I am going to make it very clear that I normally do not promote a new service unless I get a referral fee for it. None of those ‘Will blog for free’ kindness, sorry. So, for this, I won’t be telling you which company is doing it. But if you are a registered ReviewMe blogger, you probably have signed up for it.
I signed up for this new service few days ago and I sold a couple of links already. The new way is a very discreet method because we merely add it to our blogroll. Surprisingly, I get a very good price for my personal blog at USD50 per link per month, of which I get 50% share. But I haven’t sell any link on that blog, so don’t bother to dig. The rate goes according to our blog traffic and pagerank. One no PR, low traffic blog only get offers at USD5 per month, which is not worth the trouble.
In my opinion, as long as we have a good blog with good traffic, the possibilities of making money is endless. Stale methods may become obsolete but there are always new tricks for these ads companies to get on our blogs without being sniffed out by Google.
So, how do we, bloggers participate in this secretly? Here’s what I do:
I have about 6-7 links on my blogroll which are related to my blog niche and those sites are ‘respectable’ sites. It is on my blog links widget on WordPress. Then, I sneakily add in another text box with the links I sold and place it under my blogroll widget. The links I sold blended in so well on my sidebar, it fools even myself.
And there you have it, another make money method of selling links by adding to our regular blogroll.