Patience Pays With Text Link Ads

  • Comments: 4
  • Written on: July 23rd, 2008

$100 In Free Links From Text Link Ads!I have been using Text Link Ads for about three months now.  I applied to Kontera first, but they took over a week to approve my application.  Patience doesn’t come easy to me, so I also applied with Text Link Ads.

Text Link Ads got me approved quickly, and soon I had their code installed on my blog.  I was ready to start earning money, so I eagerly watched daily as TLA spidered through three years of my old content, adding my words and phrases to their inventory.

Within a week or so, I started selling the really spammy keywords like auto insurance, ringtones, Halloween, download music, free website, personal injury, Toshiba laptop and car loans.

At the end of the first month with Text Link Ads I had earned about $25.  I was a little disappointed because I had nearly 600 posts on my blog at that time and I thought I should have been able to earn more.  I took some solace in the fact that I just earned $25 for doing absolutely nothing – I was simply monetizing content I had already written.

The Secret Behind Making Money With Text Link Ads

But that is when the newbie magic took over.  I quickly realized that webmasters who buy words and phrases tend to re-purchase them automatically month after month.  My $25 grew to be $60, and a month later to $80 and in July so far I am right at $100.

That’s not a HUGE amount of money, but it defiantly pays the hosting bill, and it took almost zero effort to generate.  The growth has slowed a bit, but I typically add $20 or so a month as long as I post consistently, build my inbound links, be a part of the blogging community, and do the things that bloggers are supposed to do.

I heard some of the women at Blogher 08 talking about how you couldn’t earn any money with Text Link Ads, but I think it is more of a patience game than anything.

As long as you keep running their widget, keep generating interesting content, and continue working to build your blog your Text Link Ads revenue will increase over time.

If you have tried TExt Link Ads in the past, but not given it a couple months to really talke hold on your blog, give them a second try.  If you haven’t, there’s gold in your previous content and you would be a fool not to monetize it with Text Link Ads.

  1. don newton
    don newton said on July 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Great ideas Thor. Was it tough to install the code? I’m not a coder so if it’s not cut and paste it’s above my head.

  2. Ronald Wilson
    Ronald Wilson said on July 26th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I read online that Google will penalize you for selling links. WHy are you risking your blog for $100 a month?

  3. Paul u said on July 28th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I’m going to used them this month to get some revenue from my blogging. I could always make another one anyway in case it got penalized.

  4. Thor Schrock said on July 28th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    @Paul

    I have to admit I am a little spooked by the possibility of a Google penalty for using TLA (I suppose that is the reason they do it). I am also in the process of giving Kontera another shot. Earned $1.73 with them on day 1, and from what I read there is a ramp-up period until they get you properly indexed and categorized. We’ll see how it goes. If it performs better and there is no threat of a SERP penalty, Kontera it is!

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