No, it's true, kinda - here's the coup: I get approached about once a week by folks wanting to buy adspace here. I politely refuse, it's never been on the agenda (though some talk of ads for non-members has been had in the past) So, i was contacted by company about to launch a new product and naturally, i turned them down. I thought about it a bit and then finally went back to them with an idea i HOPE you like, that would help me experiment with an idea for monetizing TW.
Here's the Deal - $150 worth of Kit - Free for TW Members
Before i explain what it is, be aware that no money has changed hands with me and this company. They wanted to buy space but what i've actually given them is an apportunity to GIVE you their product for free. The idea is that:
- You will like it
- We can do it again
At this stage it is simply an experiment.
CashKeywords - 26,000 Term High Bid Keyword Database
CashKeywords knock out reports on different keyword sectors - they have 3 different products all of which are explained on the Threadwatch Members Offer Page - Essentially it boils down to this though: You get to choose one report from the following options:
- Mega Top Dollar Report - Over 26,000 bid results.
- High Profit Reports - 10 categories available.
- Mini High Profit Reports - 83 topics available.
Details are given on the member offer page of the differences between each available report. Follow the title link above for the rest of the post
So what are these reports good for?
Pretty much anything you want to do with them - if you publish for adsense they're especially useful - Roxanne, one of the people behind CashKeywords gave me a couple of reports to look at and i thought they were pretty good - if you get your report and cant work out what to do with it then what are you doing here anyway? heh...
How do i get my report?
Easy, first go read everything on the Threadwatch members offer page - if you have questions, ask them here in the thread.
After that, just [closed]send a private message to this account[closed] with the following information:
- The type of report you want (mega, high profit or mini-high profit)
- If you choose the high profit or mini-high then say which category you want also (there are several categories under each of those product titles)
- The email address you want this to be sent to
That's it. If you have any questions: please post them here.
This Experiment Needs Your Feedback!
I really hope you guys like this idea but i wont be in the least bit offended if you tell me that it SUCKS! Please say what you feel.
Threadwatch must be monetized, we've talked about it on and off for months - one of the possibilities is the subscriber section - that's still happening but has suffered a few set backs and wont be coming online just yet. There have also been a few other suggestions such as showing ads to those without a cookie - ie. members who are logged in DONT see the ads.
Im hoping that this might be a better way. If companies want to reach the Threadwatch boys and girls it's going to COST them. They're going to have to give you stuff for FREE and it's going to have to be fucking brilliant or theres no deal. No stupid offers, no rubbish you can find everywhere else on the web - just genuinely good stuff - and they should feel damn lucky to be given the opportunity to give their stuff to you for free right? ha!
I'll post more on this when we have a few reactions, i dont want to bore the crap out of everbody just yet :) Just remember, this is only an experiment. You guys are fuck off important to me and if you dont like the idea, we'll trash the MF and think of something better ok?
Now, tell me what you think of a) Your CashKeywords Report and b) This style of offer in general.
Thanks everyone :-)