Are you still looking to make money from your blog? A great spot to start is with a little site called Text Link Ads. They’ve been in the game for many years now and are a solid company to deal with.
Since 2007 I’ve been utilizing (TLA) on my hiking trail website, Virginia Hiker. All I’ve had to do is put up a small widget code on my site’s sidebar and let it run. Every so often I get an email from TLA saying that they’ve sold a link on my site and that’s it – I don’t have to do anything else. The links are automatically added through the widget and there is no maintenance on your end.Ã‚Â Then the following month the check just shows up!
Now, the amount that I’m making each month from Virginia Hiker (which is currently my only site that has sold links through TLA) is not anything to go crazy about and call my self an expert on. However, every amount helps at the end of the month and puts you on your way to growing your business!
Here are a few answers to common questions you probably have about TLA.
How long does it take TLA to review a submitted site?
It can take 24 hours to be approved. Then you need to add the code on the exact same page that was approved, then 1-3 days to get packaged on and placed on the site depending on number of submissions. Another great feature is that you can keep adding multiple sites if you have them and manage all your sites under one account. This can really grow your earning potential!
Can I control what links appear on my site?
Yes, you can choose to be emailed every time a new ad is sold so you can approve it or deny it from being published. This is great because it also helps you keep track of how many links have sold on your site by notifying you that a link has sold.
Can I run Text Link Ads along with other ad systems I am currently running?
If you’re link me, you are trying to expand your money making avenues and running multiple different ad programs on your site, or selling links and banners privately. Well, it’s great to know that Text Link Ads can be run along any contextually served product. They do ask that TLA be the sole provider of static HTML advertisements, as this will protect the value of the advertisements as well as give you the highest payout.
I hope this quick post has given you some ideas about different revenue streams out there. There is so much talk about making money on Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social media sites, that sometimes people forget to monetize their own website!
Give Text Link Ads a try and let me know what you think! Like I said, I’ve been with them since 2007 and have only had great experiences. Their support has been great when needed too, so if you have issues with getting your widget to work on your site, just contact them and they will be quick to help!