advice on monetizing new site with heavy niche traffic

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  1. SteamIt

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    Hi guys, new here, but longtime web developer/marketing.

    On a whim, about two months ago I started a political/conspiracy website & connected Facebook groups. Without getting any more specific, it's a niche site and has taken off way beyond what I expected, and growing daily.

    Stats:
    avg 17,000 hits/month
    98.01% American traffic
    83.9% of visitors are ages 45-older
    around 1:10 average time spent on site per visit
    around 6,000 audience on social

    I currently have Adsense implemented. I'm making an average of $4-6 a day from it (not evenly, it goes from $3 one day to $9 another day, not sure why).

    I've started building an email list by harvesting comment emails & an opt-in, no strategy in mind but I figured I better set up the system while I figure it out. However I am not really sure the best way to go from here.

    I spend maybe 15-30 minutes a day writing content, putting a few links out there, moderating comments, building the list.

    I've thought about just selling the site, but don't even know where to arrive at a valuation. I'd also be open to keeping the site if it's able to be further monetized.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Change your ads placements
     
  3. SteamIt

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    I've been experimenting with that, I think I've found the optimum placement for now, I'm more interested in methods other than Adsense.
     
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    CB has a few doomsday type products. Should try offering those.
     
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    CB? I'm really new to this. What's that?
     
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    He's referring to Clickbank

    http://www.clickbank.com/

    It's an affiliate marketplace
     
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    You could sell books or conspiracy related items.