Ok, I know this sounds like I’m a Chitika cheerleader, but I can’t help but get a little juiced when I see my earnings increase with little to no effort on my part. The kicker is that my traffic has not turned around (yet).
My mid-month Chitika earnings have already surpassed last month’s earnings. I do want to thank all of my readers who signed up for Chitika as a result of my earlier post.
Nuts & Bolts of Chitika Referral Program
Sarah from Chitika shared a bit of information with me that I totally forgot. Chitika pays 10% referral fees. The way the fee works is you (or I in this case) earn 10% of a referral’s income for the first 15 months after the referral signs up. The plus to this is the money doesn’t come from the referral’s cut of the pie. Chitika pays the referral fee from their slice of the revenue share.
Here’s the kicker. You can earn a referral fee even if you don’t place Chitika ads on your site. If you sign up to become a publisher with Chitika, you can use your own referral link to share the Chitika opportunity with other bloggers. If they sign up and earn money with Chitika, you earn 10% of what ever they make for the first 15 months of their Chitika relationship. Not bad.
And the Income Keeps Increasing
Quite some time ago when I first started earning money online I came to the conclusion some things were better represented in percentages than in dollars and cents. If you earn $2 one month and earn $4 the next month, you’re headed in the right direction with the 100% earnings increase, but it’s hard to get excited over $4.
For dramatic effect, my Chitika earnings are increasing by impressionable percentage points, but I want to be honest. If I had a day job, my earnings wouldn’t cause me to quit it just yet. However, considering back in April my earnings were $12.61 and have grown to $60.78 in September with little to no effort, that’s can cause a modicum of excitement (I can purchase a couple cups of coffee and a bottle of wine or two).
My October earnings have exceeded $60.78 and I still have about half a month to go. If you haven’t signed up for Chitika yet, you’ve got nothing to lose and a few cups of coffee to gain. 😉