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best way to monetize a joke website

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  1. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    I started a joke website a few months ago and its got about 18 tabs of various types of joke, your momma, redneck etc.
    I started it and pretty much forgot about it.

    I just checked my stat counter and to my surprise I'm getting about 30 hits a day, and almost all of them are staying and viewing a lot of my content :)
    about 30% is from mobile devices, mostly Ipad/ and androids.

    What would be a decent way to try to monetize this?
    I am poor and have no money to invest in it though, but it has a .com of 6 letters.
    I am assuming this might be something I should devote some time into, considering all I have done was build it and create a FB page for it, I think the only back link it has is the FB page.
    and its actually ranking for 4 of the keywords and people are interested in the content :)

    Thanks in advanced.
     
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    1. Create different e-books on dirty jokes :)D), Blondy jokes and all that. Create different sites for them (Squeeze page) and put on banners on your sidebar linking to the squeeze pages. Make sure they have to opt-in to get the jokes. You can later send them emails selling other e-books on jokes/Comedy DVD's from Amazon/Coupons etc.

    2. Create an Android+iPhone app. Try to make it as much popular as possible on both Android+iPhone marketplace.

    3. Keep doing SEO :D

    Cheers.
     
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  3. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    I like the android app idea, so what do you do, give it free and hope to make money of ads?
    Not sure how apps work to generate income.
    I assume my apps would be in like a mini version of my joke site?
    a blonde joke app, a redneck joke app.

    I am not too sure about the ebook thing, would people really pay for an ebook of jokes, when there are tons and tons of joke sites, perhaps ebooks on something else of interest, usually those searching for jokes online, could be at parties or a bar, so maybe a drink recipe or snack recipe ebook.

    at first I thought tht ebook idea wasn't good, but yet it is :)
    thanks.

    can you explain more about how apps generate income or then if you charge them for them?

    thanks again
     
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    Sometimes apps have small ads on the bottom or top. Another thing that you could do is have people watch videos to unlock "VIP jokes area".
     
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    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    interesting, glad I asked.
    Not sure how vids would make me money, but I do have a YT cartoon channel I started, I used goanimate to make a few cartoons, so I could possibly get some hits by adding them.
    how would I make money off vids other then through YT?
     
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    The videos are advertisements, on my iPod, they are usually for other apps, or sometimes a website. I assume that they work the same way as other ad services, pay by the click or impression.
     
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    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    awesome, will look into it, gave thanks to all that helped