300X250 Ad Spot To Be Flipped Again

After the Google 300×250 ad spot was flipped the first time, some readers speculated if it would be flipped again. Well, those speculations are about to come true. It seems Rich4Life.Us, the buyer of the ad spot will be flipping the spot to advertisers for the last 10 days of the ad run.

We’ve made at least 10 times of what we spent so far. We paid $1,250, and we made over $13,500 as of right this second with the SGR Affiliate Program. On top of that, we’ve had over 312 subscribers to our newsletter only within 72 hours. We still have over 25 days to go. The truth is this is the BEST ROI ever for me as an advertiser.

You may have seen the ad advertising the flip already (it was put into the rotation yesterday). Rich4Life.Us is asking $200 for the spot. It will be limited to 20 advertisers. Six advertisers has already signed up for the deal. If Rich4Life.us sells out the 20 spots, they’ll pocket $4,000 (plus the $13.5K they’ve already made) and could go down in history as pulling off the greatest advertising coup ever. This is going to be an interesting case to follow.

68 thoughts on “300X250 Ad Spot To Be Flipped Again”

  1. Mubin says:

    John, I dont know how you can believe these guys?

    Do you really think that if they had made 13,500 as they state they would sell that same ad space for $4k? If they are they are really silly internet marketers, they would be running the original product for the first 10 days, another upsell the middle 10 days, and a limited time discount the last 10 days to milk the ad for all its worth.

    I just can’t sit here and believe a person that made 13,500 would sell that same ad space for 4,000. It leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.

    And the fact that you are blogging about this without seeing any proof will lead some of your more gullible readers to actually believe its true.

    1. Rajuthan says:

      This is could be true since the Company pays $500 for sale of their system. So 27 Sales is very possible with a blog this size.

      1. I would love to see the page where they show $13,500 in income from that ad. It is obviously a great buy at $1000 or $1500, but the reality is, if it is doing as well as stated, there would be no reason to sell it. From John’s post a week or so ago, they’ve done $10000 since then. Why dump the last 2 weeks for $4K, when they say they’ve sold 27 packages @ $500/each?


        1. dcr says:

          I’d best that most John Chow readers read his blog every day, or at least every couple days. So, it’s possible that most of the sales came from early in the campaign, and then slow down to a dribble. In that case, why not flip the ad if you can?

          1. Mubin says:

            If your smart enough to flip 27 of these programs and earn a commision of $500 each you are smart enough to find a new/different program to flip in the meantime as well. You wouldn’t resell premium space like that.

          2. Shaun Carter says:

            It seems to me that all the sales were generated at the beginning of the ad being purchased/flipped when the publicity was highest. I imagine most of the readers here are regulars so anyone who was going to buy their product already has. Seems like a great idea to further leverage their investment by reselling ad space.

          3. mason says:

            yea probably true, but then again who would of thought that the person who bought the ad space would have made so much money?

          4. Steven says:

            I had a talk with John and it would seem that the sale did ran dry, that keeping the ad spot any further wouldn’t increase that amount that RichLife has already made by much if at all, and thus the $4000 potential ad flip makes more sense.

            I do agree with people on here initially about how much the amount of money generated and why sell it if it turned such a profitable amount but I could also see why selling the remainder of the ad time left would make sense as well.

        2. It’s possible that the ad converted really well and has dried up for them, hence the desire to milk it for a bit extra ROI…nothing wrong with doing that.

          I am of course just speculating here…the only people that truly know is the advertiser and the company that pays them affiliate fees 🙂

    2. Cash Quests says:

      It does seem a little suspicious. If something is really giving you best ROI of your life, you don’t sell it.

      Also by claiming that they’ve made $13k with the spot, it will drive up the price when they re-flip it.

      I wouldn’t be unreasonable for them to have had the plan from the beginning to buy the ad space, claim that they made a fortune from it, and then resell it at higher values based on that claim.

      That’s just speculation……

      1. KingJacob says:

        I never thought about that and plus on his site hes saying hes accepting bids higher than 200 so he could very well make more than 4000 on the flip.

        1. Mubin says:

          This just in blogger that makes 13k in 5 days is selling the ad spot for 4k…

          Also another interesting note, this guy cant even change his default title settings in wordpress to optimize seo? http://rich4life.us/blog/?p=13 ???

          Not a very avid reader of JohnChow after all now is he?

          John I think you should take a stance on what type of products/companies you let represent themselves on this blog, you have taken a very strong stance on bullshit reviewme’s where you do actually rip bad sites apart, so why not with this??

          1. Zeila Rich says:

            I don’t have to optimize SEO to make money. Go figure. If I have a really well-SEOed website, why would I spend $1250 on the adspace?

            By the way, I’ve updated the blog posting with new proof of earnings.

            Feast your eyes on the screenshot of earnings. I know despite the screenshots, people are still going to say I might have doctor it, so to crush these doubts once and for all, I’ve taken a video “live” of me logging in the affiliate account.

            Reach for the Riches!
            Zeila Rich

            By the way, I am a woman. Do I really sound like a guy? What makes you think so? I have an about page you know. 🙂

          2. Mubin says:

            First, sorry for suggesting you were a man when your not.

            Second it still just Doesn’t make sense, if you made that much money WHY?

            Alot of people here are saying because the sales dried up, but even if that was true, I would still take the chance and let it run and see if you I could muster up 5 more sales from it…

            Thats just me a man, im logical like that though 🙂

          3. Ziela Rich says:

            5 sales equal to $2500, as suggested by you.

            What I am doing based on the current bidders, will get me $5200. So which is better?

            But thanks for pointing out lack of logic. But Law of Attraction works that way. You don’t how or what, but it works.

            Do you know anything about electricity? How does it power our electrical appliances? You don’t know it, but you know it works. Same for this law.

            Well, I suggest, the minimum you get is the video. Watch the first 20 minutes yourself. I believe in it, and I am seeing it.

            Reach for the riches!
            Zeila Rich

    3. I agree, and would like to see proof.. although the numbers are very feasible, it seems way too many people (myself included), want the stats. 😐

    4. That was my first thought too. Had they made that much off the ad there’s no way in hell they’d give it up.

      I call BS!

      1. Lewis Empire says:

        No kidding. I’m guessing it’s a hype so they can sell it to another company for even more money. Is there any way we can be sure it was so successful?

    5. Chris Stark says:

      I agree. If something seems too good to be true, guess what, it probably is. I think every single thing the person has said has been to drive up the resale value of the space.

      The ad was probably never even sold from the first guy, maybe it’s all just been one person trying to do some kind of weird viral with in a blog up sale experiment.

      If the guy had honestly made $13,500 in 15 days or so, he would be spending 5K of it to John right now, begging to keep it for the next year!

    6. Amanda says:

      I definitely would want to see proof but there is no way for us to say it isn’t possible.

      The fact is who would stop you granted they made some bucks but why not try to make more?

  2. Mubin says:

    I don’t mean to infer that all your readers are gullible its just that some of them will do whatever you say without even thinking about it.

    Case #1: All the poor bloggers buying business cards after your post about business cards being used for offline promotion.

    Case #2: All the people that bought a page on million dollar wiki.

    1. About case no.2, I’ve made my hundred back already AND had the pleasure of some nice referral traffic. Sometimes it pays to be gullible.

  3. GA says:

    I don’t believe either that they made 13.5k

  4. chinaboy says:

    Maybe John Chow should disclose this blog visitors component.

    How many is usual visitor? Like less than 3 days once.

    How many is from other links and google ads?

    How many is from search engine?

    I guess at least 50% is usual visitors. That’s why google adsense income reduced, usual visitors gradually ignore it.

    And for advertisers, I think cost performance of a week is better than a month.

    That’s why Rish4life resell the ad.His first 10 days maybe make more money than rest 20 days.

    The blog ad effect is long tail.

    1. I’m pretty sure John has said his traffic is actually up…

  5. chinaboy says:

    BTW, John Chow, you should take this kind of ad selling yourself.

    If you do it exactly as Rich4life do. Well, you will make $12000+ per month just from this ad position. Sounds crazy? Isn’t it? 😈

    1. I’m quite sure the next time John sells this ad he won’t be selling it for $1000 🙂

    2. Nabloid.com says:

      Perhaps John should try more affiliate marketing… maybe thats the true lesson…

      Advertising might be good, but it aint’ the end all be all.

      I think John should continue using Kontera, Tex-Link-Ads and Review Me, and drop all other advertising and use those spots for affiliate marketing…

  6. mason says:

    wow john.. I think you will make more money if you charge more per ad spot 👿

    1. KingJacob says:

      thats the most brilliant piece of advice Ive ever heard 😉

      1. Softsled says:

        roflmao….well, really just laughing

      2. Geedos says:

        Genius comment! 😆

        It’s good to know that the people who comment on this blog are so switched on. 😆

  7. I think Rich4life is very smart and they did very well. I do the same thing with what I do. Rich4life can be described as a hustler. Everyone who makes money is a hustler.


    1. Mubin says:

      So every single person employed or self employed is a hustler? And the people that stay at home and take social security or unemployment are not hustlers?

      Is that what you were trying to say?

      1. John isn’t hustling anyone.

        It’s fine to disagree with his methods, and they may be “evil” from time to time…but nothing he does is really truly evil.

        There are just a lot of haters who are jealous of his success.

        1. Geedos says:

          I agree – John only gets what the market will offer – he’s not a hustler.

          Plus I think it’s been well established on here that last time he sold the ad spot he could have got a heck of a lot more.

          Making money doesn’t make you a hustler.

  8. sitefever says:

    I can’t believe so many people would sign up for one of those programs myself… Especially coming from one of those mile long 1 page websites that tell you that you can be rich if you just give them some $$.

    I would love to hear from some of the people that actually paid them money for this stuff to see if they are making $13,000 themselves! 🙄

    1. Mubin says:

      There are none, thats why the dude is selling his adspot, if he thought that withing 25 days he could even sell 1 every 5 days do you think he would give up the spot?

      He didnt sell anything and decided to cut his losses and do what the first guy did with a twist.

      My own idea was to buy the spot, and split it up into pixels, Im sure that box could be divided into 12 little boxes and sold like a pixel site 🙂

      And than I decided it was a lot of hard work, and maybe I’d do it later on, and than I decided I probably wouldn’t do it, thats why Im letting all you guys know.

      1. Geedos says:

        That’s a lot of procrastination!

      2. Click Input says:

        Did you not see the screenshots of their earnings?

        Although if it was fake that would be a pretty dirty trick!

    2. Cute Rush says:

      Same here, but then again spammers make loads of cash selling completely useless things.

      1. Mubin says:

        What the hell did that have to do with the previous comment you replied to?

  9. Sunnye says:

    Is John Chow selling his ad space for less than he can so he can write stories like this? 😎

    1. I doubt that but he might be buying into this guy’s BS so that he can write posts like this and charge more for his ads next time they are up for renewal. 😕

      1. Sorry, apparently I should have said “this gal’s BS”. She said she’s posted a video to prove the earnings so I guess I’ll have to go check that out.

  10. John Bennett says:

    It keeps going on. Maybe I’d get in on the party if I had an extra $200 laying around the house.

  11. What a load of [email protected] is my first impression. WHY oh why, if they make $13k in 3-4 days would they EVER dream of selling 20 ad spots for the last 2 days for $4,000?

    They are not making that sort of money, plain and simple, and John you really should write as a journalist for some ‘sensationalist’ paper. how can it possibly be claimed to “go down in history as pulling off the greatest advertising coup ever”

    This blog, whilst very good is not the be all and end all, there is more to the internet then John Chow.

    This is not a flame, just surprised by the amazing self confidence in these “Oh and another flip” posts.

    1. KingJacob says:

      because the ad will earn him less as time goes on plus 4000 is the minimum, hes taking 20 bids 200 dollars and more.

      1. Ok, so even if the ad earns him half what it earned him in the first 3-4 days that’s still $6500 which is a lot more than $4,000.

        Also, if you take the time to read the post you’ll realize it will be limited to 20 advertisers at $200 a piece. That’s $4,000 chief. 🙄 🙄

        1. Geedos says:

          I think this post is bordering on sensationalism here. I can almost smell it oozing out of my computer.

  12. Joshua says:

    Anyone who doesn’t understand why they are reselling the space obviously hasn’t learned anything yet!

    1. Anyone who believes that someone would sell an ad that brought that high an ROI obviously never learned the meaning of gullible.

      Anyone can say that they’ve made X number of dollars. Actions speak louder than words though and in this case, it’s obvious this guy didn’t make nearly the amount he said he did. It’s a shame there are so many people that will believe anything and everything they read or are told.

  13. sandossu says:

    That’s a little fishy, but i think it’s worth the $200.

    1. Especially now that they’ve given proof of earnings. :mrgreen:

  14. mason says:

    If only I set up my new blog in time I would sooo buy it lol. 😈

  15. Why mason, so you can share it with 20 other advertisers? I think you’re better off buying a 1 month text link for $240 on this site

    1. sandossu says:

      I think that banner is much better than a text link. It’s placed directly into the post, where everyone reads.

  16. Pottz says:

    The way I see it, if they generated $13k like they allegedly made, good on them for playing someone at his own game. 😛

    But, more importantly I think is the fact that if I was the owner of “Search Engine Guide” who is suppose to be the ONLY premium sponsor on the site acordingly to the ‘advertise’ page, then I would be p!$$ed off and questioning whether the ad spot is worth what they originally paid for it. ❓

    Afterall, these new ads are very bold and in your face, which to my way of thinking takes away from the search engine ad and thus you loose your exclusive rights.

    Just my 2 cents worth..

    1. I was just thinking about that to, especially with the new ad being even bolder than the previous 2. When the Google ad was there it blended so you didn’t notice. One of John’s tips is about how visitors didn’t think that this blog was heavily advertised upon, if he asked now I think he’d get a different answer.

  17. Click Input says:

    You must be stoked John… the spot is obviously worth a lot more than anyone ever thought!

  18. Dev says:

    Absolutely brilliant way to create publicity John. Seems like both you and your readers are raking in the moolah!

    On that note – Why do you have an alter ego named Mahmoud Osman, as found in your Alexa details?? Read all about it at http://www.dailymoolah.com/2007/08/19/is-john-chows-alter-ego-mahmoud-osman/

    Best Regards,

    Dev from Daily Moolah dot Com

  19. Nabloid.com says:

    This is a perfect example of how affiliate marketing is more than just using google adwords campaigns… true affiliate marketers do a whole lot more than google adwords.

  20. This sale has really been something to watch since day one. I am interested to see where this goes!

  21. Oh no…once again?

    It is a good way to let us others see how people can make money online, even by flipping ads (or rather, arbitrage), but John, how do you feel to see your ad spot being used and abused? I mean, it is your spot…and you rent it to ONE person…don’t you feel uhm, strange to see that the spot is being rented to 20 other people?

  22. Ever thought of auctioning your ad space instead of having fixed costs? You might make a few more quid 👿

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