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[Challenge] How to monetize an unintentionally funny site

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ButcherPete, May 7, 2012.

  1. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    Sup y'all.

    I've been looking at my own strengths and aptitudes lately to try and find out what kind of method I should use to make money online. I've always been kind of a joker... The funnyman of the group; which brings me to my idea...

    I'm sure we've all seen a website at some point or another that is so ridiculous that it makes you almost piss your pants laughing. Like a political or religious opinion website where someone is espousing opinions so absurd that it makes you crack up (if you want to see an example, go to timecube dot com.) Or maybe a website with laughably bad design (go to serene-naturist dot com for an example of this one)

    Anyway, I think if I put my mind to it, I could make an unintentionally funny website like one of these. I used to waste tons of time on sites like Reddit and various imageboards, so I've seen how just one person posting a link to some funny site can quickly catapult that site to viral status and have it all over the internet in a matter of days. The ultimate question is, can anyone think of a way to monetize a site like this? If someone is going to a site to have a quick laugh, I don't think they'll be in the mood to buy something. My only idea was to put an interstitial ad on the site, but wouldn't the advertiser notice that no traffic from that site is converting into sales and stop placing the ads there?

    I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!