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Help me monetize my new contest, and/or my website

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bobslack, May 1, 2008.

  1. bobslack

    bobslack Newbie

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    Hey everyone.

    I'm new around here, and am quite honestly new to internet marketing. I run a niche website that I've made a little money from with affiliate sales, but I know there has to be a way to make more from it.

    My website gives away free movies and books (legally) to be specifically used on the Nintendo DS, therefore I generate a lot of traffic, and repeat visitors.

    This month I am holding a review writing contest, and am giving away 8 iTouchDS cards (which are needed to use the content on my website with a DS). I am hoping this will generate new content for the website, as well as generate more traffic as well.

    I've tried adsense, but after making my first $100 after 6 month i've about given up. I've also toyed with some other things, like project wonderful, and the ebay affiliate thingy.

    So, now I'm at a loss, anyone have any ideas? From what I can tell my website is relatively popular, but as I said, I'm still new to the whole marketing side of things.

    hxxp://moonbooks.net
     
  2. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    Have you tried CPA Marketing. Knowing your niche (nintendo ds, videogames) I would say your target market is 13-25 years of age (mostly male). Also if you are getting a lot of traffic look other PPC advertising that pay for impressions as well.
     
  3. bobslack

    bobslack Newbie

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    I've not tried CPA marketing. What is a good way to get started?
     
  4. Jax71

    Jax71 Registered Member

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    Tough one, since you are already selling products on the website. First thing I would do is find out more about your visitors. Maybe run some polls on what kind of hard/software they buy and where they buy it. Then you can pick some CPA offers with that.
     
  5. reinrein

    reinrein Regular Member

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    Make a contest where they need to sign up to incentivized cpa offers. If your getting good traffic, you would get quite good from it.
     
  6. havokb8

    havokb8 Guest

    yeah man go ahead and sign up for COPEAC. They have a bunch of offers that pay 1.00-1.50 for an email submit. This means if a user clicks your link and enters their email at the offer page, you will get 1.00-1.50. Put a banner up at the top of your site or something.....Try to find one that caters do your demographic.