13 Jan 2003 Waldo   » (Journeyer)

Text Ads Success
Wow. This text ads system that I wrote has turned out to be way more successful than I hoped that it would be. Not the software -- I haven't had the time to do anything with that today. No, the success has been in the deployment of it on nancies.org. We've taken in $100 in ad sales today -- a Sunday, at that, when traffic is by far the lowest. If you'll excuse my starry-eyed optimism, if we made that every day, we could pay our hosting bill a half dozen times over each and every month. Taking in this money has been effectively effortless; people book the ads, and I just have to click a link to approve each ad before it runs. The money just stacks up in our PayPal account. What a beautiful thing. :)

In any case, I'm excited not only for nancies.org, but for how beneficial that this could be for other websites. I've got to package this up and get it out there...it's just a question of how much of a perfectionist that I want to be before I make it available. :)

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