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Cool idea to make money online. Has anyone done this?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kgrittner, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. kgrittner

    kgrittner Junior Member

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    I just had an idea to make money online that i've hadn't heard anyone talk about.

    What if.... You create a site that ranks for a good kw and then sell add space to local business to be listed on that page.
    When i worked for a company i saw a site that ranked for a kw that got around 500 hits a month and sold listing to other local companys for $50 a month. And they had over 40 companies on there. This is waaay more than i think anyone could get with adsense or affiliate marketing.

    Plus most of it would be pretty easy in my opinion as they will be local targeted ex: taxismadison.com you could most likely get a .org or other domain that would really help boost you up.

    You could also spin it as a high quality back link and local citation that will help them rank higher for other kw and local listings.

    I've seen it done, now i need to try it for myself.

    I'm going to buy a domain to compete directly with the one i saw that called me to be listed and then contact other companies to be listed there and see what happens.

    Although i think that i will start off offering it at around $5 a month just to cover expenses. I will also offer blog posts to help their rankings and could offer SEO services to them.

    Does anyone have any experience with this or comments about this idea?
     
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    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Actually one of the members of this forum had a case study on the Sam method you are trying to talk.
     
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    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Sure that's a pretty common method, its called selling banner space or ad space. Give it a shot, try with 1 niche. If it works, make 20 websites like that.

    I have no experience in this area, but I guess one of the difficulties will be convincing people that paying to be on your site will bring a good return in terms of money. Make sure you can dazzle them with nice (fake..? ahem.. anyway) traffic stats and stuff, you can even give them 1 month for free with no commitment.
     
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    Selling ad space is easy, but getting natural/quality traffic to the site would be the hard part. Just relying on a few keywords with no active seo/marketing plan isn't enough.
     
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    Don Carlito Regular Member

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    its selling local listings, not banner ads, there is a difference
     
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    It is also referred to as site leasing in some threads if you search around a bit.
     
  8. kgrittner

    kgrittner Junior Member

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    The kw that I want to rank for that is making this company a lot of money is actually an easy KW im outranking them with my own site, and they have the exact match domain.com for it.

    About giving them the stats i think you're right about that. They other company did have a pretty good sales guy contact me with the offer a bunch of times. That would be the hardest part i guess is getting someone to do sales on it. But i think i could do it.


    Thanks for all the useful information, I will be looking into it : )

    Ill let you know how it goes.
     
  9. amIdreaming

    amIdreaming Regular Member

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    did you mean over 40 companies bought ad spaces on a site with 500 hits a month for $50 each? that is over $2k monthly revenue for a site with only 500 hits monthly