I managed to sell some ad space at two of my sites for a whopping total of $250 per year. This is my first sales ever of online ad space. I did not find the advertiser but rather the advertiser found me.
After some haggling over the price ( I asked for $240 for the first site. This was bargained down to $150. I offered the 2nd site at $150 and this was bargained down to $100) So that is how the $250 sum came about.
The ad space was just a small one as it was mainly a text ad of less than 20 words.
Perhaps this is a start to me diversifying away from Adsense.
As a tip to bloggers out there, make sure you have a price list ready just in case advertisers start knocking on your door and you have no idea what is the "correct" price to ask for.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Many blogs place donate buttons and suggest that readers buy them a cup of coffee if they enjoy reading the blog.
Lately, I have placed donate buttons on a few of my blogs. The readership for those blogs have been pretty steady and it might be good if I get a donation or two. Otherwise, it is perfectly fine with me and I might just use it as a thought experiment.
The question is this: Does a donate button work? How much can one collect in terms of donations?