Among the various ways to make money online, you should know that one of them is to sell your ad spaces or virtual property online. There are many networks out there that offers services of “brokering” your virtual properties and one of my favorites is BuySellAds (BSA).
When I joined BSA, it took me a while before I got approved. Their selection process (manual) is probably one of the strictest amongst networks. Once you get approved though, you will most likely find it very rewarding as they excel in their services and one of the most reliable networks I am proud to be a business partner with. They are good at what they do and never cease to amaze me. As an example, I requested for a cashout (withdrawal) some 15 minutes ago, and I have just received a notification from PayPal that my money is now in my account. That’s got to be one of the fastest payments systems I have ever encountered.
BSA helps online advertisers and publishers buy and sell ads (banners). That’s their thing. By all means it is not a free service and it will cost you 25% of your advertising revenues. However, they will only charge you this fee once they sell your virtual property. This is actually pretty much industry average. You might say that this is expensive, but unless you can do it on your own, it is just a matter of setting up your prices and having a better exposure. BSA, will not suggest prices for you, except the minimum. That’s for you to decide.
Anyway, BSA recently added to their network, another type of ad which they call “Social Media Properties”. Essentially, this is just but “sponsored tweets” where advertisers can now use this ad type to relay their messages. You can love it or hate it, but since it was released (a month ago), it is selling like hotcakes. As with everything on BSA, you can automate the approval of your ads, but I strongly recommend you use the “manual” process, just to be on the safe side. Tweets are set to a minimum of $10 and if you have a good amount of followers (10K plus), there is a strong chance that you can use this ad type towards your benefit, should you choose to go this route. Just remember that these are sponsored ads and filling your stream with them could annoy your followers. FaceBook next?
Another fresh from the oven (3 days ago), is the announcement of BSA’s new ad type: RSS Feeds. Right now, I can’t tell you whether this ad type will be interesting or not. RSS is still pretty much alive and just similar to AdSense for Feeds, the idea is that advertisers can choose this medium to extend their reach. What do think? If you are a subscriber of an RSS feed, will it annoy you to see an ad within a feed? Maybe, maybe not, but for advertisers, this is probably a good way for them to use for brand awareness. We’ll see.
There you have it. BSA is a good choice in case you are looking for ways to monetize your ad spaces, tweets, and now, maybe your RSS feeds. You can not access the new ad types though unless you are an approved publisher first, so that’s that. Sadly, they don’t have an affiliate or referral program, otherwise.. LOL.