So the ad flip is complete. I sold the rest of september on ebay for just over $50.
So I made $23 from nice people entering their zipcodes and $51 from selling the ad on eBay.
I also got 525 visits to the page of which a good number came to visit my blog. I may also have gotten 5-10 people to sign-up under my Azoogle affiliate id. This is hard to judge right now because Azoogle is being pretty slow about approving them.
So I lost about $130 but I would still say that it was a succesful ad flip. If I would have catered more to my visitors or put the zip form in an iframe below the ad I think I could have made a lot more money. Or of course if I would have done something more with the John Chow visitors.
Overall I think I got 10 new subscribers to my RSS feed because of this as well. All in all I think the 5 or so new referrals might be worth the most. I got a couple good people signed up and soon as they are approved I will be making 2% of whatever they earn (taken from Azoogle’s side, not theirs). So they collectively need to bring $6,500 for me to recoup the $130 loss. I think this will happen sometime, and while I wait I can point out that I flipped the ad (even though for a loss) even though John Chow told me not to! :p
Stay evil people!
I told everybody I was going to flip my JohnChow.com ad. I don’t think that anybody believed me.
The catch here is that I may loose money on it. It’s a good opportunity for you to make some money off of me though!
Here’s the EBay Auction…
I started the bid at $1 with no reserve. I would have made it a 2 day auction if I could but that wasn’t an option. (Darn you EBAY!)
If nobody buys this for $1, you are crazy. Simply redirect it to a “I’m pitiful please help me page” and you should would make money on it!
(Here’s where I put my shameless plug)
Now if you aren’t signed up for Azoogle Ads yet, and need something to promote on your “I’m pitiful please help me” page, then use this awesome AZOOGLE AFFILIATE LINK and I will try to push you through. Even with me pushing it could still take several weekdays. Just ask my new friend Ryan. Unfortunately the people who do the actual approving (ie. Accounting) aren’t commision based. Accounting people always have it rough compared to everybody else (except IT workers of course). They aren’t commision based and people only talk to them when they need something.
Nothing new to report. Not many people are clicking on the Ad any more. I haven’t made any money off of the Zip Submit ads in the past 2 days. Also only 40 visitors have come. We’ll see what happens Tuesday as a TON of people are probably not even logging in to check their email due to the long weekend.
Here’s the results from Day 1 of my Ad Flip. So far I received 2 comments basically telling me “Good Job” or “Interesting”. Thanks to the 2 people that commented!
I also received 30 clicks on my offers and 2 leads giving me $5.75 (Thanks to those people!).
Also here’s the info about the visitors.
I thought for sure all the visitors would come from Feedburner. I suppose they are all coming from the RSS reader services. It’s safe to say over half the people are using Google Reader. (I use Google Reader myself). 1/5th seem to use a reader that doesn’t note their referrer. That is probably a RSS client that sits on the user’s computer.
So I need to flip the ad for $195 to pull a profit of 75 cents at this point. After a couple of days, and John Chow posts, I think I will aim for $10 a day flip with a few days minimum. Unlike our good friend Mr. Chow, I dare you to flip the ad!
If you guys are interested in those offers above, they are supplied by HydraMedia. They are an auto-loan link and a debt consolidation link. You get paid for people just entering a zipcode. The debt one pays $2.75 and the “auto loan” pays $3.00
If you want to join Hydra, click on THIS LINK to sign up. I get you as a refferal. I don’t think you’ll lose any commisions but unlike Azoogle (which is my current true love) I am not sure what I get out it.
Like always, sign up through one of the referral links then use my contact me page and I will try to help get you started. You need some web programming skills, some money to pay for ads and a LOT of patience.
Background: John Chow, the Master of Monetization, has opened up yet another revenue avenue. He has started selling links in RSS feeds. He says that these feeds are seen by nearly 8,000 a day. On average there are usually 100+ posts per month and your ad should show up on half of them. 8,000 views a day time 50 posts means that your ad is in front of a person (even though it is the same 8,000 people) 400,000 times. If the ad is clicked .1% of the time then you should get at least 400 visits.
Now, I’m not a “Master of Monetization” like John. I can’t pick up a rock, squeeze and have a quarter come out like he can. I will take a $200 gamble though.
I have an ad that you should be seeing on his rss feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/JohnChowDotCom) shortly. I bet that it will get at least 1% click through or 4,000 visits. Maybe it will even get 2-3%. Want to see it? It’s right here John Chow Ad Flip.
So to make money, I need to do one of the following…
- Flip this ad for $210 ($10 profit)
- Flip it for or $7/day = $210 ($10 profit)
- Have 100 people enter there zipcode on either Offer 1 or Offer 2 on that page.
- Or a combination of any of the above.
I installed Google Analytics on that page a few minutes ago so I will document any and all profit that I make myself on that page.