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Scratchback – Get Paid Back for Tipping

In a previous blog post on blog monetization, I mentioned Scratchback (the donation widget) as a way of monetizing your blog. It seemed to be a great system – you tip a blogger that you like and you get a listing on their website in return. As of yet, no one has taken me up on my offer to be listed here for 30 days for a $5 tip. So I had to ask myself, is it worth listing other sites on my blog for less than $5? Well, not to me, but apparently it is to others. I currently have three #1 spots on various blogs and websites that are using Scratchback, and two of them I only paid $1 for. Some publishers used a fixed time frame (as I am currently) and others use the auto-bump feature where the listings just keep moving along as new people come along and tip. Two of my three listings are still at the #1 spot since last Thursday, which isn’t a pretty bad return for spending $2 – and yes, I have seen traffic come through for my $2.

I guess the concept is slow to catch on, but it is promising, especially given the traffic I am getting based on being listed for $1 on various websites. I can’t give away all of my secrets without negatively affecting my current position, but once I am moved to the bottom, I will let you know where you can get listed for $1 on a site that lists about 20 sites in it’s widget. I will most likely do it again, once my $1 ride is over, and you will be amazed at the site when I tell you. If you figure it out, let me know. Until then, I will see how much traffic I can get for my $1. Actually, if you sign up for a listing on my site, I will let you in on the secret early, as long as you promise to keep it a secret. You can also search the Scratchback Directory for other sites to get listed on.

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