Look at it like this. eBay has an affiliate program in place that sets your percentage based on the amount of sales that go through your link. The problem with this system is that most people will never get past the bottom earnings tier.
What would happen if a whole lot of people banded together? If one person can make 40% by referring $20 in sales what would 100 people make? Well, they would all make the same but, if they banded together that $20 would become $2,000 and they would all make 52.5%. That is 12.5% more than they get for going it alone!
|Total Revenue ($)|
|% of Revenue|
|$0 - $24.99||40.00%|
|$25 - $99.99||45.00%|
|$100 - $999.99||50.00%|
|$1,000 - $9,999.99||52.50%|
|$10,000 - $99,999.99||55.00%|
|$100,000 - $249,999.99||57.50%|
|$250,000 - $999,999.99||60.00%|
The earnings are based on what money eBay makes on the auction, not the final sale price of the auction so don't get the crazy idea of following your own auction links to get massive discounts!
I have been running this service on my blog since right after it was released and... I have made $5 in the first month.
Now, you might be thinking, "$5 is all you made? How is that worth my time and effort?" Well, put it in perspective. I have been running Amazon affiliate ads for over six months and have not broken $2.
The beauty of this system is that every member in the network helps push the total sales closer and closer to the top tier of the eBay payout system. On my own I might make 40% on my referrals but, with AuctionAd$, I know that there is a good chance (with time) that I can be making money as if I were sending millions of dollars in sales to eBay!
Now, I have not yet begun to optimize the ads for my blog. I will be doing it soon. I will start by finding my most popular posts (that involve things you can buy on eBay) and dropping an AuctionAd$ block into those entries. I expect that this will allow me to make even more money once it catches on.
Some folks worry about adding this when they already use AdSense but... This is not against the AdSense TOS and if you are worried about someone leaving by a CPA link rather than a $.05 CPC link you have other problems to worry about.
Above is a basic unoptimized adblock. There are many sizes to choose from and you can swap the colors around.
If you click the link at the bottom of the adblock you will go to their website and you can sign up for the service. what are you still doing here? Sign up and make some money!!!
In case you are wondering, AuctionAd$ has already signed up over 5,000 members.