Earn money with Widget Bucks
Widget Bucks fea pay-per-click shopping widgets that help our customers make money fast. They instantly display the most popular products based on buying trends of 100 million shoppers. Thus they are
highly engaging, which means instant dollars for our customers. Our widgets see $3-$6 CPM — pretty good compared to traditional ad networks that deliver less than $2 CPM
started withWidgetBucksaround 2 month ago.
On my first 2 weeks with the program I didn't get any clicks, I was pretty disappointed and I was thinking about taking the ads off my blogs but then I changed my mind because I had them only for 2 weeks and I think that to be successful you have to keep trying so I changed the ads placement and on the 3rd week I got 3 clicks and with just 3 clicks I made $1.50 which I think is pretty good. With google adsense most of the time with 3 click I make like 0.15 cents.
So since then I have been getting more clicks every week and each click make me between 0.45 and 0.55 cents.
I think that WidgetBucks
is a very good way to make money online if you have a blog or website.
Remember that to make money online you have to be consistent, is not easy but if you put some work on it you will start seen good results.
WidgetBucks is based on pay-per-click, just like Google Adsense. You are paid for each click made on an ad by a legitimate website visitor.
There are also 2 other ways to make money with WidgetBucks
one is by CPM, or Cost-Per-Thousand and also you can make money by refering other people to this Free service.
Remember that like any other Pay per click service you can not click on your own ads, if you do it your account will be suspended.
There are three ways to make money from WidgetBucks
:PPC, or Pay-Per-Click ads. Each time a user from the U.S. or Canada clicks on a WidgetBucks ad widget on your site, you get paid.
CPM, or Cost-Per-Thousand Impressions. When a user from outside the U.S. and Canada views one of your pages that contains a CPM ad from one of WidgetBucks' ad partners, you earn revenue.
Referrals. When you refer a newWidgetBucks
user, you will receive a 5 percent referral fee based on the commissions earned by the people you refer. You'll receive this 5 percent for the full 12 months after the new member joins.
is a very easy publisher programs. To make a New Widget just go to The "New Widget" screen, and on that page you have all the simple steps you have to follow to make your ads. Name and identify where the widget will be seen. Next, select a widget size, and a product rotation interval, one of the best sizes to use is the 300 x 250 ads or the 100x600 ads but the best way to find out which are best for you is to experiment with them try different sizes and placements and check out which ones works best for you.
Select a color scheme to apply to your ads - make it match your site's color scheme as much as possible so the blend with your content and they look like a part of your website or blog!
The last step is where you can select the broad and sub-categories of products you'd like to see featured in your ad, while you are making all these changes you have right there the preview area (not seen in the screenshot above) that dynamically updates and lets you see the exact ad you'll get. Finally, save and add the code to your site - and you're done it can get any easier!
How do I get started?
Getting started with WidgetBucks
is a simple 1-2-3 process. First, sign-up. Second, configure your WidgetBucks
with our easy publishing system. Third, paste the code into your blog or Web page, or use our integration with popular blog platforms such as TypePad, Blogger and WordPress. If you want to change or update your WidgetBucks
in the future, simply sign in and go to My Widgets. As of November 28, 2007, WidgetBucks
requires approval of new accounts in order to maintain network quality and a competitive revenue-per-click for publishers.
Can I post a widget to my blog or publishing platform?
Can I put WidgetBucks
on my site if I'm not based in the US?
Yes, as long as the site meets the terms of service. Please be aware that our terms of service does not allow non-english sites, ad-only sites, sites containing pornography or violent images, sites with invalid domains, and of course, click fraud. WidgetBucks
can be placed on any site that has traffic; however, our mostly U.S.-based merchants/advertisers have indicated that they see an extremely low conversion to sale from international clicks, that is, those users from outside the U.S. and Canada. As a result, WidgetBucks
offers the CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions) ads for publishers' international traffic, and the PPC (pay-per-click) model for U.S. and Canada traffic.
What do I have to do to make the PPC or CPM ads work at the right time?
handles this automatically. At the time a user visits a page containing the widget, we will sense the geographic location of the visitor. If they are in the U.S. and/or Canada, the user will see the normal WidgetBucks
. If the user is outside those two countries, then our system will determine a country-specific CPM ad to display. We are currently working with advertisers covering 100 countries and offering thousands of creatives to ensure that most site visitors will be monetized for your benefit. All ads are restricted against adult or other suggestive themes.
If you are an existing publishers running widgets, you will need to replace existing code with new WidgetBucks
ad code on their sites in order to begin earning international CPM revenue. To update your widget(s), simply click "Copy HTML" within the "Customize Your Widget" page for that widget and re-paste/replace the code block into your site. The updated code can also be replaced directly into the Blogger, TypePad or WordPress blogging platforms.
ever offer PPC widgets for global merchants?
We are looking into additional solutions, including pay-per-click links to global merchants. Most of these longer-term solutions will require additional time to implement so we appreciate your patience as we work toward those.
What can I do about click fraud on my site?
To guard against outside people committing click fraud on a site and widget ads, several of our large publishers have installed scripts that sense when someone at a particular IP address is clicking too fast and too often. The script then blocks that IP address and prevents them from clicking. Thus, their widgets do not show a high number of invalid clicks, and their accounts are not suspended. Publishers who don't have this protection may want to consider installing such a script on their sites.
Does it matter what type of site I have to use WidgetBucks
As long as the site meets the terms of service, you can use ads on any kind of site or pages you are looking to monetize. We've seen our shopping widgets be effective on specific product blogs, entertainment sites, or even local search engines. Try out a few different widgets and see what works best for your customers, but regardless, you'll be making money! We have noticed that well-placed, contextual WidgetBucks
ads can yield over very high eCPM, in many cases over $6 eCPM. Location of the ad is important for U.S. and Canada traffic as they are PPC ads, so it needs to be "above the fold" and if you are selecting a specific content category, be sure it applies to your site content. Otherwise, use the MerchSense option and it will snap content to your page automatically based on page content and demographics. Sites that are pornographic in nature, non-english sites, and/or ad-only sites are examples of sites that are not allowed by the Terms of Service.