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This page is really just for people who do not know how to add banners or advert text links to their site. If you already know this, this page will probably be of no use to you. So if that is the case go back to the affiliates index and start adding them!

As I have no idea how much of a beginner you are I am going to assume you either run a blog using some kind of blog writing software, or you run a website using a HTML editor. If you are a bit more advanced than that (such as writing the HTML yourself) please skim through the simpler parts, the stuff you need is in here too, but later. However if you are thinking "actually that is too advanced for me I do not know how to use a HTML editor or any kind of blog writing software", then either you do not have a website (or blog) or you are using one of those and don't realise it.

Before we begin, let me point out that you may find some parts of this easy, and other parts hard to understand. If so, don't worry, go through it understanding what you can, that should be enough to get you started. Then come back later and read it through again. Once you have had some practise with the "easy" bits, the "hard" bits should become "easy" too.

To start with, let us talk about what a link looks like. If you look at the source code for a website you will see that links look like this:

What is happening is that the bit < a href="index.shtml" > is saying to your computer "if anyone clicks on anything between this bit and the bit that says < /a > then go to the page called index.shtml".

in this case the page index.shtml is on the same site, but you can also use it to go to a different site if you use a web address like this:

Which will put this on your web page:
To buy the book Anybody's Slave Click Here
(Don't bother trying this link, or any link in any example on this page, they do not work. I am using fake links throughout this tutorial, because I need them to contain all the things I am going to talk about.)
Do note that you MUST include the http:// part otherwise the link won't work. Also notice that the link is so long that it spreads over two lines, this does not matter provided you do NOT put in a return (line break). Normally you would never even think of doing that, but do be aware that some text editing software automatically puts in line breaks where it word raps, if yours does that turn the function off before using it to add links.

In the above examples, I have only made the words "click here" into links, but you can use any text, for example:

Will put this on your web page:
Click here to buy the book Anybody's Slave
In this example the surfer can click on any part of "Click here to buy the book Anybody's Slave" to go to the A1 Adult eBooks site.

Instead of text, you can also use pictures. The following code:

Will put this on your web page:

And clicking on the banner will send the surfer to the sales page.

What is happening is that the bit < img src="anybodys-slave-banner4.jpg" > is saying to your computer "put the picture called anybodys-slave-banner4.jpg here".

This only works if the picture is in the same folder as the web page. If it is in a different folder you have to specify the folder. For example if it is in a folder called "pictures" you would use:

And the folder called "pictures" was in a folder called "adverts" you would use:

etc.

You can also combine the picture and text links thus:

(Ignore the words "centre" and "br" for the moment, I'll explain those later, just look at the way you add a picture and a text link.)

Click here to buy Anybody's Slave

Here clicking on either the banner or the text will send the surfer to the sales page.

Now you may be thinking "this is all very interesting, but what has it got to do with me making money?" Well if you look at the link I used in the example you will see that it is a bit complicated:
http://www.a1adultebooks.com/site.php?cat=adult&pr=1201&id=fred25
The first part (http://www.a1adultebooks.com/site.php) is the sort of thing you will have seen many times before, a simple link to a website page. However after that you get what looks like some kind of algebraic formula (?cat=adult&pr=1201&id=fred25). The reason is that this link does not go to a simple page on a website, but to a combined web page and computer program. If a link ends .php or .shtml then it is heading to a page that contains a simple (or sometimes not so simple) computer commands. And if it ends .cgi or .pl it is going directly to a computer program. Don't let that panic you, the program does NOT run on your computer, it runs on the computer that hosts the website. And usually it is just a simple little thing. For example you will see that this page is a .shtml page, but the only program running on it is a hit counter, it simply counts the number of people who visit this page so that at a later date I can check to see how popular it is.

But some of these computer programs require information to run them, and that is what the ?cat=adult&pr=1201&id=fred25 part is about. The ? tells the hosting computer that all the following stuff is data, not part of the URL, the = sign means (naturally enough) "equals", or more simply "is" and the & also obviously means (as you would expect) "and".

So "?cat=adult&pr=1201&id=fred25" is translated as; the cat is "adult", the pr is 1201 and the id is fred25". Cat in this case is short for category and pr is short for product. If you click on that link the hosting computer will send you to the adult book which is product number 1201. In this case that is the book called "Anybody's Slave".

But for you the really important part is "id=fred25". If you have ever signed up for a chat room or a site like eBay or Hotmail you may remember the first time you were asked for a user name and you typed in your own name or favourite nickname only to find it had gone. Often the site will suggest you add a number after your name and make a suggestion - for example if your name is Fred and there are already 24 people using the name fred, it may suggest fred25. That is what has happened here, the ID of the person who put the link on the site is fred25.

But why would fred25 want anyone to know that he was the person who put the link up? Well he wants the hosting computer to know, because if you click on this link and buy a copy of Anybody's Slave, then some of the money you paid goes to fred25! and if fred25 is good at getting people to click on this link, he may be making a darn good living by getting people to buy copies of Anybody's slave.

And in the case of A1 Adult eBooks, the profits fred25 make go beyond the profit he makes from selling each copy of Anybody's Slave. Because once someone has bought from this link the customer's account is permanently linked with fred25, and every time they return to A1 Adult eBooks and buy another book, fred25 gets a percentage of that sale! In some cases he will make hundreds or even thousands of dollars from sending a customer to a page to buy one $2.99 book!!!

So the idea here is simply for you to do the same thing as fred25. You put the link on your site (only using your ID instead of fred25's ID), and you make the money. Simple!

If you have not already done so, you need to sign up for a free account with A1 Adult eBooks (you don't have to buy anything to do this, simply sign up for free). You can sign up on their website by Clicking Here. (The affiliates sign up link is low down on their menu on the left hand side of the A1 Adult eBooks site.)

After that come back here, go to the main affiliates index (link at the top of the page), and download a few banners for your site (remember: download them and then upload them to your site, do NOT try to use them directly from my site). However do note that you must go back to my main affiliates page to get the links. The links on this page DO NOT WORK, they are just examples.

If your host does not allow you to use banners, use text links. In fact you may want to do that anyway. Text links, if well written, will get you a lot more sales than banner ads. For example:


Danni really lets anyone take her as a slave (for a short time) and do whatever sordid sexual things they like to her. You can read all about the things that are done to her in her eBook, click here to get a copy.

Or better still, simply recommend the book: I have just read a brilliant book. It is all about a girl called Danni who lets anyone take her as a sex slave (for a short time) and do whatever sordid sexual things they like to her. I loved the book and I think you will to, so read it and see. click here to get a copy.

The links you need are on the same page as the banners. Don't worry about the fact that the cat section is blank, you don't really need it to sell the books, I only used it to make the examples clearer. Also (and most importantly) DON'T FORGET TO REPLACE THE XXXXX WITH YOUR OWN ID!

Just one quick warning if you are using a HTML editor. Some of the poorer quality HTML editors will not realise that you are inserting HTML code, and will mangle your link making it useless. So ALWAYS CHECK THAT THE LINK WORKS. You may also find that your HTML editor has a setting you have to change to let it know that you are inserting HTML code, or it may have a special way of inserting HTML code. You will have to look in the manual or help file to find out how to do this as they all vary. As a last resort (if nothing else works) you could create your page without the link, then open it in a text editor and add the link manually. But if you do, remember to save it as a text file, not a word file or a rtf file, etc.

ADVANCED IDEAS

Firstly, you will notice that the banner has a border round it. Sometimes you may not want that. You can get rid of it easily by adding border="0" after src="anybodys-slave-banner4.jpg" thus:

This will give you:


What you are doing when you add border="0" is telling the browser to make the width of the border zero. So it follows that you can also make the border thicker. For example you could use border="10" thus:

Which will give you:


You can take this to extremes if you want. Try making the border 100 like this:

And you get:


You can do a similar trick on the text if you decide you do not want it underlined. To do that you add style="text-decoration:none" in the link thus:

This will be underlined This will NOT be underlined

One thing to note carefully is that style="text-decoration:none" must go in the link, whereas border="0" must go in the bit that gives you the picture (the bit that begins img src). If you get these the wrong way round they will not work.

If you want to make text bold put < b > before it and < /b > after it like this:

This is plain text. This is bold text. This is plain text again.

If you want to underline text put < u > before it and < /u > after it like this:

This is plain text. This is underlined text. This is plain text again.

If you want to put the text in italics put < i > before it and < /i > after it like this:

This is plain text. This is in italics. This is plain text again.

And you can combine two or three of these:

This is plain text. This is bold and underlined text This is plain text again. This is bold text with the middle bit underlined and the ends just bold.

Way back when I first told you how to add banners you may remember that I used < br > and said I would tell you what that was later. It is simply a command to the surfer's browser to add a line break (return). One < br > makes the next word start on a new line. Two makes the next word start on a new line and adds a blank line, three makes the next word start on a new line and adds two blank lines, and so on:

This is line one.
This is line two.

This is line three, but there was a blank line before it.


This is line four, and there were two blank lines before it.



This is line five, and there were three blank lines before it.

I also introduced the center tag. As you have probably guessed, everything between the < center > and the < /center > will be centred on the page (or centred in the table/column if you are using tables). Note that this is the American English spelling (center) NOT the correct English spelling (centre), if you use the correct English spelling it will not work.

This line starts on the left hand side.
This line starts in the middle of the page.
This line starts on the left hand side again.

Finally, I'll introduce font type, size and colour. For that you use < font size="" color="" face="" > and end with < /font > for example

Which will give you:
The text size will be 5, it's colour will be #990000 (which is dark red) and the style will be times new roman.

You do not have to use all three of those. For example if you just wanted bigger text without changing the colour or face you could use:

Which will give you:
This is the same size as everything else on the page. This is a bit bigger to emphasise it. And this has gone back to the original size.

Let's take those one at a time.

SIZE
This is the simplest of all. Size can be any whole number between 1 and 7.

Which will give you:
This is size 1. This is size 2. This is size 3. This is size 4. This is size 5. This is size 6. This is size 7.

But you can only use the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7. if you use any other number it will not work.

FACE
If your browser has the font "comic sans ms", and you have not set it to override the page font settings, you should have noticed that the writing on this page has a more naturalistic font than most websites. That is because I am using a font called comic sans ms, most websites use arial or times new roman. The reason you may want to use a different font is either to make your advert stand out, or to make your reader "feel" different. For example the reason I am using comic sans ms is because it looks a bit like handwriting, so puts the surfer more at ease. As this page is "instructional" I did not want it to come over all "school room" on you, and comic sans ms has a more friendly look that (should) have put you a bit more at ease with all this "learning stuff".

For another example, if you look at the banners on this site, most of them (not all, but about 80%) have the words "Click Here" in an italicised version of the font impact. This is because it gives the impression of urgency, when the surfer looks at it, his/her subconscious does not just see "click here", it sees "QUICK click here, go on HURRY UP click here NOW do it now OR IT WILL BE TOO LATE, you must click here NOW". (Unfortunately it does not always mean that the surfer will listen to their subconscious, but it does improve the number of clicks you get a bit.)

Incidentally don't let this force you into only using the banners with "Click Here" in an italicised version of the font impact, different banners are aimed at doing different things to the surfer's subconscious, the others are as good in their own context.

However the one big problem with font face is that it is a command to the surfer's browser to use that font, and for it to be able to do so it has to already have that font loaded. Not all browsers have the same fonts loaded (there are thousands of fonts, if it had them all it would not only use up a large chunk of your computer's memory, it would also slow down it's working). So you can never be certain that every surfer sees the page as you designed it (in fact you can be certain that they will not all see the page as you designed it).

Here are a few of the more popular font faces, and what they are mostly used for (if you don't see any difference in one font from the main one it is because your browser does not have that font):
Arial - general text.
Tahoma - general text.
Times new roman - general text but for articles with a bit more gravitas.
Courier new - to give the impression of quoted facts (i.e. as though it came from a newspaper).
Arial black - to make the text stand out.
Impact - to make the text stand out, or if italicised, to imply haste or urgency.
Comic sans ms - informal or friendly, to put the reader at ease
Chasm - creepy or danger (I use it in ads for bondage books to imply "women in peril").
Broadway bt - implies showmanship or celebrity.


Colour
I have left this until last, as it is the hardest, you may want to skip this bit.

Firstly, like with the center command, you must use the American English spelling (color) NOT the correct English spelling (colour), if you use the correct English spelling it will not work.

Next a short art lesson:
If you have ever been taught to paint in powder paints you may remember that you were only given a few basic colours and made to mix them to create the other colours. On computer screens there are only really three visible colours, all others are made of a mixture of those three colours. The basic colours are red green and blue. Any colour you like can be made from mixing those in various proportions. For example yellow is a mix of equal amounts of green and red. So you could call yellow: 50% red 50% green 0% blue.

If you are painting all you need to know is those percentages. However on a monitor screen you also need to worry about brightness. For example ten lumps of red and ten lumps of green will make a yellow twice as bright as five lumps of red and five lumps of green. The minimum you can have of any colour is obviously 0 (none). The maximum you can have (because of the way computers think) is 255. So in theory you could specify values of each colour (red, green, and blue) as any number between 0 and 255. For example the brightest yellow your computer monitor could produce is red:255 green:255 blue 0.

Unfortunately that would only work if your computer had a human brain. It doesn't. it has a computer brain. And computer brains do not work like the brains you and I have. This means that you are going to have to learn to think like a computer, or at least count like one.

Which means that the next thing is (I'm afraid) a maths lesson:
We have 10 actual numbers (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9), when we get to the end we simply add another number before it. It will help if you think of the first ten numbers (ie the "single" numbers) as having a zero before them: 00, 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09. We next change the zero for a one: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 then a 2: 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 and so on.

That is kind of obvious. But what if instead of only having 10 basic numbers (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) we had sixteen? Let's say they are 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c,d,e,f. Zero to nine would be the same as before but ten would be a, eleven would be b, twelve would be c, thirteen would be d, fourteen would be e, and fifteen would be f. After that it gets even more confusing. sixteen would be 10, seventeen would be 11, eighteen would be 12, nineteen would be 13, and so on up to twenty five being 19, twenty six being 1a, twenty seven being 1b, twenty eight being 1c, twenty nine being 1d, thirty being 1e, thirty one being 1f, thirty two being 20 and so on....

If the above seems stupid, don't worry - it is the way computers think (well 16 bit computers anyway, lower order computers "fake it"). Unfortunately you have to use this system to tell a computer what colours you want.

The highest two digit number in this "computer counting" system is FF. In "human counting" that is 255. Now remember I said that the number computers use to signify "the maximum amount of this colour that you can give me" was 255. This is not a coincidence. Way, way back, computer designers decided to use two figure numbers for the colours, from 00 to ff (which is 0 to 255 in "human counting"). Do remember that I said that it will help if you think of the single numbers as having a zero before them. So in "computer counting" the numbers zero to fifteen are 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0a 0b 0c 0d 0e 0f. Then the numbers sixteen to twenty nine are 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f. And so on, up to the numbers 241 to 255 being f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 f7 f8 f9 fa fb fc fd fe ff.

So if we wanted, for example, a colour that has two hundred and forty red, twenty nine green, and two hundred and fifty five blue (a light purple colour). In "computer counting" we would want ef of red, 1f of green and ff of blue. Do remember you MUST have double figure numbers, so you MUST put zero before single finger number (e.g. 5 MUST be 05; 0 MUST be 00; etc.). To keep it short we simply type the quantities we want of red, green, and blue in that order so that it looks like a six figure number (although never forget that it is actually three two figure numbers). So we would want ef1fff. To confuse you even more we have to put a # before it to tell the computer that we are talking it's own language (because some browsers do know a few human colour words, but never use them because not all browsers do, and whereas it may work on your computer, it will not on all of your surfer's computers). Which means for the purple colour we want font color="#ef1fff", and we would do it in this form:

This is in purple text.

If you have studied art you probably know what percentages of each colour make what final colour, you only need to convert it into "computer counting" and play about with the brightness to get what you want. However those of you with no art training may find colour mixing difficult at first. And I guess most of you are going to find counting like a computer tricky for a long while. Fortunately there are a lot of short programs on the Internet to make this easier for you, and a lot are free. They tend to come and go, so I am not going to give you any links here, they may be dead by the time you read this. Instead Google (or Yahoo) for whatever is currently available.

And that, I'm afraid, is your lot. Now start adding the [banners/full page ads/your own ads] to your site and start making money!