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Could use some advice on how to monetize my unique adult site

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by Spanish Fly, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Spanish Fly

    Spanish Fly Registered Member

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    First and foremost, HELLO. While I am new to this forum, I am not new to forums in general. I found this place via Google and it seemed like a good place to pick some brains.

    I own an adult website that is dedicated to boosting the morale of our troops. Basically, men & women submit pics and messages for the troops. I have a Twitter account for the website that has over 20K followers and a Facebook account with a little over 2300. In the last 30 days we've had over 145,000 hits with over 21,000 unique visitors. We have PlayBoy Live models, MyFreeCams models, SuicideGirls, Chivettes, random girls, and couples sending in pictures to motivate our troops. Even Jason Babin (NFL/Jacksonville Jaguars) posted a pic for the ladies. We also have a great relationship with a HUGE HUGE HUGE adult website (worth over $55 million) that we work with on occasion to promote/market patriotic contests and such. They have featured us on their site 4 times thus far. I have a large military following and receive lots of fan mail from our deployed soldiers which I also put on the site. I also receive fan sign pics where women write the name of my website on their body (usually across their chest).

    I am not running any ads on the site which explains why I have not made a dime off of it yet. I do not want the website to turn out like most other adult sites do with pop-up ads selling penis pills and what have you. I ran a banner for an adult dating site for about a month which didn't work out so well for me so I deleted it. I've been thinking about turning my site into a membership site since most of the content is new/fresh and made specifically for the troops. However, I fear that in doing so I will drive away a lot of my traffic/unique visitors.

    Any thoughts? Ideas? Thank you in advance. I won't spam the page with "THANK YOU's" after each reply. Just know that I appreciate it.
     
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  2. reallife

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    You have to decide what your goal is. If your goal is to monetize the site, you're *going* to drive away a lot of your traffic. You could put some PPC ads on the site and make a few bucks, but if you're really trying to make money on it, you'll have to live with the fact that there is going to be a downside (losing all the freeloading traffic). If, on the other hand, your goal is really just to boost the morale of the troops, and revenue isn't really that important, than either follow through on what you're currently doing, or add a few ads to make a few cents on the side.
     
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  3. Spanish Fly

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    The initial intent was purely to boost troop morale in a unique way. However, with the amount of traffic I've been receiving I've decided that I wouldn't mind making a little extra cash here and there. Hard times, sequestration, I eat a lot... excuses excuses. Do you have an recommendations on ads? I want to keep the site classy... or as classy as one could get with an adult site. I've considered Adult FriendFinder but they are so maintstream now that it seems unlikely to spark interest since it can be found on every other site.
     
  4. Commoner

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    Hi, you do have a great website and definitely seeking alternative source of income.
    To kick start, why not place a donation button to monitor the site's popularity and sincere clients, thereafter update here and share with us :)

    Hope it helps
     
  5. Spanish Fly

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    I've had a DONATE button up for a while now. Still nothing. :/
     
  6. reallife

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    Keeping it "classy" and still making money is going to be quite difficult. If it isn't too offensive to what you're looking for, try dating or cams programs - the best revenue alternatives in adult these days.
     
  7. Spanish Fly

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    I made an account with JuicyAds earlier this morning and put an ad on my site. So far its made $1.01

    I'll look into the cams. Thanks. :)
     
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    JuicyAds was what I was going to suggest before you said "classy." Good luck with it.
     
  9. Spanish Fly

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    Ha! Thanks. Classy may seem out of reach for what I am trying to accomplish. I found out about it while browsing this forum.
     
  10. Spanish Fly

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    So far, I've made a little over $8.00 with JuicyAds. Nothing with Chaturbate or Meendo, yet. I'm going to stick with these 3 and ride it out for a while. Thanks!
     
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    Search over the forum and you will find many proven money making methods !
     
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    Ha! Thanks. Classy may seem out of reach for what I am trying to accomplish. I found out about it while browsing this forum.
     
  13. Spanish Fly

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    UPDATE: I've made $15.23 in 14 days so far with JuicyAds. $.10 with Meendo. Nothing with Chaturbate.
     
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    If I were you I'd charge 99 cents per member per month and $10 lifetime. You could make six figures over some time. I dont see this as a million dollar type of site but hey who am I?
     
  15. Spanish Fly

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    In 26 days... I'm now averaging 1700 daily unique visitors and have made a total of $39.75 with CrakRevenue and JuicyAds.

    I took down the Chaturbate but will eventually put it back up... or at elast some other cam site and try the RevShare
     
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    1700 daily unique visitors plus your regulars? Thats is pretty good. A small membership fee of a dollar "To Help Maintain The Site" would bring in some tasty revenue. For every 1% of the visitors that decide to pay it will generate $17 a day. Not bad!!
     
  17. Spanish Fly

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    Update: JuicyAds is kind of slow. I only run one JuicyAd ad on my site now and will leave it there until I hit the minimum payout of $50 at which time I will remove my account with them. I'm currently at $39.58 (since 12/09). CrackRevenue, however, is doing pretty good. I put a few ads of theirs on my site on Dec 27. In (almost) one month I've made $73.00. Most of the money comes from Cam sites affiliated with my affiliate links. I haven't put Chaturbate back on my site yet. It's on the to do list. I threw the whole "keeping it classy" idea out the window. Money is money. As long as I don't deviate from the point of my site (to motivate the troops) then I'm fine.

    Stats for the last 30 days:
    217,774 hits
    71,691 pageviews
    33,135 unique visitors

    Twitter: 22,181 followers
    Facebook: 2,575 likes

    To do:
    I made a Tumblr account. I'm too busy to mess with it right now but I'm trying to find a way to have everything I post and RT on Twitter to feed to Tumblr. Also, I may watermark all of the images on my site to put "As seen on *mysite*" so hopefully that generates more traffic. I need to figure out Reddit as well. I'm not really ranking on Google or anything. Most of my traffic comes from Twitter.
     
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  18. Bostoncab

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    I dont have anywhere near your traffic and was doing pretty well with the juicy ads popunder and mobile redirect. Are you using those at all or just the ppc ad?
     
  19. Spanish Fly

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    I haven't tried the popunder or the mobile. Its been all ppc. I get annoyed when I go to someones site and popunders just pop up so that's the main reason I haven't tried it. Same thing goes with the mobile redirect. So, whats "pretty well"? It may be worth a shot I suppose.
     
  20. Spanish Fly

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    I added the WhiteLable Chaturbate Affiliate link/page on my site today. I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
     

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