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New Feature to Raise Capital

theprodigy101theprodigy101 subscriber Posts: 3
edited July 2006 in Startup Funding
I recently added a new feature to my blog (www.rohailrizvi.com) to help
raise funding for my first project. As my blog notes, I need to come up
with $500 in 15 days so I decided to sell pixels. Do you guys think
this is a creative way to approach this? Has anyone ever had success
before doing the same thing on their personal website?


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    theprodigy101theprodigy101 subscriber Posts: 3
    Hey Vincent,

    Thanks for your comment. I always appreciate constructive criticism.

    First off, I probably should have made this more clear, but my site is
    charging $7 for each square, as opposed to an actual pixel. So you
    could get a fairly large advertisement block on my site for a very
    decent amount. Say you wanted four squares- that`s $28 for a permanent
    ad that spans a good 1 inch by 1 inch.

    You mentioned that the price for each pixel is quite high at $7.
    However, compared to several other sites such as nevblog.com (who
    charges $50 per pixel), I think my pixels are priced appropriately.
    Also, I have much larger pixels on mine, which makes the $7 for each
    one even more valuable.

    I can`t say I have the same traffic as nevblog.com, although my hits
    have been pretty decent. It`s now the 14th of June and I have 659
    pageloads so far this month with 427 unique hits and my numbers keep
    rising every month. I would be more than happy to provide the graphs
    illustrating these figures.

    Perhaps you`re right that your particular ad dollars could be spent
    better elsewhere. Although, I can honestly say my site reaches a wide
    variety of people, young and old, business and non-business related.
    Plus you would be helping out a young entrepreneur in his first
    entrepreneurial endeavor
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    theprodigy101theprodigy101 subscriber Posts: 3
    Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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    iouone2iouone2 subscriber Posts: 14
    I understand better now. thank you.
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    DavidDavid subscriber Posts: 3
    Presenting advertising stats is a good way to justify expenditures on the part of businesses.  I recommend pumping existing capital into more marketing for your blog as well as presenting concrete numbers and a solid plan for how you`ll help a potential business client.Being that thorough for a pixel ad will differentiate you from your "competitors" and shows a business you`re serious about working with them.  A little preparation goes a long way.
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    theprodigy101theprodigy101 subscriber Posts: 3
    Thanks, David, that makes a lot of sense. I`ll be sure to do that.
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    ChuckChuck subscriber Posts: 6
    The original million dollar home page - where this idea took root.
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    iouone2iouone2 subscriber Posts: 14
    What a mess. I don`t think I would visit more than once. Why once... just to say... yeah, I have seen it.Thanks Chuck. Because of you, I have seen it.
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