paid, or in the case of eBay you get paid per click. Even better is they provide you with a tool called SkimKit that you can install on your PC to search their thousands of vendors to find products and services to link to.

Just about all of the affiliate programs have minimum amounts you have to accrue before getting paid, with SkimLinks that is much easier and you get paid faster because it aggregates all sources in one place. SkimLinks does keep a small percentage of the commission paid, but because many of the affiliate programs pay them a higher percentage due to their volume, you actually make more money on some programs than if you were signed up individually. And the small percentage they do get, is a small amount if you think about how much time it takes to manage a bunch of different affiliate programs you sign up for individually. It costs nothing to sign up to start generating revenue, check them out at the SkimLinks Website.

Update: Another Program that works about the same as Skimlinks is VigLinks Click Here to sign up for free.. Viglinks appears to have as many or more associated merchants and may accept your application if Skimlinks rejects you. Viglinks takes a straight 25% of commissions earned, but because of their volume you probably will earn as much or more than if you were signed up with each individual merchant. As with Skimlinks, Viglinks has a minimum before they pay you.