Last month I featured AuctionAds in my post make money online with AuctionAds. In it I talked a bit about the AuctionAds product, as well as the AuctionAds affiliate program they have to bring in new publishers. Today AuctionAds announced some changes to their program and affiliate system.Â These changes look to be the result of the recent purchase by MediaWhiz, allowing them to be more streamlined with their other companies, Text Link Ads and ReviewMe.
The two major changes you’ll immediately notice are an increased payout of 5% on all affiliate referrals (previously 2%), as well as a minimum payout now going to $50.00 (from $10.00 previously).Â AuctionAds also announced that they will be paying out $25.00 to each new publisher that signs up using an affiliate link. Here is the official announcement:
AuctionAds Publishers, we have a great way for you to promote AuctionAds and earn 5% affiliate referrals. Spread the word (using your affiliate link) that we are offering an instant $25.00 balance to all new publishers who sign up for AuctionAds! New publishers just need to sign up and they will receive a balance of $25.00 automatically.
Please note if you signed up with us previously and have never earned a payout we will bump your current balance to $25 too! Our minimum payout is also being raised to $50 but everyone who hasnâ€™t earned a payout to date will be halfway there already! By publicizing this promotion on your blog using your affiliate link you can take advantage of receiving 5% of all revenue generated by new AA publishers you refer for a full six months. Thanks again and look for more AA news soon.
It looks like they are raising the minimum payout to $50.00 while this promotion is going on so they don’t have to pay out the $25.00 to new publishers unless they actually earn an additional $25.00 from users clicking on advertisements.
I still think AuctionAds has some work to do, but the potential is here. If you do try AuctionAds, you owe it to yourself to at least give it a chance before deciding if it works for you or not. That means try ads in a prominent section of your blog where people will see them. I see to many people placing ads really low below the fold then saying how it doesn’t work.