How much does it cost to work with BackBeat Media?
There are no up front costs to join BackBeat Media. As for advertising sales, there are no costs until we get paid for the first ad sold. Our revenue comes from sales commissions from these ad sales, and we bear the risk in terms of time invested in the sales process. Once an advertiser pays for their ad placement, we issue you a check (usually once per month, depending on our particular agreement). Bottom line: We don't get paid until you get paid, and when we get paid, you get paid.
Can I start making money immediately once I join?
Well, that's a complex answer, since there are a lot of variables. Because of our Boutique model, we focus our sales efforts on maximizing each site's potential. Because of that, it takes us time to ramp up the sales and PR forces behind promoting a site. Results from that usually take anywhere from 1 to 6 months to fully realize. However, many times we have "Run of Network" campaigns that we can migrate over to new sites immediately, offering some initial revenue potential while we ramp up full efforts.
Can I still sell and serve my own ads?
Again, another complex answer, and one that we find is better suited to a more interactive conversation. The gist is, though, that we first evaluate whether or not a partnership makes sense. Then, if it does, we do whatever it takes to find a way to work together for mutual success. There are very few absolutes in this regard, which is why we'd like to talk to you directly.
How do I join?
Contact us here. Let us know what you do, how long you've been around, how much traffic you have, and what drove you to start your site to begin with.