Giving Away More Free Resources

There is a reason why RevResponse may sound familiar. I took a look at this unique advertising networking about a year ago and now the developers have ordered another review to highlight some of the changes that they have made to the system.

In a nutshell, RevResponse operates in much the same way as before, but are a couple of upgrades that appear to be worth noting. Let’s see what they’ve done to the free resource library.

Reintroducing RevResponse

At its core, RevResponse (also known by its TradePub brand) remains nearly identical to the version of the ad network that you saw last year. Payments to publishers and marketers is not done based on number of impressions or clicks. Instead, RevResponse works like an affiliate network and you need your site visitors (or newsletter subscribers) to convert.


Whereas some other affiliate networks require your site visitors to complete a purchase, everything offered through RevResponse is 100% free. This makes it a lot easier to get conversions, because there is no monetary investment on the part of your reader. The offers, which are mostly free magazines and white papers, span a wide range of industries too. That said, it’s still up to you to get those conversions of course.

Navigating the Admin Panel

My memory isn’t quite as good as it used to be, but it seems that the user lobby for this ad network is much the same as before as well. Most of the navigation for the administration panel is done through the left sidebar, giving you quick access to the offer catalog, ad wizard, reports, and so on.


This is also where you would find the slightly updated Site Setup Wizard, which populates a special TradePub page with a variety of RevResponse offers. The kicker is that this special site takes on the basic design of your existing blog. I have since moved on to a new theme for Beyond the Rhetoric, but my old theme is still intact with my TradePub co-branded site.

As I’ve mentioned before, it would be better if this site setup wizard made it easy to transport its concept to your own host and domain. As it stands, you get a site located at

Ad Wizard for Widgets and Referrals

The Ad Wizard is where you generate the HTML code for the various banners and other forms of advertising from the RevResponse catalog. You can choose the primary color scheme, ad size, and ad category. The design is pretty well the same as before. This is unfortunate, because I would have hoped that more professional-looking banners would have become available by now.

Curiously, it does not appear that you can select one specific offer to highlight in one of these ad banners. You can get the referral link to a specific offer, but no banner is created; you only get a small image. These two kinds of advertising need to be better integrated.

Sifting Through the Offer Catalog

So, what kind of offers can you expect from the RevResponse catalog? The categories vary considerably, including offers from the realms of education, information technology, insurance, travel, small business, and transportation. As it stands, there are over 1,000 offers in the catalog.


From the offer catalog, you’ll get basic information like the earning potential, popularity, and payout per lead. Oddly, no hard figure is given for each conversion that you provide and this will still prove to be a major stumbling block for RevResponse, given that these figures are much more concrete with other ad networks.

More Free Resources to Make You Money

While some small strides have been made to improve RevResponse, these are all baby steps compared to the innovation that you may be finding elsewhere. The ad wizard isn’t as integrated as it should be and the lack of specific payout information is somewhat disconcerting.

RevResponse’s concept is a good one though, so if you can sell your visitors and subscribers on the free content, you could be rolling in some serious dough.


42 thoughts on “Giving Away More Free Resources”

  1. I like that their offers are free. It makes it much easier to get those CPA’s that affiliate marketers are interested in.

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  2. Melody says:

    However they can make it easier and better for us all..the better and more profitable for them..

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  3. Ant says:

    Looks cool! How long have these guys been around for?

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    1. RevResponse says:

      Hi Ant – The RevResponse program has been around for just over a year. But our parent company, NetLine Corporation, and our free offer site,, have been around since 1994.

  4. Mayooresan says:

    It’s so hard to go to a new service… Most of us are stucked with Google AdSense and not willing to move away from them as we are making good money from them.

    Please do write some posts on how to maximize your earning in Google Adsense 🙂

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    1. fas says:

      Read old posts on JC, you will find loads of them on Google Adsense and optimization.

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    2. RevResponse says:

      Mayooresan – A great feature of RevResponse is that we provide you with a co-branded site where you can continue to serve 3rd party CPM advertising around our content as you already do on your own site.

      We wouldn’t expect you to replace your AdSense efforts with our program, but RevResponse can work side-by-side with it.

    3. You should never rely on Adsense alone. Putting all of your eggs in one basket is a terrible idea.

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      1. i already use revresponse, it’s more easier to give something free, but the approval to get the offer usually not fit to anyone.

    4. Sava says:

      As John says in his ebook … you should not use only 1 money maker on your website 😉

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    5. Sava says:

      You shouldn’t use only 1 money maker on your blog ( in your case adsense). Try more … you’ll see you will make more money

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      1. Sava says:

        sorry … I double posted. I thought my first comment did not go through. Please delete this comment and the one above. Thank you 😀

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  5. free offers would be great getting those clicks to convert at a better rate..this looks like a good service to try!

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    1. RevResponse says:

      Please do check us out and sign up. We look forward to working with you.

      1. sent in application! waiting for response 🙂

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  6. blinkky says:

    I never heard of this before. It’s look interesting. Thanks for sharing =)

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    1. Paul U says:

      They have been around a year ago.

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  7. Nishadha says:

    its a good service to try if you are living in USA , Canada and UK. For other countries its a bit difficult because good paying offers are mostly limited to the above countries.

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    1. RevResponse says:

      Nishadha – We have hundreds of offers that are internationally available within our network. Our partners have access to an Offer Catalog that they can search to find offers available in any country they choose.

      Sign in and take a look.

  8. Silvia says:

    Going to check it out! The offers interested me.

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  9. Paul U says:

    the downside of revresponse is that you will need visitors from the US to make money with them.

    1. RevResponse says:

      Hi Paul – I commented about to Nishadha about a similar thought. We have many international partners who are having incredible success with RevResponse. We have hundreds of offers that are internationally available within our network.

  10. Miracel says:

    This post is really valuable. I’m going to check it out now. I love freebies! 🙂

    1. RevResponse says:

      We bank on people loving freebies. We look forward to reviewing your application.

  11. cancer info says:

    thanks for sharing…..good recommend for souce of online income

  12. I’ve already heard about these guys, will check them out once again now when you reminded me of them.

  13. i always love freebies, we all do, lol

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  14. I am going to have research and look into this one for myself. Thanks for always giving so great information John!

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    1. RevResponse says:

      Blogger Instinct – we look forward to reviewing your application and working with you.

  15. fas says:

    I think this is one of the best ways to offer free content to the readers.

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  16. Thanks for that John. Will look into to this right away and give you a feedback.
    thanks for the info

    1. RevResponse says:

      I am eager hear what you have to say about RevResponse.

  17. I have not heard of them but it sounds quite good. I’ll take a closer look over the weekend. Thanks for sharing John.

    Peter Lee

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    1. RevResponse says:

      Peter – we look forward to having you join our program.

  18. Bibokz says:

    I guess they already surpassed the software technical difficulties.

  19. I’ve been using Tradepub / Revresponse for the past 2 years I think and had a lot of success with them. The only problem I can see with the program is that if your readers aren’t from the business / technical background, the rejection rate on the offers they sign up for will be pretty high. Oh, most of the time they’ll still get what they signed up for, but you won’t get paid if they don’t “qualify”.

    With that said, I’ve had offers that paid from $5 to $10 per signup. Pretty darn good for something that is free and adds extra value to your site.

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    1. Those sound like pretty good offers.

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  20. TradeProfits says:

    Free offers seems like an easier option. I will have a look at their page. I might join in.

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  21. Arun says:

    Only because of that comment on your one theme review, you should not be so hard on review products, lik this review. Not everyone think it sounds like ao adv. more then a review!

  22. Thank you for sharing these offers. Great information as well!

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  23. Michael Zhao says:

    Wow! More free stuff!? I just can’t get enough!

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