I don’t know about you, but I have an obsession with finding cheap website traffic that converts amazing.
I mean, I sure, also run ad campaigns with a much higher CPC than the one that you see in the title of this post, (on platforms like Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Microsoft advertising) and they are all amazing and giving me a positive ROI, so I included them in this list too.
But sometimes I really like to create a campaign and promote it with clicks that cost anywhere between $0.001 and $0.05 and see if I can make an offer convert with that kind of paid website traffic.
There is a weird satisfaction that I get when I see that I can make money even if I don’t pay a fortune for clicks or don’t have to spend time doing SEO.
When I started many years ago, my main concern was finding good quality and affordable website traffic, and I failed many times. I could’ve created and designed a killer landing page, have an amazing logo, or great copywriting, but it was all pointless because I had no good quality traffic that came to my websites.
I tried many scam services that promised to send me legit traffic (and never did). So I got burned… a lot, and then I learned how to do SEO and build proper online businesses or at the very least, get smart with the ways I pay for traffic.
But, before we go any further, you might consider having your website ready to send traffic first, because that will really help you out when doing traffic campaigns with some of these cheap website traffic sources.
Because some of them might not like you direct linking to an offer, instead it’s recommended to have your own website or landing page where you could send your traffic first, and then from there redirect them to your offers.
Plus this also increases your conversions and can then lower your cost of traffic even more. My tutorial: How To Create A Website will show you how to do it in just 15 minutes.
Table of Contents
- Why Low-Cost Traffic
- Isn’t All Cheap Website Traffic Bad?
- 16 Recommended Cheap Website Traffic Sources
Why Low-Cost Traffic
You Don’t Have a High Budget
Obviously, if you’re reading this article you’re interested in increasing the traffic to your website or your affiliate campaigns. You can achieve that through many methods, free or paid.
But let’s say you have no idea how to do SEO or have no time to wait until it takes effect.
So your other option is to simply just pay for website traffic, and while there are many ad networks and websites out there claiming to send you good quality traffic at a cheap price, in reality, there are only a few of them who actually deliver what they say.
No Time To Wait For SEO
Like I’ve mentioned above, if waiting for SEO is not your thing, and all the other free traffic methods have failed you (such as social media, forum posting, youtube marketing, etc).. then you should try paying for website traffic.
Yes, it will not always convert as well as a visitor coming directly from Google if you do proper SEO, but it can still work and you will be able to at least test your website or offer before starting to actually do heavy SEO on the website.
Almost all the cheap website traffic sources I mention below will start sending you traffic in about 24 hours since you submit your campaign (you will have to wait for your ads to be reviewed so that’s why it will take a bit longer).
Isn’t All Cheap Website Traffic Bad?
Yes and No…
I’ve tried and tested many many paid advertising networks over the years and most of them were indeed crap, and I only lost my money in trying them out, but there are some cheap website traffic sources that I found to have good traffic with low CPC (cost per click) that worked for me and I was able to get sales and leads from them.
So I’ve figured that maybe you guys will be interested in knowing some of these low-cost website traffic sources that I use, so if you’re looking to promote affiliate offers or your own websites and you’re on a budget, you should try out the following sources.
Here are some tips on how to prevent paying for bad traffic:
- In general, stay away from websites that will promise to send you 100000 visitors for $10.
- Don’t buy traffic from Fiverr gigs, 99% of the time they are fake bot traffic
- Don’t pay for an email blasting service (You pay $100 a month to be able to spam thousands of emails)
- Always read reviews about the company or service you want to buy your traffic from
- Stay away from PTC and traffic exchange websites.
These are some good tips that you should follow if you want to minimize the chances of buying bad or fake traffic.
Even the legit traffic sources have some sort of bad traffic (you’ll read about that in a minute), but the key to that is to do proper tracking and block the bad websites/id’s/keywords that don’t convert.
Ok, so, let’s see my go-to places to get quality and cheap website traffic at a low price, these sources are still popular in 2021.
16 Recommended Cheap Website Traffic Sources
1. Microsoft Advertising (formerly known as Bing Ads)
Get a $100 bonus in advertising if you spend $25 with MicrosoftAdvertising. To take advantage of this offer Sign up via my link.
By the way, Bing Ads has now become Microsoft Advertising.
No idea why that happened, but since Microsoft actually owns Bing and a bunch of other services and websites, I guess they chose to rename Bing Ads to Microsoft Advertising, because they wanted to include more options for advertisers.
Similar to Google and Google Ads, Bing also has its own advertising platform for its search engine listings via their Microsoft Advertising platform. You can go ahead and create an account here.
They don’t have the same volume as Google, so they can’t send you thousands a click a day for every industry, but they still have some good numbers especially if you chose to run your ads on their search partners too like Yahoo and AOL.
The Windows operating system is still the most used one in the world, and it comes with its own browser Internet Explorer (or the newest version: Edge) preinstalled.
And they have their own MSN and Bing Search pre-configured as the homepage and as the default search engine. So if you’re worried that nobody is using Bing search, well think again.
The average CPC can range between $0.05 and $1, depends on all the different categories. But you can also get lucky and pay about $0.01 per click. It’s a bit trickier these days but it can still be done.
So if you want to get clicks as low as $0.01 you should:
- Target other countries than the US (think about Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, France, Spain, etc..)
- Create an awesome landing page that has a good quality score. Aim to get at least an 8/10 quality score. This helps to lower your CPC.
- Go to SemRush and spy on your competitors and see what keywords and ads they are running and copy them all.
- Do split tests between different ads and try to change the ad titles and text description
- You can also use Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest and Ahrefs to check out more keywords to add to your campaign.
Now keep in mind this is not something that’s an exact science and of course you might have different results, but in general, if you follow some of these steps you should be able to lower your CPC enough, maybe not exactly $0.01 per click but you can easily achieve something like $0.03 – $0.06.
I’ve put BingAds in the first place because it’s a high-quality ad network with very little bad traffic (if any at all) and they also have good CPC prices.
My craziest record with Bing Ads was 1 sale from just 2 clicks (I paid $0.10 for 2 clicks, ended up selling a product for $40, not that bad, but I did my set up correctly and I was targeting France instead of the US, where there isn’t that much of a competition).
~Disclaimer: sure, it was an insane thing to happen and I don’t guarantee that you will have the same results, but it did happen so I’m trying to make my point that Bing Ads are a good cheap website traffic source, even if you won’t get the same results like the above, that’s super rare to happen even for me~
Of course, I got a little lucky with 1 sale from 2 paid clicks, but still, that only proves that Bing is on par or with Google Ads sometimes and that their paid website traffic also converts really well.
Bing Ads Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: No minimum deposit for Bing Ads, you pay after 30 days, but you can also prepay your account with $50 for example.
- Minimum CPC: $0.01
- Sign Up Here
You can get a $100 deposit bonus when you spend $25 with BingAds if you sign up through my link.
RevContent is a native content recommendation network, where your ads can be placed on some of the top websites in the world such as Forbes.com, PCWorld, Newsweek, Metro, Inquisitr, Heavy.com, etc.
The website traffic you can buy on RevContent can be cheap at $0.01 per click or can be a bit on the expensive side: $0.10 – $0.30 CPC. It all depends on what your targeting is, such as GEO, placements, category, device, etc.
Here are some examples of volume and cost for some campaigns that I ran in the past on RevContent:
As you can see, I had a test campaign running for just $0.05 per click, and that’s US traffic on Desktop, (the most expensive combination).
Another campaign that I had running for a longer period of time, the average CPC was a bit higher at $0.08 but it was still worth it for me because I had a great return on investment and I wanted to bid a bit higher to buy more traffic. This was also for the US traffic desktop only.
Did a mobile campaign test in a European country and was able to get a CPC of $0.02. It was only a 1-day test campaign which didn’t bring me too many conversions so I had to cut it, but nevertheless, the website traffic volume and the cost were good.
So as you can see you can get a lot of cheap website traffic from RevContent at reasonable prices, it all depends on what country you’re targeting, what device, what category or website placements you chose, etc.
Note: Revcontent has a bit of a problem with bot traffic especially if you target the US. Many publishers are using some sort of software to automate clicks on their ads to increase their revenue. Of course, this is bad and it can chew a large part of your budget if you’re not careful. So make sure that you do proper tracking by using good tracking software like RedTrack.
You need to track from what websites and widgets the clicks are coming from, and block them immediately if you think they are bot traffic for example if you see a 100% bounce rate or less than 1 second spent on site.
Yes, it sucks, and I have no idea when Revcontent will fix this and get rid of all the bad publishers, it’s been like this for 2 years or so since I’m testing this platform. But once you create a list of bad website IDs or a whitelist (a list that has only the good IDs that you want to target) then Revcontent is really a great way to get cheap website traffic that converts.
Revcontent Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $100
- Recommended Minimum CPC: $0.03 (depending on the device and country targeted)
3. Google Ads
Yes, Google Ads made it to this list of cheap website traffic sources. You’re shocked, I know. There are thousands of articles, videos, and forum posts on the internet talking about the high CPCs of Google Ads, so why are they on this list?
Well… for starters, while they do certainly have $1+ CPCs for popular keywords and industries and more importantly for various countries like the U.S., there are some ways that you can get traffic from Google Ads for a much cheaper price.
Did you know that you can advertise on Google Ads but not necessarily on their search engine where the competition and thus the clicks are higher?
How about if I were to tell you that you can (in theory) get CPCs for as low as $0.01 (but more realistically $0.05) from Google Ads?
You see… Google Ads has many platforms and options for advertisers to create and run campaigns on.
Sure, their most popular one is their search engine listings, where you can bid on keywords and get to have your website at the top in just a few hours (or minutes, depending on the ad moderation time and CPC of course).
But Google Ads consists of many other platforms and formats like YouTube Ads, Gmail Ads, Google Display Network, and Apps.
For example, you could still run even to this day, banner and native ads on the massive Google Display Network, at the minimum CPC of $0.01.
Sure their minimum CPCs of $0.01 is not the same as $0.001 or even $0.0001 CPC or CPVs, but we’re talking about different inventory, ad formats, and quality of paid website traffic here.
Also keep in mind that on this list of cheap website traffic sources I also have other big ad networks like Microsoft Advertising, Facebook Ads, and Taboola who all have a minimum CPC of $0.01.
So, theoretically, you can get CPCs as low as $0.01 from Google Ads too, provided that you think a bit outside the box and are willing to test a lot. And I’ve done it a few times actually. But more on that on another future post.
As you can probably realize by now, while some people might get scared that their budget is not high enough to run campaigns on Google Ads, the truth is that it is actually possible for anyone out there even with a $50 budget to get started and potentially even see some results.
Speaking of budgets…
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I partnered with Google Ads and they gave me this great promotional offer that’s special just for the NetHustler blog readers. If you sign up via my link and create an account, Google will match your Ad Spend up to $150†
The promotional offer is only available for customers with a billing address in the U.S. Check out the full offer Terms and Conditions at the end of this article.
On their Methodology page, Google explains how on average, every business that spends $1 to advertise with Google Ads, makes back $8 in profits.
That’s a pretty bold statement to have and to be honest, I can’t even argue with that, I’ve seen some extraordinary results myself, similar to the one that I shared about Microsoft Advertising. Only on a more constant basis, and not just “that one lucky time”.
The key is to test a lot, have great landing pages and services or products to promote, and not be afraid of thinking outside the box. Don’t just think of the US or Canada or other big countries like that, you should also think about countries like Kazakstan, Romania, Ecuador for example.
The users from those countries also spend money, and they buy a lot from the internet. Most of my sales that I’ve done on Microsoft Advertising and Google Ads came from lesser advertised countries. This allowed me to pay way less than I would normally pay for a click from the US and the volume is also great to scale up.
So why go with Google Ads over Microsoft Advertising for example? Well, you can use both actually, even at the same time, but let me answer this question with one simple word: SCALABILITY.
Nothing compares to the scalability potential you get when running campaigns on Google Ads. Sure Microsoft Advertising is good and converts and everything, but the same applies for Google Ads, with the bonus of having more volume and inventory.
I found myself oftentimes not being able to properly scale my campaigns with Microsoft Advertising.
That’s because not that many people outside the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Japan uses the Bing search engine. So if you want to target users from other countries, well… tough luck.
Google still dominates the search engine market, and also via their AdSense program they also dominate the display ads market. Want to hear the number of websites out there that uses AdSense to monetize their website?
Over 39,000,000 websites are using AdSense in 2021. That’s a staggering number, and I’m sure their publisher base is growing every day.
Here are a couple of ways on how you can get affordable website traffic using Google Ads:
- Try YouTube Ads (CPC can be very cheap with minimum bids of $0.01-$0.05 on YouTube)
- Gmail Ads
- Try banner and native ads
- Start with a small budget
- Advertise in countries other than the U.S (and get a lower CPC…usually)
- Try search engine ads too, but do it smartly and don’t bid outside your comfort zone
- Optimize and do A/B tests on all your ads to get a higher CTR
- Have a high-quality landing page (and get a high landing page score, this will help you get a lower CPC)
- Constantly monitor your campaigns and see how they are performing
- Don’t go broad too fast, and use negative keywords
- Manually select placements
Some affiliate marketers will complain that they don’t use Google Ads because Google doesn’t like affiliate marketing on their network.
Let me tell you, that’s not true… at all.
What Google doesn’t like is you promoting shady offers and products, direct linking to the affiliate website, not offering any value at all for the user, or using your website as a “bridge” between you, the user, and the affiliate offer.
So if you want to do affiliate marketing and you want to pay for traffic from the Google Ads network, then I suggest you go and STUDY their official guidelines and policies first.
I will have a more in-depth post on how to correctly do affiliate marketing using Google Ads to drive traffic, in a future post, so stay tuned for that.
Google Ads minimum budget: ZERO. That’s right, you don’t need to deposit anything to get started, you will pay at the end of the month (by then maybe you have already made some sales to cover your budget.
Google Ads minimum CPC: $0.01, but you have to get creative in order to get clicks this cheap (see my tips from above).
Google Ads payment methods: You can have manual payments, automatic payments, and monthly invoicing based on the country you have on your profile. All can be done via a Bank account or credit/debit card.
The promotional offer is only available for customers with a billing address in the U.S. Check out the full offer Terms and Conditions at the end of this article.
Reddit is a big social network website (currently the 25th most visited website in the world and 6th social network).
But before you get too happy about Reddit, you should know that’s one of the most “Brutal” social networks in existence.
Why is that?
Well, the users also known as “Redditors” are a bit too much to handle for some people, they are either trolling, judgemental, talk crap, or are brutally honest about you or your service and this can make your marketing campaign on Reddit worthless.
Of course, not every redditor is like that, most of them are in fact nice. But you should always be careful about how you try and advertise your website because they can smell the BS quick and the whole campaign could backfire on you if they start leaving you nasty comments. So it’s probably best to advertise something interesting and helpful to the subreddit that you chose to subscribe to.
Ok, I didn’t mean to scare you…
Let’s look at the good points:
Reddit is the 3rd most visited site in the US, it has over 330 million average monthly active users and more than 140k active communities (also known as subreddits).
Also, Reddit is a great place to hold awesome and productive conversations with people that have the same interests as you. This makes Reddit traffic that much better since most of its users are super interested and very targeted in all niches. For example, if you want to talk with entrepreneurs and other online marketers you could join subreddits like r/Entrepreneur or r/DigitalMarketing.
You can get traffic from Reddit for free too, but first, you need to build up your profile with a positive karma score and join conversations post helpful guides, articles, etc, since most subreddits require you to have a certain karma score to post links.
So the next best thing is to pay for it, Reddit Ads are very cheap, and not that many marketers are using them. This is weird since they have such a good price for super laser targeted website traffic.
To start advertising simply go to Reddit Ads and log-in (if you already have a Reddit account) or register if you don’t have an account, and then just click on create a campaign and the whole thing is pretty self-explanatory.
The price for your ads depends on what country and subreddit you chose to advertise to, as you can see from the following image, if I wanted to promote a NetHustler article on some internet marketing related subreddits in the US, I will only have to pay something like $0.5 – $1 CPM (cost per 1000 impressions).
After that, you submit your campaign it will have to be reviewed and approved first, so you will need to wait up to 24hours for your promotion to go live.
Reddit is an amazing way of getting quality cheap website traffic, but you must be careful of what things you’re promoting as again, Reddit users can smell through the BS and if they sense something that you’re posting is shady or looks like a scam, they will let you and other redditors know about it.
Reddit Ads Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $5 (last time I checked…)
- Minimum CPM: $0.50
Content.ad is another content recommendation network, where you can buy native ads that appear on some of the biggest websites on the internet.
Just like Revcontent, Content.ad also has a huge volume of traffic that can be bought for pennies. There is a trick, however, Content.ad will give you a different pricing range for your campaign depending on what type of website or landing page you’re promoting.
As you can see, depending on what type of content you want to promote you will have a different CPC bid.
So if you were to create a campaign for a blog article or a guide on something, that doesn’t really promote a product or service inside the article, then you can use the Noncommercial content type inside content.ad and get clicks for as low as $0.01 on mobile, up to a minimum $0.05 on desktop.
You can have banners around your article, just nothing inside the article that specifically promotes something. (Adsense ads etc are ok).
Now if you wanted to promote an affiliate product, your own service, or if you wanted to build an email list and gather subscribers via a squeeze page, you will have to choose the “Advertorials or Advertisements” content type, depending on what you’re promoting.
These are clearly more expensive to advertise, and you will have to pay at least $0.06 per click on mobile, and it can go up to $0.30 on desktop.
You should also keep in mind that with these native ad networks (content.ad, revcontent, etc), to get a lower CPC you need to have a good CTR (click-through rate) on your ads. The higher the CTR the lower the CPC will go. So you need to test many ad titles and images to find the best-performing ones.
As you can see from some of my campaigns that I did in the past on Content.ad, I was able to reach a $0.01 CPC on some of them but usually, I had something between $0.02-$0.05 because I was mainly advertising on desktop US.
Note: If you target non-commercial, mobile-only, and other countries than the US, then you will get a lot of quality cheap clicks at a $0.01 CPC. This affordable website traffic is very good and it converts.
When you have those lists, it will be much easier to profit from Content.Ad (and also Revcontent), simply by blocking the bad IDs that are bots or not converting, or by only running traffic on a select group of websites that you know they convert.
You will get all these IDs and data if you use tracking software. Tracking is very important when paying for website traffic (any kind of traffic not only Content.ad). Otherwise,e without any tracking, you will spend money on ads without knowing what converts and what doesn’t and you will lose a lot of time and money by not doing it properly.
Get a tracking software like RedTrack (yes, this is an affiliate link, and no you won’t be charged extra, yes I get a commission if you get it through my link, and yes you get a 14-day free trial first) that will register all the data about your visitors to know what converts and what doesn’t. This way you will be ahead of the game.
Content.ad Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $250
- Minimum CPC: $0.015 on mobile / $0.05 on Desktop
Popads is a pop-under and pop-up traffic source where you will have to pay on a CPM basis, so, for example, you can pay $5 for 1000 impressions that will be $0.005 per view. Most of the time though, you will pay much less than that, as you will see from one of my campaigns below.
Yes, popunders and popups are annoying to users, and yes there is a lot of bot traffic involved (well not a lot, but a good amount), so you will have to do proper tracking again, but it could be all worth it since the traffic is so cheap and contrary to what many people believe popups and popunders still work and they do convert, some people even have 4-5% conversion rate (we’ll call these people unicorns since they are so rare, nobody actually knows if they exist or not)
To advertise on PopAds is simple, you need to go and open an account with them here, You don’t need a high budget to get started, and you can fund your account even with $10.
After you have your account all set up and funded, you can go ahead and create a campaign. I will have to write a more in-depth guide on Popads in the future since there are so many features that you can play with, but for now, here’s what you need to know:
URL: Create a good looking pop-up landing page, you could use just a simple image or a nicely designed LP, and add the URL here.
Quality: you should leave it on “All websites”. You will get more website traffic and quicker, to faster optimize the campaign. Plus most of the time is not really worth it to pay extra just for the top 10% of websites.
Max Bid: here you need to use the “Smart Bid” option and enter the maximum bid you’re willing to pay for a view, so for example if you enter $0.005 here, you will pay $5 per 1000 impressions. You can go lower or higher depending on your campaign settings (GEO, Device, Categories, how fast you want the traffic, etc)
Categories: Choose Adult only if you promote an adult offer, otherwise go with the General option.
Website Targeting: Disabled (for now)
After your campaign is live, and you get some visitors to your link, provided that you’re using a tracking tool like RedTrack, you will be able to see the IDs of the websites that are sending you the traffic.
When you are finished with setting up all the things for the campaign, click on the Summary tab, here you will see how many impressions you will be able to receive per day with the settings and the bid that you chose. So if you want a higher impression count you will have to bid a bit more, but if you have a lower budget you can lower your bid and get fewer impressions per day.
Play around with the bid and the campaign settings until you are happy with the summary outcome, and then click on the Create Campaign button and wait for the review. For me, I like to go big and have more impressions and I bid slightly higher to be able to optimize my campaigns faster.
After the campaign is approved you will start receiving traffic to your link. After you get a good amount of visits (at least 5k) you could then start optimizing your campaign by excluding the bad website IDs or targeting only the websites that make you money or have good quality traffic with a low bounce rate etc.
So if there is an ID that does not convert you can then go ahead and use the “Exclude Websites” option and add the IDs you want to block. You’ve probably realized by now that I’m talking about RedTrack a lot in this article, and you might think that I’m doing all of this just for a quick buck.
Yes, I will get paid a commission if you sign-up via my affiliate link (They have a 14-day free trial though), but tracking is essential when it comes to buying cheap website traffic. And I simply recommend RedTrack because it’s very easy to use for beginners and also much cheaper compared to the other tracking tools around.
I could very easily recommend you Voluum or FunnelFlux which are also very good tracking solutions, but they are a bit more complicated to use and also more expensive (all of them start with a basic plan of $99 per month). But you can actually use whichever tracker you want.
For beginners, I think RedTrack is awesome and also cheaper, so that’s why I keep on recommending it (if it was crap, it wouldn’t be mentioned on my blog) Ok enough about this, but seriously tracking is important, doesn’t matter what you use to do it, but do it or else you will lose money and get no data in return, data is important to optimize your campaigns and cut down your costs.
So that’s really the thing with PopAds, you need to test campaigns, track and optimize to get it to be profitable, and get quality cheap website traffic. It can be hard at first and you might need to spend a couple of bucks, but it can be worth it.
Popads Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $10
- Minimum CPV (cost per view): $0.00015 (yes that’s 4 zeros, but of course depends on the GEO)
7. Facebook Ads
Ok, I’ll be honest with you, I have a love and hate relationship with Facebook Ads, and I don’t really like advertising on Facebook that much, simply because I think other sources convert better, I mean Facebook is a social network, people hang on it to watch videos of cats and some pictures of their friend’s newborn baby, they aren’t in the mood to buy or subscribe to things.
That doesn’t mean I don’t use it from time to time…or that it doesn’t work… Facebook is still great if you want to start out and you don’t have a big budget since you can get started without even depositing any funds and just create a campaign with $5 per day or so.
A few years ago it wasn’t that difficult to get $0.01 clicks from Facebook ads in the US.
Nowadays things are different. There are way more marketers and advertisers using FB ads and also Facebook has done many changes to their ads platform, so it isn’t as easy or as common anymore to get $0.01 clicks.
But not impossible…
If you want to get penny clicks from Facebook you need to have engaging and captivating ads that users will share, like, and comment on and also a high CTR (click through rate).
The type of ad you chose to set up is also important. For example, a boosted post on your Facebook page will have a much lower CPC than if you were to do a “Website Traffic” ad.
That’s because Facebook will obviously want their users to remain on their website instead of going to an external one. So clicks to your website will almost always be more expensive than something like a post share or page like.
Video ads are another beast altogether. In general (for me at least) I find it way easier to get video ad views for just $0.01/view.
Of course, video ads don’t have the same CTR as the other type of ads, but the benefit is that you can get that post to go viral much easier since a video is more engaging than a normal ad and you will get free traffic after a while if enough people share it.
In addition to the different ad types, the target audience that you will have to set up during the ad creation process also plays an important role in lowering or raising your CPC.
If you do retargeting and you have a custom audience based on your website traffic, the CPC will usually be much lower.
So as you can see, there are still some ways to get cheap website traffic from Facebook ads. Now I don’t know if it will convert well for you (for me it’s hit or miss), somedays you might have great results, and some days not so much.
Regardless Facebook Ads is still a good platform to try out and their great advantage is the insane targeting possibilities and also the fact that you can start with $5.
Facebook Ads Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: No minimum deposit, you pay after your account reaches the threshold amount.
- Minimum CPC: Can get as low as $0.01 if you optimize your ads correctly and you’re not in a competitive GEO
Mgid is another native advertising network, similar to RevContent and Content.ad. The best part about them is that the minimum deposit is low: $100 and that they are more lenient towards what campaigns you can run and what you have on your landing pages or in your ad settings.
For example, you can run a bit more “riskier” ads on MGID, that you wouldn’t be allowed on other native ad networks like Revcontent. You could also run offers in some categories that some ad networks won’t allow you to advertise, such as Dating and Adult offers, supplements, etc.
Of course, they have rules too, so don’t expect that you could run some crazy offer or landing page, but in general, they approve campaigns riskier than the other networks.
You might be wondering if they have good and cheap website traffic and if they can provide results… well as you could already see in this article I’ve only talked about companies that I personally tested and worked with, so yes Mgid has good traffic and they convert well (highly recommended you use a tracker to track the bad websites / ID’s that send you traffic that doesn’t convert. You could try: FunnelFlux tracker)
As you could see from the image above, I’ve spent $2350 with Mgid on this account, which of course means that I had some great results, otherwise I would’ve stopped at like $200 – $300.
I tested some random health products that I never promoted before in 2 random countries (France & Romania) and I had no idea what to expect. To my surprise, they’ve both made me money and they were both very profitable. The first campaign in France made 105 sales and the second one for Romania, I got 56 sales. Not that bad considering that they both paid almost double the conversion costs.
I had to optimize the campaigns a bit and block some bad website IDs and test a couple of different ads, but all in all, it was a smooth process and managed to get both campaigns on a positive ROI.
The other campaigns that you see with 0 conversions, were used to promote some content on my blogs, so no conversions to be shown there since I had nothing to sell. I just wanted to increase my social media and boost my number of shares on some blog articles and that worked out nicely.
In the end, Mgid is another company that I recommend.
Mgid Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $100
- Minimum CPC: $0.01 (depending on the country, it can go up)
Their minimum accepted CPC varies depending on the country you are targeting. For example, if you want USA and Canada traffic you need to bid a least $0.035 for UK and Australia at least $0.045. For Europe between $0.015 and $0.2 and other GEO’s around the world, the minimum bid is $0.01.
Megapu.sh is a new ad network that is based on push notification advertising. Push notifications are those messages that you receive on your phone from various apps and websites that you are using. For example, you receive push notifications every time you receive a message on Facebook or from your bank account informing you about a recent transaction, etc.
Even though it’s a new Ad format, push notification advertising is growing at an incredible speed, and more and more companies are now using this traffic model to bring clients and leads to their services and websites.
Advantages of Push Traffic: It’s almost always bot-free, depending on the network that you chose to work with. Being a very new ad format, there aren’t any bots out there that can simulate a user subscribing to a website’s notifications.
So advertisers are taking advantage of this since that means there are fewer ways to lose money.
Another great advantage of push traffic is that your message will appear directly and instantly on the user’s device, which means maximum visibility and a very high CTR (click-through rate) when compared to the more traditional banner ads.
Ok, so now where do you go to find good quality push notification traffic?
Simple answer: MegaPu.sh
They have a very good and large inventory and at very affordable prices. They use a CPC pricing model (meaning you pay each time someone clicks on your push ad). Their lowest CPC is $0.001. Yes, that’s right a tenth of a cent. Can you imagine the possibilities with such affordable website traffic?
The only “issue” is the weird way in how they are displaying the cost. they just display everything in cents, so 0.1 becomes a tenth of a cent which is $0.001. So make sure you won’t get fooled by that high number when you see it. For example, if you see something like Germany – 5.9 it doesn’t mean you will pay $5.9 per click it means you will pay $0.059. So 2.1 becomes $0.021, 0.6 becomes $0.006, and 0.1 becomes $0.001.
The CPC in Megapu.sh depends on the country you’re targeting. Some countries have a minimum of 2 ($0.02) per click, while others have a minimum of 0.1 ($0.001) per click. Usually, even the high-tier countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, UK, etc.. only have a minimum bid of $0.02 which is still extra cheap.
But if you have offers that convert well in other countries then you will be able to get a ton of cheap website traffic. For example, India starts at $0.003, Brazil starts at $0.002, Panama and a few others at $0.001, etc. so there are plenty of opportunities to make a nice profit.
I’ve had multiple successful campaigns on MegaPu.sh and I’m still using it to this day… here’s an example of some of my campaigns from a few days ago:
Now obviously I can’t show you exactly what offers and campaigns I’m running, (I will create a separate blog post for that in the future), but as you can see I’m getting clicks as low as $0.002, sure I could’ve bid $0.001 on some of them but I wanted access to more traffic and faster. In other more competitive countries as you can see I bid anywhere between $0.01 to $0.03.
And yeah like I’ve said I made money with them, and I still run traffic every day through them for various CPA and affiliate offers as well as some of my other blogs. So I really recommend you give them a try. Check out my latest blog post for my MegaPush Review.
MegaPush Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $100
- Minimum CPC: $0.001 (for selected countries)
PropellerAds is another great advertising company. Although I only use it for their Push Notification traffic, they also have a few other options such as CPM, Banners, Interstitials, etc. However like I said I only play with their Push traffic.
It works the same way MegaPu.sh works, the only thing different is that they have a slightly higher minimum CPC for push notification traffic which is $0.005, and in some countries, you really need to bid a bit higher like at least $0.01.
I don’t care about their other ad formats, I only tried their interstitial banner a few times, it worked ok but I only broke even, and I had to block too many bad zones to bring in a bit of money. Their push traffic, however, is very good.
As you can see I bought 623,418 clicks in a little under 4 months and I paid a total of $2,250 (the actual cost was $1,875, but since I’m a European citizen, PropellerAds charges me a VAT tax).
That’s on average $0.003 CPC. However keep in mind that I tested many campaigns in many countries, for example in Sweden and Switzerland I was paying a minimum of $0.08 CPC or more, and in countries like the Philippines, I could go with $0.005.
They also had a promotion a while back when their minimum CPC was $0.001, but I only got to take part for like 2-3 weeks, but then they made their minimum CPC $0.005 so I was paying at least $0.005 – $0.007 CPC for countries like India, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, etc.
Here are some Average CPC prices and also the minimum CPC for some of the countries for Push Notification (this is based on a screenshot I took on 29 December 2018, so it changes daily):
So what could I say more about PropellerAds…well if they didn’t have good cheap website traffic, I wouldn’t have bought so much of it.
I’ve tried a bunch of things with Propeller, from dating CPA offers, to content arbitrage, affiliate product sales in different niches like health, finance, casino, etc. Some failed, some made me some really nice money.
I always figure out how to make a profit with all the companies that I’m working with, so I was able to get my money back plus some nice profit. But to figure out what works and what doesn’t, you will have to test a lot. It all depends on what you’re trying to promote, te to be honest, and how quickly you can scale things up.
PropellerAds Extra Info:
- Minimum Deposit: $100
- Minimum CPC: $0.001 for banner/native ads and $0.005 for push ads.
PPCmate – another SSP (self-serve platform) that has good and cheap website traffic. They claim to have an inventory of over 1 Billion unique visitors with global coverage of 98%. Those are some pretty good numbers if I might say so.
The network’s traffic mainly comes from other ad platforms and traffic exchanges such as Mgid, Airpush, Yahoo, mopub, zeropark, and many more.
They have lots of popular ad formats that I like such as Push notifications, Native and Display banners, Pop-unders, and even Video ads.
I have tested PPCmate for a little bit, and I have to say their traffic is real and it converts, as it should be since they buy traffic from such quality ad networks and partners.
I don’t use them anymore but not because they are bad, but because I can’t manage so many networks at once haha.
PPCmate minimum deposit: $25
PPCmate payment methods: Paypal, credit card, crypto, wire transfer, amazon.
PPCmate minimum CPC: $0.0001 for Pop-under traffic,$0.001 for RON direct visits, $0.003 for Push Traffic.
AdMaven is another Self-serviced awesome source of cheap website traffic that converts at low prices. They claim to have an inventory of over 1 billion users from all around the world.
They only have 2 main ad formats: Push and Pop-unders.
The Pop-under CPV (Cost per view) bid starts at just $0.0002, yes you have read that correctly of course expect to pay a bit more for traffic from top countries like the US, Canada, Australia also their push notification traffic starts at $0.003 for a click.
I also personally tested this ad network a while back, and although I didn’t test it for too long, I mainly tested it for arbitrage but also got in a conversion or two with some CPA offers so it’s a great cheap website traffic source.
AdMaven Minimum Deposit: $50
AdMaven Minimum CPC: $0.0002 for pop-under and $0.003 for push notification traffic
AdMaven Payment Methods: PayPal, Credit Card, Wire, Paxum
This ad network is pretty well known by now, you probably see their ads on most websites that you visit. Their inventory is very respectable with publishers that include: MSN, Business Insider, CBS, USA Today, and a bunch of other big names.
Taboola only has one ad format: Native display ads that usually appear at the end of someone’s content, occasionally they can be placed in the sidebar or as an exit intent pop-up.
Like I said previously, Taboola traffic is great for arbitrage but it’s also great at driving traffic to whatever you decide you need exposure or conversions. For example, you could do affiliate marketing, or advertise a blog that you want to grow and get more social media shares, etc.
If you do decide to do affiliate marketing with them, as with any big advertising network, make sure to follow all their rules and don’t promote any shady or scam offers or products.
Taboola Minimum Deposit: None, you pay at the end of the month, your campaign has to have a budget of $10 per day though.
Taboola Minimum CPC: $0.01
I tried Taboola for arbitrage sites a few years ago, however, these days I prefer other platforms, especially if I want to get cheap website traffic from top countries like the US, Canada, Australia. For other GEOs, Taboola is still pretty cheap at $0.01 CPC.
While their claim of being the “best ad network for advertisers” seems a bit of a far fetch, it’s still a pretty good ad network that has all the nice features that you might want, and low-priced traffic of-course.
Adsterra is another self-serve platform, that’s pretty popular amongst CPA and other affiliate marketers these days.
They have a lot of ad formats that we like including popunder, push notification, social bar, native ads, video ads, and banners.
This SSP has a large number of publishers (18,000 and counting), and they claim to have over 1 billion impressions per day.
Adsterra minimum deposit: $100
Adsterra payment methods: Paxum, WebMoney, cryptocurrency, and credit cards (available on request).
Adsterra minimum bids: $0.007 CPM for display banners, $0.25 CPM for Pop-unders, and $0.001 CPC for native display banners and push traffic.
An up-and-coming ad network, Evadav is surely becoming one of the favorite traffic sources for many top marketers out there. And for good reason, they have a large inventory, fast moderation times, and cheap clicks.
They claim to serve over 2 billion impressions every day, which is not bad for a relatively new network. Evadav also has over 30k+ publishers and good payment methods for advertisers.
Evadav traffic is mainly from push notifications, which is awesome if you love push traffic, but they also have native ads and pop-unders.
I still need a bit more time to “play” and test out their traffic so my full verdict and review about this network will come soon.
Here are the important bits:
Evadav minimum deposit: $100
Evadav minimum bid: $0.001 for push and native CPC, $0.005 for push and native CPM, and $0.1 for popunder CPM
Another new network joins the list of cheap website traffic, and it’s Pushground. Based in Barcelona Spain, Pushground, as its name suggests, is serving exclusively only push and in-page push notification traffic.
The best part about this ad network is probably their instant ad approvals. No other ad network from this list fully implements this into their system (some do have it available for select traffic methods like popunder).
Instantly creating and running campaigns is a dream come true for many advertisers and marketers out there. You save a lot of time and get to see results as fast as possible so you can focus on optimization.
Their volume is also good, at 1.5 billion impressions per day, a good amount for a newer ad network.
I Haven’t tested them yet, but I read good things and reviews about them on various affiliate forums and some friends of mine. I plan on testing their traffic very soon though and I will post here my review.
Pushground minimum deposit: $100
Pushground minimum CPC: $0.001 (although expect to pay a bit more like $0.005 to get traffic flowing)
Pushground deposit methods: Paypal, credit cards, bank transfer, and WebMoney.
So there you have it…
My list of 16 very good and cheap website traffic platforms that you can use to promote your websites, blogs, affiliate offers, gather email signups, etc.
Sure some of them are a bit harder to master for example the popunder ad networks, and even Facebook ads can be tricky these days, but they are still worth a try, as the quality of traffic you can get from them is amazing.
I recommend all of these networks, otherwise, I wouldn’t have written about them. They all have their differences and of course, they all vary in traffic quality and price.
I tested most of the networks on this list as you can probably see from my screenshots, there are 2 or so newcomers that I still need to test a bit more before I give my official verdict but so far they have performed well too.
I still use almost half of the ad networks on this list.
My favorites right now:
Microsoft Advertising – For promoting more serious services and software
Google Ads – Using my affiliate link you can Get $100 in Google Ads Credit when you spend $50 – Again for serious websites and affiliate businesses only (no dating CPA and all that stuff).
PropellerAds – For CPA affiliate marketing.
Watch out for the bot traffic and invalid clicks from Revcontent and PopAds, and make sure you track everything (even on Bing/Facebook ads you need to track your campaigns and see what keywords convert, etc…).
I really don’t want to sound like a broken record, but trust me you can ask any serious marketer and he/she will tell you that tracking is one of the most important things to do when you pay for traffic.
If you want you can share in the comments your favorite cheap website traffic network and also the costs associated with it. I’m sure others will find it very helpful. Also, like and share this article if it helped you out.
Please keep this in mind though:
The information you see here can always change, these networks can always increase their prices or minimum deposit, or they can start running bad traffic or close down accounts left and right. So I will try to update this article every time I hear news about some of these changes.
Also, please understand that the results I had here with some of these companies, can be very different from the results you might get. I spent a lot of time and money learning how these networks work and what kind of offers are converting well, so I generally have an idea on how to at least break even and get my money back.
Basically, you can make some nice sales too using these companies, but I can’t guarantee it 🙂 Ok? Why I can’t guarantee it? Well because not even these ad networks can guarantee that you will make sales or your money back, so it would be insane for me to promise you that you will be able to do it and make a profit.
This doesn’t mean that you would not be successful if you try them… it’s all about your product/service that you’re promoting and of course the country and your landing page. So, it’s indeed possible to make money using all of these traffic sources, but these things are not an exact science.
In general, though, it’s not that hard…you just need to learn a few things, burn some money on tests, and pick up it from there 🙂
I hope this article helped you out, if you have any questions let me know down in the comments, I’ll try my best to reply to every one of them.
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