Thursday, April 16, 2009

How to Advertise for Pennies a Day with Project Wonderful

Project Wonderful is a really innovative way to advertise on blogs and websites for literally pennies a day.

The concept of Project Wonderful is pretty simple. You bid for ad space on available blogs and websites. If your bid is the highest, than your ad will be placed on that site, until it is outbid or expires.

It is a great way to advertise and get exposure for your website, blog, Etsy Shop or any kind of business that you operate at a very low cost.

Here's how to get started with Project Wonderful:

  • $5 Gets You Started at Project Wonderful First - You will need to register your business with Project Wonderful. Once you sign up, you will be directed to PayPal, where you will have to deposit $5 to get started.

  • Next, you will need to have an Ad box for your business. The most popular size is 125 x 125. (You can see my 125 x 125 ad box in my sidebar, as well as the ad box for my other blog, Bella Casa - Decorating on a Budget. If you already have an ad, you can just adjust the size with photo editing software or you can download the Pix Resizer program. If you need to make an ad box or have one made professionally for about $10, visit Blogging With Success.

  • Place your bid - Now that your account is set up and you have an ad box, it is time to place bids on blogs and websites. Try to find sites that would have demographics that are similar to your business. After you bid, you will know if you are the high bidder or not either right away or after the site's owner has approved your bid. Don't be discouraged if your bid did not win, it may still end up in the top spot if the other bid expires before your bid does. Or, you can rebid at a higher amount to see what happens.

  • Monitor your stats at Project Wonderful - Monitor your stats at the Project Wonderful website. They have a very user friendly system and best of all, no false clicks will be registered, either, so you know that every click on your business site is unique. If you find an ad is not working for you, you can cancel the bid at any time and try a new site to bid on. Or if you find a site that you think is a very good fit for your advertising business, you can add them as a "Friend."

Advertising for pennies a day with Project Wonderful may be just the right fit for your blog or business. Give them a try.

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