My name is Teoalida and www.teoalida.com is my PERSONAL website dedicated exclusively to articles and projects made by me, generating few thousands $ per month from sales, consequently ads are NOT required to cover server costs. Guest posts are unwanted, I do NOT want to turn my PERSONAL website into a cheap advertising place for other people.
Ads are against idea of website to provide useful and interesting information, because 99% visitors aren’t interested in ads. I estimate that if I put Google AdSense, I will earn $300 for my 60,000 visitors/month website, but I cannot control ads to not display competitor websites, I risk losing sales worth more $ than what I earn from ads clicks.
If you REALLY want to advertise on MY website, here are your options
The “Housing in Singapore” pages contribute with 50% of traffic, of which most people come for information prior buying a property, or after buying a property looking for a floor plan and renovation ideas. See traffic stats, that include number of visitors for each landing page, so you can see what people are looking for and which pages have biggest contribution! If you are interior designer or agent selling Executive Condominiums you may want to advertise in List of EC page only.
Banner ads – $20 for ads related to real estate, $10 for everything else (monthly fee).
Recommended size for banners: 320×180 or 320×240 pixels. Text links are also welcome at half price!
Referral program – 10% per sale.
If you are real estate agent, architect, interior designer, I can refer you customers who contact me and enquire such services, you should pay me 10% commission of what they pay you.
Links in existing articles – $50 (one-time fee for permanent links).
Choosing a good web hosting service is a page popular for hosting companies to pay me for links.
Guest posts – $100 (one-time fee for permanent article with links).
Note: guest posts from third-party writers can be posted ONLY in www.teoalida.com/guest section instead of home page dedicated exclusively to articles and projects made by me. I created /guest section in 2019 once I started receiving a high number of emails requesting sponsored posts on my website. Surprisingly nobody care about how much traffic I have, nobody provided a clear explanation why choose my personal website to post their stuff, these guys must be really desperate for getting links purely for SEO purposes! Read more: Guest post SPAM.
You may say that above prices are unrealistically high, that nobody will pay such price on a website on this size, that you determined (based on traffic, PageRank or whatever) that advertising value $10 only. If you are looking for cheap ads feel free to contact other websites that do not sell any product and service and their income is advertisement-based only… or offer me a link or article in exchange? I have no problem if nobody is paying for ads, I am happy to have ad-free website, that is generating few thousands $ per month exclusively from sales of my projects.
Too many ads may distract customers from buying what I sell myself, and I made website with intention to provide interesting and USEFUL info to as many people possible, a banner advertising 1 specific condo is uninteresting for 99% people, click-through ratio may be less than 1%.
Note for links within articles: my articles (especially in Housing around the World section) contain links to other websites (usually news websites), added voluntarily to indicate sources of my research. Nobody paid me for these links. I do not know if these links influence SEO agencies to beg free / paid links from me. Someone advised me to add NOFOLLOW tag for all links that are not paid, but Google Webmaster Guidelines say that paid links should add rel=”nofollow” or rel=”sponsored” to paid links instead. I am confused what is best thing to do?