Aug 10 2008

How to Make Money with Ebay Partner Network on PHPBB3

I showed you the other day how to create a custom BBcode tag so you can embed YouTube videos on phpBB3.

Today, I’m going to show you how to create another custom BB code tag for your phpBB3 forum, so you can make money with eBay Partner Network by letting your forum members post their eBay auctions.

(1) The first thing you’ll need to do is log in to your eBay Partner Network account and click on “Tools“:

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(2) Then click on “Link Generator“:

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(3) In the Link Generator Options:

For Advertiser choose: eBay
For Link Type choose: Item ID
For Item ID enter ANY eBay item # Example: 0123456789012 (note: this is just to create a link and the BB tag will auto-fill this when posting in your forum)
Leave Geo-Target as is.
For Select program to apply choose: The ebay site you want visitors to land on Example: eBay US, eBay CA, eBay UK, etc.
For Campaign Name or ID choose a campaign or create a new one. Example: phpbb3auctions

The rest of the options you can ignore and now you just click Generate Link.

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(4) Get Your Link – Copy the link from URL Only:

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(5) From the link you just copied above, replace the eBay Item #’s at the end of the link with the {NUMBER} tag. (Note: I am only showing the end of the link below with the eBay item #’s but you will be keeping the full link intact.)

Change:
…customid=&ext=0123456789012&item=0123456789012
Into:
…customid=&ext={NUMBER}&item={NUMBER}

The changed link will be used in (8b) below.

(6) Log in to your Administrative Control Panel (ACP) of your phpBB3 forum and click on the the Posting tab on the top menu…

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(7) Click the Add a new BBCode button in the bottom right hand corner…

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(8a) Enter the following in the BBCode usage box:

(8b) Enter the following in the HTML replacement box (Important: Replace ENTER YOUR LINK HERE with your link you added {NUMBER} from (5) above):

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

(8c) Enter the following in the Help line text box:

(8d) Ensure that Display on posting page is checked.

(8e) Click Submit

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

You have now created a new custom BBcode tag [ebay][/ebay] that will appear in the posting editor for you and your phpbb3 forum community members to use.

Make Money with eBay Partner Network on phpBB3

To post an eBay auction item you and your phpbb3 forum members just need to use the [ebay][/ebay] tags and enter the eBay item # of the auction item – Example: [ebay]0123456789012[/ebay]

Be sure to create a “How To Post Your eBay Auction Items” post at your forum with instructions on how your members can use the [ebay][/ebay] tags to post their auction items.

Each time a members posts their eBay auction item, your eBay Partner Network code will now automatically be inserted. You are giving them an opportunity to advertise their auctions and you make money when any members or visitors click through from your forum to bid, purchase or register at eBay.

If this post was helpful please leave a comment letting me know or if you have any questions or need help feel free to ask and I’ll answer any questions or help if I can.

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8 Comments on this post

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    August 16th, 2008 at 6:29 am
  2. Daniel said:

    I read similar article also named to Make Money with Ebay Partner Network on PHPBB3, and it was completely different. Personally, I agree with you more, because this article makes a little bit more sense for me

    August 19th, 2008 at 4:56 am
  3. newmembersforutoo said:

    I just wanted to say Hi because this is the first time I am ever posting on a forum. I do not know if this is allowed or not to post here, but I hope I won’t be banned from me. So be happy for me that I finally achieved posting on a forum after many years of neglect!

    November 18th, 2009 at 10:57 am
  4. glamour images said:

    The only thing I do is just create a specific name for each site to track traffic, commissions, etc. If you only have one site just call it anything you want. Your only keeping track of it. I use no link generator but I insert my campaign IDs into the website.

    December 11th, 2009 at 9:23 am
  5. sebensizlik said:

    I read similar article also named to Make Money with Ebay Partner Network on PHPBB3 ;)

    December 15th, 2010 at 10:08 am
  6. şişme bebek said:

    I found your site on faves.com bookmarking site. ;)

    March 1st, 2011 at 5:29 am
  7. şişme bebek said:

    I just wanted to say Hi because this is the first time ;)

    March 1st, 2011 at 5:31 am
  8. Ecommerce Leeds said:

    I plan to open an ebay business, but I’m in China, though China items are very competitive, but the shipping cost to US market is very high.So I want to find a partner in USA, who can help me establishing a little warehouse and shipping items to customers, thus can save a lot of money and make my items more competitive. I think that will be mutual beneficial for both of us. Where can I find such people?

    October 1st, 2011 at 3:42 am

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