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Lovin’ Infolinks

InfolinksSince summer is in full swing, my posts will be few and far between.  I’m sure you guys are busy enjoying the summer too and don’t need to read too many NJFM posts.  This is a short post to encourage you to take a look at Infolinks.

Infolinks is an in-line advertising service that is compatible with Google AdSense (The pink double underlined text links here on NJFM are Infolinks ads). Some people refuse to use such ad services because they find the ads to be annoying and some report that it slows their site’s load time, so Infolinks isn’t for everyone. I switched from Kontera to Infolinks and have never regretted it.

Number 1 Source of Income

On some of my sites, Infolinks is the main source of income. Yes, it even beat out Google AdSense. On other sites, Infolinks doesn’t fare so well, but it’s more because of the site’s niche.

Some inline text advertising services require a minimum number of page views per month. The big guys want in excess of 50,000 monthly views. That’s not the case with Infolinks. I usually add them to brand new sites once the site has at least 5 posts. Unlike Google AdSense, your site must be approved by the Infolinks team before you can place their code on your site.

This is not a paid endorsement, nor are there affiliate links in this post. I wrote this post because I’ve been watching my Infolinks income grow and thought it was worth another shout out.

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  • kidgas July 13, 2011, 9:24 am

    Thanks for the useful information. I will definitely consider it for use on my new blog about personal financial topics. I may wait until I get a little more search traffic, though as I don’t want to annoy my social readers too much.

  • Tammy July 13, 2011, 9:49 am

    Hey Felicia, this is Tammy from Infolinhks. Wow, what a wonderful article. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with Infolinks here with your readers. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact us at support@infolinks.com.

    Happy blogging,

    Tammy

  • Tammy July 13, 2011, 9:59 am

    Hey Kidgas – I say why wait? 🙂 With Infolinks you can control how many links appear per page (1-12) and how they appear. Stick your toe in and test the waters, you won’t be disappointed!

    Tammy

  • MartinaJ July 13, 2011, 10:50 am

    Hello Felicia,

    I really enjoyed reading your post. I too have Infolinks installed on both my websites and all my blogs. Infolinks is a great passive income. All I had to do was to install the code once and now I am just watching my income grow. You can’t get better than that!

    All the best to you
    Martina

    • Felicia July 13, 2011, 11:44 am

      Hi Martina,

      Welcome to NJFM. After reading your food blog and looking at the photos on your photography blog, I’m ready to buy a ticket, get on a plane and go to Trinidad.

      It has been years (and I mean a lot of years) since I’ve had sorrel. My grandmother used to make it and I haven’t had any since she passed many years ago. Your blog was like taking a trip down memory lane.

      I’m glad you stopped by. I now have a few more blogs added to my “must visit” list. 🙂

      • MartinaJ July 13, 2011, 5:23 pm

        Thank you for your kind compliments Felicia, I am going to add your comment to my list of visitors comments.

        So you have been to Trinidad already, I am presently here spending some time with my mother (I reside in the British Virgin Islands). I should be returning home tomorrow. During my stay I have been collecting recipies and pictures for my cooking website and photography blog.

        BTW thanks for posting that wonderful comment on my photography site, I really appreciate it.

        All the best to you Felicia.

        • Felicia July 13, 2011, 8:32 pm

          Martina, I haven’t been to Trinidad yet, but it’s sure on my “To Do” list.

  • Deanna July 13, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Hi Felicia – I am loving Infolinks too. I’ve been with them for 2 years and this summer the income has increased at a quick rate. There are many days I make more at Infolinks than I do with Google. They are so easy to use – and like you said – you don’t have to have a mega blog to use them. Glad to hear you are doing so well with them too. (As a matter of fact – I originally learned about Infolinks from you!). 🙂

    • Felicia July 13, 2011, 8:31 pm

      Hey Deanna,

      I thought you would be out fishing or something. 🙂 Glad you took a few minutes to stop by.

      Yep, Infolinks has been a great addition to my income. The best part about it is that it takes a couple of minutes to install the code and the rest takes care of itself.

  • Believer with a Bible July 14, 2011, 8:23 am

    I’m going to have to check out infolinks. Google Adsense has turned out to be a real dud.. Hopefully infolinks fares better.
    By the way, has anyone else suffered great disappointment at the hands of Adsense? I’ve been doing some reading, and it appears that Adsense is experiencing a “great exodus” of sorts, as many bloggers try to find a more effective earning platform. Just curious, thanks!

    • Felicia July 14, 2011, 12:36 pm

      Believer, in the years that I’ve been earning money online, folks have always been searching for an AdSense alternative.

      I’m not sure how long you’ve been blogging, but AdSense was a “dud” for me in my first year too. It’s not so much of a dud now. I’ve found the same with Infolinks. As I learned more about blogging online, my earnings have increased. I am, however, growing increasingly pleased with my Infolinks earnings.

  • Alina Bradford July 14, 2011, 12:29 pm

    Infolinks is fantastic. I make more with it than any other ad system. I love that there is no PV minimum, too. I wish they would lower their pay threshold, though.

  • Master Dayton July 15, 2011, 3:06 am

    Love the post. I’ve heard of InfoLinks, but haven’t given them a shake yet. I’m just getting to the point of having enough sites and traffic that I’m thinking it might be worth my time to check out. Thanks for the info.

    Best,

    Shane “Master” Dayton

  • Lynn July 15, 2011, 11:56 am

    Hi, just wanted to say great blog and cosign on your comment about how your Infolinks earnings “beat out Google Adsense”. Since the whole Panda thing, my Infolinks have been comparable to Google Adsense as well. I’ve even toyed with removing Adsense from some of my sites and strictly using Infolinks. Here’s to reaping continued partnerships with great programs like Infolinks.

  • Ken July 26, 2011, 11:27 am

    I’m glad ads are working on some people’s sites…ugh..patoeey! Oh, the angst!

    • Felicia July 26, 2011, 2:11 pm

      Ken, I stopped by your blog and your ads seem to display just fine. BTW, I like the Blogging Dudes site.

      • Ken July 26, 2011, 2:21 pm

        Felicia,

        Thanks. That actually makes my day that you like it. IRT the ads…yeah…I just gotta’ learn patience! lol.

        Ken

  • Ken July 27, 2011, 12:41 pm

    Ok,

    I don’t usually do this and PLEAAASE believe I am not soliciting for cheap clicks…not the case. But I am, frustrated isn’t the word as much as confused is.

    First, let me say I know it is a brand new site and it doesn’t have a lot of traffic yet but…

    I am not getting an Infolinks clicks or Adsense clicks…but impressions are there. It’s just weird, in my opinion, that someone hasn’t said “why is that double underlined” themselves and clicked out of curiosity…lol.

    If anyone could take a look and give some pointers I’d be appreciative. Lol…I dunno’…I have read hot zone stuff and intext stuff and adsense stuff…but I’d hate to think that I am converting at 900+ PV’s/0 click pace…

    Thanks Ken

    • Felicia July 28, 2011, 6:41 am

      Ken, in my years of blogging I’ve found that I create two types of blogs:

      1. Blogs on topics near and dear to my heart that may or may not make money
      2. Blogs that I like just enough to continue writing until the money comes in

      When I first started I only created blogs on topics that I absolutely loved. The fact that I earned money was an added bonus. As I learned more about blogging and the internet and what makes money and what doesn’t, I then branched out into more lucrative topics of interest. Topics of interest included fields in which I had previously worked (insurance) or had a bit of experience with (taxes) or had researched (technology).

      The second tier blogs are more lucrative, but I easily lose interest.

      Your Blogging Dudes blog is one that should fall under category number 1 above. Work at home type of blogs on writing/blogging such as yours and mine are notorious for not earning a lot of money early on. Such blogs must be a labor of love.

      In looking at my numbers, the first year at NJFM I earned a grand total of $10. That’s with writing 163 posts. Granted, I was new at blogging back then, but $10 for 163 posts was about .06 per post.

      My next year with 142 posts I earned $90.38. Again, it was obviously a labor of love. Any money earned was nice, but I enjoy blogging here. In my third year I earned $1,075.07 and wrote 112 posts. This year so far I’m at $857 with 75 posts. Things are improving, but it’s not enough for me to consider NJFM my primary source of income.

      My suggestion to you is to create another blog in a more lucrative field. That way you can continue to love your first blog without feeling the need for it to earn money. Because I earn the bulk of my money from my other blogs/sites, I have absolutely no pressure here at NJFM. I blog when I have something to say, and don’t blog when I don’t. It allows the flow to be natural and not forced. On NJFM I don’t worry about backlinks, SEO, page rank and other such things. It’s totally stress free blogging.

  • Ken July 28, 2011, 8:08 am

    Thanks Felicia…posting here always makes me wish I had friends with similar interests because the feedback is good.

    • Felicia July 28, 2011, 8:23 am

      I know how you feel. It’s tough being the only blogger in the group.

  • Joni July 29, 2011, 1:16 am

    Another home run Felicia. I know there are some of us that are out here trying; as you have said it takes time and patience. One day we will be able to converse (and understand) with the pro bloggers.
    Thanks again.
    Joni

  • Ken August 10, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Aaaaawwwww…snap! $.79 in 3 days. It’s aliiiiiiive….

    • Felicia August 11, 2011, 12:13 pm

      Actually, that’s very good for a new blog. When I first started out with in line link advertisers (Kontera was my first), I made just pennies a day. I then switched from Kontera to Infolinks and have watched the income grow over time (operative word here…time). 🙂

  • Ken August 11, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Yeah, I was actually real happy to see it!

    Thanks Felicia…you’re the swizzle.

  • Angela August 15, 2011, 10:57 pm

    I think that I mentioned on another thread that about a week ago I decided to give Infolinks a try. I had to come back and reiterate that Infolinks is an absolute win!

    The code seamlessly integrates into your site’s code, and the ads are not intrusive; in fact, the customization options allow you to blend it right in with your site’s template.

    In addition, they have great customer service. I had an issue this weekend with one of my sites, and they emailed me and detailed the exact nature of the problem. I did what I needed to do on my end, emailed them back, and the issue was swiftly resolved.

    Most importantly, Infolinks is outpacing my Adsense earnings to an overwhelming degree after only about a week, and my earnings have progressively increased each day. My clickthrough ratio is also proving to be higher with Infolinks than with Adsense.

    I’ve never really been impressed with Kontera. In fact, to me it always felt a little bit spammy. Infolinks has totally changed my mind about in-text advertising.

    Thanks, Felicia, for another great find. Looking forward to your next recommendation.

  • Tammy August 17, 2011, 3:30 am

    Hi Angela, it’s Tammy from Infolinks. First of all – Welcome to the Infolinks Family 🙂 And secondly, thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with Infolinks. It means a lot that you take the time to share with others about our service and quality of our product.

    You know where to reach us if you have any more questions.

    Happy blogging 🙂

    Tammy

  • Angela August 17, 2011, 8:21 am

    Thanks for the warm welcome, Tammy!

    I’m looking forward to a long and profitable relationship with InfoLinks. 😀

  • Robin October 5, 2011, 11:19 am

    Hello, I am also wondering if Infolinks will work well ONLY in niche sites. I have used it one of my personal general blogs and the earnings are quite low, very actually. But when I tried it with mortgage website, they pay up to $1 in 9 clicks, not bad actually. Hope you respond. Have a good one!

    • Felicia October 6, 2011, 6:56 am

      Robin, you’ve tested the water and have come up with the answer yourself. No need for me to add anything. 🙂

  • Mark April 22, 2012, 8:26 am

    My Infolinks earnings have not surpassed my Adsense yet but I am telling you that the passive income from my Inflinks account is a wonderful $50 a month considering that most of the sites where I installed it is under 6 months old. 🙂

    • Felicia April 23, 2012, 7:24 am

      What I like about Infolinks is that it’s usually a steady income. The fluctuations aren’t as wide spread as AdSense.

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