Earn Free advertising!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements / Feedback' started by Rob, May 30, 2012.

  1. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    We've added a free advertising area on the site for our active members! You can earn money towards advertising on every page of the site that has a sidebar!

    How to earn money:
    - Each new thread earns you 2 site dollars.
    - Each reply you post earns you 1 site dollar.
    - I'll award random $ to posters whom I think are doing a great job.
    Note: Posts must have at least 30 characters to earn you money.

    How much is the link?
    - The link will cost you 100 site dollars for 30 days.

    What kind of link?
    - Regular html/text link
    - Do-follow

    Where is the link?
    - On every page that has a sidebar - just under the 'share this page' box.

    Other notes:
    - Each link subject to approval
    - User can earn/buy as many links as they like
    - Users can trade site money with each other
    - Site money is not real money
    - We will never give you real money in exchange for site money
    - Really, site money is not real money.
    - They can be referrals
    - They can go to other forums (or any site as long as it's not adult, illegal, etc..)
    - There are 5 slots.

    How to buy?
    - Once you've earned enough for a link, PM me and i'll set it up
    - As soon as I put the link up i'll deduct the $ from your account
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  2. TheMonkMan New Member

    Money:
    $5
    Any quick rules and regulations about these links? For instance, can they be refferals? Are they allowed to be other forums and so forth? How many open slots are there?
  3. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Sure, sorry about that.. i'll also update the original post..

    - They can be referrals
    - They can go to other forums
    - There are 5 slots.

  4. Seopro Member

    Money:
    $213
    This is a genius idea Rob because it rewards good posters. I hope people don't just spam a bunch of useless threads just to get the free promotion. This is a great way everyone can get some time in the spotlight so to speak. Have you done something like this at any of your other forums, or is this the first time you're trying something like this?
  5. dexterlablab1 Member

    Money:
    $69
    Guess this saves me from having to ask what the money thing was about. But honestly, this is a great idea you have here. Nice job.
  6. Host Surf UK Host Surf UK Staff Member!

    Premium Member
    Money:
    $71
    I was wondering if you have considered pricing for 3/6/12 months?

    Thanks
  7. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    I did try it on another forum that I had about 6 yrs ago - kind of forgot about it until I saw a similar idea on another site recently.. thanks :)
  8. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Thanks :) One of the parts I like about it is that the user's threads/posts need to be at least 30 characters to count - promoting more interesting, quality posts.. instead of spammy/short ones.
  9. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Usually, I'll subtract 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% for long term advertising..

    1 mo = 0% off
    3 mo = 5% off
    6 mo = 10% off
    9 mo = 15% off
    12 mo = 20% off

    In order to receive the discount, the term must be paid in full. You may also mix/match site dollars and real dollars towards advertising. :)
  10. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Another note -

    You guys can give/trade your site dollars with each other. This might come in handy if there are a couple people from your company on the site, each earning site dollars. Pick a member to give all of your site dollars to and earn free advertising quicker.
  11. Host Surf UK Host Surf UK Staff Member!

    Premium Member
    Money:
    $71
    What a fantastic idea! This WILL work for you!

    Little off-topic but I just noticed there is no sections to sell web hosting.
  12. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Thanks!

    Sure, sell web hosting in that advertising spot on the right there ;)

    J/K - I just added a "Hosting Offers" forum in the Marketplace section.. Thanks for the suggestion!
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  13. Jambab New Member

    Money:
    $8
    Sounds pretty awesome to be honest, a good way to get people active too, I will be sure to save up and get this deal.
  14. dexterlablab1 Member

    Money:
    $69

    Yeah, I saw. In fact, the only thing that gets me upset about this plan you have going is that I didn't think this up myself. I'm sorry man but I might have to copy your idea for my own site. And trust me, I don't go around doing that very often. How did you come up with this anyway? It just came to you overnight or something?
  15. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Ha - feel free to use the idea on your site!

    I've been building forums since about 1999/2000 .. so i've used this idea before, but i've seen them on other sites as well. No way can I take credit for creating it :)

    All you need is a credits system for your forum - in vbulletin you can use vbcredits or similar.. and in xenforo you would want the [bd] Banking mod.

  16. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
  17. theafterhours Member

    Money:
    $46
    Awesome idea Rob! Makes our time on the forums even more rewarding. I definitely look forward to trading in my points for some free advertising.
  18. tetutato Member

    Money:
    $210
    Wait so one sec, do I just post here if I want to buy 30 days?

    EDIT: Finished reading :p Sending you a PM
  19. Rob Administrator

    Founder
    Money:
    $452
    Important changes:
    The price raised from 50 site dollars to 100 site dollars.
    Changed from 10 spots to 5 spots

    Why?
    It was too cheap - someone could easily amass 50 site dollars in less than a week of regular posting.. it should be a bit tougher to get to the total amount..

    Also, since they are do-follow, and we're now a PR7 site, we don't want too much 'link juice' leaking out. :)
  20. theafterhours Member

    Money:
    $46
    Sounds like a reasonable change as the site dollars are technically free, just need to post.

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