Most of us would like it if our blogs could earn us a few extra bucks without us having to make any effort, wouldn’t we? Some money to help fund our tragic (?) Scrapbooking Addiction at least.
Well there is actually an easy way to do this. And it’s not only legal but totally painless as well.
Text Link Ads is a broker of text links (duh!!) which means they they have clients who want to seed links to their sites around the blogosphere and will pay you a monthly fee to host these links on your site.
Now we’re not talking spam sites here. I hope you know me better than to think I would suggest anyone gets into that murky area. And we’re not talking X rated sites either. Generally the reason sites do this is because they want to increase the popularity of their site in Google through having other sites linking to them. And also they’ll be hoping for some extra traffic that way as a bonus. This is how it works.
For the last couple of months I’ve hosted a couple of links from Text Link Ads on Scraps of Mind. sitting in a text box with no heading in my sidebar. A couple of harmless and rather boring sites and a Scrapbook Supply Sellers blog. However they pop a nice little handful of dollars per month into my PayPal Account without me having to do anything.
I simply registered Scraps of Mind as a publisher with Text Link Ads, copied a piece of code into one of my text widgets and they went out and found the links and populated the widget with them. Then each month they send me the ‘rent’ with no effort from myself.
You can nominate to approve the links before they get put on your site to ensure that you don’t host anything that is against your principles. They’ll send you an email to let you know they have sold new inventory on your site and if you don’t respond after 24 hours after that email then they will assume silence is consent.
So if you’d like to pop a few bucks into your PayPal account to help offset your online scrapbook purchases, this might be just the thing for you.
If you want to find out more about Text Link Ads click here