Jan 30 2008

Project Wonderful Review and Tips

Project Wonderful is another ad service that bloggers can utilize easily. It is another “wonderful” widget that is easy to use, for the most part. I took an “un-monetized” spot of our blog, in-between our Topspots and Blogroll and turned it into a money maker.

Project Wonderful

Project Wonderful
is a great resource to use if you are having trouble monetizing your blog. If you are can’t fill your banner space, put in project wonderful until you can find a more permanent sponsor. Better than an “advertise here” button. By just setting your widget for a couple of cents per day, you can easily earn several $ per month.

You can place the widget anywhere. We have the widget on our sidebar, but some websites like 365toFreedom put it in every post. The ad sizes you can have include, 117×30, 125×125, 234×60, 468×60, 728×90, and 160×600.

A plus to it is that you can use the money you’ve earned and advertise with it. You can find several cheaper advertising for only pennies per day.

Some Wonderful Tips

When you set up your ad box, make sure you select a minimum bid. If you don’t you will get flooded with advertisers bidding 0.00$ and you will be essentially advertising their site for free. This is a huge hassle having to reset your ad. You must delete it then make a new one.

Starting with less advertising boxes could cause your price to raise. It can only helpyou to have more competition! Our minimum price set with one ad has been 50 cents, but has gotten up to 2$+. Remember it’s cost per day, if we could keep up 2$ a day that’s an extra 60$ per month. With more ad boxes available, your advertising can be sold for less. Every blog is different, however this is just what has worked best for us.

I’m big on incentive, possibly give your advertisers a reason more to advertise, than just the banner. Everyone who advertises with BAYB, usually gets a nice big stumble. Our current advertiser, http://getsomecomputerhelp.com/ got a nice stumbleupon boost of a few 100 visitors.

Has Project Wonderful been wonderful for you?

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  1. Project Wonderful Not So Wonderful for Bloggers | Blog About Your Blog wrote:

    [...] project wonderful many bloggers seemed to adopt the same system. We gave it a try and wrote a Project Wonderful review. Project Wonderful in Re [...]

    April 8th, 2008 at 11:35 am
  1. Rhys said:

    Hmmm. Interesting. I’ve tried to sign up but it hasn’t sent through the confirmation e-mail :(

    January 30th, 2008 at 12:28 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Thats weird, i know its taken a while for people to get approved

    January 30th, 2008 at 12:28 pm
  3. David Dunn said:

    Great review of Project Wonderful! Must say that I do recommend it and use it on both of my blogs; FerrariDave and Buy Me A Ferrari. Like to do the odd bit of advertising through it too.

    January 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm
  4. Allan Cheng said:

    Project Wonderful is great, I’d recommend bloggers and guys who don’t quite get enough hits to make it on ad networks to try it out. The only kink is sometimes some advertisers can get a spot without having the cash and can really mess things up. Otherwise it’s a great idea and only more and more bloggers are going to use it (easy to advertise yourself too).

    January 30th, 2008 at 2:25 pm
  5. Mitch at Money News said:

    I think Project wonderful is nice, and I use it myself, I had some open ‘advertise here’ 125×125 squares left so I figured something in those spots was better than nothing at all. Its also neat way to see how much people think advertising on my site is worth.

    January 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm
  6. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Glad you like the review, we are at about 10$ from our advertising and buying ads

    January 30th, 2008 at 4:50 pm
  7. Mark said:

    I’ve seen this on other blogs and wasn’t quite sure where to begin by utilizing it. It’s another great idea just like Scratch Back, but this one obviously gives the advertiser the benefit of creativity.

    January 30th, 2008 at 10:08 pm
  8. 1 Million in 365 Day said:

    I have Project Wonderful on and going too. And it’s great as a way of getting more cheap publicity. If your blog is going to grow, so will the daily profits from PW.

    January 31st, 2008 at 3:01 am
  9. gLf said:

    Hi Mattew! I’ve sent you a mail for your project.
    I’m trying project wonderful in these days, let’s see…

    January 31st, 2008 at 3:48 am
  10. Matthew Henrickson said:

    True, I just threw it up on the sidebar hoping for the best lol. Tons of stuff can be done with it.

    Gl million , I might bid on ya.

    GLF let me know when you get it live. I’ve emailed you back

    January 31st, 2008 at 1:12 pm
  11. Jeanne Dininni said:

    Sounds like a great idea for unused advertising space! And your tips for implementing Project Wonderful will no doubt help many make the best use of it!

    Cheers!
    Jeanne

    January 31st, 2008 at 8:06 pm
  12. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Thanks, are you currently using it on any blogs?

    January 31st, 2008 at 8:58 pm
  13. Emma said:

    I just got approved and installed it this morning. I had a lot of extra real estate so I put up 6 125×125 squares. As of today I have one taker on the free advertising since my bid is at 0. I assume things will eventually grow. But I’m surprised that more people haven’t jumped on the free spots. Good post, Emma

    January 31st, 2008 at 11:57 pm
  14. Jeanne Dininni said:

    No, I’m not really allowed to sell advertising space at Orble. While I have placed some affiliate ads and paid posting badges in my sidebar, those aren’t paid ads. Other than that, I have Google AdSense ads which are shared with Orble.

    February 1st, 2008 at 12:31 am
  15. Tish said:

    Great review! Thanks for the info. I just signed up. :)

    February 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm
  16. Jylan Wynne said:

    I’ve seen a lot of sites using Project Wonderful lately, so I’m going to try it out on my blog soon. It sure seems better than using an ad service where advertisers pay you when people click on their ads.

    February 9th, 2008 at 7:05 pm
  17. Scott said:

    Damnit…I clicked your referral link when I wanted to go to 365toFreedom. That’s pretty sneaky…

    April 6th, 2008 at 5:09 am
  18. Matthew Henrickson said:

    there is no referral program for project wonderful. The link is just old, it used to point to his advertising page.

    April 6th, 2008 at 10:18 am
  19. Eerik said:

    I’ll sign up and see what comes of it…

    May 4th, 2008 at 11:12 am
  20. Censtudios said:

    Project Wonderful works. its better than google adsense and pays a lot faster as well (within 24 hours after you request the payment, exept for weekends ofcourse)

    I get about 3 to 8 USD per day with PW and I love it.

    June 4th, 2008 at 6:24 am
  21. Petes2cents said:

    I just joined the network also and am waiting for approval, but it looks really interesting. If it can increase my traffic and bring in some extra money, that would be great. Lets see what happens…

    July 10th, 2008 at 11:19 pm
  22. Tom said:

    Has anyone tried Etology yet? I’ve been using this service for a few months now and so far I’m quite happy with the results. Project Wonderful is nice, but I wasn’t happy with my overall earnings. Therefore, I started searching for something better and eventually found Etology. One of the nice things about Etology is that you can set your own prices, which in the long run equals higher earnings. You can check out this review that I wrote for more info.

    August 1st, 2008 at 12:05 am
  23. pmgforever said:

    I am using Project wonderful in 2 of my websites, revenue depends in how many bidder there is out there and the traffic in the site.

    Regards
    PMG

    February 21st, 2009 at 9:28 am
  24. José said:

    Hi,

    I think it’s a quite “honest” system and especially conceived for the small blogger.
    I hope that it doesn’t get bought by one of the big players.

    Kind regards,

    José

    March 3rd, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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