I remember the time I got my first check from Google for my Adsense account, man I was so thrilled, it was just like the time I got my first paycheck. Even though it took over a year it was still a milestone in my blogging career as it proved that it was possible to blog for money and it gave me the incentive I needed to expand and improve my blogs.
The thing is that I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket as I could see it was bad business sense to rely on just one source of income revenue. So, the search began to find out what other ways existed to add to my Adsense income. I came across Chitika only a month ago but it wasn’t until today that I realized just how good it really was. What made today so special? Not much, just the email I got from PayPal that confirmed that Chitika had made a deposit into my account. In just one month. Unlike Google Adsense where you need to accumulate $100 before a payment is made, you only need to rack up $10 to have it deposited into your account, which occurs monthly.
Chitika is very configurable so that it can easily fit in with your blog theme, and they have a whole range of ads you can use including the NEW Chitika | Premium – PPC Ad Units. This particular ad is really special as it behaviorally targets to your search engine traffic which means that the chance of getting clicks is increased dramatically. What is really unique about this ad is that if your visitors come to your blog via means other than a search engine, they do not see the ad at all, that and it is only targeted towards US traffic. I have a 728×90 banner in my header but I don’t see it because I’m an Aussie.
The beauty about displaying a second set of ads is that you dramatically increase your blog’s earning capacity. There may be times when there is nothing interesting being displayed by Google Adsense but something from Chitika catches their eye. Chitika even has a WordPress plugin that enables you to place an ad right in your post whenever you want. Once a member you can also recruit others and get 10% of their earnings as well, and what makes it really special is that it’s free which are pretty well the only sort of schemes that I promote.