Introduction to The FOJ Banner and Text Ads and how to charge fee for banner and text ads
This is how you may use The FOJ Banner and Text Ads plugin:
- Banner advertisement: allow users of your site to upload and place banners on your site to advertise their own products;
- Charge fee for banner advertisement: charge your site users a fee and receive payment from them in order to let them place their banner advertisement on your site.
- Automatic ad expiration: Place expiration date on banner advertisement; banner advertisement may not appear on your site once it has expired.
How to charge a fee for banner advertisement on your site
The FOJ Banner Text Ads plugin allows you to charge your site users fixed fees and periodical fees as the total fee for the advertisement.
- Fixed fees: the fixed fee depends on whether the user's advertisement is either a text ad or a banner ad and if it is a banner ad, how large the banner is.
- Periodical fees: the periodical fee depends on the part of the site where the user is putting the ad and how long it may stay on your site before its expires.
- To determine the fee for ad placement on your site, you may follow the steps bellow:
a. Log into the admin part of your site;
b. Go to "The FOJ Banner & Text Ads";
c. Fixed fee based on category of ad: for charging the fixed fee based on whether the ad is a text or a banner, click on "Banner And Text Ad Categories".
d. A page may open where you may see the list of category of ad types for pricing the fixed fee (image below).
e. Click on "Edit" under the banner/text ad category you may want to edit;
f. A page may open where you may update the currency and the price for the fixed fee.
g. Fixed fee based on the size of the banner: for charging a fixed fee based on the size of the banner, go to "Banner And Text Ad Sizes" under "The FOJ Banner & Text Ads".
h. A page may open where you may see a list of banner/text ad sizes.
i. Click on "Edit" under the banner/text ad size you want to edit.
j. A page may open where you may edit a form including the fixed price for the size of the banner.
k. In the form, at a field labelled, "Banner/Text Ad Size Price Currency", close to the bottom of the page, you may select the currency of the price."
l. Then at the field labelled, "Banner/Text Ad Size Price, e.g 5.5", enter the a number as the fixed price for the size of the banner.
m. The periodical fee: to change the periodical fee, you may go to "The FOJ Banner & Text Ads" in the admin part of the site.
n. Click on "Banner And Text Ads Spaces" and a page may open where you may see a list of Banner/Text Ad Spaces (image below).
o. Click on "Edit" under the banner/text ad pace which you may want to edit;
p. What is the total fee you are charging your site users?: after you have set both the fixed fee (based on the category of the ad) and the other fixed fee (based on the size of the banner) as well as the periodical fee, the user who may want to place banner/text ad on your site may pay the fixed fees and the periodical fee as the total fee for his/her banner/text ad advertisement.
NOTE: As of now, only the banner ad option of The FOJ Banner and Text ad plugin is ready; the text ad option is not ready. Therefore, it is only the banner ad option of the plugin that your site users may have access to.