I constantly see people asking on forums and blogs about if certain revenue streams make money or are worth doing. They then usually go on to ask how they perform against other programs out there.
What these people don’t realize is that the only way to get the real answer for this question is to try the programs out themselves. This is because every situation is different. What may work for one web site, may not work for another. And vice versa.
For example one of my websites I had tried Adsense and YPN for sources of revenue. They both performed horribly. Instead of going around asking if so and so worked better, I just tried them. After a couple tries I found a program that performed well on my site. In fact in one month it has made as much as I had made in the last year with Adsense and YPN.
This is not to say I haven’t wasted my time on some things. I have. My sites have sent 100’s of visitors to programs that I didn’t receive a dime for. Others however, have made me and extra $1000 a month.
If you really want to improve your bottom line with your web site, don’t ask how to do it. Test some things out. This is the only way to find out for certain. Sure, you may lose some money in the short term, but you will make money in the long term if you find a program that performs better that what you are currently running.