FFA-Links are networks of web sites that accept one line ads to
be published. They are usually free and many dealers believe
that they are making money from them.
During the last few months, there has been over eight of these
exchanges go out of business. One dealer stated that there were
too many teenagers pulling pranks with ad that were fake. He
pointed out a teacher who students ran ads for her that were
borderline x rated. He also pointed out that some links last
just 4 hours (the truth is some are 2 hours, but most are 2-7
But those who advertise still brings in 80-160 replies for many
dealers with 20 minutes work. Here are some comments that should
help those using them.
1) KEEP A DIARY OF SUBMISSIONS. How can I know they are honest?
Get a separate email address. and use it only the first time you
use a submission source.
2) Get a separate email address for acknowledgements. This way
you will not be overloaded with emails from your personal mail.
3) Be realistic about results. An Englishman wrote me telling me
that he put an ad in one link site and he got nothing. You have
to submit to multiple site. If you put an ad in a newsmagazine
with 100,000 circulation, you might get 25-50 replies and pay
for them. With FFA sites, you put your link in 40,000 daily to
get 80-160 hits if your headlines is proper. It is free if you
are willing to invest 20 minutes time.
4) HEADLINES are the most important part of your ad. Vary and
test your ads constantly. You have only seconds to get the
5) Check the index at http://5millionfreebies.isFun.net/ The
owner has kicked out any submitters who get three strikes. One
dealers was receiving and not submitting. He was gone.
6) A German Filter System. This European site adds 7 question
when you post such as the city of your birth. Then 4 of the
questions are repeated later. Then if you answer all 4
correctly, you are posted. This system claims that pranksters
6) My Solution. There is a need for a new network. An example is
a banner that I saw called 101 best antiques sites. 101 dealers
together in a directory of services. This could be done with
almost all type of dealers from opportunities to sport
information. Someone is going to write in and say we have these
already. I have seen only 3 since I started nearly 20 months
ago. An comments should be address to email@example.com / I
will be publishing these in my magazine at
About the author:
Ross Reyman is publisher of Entrepreneur 2001 Magazines. He is
interested in improving internet marketing and going away with
the inconsistencies that now exist on the internet. 5 Million
Freebies For Moneymakers http://www.sonic.net/~rwreyman
Entrepreneurs 2001 Magazine