Advertising on my blog

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  • #1125664

    Hi, I am starting a new blog and I would ultimately like to be able to sell advertising space once my blog reaches a certain level of traffic. Is it easy to do? Do I just have to wait until I have a certain level of traffic and then contact WordPress about building in banner space on the blog?

    The blog I need help with is secretdiariesof.wordpress.com.

    #1125741

    AdSense, Yahoo, Chitika, TextLinkAds, and other third-party advertising is not allowed here at WordPress.com.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    #1125815

    Is there a way for advertisers to submit their ads to me and I post them to my blog? Is there the capability of this at all? my blog is megsbeerbanter.com and I am very new so I am not sure how and if I can accept ads from potential advertisers and post myself. Is this possible?

    Thanks!

    Meaghan

    #1125816

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, that is simply not an option at WordPress.com unless you’re in the VIP program which costs $2300 per month if I recall correctly. If you want ads, you need to get paid hosting and export your content to that new WordPress.ORG blog.

    #1125817

    Rain, FYI, the Enterprise package allows ad campaigns, but at $500/mo, it’s still far above the budget of most people.

    #1125818

    apetcher
    Member

    $2300 per month is a lot of money!

    #1125819

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    If you wish to run advertisements on your site, move to a self-hosted website. Costs much less than $2300 a month or even $500 a month. Here’s some info that might help:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    @apetcher-when posting to the support forums, please try to assist the person asking a question with a helpful answer rather than a quip. Ta!

    #1125820

    move to a self-hosted website. Costs much less than $2300 a month or even $500 a month.

    True, but it could also be a lot more work for a business site that might end up costing them more in the long run.

    One problem I see with these threads is that the OP never really explains the extent of what they want to do. It’s certainly better to go self-hosted if you only want to drop in a few links or small paid ads, but ever there you need some (more than basic) know-how to get it running efficiently and get the traffic up.

    #1125821

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @notawoodpecker – that was my way of sliding into telling the poster just above me to post an actual reply. He’s been going around today with short, 5-word answers to a number of posts and it seems someone else marked him as a spammer.

    In this case I thought the OP was pretty specific. Even the new business bundle upgrade (at $300/year) won’t let you run your own ads.

    #1125822

    raincoaster
    Member

    I doubt it would end up costing them more than $500 per month.

    #1125823

    timethief
    Member

    @justjennifer

    He’s been going around today with short, 5-word answers to a number of posts and it seems someone else marked him as a spammer.

    It’s an annoying patterned behavior I have likewise noted but I did not tag this though my patience is running very thin.

    My rule of thumb: Either provide a full answer to the exact support question(s) being posed in any thread or don’t post.

    #1125824

    timethief
    Member

    @megsbeerbanter
    There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com and it’s for blogs on their own domains. Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds http://www.wordads.co/ no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.com blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by WordPress.com. Paid content and/or sponsored content is not allowed.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

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