If you have content-based website where you simply share your knowledge with others and have no product or service to sell, monetizing can be quite difficult. Services like Google Adsense take up to 50 percent of your revenue and you have to put their ads inside the content to get those petty clicks.
If you have a high-traffic website or a very niche website with some traffic you might be able to attract advertisers yourself. The problem is, you really don’t have time or desire to negotiate with advertisers, manage ad spots and issue bills every month.
Fortunately little something called OIO Publisher can solve this for you.
What is OIO Publisher?
OIO Publisher is a PHP script that allows you to sell ad space on your website without sharing revenue with anyone else. Here is what it allows you to do:
- set up ad zones for banners
- sell text links ads
- earn by writing paid reviews
- set up your own affiliate program where you pay commission to others for bringing you advertisers
- charge per day, per impression, or per click
- get detailed reports on impressions and clicks (for yourself and advertisers)
Get paid via
- Offline Payments
- Google Checkout
PayPal has subscription option, so you can set it on autopilot and charge advertiser automatically every month until he cancels it. Set and forget!
So you basically install the script, set your prices, put codes on your site and forget it. Of course you might want to send a few emails to potential advertisers telling them about your new setup.
According to what the author says the script will work on any PHP website (including WordPress of course. WordPress plugin is available and is really easy to install). However, from what I can see, it’s possible to set it up on one website and place actual ads on another website. So if you are on something like Site Build It! or other restrictive platform that doesn’t allow you to use PHP or WordPress you can use this script but you’ll need a workaround.
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