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A Blog About Game Design, My Games And Game Reviews.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by t9s1n2, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. t9s1n2

    t9s1n2 Newbie

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    I've seen you guys are professionals and i'd like some advice:

    If i make a post or two every day, like i have so far will i be able to make minimum wage eventually and how long would it take? I've submitted my blog to dmoz and some blog listings. Can i rely on those?
    Do you think many people would subscribe to a blog like this?
    Is there anything i can do to make the blog more appealing?
    Is it worth it to use any paid services or should i just keep improving my blog and wait?

    randomthingsandgames blog spot
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    T9s1n2,

    You mentioned adding content but I'm not sure you mentioned how your site is monetized. Do you sell games? Are their ads on the site?

    If its ads, the length of time it would take to make minimum wage will vary drastically based upon what you are doing and how much traction you can get and how fast. Also, like any business, driving traffic to a site is an ongoing endeavor and there will be cyclical patterns meaning your income will be uneven.

    You sound like you are doing the right things. The harder you work the faster you will get to your goals.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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  3. SEOWhat

    SEOWhat Regular Member

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    first thing you should do is get a dedicated domain. Maybe start posts where you will drag in readers to develop their own stories for games or contribute their own opinions about characters in game.
     
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  4. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    i would suggest you move to a dedicated host first and buy a domain

    search for a .98 godaddy/namecheap coupon and register one (if you need i can scrape some domains for your keywords)
     
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  5. t9s1n2

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    I'm doing affiliate marketing for games, using adsense and infolinks.

    If i buy a domain do i have to pay monthly for it?

    What are the advantages to owning a domain? I've found blogspot sites that make a lot of money monthly.
     
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    No you don't pay monthly for a domain, but monthly for the hosting costs of the website.

    Owning your own domain makes you seem more professional and legit, something you will need if you are doing affiliate marketing. You need to be able to create a brandable name people can come to and trust, a name must be chosen on how well a person will recognize it, and not based on what you think is cool.

    Adsense is horrible for games, so is infolinks. If you are marketing through Adwords it is the same thing, horrible. YouTube is ok for game returns, but you will need to jump to advertising on niche sites, or even sites like EpicGameAds, GameAdvertising, etc. Your success depends entirely on your budget and how well your sales copy will convert people to sign up or purchase the game.

    I make a comfortable living making games and promoting them and the best advice I can give you is to advertise like crazy on networks like Machinima, Curse, IGN, or even go as far as making partnerships with niche game sites like Gamedev and such. The more exposure and good word of mouth you get for games, the more sales will come in. It comes down to simply psychology and advertising, but it takes money to propel your game into the successful profit zone. The same can be applied to your affiliate marketing of other people's games.