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Best Way To Monetize a music blog

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by covertkemist2.0, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. covertkemist2.0

    covertkemist2.0 Registered Member

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    so I run a music blog on the side with one of my good friends purely for fun and want to monetize the site. Since I have links to download my songs, may of which are copyrighted so I believe adsense is out. Anyone have methods that have worked in the past?
     
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    I work in this niche too and get 4k visitors a day - non-grey ways to monetize that I've found work successfully:

    - Standard adsense / DFP: CPC is low but CTR is good, I average 1.5%+
    - Affiliate links through to buy the music: half decent, but most people want illegal downloads
    - Pre roll videos etc can bring some income, not loads though unless you have decent video delivery via a custom player

    Generally, I find just drive more traffic and keep it simple with adsense works for me, other ad networks just don't have enough advertisers to want the niche traffic, and often euro traffic.

    One of my close associates is more focussed on doing releases and offering downloads of promos from artists, they get more traffic (10k+ a day) and took the move to set up their own ad network across that site and some download ones they have, it's worked well for them as they can get a much better rate for CPC/CPM, but also it takes 2 people a full time job to negotiate ads and keep on top of things.
     
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    Blakester Power Member

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    I have created a product related to music not long ago and you can promote by clickbank. you can check out my thread that i made if you wish
     
  4. covertkemist2.0

    covertkemist2.0 Registered Member

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    adsense doesn't frown upon links to illegal downloads?
     
  5. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

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    music is a volume traffic business. you need lots of it to make $$$.
    reason is, the product itself is 99 cents per unit. people just go to itunes.
    your cut is a nickel. big deal.

    you are better off finding affilliate arrangements to companies that sell music equipment which has a higher cost per unit than music itself.
     
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    HatIsBlacked is right, the music cost is mostly 99 cents or even less, what you could do though is putting up Amazon links with complete albums instead of singles, this will bring in some more money but it's still not that great if you don't have a huge amount of traffic to your site.
     
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    G56Ace Newbie

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    If only Spotify had an affiliate program, you could really monetize your website well.
     
  8. covertkemist2.0

    covertkemist2.0 Registered Member

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    yeah that would be ideal
     
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    Yeah anything related to music niche would make you some decent $$$.but be creative....
     
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    When you are having problem in the copyright matter then you should just avoid those songs and go for those are free and also very popular.
     
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    Music is a broad niche, maybe on songs is small cut but you can promote DJ equipment, cd players, sound systems and other items related to music. Also you can record your own mixes or rent DJ to do the work for you and to sell mixed cd's for your price, 10 usd/cd or something.
     
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    Good workable methods given.
     
  13. covertkemist2.0

    covertkemist2.0 Registered Member

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    gonna start with adsense then get that music oasis offer going. thanks for all the help
     
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    I think adsense is the best way to start earning with your blog.