Have you ever wondered why these ads that look like articles are EVERYWHERE you go on the internet?
Well, the answer will not surprise you. There is a lot of money behind those ads.
The newspapers, blogs and other big publishers who display the ads earn between $1 and $4 per thousand page views of the ad widget.
Those who pay for the ads earn even more. I’ve been generating income through a native ad arbitrage model for almost 2 years now.
There is a video on this page showing my financial results with these simple articles.
But back to the business model behind all of this.
If you click on one of those ads you’ll end up on one of three kinds of web pages:
- Brand Page: Big companies like Netflix, Consumer Reports, Kelly Blue Book and thousand of others, write articles and advertise them in these native ad widgets by paying for each click on an ad.
- Affiliate Sales Page: Many ads lead to “Advertorial” articles. These are articles that look like news or informational articles but are actually designed to get you to click on a link that takes you to a page selling a product. The product could be a weight loss pill, a high-tech flashlight, a stock trading newsletter or a thousand other things. These sites make their money by paying a few cents for a click on the ad and earning a commission when people purchase a product on the final sales page.
- Slideshow Page: These are websites that lure you in with a curious title and then persuade you to click through a long slideshow of different images and text. They make money by paying a small price to get a visitor to the site, and then exposing them to a large number of ads as they click through the slideshow. This is the model that has earned me more than $100,000 in net profit over the past 20 months.
From the internet marketer perspective, methods 2 and 3 above are ideal because they don’t require:
- creating a product of any kind
- an email list
- relationships with other people in the internet marketing industry
What it DOES require is:
- a website
- gallery style articles (I pay $20 each for these)
- an Adsense account
- an account with a native ad provider for revenue (usually content.ad, easy to get)
- an account with a native ad provider for traffic (usually Outbrain)
- knowledge of which articles to create, how much to pay for ads, how to setup the ads, how to monitor the ads to make sure they are profitable
The challenge is:
- You run campaigns and they aren’t profitable. In my experience out of about 15 articles you create and run ads against, about 10 of them are not profitable, 4 are profitable for an extended period of time at varying levels, 1 is highly profitable. So, it is like everything else, you will be profitable if you realize this from the beginning.
The benefits of the method are:
- speed, you can get this system up very quickly compared to almost all the other models out there
- low cost of entry, cost to create the site, cost to pay for ads (when you buy the ads, you put the cost on your credit card, however you aren’t paid by Adsense until the end of the following month so you have to float the cost of the ads for up to a month)
- You can scale big and quickly
Here is the info on my course that explains exactly how you can do this.