Top Alternatives to AdSense

To generate money online, there are several different ways to go about it. One way is through AdSense, a service offered by Google that allows creators of content to earn money from placing small text ads on their site. The great thing about this service is how easy it is to sign up and start using it. However, there are many alternatives to Adsense, and I am going to list some of them below:



1. Amazon Associates 

2. Skimlinks 

3. VigLink 

4. Clicksor 

5. Chitika 

6. TradeDoubler 

7. PriceAds

8. Infolinks 

9. PropellerAds

10. AdBrite 



Amazon Associates 


Amazon Associates is a program that connects website owners with millions of customers within As a result, Amazon Associates has one of the longest track records of trust from both people and online marketers.


This program is designed to help you earn money from your blog or website by placing links to various products on it. When a person visits your site, clicks on the link, and ends up purchasing something, they will receive a small percentage of that sale. There are no negative aspects to this program that makes it one of the best in my books.


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Skimlinks is another great company that has created a way for webmasters to earn money while posting quality content on their websites. Skimlinks also provides a free WordPress plugin that can be downloaded and installed onto your blog or website. It can even automatically insert the links into your blog articles for you. Their service operates through text links placed onto your site by Skimlinks, which then takes readers to the particular merchant’s site to purchase something from them. This is great if you have multiple sites or blogs because it will minimize the time you would have to spend copying and pasting text links.


I’m not sure what other qualities many customers might find attractive about this company, but in my opinion, it is probably because they have been around for a while and are easy to use.





Viglink is another trusted company that puts websites together with affiliate merchant sites without putting up any of your content, dealing directly with merchants, or handling customer service. They have already established a strong presence in the affiliate marketing industry for many years, and now they are focusing on this service to help website owners to make more money from their sites.


It’s important to note that you will end up being paid using only PayPal or checks with some of these companies. However, VigLink is one of the few services capable of paying you through direct bank deposits. With Viglink, there is no setup fee, and it doesn’t take a genius to start using their service because all you have to do is apply for an account and then wait until they approve your website (it usually takes less than 48 hours). Once approved, go ahead and copy the provided HTML code to your website.


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Clicksor is a company that operates by helping websites to earn income from both advertisers and their audience. They have it set up so that publishers will receive 70% of every dollar spent on advertising while users are browsing through their site.


This company is great because they have an easy-to-use interface and the fact that their service is free. In addition, they are quite transparent in stating what you’ll be getting upfront for free, as well as exactly how much money you can expect to make. However, if you decide that this isn’t your cup of tea and want to withdraw your earnings, Clicksor will require you to pay $25.00 to do so.





Chitika is another option for making money by displaying adverts on your website or blog. The company can provide a strong revenue stream similar to Google Adsense but without the rigorous review process. This is a great alternative to consider if you’ve had problems getting accepted into Google Adsense.


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This company won’t ever list your site as fraudulent and is easy to get started with. However, some strings are attached, so I would recommend reading up on the terms of service before becoming a member. For example, Chitika will take away 10% of your ad revenue for any clicks from countries not in the United States or Canada.



Affiliate Programs 


If you have a website, then you should be joining affiliate programs. It’s easy to get started. The potential for earning is unlimited since there are so many different products, and you can participate in multiple affiliate programs at once.


Joining these programs can be the difference between making $100,000 annually or just $10,000. So my advice to you is that it’s time to learn how to drive targeted traffic and tap into as many of these affiliate marketing opportunities as possible because they’re not going away anytime soon. I recommend that you take the time to find a mentor who can help you learn how to identify what products and services are in high demand. Also, ask them about strategies for driving traffic to your site because this is vital.





TradeDoubler is another great service that’s easy to get started with. If your website is eligible, they will ask you for a few basic details such as your content’s URL, category, and language. Once completed, you can expect to receive $0.002 per click (that’s 2 cents) from advertisers and $0.004 per click from affiliates.


Advertisers will pay 30% of their revenue to you, while the affiliate program pays 50%. TradeDoubler is also different in that they are one of the very few companies with an approval rate over 90%. I’ve heard that many people who have applied receive acceptance within just a couple of days.


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If you decide that TradeDoubler isn’t for you and would like to withdraw your earnings, you’ll be required to pay a $25.00 withdrawal fee. Also, they can only send payments via check or bank wire transfer, and the minimum payout is only $50.00.





PriceAds is a company that focuses on price comparison ads. So if you have a review website where people can compare the prices of various products, they may be able to help. They are one of the largest and most trusted brands for this service, with many customers in Germany, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Poland.


The review process for PriceAds is quite simple, and the website states that you will be paid within two business days once you’ve accumulated at least $10.00 worth of ad revenue. This company also offers a revenue share with affiliates in which they pay between 20%-50% depending on the product or service. The amount you earn will depend on your click-through rate; that is, how many clicks it takes for each visitor to buy the product or service: the better your CTR, the greater the potential for earning more money.


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If you decide not to continue with PriceAds and want to withdraw your earnings, they will charge a $15.00 fee as well as a $5.00 processing fee that’s deducted from the total amount before they send it to you by check or bank wire transfer. The minimum payout is $50.00, but the good news about this company is that there are no holds on your earnings and no waiting periods to cash out if your account balance reaches above a certain level.





If you have a website, Infolinks is one of the easiest ways to make money online without doing anything extra. It’s free to join and affords advertisers and publishers access to tools that increase traffic and revenue and monitor how well their ads are performing. For each click on your ad, you will receive payouts based on the advertisers’ bids and targeted pages. One of the best features is selecting your minimum payout that’s at least $10.00.


You have to apply through their website, but once accepted, Infolinks will place a small code on your page that displays ads from some of the most reputable firms globally, such as Unilever and Renault. Even if you don’t have a website of your own, the service still works on blogs and forums and social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook.





PropellerAds is another program that lets you make money from displaying ads on your blog or website without doing anything extra. The service is ideal for bloggers interested in monetizing their sites or anyone with a website because the advertisers value this type of traffic. You’ll earn money by being displayed on both search engines and publisher platforms which means that you can get clicks from companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, MSN, Metacafe, and more.


The company states that you’ll earn payouts based on the number of impressions (that’s how many times your website or blog is viewed), but they also mention that click-throughs are not guaranteed. However, plenty of companies use this service, so if you build a substantial amount of traffic, you can make quite a bit of money. In addition, there are no minimums or limits to how much you earn, so if you have an extremely popular site, then your earnings could be substantial (although PropellerAds is primarily geared toward small and medium-sized businesses).


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If you want to withdraw your earnings, they require that the account balance reach $50.00 before sending it to you by check or bank wire transfer. The fee for this service is $15.00, so your total payout will be reduced by that amount from the original sum before the transfer occurs. To withdraw your money, you’ll have to provide a photo ID along with a Social Security card and other government-issued documents that show your name and address.


Because this is a CPA (Cost Per Action) network, it’s important to note that you can’t make money from free traffic or with cheap clicks. You should have only high-quality traffic for the campaign to succeed; otherwise, you’ll just be wasting your time. Although this may sound counterintuitive, it’s also good to have multiple campaigns running simultaneously as these will increase your revenue from all of the companies working with PropellerAds which brings me to the next topic…





This company is a CPM (Cost Per Mille) network that has the potential to make you a good amount of money. It works very much like AdSense or Infolinks in that you can sign up for an account and then place their code on your website, which will display ads from AdBrite’s advertisers. However, instead of creating an ad yourself, this company allows you to select from one of the ad templates they provide or upload one from your computer.


Once the code from their company is on your site, it will grab the ads you have selected and show them to people when they visit your page. The nice thing about this service over AdSense is a higher payout because you’ll get paid for ad clicks. This means that if someone views your page and then, later on, decides to click one of the ads they were shown; you’ll get paid for this visit.


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AdBrite also lets you select how often their ads should be displayed using a slider bar which allows you to choose between every 10 seconds or every 2 minutes (there’s also the option to have it never display ads). There are a couple of ways that you can earn money with this company. The first is through impressions, and the second is through click-throughs (impressions will make up the bulk of your earnings). Each time someone views one of these ads, they’ll get counted as an impression, and you’ll earn $0.01 for every 1,000 impressions that your website or blog receives (up to $100.00 per day). With click-throughs, you’ll get paid when someone clicks on an ad and is taken to the advertiser’s website, which means there will be a much lower payout because they can only view one ad per day.


Although there are many different ways to earn money with this company, you can only collect your earnings once they reach $50.00 or more. You also have to pay $15.00 for the privilege of withdrawing funds from your account (this fee is deducted from whatever amount you withdraw before it’s sent to you).



Final Thoughts

These are just 3 of the many companies that offer alternatives to AdSense. If you want to use Google’s AdSense program but need or want a better payout, then I recommend that you visit these other networks and find one (or more) that will suit your needs. Even if you’re happy with what AdSense is paying you, there’s always the possibility that you might one day want to leave AdSense and try out other companies. For this reason, it’s a good idea to be familiar with some alternatives in advance so that you can start making money right away instead of having to wait until your AdSense account has reached its minimum payout level before you can have the funds sent to you.



I hope that this article has helped you to understand some of the best alternatives to Google Adsense. These companies have a long history of delivering consistent profits, and they offer an alternative revenue source for anyone looking to start making money online. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section, and we will reply as soon as possible. Good luck and happy advertising!