Before I start though, I just want to mention that this thread hasn't been created for people to tell me how bad my idea is, or how it's not going to work - blah, blah.
I'd appreciate it if you just follow along and chip in with some words of wisdom and general morale support :-)
I went over to BlogAds.com and scrolled through the available ad slots and chose one that fitted by budget ($60 per week and gets 216,197 Ad views)
The blog ad description stated that the visitors of this particular site (NFL Blog) had an appetite for fantasy football and team gear.
I then went over to Quantcast.com and entered the URL of the blog I just chose to advertise on so I could find out the demographics of the visitors.
I told me that the blog gets mostly US traffic, the average age of the visitor is between 18-35.
I then proceeded to my CPA Network (Maxbounty) and searched for a suitable offer based on the data info I had.
I found what seems to be a perfect offer which offers a free $500 NFL Store giftcard (Team Gear) - one page submit at $2.60 per lead.
Went ahead and booked the Ad placement for 1 week ($60), uploaded banner and input my affiliate link into the destination URL field.
I'm now waiting for advert approval by the site owner and my ad will begin running.
Now, this is my first ad buy and I've probably got it ALL wrong but I will update this thread every day of the remainding 7 days to let you guys know how it's doing.
I'm not saying I will make a profit, I just wanted to try it out...I've just matched an offer with a blog that caters for that audience.
Wish me luck...
~Russ "CPA Optimist" Smitheram