You can buy just about anything on eBay! Same goes for home based business advertising opportunities. Two things that might be of interest to you if you have a home business website (on a budget) are text links and banner ads.
On eBay, you can type ‘text links’ into the search box to search the listings. There are a variety of text link packages advertised there – most of them fairly reasonable. You can also browse this category:
Everything Else : Advertising Opportunities
Under this category, you can see banner ads and other misc. advertising opportunities.
Unfortunately, a lot of the listings there still talk in terms of “page rank”. Page rank is so 2004! Page rank is of course, Google’s measure of a website’s importance. Now that is indeed important if you want to build up your exposure on the web over time. But there are two other things to consider as well: relevance and traffic. Ideally you want to buy a link on a site that is somewhat relevant to yours. Also ideally, you want the site to have a lot of traffic so that your ad gets exposure.
As with everything else on eBay; shop carefully! Make sure the seller is reliable (check their feedback record) and well established either on eBay or off-eBay. eBay offers a variety of low cost advertising opportunities that can be perfect for a home based business on a restricted advertising budget.