Within only it’s first few days BlogRush already has a massive following and user base. BlogRush now has access to thousands of the largest blogs online with the simple click of the email button… but what’s the next step BlogRush will take? Will BlogRush attempt to stay completely free based, or will they offer a premium membership with better stats or impression conversions? BlogRush can make money online and I think they should, not only will it make them profitable, but they can also help other bloggers out along the way… here’s how!
If you remember the banner below, congrats! You’re probably an old school online marketer with at least 5-7 years under your belt. If you don’t already know, LinkExchange was on the first and largest banner exchanges. This banner network was spread across the majority of sites online, giving webmaster hopes and dreams of free reciprocal traffic to your sites! Unfortunately, conversions were usually less than 1%. If you didn’t have enough traffic to your web site, you could even buy ad impressions. LinkExchange was super popular, but unless you were a funded company spending a massive (overpriced) amount on 468×60 banners, it probably never sent you that much traffic. In 1998 LinkExchange was then purchased by Microsoft for around $250 Million.
Why does this matter? BlogRush is like LinkExchange, but more targeted and with a 2.0 twist. Blogging has been the new hot thing over the past couple years and so many people have a blog, but how many actually have consistent readers. Now with BlogRush, you can place their widget on your site and earn credits to be shown on other blogs… but what about the smaller guys, or blogs looking for more and faster traffic. Here is where BlogRush can cash in and learn from LinkExchange. I would not be surprised if BlogRush soon implemented a setup where users can purchase credits instead of just having to rely on their own traffic to generate more. I have no problem with BlogRush trying to generate money, and this is an excellent idea.
Let’s take it even further though. BlogRush can now learn from AuctionAds too! Everyone already knows that AuctionAds has a text link under their ad banners, and you receive credit if you refer any other affiliates to the network. BlogRush should do the same, but once (and if) they implement a setup where new advertisers come in and purchase ads… the site that referred the new advertiser should earn a percentage of the sale. If BlogRush ever took action and made this possible, I’m sure they would easily swoop up any other sites they are not currently shown on.
Congratulations BlogRush, I hope you find this posting interesting and highly profitable as it was completely free and not even a sponsored post! I’m all about affiliate marketing and blogging to help others out. Let’s see what BlogRush can do to help everyone else out and make the most out of this program.