Make Money Online with The Peel Away Ad


I’m sure by now many readers have noticed the new Peel Away Ad running at the upper right hand corner of the blog. This has to be one of the coolest ad units yet. It makes the blog look like a paper page and the ad is revealed when you “peel away” the page. The creator of the Peel Away Ad says the ad is non intrusive and super effective because it makes people want to peel the ad to see what’s hiding behind it. I can attest to the effectiveness of the ad. Since putting it up an hour ago, I’ve already received five new sign ups for TTZ Media (currently, the ad’s only advertiser).

How Do I Add Peel Away Ads To My Blog?

The Peel Away Ads script was created by Richard Osterude and Harris Fellman. The script normally sells for $127 but if you buy it right now, you can have it for only $37.00 (ya I know, classic sales page).

The script comes in several flavors and works on any site (not just WordPress blogs). I’m using the Rotating Peels for the top right corner. There’s also a peel that will let you put ads on any corner and one that will put ads on every corner. There are also some templates with background images so you can create some peel ads. Lastly, there is a bonus “Spinning Popup” generator but I didn’t brother to download it.

Installation of the script is pretty simple. You need to edit to URL to reflect your site, change the banner image and destination URL, then upload to your server and it should work. There are step-by-step video tutorials for those who need extra help.

At only $37, this script is a no brainer. I’ve made more than my money back from it in less than an hour. I expect to see this type of advertising become more common in the future. Because it’s new and fresh, click rates are very high and as result you can charge more for the ad spot. Of course, you can also use the script to promote your own stuff.

Want To Buy a Peel Away Ad?

To launch the new Peel Away Ad, I’ve decided to sell them at a 50% discount. If you order an ad this month, the price is $500 per month and will stay at $500 per month for as long as you renew. Order placed after February will cost $1,000 per month. No more than five ad rotations will run at any one time.

Peel Away Ads required two creatives: one 100×100 pixel image for the teaser and a 500×500 pixel image for the main banner. Imagines can be jpg or gif. If you need help designing a Peel Away Ad, I recommend Banners Mall. They can create a Peel Away Ad for only $75.00 and have it ready in four days.

Order Your Peel Away Ad

134 thoughts on “Make Money Online with The Peel Away Ad”

  1. Erik Karey says:

    Yet another space on this blog for monetization. Soon it’ll be hard to find the content 😯

      1. Karol Krizka says:

        The content that tells you where to place more ads.

        1. Just wanted to throw in that its not adsense safe if the peel covers an adsense block. If/when you install it, make sure it doesn’t cover up any ads.

          1. Simon Lau says:

            You can tell google they need a bigger monitor to browse your page. The ad is less obtrusive if you have a widescreen monitor, even if you scroll over, it doesn’t cover up the main content of this page. Shrink the ad by 100 pixels and it’ll be completely outside the body of the site.

          2. jhay says:

            It’s probably some CSS or JavaScript issue on my end but the ad automatically peels open just when I’m about to click on the “click here” portion. ❓

            I really don’t know, πŸ˜›

          3. Simon Lau says:

            I get the same thing…you scroll over to it, it reveals the ad and then you click on it to find more/visit the ad….isn’t that how it’s suppose to work?

          4. gel says:

            how to i add the code for peel ad in my blogger site?

      2. Yi Lu says:

        You say you a gangsta but you never pop nothin, you say wanksta (john chow) and you need to stop frontin…. Go to the dealership but you never cop nothing

    1. Well the more John makes the more he’s interested therefore, more content should follow πŸ˜‰

    2. I found the script on a torrent site. $0 for me. :mrgreen:

      1. Mubin says:

        Not cool Chris.

        1. Jeff Kee says:

          Yeah, that’s nothing to be proud of. This is cheap software that somebody worked hard on that deserves credit… Ripping Adobe Photoshop is rather understandable considering the enormous cost of the CS3 suite but this is a different issue.

          1. David says:

            yeah…why refuse to pay the small fee when it’s something that will earn you probably well over the cost of the small fee???

          2. macgoo says:

            Isn’t taking a freely available script and selling it to people just as evil?

        2. RacerX says:

          Whether it is Microsoft or Jimmy’s Software hut, stealing is stealing.

          Especially ugly though given the low price.

      2. Obviously I was joking. I’m not that cheap, but I definitely caught your attention. 😎

        1. Lol now that you got called out on it you’re “joking” but good luck convincing anyone that you’re not just lying now. πŸ™„

      3. Bad boy bad boy!! :>

        And another way to make more money online :> this is good (especially if all slots get sold hah).

    3. David Chew says:

      Another way to earn some money. πŸ˜€

  2. Tom Beaton says:

    Haha – just when we thought you couldnt possibly find space for another ad…

    1. I still think theres a few more spaces for ad implementation 😈

  3. I really have gotta say, this is the coolest ad around and I think it’d be really successful to integrate this into your site, if you’re selling private space.
    Certainly, I did pull the page and was like “Damn, I’m gona pull that again” and then I was like “Hey, I’m gona click on the ad and see what happens” when though I know exactly what’s going to happen. πŸ˜›

  4. Simon Lau says:

    When I first loaded the page I just saw a big purple block :p This explains what it is. Not a bad way to make some money, would have been nice if I didn’t see it earlier, then it would be completely unobtrusive. Not a bad deal for those who want to order an add from, 1K starting next month is a big difference in price.

  5. Zac Johnson says:

    C’mon John… you know you want to find one for the left side too, so you can earn an extra $2k a month! πŸ˜›

    1. Haha that was a good one :mrgreen:

    2. John Chow says:

      I was thinking of using the 4-corner peel for a while. 😈

      1. David says:

        haha….that might be a bit too busy… but would be evil 😈

      2. How about the center unzip. One ad on each side.

      3. mark says:

        How about 1 BIG splash covering the entire page for 5 seconds or till it’s clicked on so people with ad blockers see it? πŸ™„

        1. pencil says:

          maybe visitor will go away if something like that happen.

          But maybe good!! πŸ˜›

    3. David Chew says:

      Another way to earn more money.

  6. Simon Lau says:

    Might be worth noting that if you do a Google search for wordpress plugins, there are some free peel-away (peel-ear) plugins. I have no clue if they are as better or worse than what Peel Away Ad is offering but just do your homework before you spend even 37 bucks.

    1. Neil Duckett says:

      They work exactly the same, i’ve been using it for a while now … it’s certainly not new.

      1. I know, I ‘ve seen this thing everywhere. The look is slightly different between the versions. Good to know there are free ones.

  7. Al Young says:

    It works. I know there is an ad behind there. Still, I want to peel and take a look.

    1. David says:

      haha…I know eh? it’s just fun to peel it back… πŸ˜†

  8. Al Young says:

    If we put peels everywhere, these pages are going look like a Chinese fortune cookie or a won ton.

  9. Lincoln says:

    Adtoll just now offered this for their network.

    Anybody wanna buy an ad from me? Only 20 cents a week! :mrgreen:

  10. John Cow says:

    We gave it to you for free! 😈

  11. dcr says:

    I never noticed it until now.

    Kind of annoying now that I know it’s there though. But, if you scroll down just a tad, it goes away.

  12. John Cow says:

    Oops, seems the quote didn’t work…

    “At only $37, this script is a no brainer. I’ve made more than my money back from it in less than an hour.”

    That’s because you got it of us for free!

    1. :mrgreen: Haha…i guess John doesn’t really want to be seen to be saying that in his review πŸ˜‰

    2. I remember you using it, what made you stop? Not converting well?

    3. Terri says:

      I PURCHASED it and cannot download it!!

      Going back to paypal to get a REFUND!!!!

  13. Logan says:

    HA HA HA

    Too bad it doesn’t work at all in Linux using latest mozilla/flash..

    BTW who doesn’t use an ad blocker these days? I mean honestly… everyone and their grandma uses an ad blocker..

    I guess the only way to make money is to spam ads at people who dont know better..

  14. KiwiPulse says:

    I have a peel away ad on my blog…except it’s free from Adtoll πŸ˜†
    Mine look more sexy! 😈

    1. Poker Sharks says:

      Aye, you can get the peel away free from Adtoll and they even sell the advertising space for you too!

      1. David says:

        hmm….good to know…as I don’t have the means to sell my own advertising space yet…

        1. I also lack the time to sell my own ads. Poker, please let us know how well it works out for you. I keep finding hundreds of ways to monetize my little blog, but have only had success with a small few.

      2. RacerX says:

        Thats good to know. Anyone using it, if so how’s it converting?

    2. HCET says:

      I think John has got coolest Peel Off Ad than yours . Yours didn’t work that well. John’s got coolest..peel off

  15. says:

    I’ve seen these popping up recently. I found them only annoying at first, now I simply ignore them. I can see people checking it out the first week but after that it will lose its muster.

  16. bob says:

    I dont really mind it, but I can’t see it taking off that much. Kind of seems similar to those adcamo ads that came out recently

  17. Matthew says:

    The peel away ads have been around quite a while now (maybe 18 months or so). I think they are quite cool and not too obtrusive.

    1. Jim Karter says:

      Ya, I have seen somebody selling in on some webmaster forums.

  18. I knew it wouldn’t take long for you to try this one out!

  19. They’ve been around a while a few ad networks are using them and a few are developing systems with them in ;).

    Nice way for extra revenue off the blog though πŸ˜‰

  20. That looks like a pretty cool ad to me John. Best thing is it does not take up any space.

  21. I go back and forth on these ads. I tend to think they are distracting at some point, especially when I’m trying to search for something and when I go to far to the other side of the search button, that darn ad keeps peeling and I lost the button. The verdict is still out for me.

  22. Rhys says:

    “The creator of the Peel Away Ad says the ad is non intrusive and super effective because it makes people want to peel the ad to see what’s hiding behind it.”

    He would say that, personally, I think it’s total bollocks. It is hugely irritating (as the paper “flutters”), and overly sensitive.

    What’s worse is it covers the “x” over the right hand side of the screen. Jeez, I don’t like it.

    All I know is – whilst I’m not going to unsubscribe – I will be visiting this blog less. I know it’s like pissing into the wind, but hey ho.

    1. David says:

      oh…it totally does cover up the x for closing the top bar advertisement. Now we can never get rid of that add…which follows us all the way down the page. haha

      1. Matt Huggins says:

        Yeah, the top bar and the peel-away ads interfere with each other. The “X” can’t be clicked, and also the top bar prevents the peel-away from properly working…at least in Firefox anyway.

  23. Sergio says:

    Is this a joke? People have been selling it and reselling it for months. No one knows who’s legit anymore. The cheapest I saw this script was for $5. And yes it does work. I had a small blog with about 300 uniques per day and I made around $150 a month (I never updated the site, ever, so it’s basically free money). πŸ˜‰

    1. KiwiPulse says:

      $150/month to sleep. Teach me my master.. 😳

    2. David says:

      I love how 300 uniques a day is a small blog…I’m nowhere near that 😳

      1. KiwiPulse says:

        Work on your SEO, I’m sure you will get minimum 500 uniques a day from search engine! 😎

        1. David says:

          first I got to work on my regular posting, and my content….or I guess I should say…I should work on that at the same time as my SEO…. But yes…some definite work needs to be done on my site, but time commitments aren’t letting much happen right now.

          1. Sergio says:

            It was one of those “evil” blogs. I just picked a non competitive keyword and wrote like 3 articles. I never update it anymore. It’s hard to compete in the legit world like this blog, so I just make evil sites with pop ups.

      2. Navin says:

        I started putting content on my blog approximately 3 weeks ago and my unique visitors count per day is above 700(sometimes it’s above 1000 a day, I did SE optimize my blog .. though.
        You can use Counterize wordpress plugin to check the stat ..
        or you can use Nepalese-Made MaxBlogPress plugins, one of which is Psychic Search.


        PS: HAYYYY JOHN, YOU ARE MY BLOG GURU, OKIE?? I’m waiting for right time to blog good things about you on my blogs soon πŸ™‚

        thanks for letting me know about this Peel off thanks

  24. David says:

    I noticed this earlier on your site…yeah… seen it lots on other sites…and never even thought of putting it on my blog…haha… I guess I still not thinking…lol

  25. Mubin says:

    Thats an extra 5k a month now!

  26. Caleb says:

    I had it on my blog,but recently removed it because it got no conversions… it could have been the offer itself instead of the ad technology.

  27. Why do the same group of people comment on each post on this blog over and over and over? Don’t you have lives?

  28. I have to admit I’m doubtful as to its effectiveness as a marketer. At least after a week or so when the effects of this post fade away.

    If you don’t mind, as I’m sure many of your readers would also be interested, could you post a conversation ratio of this ads after this entry’s affect has faded.

  29. JBiggs says:

    I am newbie to blogging. This is one of the best sites I have seen about making money. I still learning about making money using blogger.
    Thank you for your good information.
    I will come back to read more articles from your site again.

    You have an awesome blog. πŸ™‚


  30. RacerX says:

    I like the peel-away way better then the top floating bar!

    1. Simon Lau says:

      I agree! The top floating bar makes me think there’s some annoying pop-up on the page that thankfully Firefox has blocked.

  31. RLeap says:

    That peel-away ad is so cool. Very eye catching and fun to play with. πŸ™‚

  32. Okay. I love peel away ads (though I don’t want to see them on every page). First of all, they’re not ugly like most banners I’ve seen. And it really makes me want to take a little peek! It really has that effect on me! It could be swaying a little but or it could have a small “click me” sign written on it… The point is, they’re not the annoying, aggressive, in-you-face, blinking type of ads.

  33. Jim Karter says:

    One more way to monetize. but it looks cool.:)

  34. Johnny Cash says:

    Interesting. However, if the peel away effect is done using javascript, it is not too difficult to “borrow” the script.

  35. Mike Huang says:

    The stripe bar and the peel ad is somewhat conflicting in my browser. It lags the top portion a lot and at points I’m unable to close the stupid stripe ad…

    John, you might want to reconsider =/


    1. I agree with Mike, I cannot close the stripe ad either. However, with an extra $5,000 a month coming from this ($1,000 each and 5 in rotation?) I don’t think it’s going to be something he’ll want to give up. I know I wouldn’t, that money can buy a lot. πŸ˜†

  36. Wow John, those ads never stop coming. I wonder if you’ll ever stop finding places to add new ones πŸ˜†

    1. Chetan says:

      He would never stop finding new space πŸ˜‰ There are a lot of places still to place ads.

  37. Tim Sykes says:

    Thanks for the tip – looks like I may buy one tomorrow. Wanna advertise ? πŸ˜›
    BTW… did you check out my revamped website?

  38. guitarFlame says:

    I was wondering with what you will come up next because you use already so many monetizing sources. Good idea, now I will watch for the next one πŸ™‚

  39. I love this ad. So visual and doesn’t look like a typical ad, looks like art.
    Your copycat Mr Cow beat you to this a long time a go though πŸ™‚

  40. BizGiftGuru says:

    I am using Opera and I see no peel away ad here …

  41. Peel-away ads are great for special promotions. They lose some effect when they are on every page, all the time because they become subject to ad blindness. I think they’re best suited as a way to highlight special offerings as they come available… unless you can make $5000 per month selling the ad space. πŸ˜€

  42. Ty Brown says:

    Do they have any stats on click through rates with this type of ad?

  43. Saim Baig says:

    I always liked these kind of ads.Are there any other ways to get Peel Away ads other then TTZ.

  44. Hugo Santos says:

    Guys, you can get a free peel away ad script. It hasn’t all the administrative capabilities of the paid ones though, but it is running great on my site.

  45. I’ve definitely seen cheaper scripts out there… Peel away ads seem to be a nice new advertising trend… I may try them out πŸ˜‰

  46. Chris Austria says:

    nice one…My site doesn’t have any adds but peel away will be a nice addition since it’s unintrusive.

  47. AdToll’s Peel Away ads are better I think. I am trying to open this Peel away ad on your blog, but it’s just flipping faster, but one at AdToll, gives better appearance then

  48. One small QAing – “generator but I didn’t brother to download it.” needs to be “generator but I didn’t bother to download it.” πŸ‘Ώ

  49. ex-reader says:

    You have whored your site out so much, there’s no more content except pictures of what you ate last night. You have even made it impossible to close the top nav ad by putting this stupid peel away ad up there. So ugly.

    1. Hugo Santos says:

      i can close the top nav ad easily……

  50. It would be nice to see a report on how well these ads actually convert. Yes, they are cool and make you want to click, but will they earn the advertiser money?

  51. James says:

    😈 But the free Tom Tom advert takes you to some Zwinky page.. Wheres my free tom tom? πŸ™

  52. gasmoney says:

    i use to have this on several forums and it brought registration down than up. maybe its meant for blogs. This is an old way of advertising and its been around for some time now.

  53. David Chew says:

    Sounds a little expensive.

  54. johnCard says:

    the peel away ad is kool, johncow has been using this ad for a while now. jc, what is the qualifications for ttz ad’s? i’m interested, don’t have that many customers though, but the people that do visit would love it, especially ttz peel away.

  55. Mike Huang says:

    John, you should REALLY choose either the STRIPE ad or the PEEL ad. I don’t know if it’s just me, but they’re conflicting. I can’t close the STRIPE ad and I can’t see the Peel ad. I think your buyers won’t be too happy with this.


  56. Robert says:

    I love this peel ad. I agree that it’s certainly attractive to readers, and they’re more inclined to click on it than on a regular ad.

  57. I am still confused about what they are since I haven’t yet seen any on this site, but I will keep a lookout in the future for them. Thank you for sharing this.

  58. Chris says:

    The top bar can easily be closed, all you have to do is scroll down a bit until the X comes back.

  59. adie @ NBB says:

    Evil John, I’m glad I gave you the idea though…

  60. Syed Balkhi says:

    i am sure it is very good in making money, but i think it gets annoying as a user of the website to accidently get your mouse there and click .. especiall if you are using the laptop’s touch pad … and it is only one click open …

  61. Deborah says:

    I have just purchased this script for $37 dollars plus VAT!! Does that make me a mug? Also I was going to purchase the worldwide resale rights but did’nt. Did I make the right choice not too? πŸ™„

  62. cayumi says:

    Thanks for thr Tips

  63. Me says:

    Very cool! I like the way the corner of the ‘page’ floats in the wind. When I first saw it, all i could see was part of the word Just, which looked like lust and i was like OMG i can’t believe he’s selling sex ads! Of course i had to see what was back there. Glad to see it was more relevant advertising.

  64. Play Game says:

    I need one of those.

  65. Terry Tay says:

    The peel away ad is the coolest new web ad idea. I like how it is out of the way and not intrusive, but yet still visible. I know when I see them I always “peel” them away. It’s gives ads a different look. Visitors sometimes turn a blind eye to the same advertising appearing over and over, so when you can switch it up, it catches their eye.


    1. gasmoney says:

      its like a year and change old. 😯

  66. Colin Boyd says:

    All non intrusive ways to advertise on a blogs are great, I could be buying this script.

  67. Chetan says:

    Ya i too have the same feeling for the ad spaces.. There are still lot more places where ads can be integrated.

  68. hanep says:

    it’s a cool ads, with unique location. worth the price, worth to try.

  69. modemlooper says:

    ha ha all these comments about ads. If john put the ads on the left instead of the right he would make more money. People read left to right and thats how they look at a page so their eyes would skim the ads before getting to the content and it might make them click more. The way to make money is with a three column blog with ads on left and nav on right. Also put an ad under each post.

  70. Juan Burton says:

    haha are you gone mad? πŸ™‚

  71. alex says:

    I hope it pays off, i cant wait to start earning money on my blog

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