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Pimpin’ IS Easy – Make Money Pimping Affiliate Marketing Offers

July 9th, 2007 by shawn · 13 Comments

I know ya heard pimpin’ ain’t easy. But you’ve gotta make money somehow, and if you’re reading DIY Dollars then you want to know how to make money without having a job (in the traditional sense). Is there any better way to make a lot of money and have fun while you’re doing it, than being a pimp? No! Plus, pimps get to have grills like these:

Pimp Grill

You want one of those on your front teeth – you know you do, white boy. I know I do. Just think how cool you would look with your very own gold- or diamond- encrusted grill covering the entire front of your top row of teeth! Instead of regular white teeth, you can have teeth that say, “Hey! Look at me! I’m somebody.” Dat’s right. Somebody.

Not jes’ anybody. Naw, man. A pimp. (Say it with me, like this: pee-ump. Pretend you’re on a gritty Atlanta inner-city “hood”. Now say it a bit faster, and mind your diction. “Peump.” Very good!) Now go look in the mirror. Grin. Do you like those white teeth you see? I knew you wouldn’t!! Now, here’s a pimp’s mouth, so you can see what you can look like if you follow my advice…

An Actual Pimp's Mouth (Notice the Grill in the Center)

A wise person once said “Everybody gotta have a hustle.” I forgot who said it, but I think it was an urban youth I once knew. Of I might’ve seen it on a movie. But having your own hustle is good for earning side cash. (I do not advocate these kinds of hustles.)

If you’re looking for cash now consider cash advances. Don not let credit card debt weigh you down. Be it your mortgage loans or student loans, there money available for you.

My preferred method is pimpin’. I put my tricks out on the street and I tell ‘em “Don’t come back until you’ve earned!” and then I slap ‘em upside they haid. They usually earn me some money each day. Specifically, I pimp out affiliate marketing offers and pay-per-click ads. They mah ho’s. (The only ho I ever had to get rid of was ClickBank. She was gettin’ paid but never giving me my cut.)

So I don’t pimp ClickBank no mo’. But I’m still pimpin’. And I urge you to do the same if you have a webite (or websites) and you want to earn some money online.

Let me introduce you to my ho’s, as well as some fellow pimps who will back me up:


AdSense – My oldest ho. AdSense is an old standby, probably the easiest to use, the most reliable, and a steady earner. Is this the best method or even the only method? No way – I would say AdSense is a staple of monetizing almost every kind of website but it needs to be only one part of a larger variety of methods. You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket. I see income from this on all my sites, daily – but it’s only one part of my master plan.

AdSense - It Might Not Get You Outta the Hood, But It'll Make Yo' Ends

COPEAC – I cannot recommend this affiliate network more highly than to say, “I recommend this affiliate network highly.” This is the first recommendation I make after AdSense. If you own a website, click on this link and sign up. You don’t just get in automatically (they will call and verify your info before approval), but when they call be sure to mention you heard about Copeac from DIY Dollars. I promise you will not regret being a part of Copeac – they have the highest paying percentages on their offers, they offer extremely wonderful reporting, tools, and support from their staff. You can even call them and talk to someone – imagine that. Just call and say, “I need some help pimpin’” and they’ll help you with your affiliate offers fo’ sho. A good affiliate network can earn you way more money than AdSense by the way.

Copeac - Keepin It Real

AzoogleAds – I signed up with them a while back, and forgot about them. I wish I would’ve implemented their offers sooner into my sites, because they are a great way to make money. Basically this is a CPA (cost-per-action) network, they have tons of great offers, and the account reps pay attention and actually help you when you need help. From what I’ve seen, this is one of the better programs you can join and after Copeac this is really all I use as far as aff networks. Lots of different offers, each offer usually has a few different ways of promoting, and I’ve actually seen results from them. I’ve heard nothing but good about them from other people as well.


Even White Hicks Can Be Pimps

Kontera – These guys also make me some dough. When you see a double-underlined word somewhere on this blog, that’s a Kontera link. Basically, I just write my posts and Kontera automatically turns certain words into ad links. When someone clicks on one of those, I make money. I’m not sure how they make the words into links. Like I said it’s like magic, so I compare them to David Blaine. I noticed that the more I put links in my posts, the better the Kontera links blend in and the more clicks I get.

This Kid's Parents Bought Him His Grill, But Kontera Still WILL Make You a Pimp

AuctionAds - I love AuctionAds. On one particular site of mine, I get a lot of clicks. If someone clicks and then bids or signs up to eBay I get money. This works great for sites with almost any topic.

If THIS Guy Can Get a Grill, KNOW You Can Rock a Grill


Huge Traffic – This is a good program for promoting a dating site. Not appropriate for all sites (like this one for instance), but depending on what kind of site you run this might be a good program to join.

Text-Link-Ads - One of the most useful things I can promote from a link building standpoint. It pays well and also gives first-time buyers a great deal because I can offer discounts with my referral codes. They pay fast too.

Moniker – This is a domain registrar/hosting company. Basically they do what GoDaddy does, but they do it better. I’ve heard from other people that they’re most secure than GoDaddy. Their affiliate program allows you to get referral fees if someone buys hosting or registers a domain through your link. I’ve not seen income from this yet, but I just signed on. (So if you’re gonna register a domain I would appreciate you using my link!)

Others – The SEO software I recommend is WebCEO so I promote that, as well as Comment Hut.

Now, I’m gonna send you off just like they do on MTV Cribs: “Ya’ll seen mah ho’s. Ya’ll seen mah grills. Now get off mah porch!” Go sign up with Copeac (use my Super Affiliate link), get an AdSense account, and go start pimpin’.

Sooner than you think, you gonna have a pimp grill too…

You Can Look Like This Too, If You Try

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    2007-07-09 15:32:33

    I’m going to give you huge originality points on this one. The information here isn’t necessarily original, but the approach is! It’s always good to get an idea of how people are making their money.

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    Comment by shawn
    2007-07-11 13:41:39

    Yeah except I have to let you in on a secret: some of the pictures don’t contain actual quotes from those people. And…I don’t actually know any of them.

    And probably none of them know what AdSense is. But the pictures made you smile so that’s what counts.

    Comment by Michael
    2007-07-09 18:45:01

    I use several of these methods on my site and i think they work well. Thanks for posting though as i didnt know about some of these methods.

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    Comment by Shawn
    2007-07-10 22:34:42

    Yeah I have tried a bunch of programs but these are basically the ones I like the most. If I had to choose only two I’d go with Copeac and AdSense.

    Comment by Zen Zoomie
    2007-07-12 01:27:28

    Good summary–and like the original approach! I hadn’t heard of a couple of these before…

    Now what I really want to see is a survey of a bunch of popular blogs and what percentage of their dough they pull in from their various partners…

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    Comment by shawn
    2007-07-12 01:35:02

    I’ve seen some of those types of posts on blogs, where they tell you how much they made the previous month. While I don’t plan on doing that for this blog, I have this idea to start a brand-new website and then do a case study on how to do everything step-by-step and then report the income from this site for all to learn from.

    Sound like a good idea?

    Comment by Zen Zoomie
    2007-07-12 01:42:00
    Comment by shawn
    2007-07-12 01:48:11

    Ummm…how about a dozen times or more on the WickedFire forum? It’s been done to death except I’m doing it this time with two variations – it won’t be a blog, and it will be using a brand-spanking-new videosite script that’s been released less than a week. So it will be totally uncharted territory in that respect.

    Comment by Zen Zoomie
    2007-07-12 02:56:27

    Rock on man..can’t wait to see it. If you do the video right it should be pretty cool.

    Comment by Lucio
    2007-09-21 05:41:15

    Good advice on the Kontera. It looks pretty useful I hadn’t heard of them. I am checking out now! Thanks!

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    2007-09-21 13:09:34

    [...] my post about “Pimping Affiliate Marketing Offers” I recommended that every reader should click on the links and sign up to the companies I [...]

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    Comment by pimp-daddy-o
    2008-06-03 08:45:34

    Yo, you be illin’…This be some super-pimp info you layin’ down here G.

    I agree with you ’bout tha clickbank ho…need t’ smack that bitch upside thy head, know what I’m sayin’?

    Peace out, super-fly.

    p.s. I stumbleupon’ed yo site for that much needed link-love, aaaaight!



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    2008-08-12 05:28:47

    Great post pimpin. Keep up the good work. Good to hear that some people are making money out there.

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