Webmaster Forum Rules | Posting Guide | Contact Us | Testimonials | Contributing Geek Program | Advertise on Geek/Talk
Welcome to the GeekTalk Webmaster Discussion Forums from GeekVillage.com

Click Here To Register. It's Free!

Go Back   geek/talk: Web publishing business discussion > YOUR FRIENDS: The geek/talk Community > Archives of the best threads
User Name
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-08-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
I am a Contributing Geek. Are You?
Steve_S's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Posts: 5,224

A very interesting thread full of great tips. A few thoughts about selling your own adverts which are not directed at any single geek

Introduction: Weather you are attempting a "blend" which means your own sales of adverts along side a Network or attemting to convert your entire revenue stream to your own advert sales, most folks just don't get it. They often don't have the necessary foundation in place so they fail.

It's kinda like building a house so the foundation needs to be in place:

1. Get yourslef a DBA (Business Name) and open a business checking account

2. Get yourself a business phone and stick an answering machine on it

3. Get yourself an advertiser friendly script to manage the adverts and install same

4. Make a "Media Kit" which normally includes a "Rate Card"

5. Make sure that your Whois data accurately reflects your business name and valid contact data.

IMHO, don't even bother trying to sell adverts untill all of the above is in place. You have exactly one chance and about 120 seconds to grab the attention of a potential advertiser who are significantly smarter today (thankfully) then they ever were in the boom days.

I'm not inferring that monetizing your site in this fashion is for everyone BUT I'm also not surprised when I see an "exception" to the rule in a given space Don't let folks disuade you if you honestly feel that the quality, mainstream focus, and traffic numbers to your site provide you with a reasonable chance of success and steps 1-5 are already in place. Don't be reluctant to do this even if none of your competition has tried.

Good luck to all
Steve_S is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A tip to higher CPM's thegauntlet Making Money with CPC and/or CPM Programs 13 11-15-2004 05:54 AM
Maybe the best freebie tip of the year for Geeks starluck Web Design and Webmaster Issues 7 10-20-2001 01:15 PM
Advertising.com CPMs? Webmaster5000 Making Money with CPC and/or CPM Programs 4 05-03-2001 05:43 PM
Have you seen CPM's rise a bit? Kathy Making Money with CPC and/or CPM Programs 19 04-04-2001 11:04 PM
Tip on Adguide (Jobs services) WildComputer Making Money with CPC and/or CPM Programs 0 10-26-1999 03:10 AM

Please support our advertisers. They ensure our survival.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

GeekVillage.com is copyright © 1998-2015 Curiosity Cave - Science gifts for clever kids. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.