I’ve been trying a few different things that prove to generate a teensy bit of revenue a year to pay for my hosting fees. I have several domains as well as this domain, Fix4RSO.com. I know that things may seem a bit choppy, and there are these weird ads showing up between posts - I’m experimenting with different ad applications and providers other than those snooty-guys with the $450+ stock price, you know the mega-giant (who shall be nameless)?! I never ever generated anything at all from them, ever! And, the only reason to have ads from Amazon is ’cause I can target my own personal likes in an ad - and if ya like, ya clickee-clickee and maybe buy too!
Recently I posted about Text Link Ads and how they have generated some revenue. This is a start-up group of folks that have been working very hard to give us bloggers some easy tools to use, good content, and some cash! They also started a site called ReviewMe - but I haven’t popped to the surface there at all. And just recently these same crazy ad guys started a new service called AuctionAds! The power is really beginning to dawn on me - I just hope some cash does too!
AuctionAds gives you the power to put eBay auction items on your blog sidebar, in between posts - well, just anywhere ya wanna stuff the code! You can create ad campaigns, giving you the power to analyze and then realize which location gives you the most returns on value via impressions and click throughs. I am trying to use campaigns right now: one tower ad in the sidebar and then individual ad chunks between each post. So far, they’re both easy to install and work nicely.
Again, these folks that started Text Link Ads (TLA) are giving us some very cool tools with which to get a little coin without a bunch of pain to implement, and without mucking up your whole look and feel.
I’m stickin’ with the TLA team, what about you?!TAGS: Fix4RSO, Milblog, Military, SEO, Ads, Text+Link+Ads, AuctionAds, ReviewMe, eBay, TLA, Revenue