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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Kafka Tamura, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Kafka Tamura

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    Hey guys!

    This is my first post here, I'm a software engineer with a lot of experience in both freelancing and full time enterprise development. I decided I would like to have some passive income perhaps later, only work from home. I've started to work on a site which crawls images from popular sites and hotlinks them to my site, which will offer a like functionality (for collecting your fav photos), and also an upvote option so the front page will be full of nice selected images (In the world of free porn the quality is the thing which is the most important imho). This is the goal for the MVP, also it will be a site primarily for images in the beginning.

    The backend of going to be written in Spring (REST api) and the frontend will be implemented with Angular1 + bootstrap (mobile first).

    What do you guys think? Does anyone have a similar experience?

    I'm willing to share everything since I believe: For succes, 1% is the right idea and 99% is execution.

    Thanks for reading,
    Kafka.
     
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    With fapping dollars will not roll in ;D
     
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    What do you recommend for monetization? I dont want just another low quality site, also this is a hobby project so I'm glad to experiment and lose some money on hosting.
     
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    Well, if you want make HQ adult site. Then the most profitable thing would be having niche based full HQ videos, images are much less popular. Also note - without huge traffic, huge amount of pages (hundreds of thousands) it's just waste of time. I have tried adult 8 years ago, I had 1k/day visits, which resulted in $90 affiliate income. Which is big waste of time. Conversion rates and banner ctr is very very low. ;)
     
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    Better make e-commerce project, it's hot and gives real money. :)
     
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    What do you recommend, if adult doesn't work? Where can I benefit the most from my development experience?

    Just saw your reply, what kind of e-commerce are you thinking about? Starting a webshop perhaps?
     
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    ecommerce platforms are very good traffic generators. Shops are also good ones.
     
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    Can you give some more exact recommendations?

    I can set up a magento based web shop with paypal payment in a weekend. I was thinking about ordering some cheap bijou from ebay, create a photoshoot, uploading the cheap items, with cool photos on my website and selling it with a hefty profit. The advertisement could probably be done on automated tumblr & instagram accounts for teenagers.

    The only thing I'm clueless about is the legal stuff and the tax.
     
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    This sounds like a business anyone can do, I don't really want to go into a business where I cannot use my skills.
     
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    Your imagination is only limit, so go figure how can you use the skills with this one. :)
     
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    Hi, good luck! I am also struggling with using my developer skills. It is a good headstart with the automation part, but the lack of IM skills hurt badly.
     
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    Thanks man, what kind of project are you working on? Why would the lack of the IM skills hurt? If the site is running I can show it here and get recommendations.
     
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    Adult network.

    What I meant is that as a developer it was quite easy to get a site up and running with the basic functionality, but I also immediately got stuck at that point as I had no idea how to get traffic or monetize it.

    But you are right, I have been lurking here since then to get some insight and learn about IM.
     
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    I think you can post in forums which are popular in your niche for insight, also free traffic and backlinks. To be honest, I wouldn't try to monetize it in the first few weeks/months, just get as much traffic as possible to see if your site even good the way it is.

    Would you mind pm-ing me your sites link? or even share it here?

    Also what kind of development experiences do you have?
     
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    I am trying out several techniques and paid services to get an idea of well... everything. To see what ranks better, what brings more real traffic, etc.

    I am aware that I should not focus on the monetization with a young site and domain, so I am going to stop those efforts for now.

    I will share the URL once I get through the draft phase of the website, which should be any day now. I will make sure to PM you.
     
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    @Turhan

    $26 for that complete site? That is cruel, programming skills have just started to feel worthless. :D
     
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    I currently have no plan for growing the site (maybe some automated comments on porn sites under videos or youtube with shortened urls), my current goal is showing quality content. I think after a while people will just, come. I dont need to monetize it early as possible.

    My name is obviously from the book, haven't seen anyone here with their real name. It's good to see that there are well read people here. :)
     
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    Its 2,034*26$ programming is still the best way to go ;)