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Best way to monetize a massive amount of images?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by naughtynewell, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    Hey gang,

    I've recently acquired a HUGE amount of adult amateur images (In the vicinity of a million.) I want (well, frankly, need) your advice. What's the best way I can go about monetizing this collection? I'm a whizz with website design as well as scripting and the like, so that's not an issue. My attempts in the past have been somewhat fruitless, all of the following ideas I've used on my blog to no avail.

    - Post galleries of images (some 150 at a time)
    - Post Single images at five minute intervals throughout each day.

    My sole income was intended to be from advertising on my website, but I can't seem to get it off the ground with hits & unique visitors that are clicking the links.

    So, what is the best tact for me to take? Should I look at some other method of monetization? ImgChili, or similar? Or should I keep plugging with my original ideas?

    I'm not looking to make a million bucks straight out (hey, it'd be nice, but you can't have everything) but I would like to see this collection at least pay for my outgoing costs of domain hosting and that sort of thing, a steady trickle of income would be great, but a trickle is a trickle, not the current < 0.01c per day...

    Eagerly awaiting your ideas :)
     
  2. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    Bumpity Boo
     
  3. Raffy

    Raffy Regular Member

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    I don't have a good answer for you but just out of curiosity how did you get a million pics? Scraped?
     
  4. naughtynewell

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    I wrote my own python based scraper which has been running on some major adult image websites for the past few days. The results have been - interesting. :).

    I've also tried the torrent + PPD method over the last few days and they get banned before anyone can seed and get the files...

    Very frustrating.
     
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    Yea im curious as to how you got that many as well. If I were you, I would set up a site (that automaticall posted pictures every day) with CPA adult offers, but it really depends on the "nature" of the pictures. Feel free to share a few here :) haha
     
  6. naughtynewell

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    Haha, won't be sharing. But I can tell you a bit more about my scraper... I custom hand in the "names" of sites that I want to scrape from, image extension I want, and then if required, any other parameters.

    So for example

    Code:
    $ python scraper.py reddit .jpg --subreddits=nsfw, nsfw_gifs, ginger --depth=3 --select=50
    Internally, what this does is hooks into the reddit api, and selects 50 of the most recent posts, it then goes through each one. Checks to see if the original submission was an image, if it was, download it and store it accordingly. The funky part comes when it's not an image - typically on sites LIKE reddit, you might not get an image first up, it could be hidden as a More in Comments style of thing. So the depth parameter handles that. It also has built in gallery acquisition, so if it comes across an imgur album, it'll download the full album. This is where the bulk of my images have come from. I can scrape anywhere between 5k to 10k images an hour if I pick the right subreddits.

    Also - I've just recently built in extensions to *****, but the content there tends to be a bit higgeldy piggeldy so I tend to steer clear a lot of the time.

    I'll admit, I haven't source ALL my images with my scraper, I've got a lot from other sources like archives and stuff. But the majority, and the more up to date stuff has come from scraper.py

    In response to your question, the images are of adult nature ;)
     
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  7. naughtynewell

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    Also - what would you suggest as a method for CPA adult offers? I'm currently signed up to LoadedCash, but I'm a bit hazy on how to go about advertising that on my site. I don't really get how I can get people to click on and sign up to that link...

    To put a fine point on what the images are, they're amateur mostly, so could that perhaps be a avenue to pursue? Getting people to sign up to affiliates with links through the images?
     
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    I don't really see how that relates to having heaps of images. Or are you talking about how to achieve well at CPA?
     
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    It could be just me but if all the images i want to see is readily available for free on the web.
     
  12. naughtynewell

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    Hmm, I don't think I mentioned that I wanted to charge people to see these pictures... Monetization =/= charging people.
     
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    Just set up a few sites (maybe 10) and put 10,000 images on each one, sort them by hair color, and age. And monetize them, over time they will be profitable
     
  14. naughtynewell

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    I see - that seems to be the consensus really... I don't have the time to split them up, they're already semi-organised due to the nature of my scraper, but I just don't have time to go through and check them all to ensure they're in the right place. I'm working with LoadedCash and Chaturbate at the moment to see if I can make some headway there, plus I have plugrush etc for revenue on my actual site.
     
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    Step 1)
    Brand all images - make sure EVERY IMAGE you post has your websites watermark on it.

    Step 2)
    Make about 10-20 tumblr accounts, one for each niche of image.

    Step 3)
    Post all the images on your tumblr accounts so that a new one posts every half hour or so

    Step 4)
    Go to your tumblr blogs and click customize. remove ALL the code form it, and add in an iframe width and height at 100% andd have your site load in it.

    Step 5)
    Make some Bank.

    I have done something similar, I put out about 50 images one day, ATM I am still earning 5-10c a day from them... I can only imagine what 1 mill images would earn...
     
  16. naughtynewell

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    You haven't had any bad experiences with Tumblr closing accounts? I can customize posting up the wazoo, that's not an issue, but most major websites tend to not like spamming accounts with new posts all the time... What purpose does the iframe have? Couldn't I just customize the tumblr theme to include my advertising? But I like the idea.
     
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    I may have a jv proposal if you would like to go down that route
     
  20. naughtynewell

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    PM me mate. Im interested. Let me know what you have in mind