I usually spend around 20-30 minutes each day on Facebook and it happens that I see a lot of stories that seem pretty unbelievable. They are different from those Clickbait posts due to the fact that a clickbait title has the role only to attract visitors to a completely different content than it’s advertised.
Usually those fake stories from different Facebook pages sound pretty unbelievable and they have the role to capture the audience’s interest such that they will come from Facebook to their website. It is not a clickbait since it contains the story, but most of them seem too amazing to be true.
Those websites are not that far from common and you can usually see fake stories usually on news websites. Many popular websites such as Forbes, contain fake stories in order to attract a larger scale of audience.
Why do those websites appeal to this methods?
Go and take a look to one of those websites that you can find on Facebook. Once you click on it, you will see that they are full of ads. This is due to the fact that they will get paid from anyone that will click on their ads. I’ve seen many websites that earn over $3-4000 only from this. Those are usually from websites that have around 20000-30000 monthly visitors and I am afraid to find out how much can a website with over 1 million monthly visitors can generate only from those ads. Who knows? 10,000? 20,000? More?
What are the side effects?
Well, there are a lot of side effects. If you provide fake stories on your website, you will successfully diminish your audience’s trust. Without trust, people will start and avoid your product reviews and they won’t purchase them anymore. Without them purchasing the products, you will not earn any commission and all your hard work would be in vain.
The bad reputation spreads fast and soon you will see that your website won’t have any visitors left. And for what? A few pennies from an ad?
What I recommend
Instead of earning a few pennies from a poor ad, I would advice you to try and do affiliate marketing. Instead of writing fake stories or creating a clickbait title I would suggest you to learn how to create quality content.
Imagine that for each visitor that clicks on an ad, you get anywhere between 0.03 to 0.20 pennies. However, if you review a product that you trust and create a quality content that will convince people to acquire it, you can get anywhere between 8% commission(Amazon) to 70-80%. Now imagine that someone will acquire a product of $100 that you review. Instead of getting $0.10 from your ad, you will get anywhere between $8-80.
See? It is just bad business to monetize your website with ads. What I discussed above is a very simple explanation of Affiliate Marketing. I have a whole chapter in my Online Business Guide about affiliate marketing and you can check it out here. There are many people that earn good money from it.
Some people earn $2,000, other earn $5,000 and then there are some that earn over $100,000 or $100k a month from it. So what are you waiting for? Start here and learn more about how you can become partner with Amazon.
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