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0zzy's Guide To Making Money With Coupon Sites: Lvl: Uber-Easy

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by 0zzy, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. 0zzy

    0zzy Regular Member

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    Hello Dear Fellas,

    It's been a long time since my last thread so I want to share something very interesting which has helped me make residual money each month.

    Note that this post is being written while listening to DMX - Party UP :cool:

    Before we start, I would like to share with you the situation I believe many of us is in right now, you do keyword research, you find a good keyword with a high CPC and an available EMD domain name so you grab it, you write an unique article, you build a couple of links and you expect to make money!

    Thats where most of us fail, I even did the very same thing, I've literally launched more than 200 sites and they couldn't even make a dime (even for the domain renewal) so I had to shut down the sites and I was thinking how on earth can I make money?

    Lets take a good example which is quite trending right now, COUPONS! Yes basically everyone has a site or two for coupons where, if ranked high can make you quite some nice cash but the problems are

    A) Most of the EMD's are gone for good
    B) Competition is high (competing against other like-minded BHers)
    C) It takes too much time to rank and its not worth our time

    So whats the solution? How can we still make money with the minimum effort and the least investment?

    Let me spill it out, since I know you're excited so far! :) Germans prefer to call it Gutscheine (or gutschein in some cases).

    So for you who haven't grasped it yet, I'm talking about local sites, in specific languages where competition is far less and the money is quite good!

    Since Coupons are hot, that means it will be hot even in Germany, France, Italy, Spain etc!

    The term "gutscheine" is coupons in German so let us have a look over at keyword external tool

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    As you can see the exact searches per month are quite high, so lets see what domain names are available:

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    Can you imagine? Many exact match domains are available and .COM's as well :)

    Lets take a look at the competition in both Google.com and Google.de

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    As you can see the competition is low, meaning you can get the top 3 spot in less than 2-3 months with some good backlinking strategy. I'm not writing about how to get them ranked however if you have questions you can post them below and I will respond to each of them.

    Conclusion

    Now I didn't invent the wheel over here, but I believe I sparkled your minds, your eyes are opened and you are ready to work. You can do this for any country at all, any niche you love, as long as you take action, you will make money!

    I could easily register all those domain names and increase my income but I believe that sharing with the community that has led me to where I am today is much more important so here we are, I want you to register any of those articles, write unique content, add adsense and install the most common seo plugins, ping it, build some links (you have a dozen of services in here or free lists from the Members Downloads)

    If you have any questions you are free to either PM me or write in this thread, hopefully you will find this thread useful :)

    Regards

    0zzy
     
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  2. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Well, thanks for the share but you did 2 mistakes there: you are using the English google which could display different results than the local German one and people don't search using the quotations too often so checking the top10 results with quotations is incorrect.
     
  3. 0zzy

    0zzy Regular Member

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    Hello Junkfood,

    As per the competition, the English results were the same as the German ones that's why I didn't put up two screenshots and as for the quotations, that is done to see the competition, I didn't put it like that as if visitors will search with quotations :)
     
  4. SmileAtmyWins

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    Nice guide, thanks for contribution to the forum. However, you do not actually believe what your signature text says do you?
     
  5. DrEvil123

    DrEvil123 Junior Member

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    1. [Exact] match data in Adwords is the only one worth paying attention to. You may also find that Google is automatically translating that word and also including the word "coupon". Maybe I am wrong, but worth checking as I have had similar happen to a site of mine where Adwords was picking up similar words in the results which had a much higher competition and threw me off completely.
    2. Your method of determining competition is completely incorrect. That only tells you the number of possible competing sites, it does not tell you how strong they are. The result could be "10", but if all those 10 have 1 million high quality backlinks then you will most likely NEVER hit first page. Base your competition on a top 10 analysis from a program like Market Samurai.

    Having said that, it is an interesting method and worth more investigation to determine if the numbers stack up when looking at the metrics in detail :)

    edit: This is what you base your competition on (same keyword as your example):
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  6. 0zzy

    0zzy Regular Member

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    @Smileatmysins

    Thats a phrase said by Tupac Shakur ... lol :)

    @ DrEvil123

    I've tested myself with some keywords in Greek language from which, if you searched the English version in Google.gr, it would turn it automatically as in the greek one.

    As for the second point, you are right however I wanted to emphasize more the fact that by having EMD's you could probably rank on top 3 pages immediately after getting indexed (been there, done that), which means that the competition is not strong. I also agree with the fact that a thorough analysis of top 10 sites would be good to see the competition however, since I provided different keywords, I leave it to the interested members to analyze (of course if they are going to enter those mentioned niches)
     
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    i wouldnt take german trademarks - u will definetly get sued from tchibo and co !

    peace
     
  8. 0zzy

    0zzy Regular Member

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    Any particular cases you know where German trademarks have sued sites which provide coupons?

    Also the idea of this thread is to think out of the box so you can basically use any other country or phrase at all :)
     
  9. Junkfood00

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    There are special policies for affiliate programs if that's what you are using for monetization.
    Usually, trademarks are not allowed to be bid on.
     
  10. zerocoolflo

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    I wanted to start a groupon site.

    But no available cracked theme anywhere... and no money to spend ( 200-400 $ for a good one )... darn

    If anyone knows or has a good cracked theme that can support different payment systems ? Can you share it ?

    Have a nice day
     
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    zerocoolflo Regular Member

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    I wanted to start a groupon site.

    But no available cracked theme anywhere... and no money to spend ( 200-400 $ for a good one )... darn

    If anyone knows or has a good cracked theme that can support different payment systems ? Can you share it ?

    Have a nice day
     
  12. elseque

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    How do you go by getting valid coupons for, say your local restaurants? Do you have to go and talk to them about giving you a personalized voucher in order to place it on your website? Or is there something else I'm missing here?

    Thanks for sparking this idea though, I think it's really interesting :D