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advice on monetizing site with heavy niche traffic

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by SteamIt, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. SteamIt

    SteamIt Newbie

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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?
     
  2. Solidcloud

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    Two months is a really young website. Keep it for longer then sell it.

    If we let's pretend revenue stays consistent over 6 months at $5 a day or $150 a month.

    Your site would be worth around $3,000.

    However we need to factor in outsourcing article creation because even your time is a cost. On the cheap side is $5 an article. I'm guessing you only post 2-3 articles a week so let's say $60. Plus your hosting fees of around $5.

    Monthly profit $150
    Costs $65

    Net revenue $85

    Now your site is worth around $1,800

    But a lot of people don't price out article creation under expenses so I wouldn't either.

    That's a rough estimate of your websites worth if it was a few month older but there are a lot of factors that I can't include or account for.

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. santx84

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    Hello Have you try using video networks? CPM are the highest of the market (much better than adsense), Let talk maybe i can help you.
     
  4. goldman01

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    I would assume that with this niche your audience has a very specific target demographic and certain cpa offers would probably do really well. Try to get see their demo info and play around a bit.
     
  5. ★WiM★

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    We can help you to monetize it with Mgcash Tools. Do you have images or video content on it? If yes you can monetize them with blur locker - check please
    http://mgcash.com/examples/blur.html . And signup at mgcash.com we will help you