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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My First Advertising Campaign

I have been pretty excited since the weekend when I started my first ever online advertising campaign. It sounds impressive, but really it isn't quite a campaign. I don't even know if it would qualify for an outing. In reality, it is a 125 x 125 pixel button that I made for free and designed myself. You can see it here at Sarge's blog. It is advertising this blog! I even made the red printing flash to draw attention to the button. You can clearly see that I am not a professional internet marketer and am instead just an everyday joe trying to fumble my way through the internet.

I had been thinking of advertising on another blog to try to promote this blog. I even had the button all ready to go and saved on my computer. I figured that as long as I didn't spend any more money than I made on this blog, it would be OK. Unfortunately, I thought I would have to wait until next year. But this was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up. It is still too early to tell whether the advertising is working. The button will be there for a month so I will watch traffic and referral patterns to see what happens. I will be sure to report the results in a future post.

In the meantime, I would just like to say that this month has been pretty decent so far. I had a busy day today and haven't gotten much done online. Maybe I can get some more done this evening. Over the next few posts, I will update some of my current online income activities in much more detail. Hopefully, they will be inspiring and instructive. This post is somewhat short since I mainly wanted to share my lack of marketing skill. Nevertheless, enjoy my red flashing font. I think it's cool!


  1. Hi,
    If you send me the html for your button I'll be happy to place it on my blog for free. You don't always have to pay people to place your button on their blog. Many people share buttons. You just need to put the html in a text box so people can grab your button. Maxi at Ovah' Coffee has instructions on how to make a text box and place your html in it at this link:

    Just a suggestion. :) I get a lot of traffic from my button sharing friends.


  2. Hi,
    I found one website that offer a list of site where you can promote your site,services,and products. I have tried it and it increases my monthly income between 50% to 65%

  3. @Alex--That sounds great. I will have to stop by and check out your site to see if I can figure out how you have done this effectively.

    @DeAnna--I went to that link before and couldn't for the life of me figure out what I was doing. I will take another look and see if now that I have a button, I can convert to HTML if that is what I need to do.


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