Cheap Website Traffic – My Top 10 Sources (clicks from $0.001)

Cheap Website Traffic – My Top 10 Sources (clicks from $0.001)

I don’t know about you, but I have an obsession with finding cheap website traffic that can convert well. I mean, I also run ads on Adwords where I pay at least $1 per click… and they are giving me a positive ROI, 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 traffic.

cheap 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 out many years ago, my main concern was finding good quality 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.

Of course, I’ve tried AdWords because so many people talked about it, but as a noob, that was really a mistake to join AdWords and pay such a high CPC even at that time, the lowest I could get was like $0.30 – $0.50 targeting US and search engine only.

So I’ve said, to hell with that it’s too expensive and hard for a beginner to make a profit from AdWords and I started my quest to find good advertising networks that could give me quality traffic but at a fraction of AdWord’s cost.

Anyway, 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 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.

Why Low-Cost Traffic

You Don’t Have a High Budget

no money for ads

Obviously, if you’re reading this article you’re interested in increasing the traffic to your website or to 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, and also you can’t afford to pay $1 or more per click on Adwords.

So the next best thing is to find traffic that is cheaper than Adwords that can also convert well and is way faster than waiting for SEO. Sure you might still have to spend money on it, but in the end, if you find a good network that you can work with, your cost will be much lower than AdWords.

No Time To Wait For SEO

no time 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 traffic.

Yes, it will not always convert as good 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 paid 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 Traffic Bad?

Yes and No…

I’ve tried and tested many many paid advertising networks over the years, and most of them where indeed crap, and I only lost my money in trying them out, but there are some 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 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.

But first…

bot traffic
Always be on the lookout for bot traffic.

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.

In general, even the legit traffic sources have 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.

Ok, enough about the bad stuff, let’s see my go to places to get quality traffic at a low price.

10 Recommended Cheap Website Traffic Sources

1. Bing Ads

BingAds

UPDATE: I just partnered with BingAds and you can get a $100 bonus in advertising if you spend $25 with them. To take advantage of this offer Sign up with Bing Ads Here. 

Similar to Google and Adwords, Bing also has their own advertising platform for their search engine listings. They work the same, but Bing Ads are in general much cheaper. 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 specially 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 their 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.

Another good thing about Bing Ads is that their user base is a bit older than Google’s, and they have a higher conversion rate than Google but at a lower cost.

One of my campaigns that I ran on BingAds, managed to get an average CPC of $0.04 targeting: US, CA, UK, AU, Singapore

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 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 Google Keyword tool in order to add more keywords 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 setup correctly and I was targeting France instead of the US, where there isn’t that much of a competition).

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 even better than Google Adwords sometimes and that their traffic 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.

2. MegaPush


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 for 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 in order to find good quality push notification traffic?

Simple answer: MegaPu.sh

1.2 means: $0.012 not $1.2 and 0.3 Means $0.003 etc. It’s confusing at first, but don’t worry you will get the hang of it eventually.

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 cheap 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.

Some countries have a CPC as low as $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: 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 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.

Mexico Minimum CPC: $0.002 but fi you bid $0.003 you get access to more traffic

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)
  • Sign Up Here

3. Reddit

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 bullshit quick and the whole campaign could backfire on you if they start leaving you nasty comments. So it’s probably best to advertise something that’s 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 in order 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. Which is weird since they have such a good price for super laser targeted 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 depend 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 in order for your promotion to go live.

Reddit is an amazing way of getting quality cheap traffic, but you must be careful of what things you’re promoting as again, Reddit users can smell through the bullsh*t and if they sense something is tricky or 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

4. Content.ad

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.

CPC prices for promoting Noncommercial content (such as an article, guide, tutorial etc)

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.

CPC for promoting Advertorials or Advertisement Content. (Landing pages to affiliate products, services, email signup etc)

 

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), in order 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 in order 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 noncommercial, mobile only and other countries than the US, then you will get a lot of quality cheap clicks at a $0.01 CPC. This 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 a tracking software. Tracking is very important when buying 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 in order 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

5. PopAds

PopAds Traffic

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 times 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 which is double than the average 2% conversion rate most advertisers get on Google Adwords.

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:

PopAds Settings

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 traffic and quicker, in order to faster optimize the campaign. Plus most of the times 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)

popads bidding
Popads bidding example: $0.002 cost per view will come out as $2 CPM ($2 per 1000 impressions) pretty good…

Throttling: Disabled

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.

Popads campaign summary

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 in order 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 low bounce rate etc.

One of my tests campaign that I ran on Spain, as you can see I was able to get a $0.0014 cost per view, which was pretty good…for a tier 1 country. But this was after I optimized the campaign and removed the bot traffic, so that’s why I have fewer impressions count.

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 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 in order 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 in order 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)

6. YouTube

Youtube Advertising

Youtube is the 3rd biggest website in the world and the 2nd search engine. It gets a ton of traffic every day, and yet there aren’t that many advertisers on it.

Youtube in numbers: There are 400 hours of video uploaded every minute or 25 hours of video every 5 seconds. It has a user base of over 1.5 billion and there are about 5 billion videos watched every day.

The CPC can be as low as $0.02 for US traffic and maybe even lower in other countries. Comparing that to Adwords where you can find clicks upwards of $150 for certain industries, and you can see why advertising on Youtube makes cents (a stupid pun on sense and cents, I know, but I couldn’t help myself).

Advertising on YouTube is as easy as it is on AdWords, but it comes at a lower price. It all depends on what type of ad you create, some can be cheaper the other more expensive.

So if you’re looking for some quality traffic at cheap prices you should try and give Youtube advertising a try. You don’t even need to have a video ad, you can simply use a banner as you would use on Adwords.

YouTube Advertising Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: No minimum deposit for YouTube ads, you pay after 30 days
  •  Minimum CPV (cost per view): $0.01 (it really depends on the ad format that you chose)

7. RevContent

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 traffic you can buy on RevContent can be cheap $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 in order to buy more traffic. This is also 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 traffic volume and the cost was good.

So as you can see you can get a lot of 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 in order 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 a 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 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)

8. 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.

Anyway…

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 and also a high CTR (click through rate).

Facebook Ad Types

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 then 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 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.

facebook ads targeting

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 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 out 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

9. MGID

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: ED, Hair Loss Pills, Adult Games, Dating, 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 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 ID’s 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.

10. PropellerAds

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 in order 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 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 in order 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: $0.005

Conclusion

So there you have it…

10 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 Youtube and Facebook Ads, 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. However, they are all tested and I’ve personally made money with them and I still use at least half of these networks on a daily basis to buy traffic for my websites and campaigns.

My favorites right now:

Bing Ads – For promoting more serious services and software.

MegaPu.sh – For sending traffic to affiliate offers for sales and lead generations such as: Dating, Casino, Trading, Health products, etc…

PropellerAds – For doing the same things as I’m doing on Megapush

RevContent – For Adsense Arbitrage (I will talk more about this in another article)

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.

So yeah, get yourself a tracking software like RedTrack or FunnelFlux (a bit more advanced and easier to use) and have fun setting up your campaigns.

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, 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 don’t guarantee it 🙂 Ok? Why I don’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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51 thoughts on “Cheap Website Traffic – My Top 10 Sources (clicks from $0.001)”

  1. I use bing ads, but my cpc’s are all in the $1 range or more, anything less then I get *very* little traffic since the ads fall to position 5 or lower.

    How do you get so much volume so cheap? If the kw’s are too broad then wouldn’t it affect quality score and thereby reduce volume? I am surprised by your screenshot, the minimum bid for Bing seems to be 0.05 cpc, but you somehow got it down to 0.04?!

    • Hi Ivan,

      Your ads and landing page need to be very good with Bing in order to lower your CPC and still have plenty of traffic. It all depends on your niche, keywords, ad context and website.

      Make your ad copy to resemble your website as much as possible. Also I was targeting multiple countries and not only US, so that might have been another reason why the CPC was lower, and my ad score and landing page/keywords quality where over 8 all the time… so that helps to lower the CPC.

      Keep in mind that I did those tests last year and Bing might have changed some things since then, I guess you can’t manually bid under $0.05 anymore from what I’m seeing right now, they pretty much update and change things almost daily, so it is possible that now the minimum is $0.05. I’m mostly doing push and native traffic these days so I haven’t used Bing for myself in a while and did not notice this until now… but I will have to update the article with this new information regarding Bing.

      Most of my keywords even though they were very broad were still related very closely to what I was advertising, so I had no problems with that. Funny enough the only time the keywords gave me a problem was when I used Bing’s stupid campaign optimization tips and added a bunch of keywords that they recommended for my campaign… and guess what? Those f*cking keywords took my whole campaign down because somehow I wasn’t allowed to run them and got denied after an automatic review by them… had to be on the phone with them for 30 minutes to fix that shit that they caused…but other than that I had no real problems with the KWs.

      But still even $0.05 or $0.1 from Bing search ads is very good compared to Adwords, and you can still make it profitable, so don’t give up… try up different ad groups and make sure your landing page and ads match and are high quality. Also with some niches/keywords it might be simply impossible to go under a certain bid without losing traffic since there might be a lot of competition involved…

      Check out SemRush (free trial) and see the ads of your competitors, you will get to see how much an ad has been running, that means it’s profitable for them and you can “get inspired” from it for yourself 😉

      Good luck,
      Stephen

      • Hi Stephen, thank you for your detailed reply, it was very helpful. I think this post is very eye opening because just knowing low cpc’s are still possible opens up a bunch of new ideas to test.

        Affiliates I know (I am not an affiliate) usually say high cpc’s mean people are making money, but I think before competing with hyper optimized 0.80 cpc campaigns on outbrain or dollar and up clicks on Google, it makes sense to optimize it cheaper before swimming with the sharks.

        • Hi Ivan,

          Yeah that’s true about high CPC = people make money. But to be honest I feel that I have more freedom when I’m paying lower for a click, I can test so many things and screw up a bunch of times and just not care, because the CPC is so low.

          So that’s why these days I’m mostly using traffic sources that are $0.1 or lower per click. Because if I screw something up, or a test fails, at least the hole isn’t so big to actually care too much. But when that same thing happened with AdWords, boy… you would really feel the screw-up, especially with their insanely high prices.

          I haven’t used Google Adwords in a very long while now, I’m buying my traffic from a few of the sources I’ve listed in this article at a much cheaper price than Google and Outbrain and yeah it works just fine for me.

          Good luck,
          Stephen

  2. Hi can you suggest me which site for me best to get convert adult traffic ?
    I used plugrush spent $10 , popcash .net spent $15 , traficjunky spent $25 but I don’t get any conversion

    Please suggest me a good site your help can make me a great
    I am waiting for your response
    Thank you very much .
    my skype id is live:saif123ark

    • Hi,

      I don’t do adult traffic or offers, but you could try popads. Last time I ran offers with them they converted… but I never tried adult offers with them so I don’t know. Adult offers are tougher to convert than regular offers nowdays.

      Good luck

  3. 👋 Hello Stephen,

    This is Dipranil from india, I really loved your truthful post. I just opened a clickbank account and I was searching for cheap ads site list, and I found you. And from bottom of my heart i want to say it’s inspired me for some of points. Have you ever tested these companies ads on any clickbank product? What you think which ad company will be good for clickbank affiliate marketing?

    • Hi Dipranil,

      I’m glad you liked my post.

      I haven’t promoted Clickbank products in a very long time, simply because I don’t think that most of them are any good and of high quality. Almost all of them seem like a scam, with 1 hour long videos on the landing page trying to sell you some bullsh*t ebook that’s been sold before. Most of them have a high refund rate and I simply don’t want to try and scam people into thinking that buying an ebook from Clickbank will give them their “vision back” or “reverse their diabetes”.

      This is just my personal opinion I’m not saying there aren’t any good products in Clickbank but I simply prefer promoting other things than clickbank products. For example if I promote a CPA product like a cream or some pills, at least that’s a real product, people will interact with it, most of them even see good results. So yeah sorry I can’t really answer your question. I see marketers promoting clickbank products with native ad networks like MGID and RevContent, so you could try those (careful with some of the bot traffic, use a tracker).

      Cheers,
      Stephen

      • Thanks 🙏 Stephen for your truthful answer, I have also doubts on clickbank product. As I’m newbie so I don’t what type of company there are affiliate marketing.

  4. Thank you for sharing your useful experience,
    I am from Morocco, I had Adsense closed and I want to open another US Adsense account, Do you recommend opening it with US Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)? What is the best site to sell RDP for you?
    Thank you Stephen

    • Hi Adam,

      Unfortunately, if you got banned by AdSense is very difficult or maybe impossible to get another new account. Because you will need a new name, new address, new payment method etc… Google verifies the address and the bank account as you know before you can get paid, and if the same information was used before on a suspended account, they will figure it out.

      Maybe you can get a new account if you create a business adsense account, meaning that you will sign up as a company and use a company name, address and payment method. I think that might work but I’m not 100% sure.

      I really don’t know what you can do as I’ve never been in this position myself so sorry to say but I can’t help you with this. Maybe try and find some AdSense alternatives? I will have to write a blog post about the top AdSense alternatives that exist out there.

      Best regards,
      Stephen

      • I open it with my brother’s information in the United States, but the problem is I’m in Morocco. do you recommend opening it with US Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) when you use it?

        thanks Stephen

        • Hi Adam,

          I think the best option would be for your brother to open the account for you directly from his computer in the United States, if that’s not an option then I guess you have no other choice but to try remote desktop, I think a good program is TeamViewer it’s free last time I tried.

          But can your brother verify the adsense account to his US address? You know that Google will send him a letter to that address with a PIN that needs to be verified and added to your account. So if you’re brother is already in the US and he can wait for the PIN, can’t he open the account for you from the US?

          Like I said previously I really don’t know too much about this problem because I was never in this position, so I’m sorry if I can’t be too much of help.
          Regards,
          Stephen

  5. Hi Stephen as always,

    Just wanted to know about push notification traffic. When we are promoting an article that is monetized with Adsense ads then do we need tracker for that. Is it necessary because we only want clicks and there is no way around to find whether that click converted or not but the clicks will be legit. While promoting affiliate products then tracker is a must because we are looking for return. Also how to keep our Adsense account safe when it comes to bot traffic or in general.

    • Hi Jimmy,

      No, you don’t need a tracker for adsense. You just need to integrate your analytics account with your adsense account, and after that just use UTM tags inside the link you are promoting on the push notification networks.

      For example if your article link is: https://nethustler.com/how-to-choose-a-domain-name/ then you will have to use UTM tags inside this link when you add it to your ad network for example: https://nethustler.com/how-to-choose-a-domain-name/?utm_source={campaignid}&utm_medium={zoneid}

      Keep in mind that the {campaignid} and {zoneid} is specific to the ad network you’re working with, these are the settings for PropellerAds, for Megapush it will be: {feedid} and {camp_id} and whatever else they give you when you create a campaign, usually the networks will show you their tracking tags, so you can use those for your links for adsense articles.

      About keeping AdSense safe, well there is no real way to do that, other than using good traffic sources (don’t use popups for adsense), and carefully examining your adsense account.

      For example if you see the Ad CTR is too high, or if you are getting invalid clicks (if you had earned $10 and the next time you refresh your adsense reports you see that you now have $6, that means Google took out $4 that were invalid clicks, you can also see that when a payment is made, google will keep some money out of your earnings for invalid cliks etc…), then you should probably stop sending traffic from that source.

      There are also some adsense plugins and services out there that can work to protect your ads from bot clicks, but I never used them, but you can check them out if you want.

      I’m writing a few guides about AdSense right now, in fact, I’m finishing the main more general AdSense guide in a few minutes actually… and I plan on writing a few more about arbitrage and other things, so make sure you stay subscribed to check those out when they are ready.

      Cheers,
      Stephen

    • Hi Daniel,
      Thanks for the nice words.

      About your question, well I will be honest with you… I tried a few things for Brazil, nothing really worked well … no idea why… Tried Dating & survey CPA offers without any success, with over 3k clicks to each offer = 0 conversions with multiple landing pages etc. It’s weird, I get conversions from Mexico, Nicaragua, Argentina, Peru etc… but nothing in Brazil after 3k clicks. I also tried Adsense and I got only my money back or maybe just a little bit of profit like if I invested $10 I would get back either $9-10 or $11-$12 in adsense, and that is with all the advertisement done in Portuguese and the content of the site was in Portuguese also. So not that good of an experience for me with Brazil, I’ve talked with another marketer friend about this and he also struggles a bit on Brazil, he told me that it’s all about the way you’re selling things over there and you need to understand the culture etc… Not really sure what that means but at least I wasn’t the only one who failed lol.

      I would sure love to do more stuff for Brazil in the future, as I believe there’s a lot of opportunity with the amount of traffic there is in every ad network for Brazil, but for now, I’m sticking to other countries.

      I hope you have better luck than me 🙂
      Regards,
      Stephen

  6. Very Useful content and your website theme is so Nice and Pleasent to read as well. Keep up the Good Work… I have registered with MegaPu.sh like you suggested. Since i am getting really cheap clicks from them.. Thank you for the Awesome Post…

  7. Hi Stephen once again,

    As you mentioned that you are trying push notification traffic to Adsense site. Can you mention ROI. I mean how much you are spending and how much you are making in return in general. It can be a bit difficult to spend money in a country like US,UK,Canada and make a profit where CPC is a bit higher compared to Asian and European countries like India, Argentina,Sri Lanka etc. What are your thoughts on that where CPC is low and have better chance to make a profit with push notification traffic to Adsense site.

    • Hi Jimmy,

      I didn’t mention ROI because it’s not something exact at the moment. For example, I had quite a few campaigns in countries and with websites that ended up with negative ROI and others with a positive ROI, so overall it’s about even I say… But lately you are right, I stopped doing US, Canada traffic on push because the clicks are indeed a bit too expensive. The thing is that I often paid even $0.05 or $0.10 for a click with arbitrage no native ad networks, but those were able to still make me a nice profit in adsense because the clicks from native ads were always more engaged with my content, and the bounce rate was lower and time on site longer. So now even though the CPC is $0.02-$0.03 on US on push, I still can’t get it to be profitable simply because it’s not the same as with native traffic.

      So yes, I’ve tried other countries as you said, and with some of them indeed I had a positive ROI, for example, I even did some countries in Africa and was able to get double the money I invested, so pretty good. But then I lost a lot when I did a bunch of tests in other countries like the Philippines, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, etc…

      The thing is that it’s also about the niche of your website. For example, a website in the health or finance niche will bring a bit more per click than a site that’s in entertainment, and viral stories…

      Overall yeah, push can work for arbitrage, because there are no bots, but the traffic is just not the same in engagement wise and time spent on site etc (this also counts towards a higher CPC). So for some countries I even had 100-200% ROI for others I had 0-10%, others were negative like -70% or so. It depends on the site niche, country, method of push (CPM vs CPC), device, and simply if the user is interested in your content…

      Hope this helps, good luck,
      Stephen

  8. Hi Stephen !
    Thank you so much for your reply, i really appreciate it man, and your reply in itself deserve to be an article for start up newbies, i just want to let you know that i will make a niche website and try to get an audiance from the social networks first, like you said it’s a slow process & painful, but it DOES work, better than investing in media buying with such a small capital, thanks for making my head straight on this one !

    • Hi Omar,
      I’m glad that it helped you. Honestly, I was in the same spot chasing after quick bucks until I realized I need to get serious and think long term. The bad part was that for me I had to waste a few thousand dollars before I realized that I need to just focus on one thing and make that thing successful, because every week/month I was just trying a different thing in a different niche, and it just never worked. So after I was able to focus on just one website and after it started to bring me income on a daily basis, I was then able to diversify and start “playing” and doing various things properly like CPA, Adsense Arbitrage, Create my own eBooks/Courses, etc.

      So I wish you all the best and good luck,
      Stephen

  9. Hello Stephen, first of all: GREAT article man !

    i have a question about MegaPush:

    i have only 100$ to invest and the last thing i want is to be scammed, they seem a little new on the market and i’m afraid that they will take my funds for whatever reason.

    i’m from the third world (Morocco) and this is my FINAL chance to earn money online and break free from almost 7 LONG YEARS of depression & poverty, all what i need to know is: can i trust those guys with my money or they just gonna take my funds & ban me for whatever reason and literally kill me (seriously, the 100$ it’s not even my own money, it’s as serious as it gets here man, my LIFE depends on what i will do with that 100$)

    i’m gonna be promoting CPA offers, and i know almost all the basics, anyway, i’ll be waiting for your feedback, and i promise you that i will share how my first campaign went with you & your awesome readers !

    • Hi Omar,

      I’m glad that you like the article. And sorry to hear about your situation, trust me I know how it feels, being in this business for 12+ years, the first 3 years were a pain for me too.

      Now about MegaPush and your situation, to be honest with you, from what you said I would advise you not to invest that money into MegaPush or any other ad network.

      Here’s why:

      MegaPush is good and it does work for many people in different things, but they can ban or take your account away if you mess up with their rules etc…and this is true for any network.

      But the most important thing, in my opinion, is that there’s always the possibility that you could lose your money simply because you targeted the wrong things or your CPA offer sucked… You can’t know all those things without a lot of testing. A lot of testing needs some money to be invested in order to know what works and what doesn’t.

      So again I will say, I would suggest you not to look at MegaPush or almost any paid traffic source at this point. Simply because the stakes are too high for you with only $100 that is not even yours.

      Here’s what I would do instead with that $100:
      Create a website in a niche that you have good affiliate offers for.
      -Write quality content
      -Promote that blog and articles for free via social media/seo/forums
      -And if you have left like $30-$50 or so, you can then pay for some traffic to that blog to help boost the SEO (google knows that you’re getting traffic and they will boost your rankings a bit)

      In this way, even if you blow the $30-$50 you have left on paid traffic and it doesn’t work and doesn’t bring you any conversions, you still have left a good website that can receive traffic from SEO or you can even sell it on Flippa etc, even if it doesn’t make you any money. People are still buying websites that are starter websites and don’t make money, simply because they don’t know how to make one or don’t know how to write quality content.

      So you see, at least you’re not gambling all the $100 in one place… rather you are trying to build an asset and if it doesn’t work you can always get free traffic to it or sell it in the future.

      I know this might not be what you wanted to hear since it sounds like hard work and it will take some time, but it’s the truth… I can’t honestly feel good about myself if I were to tell you: “Yeah go ahead and spend your last $100 on this traffic source” and then not work out…

      There are some ad networks where the deposit is lower than $100, so at $30 or so you could try out some things… now I’m not saying they are good or better than the ones on this list, but there are some of them out there like: Adnow.com (I think it’s $30 minimum deposit via Credit card and $1000 minimum deposit via PayPal) or even Bing where if you spend $25 they will give you $100 for free, not sure if this offer is available in Morocco though.

      I spent a few thousand on Adnow in the past, but not doing it anymore, because they have some bot traffic especially in the US… and also their traffic volume has decreased over the last year or so… they also have the majority of the traffic in countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, etc… so it’s not good if you’re trying to promote something for US, CA, AU etc… you could still give it a go I guess and just try $30 with them, but only if you know what you’re doing and have faith in your offer/targeting… but be warned they do have bot traffic… so don’t say I never warned you 🙂

      Trust me, when I started out I tried so many damn things that you won’t even believe me, none of them worked well.. you know why? Because I was always after “quick money” and I was never thinking about long term, and building assets like multiple websites, with original content, SEO etc… Sure I still do CPA nowadays direct linking even, but that’s because I know that if something doesn’t work well, and lose some money, I can always rely on my other sites for revenue.

      So yeah my advice, save the money and invest it in building assets like websites with quality content and try and get free traffic to them. You can even build multiple websites with that $100, but I recommend you focus on just 1 website in the beginning.

      People think that SEO is too hard and complicated, and it sometimes is…but really all you need is good content and the ability to do some basic on-site/off-site SEO stuff, like building natural links and having a proper website optimized for SEO. Do you see this reply to you? It’s over 800+ words long, this is a good number for an SEO article, but instead, people chose to just copy/paste stuff from other sites or use Autoblog plugins and then they wonder why they don’t have any search engine traffic. It’s not easy but also not that hard.

      If you really need money fast, you should do gigs on Fiverr or better yet go straight to Upwork and Freelancer and start doing some work for people and earn some quick $ that way, while simultaneously working on your website.

      Hope this helps, and best of luck,
      Stephen

  10. Hi Stephen,

    Can we use push notification traffic on adsense site instead of using native ads traffic because it does not involve any bot traffic whatsoever. Can we make money through it. Have you tried. Look forward to your reply.

    • Hi Jimmy,

      Yes you are right they don’t have any bots and I did in fact tested this, and I’m still testing it right now. Basically it’s good because there are no bots and its cheap, and the clicks in adsense are legit (never had a problem with my account in the past 2-3 months since I started testing with push for adsense sites). The only problem is that the engagement on the website and session time + bounce rate is very very bad for push traffic on adsense sites. I’ve tested multiple push ad networks like megapush and propellerads etc… they are very good and I got a lot of visitors from all over the world to CPA offer, affiliate sites, adsense sites etc… However I’ve noticed that they stay about 10 seconds or less and 90% bounce on my adsense sites. This is unusual because the same articles/sites with adsense get about 50% bounce rate and 2+ minutes of average time reading and sessions when I use native ad traffic or other sources of traffic compared with push traffic.

      So while push is great for selling something or giving them a great offer fast, like: Sign up to this casino right now and get $200 bonus, it doesn’t work the same with making them read a bunch of pages of content or 600+ words content that they had no interest in. Keep in mind with native traffic they are already in a “reading mode” they browse other news and content sites, they see your native ad and decide to click on it and read it because they are interested in what you’re advertising, with push traffic they never chose to receive that push notification they have no interest in it all the time and they are not in a “reading mode”.

      Sure I made profit with push and adsense and still do a little but yea it’s not the same by a mile… I just wish the native ad services would get better without bots and all that crap and restrictions etc…

      You could give it a try but clicks for US/CA/AU traffic in push are already a few cents like 0.03-0.05 or so, and at that point they are the same as on native ad networks. Push notification traffic is awesome when you buy it cheaper in countries like Israel, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil etc… where you can pay $0.001-0.005 a click which is nice.

      Hope this helps,
      Regards,
      Stephen

    • Hi Boko,

      No one can guarantee 100% Adsense safe traffic. I personally tested RevContent, Content.ad and Mgid, and never had a problem with AdSense so far…but, of course, that can always change, you never really know what kind of traffic you will get. That’s why I recommend you to use a tracker and filter out the bad sites/id’s from every traffic source you test, after you filtered out the bad sites and bots, you are left with a nice clean white list of only good quality IDs that you can then use for your AdSense sites and hopefully you won’t get into trouble with Google. This tactic works well with the native companies I mentioned before: RevContent, Content.ad, Mgid, Taboola, and Outbrain. Good luck and make sure you don’t do anything stupid on your Adsense site 🙂

  11. HI Stephen,

    Congrat on making profits with MGID. As for me, I’m still struggling to make a sale with MGID. When you advertise health products on MGID, do you use direct linking to offers or are you using a landing page? And which countries do you usually target?

    • Hi there,

      Sorry to hear that you’re struggling to make a sale with MGID. It all depends on what you’re promoting and to what countries. The thing with MGID, Revcontent and Content.ad is that you don’t have many targeting options…so you need to promote offers that are good for everyone. For example: lose weight products can be bought by young and old women or men… so you see, you target all of them by advertising a product like that. Now don’t get me wrong, “Lose weight products” are kinda oversaturated, but here’s a hint: It’s a new year, many people have made a new year resolution to lose weight, so maybe you can have success for a month or two by promoting such products.

      Me? Well, I promote many things and offers, and I always test different ideas and countries. That example from Mgid was for a varicose cream in France and in Romania. I used Adcombo for those 2 offers, and in Adcombo your offers will automatically come with a prelander + landing pages, so I didn’t have to make my own landing page. But yes I used a prelander who then redirected users to the final landing page where they had the option to buy the product.

      Hope this helps,
      Good luck

  12. Hmmmm, I have been able to finish reading .hurray! Lol.Quite a stuff,thanks for sharing but am working on reviews site (gentlerolandreviews.com) Which traffic would you recommend.For now I was not given the chance to be part of AdSense and so am Afraid I will just be lossing my money with Paid Ads.
    Please advice.Thanks.

    • Hi Roland,

      Well, it seems you first have a problem with monetization then, and second with traffic. So in order to really focus on getting traffic paid or free, you first need to figure out how you will make money from your site. If you did not get approved for AdSense, buying traffic for your site will more than likely not make any money back simply because you need a good system to make money from paid traffic.

      I see you have some review posts, so I guess if the products you review pay you a good commission you could try and buy traffic only for those review posts. Other than that, as I said, fix the monetization part first. For cheap quality traffic I would stick with the native ad companies that I suggested, depending on the location you will advertise in, you can get clicks as cheap as $0.01 from Content.ad and RevContent.com

      Hope This Helps,
      Stephen

  13. Thanks for the article, have you tried some of the “cheaper” companies you mentioned here, and if so what was your conversion rate? I see you show impressions and clicks, but did any of those clicks convert into money?

    Cheers,

    • Hi Beven, Good questions. I used all these networks, otherwise, I wouldn’t write about them or recommend them on my blog. I believe that all these networks are good at providing you with conversions, it just depends on your product/service/etc and what your goals are. For example, let’s say you would want to advertise your digital startup agency, you could very well have great success in advertising it on Bing and Facebook, and get some nice leads that might convert into sales later on, but if you would try and advertise the same agency on Popads for example, you won’t see that much success I’m afraid. It’s all about the offer and what you’re promoting and what you’re goals are. Like in the example above, Popads might not work for your digital agency, but it can work for someone that is doing dating cpa offers, betting, casino, make money online, etc… So all of these companies have their uses.

      Now if you want more details about my conversions, as you can see for example on the Revcontent account screenshot, I spent at least $850 in just a few days, with them, but do you think I would spend more than $100 without seeing any results? Hell no. It’s just that I didn’t set up their tracking pixel on my landing pages, and instead used a tracker like RedTrack So the conversions only showed in my tracking dashboard. From that campaign that I ran on revcontent I managed to bring back I think $1500 or so. Which was almost double the money that I spent. However I did my due diligence, and I promoted an offer I knew it was hot at that time, and also placed my ads only on relevant websites. For example health offer only on health/nutrition sites. Plus I also had a good whitelist from other tests, so not that much bot traffic. All in all was a successful campaign for me.

      I also used Revcontent and Content.ad to do ad arbitrage. Meaning I bought cheap clicks/traffic and then I had adsense and other ads on my site that earned me more money that I spent on ads. That was almost 100% of times bulletproof and almost always made a nice profit.

      Anyway, with almost all of these companies I have made money. Some in forms of direct product sales (ebooks, pills, courses, etc) others with leads (such as dating, casino, paid survey offers), and with some I just created an email list for my businesses.

      To be honest with you, the only network I had trouble to make a great profit was Facebook, I think that barely broke even, but in reality, my offers probably sucked anyway and were not meant for social traffic and more for search traffic (user intent willing to buy etc). I still use facebook to promote each of my posts for all my blogs whenever I post a new article, just to create some buzz.

      Hope this helps,
      Cheers

  14. Hi, Stephen,
    My website is primary products focused and not content. Could I possibly, be able to use any of your 7 good and cheap website traffic that you wrote about here?

    What would you recommend as my best approach to getting cheap and good traffic to my website, if your 7 good and cheap website traffic source is not good for my type of products?

    Your article is impressive and content latent that is worth emulation. Thanks

    • Hi Matthew,

      You could try Bing and Facebook ads for products website. But make sure your targeting is on point in order to lower the costs. I will have to write tutorials on that in the future. Good luck 🙂

  15. Hello Stephen,

    I read somewhere that doing business without advertising is like standing in the dark and winking at a lady. You know what you’re doing but she doesn’t.

    I have tried almost those websites you’ve tried as well with the exception of BingAds and I quickly decided to give them a try but my account was banned instantly.

    That wouldn’t stop me though from giving them a try once more though. Facebook and Adwords have now become my main sources of traffic now but I do think it’s about I give content.ad a try once more.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

    • Hi Kabie,

      I’m glad that the post was helpful to you. I plan on adding a few more secret traffic sources in the following weeks, at the moment really busy with life stuff.

      Anyway, where did you get banned instantly on Bing Ads? That’s weird they shouldn’t ban you like that unless you used a fraudulent payment method or some coupon that you bought on fiverr/affiliate forums etc…

      You could try content.ad depending on what you’re selling/promoting you might get a nice ROI. I would also suggest you take a look at MGID, similar to revcontent and content.ad but a bit cheaper and more beginner friendly.

      Good luck 🙂

  16. Awesome Stephen, thanks for sharing your insightful and wonderfully written article about the cheap website traffic and your top reliable sources to attract more traffic to a website!

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