I’ve been trying to get my head around TNX tonight. I’ve been signed up for a while and have been attempting to figure the whole setup out, but without much time to actually sit down and learn the ins and out of the service, I’m left feeling a little confused. You could put it down to laziness, but when it comes to products like this, I have little patience for gaining an in-depth understanding of them.
The service basically offers a way to buy links for both money and points, as well as selling them on your blog. I added my blog to TNX in the hope of getting some free links. I got 2,000 free points by signing up and leaving my details on the Digital Point forums. I started a campaign with TNX but wasn’t really sure what I was doing when I set it up.
I wanted to get as many links as possible without having to pay any money, so I targeted PR0 and PR1 sites. The price of a link ranges from $0.06 or 50 points for a PR1 link to $6 or 5,000 points for a PR7 link. I don’t know who in their right mind would be selling PR7 links for $6.
When you create your campaign and target websites, you choose the PR of your links, the number of Yahoo backlinks of the website, the site category and the language of the site. It’s a simple enough concept. You then upload your adverts leading to different pages of your website. I found this process time consuming so gave up after making about eight creatives. It’s difficult to understand exactly what is needed when making a creative unless you see what an ad looks like.
I ordered 140 links with my 2,000 points, but so far only 14 of those have become active. I put the required code on my blog and you can see it in action at the bottom of the page. I’m a bit confused what I actually get out of having links on my blog, because from looking in my TNX account, I’m only earning nine points a month for each of those links. Given that I could sell 1,000 points for $0.64, I’m unlikely to make any money soon.
I have less than 500 points left from my original 2,000 and I have no idea what will happen when they run out. I also don’t understand why a PR0 link I’ve bought costs 300 points, but my PR0 link is worth only nine points. What am I missing here?
I think TNX could be a great service for building up free links, but I just can’t figure out how to effectively utilize it short of spending money on buying links, which I don’t want to do right now with a service I don’t fully understand. It is a fairly new service, however, and I think that if you have the time to sit down and work out what you can do with it, it could prove valuable.
The whole points thing is confusing though. I think they should ditch that and just have everything sold in hard currency. I haven’t read about anyone who has actually made any money from TNX yet.
Although I’m yet to take the plunge, you can buy points for between $0.63 and $1.26 per thousand points. You can get lots of points for relatively little money. Makes my 2,000 points look a little sad.
TNX also offers an affiliate program that pays 13.3% of all affiliate’s points earned and 5% of income. I’m yet to start promoting the affiliate program.
I’d say try TNX, but don’t expect to make any money. If you want to get free links like I did, head over to Digital Point.