Nov 30 2007

Make Money With Scratchback

Written by Mark of MeAndMyDrum | Fave MAMD | Subscribe to MAMD

monetize your blogScratchBack is a method of purchasing links on another person’s blog and do so without being penalized as these links are nofollow.

Specifically, Scratchback is a widget you place in your sidebar that serves as a type of ad placement/blogroll. People who want their link to be included in your list can do so by clicking the link at the bottom of the widget and make the appropriate payment.

The cool thing is, YOU get to set the price. What’s more, you can decide to have every submission to be approved by you before it gets displayed. So while you can allow people to submit their links on your blog without your approval, it’s not something I would recommend.

If you’d like to see what it looks like, then click over to my blog to take a peek. You’ll find it in the far right sidebar near the top.

I’ve never been a fan of the “buy me a beer” thing or some variation of it. But with ScratchBack the purchaser is getting a link in return, which makes me feel better about the transaction.

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  1. Getting Tipped by Scratchback wrote:

    [...] wrote about Scratchback for us a while back, when it was starting to catch some steam. Since late November we’ve been [...]

    January 16th, 2008 at 10:51 am
  1. homemom3 said:

    never worked for me because of the coloring (text), maybe I’ll try in a few weeks. I just added my name to your scratchback.

    November 30th, 2007 at 10:51 am
  2. K-IntheHouse said:

    Mark, thanks for the reminder. I really like the concept and I’m going to try and see who likes me! :-) I never liked the ‘Buy me a beer’ or the donation thing either. I like it that I can offer something back in return (a link). Wish it was a little smaller though!

    November 30th, 2007 at 11:16 am
  3. Matthew Henrickson said:

    thanks for posting about this, after i read the article I went and installed it on our sidebar.

    Thanks to everyone who has scratchbacked so far :)

    November 30th, 2007 at 11:58 am
  4. Mark said:

    @homemom3
    You mean the choices that are available don’t cut it? I’m not sure about the link colors, but if you can dabble in an image editor, you could provide Scratchback with the artwork to be used for your own personalized widget. Go here for more information. I modified mine slightly and the turnaround was very fast.

    @K
    I with you on that — it just seems to be a more even exchange.

    @Matthew
    I’m glad to have found something you like. :)

    December 1st, 2007 at 9:29 am
  5. Madhur Kapoor said:

    This service looks good. Guess i am going to give it a try.

    December 1st, 2007 at 10:29 am
  6. Mark said:

    @Madhur
    You may just be surprised. I’m pleased with it so far. I haven’t made a killing with it, but then I don’t expect to.

    December 1st, 2007 at 10:36 am
  7. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Just missing an affiliate program

    December 1st, 2007 at 10:47 am
  8. Missy said:

    I have it on my blog, and i also wrote a page on my blog to introduce it. I have sold 3 links so far. I love that it is (no follow). I would like to customize the look it further, but for now, it will do.

    A 30 day spot on my SB goes for $1.00

    December 1st, 2007 at 7:38 pm
  9. Mark said:

    @Missy
    I’m glad to hear it’s doing well for you. Me too!

    December 1st, 2007 at 10:40 pm
  10. Roadmap to Riches said:

    This is great! Thanks guys!

    December 12th, 2007 at 5:28 pm

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