It’s a well known fact that selling text links is a quick and easy way to make good income every month. Of course it depends on a lot of factors such as the Google PageRank of the site, site’s rankings in the search engines, site traffic. no. of outbound links per page and site content.
Is you are interested in selling text links on your website, the question that might arise in your mind would be whether to you use a 3rd party text link brokerage and selling service or to sell them manually? It all comes down to personal preference.
3rd Party Services
There are quite a few 3rd party text link brokerage and selling services online which list your link selling ad on their website with the asking price per link. The commission they charge per link sale varies depending on the service provider.
And let’s not forget you also have to first get into their publisher programs, which isn’t an easy task if you run a new blog or a new website. Another point to be taken into consideration while judging whether to go for these service or not is a lot of these services tend to rely too much on data like Alexa rankings and not enough on information like blog readership levels, website traffic and content of the page where the links will be posted.
If you do not like doing stuff yourself, or if you have previously failed at selling your own links, then a 3rd party link service might work well for you.
Selling links manually
If you don’t mind doing a little bit of work by creating a small “Advertise here” page, then perhaps you should sell your links manually.
The advantages to manually selling link space are pretty obvious. You get to keep all of the money from the sale and you have more price control. The downside to this is that you need to have fairly good proof that you get good amount of traffic on your website and set the price per link taking into consideration, site traffic, Google PR, no. of outbound links per page and other factors.