As a noticeboard owner, you can earn revenue by selling featured positions for classified listings or ‘offers’ as we call them, similar to the traditional yellow pages model.
You will earn 85% of the revenue generated on a noticeboard while n0tice retains 15%. There’s also options for using your earnings to support charities.
Posting an offer on a noticeboard is self-serve and free for n0tice participants. Offers can then be upgraded to a Featured placement for £1/day (or the equivalent base-level regional currency). Featured positioning includes both a visual enhancement and priority ranking on the page.
Payments are handled via PayPal which means we can support 25 different currencies around the world.
So, now in addition to already having custom design options, user moderation tools and site analytics, as a noticeboard owner, you will see a new ‘Revenue’ tab in the admin panel which tracks how much is earned.
Noticeboard owners have a pretty robust toolset now for running a community platform. The addition of an ad platform to the service should help make community management a self-sustaining activity for some and hopefully a profitable one for many.
There have also been several smaller features released over the last few weeks, too: geoRSS, media can be embedded with posts, multiple noticeboards per user, multiple admins per noticeboard, and more speed improvements.
You can also print your offer page to post on real world noticeboards…it includes a QR code and pull tabs with perforation lines for easy cutting.
There’s a photo of the printed offer page at the end of the presentation below which gives further details.