Text Link Ads: How to Make Money Online Selling Text Links on Your Blog

Once we start getting some traffic on our blog, we start looking at ways to monetize it. The first monetization method that comes to our minds is Google Adsense. But what you will do if you don’t have an Adsense account for some reason. Then you need to look at other ways that will help you earn good money from your blogs. Then some alternatives that come to my mind are various affiliate programs, paid reviews websites, banner advertising and text link selling on my blog. In today’s article, I will be discussing how we can use text link ads network to make money from our blogs.

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What Are Text Link Ads?

Text link ad is a text placed on a website which is hyperlink to some other website page. When we as publisher place text link ads for advertisers on our websites and blogs, we are paid on monthly, yearly basic or on some time we are paid some fix amount for lifetime. There are some networks even that pay on PPC (Pay Per Click) basis. Advertisers buy links from our websites to drive traffic to their websites, for brand promotion and for improving their website search engine rankings.

About Text Link Ads Website

Mearn how to make money with TLAText-Link-Ads.com (TLA) website is the marketplace for buying and selling text links. Lots of advertisers use it to improve their website link popularity and at the same time, lots of publishers use it to make additional money from their websites and blogs. TLA, a link popularity firm is based in NY and I had great success working as a publisher with them.

My Success Story with Text Link Ads

So far I have been able to earn $7,711 to be exact with them selling text link on my free blogs. I started placing TLA text ads on my blogs in July 2007. And since then I have been able to make this huge amount selling text links on my blogger based blogs. I have noticed some publishers even are able to make thousands of dollars every month selling text link ads on their blogs as they are maintaining several blogs or they have few blogs but there page ranks are quite high. When I was very active on TLA marketplace, I was able to make more money with TLA ads as compared to the money I was able to make with Google Adsense ads. So one can implement other monetization programs like Google Adsense with TLA ads without worrying too much about the doubts like can they implement TLA ads on websites and blogs where they are currently running Google Adsense ads. Here is a screenshot showing my total earnings with TLA ad network:

My Text Link Ads Earnings So far

Working As An Advertiser

TLA is really helpful for those advertisers who are aiming at getting better search engine rankings for their website pages as TLA offers them the facility to add their keyword rich links on top rated and relevant websites and blogs. So lots advertisers use Text Link Ads website to buy links on websites and blogs they feel are most relevant to their website niche so that they get the maximum benefit of buying text links. Whole of link buying process at TLA website is quite fast and easy, so all advertisers feel really comfortable buying links through this link popularity ad firm.

So Click Here to sign as an Advertiser with TLA website. Once you are into their marketplace, you can find top blogs in various categories according to their link popularity, Alexa Rank, Monthly Ad price, Domain Age and number of backlinks they have in ascending and descending order. Once you have found the targeted websites and blogs where you want to buy text ads, click ‘Add to Cart’ button. This is how you can use TLA marketplace to buy text links for your website targeted pages with ease.

Working As Publisher

We can make money selling text links on our websites and blogs on monthly basis with TLA ad firm. We can sell ads on individual as well as on all pages of our websites. We can decide the number of ads we are interested in selling through text link ads. We can accept or decline each text link selling opportunity, which is being sent to us. TLA is keeping a 50:50 revenue share for all ads that will be sold on your website though their ad network. Suppose one text on your website is sold for $30 for a month, $15 will be credited into your account and the rest of $15 will be kept by Text Link Ads.

Your chance of making money with them are huge if you have a website with high Page Rank and Alexa Rankings. You can increase your chances of making more money by showing text link ads in left sidebar of your website. Your earnings per ad which is sold on your website will decrease a bit if you place text ads in right sidebar of your website. So you should place text link ads in left sidebar towards top to get maximum earnings as in that case, advertisers will get maximum exposure and chances of their text ads being clicked also increase.

Click here to Sign Up as publisher with Text-Link-Ads.com website. To get your website and blogs accepted into their marketplace, you should submit only those that have higher page rank. Your website chances of being accepted are quite high if your website current PR is 4. I have even noticed website on the basis of high page rank in the range of 5 and 6 being accepted into TLA system even through they don’t have any real Alexa Rankings and RSS Subscribers. If you are trying submitting a new website or website with no page rank, that will surely be rejected by their automatic systems.

Working As An Affiliate

We can make more additional income though Text Link Ads by referring new publishers and advertisers to their marketplace. 10% of total income generated by the publishers that you have referred to TLA network will go into your pocket for the first two years. And for advertiser who purchasing advertising in the form of text links for $25 or greater, you will be credited $25. As an affiliate I have been able to make $147 in total so far. I know this is not a big amount, but this is free money for me, as I haven’t done much for it. I just sent good publishers and advertisers to Text Link Ads Network. Here is a Screenshot showing my total affiliate earnings with TLA website:

TLA Earnings Screenshot

Payment System

All publishers are paid on the first of every month for their previous month earnings. You can accept payment by Check, PayPal, Payoneer or TLA Vouchers. Minimum payout in case of Check and Payoneer and there is no minimum payout type if you accepting payment into your Paypal account. If you have a Paypal account, I would recommend using that, as your earnings will be instantly credited into your Paypal account.

I would suggest you to give a try to Text Link Ads website as publisher if you are interested in making money from your website and as advertiser if you are looking to get better rankings for your website on Google and other search engines.


  1. Thanks for sharing this site Anil, I’ve just signed up through your link.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Thanks a lot for joining text link ads through my affiliate link. To get your blog or website accepted into their marketplace, you should submit only high PR websites only. Once your websites are into their marketplace, you can expect some text link buying offers popping up in your inbox very quickly.

  2. Alan Mater says:

    I have heard of website owners losing their Page Rank after Google discovers they’re using TLA. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think there is anything to worry about? PR is obviously an important component in being able to sell links, so losing it would be devastating.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      I don’t see any downside of adding TLA Ads on our blogs. These days they give away plain HTML, so all links that you add through them look very natural. Earlier they were using scripts to manage links and thus search engines were able to track links. But I did not notice loss of page rank of traffic recently. When accepting a link, we should make sure we allows relevant links only on our websites and blogs

      • Alan Mater says:

        Thanks for the update, Anil. I know a friend who lost his PR years back, so it’s nice to know they changed to an HTML format. Right now I’m selling links directly, but I may look into using TLA now that I know my PR will remain safe.

  3. Thomas says:

    Hi Anil,
    Text link ads have always been helpful in increasing the revenue I get from my blog. In fact, the money I get from it more than doubles what I get from Adsense.

  4. karthik says:

    i will try text ads for my blog thank you……

  5. Google Plus Journal says:

    Anil, I just came to your from google. Happy to know your success in blogging. I have no high PR website currently. SO, cant try right now. 🙁

  6. Anushka Sharma says:

    but using these text ads i think Google will penalize sites….

  7. Sebastian says:

    I used to serve TLA ads on my site a couple of years back and was penalised by Google by a PR drop. I removed the TLA codes post that incident and recovered my PR and have been serving TNX ever since. . Has TLA improved its tech? Is there any confirmed evidence that the PR will not be penalised by Google upon detection?

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      I did not notice any loss of page rank or traffic on any of my blogs recently. TLA links are like normal links that we place in our blogrolls. So there is noway one can identity they are paid or natural links

  8. Mahender says:

    this looks a potential monetization option for niche blogs……..

  9. Riley says:

    glad to know about that Tla won’t hamper page rank of a site but would u plz share what is the minimum requirement for using TLA network ?
    thank u

  10. John says:

    Ok, so if my website is not approved and still if I use Info & Affiliates > Affiliate Links to display banners on my blog, and if I get some clicks on the banners, would I earn some dollars or a little cents according to clicks on the banners or not ? Please reply…


    • Anil Agarwal says:

      From my own experience, you may not be able to make much money showing affiliate links or banners on your blog. I have so far been able to make $200 to $300 only though Text Link Ads affiliates. You will be paid 10% of earnings made by the publisher you refer for the first years after joining. And you will be paid flat $25 for every advertiser who makes a purchase of $25 or more.

  11. Harshit says:

    Hi Anil, are you still using Text link ads these days? Can’t find them on bloggerspassion.

  12. suresh says:

    hi.this is suresh.am created one account.but i dont know how to do operate and how to work on this site..pls tell me n help me…

  13. John Neil says:

    Hello there Anil! I was wondering if I have infolinks on my http://www.janilster.com can I still put TEXT LINK ADS on it? I have been blogging for almost a year but still have no ideas on how to make money with it. I have been reading your blog and find it interesting. Please answer my question. Thank you

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      I think you need to wait a bit. You need to improve your blog page rank and alexa rankings. And both of these things should improve once you are able to build more quality backlinks for your blog and at the time look at ways to improve traffic to your blog.

  14. Route by Road says:

    Thanks for providing the valuable information on TLA and how it can be even better than adsense.

  15. Mukesh @ geniuskick says:

    Hi Anil,
    Thanks for the info. I am new to blogging and looking for some alternative to Adsense.
    Text-Link-Ads might be of help.

  16. Michael says:

    Thanks for the info. But I believe Google will penalize these blogs.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Michael, how Google will be able to know if they are paid links? Right now, links from TLA are placed in the manner we add natural links on our blogs. When accepting links from TLA, we should make sure we are accepting relevant links only.

  17. Nizam Khan says:

    Excellent post! Well, this is really a good way to earn some extra income by showing text link ads and this is not bad, as you said, these text links are same as normal links, but as you mentioned it’s better to accept relevant links, as it will be more effective. Thanks Anil for sharing 🙂

  18. hi Anil if our website PR is less than 3
    can we apply for TLA?

    And can we apply for google adsense if you have TLA in our website?

  19. Ammar Ali says:

    Excellent Review!

    I just applied for this site. 😀 Are you still using text link ads?

  20. Ron says:

    I see website use TLA then PageRank will decrease

  21. frank joseph says:

    I have increased my website ranking to 3 and am going to sign up with text link ads, if i get accepted, i will share my result here and also on my blog.
    Thank you for the review.

  22. deep says:

    its great and informative. Thanks for sharing. Making money through ads,surveys,and link building creates lots of side income.

  23. Jawwad K says:

    Thanks for sharing – I haven’t used text link ads will give it a try and come back with feedback.
    I see you gave earning stats for 2007, are you still making fortune using these text ads?

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