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CheerleaderOk, 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.Increase in Income

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. 😉

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  • Terr October 18, 2012, 7:56 am

    Okay Felicia, you’ve hooked me. The timing is PERFECT for me to “feed” my blogs and this post is another nudge in that direction.

    I mean REALLY, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I’m looking at your referral post and I’ll sign up under you. Then, I’m huntin’ down my blogger buddies.

    Also, I’m writing a guest post soon on an affiliate blog so that’s another opportunity.

    Now please tell me, is Chitka the way to go over Ad Choices? Could I do both on one blog? What say you?

    • Felicia October 18, 2012, 9:03 am

      LOL, I’m glad the timing was right.

      I’m not familiar with Ad Choices. What I do know is that I’ve got AdSense, Chitika and Infolinks all on the same blogs without conflict. I’ll have to check out Ad Choices.

  • Crystal October 18, 2012, 9:50 am

    Well, I signed up. But don’t expect to make a killing off me – my track record in this area is pretty pathetic!

    Saw this note on the application verified page that made me chuckle:
    “Due to a recent large increase in applications, our team may take up to 7 business days (Mon. – Fri.) to review your application.”

    I imagined all your loyal readers scrambling to sign up and bogging down the system.:)

    • Felicia October 18, 2012, 10:16 am

      LOL! That gave me a good chuckle, Crystal. I wish!

  • Joni October 18, 2012, 4:38 pm

    The first of 2013 I will be starting a blog (after I return to all your good advice in your blogs and ebooks) and will definitely use Chitika through you. You’re the best.
    Take care,

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