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I didn't really think this fit into any other forum so I am putting it here.

The other day someone contacted me about advertising on my personal website. I thought this as odd so I replied to him and asked for details. What he wants to do is place a paragraph (50 to 150 words) on 6 pages. The content will be relevant to my site's content and will link to non-spammy websites. Each paragraph will have 4 to 5 links. I can place the paragraphs anywhere I want on the page and can edit the paragraph if he agrees. For this he will pay me a one-time fee of $175 USD.

One part of me is thinking this is an easy way to make quick easy money. Another part of me isn't too sure about this. Other than the cash I don't see any other benefit to having his paragraphs on my site.

Any thoughts?
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You made a good move posting here first. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that you have a good opportunity to make some money. The bad news is that, he is offering a price only a sucker would take. I probably would have told him $175 per month. Your space is worth much more than he is offering. Learn about banner ads, click throughs and web ads in general. Start with the sites below but don't stop there.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-advertising1.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click-through_rate

Don't make any deal until you study what others are doing.
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Did you ask how has he come to know your website?
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He said he found it while doing relevant searches.
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No paper agreement? i were you, it sounds a little sudden, but I would think of more into giving it a try.
Cuz i need some cash now :P
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then your stuck with his crap on your site "forever". for $175, that isn't worth it. What if you remove the site from the net? Do you have to give the money back?
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I would never do a one time fee for advertising like that. Advertising like that should be for a finite amount of time, otherwise you are stuck leaving that content and links on your website forever. Tell him $175.00 USD for one year (Or another timeframe you are comfortable with), after that everything will be removed unless he wants to renew.
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What ^^he^^ said.
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I was kind of thinking the same thing. $175 for an eternity of advertising is not a good deal for me.
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He is pretty much paying you for text links. You need to be careful about this because Google is cracking down on sites that are selling links...the sellers, not the buyers.

You could get penalized for this. I wouldn't risk it...especially for only $175.00. If you still want to do this, I would request a monthly or yearly fee.

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