CPC, CPA, CPM and CPI. What are they? And where can you find CPC, CPA and CPM offers?

CPC ads = Cost Per Click 

Make money each time someone clicks on your CPC ads on your website or blog. Here are some CPC networks:

  • Google Adsense
  • Zedo
  • Clicksor
  • Bidvertiser
  • Adhitz
  • Adbrite

CPA  = cost per action

You’ll get paid when visitors need to take a required action.  The action can be as sign up, providing an email , purchase something or other. Below are some networks where you can find CPA offers.

  • cpalead
  • Commission Junction
  • shareasale
  • linkshare
  • linkconnector
  • affiliatebot

CPM ads = Cost per mile = cost per thousand
Also called CPI (cost per impression)

You get paid per impression which means when the ad views (you don’t need clicks to get paid).

  • Chitika
  • Valueclickmedia
  • Adbrite
  • Clicksor
  • Cpxinteractive
  • Smowtion
  • komli
  • technoratimedia
  • Admagnet
  • Tribalfusion
  • Brustmedia

Other terms include CPL (cost per lead) and  CPS (Cost per sale).

Regular affiliate programs 

You get paid when people buy through your link. It’s easy to quality for affiliate programs. The majority of affiliate programs will approve you. However, it’s more difficult to qualify for CPA programs.

Make money by promoting affiliate programs on your blog!

Here are some popular affiliate networks:

  • clickbank
  • Commission Junction
  • linkshare
  • shareasale
  • linkconnector
  • paydotcom
As you can see, there are many ways to monetize your website or blog with affiliate promotions. Just make sure to target any promotions to the topic of your site or blog. And don’t overdo it. Don’t put up too many ads. Make sure to provide valuable content to attract people to your site and motivate them to come back.


Here’s the legal mumbo jumbo:

I only recommend products I believe in whether they have affiliate programs or not. I have used all the products I’m recommending here either for my own web sites or clients’ web sites. Some links are affiliate links, and if you click on an affiliate link and purchase something, I might get paid a small commission.

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