I’m still a pretty big fan of Text-Link-Ads and they immense marketplace of both publishers and advertisers, but one thing I don’t like is that they take 50% of the money that you earn. Let me tell you how much effort goes into the day to day maintenance of the site. None. Now, Patrick and crew will argue that there is a lot of activity behind the scenes and I’m sure there is. I just don’t see it as being worth 50% of the links I sell. That said, I’m not going to stop using their service any time soon.
There is a new service on the market that I’ll be keeping an eye on. PrivateLinkSales.com is a marketplace where you list your links for sale, sell your links, and you keep 100% of the money. There is only a $2/listing fee. I like that. I don’t see the $2/listing making the site a huge profit machine anytime soon and would imagine that at some point, a tiered system may be on the way. Which would be fine.
After perusing the listings, there are only a little under 40 listings available right now. Not exactly a bustling marketplace yet. But it does seem to be growing. To push that along, the admins are giving away listings for the month of July. Not that that was a deciding factor, but I think I’ll be listing a few text links there to give it a try. This is one service that I would like to see blossom.
P.S. if you want a link here on Thatedeguy, that’s your cue to head on over to PrivateLinkSales.com and pick one up for less than you’ll get it at TLA for. (I can do that because I don’t have to share 50% of it with someone else)