Warning: This post is completely selfish. But I’m allowed to make a selfish post once in a while, aren’t I?
The month of March is nearing an end, and if things continue the way they have been, I won’t make a new blog income record (“Oh, the horror!”), or even come close for that matter. Therefore, I’m writing this post in the hopes of selling my unsold ads before the end of the month.
Please note that none of my ads are in rotation; you receive 100% of the impressions.
Site Traffic & Reach
Visitors of TylerCruz.com are typically males ranging between 15 and 40 in age. The vast majority of readers are entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, developers, businessmen, and technology enthusiasts. Since this blog revolves around earning an income online, readers are often interested in trying out new products and services related to web development, or entrepreneurialism.
Side Sitewide 125×125 Banner
I currently have
TWO one sitewide 125×125 banner available. Priced at $40 a month, they are displayed across 100% of the site.
Top Sitewide 728×90 Leaderboard
This extremely prominent ad is priced at $300 a month and is shown completely sitewide.
I just sold my Embedded 300×250 Banner a couple days ago, and the advertiser has already received 49 clicks after 2 days. That works out to a $0.20 CPC, which is an extremely good rate for such targeted traffic especially in this competitive niche.
Now, I don’t have such stats for my leaderboard banners, and it is important to note that the Embedded 300×250 Banner probably performs better since it is the only ad that is displayed in my RSS feed, but I’d imagine for my 728×90 leaderboard to still give decent results considering it’s prominent position.
Peel Away Ad
Nobody has been purchasing my newly added Peel Away Ad! You can find it at the top right of my blog. It can be purchased on a weekly basis through AdToll. It is currently priced at $15 a week, so for $60/month you can grab it.
I think partly why it hasn’t been selling it because people don’t have the proper ad creative for it… but once you have it, you won’t need to get it again, so it’s not a bad investment.
Without trying to sound too much like a greasy used car salesman, my paid reviews are arguably the best value you’ll find. For $130, you can order a custom review written by me, on your website, service, or product. I cannot guarantee a positive review as it is after all a review and not one long ad. However, you will get the benefit of receiving an entire post written about your company or product in great detail.
Feel free to view some of the many past paid posts I wrote. Below are some recent ones:
- Retire at 21- Be Inspired
- Learn From a Stock Market Blog
- New Webmaster Forum on the Block
- Maximizing Blog Income- Real Life Example
I spend hours writing paid reviews. I research the site for at least an hour or two, take notes, write a rough draft, form a final draft, then polish it before publishing. My reviews are typically 1,300+ words.
Every single person that has ever purchased them have been extremely satisfied, with the exception of one advertiser who was angry not with the actual review, but because of the negative comments he received (he wanted me to delete them).
The only reason they are priced so cheap is because I’m trying to build demand for them. I have an RSS readership of 1,400 highly targeted readers, and so for the price, I think that my paid reviews are an absolute steal.
Let’s see if this post helps round up some new advertisers. I’ll need at least a few paid reviews to be purchased if I’m going to set a new income record…