I'll have to contact her, but I also still welcome opinions and ideas here as well. This is a general dark area for me as I have done very little in ad management in the past, and it's something I could certainly learn more about for future endeavors.
well, i'm still learning so I wouldn't be a good one to ask, lol.. one thing I know... most of the bigger affiliate programs, although they pay well, they are so glutted that it's still hard to make money.. eg amazon pays 15% of each sale but getting sales from links would be really hard without a lot of traffic because everybody has links to amazon. another good paying one is xara.com, I'll try to think of some others, okay?
from what i understand, google ads aren't paying as well as they did in the beginning so the best thing to do is look for affiliate programs but try to stay within site topic rather than just any old links.. amazon and xara would both fit here.. amazon because they offer tech books as well as everything else, you know? you can try adsense because it does still pay something.
I'm thinking the Amazon or Adsense route at this point. I'm not looking to make a fortune, but I'd like the establish the website a little more before I go out and try to contact clients and such for advertising.
can't blame you there. I'm going to stick up amazon and a few others on writingwise more for visitor convenience than actual hope of making a lot of money, lol. it's a writing site and writers are also readers, so...
but yeah, i'd find a couple of good affiliates to start with and use the proceeds to advertise the heck out of your sites, then start loking for other advertisers.
I just want a nice little community for people to come without hundreds of ads. I know that eventually if this place keeps growing it will need more space and potentially a server, so I want to make sure that this place eventually pays for itself.
I hear ya, CT.
Ummm.. this is off topic but... how come I'm called a student webmaster? rofl.. i will always be a student, of course... any webmaster who knows anything always will be as well.... but then you have all these other ranks... I want one!!!!!!!! LOL
I have no hands on experience with ad revenues but I hear good things about Google.
Success depends (like most ad programs) on the content of your website but to give an example, a friend of mine has a website on "living in Milan" (he's Dutch and has lived in Milan, Italy a few years).
The website is aimed at foreigners in Milan with information on the how's and where's, automated weather, currency and cultural reports.
Even though it's just a hobby (he doesn't live there anymore) he's making about a 100 bucks every three months by Google ads.
From a visitors point of view I like the Google ads because they are small and very content related.
So, like I said, depending on the content of your site Google might be a good candidate.
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I think he should enable the stars we get by our names.Â Hey CT... how about giving us Skippers those blue stars under our name to match the theme?Â Â
Not off the top of my head I dont. I can do some searching and get back to you tomorrow if you'd like CT. I am sure I know some people who know some scripts hehe... Its kinda like the, "know some people who know some people who can do something" lol.