You can monetize your website content or blog content with affiliation. There are nowadays some tools that automatically transform your existing links into affiliate links
Affiliate links enable you to receive a commission for any purchases made by the user who has clicked on it.
|Merchant Count||More than 12500 Merchants||More than 17000 merchants|
|Already Affiliated Link Warning||Yes VigLink shows how many already affiliated links are available on your pages (but no further information)||No SkimLinks does not show any warning about the existing affiliatedlinks.|
|Link Override||Yes Amazon and Ebay links||Yes Amazon links only|
|Contextual Advertisement||No||Yes SkimWords, generate automatic links from product references...||No|
|Products Search Widget||No||Yes Amazon & EBay|
|Products Feed API||No||Yes EveryFeed|
|Links in RSS feed||No||Yes SkimRSS|
|Custom sub domain||No||Yes||Yes|
|Setup||automatically approved (after email validation)||It requires up to 3 business days for approval||automatically approved||automatically approved (after email validation)|
Supports REST API on request.
Also have "Installation Checker"
Also support Flash integration
|Active Merchant On Start||Unfortunately all merchants are not active at first day. And VigLink doesn't give any details about that.||%100 SkimLinks says, all merchants are active at first day.|
|Integration with third parties services|
|Plug-ins & Integrations|
|Revenue share||They take a %25 commission cut and leave you %75||They take a %25 commission cut and leave you %75||They take a 15% commission cut and leave you 85%. They say that they use 5% of the commission to put it towards marketing your blog and sending new visitors to your highest performing blog posts.|
|Minimum payout||0 USD||10 EUR or £7|
|Transaction Fee||VigLink pays the all PayPal fees||SkimLinks pays the bank transfer fees and the PayPal fees|
|Commission Calculation||about 1-2 Days||about 2-3 Days|
|Referral Program||If you refer a publisher to VigLink, you will earn a referral fee equal to 10% of VigLink commissions for the first year. The publisher earnings will not be affected.||SkimLinks gives 10% of their earning commission for text referrals and give 12% for banner/badge links during one year.|
Compatible with U.S. system only.So if you are non-US publisher :
U.S. Laws wants to have %30 income tax from alien foreigners! It also requires to fill in complicated forms and apply for ITIN (tax id number) to do legal business.
Finally, you might need to pay your income tax at your country.
For U.K. Citizens they collect VAT.
For other countries. You can pay your income tax to your country with your country laws...
|Statistics View||Calendar Style||Graphic Style|
|Statistics Filtering||None||Supports filtering by domain and merchant|
|Statistics Range||Weekly and monthly ranges available only. Daily statistics not available||Allow custom statistics ranges|
|Statistics Export||CSV export for a week only||XML, CSV, PDF export for custom ranges|
|Clicks Statistics||Live or with little delay||After a day|
|Affiliated Pages Statistics||Yes||No||Yes|
|Affiliates Links Statistics||Yes||No||Yes|
|Support||0 no rating||0 no rating||0 no rating||0 no rating|