I am new here and found this forum after searching for 'how much to sell website advertising space?', and found an interesting thread.
Although I am still a little unsure of how much to charge, I am even more unsure of how to reply to the email requesting to buy advertising space on my website. I also wonder whether the email is genuine. I suppose there are scams centred around this sort of thing? To get peoples bank details etc.
My website is fairly new. It does not even get 1000 visitors a month (yet) and I never expected to get an email out of the blue from someone offering to buy advertising space. Is this normal?
Anyway this is the email:
I recently discovered your website and believe that we may have similar
aims. I represent a client who is currently seeking advertising partners for
his successful and well-respected online gaming site. Said client is
interested in buying ad space within your website. If you are interested,
please contact me so we may discuss details further.
I am thinking of replying with something like:
Thank you for your email.
I would be happy to consider your offer to buy advertising space within my website.
If you could provide more details regarding specification, size and any other factors, I would be happy to review and provide you with a price. We charge a flat monthly fee, payable one month in advance via PayPal.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Any advice greatly appreciated.