I've released the first paid option for promoting products on SaaSHub → featured products. It's a flat price of $99/month. By subscribing a product to a featured listing, it will be promoted on the homepage and relevant product and category pages.
Given the popularity of SaaSHub as of now - 25-30k visits per month, a product won't receive heaps of referrals instantly but rather a slow influx of targeted users.
If I have to compare this option with the paid one of BetaList ($700 / week => 250 estimated clicks ), I'd say that SaaSHub will bring the same amount of users but much more targeted. On the whole, it is an excellent marketing option for products with a user lifetime value of $100 or more.
My initial target is reaching 100 products with a paid featured listing. Let's see how it goes.