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Advertising Wanted, To Bring Back Newslinks

By someone else follow someone else   2012 Aug 27, 6:09am 3,150 views   9 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

I'm working on business models that would let me get paid to bring back the Patrick.net daily newslinks.

Do you think you'd subscribe at $12.50 per week to get one link of yours included in the emails and on the site each week? It would reach about 20,000 people.

The link would have to have interesting content, not just advertising, but I'd guarantee it got included.

If I got 40 total paying advertisers, that would make it worth doing the links M-F, because 8 per weekday would mean $100 per day. Though 8 of the links would then be included because they paid, not because I necessarily thought it was the best content.

Note it also boosts your SEO rankings, because my links do not include the "nofollow" tag like most forums do.

1   someone else   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 27, 6:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm up to 3 advertisers so far, and one wants this service every day! So it looks like it might work well.

2   ohomen171   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 27, 11:52pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick cash is tight now but this would be great for us starting in December.

3   someone else   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 28, 1:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thanks! With you, I'm now up to 8 potential advertising slots filled out of the 40 I'd need to fill to make it worthwhile to do the links.

Where can I find other bloggers or advertisers willing to pay $12.50 per week to get included in the newslinks?

4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2012 Aug 28, 2:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Solicit realtors

Then everyones email boxes will be stuffed with "buy now or be priced forever" flyers from patrick.net, and we'll know we've come full circle

5   someone else   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 28, 2:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I don't think I could ever sink that low.

6   anonymous   ignore (null)   2012 Aug 28, 2:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So is link submissions temporarily suspended altogether?

If so, id like to thank tovarichpeter as well as patrick and others for all the work over the years!

I'm a much more informed on RE thanks to this site. Its certainly saved me some money over time as well. Just signed off on what will likely be my last refinance. I'm going to split the savings of my sept 1st mort payment with ya patrick,,,,,hopefully I can get a free book outt of it ;-)

If you ever get Troy and company to form up a Georgist-esque political party, let me know. I'm in

7   Trivial   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 28, 3:27am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick, you got it the wrong way around.

Your content draws readers, which in turn draws advertisers.

If you do not provide content, readers will leave, and no advertisers will come.

You're essentially asking for advertisers to draw users in themselves.

Best of luck.

8   someone else   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 28, 4:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says

So is link submissions temporarily suspended altogether?

Not altogether. The links still show up in each of the individual forums. Real estate, for example:


errc says

Ever think of writing an e-Book and putting it up for sale here?

A real book is pretty much done. Just waiting for the cover art. I also want to have a few people review the text.

Trivial says

Your content draws readers, which in turn draws advertisers.

The problem is that my content is mostly about why not to buy a house, which advertisers don't like much. Telling people not to spend money is the greatest sin in America. Maybe the advertising thing just can't work.

9   long time reader   ignore (0)   2012 Aug 29, 1:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

if you have users, you're going to get paid.
if you have content, you're going to get users.

best of luck to you Patrick.

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