Well, as you can see, I’ve been experimenting with various advertisements on Writeside.net and Writer’s Log.
a contextually relevant keyword…on a web page from within Kontera´s vast network of publishers…is automatically turned into a link to the most relevant ad.
This means that some words on this page will show up with a double underline. Hovering on those words with pop up an ad. Moving your mouse away will take the pop-up away. I know that some people will find this annoying. (There are Firefox extensions to turn off these ads, by the way.)
I debated on a number of ways I could generate revenue from the site, to at least cover part of the hosting costs. A number of people who have used my free templates have offered money (one man donated £5 to Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home!), and I thought about (and rejected) the idea of having a “donate” button. I think having ads is better, but I would like to hear opinions if you have any!