Hello my name is Grady, and I’m major cinephile. It have been 14 days since I have been to the movies.
I have always loved movies. I even took a course on the history of the cinema in college. I have seen all sorts of movies; drama, comedy, documentary, independent, epic, awful, scary, creepy, wholesome, irreverent. Many times after seeing a bad film I wished someone would have warned me. It is part of the reason why I started Mormon Media Reviews. Click the link for the rest of the story.
Not many bloggers are in it for the money. Many of us just have a story to tell or desire to help others out. I don’t know when the last time was you went to the movie theatre, but it is expensive! Try going on a movie date for under $30 after sunset.
So in order to help finance our movie reviews we chose to put ads on our site. You can see them all on the left panel. I didn’t want them to be every where or mixed in with our own content, so we just dedicated that column to our sponsored content. We wanted to share with our fellow bloggers ways to monetize your site
Ads that feature a picture usually pay about a dollar a click and text ads pay just a few cents. Only certain sizes allow image/rich ads, so keep that in mind when designing your blog layout.
Cash Back Shopping Referrals:
BeeSavy is a bit of a Pyramid system. You get your money back, you get 40% rebate of each person below you, and 10% of each rebate below them, to the 7th degree. They offer coupons and have great offers like 2% back at F.Y.E.
Referral Payments are only a one time payment of $5 for referrals that spend $25. They also don’t trickle up so referrals of referrals do not benefit you. I have not made a firm determination on who I like more yet. Try them out and give me your feedback.
A lot of companies need traffic driven to their sites. A more direct way for them to compensate content providers is to pay them a portion of every closed sale. We have partnered with a good number of affiliates.
Amazon is one of the #1 Online Retailer in the US. Many large companies even use them as their online distributor. An applications is also required to be an associate. So as with Google, make sure you have a site already put together with content and traffic before applying. Amazon has a lot of tools for promotion too. All kinds of Banner ads and you can create custom product ads too. The image to the right to the Amazon page featuring “Singin’ in the Rain.” Which is one of my favorite movies. I discovered how wonderful it is when I was in my college film class. It come out tomorrow (July 17 2012) and is a must for any DVD collection.
If you have a deal of coupon site there are all sorts of great deals you can share on Amazon. For example, right now Yukon Gold Solitaire is being offered for free any Android Device. Of course you won’t make any commissions off a free sale, but any other item they buy in that 24 hour period you get credit for. So while they went to Amazon for the free game, they might decide it is time to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Commissions vary by type of product and the volume you sell, but the base payout is 4%.
We also have agreements through Link Share with iTunes and Walmart.