Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

I’m currently experiencing a HUGE drop of income from one of my primary affiliate sites, where sales are down almost 90%! Meanwhile, income source #2 is currently making $0, as the affiliate program I was promoting closed their doors without any warning. Yet I’m having one of the best months on record, because income source #3 is kicking ass like never before! Source #3 is largely seasonal, but it’s picking up the slack for my other non-performing revenue streams.

I was going to make a post today about this, but I decided to check my blog to see if I have ever posted about it before. And I did, exactly 3 years ago TO THE DAY!.

So without further ado, my original post from November 18th 2007:


It’s a simple concept – Don’t rely on a single source of income, because if that revenue stream dries up, you’ll be screwed. And that’s exactly what happened with Henry and Wilson, twin brothers from Baltimore who got banned from Google AdSense earlier this year and lost roughly $200K as a result! AdSense was the only way they were monetizig their websites, so this was a devastating blow.

If Google suspects that you’re involved in click-fraud, they’ll ban you first, and ask questions later (if ever). It’s happened before, and it’ll happen again. It’s great that they’re so proactive when it comes to click-fraud, but many innocent bystanders have unjustly fallen victim to Google’s ban-stick.

Never let yourself rely on a single source of income or traffic. Making money online is all about maximizing income and traffic from multiple sources. Yahoo banned one of my sites about 6 months ago for no apparent reason, and my pleas to them fell on deaf ears. Has it affected my traffic? Sure, but I’ve worked around it, bringing in other streams of traffic to compensate for it.

Below are some AdSense alternatives that you should consider implementing on your site:

Some Good Affiliate Programs:

You’ve got nothing to lose, so try them out – The results might just surprise you!


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