8 Ways To Monetize Your Affiliate Website
If you are new to affiliate marketing then you are probably trying to figure out the best ways to make money with your adult affiliate site.
I’m sure you’re well aware that one of the biggest challenges of running an adult affiliate site is making it profitable. Luckily, building a full-time income with CrakRevenue is very possible.
Now, if you’re like me, you probably hate leaving money on the table. For that reason, it’s important to understand how you can leverage your site to make the most money possible.
You might think that putting ads all over your site is an easy way to monetize, but this strategy is invasive and can have unforeseen negative effects on your websites.
Let’s take a look at some examples of ways to successfully monetize your adult affiliate site.
1. Create Quizzes
Quizzes are a highly underrated and surprisingly effective way to increase visitor interaction. Quizzes engage the user which helps to increase dwell time.
Dwell time is a key factor in Google SEO, indicating the amount of time a visitor spends looking at your webpage. Adding a quiz catches the visitor’s attention and gets them to spend more time on your site.
One of the reasons quizzes are so effective is that they make the visitor feel unique. By offering various results according to which answers are chosen on the quiz, each user gets to feel special about their end result.
You can use a variety of sites that easily allow you to create and customize an online quiz without much technical knowledge. I recommend using tryinteract.com to create your first quiz you can embed on your blog or website.
Let’s take a look at an example.
KinkyHookup uses this quiz to help people figure out their bedroom preferences.
I’d like to point out one very clever thing done with this Test. Once the user finishes the quiz and gets their results, the website recommends websites that are personalized to the user.
As you may have guessed, these recommended sites are affiliate links. This is a win-win situation. The visitor gets useful information, they add good Google metrics by being engaged, and you get to increase your earnings per click.
Additionally, you can get your quizzes to rank on Google if you do a little research. Here is an example of one that has little competition for the word “dating quiz”:
When the user completes the quiz, you can add a personalized dating smart link provided by CrakRevenue. This will optimize the best dating offer for that specific user location and device.
2. Write Guides
Guides are one of the best ways to make money with your adult affiliate site, for several reasons. First, guides allow you to provide in-depth information on how to do something related to your niche.
Why is that important? Highly detailed, well-researched content within a given niche, is one of the top factors that Google ranks for.
This is called topical authority, and you’ll be hard-pressed to rank on Google without gaining it. Guides allow you to delve into a topic and give your readers genuinely useful information.
The other reason I always suggest guides as a top form of content is that you can easily place your affiliate links throughout that content.
Let’s look at an example.
The key phrase “how to flirt with a girl” gets a monthly search volume of 4.1k with a difficulty of 21. This is a prime topic to write a guide on. As you write the guide, you can include affiliate links to hookup sites where users can flirt with girls. Pretty simple, right?
3. ‘X vs. Y’ & ‘Alternatives’ Posts
If you’ve ever been stuck deciding between two products, you’ve probably read an X vs. Y article. These articles typically compare a selection of important criteria in order to see which product or service is better.
Now, as an affiliate marketer, you should be able to see just how valuable this type of post is to you. There are endless opportunities here as you can write this type of article for just about any affiliate product you promote.
The X vs. Y post is often easier to rank for, which is great when it feels like all of the good keywords are taken.
For example, a good search term would be something like “MyFreeCams vs. Jerkmate.” Comparing two products is an easy way to get traffic when someone is deciding which one to purchase or use.
The main objective is to write an article about one of your affiliate products or services, and why you think it’s so great. Because you’re in the adult industry, this works really well for dating services, hookup sites and adult toys.
Additionally, people often look for alternatives to help them find similar sites to the ones they already use.
4. Roundup Reviews
The roundup review is a simple, list article that talks about a selection of similar products, their benefits, and downfalls. An example might be an article such as “best cam sites of 2020” or “Jewish dating sites”. I love writing roundup reviews because it allows me to include several affiliate products within one article.
Now, as with all written content, it’s very important that you keep Google SEO in mind. I know that learning SEO can be an overwhelming task, but it’s the only way to really make money with your adult affiliate site.
Make sure to avoid these crucial mistakes with your adult sites if you want to make money with affiliate marketing.
If you’re struggling to get your SEO in order, I highly recommend using this SEO checklist to ensure that your content is on track.
5. Use Push Notifications
You’ve probably heard of push notifications regarding social media, but you can also use them for your website. Visitors can “opt-in” to receive a push notification on your site via a web browser.
Now, the trickiest part of push notifications is when to send them and who to send them to. For the best results, it’s smart to segment your audience.
When your readers sign up for push notifications, make sure to ask them for their preferences, so that you send out more effective notifications.
I recommend using a free service such as onesignal.com to set up web push notifications on your website.
An extremely important factor when it comes to browser push notifications is frequency. The last thing you want to do is send out too many notifications and have the user unsubscribe.
Overall, push notifications should boost audience engagement and in turn, increase your leads and conversions.
6. Use Pop-Unders
Have you ever browsed a website, closed the window, only to find a different page that you don’t recognize? This is known as a pop-under, and this strategy is commonly used by big tube sites like PornHub and all the rest.
Here’s how it works.
Unlike the pop-up, which appears on top of the window you’re currently in, the pop-under appears beneath it. That way, the user can continue browsing the site without interruption.
Once they’re done with the site, they’ll see the pop-under which hopefully recaptures their attention.
Now, a word to the wise – I wouldn’t rely on this method too heavily. While pop-unders are certainly a great way to boost user interaction, too many of them can come across as spammy.
It’s a great way to increase your profits as an adult affiliate marketer but use them in moderation.
7. Create an Email List
Any affiliate marketer worth their salt has a proper email list. Don’t worry, we’ve moved past the days of manually managing email lists, so it’s not exactly a ton of extra work.
There are several email marketing solutions that help you create automated email campaigns to target your audience.
Creating personalized emails for your readers is an excellent way to draw the audience in, earn leads, and hopefully make conversions.
Just like push notifications, it’s smart to segment your audience. You should also consider the best time of day for the type of email you’re sending out.
For instance, if you’re sending out an email to promote a new article about the best adult toys on the market, it makes sense to send it out in the evening rather than first thing in the morning. Think about when your audience is most likely to engage in that content.
Additionally, I found that building a following on Instagram or Snapchat can be a great way to retarget users. You can have users add social profiles directly from your site, then use stories, private messages, and posts to draw users to your affiliate offers.
I’m sure you’re well aware of what pop-up ads are. While you may associate them being annoying, there is a way to do it without bothering the reader. Pop-up ads are great for making conversions for one reason– they can’t be overlooked.
Now, the first rule here is not to overdo it. There’s no better way to have the reader exit your site than by forcing a ton of pop-up ads on them.
One of the most effective ways to use pop-ups is to offer a discount or a free product in exchange for an email address.
This is a two-for-one deal– you get to build your email list, and the reader gets a free product. I suggest offering a free guide or e-book.
However, you choose to utilize pop-ups, just make sure to keep it simple for the best results.
Conclusion and final advice
Creating an effective plan to monetize your adult affiliate site requires a lot of time and patience.
If you’re just starting out, expect lots of trial and error before you figure out exactly what works for you.
Implement some of the methods I’ve laid out above and you’ll be off to a great start.
About the Author.
Jon is the founder of jontorres.com, a blog dedicated to teaching others how to make passive income through affiliate marketing and SEO. In his Blog, Jon Torres writes about web-based entrepreneurship, business, and digital marketing.